Through the language we can bring healing to our people.

Through the Language we can bring healing to our people. Tansi/Kwe, As a First Nation, Inuit, and/or Metis individual, what priorities would you bring to the forefront of Turtle Island in order to bring healing, renewed relationships, positive action and revitalization of our diverse cultures? This question was at the heart, spirit and intent of…

Naicatchewenin First Nation

As the open road warmly embraces three generations of dancers, Treaty 3 territory smiles right back as we whisk our vehicle through curvy roads bordered with lakes, treetops and far open lands. Headed to the beautiful little community of Naicatchewenin First Nation for their 40th annual Powwow celebrations. Just a month prior I was in…

Reminiscence of the Miss Indian World Contestant experience.

The days of April 25th – May 1st and those leading up were a pure whirlwind that took my world by its roots and nourished them with adoration; a whirlwind that took me to new heights and greater understanding and respect for the world around me. An unforgettable experience that consisted of adrenaline highs, altitude…

A Start to Twenty Seventeen

Happy New Year to you ,where ever you are in the world! I'm a little late to the game but better late than never to celebrate a brand new year amiright? To celebrate this new year, you have probably already noticed but I have relaunched my website, which is now http://www.anishanaabe.com! I was very excited…

Winnipeg’s Local Racial Inclusion Summit

Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Centre of Canada and the heart of the prairies. Thriving and bustling with multiculturalism, diversity, economic gain and industry progress. A meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. However . . . Winnipeg, Manitoba was also given the title of the most racist city in all of Canada while segregation and…

Hoop Dance Portraits

During the spring of 2015 I had the privilege and wonderful opportunity to visit the Avenue Photography Studio in the east side of Winnipeg, Manitoba owned by the creative founder, Robert Dearden. We had the chance to collaborate together in order to capture some shots of dance and "indigenized" portraits. I was very grateful for…

Cottage Living – Betula Lake, MB

 Summer hasn't gone yet folks! I suggest (if you haven't already), planning a visit to a cabin or cottage for however long you are able too. For me personally it's a very invigorating and detoxifying way to escape the city hustle and bustle for a while. Bonus points if your spot is right on the…

Music Festival Season

Music Festival season is upon us and it's glorious. The summer heat mixed with the satisfying sounds of music flowing into our ears. Giving us that sense that every little thing is going to be fine, reality forgotten. The exhilarating feeling of unity as every individual around you embodies the same vibes, flowing into their…

What Does National Aboriginal Day Mean To You?

Every year on June 21st, National Aboriginal Day is celebrated in Canada. Now, I always tend to get completely cliche and exclaim that every day is "Aboriginal Day" for us as Indigenous people across North America because we live our realities, our cultures and celebrate our "Indigenousness" every day. As for me, this year feels…

Summer Season – Fav Place In Winnipeg, MB!

I was recently challenged by EventBrite to participant in their Hometown Hunt online project and share one of my favourite local places during the summer season. I thought this would be a great opportunity to promote our little hometown city known as Winnipeg, MB and spotlight one of my favourite areas to visit and a…