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Six Miles from the Mouth of the River

I have the fuzziest recollection of the first time I heard a land acknowledgement, likely at an artist talk at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2016 or so. I would’ve been around thirty-five years old, and when the event host recited the acknowledgement, I was…confused. It turned out that this was my first of many land acknowledgements I would experience. They would roll out time and time again, in educational, entertainment and sporting spaces, gaining steam over the last decade.

Indigenous Weaver Naiomi Glasses Is Ralph Lauren’s First Artist in Residence

Southwestern-inspired patterns have been a staple of Ralph Lauren’s iconic designs for more than 56 years, born out of the designer’s fascination with Native American craftsmanship. On December 5, the homage is about to become way more authentic. In a deeply meaningful move towards collaboration, Ralph Lauren unveiled the first drop of a capsule collection made through its inaugural Artist in Residence program, starting with the renowned seventh-generation Diné weaver and textile artist Naiomi Glasses.

Celebrated author Michelle Good expands the conversation about colonialism in new nonfiction work - Quill and Quire

Since her debut novel, Five Little Indians, was released in 2020, Michelle Good has received hundreds of emails from people thanking her for opening their eyes to the residential school experience. One woman even apologized for being a racist all of her life, and she wrote that reading Good’s book – which humanizes five young adults as they navigate life post-residential school – had changed her into a better person.

How Two Young Climate Activists Are Tackling Water and Food Insecurity Across North America

With a name derived from the Lakota tribe’s historical Tokala Society—a group of warriors who showed bravery and leadership from a young age—Tokala is a photography series spotlighting the next generation of BIPOC climate activists. Here, in part three, meet two activists working on the eastern shores of Canada and the US to improve water and food security within their own communities and far beyond.
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