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.

Paulina Alexis is Reservation Dogs’ breakout star

It didn’t take long for Reservation Dogs to secure Hollywood’s stamp of approval. In the year since its debut, the FX dramedy—which is co-created by Oscar-winner Taika Waititi—has clinched a Peabody, a Golden Globe nomination and an Independent Spirit Award for best ensemble cast. The team itself is an entertainment industry anomaly, though: every single one of the show’s writers and actors is Indigenous—including fan favourite Paulina Alexis.

How Top Chef Canada's Siobhan Detkavich spends her money

Last year, 22-year-old Siobhan Detkavich became the youngest chef—and first Indigenous woman—ever to compete on Top Chef Canada. This summer, she’ll be back in the kitchen as the chef de partie at Mission Hill Winery in B.C. Detkavich spent a little more than usual this week, just for fun. For someone who cooks, I’m weirdly okay with eating the same thing every day. This week’s meal prep involved ground turkey, sweet potatoes, broccoli, apples and oranges, all of which I bought at Costco ($100)
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