Topic: First Nations

Lament for Confederation Speech by Chief Dan George (1967)

On The Dominion of Canada’s 100th birthday, July 1, 1967 Chief Dan George silenced a crowd of 32,000 with his “Lament for Confederation” speech at Empire Stadium, Vancouver BC. Chief Dan George, was an inspiring author, poet, Academy Award-nominated actor and a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet […]

Mahlikah Awe:ri, Black and First Nations Drumtalk Poetic Rapologist

Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml’ga’t Saqama’sgw (The Woman Who Walks In The Light) is a Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi’kmaw Afro-Indigenous drum talk poetic rapologist. Mahlikah can trace her lineage in Canada to Rose Fortune and the 1700’s in Annapolis, Royal, Nova Scotia. Her Grand Auntie was the late Daurene Lewis who was the first Black Woman Mayor in Canada […]

Buffy Sainte-Marie, First Nations Cree Activist, Artist

Buffy Sainte-Marie is an Academy Award-winning First Nations Cree musician, composer, visual artist, educator and social activist. Sainte-Marie expressed in a 2008 interview at the National Museum of the American Indian that she had been blacklisted, along with Native Americans and other native people in the Red Power movements in the 1970s. “I found out […]
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