Identity

  • Favourite local grassroots group

    1. Bear Clan Patrol
    2. Winnipeg Police Cause Harm
    3. Mutual Aid Society Winnipeg

  • Time to pretend

    Some people are taking a more practical approach to media escapism, beyond video games or virtual reality.

  • Sex work laws in Canada reek of moralism

    The term “prostitute/prostitution” is used in Canadian law, but the preferred terminology is sex worker/sex work.

  • PROFile: ‘A positive perception of North American Indigenous people’

    Born in Dortmund, Germany, Roland Bohr remembers his mother reading him the biography of Sitting Bull, the Lakota spiritual leader from South Dakota.

  • Courage, defiance and the sea

    Stanley Wany is an Afro-Caribbean artist. His work For Those Who Chose The Sea is a multimedia installation that engages with the past, present and current effects of the transatlantic slave trade.

  • The rising tide of Indigenous Storytellers

    Shortly after confederation, the Red River Resistance saw Indigenous peoples in Manitoba organize and take action for their rights in the face of the Canadian state.

  • The Northern sun also rises

    Forty years ago, Hinode Taiko planted roots in Winnipeg following an inspiring Folklorama performance.

  • ‘A divine collision’

    The mere mention of Greek tragedy may conjure dormant memories of classics courses long past: the dramatic commentary of the chorus, the laundry list of cacophonic names, the scoring from a Mexican progressive rock band.

  • Shattered images

    The invitation arrives misaddressed.

  • The Uniter Speaker Series presents Ryan Beardy

    On Thursday, Nov. 10, local activist and mentor Ryan Beardy will be our featured speaker, discussing issues of colonization and Indigenous men.

  • Critipeg: Rosie

    Plays at Cinematheque from Nov. 11 to 13

  • Academia, ableism, and collective action

    Studies have shown that online learning was difficult for many students. This is not news.

  • Schools aren’t safe

    Earlier this school year, West Kildonan Collegiate announced its “commitment to eliminate vaping and large groups gathering in the washrooms” on campus.

  • Writing on wokeness

    The word “woke” rose to popularity amid growing public discourse around the Black liberation movement.

  • From the Torah to the Seven Sacred Teachings

    Since the early 1900s, Winnipeg’s Jewish community has left an indelible mark on the local arts scene.

  • The kids aren’t alright

    As I write this, the Winnipeg mayoral election day is officially afoot. By the time this is published, we’ll (likely) know our next mayor, city councilors and school trustees.

  • Origin stories: Bif Naked, Canadian Singer

    Born Beth Torbert, Bif Naked talks about her atypical childhood.

  • Reach out. He’ll be there.

    Summer’s gone, which means the time is no longer right for dancing in the street.

  • Leaving no trace

    Local clothing designer Lennard Taylor came into the fashion world by way of passion and an injured knee.

  • Two degrees of separation

    Nothing makes me feel more painstakingly folksy than being a Winnipegger in a large city.

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