Identity

  • Languages speak louder than barriers

    Communication is key to fostering relationships, establishing professional connections and for simple tasks like asking for proper directions to a destination. Learning a new language has become a necessity for many people living abroad, as well as an important means of expression for families with international backgrounds.

  • The curtains are up, and there’s no place to hide

    For many, post-secondary education is a pivotal time in one’s life – a time to make and learn from mistakes without fear of jeopardizing a career.

  • Volunteer-driven

    At a time when industries are finding it extremely difficult to keep their doors open due to staffing shortages, organizations are facing similar challenges recruiting volunteers. This is an issue, as many larger music events and festivals rely heavily on volunteers to operate.

  • Favourite local public art piece

    1. The toppling of the Queen Victoria statue
    2. Bloody Saturday by Bernie Miller and Noam Gonick / Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei (tie)

  • Favourite local comedian

    1. Paul Rabliauskas
    2. Angie St. Mars
    3. Abbie Falvo / Spencer Adamus (tie)

  • Favourite local activist

    1. Mahlet Cuff (Justice 4 Black Lives)
    2. Omar Kinnarath (FF1)
    3. Kayla Fernandes (Vagina Witchcraft)

  • Favourite local achiever over 60

    1. Fred Penner
    2. Gramma Shingoose
    3. Dave Barber

  • Expanding the language of performance

    For the first time ever, the annual Winnipeg-based performance series Art Holm is hosting acts in both spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL). The show ran in person from Nov. 19 to 21 and streams online from Nov. 21 to 28. Art Holm No. 5 features stage artists from a variety of backgrounds and practices.

  • Cheveldayoff remains general manager

    Hockey is central to many Canadians’ notion of national identity. Recent sexual-assault allegations have been the latest indicator of a dangerous side to hockey culture and have rocked the Winnipeg hockey community.

  • Critipeg: The Harder They Fall

    Jeymes Samuel’s American Revisionist Western The Harder They Fall follows outlaw Nat Love and his entourage as he seeks revenge on the man who killed his family.

  • Decolonizing, from Lens to Screen

    The Decolonizing Lens is a Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) initiative to make Indigenous films accessible to the community and foster dialogue between viewers and filmmakers. The latest free screening held by the series on Nov. 24 was Cree-Métis director Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders.

  • Happy Latin ‘Fiestas’

    One of the charms of Latin culture is enjoying the festivities with a lot of chimmys, samba and salsa to the beat of strings. Local jazz group Trio Bembe is familiar with the vibrant music styles from Latin America and are excited to play some pumped-up tunes alongside the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) on Dec. 5.

  • There is a full moon in Taurus on Friday

    The energy is high because there’s a full moon eclipse at 3:27 a.m. on Friday. This is the first eclipse in Taurus of the year, and will tell us about what’s happening over the next year of eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio. The full moon in Taurus is always grounding, but the pressure of events involved in eclipses can be too exciting!

  • Arts Briefs

    A love letter to Jewish mothers// WAFF celebrating 20th anniversary// Exploring the Heart of the Forest// Midnight Review presents ... a new album// The city is still red// Supporting BIPOC filmakers

  • Critipeg: Ste. Anne

    Plays at Cinematheque until Nov. 23

  • Ending homelessness

    On Nov. 2, End Homelessness Winnipeg released the 2021 Interim Street Census. The data for this report was gathered over a 24-hour period from April 21 to 22 of this year and offers a glimpse into houselessness in Winnipeg and the most-impacted demographics.

  • Black contribution in war efforts

    Even though Black Canadians faced resistance as they tried to join the army during the First World War, many were determined to fight for and show loyalty to their country.

  • Revitalizing Indigenous languages and preserving cultures

    As students browse the glossary of undergraduate programs offered at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), they will now see the new Bachelors of Arts in Indigenous Languages program. This program, which is offering three- and four-year degree options, was made available to students in the fall 2021 term.

  • Sex Education season 3

    Streaming on Netflix 

  • Arts brief

    Half Moon Market at the King's Head// Digital jazz//Fresh Blood Project 2// Celebrating women in blues// Royal MTC presents Orlando// Return of the Art Holm

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