Identity

  • Privileged

    Nitumie ka-mia mbili,” Mom texts. I roll my eyes. But I send her the $200 immediately.

  • ‘Write your own story’

    Liz Howard is a renowned writer of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage. Her debut poetry collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, was the winner of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, and her second collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, made the 2022 short list. 

  • PROFile: ‘Everyone has a story to tell’

    Originally from Toronto, Robyn Flisfeder moved to Winnipeg with her husband Matthew and their two children in 2016.

  • City briefs

    Disarm, Defund, Dismantle// New Indigenous Orientation Toolkit// Culture Days in downtown Winnipeg// Advance voting at specific polling stations// U of W closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation// Indigenous, political leaders sign healthcare anti-racism declaration

  • Arts Briefs

    Indie across the Prairies// Taking Reel Pride// Métis experiences in residential schools// Going baroque// Fall supper harvests support// Honouring Truth and Reconciliation

  • Refusing to walk the line

    The outlaw, the desperado, the Man in Black: some of country music’s most prominent figures have defined themselves by living life on the fringe and answerin’ to nobody.

  • Greater than the sum of its arts

    Should you wander near Provencher during the night of cultured revelry that is Nuit Blanche, you may find yourself in an ethereal space where the boundaries between art and aesthete are blurred.

  • Serving face this fall

    While the University of Winnipeg (U of W) is home to a number of diverse groups and clubs, there has never been one specifically devoted to drag.

  • The slow movement

    A cultural shift is slowly working its way into society. Promoting connection to people, community, oneself and food, followers of the slow movement advocate for a deliberate and unhurried way of life.

  • Stigmata: stigma’s origin in religious ecstasy

    The word “stigma” comes from a Latin word meaning that a person is marked or branded.

  • Reactivating Indigeneity at the former fur-trade post

    An Indigenous resurgence requires the acknowledgement of the pre-colonial history behind places and spaces.

  • Mercury goes retrograde in Libra

    Do your best to avoid jumping to conclusions or gossiping. 

  • Queer and trans playwriting unit first of its kind

    A consortium of theatre companies across Canada are collaborating to create the National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit (NQTPU). A first of its kind in Canada, the initiative encourages 2SLGBTQ+ theatre artists in their early to mid-career stages to submit their work for consideration before July 5. Five Canadian artists will be chosen to participate in the program that begins in September. 

  • Mercury connects with Saturn

    Mercury connects with Saturn on Thursday, April 7, at 9:37 A.M.

  • Transitioning in the pandemic

    Last week on Transgender Day of Visibility, Statistics Canada posted the 2021 census data on trans and non-binary identities to Twitter. Ironically, since the census is completed by one person of the household – for families, usually a parent – this doesn’t account for all the trans and non-binary people whose gender identity was miscategorized, either because they aren’t out or because their gender identity isn’t respected.

  • Social diagnosis

    Since TikTok’s rise in popularity, many have applauded the algorithm that feeds viewers content tailored to their interests. With more popularity comes more content covering different topics and specialists who have found a space to educate others, including through videos talking about mental health.

  • Crispy fried mushrooms

    These mushrooms are so flavourful and crunchy!

  • Against caution

    Recently, I took one of my procrastination plunges into YouTube and watched the latest video from my favourite channel, Oh Stephco!

    In it, Stephanie, a Black woman in her late 30s, gives frank and funny anecdotes about navigating a world that does not always value her.

  • PROFile: Adopting Indigenous philosophy

    Prior to completing her PhD, Romanow finished a master’s in economics and then worked with a tribal council on economic development. From there, she went into consulting with First Nations in Manitoba and across Canada.

  • Pinoys on Parliament

    Organizers of Pinoys on Parliament, a national youth-led leadership conference by and for Filipino-Canadians, are busy preparing for this year’s event, which will take place at the end of May. This annual conference features workshops, panel discussions, talks and other events covering a wide range of topics.

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