Identity

  • Lost and found again

    Barb Bottle and Briony Haig aren’t afraid to ask the big questions.

  • Out of the closet and into the streets

    The term “safe space” can be traced back to lesbian and gay bars in the 1960s.

  • City briefs

    Volunteer at Festival du Voyageur// CF Polo Park development plan// Millennium Library to reopen Monday// Provincial campaign to end school absenteeism// Affordable Indigenous housing coming to Young Street// First Nation-led feasibility study expected in March

  • ‘Trying to make Black History Month 365 days in a year’

    There’s more to celebrate this February than just Groundhog Day or the successful passage through another dreary January.

  • Winnipeg lesbians and their ‘ring of keys’

    Alison Bechdel, a lesbian graphic novelist, published her memoir Fun Home in 2006, where she both processes her grief over her dad’s death and notes moments where she comes face-to-face with her dad’s queerness and her own budding sexuality.

  • Pleasure is power

    I first wrote about pleasure activism in September of 2020 for my first Mother of Goo column.

  • City briefs

    Treaty knowledge centre opens at The Forks// Record numbers for pedestrian fatalities// De-escalating violent situations workshop// Initiative to increase campus safety and awareness// First Nation-led committee to study feasibility of landfill search// Freedom Convoy reunion confusion

  • City briefs

    Treaty knowledge centre opens at The Forks// Record numbers for pedestrian fatalities// De-escalating violent situations workshop// Initiative to increase campus safety and awareness// First Nation-led committee to study feasibility of landfill search// Freedom Convoy reunion confusion

  • 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.

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