Issue 97, Summer 2019

Gather Together for Indigenous Day Live 2019

By Janice Tober, APTN Communications Freelancer On the afternoon of Saturday, June 22, the sound of drums first breaks the quiet anticipation of the crowd. Voices rise in traditional song as Indigenous dancers make their grand entrance. A cascade of colour, sound and movement invites everyone to join in. And they do. Kids run around the grounds, check out a traditional Indigenous game and learn a few words of Ojibwe. ... Read More »

Editor’s Message

“All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. If it were not for the sun, there would be darkness and nothing would grow – the earth would be without life.” – Okute, Teton Sioux Summer is upon us, bringing with it the promise of warmer weather, longer days and a season of abundance—a time of reflection, of gratitude and celebration. Around this ... Read More »

Up Close and Personal with Actor Lorne Cardinal

If you’ve ever watched the Emmy-nominated comedy Corner Gas, you may recognize Lorne Cardinal who played Sgt. Davis Quinton, an overly-sensitive police officer who is one of only two police officers in the small town of Dog River. Like many Canadians of my generation, I am familiar with CTV’s Corner Gas  and I was really looking forward to speaking directly with the multi-talented actor and director. I was pleasantly surprised when he walked ... Read More »

2019-2020 Miss Indian World – Cheyenne Kippenberger

“On the evening of Saturday, April 27, 2019, before a sold-out crowd of 10,000+ attendees, including a record 3,600+ registered dancers, Cheyenne Kippenberger, 23, was crowned the 36th Miss Indian World.” – Gathering of Nations A  member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Cheyenne Kippenberger was one of 17 contestants competing for the prestigious title. She impressed the judge’s panel throughout the four-day competition, and as a result she is ... Read More »

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Serves Up Modern Indigenous Cuisine

Across Canada, museums and art galleries are using their restaurants’ menus to provide guests with an immersive educational experience that goes beyond historic displays and gallery spaces. At Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park in Alberta, Canada, visitors discover the rich cultural heritage of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation and its people at this eco-friendly museum through immersive experiences, such as tipi sleepovers, and through its dining room. Chef Sandra Broad Scalplock draws from the region’s ... Read More »

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