Unveiled this past summer, the twelve new cabins at Haida House on Haida Gwaii—the remote, emerald archipelago off the coast of British Columbia—look out onto the Hecate Strait, 1,30 kilometres of open water stretching to the mainland.
For the duo behind wellness company Nuez Acres, pecans are more than a snack. The Mexican and Canadian Indigenous-owned wellness brand in Langley, B.C., brings layers of history and tradition to its pecan oil formulas.
Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth celebrates Western heritage, culture, and community spirit, including that of local Indigenous groups.
Jenn Harper started Cheekbone Beauty in 2016 because she had a dream. “Sometimes I say that people interpret it as a vision because I’m Indigenous, but it was an actual dream—a crazy dream about all these Native girls covered in lip gloss, laughing. It was joyful,” Harper says.
As a filmmaker and Indigenous artisan, Kunuk has been a regular in the winners circle since his 2001 debut feature film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner).
In a global society, we need to be mindful of how we incorporate these traditional and richly significant cultural fashions. “It’s not appropriate for someone outside the culture, who isn’t a chief or matriarch or dancing on behalf of one, to wear a Chilkat or Naaxiin ceremonial robe, because the pieces are for a specific use and there’s something sacred about them,” O’Brien says.
What sets Martínez apart is his effort to disrupt the problematic food systems that have left out the voices of the farmers. He focuses on sustainable practices that include minimizing food waste, sourcing ingredients seasonally, and employing indigenous and local growers.
At Thunderbird Café, Gabriel, Breault, and their colleagues work with ingredients sourced from cultivators who understand the historical relationships between Indigenous plants and peoples.
Electronic trip-hop singer-songwriter Iskwé (pronounced “iss-kway”) is finding her music is sparking conversation.