The Power of Indigenous Filmmaking: A Spotlight

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Indigenous filmmakers use their art as platforms to reclaim Indigenous humanity and to validate their struggles on a wider stage. The three films in this post, all of which are directed by Indigenous women, explore Indigenous experiences in exciting new ways.  TW: Discussions of colonial violence, including residential schools and MMIWG2S.  The recent recognition of…

An Interview With Nisha Patel

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Cover image credit from the City of Edmonton Nisha Patel is a University of Alberta alumni and among many accomplishments is the author of the poetry book Coconut. Additionally she was also the eighth poet laureate of Edmonton and has co-founded a local and Edmontonion partnership publishing house called Moon Jelly House. On November 19,…

Issues surrounding the Vaccine: Vaccine Inequality and Misinformation

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For nearly 2 years now, we as a global community have been concerned with one thing: the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve gone through the mask debate, the stay-at-home orders, and the transition back to work. However, one thing has been placed as the focal point of current conversation: the vaccine. The vaccine has been a vessel…

The Impact of Food Deserts

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The community grocery store; a place of familiarity for a household at any given time. Your typical grocery store, one that you visit at least once a week, either to get groceries or for the quick last-minute pickup, is a place that has become almost a second home for a lot of people.  While being…