Happy Pride Month!
In case you missed it, here is the link to the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Stories Not Told: Let’s honour Annie Pootoogook’s profound work, legacy and life. But let’s also talk about Inuit art as an industry, and who is left out of institutional reconciliation
“I see stripping as one of the many ways I exercise body sovereignty…I was an “early bloomer” and suffered hypersexualization from men who are pretty much like the customers I see at work. The difference is I’m now getting paid for being catcalled and objectified, and I can then use that money on the very things those men complain about in CBC Indigenous article comment sections: land defense efforts, anti-cultural appropriation campaigns, grassroots outreach programs, my law degree that will help me eventually support other Indigenous people in suing Canada for its human rights violations against nations everywhere”, writes Jacq Pelland.
You Want Our Art but Not Our People: Dressed in regalia to support their kin at the 2019 Whitney Biennial opening, a group of NDNs experience art-world militarization first-hand
A wonderful comic: “How to Draw a Horse” by Emma Hunsinger
“Transmisogyny feels like the empty space along the highway, surrounding everything in the world and briefly visible in the headlights of my writing but never contained. Infinite, stretching between my body and the sky, drowning me. Whatever I say or don’t say, it always defines the limits of my love”, writes Gwen Benaway.