Tag Archives: Indigenous

Urban Farming: This Gardener Is Protecting the Future of Indigenous Food

Kirsten Kirby-Shoote had no plan when they booked a one-way ticket from Portland, Oregon to Detroit in 2015. But they knew they would work on a city farm and eventually start one. As part of the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) network, they volunteered on farms for a number of years until they had […]

ABC TV comedy Preppers stars a cohort of brilliant Indigenous actors and a stellar guest star line-up | Mandurah Mail

PREPPERS: ABC TV / ABC iview, Wednesdays, 9.10 p.m. Would They Survive ?: Eryn Jean Norvill, Aaron McGrath, Meyne Wyatt, Jack Charles, Chum Ehelepola, Nakkiah Lui, and Ursula Yovich star in the ABC comedy Preppers. Photo: supplied by ABC TV. With all the hardship the world has faced in recent years – tsunami, forest fires, […]

Indigenous Sámi Win Landmark Case against Wind Power Company

For a country whose fortunes are based on the export of fossil fuels – Norway is one of the leading oil and gas producers in the world – the transition to a green economy is a crucial turning point. Given the growing pressure to cut oil and gas production, the Scandinavian country wants to increase […]

How Indigenous People Use Humour For Survival

The small screen isn’t the only place indigenous people share our joys and jokes – it’s online too. This pandemic was incredibly difficult. Something that has made it harder for indigenous communities is that we are so community minded. Before the pandemic, you couldn’t celebrate a birthday, run to the post office or even live […]

Opinion: Quebec must offer more for Indigenous groups to support hydro export goals

Frozen trees are seen under the Hydro-Quebec power lines on January 31, 2019 in Levis, Que. Jacques Boissinot / The Canadian Press Quebec Prime Minister François Legault’s sudden adoption of wind power in a province whose name is practically synonymous with hydropower is one method. As Hydro-Québec seeks to export its growing electricity surpluses, the […]

Filming commences on new ABC indigenous comedy series PREPPERS

ABC and Screen Australia have announced that the highly anticipated comedy will be filming in Sydney. Preppers. Actor of the all-rounder Nakkiah LuiThe six-part series will air on ABC and ABC iview later that year. All-star cast members, written by Lui and Gabriel Dowrick, include Ursula Yovich (Mystery Road), Chum Ehelepola (The Newsreader), Meyne Wyatt […]

Manitoba Hydro’s impacts on Indigenous lives in the north

Ninety-seven per cent of energy produced in Manitoba comes from hydroelectricity. The vast majority of that energy comes from a string of dams on the Nelson River system in the province’s north. There, a sixth mega dam, known as the Keeyask, is under construction to provide electricity for export to the United States. Manitoba’s hydroelectric […]