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Naicatchewenin First Nation

As the open road warmly embraces three generations of dancers, Treaty 3 territory smiles right back as we whisk our vehicle through curvy roads bordered with lakes, treetops and far open lands. Headed to the beautiful little community of Naicatchewenin First Nation for their 40th annual Powwow celebrations. Just a month prior I was in…

My Solo Travel Experience to Cuba

Who embarked on an 8-day journey into the unknown, foreign, Caribbean Island of Cuba all on her own? This gal. But why? “You’re crazy!” The common phrase I’d get from those I told. Well, It all started many moons ago when a dream sprouted from the depths of my inspired and determined mind. Squeezing my…

Exciting Updates!

Tanisi - Hello! Hey, happy hump day! (published on a Wednesday obviously - hopefully this opening line grabbed your attention instead of losing it, because sometimes I think i'm funny and clever when really I'm not). Moving along, I would just like to do a stream of consciousness, a stream of words typed out onto…

Reminiscence of the Miss Indian World Contestant experience.

The days of April 25th – May 1st and those leading up were a pure whirlwind that took my world by its roots and nourished them with adoration; a whirlwind that took me to new heights and greater understanding and respect for the world around me. An unforgettable experience that consisted of adrenaline highs, altitude…

Thoughts from the road – Beginnings of the Miss Indian World Experience!

Tansi, Hello readers! Road trips often result in the deepest reflections. Long hours of highways and changing landscapes, delving further into unknowns and driving further away from what we know, who we know and where we come from. On this trip in particular, I have been thinking about each and every one of you. Everyone…

A Start to Twenty Seventeen

Happy New Year to you ,where ever you are in the world! I'm a little late to the game but better late than never to celebrate a brand new year amiright? To celebrate this new year, you have probably already noticed but I have relaunched my website, which is now www.anishanaabe.com! I was very excited…

Hoop Dance Championships

Each year, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona hosts the World Hoop Dance Championships where Indigenous hoop dancers from all over the world gather to meet, compete, inspire and represent their home communities. It was my second year attending and representing my Cree and Saulteaux roots from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation and Lake St. Martin…

22 Reasons I Love Travel & Why You Should Too!

Hey Fellow Travellers or future travellers! 😉 I have a list for you today! I am going to assume that there are probably many duplicates of this kind of list already out in the blog world with a wide range of different perspectives. Or not. Maybe I'm the first one! Anyway, I get this question…

What does Dancing Mean to You?

As a hoop dancer and fancy shawl dancer I often get the question, "What does dancing mean to you?" or "What is the meaning behind it?" and my answers usually vary. For myself personally, dancing is very special to me. I was taught that hoop dancing is a form of healing for oneself, for their friends and family…

Winnipeg’s Local Racial Inclusion Summit

Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Centre of Canada and the heart of the prairies. Thriving and bustling with multiculturalism, diversity, economic gain and industry progress. A meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. However . . . Winnipeg, Manitoba was also given the title of the most racist city in all of Canada while segregation and…