How To Thrive & Get On Top Of Your Goals This Month

A brand new month, bringing brand new energies along with it. Now, if you are anywhere where I am right now, in the beginnings of a cold winter in the heart of the prairies you can feel the cold season coming. You can feel it to your core, you can feel it in your bones.…

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…

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…

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…

Hoop Dance Portraits

During the spring of 2015 I had the privilege and wonderful opportunity to visit the Avenue Photography Studio in the east side of Winnipeg, Manitoba owned by the creative founder, Robert Dearden. We had the chance to collaborate together in order to capture some shots of dance and "indigenized" portraits. I was very grateful for…

Cottage Living – Betula Lake, MB

 Summer hasn't gone yet folks! I suggest (if you haven't already), planning a visit to a cabin or cottage for however long you are able too. For me personally it's a very invigorating and detoxifying way to escape the city hustle and bustle for a while. Bonus points if your spot is right on the…

What Does National Aboriginal Day Mean To You?

Every year on June 21st, National Aboriginal Day is celebrated in Canada. Now, I always tend to get completely cliche and exclaim that every day is "Aboriginal Day" for us as Indigenous people across North America because we live our realities, our cultures and celebrate our "Indigenousness" every day. As for me, this year feels…

Summer Season – Fav Place In Winnipeg, MB!

I was recently challenged by EventBrite to participant in their Hometown Hunt online project and share one of my favourite local places during the summer season. I thought this would be a great opportunity to promote our little hometown city known as Winnipeg, MB and spotlight one of my favourite areas to visit and a…

FlashBack Friday: Cancun, Mexico!

Back in 2010, my graduating class and I took a trip down to Cancun, Mexico for a week of adventure. I remember it being my second time travelling alone without family so I was incredibly nervous but also extremely excited for what plans we had ahead. The idea that I was travelling with my fellow…