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…

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…

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…

Music Festival Season

Music Festival season is upon us and it's glorious. The summer heat mixed with the satisfying sounds of music flowing into our ears. Giving us that sense that every little thing is going to be fine, reality forgotten. The exhilarating feeling of unity as every individual around you embodies the same vibes, flowing into their…

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…

24 Hours In Dryden Ontario

7:00 AM up bright and early, essential Tim Hortons coffee stop and then we were ready for the approximate 4 hour road trip down to the small town of Dryden, Ontario, Canada. 24 hours later my travelling partner (a.k.a my wonderful mother) and I were heading home with great vibes, stories to tell, new connections,…

3 6 5 Days Later . . .

I can't believe it's already been a whole 365 days since the start of this little creative space! I also can't believe how much it has grown and how you guys are actually enjoying the content I put out there to the point where I receive such long sweet messages from readers. I only hope…

● Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba ●

Myself and a crew of dancers from Winnipeg made our way north east to the small community of Little Grand Rapids. We made our way through long winding snowy highways, never ending rough winter roads, drove across the ice roads which was my first time anxiety prone experience and had a couple vehicles end up in the ditch.…

Montreal, Quebec Adventures!

At the end of January 2015, I had a chance to spend a weekend in Montreal, Quebec. I had recently been hired as a regional intern with a non-profit international development organization called, Development and Peace then they sent me on a plane to Montreal for an orientation and meet and greet weekend with all of…