Monthly Archives: February 2012

INTERVIEW WITH INDIGENOUS WAVES RADIO PRODUCER JAMAIAS DACOSTA AND CO-HOSTS LINDY KINOSHAMEG AND SUSAN BLIGHT

Jamaias DaCosta aka “Jams” is a musical artist, writer and activist journalist, and is mixed identified of Jamaican (Colombian, African, South Asian, Portuguese and Jewish), Kanienkehaka (Mohawk), Irish and Cree background. Jamaias is Host and Producer of The Vibe Collective … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 2012: THOUGHTS ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND THE FEBRUARY 14TH RALLY FOR THE 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA

February 2012: Thoughts On Black History Month and the February 14th Rally For the 800+ Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada By Jorge Antonio Vallejos We’re two days away from the end of February.  It’s been an interesting 27 … Continue reading

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MESHACH HARVEY READS “A RUDE AWAKENING”: A MEMOIR PIECE ABOUT MIXED-RACE IDENTITY AND RACISM

Meshach Harvey Was Born in Toronto, Canada in 1988. He is of mixed race ancestry. His father is of Black Jamaican descent and his mother is of Finnish descent. Meshach is currently a fourth year Honours History major at York … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH 2008 USA NATIONAL POETRY SERIES WINNER ADRIAN MATEJKA

Adrian Matejka is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books, 2003), Mixology (Penguin USA, 2009), and The Big Smoke(Penguin USA, forthcoming in 2013).  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, andPoetry among other journals and anthologies. You can find him at www.adrianmatejka.com or on Twitter: … Continue reading

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MIXOLOGY

Mixology By Adrian Matejka Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos I remember hearing the compliment of compliments in terms of writing a couple of years ago.  It was about Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk.  A writer (whose name I can’t remember) … Continue reading

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HONOURING AND REMEMBERING INDIGENOUS WOMEN: POETRY BY JANET MARIE ROGERS, JAMAIAS DACOSTA, AND DALLAS GOLDTOOTH

Janet Marie Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations band in southern Ontario. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Dallas … Continue reading

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HONOURING AND REMEMBERING INDIGENOUS WOMEN: INTERVIEW WITH BRIDGET TOLLEY OF “FAMILIES OF SISTERS IN SPIRIT” + PHOTO ESSAY OF THE FEBRUARY 14TH 2012 RALLY AND FEAST (TORONTO) FOR MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA

Bridget Tolley is Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg in Quebec, Canada. Her mother Gladys Tolley was struck and killed by a police car in October 2001. Bridget is a committed activist in the family-led movement to end violence and … Continue reading

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