Indigenous Expressions: Identities & Resistance

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Indigenous Expressions: Identities & Resistance is a page showcasing perspectives and experiences from diverse voices from Indigenous communities across Turtle Island.

Indigenous students create culture of support at University of Toronto Scarborough [3:02]
University of Toronto Scarborough students Taylor Tabobondung, Alexis Bornyk, Montana Marshall, Tianna Tabobondung and Caeley Genereux share their experiences, how they work to create a culture of support for Indigenous students, and the meaning behind National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Eve Tuck, in Her Own Words [12:45]
Eve Tuck is Unangax and a member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska. She is an Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). This video is a video profile of her role in researching for the book Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice by Patricia Leavy and Anne Harris.
Think 2030: Unreconciled: Family, Truth, Indigenous Resistance with Jesse Wente [58:30]
Jesse Wente is Ojibwe and a member of Serpent River First Nation. Unreconciled was published in 2021 and serves as a memoir and more extensive commentary on his Indigeneity and how this relates to the colonial nation of Canada. For Jesse Wente, what is needed "is the building of a functional relationship in the first place; to stop pretending that the current relationship is worth saving and to discard it and start over" (p.188). This 2022 talk walks through some of the stories he writes about and how they are entwined in the Canada's colonial roots.
Business booming for Vancouver Indigenous clothing brand [1:57]
Decolonial Clothing is an Indigenous-owned and operated fashion brand based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. The owners are Dakota Bear who is Nehiyaw and Casey Desjarlais who is Nehiyaw and Anishinaabe. The clothing line is rooted in resistance, empowerment, and culture.
Beauty in our History - My Two-Spirit Identity with Kai Potts [10:45]
Kai Potts is (he/him) a Two-Spirit from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. He is an advocate for Indigenous youth Two-Spiritis a Nakota Sioux Two-Spirit from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in Treaty 6. He is an Influencer and a Youth Advocate and Educator and shares some of his thoughts and feeling coming into his Two-Spirit self.
Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair [29:23]
This video is 1 of 86 in the National Film Board (NFB) Indigenous Cinema collection. This film was completed in 2021 and directed by Alanis Obomsawin and released in September 2022. Senator Murray Sinclair is from the Peguis First Nation and was the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from 2009 - 2015. The TRC created a space for Residential School Survivors to share their stories and set the groundwork for truth-telling and reconciliation on this chapter of Canada's brutal colonial history.