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No more stolen sisters

Friday’s Red Dress Day is a day set aside to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2S+ and call attention to the 231 Calls for Justice imperative in ending the genocide against them.  It’s everyone’s responsibility to learn about the issues – share what you have learned and also do what you can …

Team Building

A Winter’s Break

This is Creator’s fire, this match that flares. This is Creator’s medicine that curls, plumes and rises with the touch of flame. This is Creator’s world, this pure and perfect Creation. And as the smoke rises, my mind empties, my heart opens, my spirit soars, and the prayer I offer allows this energy to enter …

Team Building

Advertising in the spotlight

Every year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity awards the best in commercial work. A few members of our team went to see the winners at WAG-Qaumajuq for inspiration from the hilarious, hypnotic, heartfelt, haunting and heartbreaking offerings, and to learn what we can from the ones that truly hit the mark.  Enjoy this …

Community Events

Celebrating the Season

Today, many of us will be attending a sacred fire and joining in community with friends and family to share stories, music, and good food. Solstice connects us to the land, its rhythms and cycles. We celebrate the season by decorating with cedar and other greenery. I’ll burn sage to smudge today, and also add it as an ingredient in my homemade tourtière. …

VDI Events

Forgotten: The Métis Residential School Experience

This post and the exhibit discussed contains subject matter that may be disturbing to some visitors, especially to Survivors of the Residential School System. The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line for former Residential School students is available at 1-866-925-4419. Immediate emotional support is available 24/7 to all Indigenous people across Canada. Call the Hope …

Staff Highlight

The A-team: All She Creates

Anja Pearson knew from a young age that she was meant to be an artist, a passing thought that became a concrete inevitability, her first a-ha moment, when she received an easel for one of her childhood birthdays.  “It just kind of stuck,” said Anja. While appreciative and curious about a variety of artistic mediums, …