Kim Wheeler

Writer

Kim Wheeler is an Anishinabe/Mohawk. She is a writer and an award-winning producer living in Winnipeg. Her work on the CBC radio series ReVision Quest garnered a New York Festival silver medal and two ImagineNative awards. Wheeler currently works as an associate producer for the CBC Aboriginal Digital Unit and Unreserved on CBC Radio One.

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Reporter's Notebook

Kim Wheeler on covering the story of Standing Rock

One of biggest stories of 2016 happened on a small strip of land where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people came together to fight a big oil company. Indigenous journalists from both CBC Indigenous and CBC Radio’s Unreserved travelled down in two separate trips.

Leonardo DiCaprio's shout out to First Nations cause for introspection

During Leonard DiCaprio’s thank you speech for best actor, The Revenant, at the Golden Globes, he acknowledged not only First Nations people but all indigenous people around the world. Social media lit up with both praise and skepticism.
Point of View

4 reasons to leave the 'pan-indigenous' costume behind this Halloween

Every Halloween for the last few years now, indigenous people have raised concerns about costumed portrayals of the culture.

Buffy Sainte-Marie's Polaris Prize win sign of thriving indigenous music scene

When Buffy Sainte-Marie’s name was announced as the winner of the 2015 Polaris Prize for her album Power in the Blood on Monday night, it opened another door for indigenous musicians to walk through.
Video

Haida group animates pipeline opposition using stop motion and music

A new music video featuring the music of Kinnie Starr has stop-motion wood carved characters confronting Prime Minister Stephen Harper, depicted on a super tanker travelling around Haida Gwaii.

The Beaverton pulls controversial article on Ashley Callingbull

A satirical news website that used a Cree woman's victory at an international beauty contest to draw attention to national coverage of missing and murdered indigenous women has withdrawn the article and apologized to its readers.

Cree singer Niska Napoleon sold everything to tour Canada

The 29-year-old musician quit her day job as a nanny to three families, sold all of her belongings and set out across Canada to follow her dream.
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Aboriginal Music Week aims to expand fan base by growing youth audience

Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island, Australia and New Zealand hit stages around Winnipeg for free shows Aug. 18-22.

Musician Silver Jackson translates near-death experience into 'sonic code'

Nicholas Galanin is the brain-trust behind the music of Silver Jackson's Starry Skies, Opened Eyes — an ethereal experimental album.

F*** Me I'm Famous videos receive backlash from indigenous community

Videos that were released on July 1 to promote the F*** Me I’m Famous DJ shows featuring David Guetta at the Pacha nightclub in Ibiza, Spain, are being criticized for their racist and stereotypical images of indigenous women.
Unreserved

Pan Am Games: Five indigenous acts you should see

It is being billed as the largest Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival ever. The Aboriginal Pavilion is a 17-day celebration that runs concurrent to the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto.

Indian Status: 5 more things you need to know

Is a status card like a credit card or a free pass for everything in Canada? Let’s clear up some myths around status cards — as simply as possible.

Legacy of residential schools hits Twitter with #MyReconciliationIncludes

Twitter users are speaking up about what they want in their reconciliation process.

Actor Jesse Eisenberg called out for using the term 'squaw' in The New Yorker

Hollywood actor Jesse Eisenberg, star of the Facebook movie The Social Network, has come under fire on social media for a story he wrote that appears in the May 25 issue of The New Yorker magazine.
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10 quick questions with musician Kristi Lane Sinclair

The Red Ride Tour kicks off May 13 starting in Vancouver. Haida musician and co-founder Kristi Lane Sinclair describe it as "a mobile village of musicians hell bent on throwing parties and effecting change."