Oscar Baker III

Oscar Baker III is a Black and Mi’kmaw reporter from Elsipogtog First Nation. He is the Atlantic region reporter for CBC Indigenous. He is a proud father and you can follow his work @oggycane4lyfe

Latest from Oscar Baker III

Brantford school to be named after Edith Monture, 1st First Nations registered nurse

A school in Brantford, Ont., will don the name of Edith Monture, a nurse from Six Nations of the Grand River, this fall.

Ways to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in-person this year

Having trouble figuring out what to do in your region, CBC Indigenous looks at places across Canada celebrating

Neqotkuk couple want more Indigenous artists to pursue NFT market

A Tobique First Nation (Neqotkuk) couple want more Indigenous artists to enter the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as they say it's an excellent way for artists to sell their digital products.

Regalia lending library at Fort Folly First Nation grows with donation from B.C.

A regalia lending library in New Brunswick is continuing to grow and recently received a jingle dress from Vancouver, with a letter that hopes the healing dress will continue to spread joy.

Wabanaki art takes centre stage in Fredericton

The Petapan First Light Symposium is a celebration of Wabanaki art, with showcasing film, fashion, visual art and performance.

Elsipogtog women learn skilled trades while building housing for their community

SheBuilds and Elsipogtog First Nation have partnered to have three Mi’kmaw women apprentice in building homes, facing down two issues: lack of women in the trades and a housing shortage.

Mi'kmaw tourism sector and Halifax university to develop new tourism program

The Kinu Tourism Program will see curriculum developed after MSVU staff visit Mi'kmaw communities, to develop its lesson plans to meet Indigenous tourism sector shortfalls.

Wolastoqew carpentry training program retrofits toys for N.S. kids with disabilities

A carpenter training program partnered with the Makers Making Change initiative to ensure kids with disabilities at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax have toys they can play with.

Wolastoqiyik communities will get three sisters plants in a bag to reintroduce traditional food

A project spearheaded by Wolastoqey Tribal Council will give elders and community members their own plant bags with each of the three sisters: corn, squash and beans. They hope to reconnect First Nations communities with traditional food, as part of a diabetes prevention program.

Senegalese and Inuit singing come together at Kanesatake powwow

An unexpected meeting at the Kanesatake land-back powwow saw Senegalese performer Bamba Diaw and Nina Segalowitz, who is Inuvialuit-Dene, blend their traditional singing styles for the crowd.