Janell Henry

Janell Henry is a proud member of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation. Before coming to CBC in September 2022, she worked in the arts sector at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery. She studied writing at University of Winnipeg and audio in media at the Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts. You can reach her at janell.henry@cbc.ca.

Latest from Janell Henry

18th Manito Ahbee Festival kicks off in Winnipeg

The Manito Ahbee Festival, which celebrates Indigenous arts, culture and music, runs through to May 22.

Winnipeg animation students seize 'once-in-a-lifetime' chance to pitch their work to Nickelodeon

A group of Winnipeg animation students will be pitching three stories in Los Angeles next week to producers at Nickelodeon, the creators of popular shows like Rugrats and Spongebob SquarePants.

Winnipeg woman who just turned 99 is hooked on crocheting mats for homeless cats

Thousands of adopted cats have been welcomed to their new homes with a blanket made with love by a Winnipeg grandma who just turned 99 — and is still crocheting mats for cats.

Kookum's got talent: Fashions designed by matriarch of famed Manitoba jigging family showcased on the runway

Dawn Harris-Flett is the matriarch behind the Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers, the dance group that made waves with their 2022 jigging/hip-hop audition on Canada’s Got Talent. Last week, her designs were featured in a Winnipeg event higlighting the work of Indigenous entrepreneurs in the food, fashion and music industries.

Indigenous athlete of the year Abby Sweeny hopes to coach basketball in Pimicikamak someday

When highschool basketball player Abby Sweeny is not practicing on the court with her coach and team, she is at home practicing with her dad in their garage or basement. Sweeny is taking home the ‘Athlete of the year’ award because of her determination, competitiveness and connection to community.

Winnipeg mom pleading to get care home placement for son with disabilities 'before it's too late'

A Winnipeg mother of a child with disabilities is pleading to get her child the help she says he needs in a residential care home, but after more than a year of trying says there's still no hope in sight. 

U of Manitoba Cree instructor with single student says opportunity to pass language on makes class worthwhile

A Cree language class at the University of Manitoba was nearly cancelled this past semester after only one person registered for it. But the instructor, Ken Paupanekis, wanted the class to go ahead because he said passing on the language is more important than making money. 

Northern light photos taken in Manitoba pay tribute to MMIWG2S and 2SLGBTQ people

Alysa Ferguson, a self-taught photographer, recently shared two of her pictures on social media to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQ people in Canada.

'Swirling Butterfly Woman' gears up for her final game with U of Winnipeg Wesmen

Before the start of every game, Robyn Boulanger's parents bring her cedar to put in her basketball shoes. With that and a good sage smudge, she is ready to play.

Winnipeg artist revives gallery with programming not bound by genre or geography

Luther Konadu is breathing new life into a gallery that almost closed as the director of Blinkers, an art and project space in Winnipeg's Exchange District. Now the Winnipeg-based artist and writer volunteers his time so that Winnipeggers can see art from all over the world.