Jasmine Kabatay

Jasmine Kabatay is an Anishinaabe freelance journalist from Seine River First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is based in Toronto and has written for the Toronto Star, VICE News, and was a national columnist for Metro News (now StarMetro.)

Latest from Jasmine Kabatay

International Indigenous Music Summit moves to new online model, adds new element

International Indigenous Music Summit brings the normal in-person festival online, but this time with a new element to it.

New project collaboration brings much needed hands-on learning

When the pandemic hit, group and hands-on projects in classrooms changed for many students across Ontario as teaching moved to online.

Online learning efforts reach creative highs, but infrastructure remains big issue

Remote learning has become the norm instead of the exception amid the pandemic, but it’s also showing the cracks in northwestern Ontario’s infrastructure.

London Devilette player left in limbo after Laurentian University makes cuts

London Devilette defence player Marisa Freeman had been preparing to start post-secondary school at Laurentian University in the fall on scholarship that would see her play for the school's women's varsity team.

How many pets in your home? Proposed bylaw asks to limit foster pets

Coun. Maureen Cassidy is proposing changes to a bylaw to limit the number of foster pets in a residence.

London's first-ever Indigenous child care centre gears up for summer opening

A first of its kind Indigenous child care centre, offering traditional language and cultural programming, is getting set to open this summer in London's SoHo neighbourhood.

'It excites people': First Nations artists give beadwork a modern twist

The longstanding tradition of beadwork is taking on a new twist among young First Nations artists who've developed a long string of social media followers, in turn driving their businesses. These three Ontario artists speak about how they got started and the intricacies of their work.

How you can help 25 Londoners moving into permanent housing in April

After successfully finding housing for some of it’s clients, WISH (Winter Interim Solution to Homelessness) is hoping members of the community can help them out.

Old East Village businesses consider foot patrols after rash of break-ins and vandalism

After a number of break-ins along Dundas Street in Old East Village, business owners and community members are talking about starting a community foot patrol in hope of preventing further crime.

After 230-year fight, Caldwell First Nation has reserve status; begins to build a new community

A 230-year fight for land ended recently, with Caldwell First Nation finally being able to achieve their reserve status.