Lenard Monkman

Lenard Monkman is Anishinaabe from Lake Manitoba First Nation, Treaty 2 territory. He has been an associate producer with CBC Indigenous since 2016. Follow him on Twitter: @Lenardmonkman1

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Memorial ride to Headingley jail held for William Ahmo, who died after incident with corrections officers

A memorial caravan ride took place Friday morning for an Anishinaabe man who died after what police called an "incident" with corrections officers at a Manitoba jail.

Standup comedian and mother team up for Anishinaabemowin lessons in new podcast

A new lighthearted podcast by standup comedian Paul Rabliauskas and his mom invites people to listen and learn as she tries to teach him the family’s language — Anishinaabemowin.

Indigenous Screen Office establishes Solidarity Fund for BIPOC creators

The Indigenous Screen Office is now using its network to help other BIPOC creators through its Solidarity Fund. 

Winnipeg students call on government to 'Have a Heart' for First Nations issues

Elementary students in a Winnipeg school division are learning about Jordan's Principle and First Nations equity as part of a cross-Canada reconciliation event known as Have a Heart Day.

Indigenous community sets up warming tents for homeless population during extreme cold

A coalition of Indigenous grassroots organizations and volunteers set up two teepees and a prospector tent in Winnipeg's core on Tuesday to help keep the homeless population warm through bitterly cold temperatures.

Students explore Anishinaabe culture in a Minecraft version of Manitoba

Students in Winnipeg's Louis Riel School division got the first chance to learn, build and explore Manitoba's Anishinaabe environment this week through the virtual world of Minecraft.

New leader of Winnipeg Inuit organization ready to help her community

Nikki Komaksiutiksak, the new executive director of Tunngasugit, an Inuit-specific resource centre in Winnipeg, is ready to help Inuit in the Manitoba capital.

Off-reserve First Nations elders want to be prioritized in Manitoba's vaccination plan

With First Nations citizens in Manitoba making up about half of new COVID-19 cases in the province, off-reserve elders and knowledge keepers want to be included on the vaccination priority list.

Treaty 1 leadership holds contest to rename Kapyong Barracks site

The chiefs and elders of Treaty 1 are calling on their communities' youth to help name their planned urban reserve in Winnipeg, known previously as the Kapyong Barracks.

New cartoon Wolf Joe puts emphasis on Anishinaabe culture, teachings

A new animated series that is focused on a First Nations boy and Anishinaabe teachings is giving young Indigenous viewers a chance to see their communities reflected on television.