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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Anishinaabe comedian back in front of live audiences at Just For Laughs Montreal festival

An Anishinaabe-Lithuanian standup comedian from Manitoba is getting back in front of a live audience at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal on Friday.

Kanien'kehá:ka racer makes his car orange to honour residential school survivors

A Kanien'kehá:ka race car driver has styled his car to raise awareness about residential schools during the NASCAR Pinty's series this weekend.

Indigenous women lead week-long day camp for girls at Pinaymootang First Nation

A group of girls in Pinaymootang First Nation are learning on-the-land survival techniques like how to build teepees this week at a camp sponsored by a local entrepreneur.

Couple plan gallery space to help Indigenous street artists get better prices for their work

After seeing a lot of Indigenous artists in Toronto sell their artwork on the street for much less than what it's worth, a couple plan to open a gallery to feature those artists.

Documentary explores relationship between father and daughter as she donates a kidney

A new documentary chronicles the emotional journey a family takes as a daughter donates a kidney to her ailing father so he can return to his home community during his final days.

Canoeing program for Métis youth creating friendships along the Red River

Métis youth found out how challenging paddling the Red River is during a series of canoeing excursions along the historic trade route this week.

New skate park attracts youth in Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation

The youth of Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation have a new place to kickflip and grind now that a skate park has opened in the community.

Kanyen'kehá:ka athlete to compete in track and field at Olympic Games in Tokyo

A Kanyen'kehá:ka athlete is proud her hard work has paid off, landing her a spot on Team Canada at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 this summer.

Facebook and NAC Indigenous Theatre to put mics, tripods into hands of Indigenous content creators

The National Arts Centre (NAC) Indigenous Theatre and Facebook Canada hope to help hundreds of Indigenous people create online content about their lives and culture through a new initiative.

Bush plane monument in Thompson, Man., a painful reminder for residential school survivors

A bush plane landmark in Thompson Man., serves as a painful reminder to residential school survivors, and some families say it should stay up to remind people of the legacy the schools had.