Lisa Charleyboy

Lisa Charleyboy is a storyteller and a social media entrepreneur. She's been named by Huffington Post as one of three Aboriginal Millennials to watch, and has been selected as a DiverseCity Fellow for 2013-2014. She is a widely published writer, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Urban Native Magazine. @UrbanNativeGirl

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Indigenous summer reading: 3 top picks by Lisa Charleyboy

CBC Aboriginal continues our summer reading series with three recommendations by Lisa Charleyboy, host of New Fire, on CBC Radio One.

Michelle Thrush heads to Arctic with Greenpeace

Award-winning actor Michelle Thrush is taking a break from the set to set sail on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She's joined by actor Emma Thompson for the Save the Arctic campaign.

Victim of homophobic attack moves from hate to hope

When Chevi Rabbit was publicly gay-bashed and beaten in Edmonton two years ago, little did he know that "From Hate to Hope" would become a slogan for his life.

Eyoälha Baker's 'Jump for Joy' to become Vancouver mural

Baker has taken photos of almost 300 people in over five different countries including Greece, Germany, Mexico, US, and Canada for her 'Jump for Joy' photo series. Now, her images will become part of a giant mural in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Looking for First Nations love: Indigenous dating life 'complex'

Lisa Charleyboy has given a lot of careful thought to her dating life, not just in the typical way that you would expect of a millennial. "I’m a First Nations woman, and the issues of dating and marriage are complex for me," says Charleyboy.

First Nation model overcomes illness to pursue dream

Jade Willoughby is one of three Aboriginal models who’ve made their mark on the international stage.

First Nations artist Rebecca Belmore creates a blanket of beads

A blanket made of beads. A simple concept, but one fraught with Canadian colonial history. But don’t tell Rebecca Belmore that, because she’s keeping that on the down low.

Devery Jacobs one to watch at Canadian Screen Awards

Devery Jacobs, a Mohawk from the Kahnawake reserve south of Montreal, has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Rhymes for Young Ghouls at the Canadian Screen Awards.

First Nations oilsands tycoon defies odds as Karaoke queen

Massey Whiteknife, 34, from the Mikisew Cree First Nation faced childhood sexual abuse, bullying, and a gang rape before becoming an award-winning entrepreneur of a multi-million dollar business. His alter-ego, ICEIS Rain, helped him find success.

Runway anti-racism message: Headdress No More

The week things got hot on the runway circuit when Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck sent out male models dressed in feather headdresses. But Van Beirendonck got his messaging in loud and clear, writes blogger Lisa Charleyboy.