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.)

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'World appears to be opening a little' for Indigenous actors, producers and writers

Indigenous content in the film world is progressing, from casting calls looking for Indigenous talent to new Indigenous films, a lot is happening. But to those in the industry, they say there is more work that needs to be done.

Treatment centre destroyed by 'devastating' fire begins slow rebuild

The Native Horizons Treatment Centre was destroyed by a fire in December. Two months later, they plan to rebuild both their program and the building.

Around the Bay Race adding new frills to old traditions for 125th anniversary

Around the Bay Race has added new aspects to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the event.

Rare blooming of special plant at Royal Botanical Gardens

A flower that blooms only once in it's lifetime is blooming at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Georgia Peach location on Six Nations shut down the same day it opened

The closure is the latest in a string of shut downs at the dispensary's outlets that started in Hamilton on Jan. 24.

How many bricks in his wall? Hamilton man wins bricklaying world championship

Hamilton man Mario Alves took home the world champion title after competing against 25 other masons at the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 World Championship.

Dispensary re-opens in new location day after other locations raided and padlocked

The day after Hamilton police raided and seized four Georgia Peach locations, it reopened in a new location ready for business.

Indigenous homeless youth program ready for clients Friday

Endaayaang, meaning 'Our Home' in Ojibwe, is an Indigenous youth homeless project in Hamilton. It was announced in November 2017, but after some delays and perfecting the program, they will officially start accepting clients starting in February.

Stoney Creek 'fan' of Paul Bernardo sentenced after working at the Binbrook Fair

A woman who once claimed to be Paul Bernardo's "No. 1 fan" has been sentenced to another month in jail for violating a court order by working at the Binbrook Fair.

Indigenous virtual reality experience heading to Wilfrid Laurier's Brantford campus

A desolate version of Toronto is part of a new virtual reality experience being offered at Wilfrid Laurier University next week called Biidaaban: First Light, and it's a project that imagines what Toronto would look like if the infrastructure were reclaimed by nature and Indigenous culture.

Ancient quinoa seeds found in Ontario shed light on Indigenous trade

A mass of quinoa seeds excavated from an archeological dig at a Brantford, Ont., construction site has been identified as being 3,000 years old, raising questions about the extent of trade among Indigenous peoples at the time.

Blockade in Brantford shuts down main roads to support Wet'suwet'en pipeline protest

In a show of solidarity with members of a First Nations community in British Columbia that is protesting a court injunction allowing a pipeline company access to their land, people in Brantford have blocked off two main roads in the community.

McMaster names new Indigenous Student Service Director

Shylo Elmayan comes to McMaster after working as the city of Hamilton's Urban Indigenous Strategy Planner.

Six Nations works to preserve the 'difficult' history of a former residential school

While restoring the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford as part of the Save the Evidence campaign, writings and scrawlings were found of former residential school students dating back to the early 1900's.

Protesters block streets in Hamilton to support Wet'suwet'en anti-pipeline camps

Protesters in downtown Hamilton blocked traffic Tuesday and marched in support of people from a northern B.C. First Nation which has been preventing a pipeline company from accessing their traditional territory.