Stephanie Cram

Stephanie Cram is a Métis journalist originally from Edmonton. She currently works with the CBC Indigenous Unit, based in Winnipeg. Journalism has taken her to Montreal and Sachigo Lake First Nation in northern Ontario. She is a 2016 CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellow.

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History, humour and a dash of Keanu Reeves: Women of the Fur Trade a fun, clever look at Red River Resistance

Not only is Frances Koncan's new play Women of the Fur Trade a fun and clever look at the province's history, but by weaving in modern slang and references, the Winnipeg playwright highlights how many Indigenous issues from our past are still relevant today. 

'This is my spiritual home': Gay Winnipeg Anglicans respond to church's rejection of same-sex marriage

The Anglican Church of Canada's vote to approve same-sex marriage failed Friday night at its general meeting in Vancouver. The decision is one that is felt by LGBTQ Anglicans in Winnipeg. 

'It was the only gift a teacher ever gave me': Remembering Manitoba's permit teachers

Permit teachers, recruited at a young age to fill the shortage of teachers during the Second World War, had their final reunion on Thursday in Winnipeg.

No shelter for pets: Cross-Canada walk with dog highlights lack of options for homeless pet owners

Ten years ago, James Caughill lost his home after a workplace injury. Now, the St. Catharines, Ont., man is walking across the country with his dog to raise awareness about the lack of shelters for homeless people with pets.

Indigenous talent on the Fringe: Reviews of 4 shows at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

The CBC review crew's Stephanie Cram saw four shows featuring Indigenous talent at this year's Winnipeg Fringe — either on stage or behind the scenes. Here are her reviews.

Learning her grandmother's sport: Mohawk volleyball player to compete at NAIG

A love of sports runs in the blood of Akwesasne volleyball player Kawehnokwiio Bailey Thomas, who will be competing at this year’s North American Indigenous Games with team Eastern Door and the North.

Indigenizing the fidget spinner: U.S. company creates wooden turtle island fidget spinner

Fidget spinners are everywhere, and now a Native American woodworking company from Tuscarora Nation in New York is giving the popular toy an Indigenous spin.

Alberta archer shoots to win at North American Indigenous Games

Warren Collins, a Nakoda archer from Cochrane, Alta., has his sights set on a gold medal at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto next month. The 15-year-old also hopes to be an inspiration for youth with fetal alcohol syndrome and other disabilities.

Young Manitoba basketball player says his team's the one to beat at NAIG

Jordan Cowley, a young basketball player from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, says he believes the Manitoba U19 basketball team he's with stands a good chance of winning at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto next month.

Window art displays across Montreal highlight issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women

A Mohawk artist is highlighting the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Quebec with a series of 19 art displays that will be shown in window fronts across Montreal this summer.

ImagineNATIVE exchange brings together Indigenous sound artists from Canada and Latin America

Two Canadian First Nation sound artists are in La Guajira, Colombia, working with Indigenous artists from Chile and Colombia to create a unique sound art installation to premiere at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto this fall.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet school to premiere Reminiscence by Métis dancer Jera Wolfe

Métis dancer, choreographer and Royal Winnipeg Ballet graduate Jera Wolfe returns to Manitoba this month for the world premiere of his newest creation, Reminiscence.

Bear Witness Day brings awareness to Jordan's Principle

Today is Bear Witness Day, a social media campaign that asks Canadians to post photos of their childhood teddy bears to spread awareness of Jordan's Principle, which is meant to ensure that First Nation children receive they health care they need without delays.

West Coast totem pole on busy Montreal street a reminder of Canada's residential schools

A new totem pole casts a shadow on a busy Montreal street, serving as a stark reminder of Canada’s dark history of residential schools.

Hnatyshyn Foundation gives $1.5M in awards to 150 Indigenous artists

A total of $1.5 million is being presented to 150 Indigenous artists from across the country, who have been announced as recipients of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Indigenous Art Award.