SHHHH! Secret Electric Pow Wow at Aboriginal Music Week

Categories: Events, Music, Native

ELECTRICAlright, so maybe we’re not the best at keeping secrets; we just don’t want you to miss out! The not-so-secret deets: Wednesday, August 21st at the Kings Head Pub Tickets are $20 Only 200 are available and they must be purchased at the ‪#‎AMW2013‬ shows at the Pyramid Cabaret August 16, 17, and 18th. Make sure you’re at those shows to snag tickets! The fifth annual Aboriginal Music Week will feature 10 concerts with performances by 25 Indigenous artists from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The festival is set for August 16 – 21 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Tickets can be purchased online at aboriginalmusicweek.ca and in-store at … Continued

SEEKING Youth Submissions: HOME

Categories: Books, Health, Native, Politics

2769692138_5bcd3c2c8b_z1I’m co-editing a book with Annick Press about Indigenous youth called The Things That Shaped Us. As a part of this book we will be exploring the concept of HOME. What we are looking for: -Pictures, poems, artwork, and quotes from Native American, First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth (under the age of 35) that explore the concept and feeling of home -An artist statement (150 words or less) -Please email to lisa@lisacharleyboy.com before August 30, 2013 *UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 What the book is about: The book is intended to educate and inform high school students about the Indigenous youth experience in both … Continued

Kesh X American Apparel NYC

Categories: Fashion

WindowGUEST BLOGGER: Jolene Cheef Jolene Chee (Navajo) is a fashion designer based out of New York City originally from Pinon, Arizona. She has studied at the Fashion Institue of Design and Merchandising in LA and Business Management at the Northern Arizona University. She is currently the owner/designer of her own line Cheef Culture, and a Freelance Assistant Design & Development at Ann Taylor Inc. You can connect with Jolene on Twitter @CheefCulture   NYC summer is in full throttle with a humid heat wave. After work last Wednesday, I hopped on the even hotter, subway to the Lower East Side (LES) . This … Continued

Seeking #IdleNoMore Youth

Categories: Politics

Screen shot 2013-07-06 at 3.05.30 PMI’m co-editing a book with Annick Press about Indigenous youth called The Things That Shaped Us and as a part of this book we want to have a four page spread showcasing the voices of youth activists who are/were involved in #IdleNoMore. What we are looking for: -Pictures, poems, artwork, and quotes from Native American, First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth (under the age of 35) who participated/are participating in the #IdleNoMore movement -Please answer one of these three questions with a three sentence answer with your submission: Why did you choose to participate in Idle No More? How do you think your participation in … Continued

A Preview for A/W ’13 Brit Style

Categories: Fashion

Invite-ArcadiaPressDay-6001GUEST BLOGGER: Jolene Cheef Jolene Chee (Navajo) is a fashion designer based out of New York City originally from Pinon, Arizona. She has studied at the Fashion Institue of Design and Merchandising in LA and Business Management at the Northern Arizona University. She is currently the owner/designer of her own line Cheef Culture, and a Freelance Assistant Design & Development at Ann Taylor Inc. You can connect with Jolene on Twitter @CheefCulture   Fashion preview time! Last week I was able to attend an intimate viewing of four UK A/W ’13 lines, by an event hosted by the UK retail company Arcadia … Continued

ShopIndigenous.ca Seeking Artists

Categories: Fashion

Shop Indigenous PosterI love supporting Native artists and artisans, and I try to as often as I can. Sometimes it can be hard to find the artists that sell online though, so when I heard about ShopIndigenous.ca I was immediately excited about the idea and happy to share the message. Heather Abbey is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based entrepreneur who is launching ShopIndigenous.ca, which is an e-commerce site for Indigenous artisans. Yes, like Etsy for Native artists. Forget swimming that “Native American” tag to only be aghast. There will be 24 categories and sub-categories for artisans to post in including regalia, beadwork, music, … Continued

Sean Howard Shoot

Categories: Fashion

Nathalie-6001Featuring a bag by Dene Designer Nathalie Waldman A few weeks back I had the pleasure of doing a shoot with Sean Howard Photography with Summer Garcia as the Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist. The day was packed full of three outfits where an Indigenous designer was featured with each look. We all had a ton of fun working together and it was an absolute pleasure to have this opportunity. Sean made me very comfortable in front of the camera and had me laughing a ton all day long. Summer did a fabulous job of creating different makeup looks while … Continued

iYellow Wine Club Presents ’54 Wines 1 Summer Solstice’

Categories: Events

54-Wines-Creative-final21When I got the press invite from iYellow Wines to their #54wines event in Liberty Village it was a nob-brainer that I had to attend. I first went to one of their tutored tastings at Drake Hotel in 2010, and went last year for my first Niagara vineyard tour last fall (check out that post right hurrr). Needless to say, I simply always have a  great time at their events, and this last one was no exception … I brought out my favourite drinking partner friend Kateryna (founder and editor of Quip Magazine) and we were off to the races! … Continued

Aboriginal Music Week 2013 Lineup

Categories: Music

header_AMW2013_1The fifth annual Aboriginal Music Week will feature 10 concerts with performances by 25 Indigenous artists from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The festival is set for August 16 – 21 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Digging Roots, Derek Miller, C-Weed Band, Leela Gilday, DJ Shub, Wanbdi, Leonard Sumner, Indian City, Ghostkeeper,DJ Javier Estrada, Nick Sherman, Clap Pina,  DJ Kiss, Jackson 2bears, Namowan, DJ Rahdil, DJ Miss Vee, Eagle & Hawk, The D’Aoust Brothers, Norman Chief Memorial Dancers w/ Alex Lamoureux, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Young Medicine, Kim Erickson, and Arthur Renwick will be performing. “We’re working with some great community partners and taking the music to some of the neighbourhoods in Winnipeg that don’t usually get to participate in festivals,” said Alan Greyeyes, festival chairperson. “Winnipeg is jam-packed … Continued

Supernault Status

Categories: Film + TV

RoseanneS-500hRoseanne Supernault (Cree/Metis – East Prairie Metis Settlement) first got her start acting as a teenager when she went to an Edmonton open casting call for Peter Pan and came very close to winning the role of Tiger Lily. She didn’t get the role, but she did land an agent and she also knew in that moment that there was nothing else for her to do but to pursue a career in acting. “The first time I acted, I fell in love,” she says. And the camera loves her back just as much. Supernault just finished filming the third season … Continued

KORRES Yoghurt Product Giveaway

Categories: Beauty, Contests

KORRES 600Greek Yoghurt is really popular for all of the nutritionistas out there. High protein and creamy taste. Check. Let’s not think about the waste. But one whey to get a good dollop of the yoghurt while being eco-conscious, is to consider using it on your face. KORRES is a Greek line that is founded in homeopathy and combined with  innovation, they selects naturally-derived ingredients to craft beauty products that make you smell and feel great. Recently I got the chance to try out KORRES Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream and the After-Sun Cooling Gel. Okay, well I didn’t get to try out … Continued

Moccasin Magic

Categories: Fashion

OUtfit 600The weather in Toronto has been totally weird lately. Well I guess that’s what it’s like everywhere these days with climate change. Anywhoo, it’s kind of warm and kind of cool these days, but at least there’s sunshine in my life. My outfit here is my new Manitobah Mukluk Paddle Grain Moccasins in stone, Citizens of Humanity denim shorts, a T n A fake Cowichan sweater,  classic Carrera sunglasses, and these silver round earrings that I got from Winners.   The earrings remind me of the decals on pow wow dancers belts or like a shield. I love this fake Cowichan … Continued

Native Photo A Day June 2013 Edition

Categories: Contests, Native

#NAHM2013PhotoADay ChallengeAs many of you know in Canada, June is National Aboriginal History Month in Canada. In celebration of this, Urban Native Girl has teamed up with the Regina Aboriginal Professional Association (RAPA) to bring back the #NativePhotoADay! This challenge is taking place from June 1 – June 30, 2013. Take a photo that works with the theme of the day and post it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and label it “Day #: theme word) #NAHM2013PhotoADay“. Need some inspiration, check out the tag on Tumblr here. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Here are a few examples for you … Day … Continued

Lesser Blessed Opening in Theatres

Categories: Contests, Film + TV

thelesserblessed41The Lesser Blessed, a film based on a Richard Van Camp novel of the same name,  is gearing up for it’s theatrical release this Friday in Toronto and  in Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Edmonton on June 7th. You might remember that I covered it for CBC Arts when this film when it closed the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. It also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last fall. What stuck with me the most about this film was the isolation, the loneliness and the starkness of the entire film. It follows young Larry Sole as he struggles through … Continued

North West Coast Style Sunnies

Categories: Contests, Fashion

Sunglasses11As I’m sure you dear readers know, I’m pretty much obsessed with all things North West Coast Style. Seriously. It’s an addiction,  but thankfully not quite an affliction. But, it’s MAJOR. These unisex sunglasses by NorthWest Coast Gifts are right up my alley. Are they up yours? Want to snag a pair of your very own? Just think how dope they’d look while you’re cruising through those outdoor pow wows looking for the best bannock. They come in seven different colourways, and each pair is designed by a different artist (including Corey Bulpitt). The pink one above is designed by … Continued