On a hot summer July afternoon, a social worker handed me over to a young Saskatchewan farming couple. I was three months old, and my adoptive mother tells me I wouldn’t stop crying. She eventually realized I was too hot because my foster mother had dressed me in all the clothes that I possessed.Read more
The tributes emerged mid-afternoon on February 10th, as the news that four artists had died in a horrific car accident that killed five people north of Regina.
Michelle Sereda’s was the first name to emerge, and the close-knit arts family of Regina began to mourn. Michelle had been a long-time figure in the performance, theatre and movement arts community. The next name heard was Lacy Morin-Desjarlais, who was a young woman recently returned to her homeland, also working in theatre and dance. The afternoon waned as the sadness of many continued to rise.Read more
Grey Cup 101 is in the books. The green and white confetti has been trampled over, the line-ups at the Roughrider stores are no longer out the door, and fans are likely caught up on their sleep after a huge celebration in honour of Saskatchewan winning their 4th Grey Cup victory.
Reviewing the blogs, newspaper coverage and television commentary that came with this victory, I noticed a theme when Saskatchewan’s history is discussed. It is said Saskatchewan was built on the backs of the settlers and pioneers, who had determination, vision, and cooperation. It is said the Riders fans have deep roots in this province, and they bleed green as they don their fanciful green gear to faithfully watch their team win or lose.Read more
Expertise: Indigenous Rights, Land use and conservation in the Prairies, Media & Popular Culture
Tasha Hubbard is a writer, filmmaker, and an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of English. She is from Peepeekisis First Nation in Treaty Four Territory, and is the mother of a ten-year-old son.
Her research is on Indigenous efforts to return the buffalo to the lands and to Indigenous consciousness. Her first solo writing/directing project Two Worlds Colliding, about Saskatoon’s infamous Starlight Tours, premiered at ImagineNATIVE in 2004, was broadcasted on CBC’s documentary program Roughcuts in 2004, and won the Canada Award at the 2005 Geminis. Her recent short film 7 Minutes won Best Short Non-fiction at the Golden Sheaf Awards. She also recently premiered a NFB-produced feature documentary called Birth of a Family, about a 60s Scoop family reunited for the first time, which landed in the top ten audience choice list at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. Tasha also does research on Indigenous film and is appointed to the National Film Board’s newly formed Indigenous Advisory Council.