Tag: indigenous

Dan Levy and his fans are taking Indigenous studies

Before “Schitt’s Creek” swept the Emmys this month and catapulted its creator, Dan Levy, into Hollywood’s stratosphere, he announced that he was going back to school, and wanted his fans to join him. Within two weeks, 64,000 people had signed up for the online course he was taking, “Indigenous Canada” — more than had completed…

New and notable releases this week include an Indigenous answer to ‘Roughing it in the Bush’ and the tale of a lawyer who lost two clients to hanging

Ross Mackay, The Saga of a Brilliant Criminal Lawyer: And His Big Losses and Bigger Wins in Court by Jack Batten (Durvile Publications) This one’s been a labour of love for the Star’s mystery and crime fiction writer. And what an incredible story: as a very young, green lawyer, Mackay represented the last two people…

Daniel Levy promotes University of Alberta’s Indigenous Canada course

“Schitt’s Creek” star and co-creator Daniel Levy is taking a free University of Alberta course called Indigenous Canada — and he wants others to join him. The Toronto-raised actor, writer and showrunner promoted the online course in a video on his social media. Levy said he recently signed up for the course, which has 12…

Bank of Canada announces members of Indigenous Advisory Circle

Marie-Louise Perron Chair, Ottawa Region Métis Council Marie-Louise Perron was born on her grandfather’s land in Saskatchewan. She is a descendant of Red River Métis and early French newcomers. Through different careers, from high school teacher to visual artist, author, archivist and public servant, she has maintained the storytelling tradition of her people. She has…