Author: Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros

Black History Month Interview Feature: Nic Wayara on Black and Indigenous solidarity

Tansi, hello! Welcome to our online celebration of Black History Month with the Indigenous Brilliance Collective and Room Magazine. For the month of February, we will be sharing weekly content on the @indigenousbrilliance Instagram page, as well as over here on the Room Magazine website. This month we will explore different media recommendations from Patricia Massy of Massy Books, share interviews and content from featured Black and Black/Afro-Indigenous creatives, as well as dive into thought provoking questions, all related to the topic of Black/Afro-Indigeneity on Turtle Island.

For this first week, we will be exploring the ways in which Black and Indigenous people have been in solidarity throughout history. Featuring an interview with Nic Wayara of Hook or Crook Consulting co., we will dive into some conversation and imagining of ways that we can continue to show up for each other, transcending structures of lateral violence and colonial systems of oppression within and between Black and Indigenous communities. We hope you enjoy it!

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Black History Month: What is Hogan’s Alley?

For this week, we will be focusing on some local history and geographical discourse relating to the community of Hogan’s Alley, on the unseeded and unsurrendered territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. As well, we will be discussing an award winning short film titled Where We Meet by Lexi Mellish-Mingo and Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros. We hope you enjoy it!

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