Indigenous history

Maison Busteed, considered the oldest house in the eastern region of Gaspésie, was set ablaze and destroyed in an alleged act of criminal arson at the end of May (Courtesy of Michel Goudreau)

After a Quebec heritage house is set on fire, what can emerge from the ashes?

Some thought the Maison Busteed, built on unceded land, should have been preserved, others considered it a symbol of colonialism to be demolished. The decades-long argument recently came to an acrimonious end.

Jordan Abel (Sweetmoon Photography)

Poet Jordan Abel pieces together his past in his latest book ‘Nishga’

Abel mines his family’s painful story, exploring the impacts of residential schools and intergenerational trauma, in a new literary work of poetry, art and archival documents

‘That’s my auntie’: A new book reframes photos from Indigenous communities

When Paul Seesequasis started posting archival images on social media to shine a light on the resilience of Indigenous communities, thousands of people responded