Shelby Lisk

Shelby Lisk is TVO.org's Indigenous Hub staff writer.

Shelby Lisk's articles

Published On: June 12, 2020
TVO.org is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what’s happening in their communities — and how they’re fighting injustice. Today, we interview Keisha Erwin, an Afro-Indigenous member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Published On: June 03, 2020
The federal government says it will be late delivering a MMIWG action plan due to COVID-19. Advocates say the pandemic has only emphasized the need for action.
Published On: April 23, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Tonatiuh Salinas about working overnight security at Six Nations of the Grand River — and the risk the coronavirus poses to his community.
Published On: April 09, 2020
Some elections have already been held. Others are upcoming. And that has many communities concerned about the coronavirus, safety, and possible governance gaps.
Published On: March 27, 2020
Nightly internet talk shows. Streaming comedy. Ojibwe colouring books. Across the province, Indigenous creators are sharing their work — and trying to adjust to the new challenges of the pandemic.
Published On: March 09, 2020
Miigwe ogowe ishkoniganan idash Ontario idash gashkitoowaad oshki-agindaasowigamigonan.
Published On: March 09, 2020
Thanks to a partnership between First Nations and an Ontario non-profit, Indigenous communities are welcoming new libraries.
Published On: February 11, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Carleton University professor Kahente Horn-Miller about the Mohawk Resistance — and why it’s important to inconvenience people when you’re fighting for change.
Published On: January 30, 2020
Lah tehotí:ien ne kanakerahserá:kon ne Kanien’kéha iakotirihonnién:ni — tho ki’ nón:we niwentorá:tie ahonnóhetste ne raotiwén:na.
Published On: January 30, 2020
The community is short on Kanyen’kéha instructors — and that’s making it harder to pass the language down to the next generation.
Published On: January 27, 2020
Devon MacKinnon Ottertail ogii-ozhitoon jiibegamigiwaakaa’igaans wemitigoozhi inaakonigewin gii-kagwe-wanishkwechigemagad.  
Published On: January 27, 2020
After the family of Devon MacKinnon Ottertail placed a spirit house on her grave, the city objected, saying it violated a bylaw — now this part of a sacred Anishinaabe burial practice could lead to legislative change.
Published On: January 03, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Cheekbone Beauty founder Jenn Harper about its Warrior Women makeup collection — and working to “make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth”  
Published On: December 13, 2019
A reading group in Ottawa is partway through its material — the 1,200 page MMIWG report.  
Published On: November 26, 2019
Thunder Bay teenagers code new keyboards you can download at home — and teach other students in the process.
Published On: November 04, 2019
OPINION: I’ve started to learn my own language — but my experience may not reflect what Canadians want from narratives of Indigenous resilience.
Published On: November 04, 2019
Tewakatáhsawen akateweiénste ne akewén:na — Néktsi tsi niwatierenhá:tie iah tóka’ tha’takahswáthe’te nahò:ten ne Canadians tehonatenhontsó:ni ahotitó:kenhse ne Onkwehón:we aonsahontkwatáko tsi nihotiia’tawénhseron  
Published On: October 18, 2019
The confederacy of six First Nations has worked for hundreds of years to create and sustain the common good — through a process in which “everyone has a voice.”