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In Taken's blog, our team includes information about the hosts, series creators, and crew, recent articles carefully curated from reliable sources, and pieces of information on the issues related to Canada's MMIWG.

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Latest Posts

Four Sacred Medicines – Sage

by Katarina Ziervogel Katarina Ziervogel is a Toronto-based writer who was an intern in Taken’s writing department last season, and is now studying at Ryerson University. Katarina was an Orange Daisy Project (orangedaisyproject.com) documentary subject and keynote speaker, and a recent nominee for the YM-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Follow her journey as a deaf, Indigenous female filmmaker from Winnipeg living her dreams in Toronto on Twitter @katarinaun Each week, Katarina will share a new blog with Taken’s audience that relates to Canada’s MMIWG2S. This week is part two in a four part series on sacred medicines. On this website, there is an e-ceremony and e-smudge available to honour the families and of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous women with four Sacred Medicines (Tobacco, Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass) to choose from. Four Sacred Medicines comes from one of the First Nations’ tribe…

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Four Sacred Medicines – Tobacco

by Katarina Ziervogel Katarina Ziervogel is a Toronto-based writer who was an intern in Taken’s writing department last season, and is now studying at Ryerson University. Katarina was an Orange Daisy Project (orangedaisyproject.com) documentary subject and keynote speaker, and a recent nominee for the YM-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Follow her journey as a deaf, Indigenous female filmmaker from Winnipeg living her dreams in Toronto on Twitter @katarinaun Each week, Katarina will share a new blog with Taken’s audience that relates to Canada’s MMIWG2S. This week is part one in a four part series on sacred medicines. On the Taken website there is an e-ceremony and e-smudge available to honour the families and of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous women with four Sacred Medicines (Tobacco, Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass) to choose from. Four Sacred Medicines come from one of the First Nations’…

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Firth's 6,000-kilometre Awakening Journey

Firth’s 6,000-kilometre Awakening Journey

Image Courtesy of Brad Firth by Katarina Ziervogel A member of Gwich’in First Nation, Brad Firth, a 46-year-old runner who has come a long way. Being an athlete since he was a young boy, nothing stopped him from running anywhere—not even the brutal winter months up in Inuvik, N.W.T nor his dark past of being a former drug addict who managed to escape from the downtown east side in Vancouver. It’s no wonder why Firth has earned himself a title “Caribou Legs.” Firth first started running in May, from Merritt, British Columbia as the starting point to St. John’s, Newfoundland as the ending point. [1] The focal point of his awakening journey is to raise awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. However, this is not his first time running across the Canada. Recently, he ran from Vancouver to…

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Meet the Team: Composer Justin Delorme

Meet the Team: Composer Justin Delorme

Justin Delorme is a young Metis composer, who was mentored for Taken by for notable Los Angeles based composer Shawn Pierce. Justin is a dedicated artist, and working on the stories of the women and girls of Taken and the people who love them is very special to him. Justin has composed, produced and performed music professionally since 2013 for film, web media and live performance. His work as a film composer includes: Music of the Spheres (Prairie Kid Productions, 2015, directed by Madison Thomas); The Middles (Prairie Kid Productions, 2015, directed by Madison Thomas); Old Country. 4 Him Productions, 2014, directed by Pina Robinson; Q&A (Red Czarina Entertainment, 2014, directed by Ashley Hirt; Seven Drinks (Prairie Kid Productions, 2014, directed by Kevin P. Gabel and Madison Thomas; Nooks and Crannies (Prairie Kid Productions, 2014, directed by Madison Thomas; Blankets Make…

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Artwork and MMIWG

Artwork and MMIWG

artwork: “Holding Boots” by Annie Pootoogook     by Katarina Ziervogel     Art is a creative expression through paintings, photographs, music, films, dance, and other artistic forms. There is no limit to expressing one’s own creativity because it comes in unique ways. For instance, Indigenous people in Canada have a great history of art that dates as far as the last Ice Age (between 80,000 – 12,000 years ago)[1]. Indigenous artwork plays a huge role in most Indigenous people’s lives. It can help them to heal from traumatic events, including loss of a loved one, and personal trauma. Lately, some people are creating Indigenous artwork in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, and to support the families of MMIWG. For instance, two teenagers, Aiyana and Kaiya Leonard La Couvee from Calgary collected more than 1,200 pairs of…

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