Honouring Black-Indigenous Bloodlines

Isaac Crosby is Anishinaabe and Black, and he wants his family’s history to be seen.

“I come from two of the strongest cultures on this Earth,” said the 49-year-old lead in Urban Agriculture at Evergreen Brick Works.

I first met Crosby at an Afro-Indigenous gathering on October 2019 at the Children’s Peace Theatre. Over 20 people arrived at the event, which took place to honour people mixed with the blood of the African diaspora and Indigenous people of Turtle Island.

I’m Black and Mi’kmaw from Elsipogtog First Nation and I felt validated at the event, hearing others that looked like me talk about the anti-Black racism they face in Indigenous communities and the anti-Indigenous comments they overhear when people don’t realize they’re Indigenous.

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