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Red Rising Magazine
Winnipeg, MB | Canada

Red Rising Magazine is a non-profit Indigenous-centred magazine providing an unfiltered space for Indigenous youth, writers, artists, academics and community to share their stories and showcase their brilliance. Created in 2015 by Indigenous youth in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, word of Red Rising Magazine has quickly spread across the continent and the magazine even boasts readership as far away as New Zealand! More recently, Red Rising started an educational branch called Red Rising Education which creates authentic Indigenous Education resources for teachers and students.

Featured issues:

Red Rising Magazine Issue 1: The Rising Generation cover art created by Justin Larivee situates Indigenous Peoples as existing in the present, while still maintaining our traditional culture. Inside, we include poems, essays, stories and art that focuses on understanding history and reclaiming Indigenous identity and pride.

Red Rising Magazine Issue 7: Two Spirit is about uplifting Two-Spirit voices and their creative expression to spark dialogue on why we need to decolonize the way we value gender and sexuality within our communities. Two-Spirited people are the most marginalized in our communities due to the ongoing colonialism and assimilation that has resulted in gender and sexual-based violence, systemic oppression and the current suicide crisis on-reserve. This issue serves to acknowledge the beauty, value and resistance of our two-spirited relatives, as they are impacted in many ways by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. As we embark on our collective journey of decolonization, we must honour Two-Spirited people for all the gifts Creator has given them.

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We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We offer our sincere thanks to Red River Co-op for their generous support of our 2020 book fair. Thank You!

We are grateful to artists Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber for the Prairie Art Book Fair logo designed for our first fair in 2018.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We would like to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of Plug In ICA.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at

For more information about the Prairie Art Book Fair, contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at or Luther Konadu at

For more information about our programming, contact Nasrin Himada at

For general information, please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043.