Stan Louttit

Playing Mandolin Strikes A Chord With Me

January 11, 2018 | 11:09 am

There has always been something about the sound of a mandolin that has interested me. Not sure what it is? It has eight strings and is tuned G, D, A, E. What you would call “fifths” if you know your music theory. The way the chords are produced is somewhat of a challenge because of…

Learning About Climate Change

November 24, 2017 | 12:58 pm

As part of my work with Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN), I sometimes get to go to interesting conferences like this one about ‘Climate Change and Traditional Knowledge’ that was held in Boulder, Colorado in 2017. There were Indigenous peoples in attendance from Africa, Mexico and Scandinavia that were dealing with climate change in their…

Divinely Dangerous?

January 29, 2016 | 7:28 pm

As a Cree person who is a humanist, I’m interested in earth-based spirituality and organized religion. One of the books I’m reading is a discussion between two writers who wish to demystify spirituality, reform religion, and promote human rights and democratic ideas. Its good to have ideas about our origins, and whether there is something…