About Us

Our Story

The Feather is your most trusted #1 source for Indigenous news and entertainment. We provide superior quality news articles, thought-provoking analysis pieces, and world-leading coverage on issues that may or may not be important to you.

We may or may not be satire, comedy, or whatever...

Our coverage is provided with an "Indigenous Slant", which means tons of laughter and copious amounts of smart-ass articles that you can share with your friends and family.

The Feather was founded in 2018 by Ryan Moccasin, a stand-up comedian based out of Saskatoon, SK.

 

Since then, the company has grown to four staff members who assist in writing and producing videos for The Feather.

Shawn Cuthand and Danny Knight are two stand-up comedians, as well. Muskwa Lerat is an emcee, rapper, and a technical guru who makes all the video magic for our viewers.

Our Mission

To deliver the truth... in a weird and funny kind of way.

We are satirical news at its best. Kind of.

Writer/Producer

Writer/Host

Staff

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Executive Producer/Writer

Ryan Moccasin

He is an author, satirist, and comedian from Saskatoon. His fake news articles and videos have been featured on APTN InFocus and CBC. His work has garnered over thousands of views and impressions on social media. His work has been funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Paved Arts.

 

His recent sci-fi novel "Suicide Empire" was featured on CBC Radio, APTN, and Eagle Feather News. It can be found on Amazon and wherever fringe books are sold near you.

 

He has also written a Christmas screenplay for the Gordon Tootoosis Native Theatre Company. When not pretending he knows how to write plays, he is also working on his next novel called "Lullaby For Emily" which is slated for release in 2022.

 

He is currently working on an animated series "Sensational Man". The series was recently chosen to be pitched for content executives at Netflix's Virtual Pitch Day.

Shawn Cuthand

Shawn Cuthand is half Cree, half Mohawk, but all deadly. He got into comedy to honour his storytelling ancestors.

 

He has made appearances at the Winnipeg Fringe, Woke Comedy Hour, Laughter is Medicine in Winnipeg, Comedy Monday Night in Calgary, Trevor's Pad at YukYuk's Ottawa and was lucky enough to get drawn out of the bucket on Kill Tony, the #1 live comedy podcast in the world. He recently did his first half hour at Yuk Yuk's as well. He spent the pandemic performing at socially distanced fire pit parties and now you can see him alongside Danny Knight as hosts of The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone open mic at the Capitol Music Club in Saskatoon, SK every Sunday night. 

Danny Knight

He is an actor/musician/comedian and correspondent for the satirical newspaper The Feather.

 

He has attended and graduated from GTNT's Circle of Voices program, youth ensemble, red spirit, and fire spirit programs.

 

He held an artist residency at Persephone Theatre where he studied script work, sound design, administration, marketing, and acting.

 

His acting credits include Thunderstick (Globe Theatre), The Shortcuts Festival 2016 (Hardly Art Theatre), Dominion (GTNT), A History of Breathing (Persephone Theatre). 

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Technical Director/Writer

Muskwa Lerat

Muskwa Lerat is a First Nations artist and producer stationed in Saskatoon, originally from Cowessess First Nation in Treaty 4 territory. His artistic endeavours began at a young age with the local hip-hop group known as the Unsatisfied Poets.


 

At 22, Muskwa attended the Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon to further his knowledge in the field of audio recording. Upon graduating, he was one of the co-founding members of The Sound & Silence Collective, a local record label.

 

He is currently working on local projects as a co-creator of The Rap and Rhythm Collective, Future Artistic Minds, and owner of Earthrok Productions. These projects work to empower youth through music and promote community engagement through the arts. Over the years Muskwa has stepped into the world of film and has collaborated on a number of projects that have been accepted into film festivals nationally and internationally. Muskwa has been a mentor at the Saskatoon Tribal Council youth film camp since 2016. Muskwa continues to work with local musicians as a recording engineer and with youth as a mentor, and continues to create programs that foster music and film making as an outlet for self expression and creativity.