S Nationtalk Interviews

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Jeffery Cyr, Executive Director of National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC)

NationTalk recently had the opportunity to speak with the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) Executive Director, Jeffery Cyr. Listen in for what’s new with the NAFC, as well as, a full breakdown of the recent transfer of programs from the Department of Canadian Heritage to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. Mr. […]

by NationTalk on April 18, 20122984 Views

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Kelly Lendsay, President & CEO of Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC)

Release Date: April 19, 2012 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega and Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) President & CEO, Kelly Lendsay, recently found time to chat about the upcoming Inclusion Works event in Edmonton, May 1-3 at the Westin. Inclusion Works ’12 has an great line up of speakers, which include Mr. Lendsay himself, as well as, […]

by NationTalk on April 18, 20122235 Views

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Glenn Nolan, President of the PDAC Board

Release Date: April 16, 2012 NationTalk recently sat down with the President of the PDAC Board, Vice-President of Aboriginal Affairs for Noront Resources, as well as, former Chief of Missanabie First Nation, Glenn Nolan. Listen to hear more from this pillar of the Aboriginal community who has advocated for Aboriginal rights in various industries through […]

by NationTalk on April 11, 20122522 Views

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Sarah Blackstock, YWCA’s Director of Advocacy & Communications

Recently, NationTalk sat down with YWCA’s Director of Advocacy & Communications, Sarah Blackstock. Listen to hear information regarding the world renowned YWCA and its Toronto extension, which has the brand new Elm Centre. You can also hear about their Women of Distinction awards and about their programs which are assisting women with lack of housing, […]

by NationTalk on April 4, 20122732 Views

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Senator Gerry St Germain, Chair of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

Release Date: April 2, 2012 Senator Gerry St Germain talks about growing up in a small Métis community, along the Assiniboine River, known as “Petit Canada”, how in the early days it was not easy being Métis and the extraordinary feelings he experienced when he walked into the Senate for the first time, as a […]

by NationTalk on April 1, 20122616 Views

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Scott Haldane, President and CEO of YMCA Canada

Release Date: March 29, 2012 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega and YMCA Canada’s President and CEO, Scott Haldane, recently sat down to discuss what is new with the YMCA and to gain some insight into incredible programs like YMCA’s Strong Kids campaign. With such a large Aboriginal population who all can’t afford gym fees etc, the YMCA […]

by NationTalk on March 28, 20123408 Views

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Tanya Derksen, the Director of Education & Outreach for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: March 28, 2012 NationTalk has had the pleasure of speaking with Tanya Derksen, the Director of Education & Outreach for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Topics include more about their upcoming season and where to get tickets, also, more on some new releases. Listen to hear more about the WSO’s great work and opportunities […]

by NationTalk on March 27, 20122622 Views

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Allison Fisher, Executive Director for the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

Release Date: March 26. 2012 NationTalk had the pleasure of speaking with Allison Fisher, Executive Director for the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. With the Wabano Mamawi Centre coming along greatly, Allison tells us some updates and says a thank you to all the NationTalk listeners who have supported the fundraising campaign. Ensuring Wabano can […]

by NationTalk on March 23, 20124605 Views

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Laurie Sterritt, Executive Director of BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BC AMTA)

Release Date: March 23, 2012 Recently, NationTalk had the opportunity to speak with the BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BC AMTA) founding Executive Director, Laurie Sterritt. She started with BC AMTA in 2009 after a senior role at Vancity Credit Union and immense experience as an executive recruiter and as a project and special event […]

by NationTalk on March 23, 20122892 Views

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Dr. Grace Li Xiu Woo, Author of “Ghost Dancing with Colonialism”

This edition of NationTalk Radio includes Nick Ashawasega and famed author, Dr. Grace Li Xiu Woo. Listen to hear more about her incredible work with Lawyers Rights Watch Canada and her past work as a now retired member of the Law Society of British Columbia. These wonderful experiences led to her authoring the incredible book, […]

by NationTalk on March 21, 20123475 Views

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Santee Smith, Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT)

Recently, NationTalk sat down with the Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT), Santee Smith. Listen to hear more about her incredible journey and how she has helped bring KDT international acclaim while transforming KDT into one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies. They will be premiering their new production, “TransMigration” at […]

by NationTalk on March 20, 20122122 Views

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Leo Friday Deputy Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Council

Release Date: March 19, 2012 NationTalk recently interviewed Leo Friday, Deputy Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Council. Topics include the youth forum being held at John R Delaney Youth Centre in Moose Factory, ON and how important it is that the young people have the support needed to succeed. Also discussed was the importance of […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 20123022 Views

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Vanessa Loewen, Producer on the hit APTN show, Fit First

NationTalk recently interviewed Vanessa Loewen, producer on the hit APTN show, Fit First. Listen to hear more about Vanessa’s role within Fit First and how important fitness programs can be for the Aboriginal communities of Canada currently dealing with weight issues. Fit First seasons 1 and 2 have transformed many people’s lives, you can watch […]

by NationTalk on March 7, 20122762 Views

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Chief Wallace Fox of Onion Lake Cree Nation

Release Date: March 6, 2012 Recently, NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega had the pleasure of speaking with Chief Wallace Fox of Onion Lake Cree Nation. Listen to hear about the sensitive issues which Onion Lake Cree Nation are facing and the incredible work being done by Chief and Council to ensure its people are given fair education, […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 20122632 Views

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MNP

Released March 6, 2012. For more than 25 years, MNP has proudly served Aboriginal communities throughout Canada. With over 400 Aboriginal Services team members and more than 800 Aboriginal clients across the country, no other chartered accounting and business consulting firm demonstrates as much commitment or has invested as much time and resources into understanding […]

by NationTalk on March 5, 20123233 Views

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Michelle Thrush, Gemini Award Winning Actress

Released March 5, 2012. Recently, NationTalk had the opportunity of speaking with Gemini award winning actress, Michelle Thrush. She has worked with many famous actors including Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton and Gary Farmer, while starring in many hit television shows. Listen to hear more about her experiences and also about her award winning role […]

by NationTalk on March 2, 20122444 Views

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Don Amero, Award Winning Recording Artist

Released date March 1, 2012. NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to talk with award-winning recording artist Don Amero. Listen to hear more about his unique journey through the music scene and how he has come to be recognized in the Aboriginal and national music scene. Check out his website and watch out for […]

by NationTalk on February 29, 20122021 Views

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CCFL, Adam Fair

NationTalk speaks with Adam Fair of the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) a division of SEDI. The CCFL offers free financial literacy training for staff members of community organizations that work with Canadians living in poverty. Adam speaks about an initiative of the CCFL funded by RBC to provide training to Aboriginal organizations and […]

by NationTalk on February 24, 20122618 Views

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Ray Mason, President of the National Residential School Survivors Society

Release Date: Feb 28, 2012 – Ray Mason, President of the National Residential School Survivors Society speaks with NationTalk about the state of the organization and the trials and tribulations in his over 15 year journey to help bring justice to Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Mr. Mason believes the work is not done, as over 500 […]

by NationTalk on February 24, 20122316 Views

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Minister Kathleen Wynne, ON Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

This edition of NationTalk Radio includes Nick Ashawasega interviewing the Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne. Listen to hear more about the incredible commitment made by Right To Play Canada and the Ontario Government to provide the PLAY program to 39 more First Nations across Ontario. Tune in for more about the […]

by NationTalk on February 23, 20122889 Views

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Claude Chum, Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Services

NationTalk Radio interviews Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services (NAPS) Chief Claude Chum. Topics include Chief Chum’s incredible journey through the Navy and OPP until landing with Anishinabek Police Service in ’96, to currently, where Chief Chum finds himself as Chief of the largest First Nation Police Service in Canada (NAPS). Also mentioned is the new National Justice […]

by NationTalk on February 23, 20122973 Views

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Category: Press ReleasesAudio

Erin Meehan – President of ESS Canada

Recently, NationTalk was invited to CCAB’s 14th Annual Toronto Gala where the 2012 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame laureates were introduced. This years laureates were Mr. David Tuccaro and Mr. Gregory Koostachin, who took time to sit down with NationTalk. The Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame was founded and is still supported by ESS, a […]

by NationTalk on February 13, 20123429 Views

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Ken Fraser of MNP LLP

Release Feb 6, 2012 Recently, NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega sat down with Ken Fraser of MNP LLP. Listen to hear more about MNP and CANDO’s wonderful program being offered on Aboriginal communities across Canada. This amazing program ensures both Chief and council, as well as, members, have more answers with regards to corporations and organizations that […]

by NationTalk on February 3, 20123627 Views

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Chris Desjarlais, Vice Chair Elizabeth Métis Settlement

Released January 30, 2012 – NationTalk speaks with Vice-Chair, Chris Desjarlais of the Elizabeth Métis Settlement. Chris talks about the positive impact of Elizabeth Métis Settlement has on it’s community members in Alberta. He also focuses on the new and exciting partnership with Habitat for Humanity. A program where both organizations can help community members […]

by NationTalk on January 27, 20122687 Views

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Angus Toulouse, Regional Chief of COO

Released January 26, 2012 – NationTalk speaks with Regional Chief Angus Toulouse, outside of the Crown First Nation Gathering held in Ottawa on January 24th. The discussion focuses on the voice of First Nations people and whether or not Prime Minister Harper is in line with the voice of our National Chief. High Quality/Radio Media […]

by NationTalk on January 25, 20122308 Views

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Ovide Mercredi of the Misipawistik Cree Nation

Release Date: January 24, 2011 – NationTalk recently sat down with Ovide Mercredi, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. He was at the Crown – First Nation Gathering, taking place in Ottawa. Topics included the Treaties, the history behind the Treaties and how they were not upheld. The Treaties were set up […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20123070 Views

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Lana Eagle, Vice President of Learning Together Inc

Release Date: Jan 16, 2012, This edition of NationTalk includes Nick Ashawasega and the Vice President of Learning Together, Lana Eagle. Attend Learning Together’s 7th annual upcoming conference that will be held in Yellowknife, NT, and learn how to build relationships between Aboriginal communities and the mining sector. For the second year there will be […]

by NationTalk on January 13, 20122913 Views

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Shy-Anne Hovorka Award Winning Singer / Songwriter

Release Date: Jan 11, 2012 NationTalk speaks with Aboriginal singer/songwriter, Shy-Anne Hovorka from Northwestern Ontario. Her style in blues, pop, contemporary and folk has given this young rising star a career in the spotlight. In 2010, at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, she was voted the Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year as well […]

by NationTalk on January 10, 20122488 Views

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Dr. Leslie Roberts Pres. and Founder of Go Forth Institute

Recently, NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega sat down with Go Forth Institute’s founder and President, Dr. Leslie Roberts. Listen to hear more about Leslie and the wonderful work she has undertaken along the way as an Entrepreneur, which led her to creating the GoForth Institute’s 100 Essential Small Business Skills™. A program that helps small business entrepreneurs […]

by NationTalk on December 15, 20112960 Views

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Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation

Release Date:December 12, 2011 – NationTalk speaks with Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation during an impromptu march to Parliament Hill after a very emotional speech during the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly happening in Ottawa. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.

by NationTalk on December 6, 20112587 Views

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Chief David Babin Wahgoshig First Nation

Release Date: Dec 2, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Chief David Babin Wahgoshig First Nation. Topics include the injunction that was filed by the Wahgoshig First Nation against Solid Gold Resources to halt mining exploration on their traditional lands. The injunction was postponed until Dec 7, 2011, the Judge was removed due to a conflict of […]

by NationTalk on December 2, 20112868 Views

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Angus Toulouse, Regional Chief of COO

Nov. 23, 2011 – NationTalk speaks with Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse who participated in a panel discussion at the 8th Annual Ontario Economic Summit (OES) coordinated by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The OES brings together leaders from business, labour, government and non-profit organizations to share ideas and to promote economic growth in Ontario. […]

by NationTalk on November 22, 20112359 Views

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Marilyn Field, Founder and President of DAREart

Release Date: October 27, 2011 NationTalk speaks with Marilyn Field – Founder and President of DAREarts.Topics include the documentary “Fill My Hollow Bones” in which is discussed the foundation’s journey over the last 3 years of working with Webequie First Nation students.They encouraged the youth to find their own voice through art, dance, drama and […]

by NationTalk on October 25, 20112547 Views

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Iskatewizaagegan First Nation, Chief Eli Mandamin

Release Date: October 17, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Chief Eli Mandamin with Iskatewizaagegan First Nation. – 13K Walk from Shoal Lake 39 to the Hwy 17 in Ontario. The walk is in protest to the Winnipeg/Manitoba plan to continue extracting water from Iskatewizaagegan territory without consent. Topics also include the jurisdiction over water in the […]

by NationTalk on October 14, 20112985 Views

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National Chief Shawn Atleo, Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

Release Date: October 4, 2011, NationTalk speaks with National Chief Shawn Atleo – Assembly of First Nations (AFN). Topics include the statement given on Dec 9th, 2010 by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister, John Duncan, in which he committed to work in collaboration with First Nations to improve First Nations education, the same day […]

by NationTalk on September 30, 20112088 Views

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Monique Bateman SVP of Prairie Region at TD Canada Trust

Release Date: September 30th, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Monique Bateman, SVP of Prairie Region at TD Canada Trust. Topics include the incredible successes she has seen over her 30 year career at TD. Hear more about how she started as a teller and has worked her way up to Senior Vice President of Prairie Region […]

by NationTalk on September 23, 20112982 Views

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Paul Martin, Right Honourable

Release Date: September 16, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Right Honourable Paul Martin who has been devoted to the cause of Canada’s Inuit peoples, First Nations and the Métis nation. After he retired from political life in 2006, Mr. Martin and his family established the Martin Aboriginal Initiative (MAI) which focuses in two areas: the Capital […]

by NationTalk on September 15, 20112500 Views

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Honourable Jack Layton

Re-Released – August 23, 2011 Original Release Date: October 13, 2008 – NationTalk invited all leaders to address the NationTalk audience with their party platforms. The NDP accepted our invitation, Jack Layton speaks with NationTalk on the run up to election day. Mr. Layton speaks on the government apology, the Kelowna Accord, health care and […]

by NationTalk on August 23, 20112178 Views

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Glenn Nolan, 1st Vice President of the PDAC

Release Date: Sept 12, 2011, Glenn Nolan speaks with Nation Talk about his past experience as the Chief of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, his background in the exploration and mining industry, his role at the PDAC, and the path to becoming the association’s first Aboriginal President in 2012. Also discussed are the PDAC’s initiatives […]

by NationTalk on August 21, 20112835 Views

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Right to Play Canada

Release Date: August 5th, 2011, NationTalk recently attended the announcement hosted by the McGuinty Government for the Promoting Life-Skills for Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) initiative, which will bring this program into 30 more First Nation communities. Listen to hear more about this incredible program and how it has already assisted a couple of communities in empowering […]

by NationTalk on August 5, 20113677 Views

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Achneepineskum, David Paul, Matawa First Nations CEO

Release Date: July 20, 2011, NationTalk speaks with David Paul Achneepineskum – Matawa First Nations CEO. Topics include the historic Unity Declaration signed on July 14th by the nine Chiefs of the Matawa First Nations to protect the natural resources of their lands. Further discussion on how the declaration affects the duty to consult the […]

by NationTalk on July 18, 20112775 Views

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Clint Davis, CCAB President and CEO

Release Date: July 18, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Clint Davis – President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Topics include the TD Economics special report in conjunction with CCAB called, ‘Estimating the Size of the Aboriginal Market in Canada,’ in which nany questions were answered about the Aboriginal market and Aboriginal economy. […]

by NationTalk on July 17, 20112330 Views

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National Chief Shawn Atleo, Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

Release Date: July 7, 2011 – NationTalk speaks with Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo about the upcoming 32nd Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place in Moncton, New Brunswick on July 12-14, 2011. Topics include a new format at the Annual General Assembly where the Chiefs will participate in various plenary […]

by NationTalk on July 6, 20112135 Views

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Robert Beaudin, President and CEO of MERE

Release Date: July 6, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Robert Beaudin – President and CEO of Mother Earth Renewable Energy (MERE), Canada’s first 100% First Nations owned wind farm. Topics include the groundbreaking wind power project in M’Chineeng First Nation, which is 100% First Nation owned. Also discussed are the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, […]

by NationTalk on July 5, 20113160 Views

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Kelly Lendsay, Aboriginal Human Resource Council

Release Date: June 28, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Kelly Lendsey – Aboriginal Human Resource Council. Topics include how AHRC can help mining and energy companies recruit and retain Aboriginal workers. Also discussed is the Leadership Circle partnership group and how it advances inclusion in the four areas of human resources, procurement, communications/marketing and corporate social […]

by NationTalk on June 27, 20112114 Views

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Sharon Venne, First Nations Lawyer

Release Date: June 20, 2011 NationTalk speaks with Sharon Venne – an accomplished First Nations Lawyer, she has worked on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples since the 70’s at the United Nations in Geneva and New York Topics include her work with the United Nations and some of the issues […]

by NationTalk on June 15, 20116664 Views

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Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

Release Date: June 3, 2011 NationTalk speaks with Mary Simon- President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). Topics include how she has devoted her life to achieving social justice for Inuit nationally and internationally, with a particular focus on children and youth, and the preservation of the Inuit language. In the environmental, economic and political arenas, […]

by NationTalk on June 3, 20113207 Views

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Category: PodcastsAudio

Roland Monague, Chief of the Beausoleil First Nation

Release Date: June 3, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Chief Roland Monague from Beausoleil First Nation (Christian Island). Topics include the land claim settlement of the Coldwater Treaty in which they were led to believe they had signed an agreement indicating they were there to stay. It was acknowledged years later that they were defrauded of […]

by NationTalk on May 27, 20113710 Views

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Duke Redbird, Aboriginal Mentor & Advisor at OCAD

Release Date: May 24, 2011 NationTalk speaks with Duke Redbird, writer, storyteller, Aboriginal Mentor/Advisor at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He discusses his work with the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program, and how the early native designs have not been improved upon, they are still created in the same way today, examples are the […]

by NationTalk on May 19, 20112976 Views

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Tewanee Joseph, CEO of the Tewanee Consulting Group

Release Date: May 9, 2011 NationTalk speaks with Tewanee Joseph – CEO of the Tewanee Consulting Group. Topics include the work he is doing now as a consultant since he was the CEO for the 4 Host Nations for the 2010 Games in Vancouver, as well as his work in the Secretariat being formed to […]

by NationTalk on May 9, 20112338 Views

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