PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) fully supports all the events taking place across Canada on February 14th—including Have a Heart Day, One Billion Rising and the Memorial March movement. “I acknowledge all the leadership and dedication that has mobilized three powerful […]
Credits: KahnawakeTV Kahnawà:ke’s Dave ‘The Coach’ Canadian was officially named Council President of the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina, Saskatchewan. KTV caught up with ‘The Coach’ for comments. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Release Date: February 12, 2013 NationTalk speaks to one of The Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business’ newest Laureates and inductee’s into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame, Chief Jim Thunder. Mr. Thunder held the role of hereditary Chief of Buffalo Point First Nation from 1967 to 1997. Under his leadership, Mr. Thunder drove the implementation of a […]
Credits: AM 650 AllTime Favourites! We wade into the issue of Aboriginal inclusion during the 1st of 3 shows over the next several weeks with the Aboriginal Human Resources Council (AHRC). Kelly Lendsay, President & CEO of the AHRC, and a powerful visionary, articulates why aboriginal inclusion is an economic necessity for Canadian business. He […]
Credits: shawncateyez Ignite London: Talks Talks Inspired by the Teachings of The Eighth Fire as part of “The Eighth Fire” An Aboriginal Festival Igniting the New Era, February 4th – June 5th, 2011. The festival is presented in partnership with TD Bank Group, local Aboriginal advisors Dan and Mary-Lou Smoke and The Thames Valley District […]
Credits: tangaloo Trailer for the Native American prophecy documentary the 8th Fire with Dave Courchene Jr. Dave Courchene speaks about having a dream and following through with your vision. On his vision quest, he dreamed of riding on the back of a turtle and seeing the world flash by him. This inspired him to create The […]
February 1, 2013 VIA E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Letters to the EditorThe Thompson Citizen Congratulations for making the very tough decision to close your newspaper’s Facebook page. Media across the country are grappling with the shocking increase in online hatred directed at Aboriginal Peoples. Your actions help send a strong message that providing a forum for hateful and […]
February 7, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today welcomed all-party support for concrete action on Treaty implementation and respect for Aboriginal title and rights, including the full and meaningful consultation of First Nations on legislation, and making improved economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples a central […]
Credits: TheTRCCanada We follow the Unity Riders into Winnipeg and into the TRC gathering at the Forks, Winnipeg Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Credits: aboriginalhr Wab Kinew delivers an inspirational and empowering keynote speech designed to invoke new thinking within corporations about Indigenous inclusion and hope within First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Credits: CBCtv A 500 year old relationship … coming out of conflict, colonialism and denial. A Special Series on CBC TV, Radio and CBC.ca. Thursday January 12 at 9 pm on CBC-TV Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Release Date: January 31, 2013 NationTalk speaks to President and CEO of Indspire and Executive Producer of the Indspire Awards. Roberta L. Jamieson. Roberta is a Mohawk woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario, where she still resides. In November of 2004, she was appointed CEO and President of the […]
Credits: skyearthstories Two of the Idle No More Founders Jessica Gordon and Sheelah McLean spoke at the People’s Social Forum meeting in Ottawa on January 26th 2013. The video contains their speeches and the Q n A session. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Credits to: www.chiefterry.com/media The Membertou logo of “Welcoming the World” is undoubtedly the most accurate representation of the open and progressive First Nation community that Membertou has become under the leadership of Chief Terry Paul. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information. WebRep Overall rating […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2013 Beyond Section 35 symposium to bring together leaders in governance VANCOUVER – The BC Treaty Commission and the New Relationship Trust, working with the Institute on Governance, will host a two-day symposium on February 19 and 20 at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. This event will […]
Credits to equalmarriage CBC-TV’s Senior Correspondent in Ottawa, Terry Milewski gets a public dressing down as Liberal leader Bob Rae responds to a question that Milewski asked regarding the goals of First Nations and #idlenomore in Canada. The question revealed much about what is wrong with mainstream media coverage of FN in Canada. At the end […]
January 23, 2013 Swift Current, SK – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board and Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, today announced up to $22,575 for a project in Swift Current to honour Veterans and those who […]
Release Date: January 24, 2013 NationTalk speaks to JP Gladu, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. JP Gladu has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector working with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. He has also produced a number of publications related to First […]
Credits: First Nations Finance Authority Move your community forward to financial strength and self-sufficiency at your pace, with your terms and priorities. Discover the benefits of working with the FNFA. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Credits: First Nations Finance Authority The FNFA—First Nations setting policies for First Nations with investment and loan solutions tailored to the unique needs of your community. Jennifer George explains how the FNFA can help you achieve your visions for the future. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Release Date January 21, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Aaron Paquette. The Edmonton artist received national attention recently after starting a satirical Twitter hashtag to raise awareness about the Idle No More movement. Paquette created the word “Ottawapiskat” by combining Ottawa with the name of the Attawapiskat reserve in northern Ontario. He then began sending out humorous tweets […]
Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC Pewi Alfred from Alert Bay shares the Kwak’wala word for “Respect”. Kwak’wala is the indigenous language spoken by the Kwakwaka’wakw. It belongs to the Wakashan language family and is listed as critically endangered by UNESCO . You can learn more about Kwak’wala on the First Voices website . Language is an integral part of storytelling. Like our […]
Release Date: January 18, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Birdwire Media Owner Dwayne Bird about his recent work for the Idle No More Movement. Dwayne was the first artist to share his work in solidarity with the Idle No More Movement. He created posters, graphics for both Facebook and Twitter and shared his work since December 7, […]
Credits: ThePerfectPlex Hi everyone, I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Times they are a changing and I’m sure that most of you are feeling the movement in one way or another. If you are Native, you are probably on the front lines of this change, even some […]
Credits: canadianlabour Ellen Gabriel talks to the Rise up! Conference about Native Issues and recommends that Canadians take time to get to know more about the indigenous people of the this country. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Credits: ProductionsCazabon Message recorded on Dec. 25, 2012 in support of youth reclaiming cultural practices and ceremony such as drumming. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Credits to earlyman72 THE IDLE NO MORE MOVEMENT IS SPREADING AS THE MESSAGE GETS LOUDER AND LOUDER – The real intent of this video is to raise our peoples spirits because we all have gone through enough BS – that its time to unite and make it known!!! As for those who want to challenge the […]
NFB OFFERS FREE STREAMING OF ALANIS OBOMSAWIN’S THE PEOPLE OF THE KATTAWAPISKAK RIVER National Film Board’s online Aboriginal Peoples channel features new playlist of titles on First Nations issues Montreal, January 11, 2013 – Alanis Obomsawin’s National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River will be streamed free of charge […]
Credits: Harmonie King Published on Dec 11, 2012 Everyone Has a Voice! Saskatoon you demonstrated your voice loud and clear! This video is ment to inspire other youth and people to take the power back.Use your own skills to promote awarness, I dont have a education in editing, however i do know that a little bit of […]
Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC Dennis Thomas from Takaya Tours shares the Tsleil-Waututh Nation word for wolf. The Tsleil-Waututh are Coast Salish people who speak the Downriver dialect of the Halkomelem language. It is a language of the First Nations peoples of southeastern Vancouver Island and of the mainland around the Fraser River Delta and the […]
For Immediate Release2012ARR0035-002102 Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Victoria – Today, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Ida Chong highlighted the B.C. government’s recent successes in reaching agreements that bring benefits to First Nations communities: “As 2012 comes to a close, I take great pride in the progress we have made in reaching agreements that […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS RELEASE TREATY SIX CHIEFS TRAVELLING TO OTTAWA FOR MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER Edmonton, Alberta, Treaty Six Territory, January 4, 2012 – Grand Chief Craig Makinaw and several Chiefs of the Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations will be travelling to Ottawa next week to meet with the Prime Minister on […]
Credits to KahnawakeTV MCK Chiefs were pleased with today’s peaceful ‘IdleNoMore’ event in support of Chief Theresa Spence and in protest of Canada’s imposition of several pieces of legislation that have angered Native people across the country. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
Credits – idlenomorealberta Update and Information on each piece of federal legislation that is being passed right now or on its way to being passed.Dr. Pamela PalmaterMi’kmaw citizen and member of Eel River Bar First Nation Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.
by Taiaiake Alfred and Tobold RolloCoast Salish Territory, Victoria, BC, Canadahttp://taiaiake.posterous.com We bear witness today to an inspiring resurgence of Indigenous consciousness directed at injustices within the Canadian state. History demonstrates that such events constitute the necessary preconditions of social and political change. Two decades ago, Indigenous resistance to colonialism moved Canada to establish the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NATIVE AMERICA NORTH SHOWCASE IN NEW YORK Canadian Aboriginal Artists To Perform During APAP 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba (December 19, 2012) — Three of Canada’s best Aboriginal artists will perform a music showcase that’s free to the public during the APAP 2013 conference in New York City, featuring roots, folk, and pop interpretations of […]
Credits: Brad Crowfoot People all across Canada are joining together in Flash Mob Round Dances such as this one taking place in Edmonton, AB. They are doing this to bring attention to the passing of Bill C-45, which attacks Indigenous rights and changes laws affecting Indigenous People without their consultation or consent. For more information: http://idlenomore1.blogspot.com/ Have […]
For Immediate Release – Thunderchild First Nation Supports Chief Spence against Oppression December 18, 2012 (Thunderchild First Nation) The community of the Thunderchild First Nation continues to offer its prayers and support for Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation who is entering her eighth day of her fight against oppression. “The courage and […]
Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC When it comes to Aboriginal art, few First Nations are as highly regarded as master carvers as are the people of the Haida Nation. Hailing from Haida Gwaii (Island of the People) or what was also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of B.C., the Haida are credited […]
Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC When you eat salmon served by an Aboriginal host – whether in a contemporary restaurant setting, or prepared by traditional methods – you’re not just sampling a British Columbia delicacy, but also partaking of something that’s been profoundly significant to the survival of the province’s First Nations since time immemorial. For […]
Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC The ideas of environmental stewardship and sustainable resource management are certainly not new or radical concepts for British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples. Long before Europeans even dreamed of traveling to North America, B.C.’s First Nations already had a deep spiritual connection to the land – considering themselves a part of it – […]
Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL, December 14, 2012 — The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador today joined the Melville Native Housing Association in celebrating the completion of renovations to 75 affordable social housing homes owned and managed by the association in Happy Valley – Goose Bay. Contributions of $1.5 million were provided […]
Canada’s Economic Action Plan invested $75 million over two years to establish the Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund. The goal was to support short-term, focused initiatives designed to help Aboriginal people get the specific skills they require to secure work within the trade industry. Have a video, podcast of text story you would […]
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate07 December 2012 Fredericton (GNB) – The vice-chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child concluded her four-day visit to Canada today, which included a stop on Dec. 5 in New Brunswick’s Elsipogtog First Nation. Marta Maurás of Chile was invited by acting Child and […]
Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC Celebrations have always been a big part of Aboriginal culture in British Columbia. Throughout the province, you can find various rodeos, pow wows, round dances and ceremonies happening during the year that celebrate and showcase ancient traditions and colourful displays. Mike Retasket of the Secwepemc Nation shares and celebrates his culture […]
Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC Sharon Bond of the Kekuli Café shares the Nooaitch First Nation word for the circular pit houses used by her people. The Nooaitch First Nation is a Nlaka’pamux First Nation (commonly called the Thompson, and also Thompson River Salish) hailing from the southern interior of British Columbia. They speak the Thompson […]
Agreement expected to strengthen relations, increase energy efficiency with B.C. First Nations SURREY, BC, Dec. 6, 2012 – FortisBC announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the B.C. First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC), making energy self-sufficiency for First Nations communities a priority. It is the first time a privately-held energy company […]
Dec. 5, 2012 SFU mathematicians collaborating with graphic artists, writers and videographers will unveil their latest video creation in a multi-media project called Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling on Friday, Dec. 7, 2:45-4:30 pm. The general public and SFU community members are invited to a free premiering of Small Number and the Skateboard Park at SFU’s IRMACS Centre, […]
December 5, 2012….Traditional territory of the Algonquin Peoples (Ottawa, Ontario)…the United Nations have been informed of the actions of Canada against the Indigenous Nations and issued a statement. ” Know and Make Known my Committee and myself in particular applaud and please go ahead… your Nations shall overcome, ” said Dr. Noreddine Amir, Vice President […]
December 4, 2012 Whitehorse—A variety of community organizations are receiving over $400,000 in funding from the Community Development Fund (CDF) to support training and educational initiatives and enhance recreational facilities across Yukon. “The CDF is an important part of improving quality of life for Yukoners,” Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon said. “Projects like Yukon Women […]