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Featured Video of the Day: #IdleNoMore & Mainstream Media

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on January 26, 2013961 Views

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Harper Government Announces Funding for New War Monument near Swift Current, Saskatchewan

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 […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013476 Views

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Jean Paul Gladu, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on January 23, 20133879 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Benefits of the FNFA

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.

by mmnationtalk on January 23, 2013607 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Exploring the FNFA

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.

by mmnationtalk on January 22, 2013810 Views

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Aaron Paquette, Edmonton Artist

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on January 21, 20132302 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kwak’wala : Respect

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on January 18, 2013909 Views

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Dwayne Bird, Birdwire Media Owner

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, […]

by mmnationtalk on January 18, 20132892 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on January 17, 20131643 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Ellen Gabriel talks to the Rise up! Conference about Native Issues

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.

by mmnationtalk on January 16, 2013699 Views

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Featured Video of the Day : Chief Spence’s message to FN youth

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.

by mmnationtalk on January 14, 2013693 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Idle No More Reactions Must See!!!!

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 […]

by NationTalk on January 14, 2013390 Views

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NFB Offers Free Streaming Of Alanis Obomsawin’s The People Of The Kattawapiskak River

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on January 11, 20131139 Views

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Idle no more inspirational video Saskatoon

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 […]

by ecnationtalk on January 10, 2013880 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Takaya : Wolf

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on January 7, 2013726 Views

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Promise made, promise delivered: Agreements with First Nations

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 […]

by aanationtalk on January 6, 2013341 Views

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Treaty Six Chiefs Travelling to Ottawa for meeting with Prime Minister

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 […]

by ecnationtalk on January 6, 2013766 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kahnawà:ke Marches in Solidarity with Chief Spence

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.

by mmnationtalk on January 6, 2013491 Views

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Idle No More Alberta – Dr. Pamela Palmater (Part 2 of 4)

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 ecnationtalk on December 21, 20121340 Views

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Resetting and Restoring the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada

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 […]

by ecnationtalk on December 21, 20121121 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Artists To Perform During APAP 2013

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on December 20, 20121052 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Edmonton Flash Mob Round Dance

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on December 19, 20121102 Views

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Thunderchild First Nation Supports Chief Spence against Oppression

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on December 19, 2012664 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: First Nations Carvings and Culture

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on December 18, 2012831 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Savouring the Flavours of Aboriginal Culture

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on December 17, 20121096 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Land of Our Ancestors

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 – […]

by mmnationtalk on December 14, 2012815 Views

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Newly Renovated Homes For Melville Native Housing Association

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 […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012399 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Improving First Nations participation in the Canadian workforce

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 […]

by ecnationtalk on December 13, 2012549 Views

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United Nations official includes New Brunswick in four-day visit to Canada

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 […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 2012503 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Celebrating Aboriginal Culture

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on December 10, 2012619 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kekuli : Pit House

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 […]

by ecnationtalk on December 10, 2012839 Views

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FortisBC signs landmark energy agreement with B.C. First Nations Energy and Mining Council

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 […]

by mmnationtalk on December 7, 2012314 Views

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Math Catcher unveils more movie magic — Issues, Experts & Ideas

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, […]

by ecnationtalk on December 5, 2012637 Views

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International Human Rights Body Supports Indigenous Treaty Movement in Canada

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 […]

by ecnationtalk on December 5, 20123527 Views

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Community Development Fund invests in the future, commemorates the past

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 […]

by aanationtalk on December 5, 2012584 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kahnawà:ke Language Summit

Credits to KahnawakeTV  A proposed Kahnawà:ke Language and Culture Summit is in the works, KTV spoke with Chera Lahache for more information. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information. WebRep   Overall rating     This site has no rating (not enough votes)    

by mmnationtalk on November 30, 2012683 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: OLPC Canada Video

Credits to OLPCCanada Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on November 28, 2012717 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Turtle Island Theatre Company Upcoming Production

Credits to KahnawakeTV The fifth community consultation of the proposed Kahnawà:ke Justice Act was held on November 8th, with the second half of the draft reviewed and okayed. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on November 27, 2012593 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Algonquins of Barriere Lake – Fight for Self-Determination and Environmental Protection

Credits to IPSMO More info: http://barrierelakesolidarity.org & http://ipsmo.org On Dec 13 2010, members of Barriere Lake Algonquin Nation and supporters took their message to Ottawa, Canada’s capital on unceded Algonquin territory: respect their traditional customary governance and take back Section 74 of the Indian Act, and honour the 1991 Trilateral Agreement to sustainably manage their territory’s natural resources. […]

by mmnationtalk on November 26, 2012698 Views

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ONPHA’s Waiting Lists Survey 2012 report

Every year we conduct a survey to learn how many Ontario households are waiting for community-based affordable housing. This year, we learned:  156,358 households were on waiting lists as of December 31 2011. 56,130 were families with children. 39,463 were seniors. 58,995 were single people and couples under 65. Most households that got housing had waited between 2 and 4 years. The shortest wait times were (click to enlarge): For every household […]

by aanationtalk on November 26, 2012316 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: War of 1812 Commemorations launch

Credits to KahnawakeTV Members of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and the Royal Canadian Legion Mohawk Branch 219 officially launch commemoration activities for the War of 1812. The activities planned for Kahnawà:ke aim to educate Kahnawa’kehró:non, particularly the Youth, on the important role that Kahnawà:ke played in the battles that took place throughout the three […]

by mmnationtalk on November 23, 2012813 Views

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Elisa Levi, Executive Director of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Release Date: November 23, 2012 NationTalk speaks to Elisa Levi, Executive Director of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Circle is an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. Elisa talks about the remarkable work of Circle, her first year as Executive Director and up […]

by mmnationtalk on November 23, 20123094 Views

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Aboriginal Author to Keynote Calgary Chamber of Commerce Event

When seeking partnerships with Aboriginal communities on developments, businesses need to take a long-term approach and invest in the community through proper consultation and economic capacity building.  Engaging in Aboriginal economic development can’t be done by using a one-size-fits-all mindset. Join the Calgary Chamber of Commerce  in welcoming Calvin Helin, the bestselling and multi-award winning author of Dances with […]

by ecnationtalk on November 23, 20121548 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: OLPC Canada and Ochapowace First Nation

Credits to OLPCCanada  Students, educators and community members interact with the OLPC XO during a site visit from OLPC Canada – an initiative of The Belinda Stronach Foundation (TBSF). Thank you to our sponsors Vale, BMO and the Government of Ontario for making this program possible. Have a video, podcast or story you would like […]

by mmnationtalk on November 22, 20121217 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Belinda Stronach talks OLPC Canada

Credits to OLPCCanada Originally aired on CTV News Tech Now/Bits & Bytes on November 7th 2010. At the official launch in Ottawa, the Honourable Belinda Stronach talks about The Belinda Stronach Foundation’s initiative to empower Aboriginal students across the country – One Laptop Per Child Canada. Find out more:www.olpccanada.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/OLPC-Canada/148957881809099 Twitter: @OLPCCanada Have a […]

by mmnationtalk on November 21, 2012946 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Justice Act Update

Credits to KahnawakeTV The fifth community consultation of the proposed Kahnawà:ke Justice Act was held on November 8th, with the second half of the draft reviewed and okayed. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on November 20, 2012421 Views

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Mi’kmaq, Province Generating Clean Energy, New Jobs

Aboriginal AffairsNovember 20, 2012 Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq and the province are working together to protect the environment, grow the economy and create new jobs through renewable energy.  These partners will come together with other leaders in renewable energy on Wednesday, Nov. 21, for a seminar to explore ways to seize opportunities from emerging Mi’kmaq expertise.  […]

by aanationtalk on November 20, 2012588 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Inuit Survival Skills that will Save your Life in the Arctic

Credits to MasterKonek My name is Curtis Konek. I am an Inuk from Arviat, Nunavut and I am also in the Canadian Rangers. This video clip is for people who are going to experience the Arctic for the first time. This is a good way to show how Inuit survived and continue to survive in […]

by mmnationtalk on November 19, 20121206 Views

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The Métis Nation of Ontario Celebrates Louis Riel Day

  November 16, 2012 For Immediate Release The Métis Nation of Ontario Celebrates Louis Riel Day   November 16, 2012 (Toronto, ON) Louis Riel was the great Métis leader executed by the Canadian government on November 16, 1885, for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of Métis rights.  Every year on November 16, Louis Riel Day […]

by ecnationtalk on November 16, 20121878 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Nunavut Sivuniksavut

Credits to INACAINC Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) is a unique eight-month college program based in Ottawa. In combination with traditional and cultural teachings, the NS program provides students with an opportunity to learn about Inuit history, organizations, land claims and other issues relevant to their future careers in Nunavut. Have a video, podcast or story you would […]

by mmnationtalk on November 16, 2012700 Views

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