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MOU Signings for Service Delivery with Aboriginal Communities

Child, Youth and Family ServicesExecutive Council November 6, 2012 Today marks a significant step forward for the delivery of programs and services to Aboriginal communities in Labrador with the signing of three Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs). At events held today (Tuesday, November 6), the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, met […]

by aanationtalk on November 7, 2012695 Views

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Jennifer Martino, Director of One Laptop Per Child Canada

Release Date: November 06, 2012 NationTalk has the pleasure of speak to Jennifer Martino, Director of One Laptop Per Child Canada. The non-profit organization aims provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. They have designed hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. Jennifer talks about the work of OLPC internationally, […]

by mmnationtalk on November 6, 20122937 Views

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All My Relations Mural Unveiling

Councillor Wong-Tam invites you to the unveiling of the “All My Relations” Mural – Celebrating First Nations Communities in Allan Gardens. On Friday, November 9, 2012, Councillor Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will join artists and leaders from Toronto’s First Nations communities to unveil one of the largest public art murals in Canada. Entitled “All […]

by ecnationtalk on November 5, 20121439 Views

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The Institute for Culturally Restorative Practices

The Institute for Culturally Restorative Practices seeks to empower Indigenous ways of knowing into service delivery systems with the sole purpose of creating better outcomes for Indigenous children, family, and communities. Upcoming Events: Certification in Culturally Restorative PracticesToronto, ON November 19 – 21, 2012 Certification in Culturally Restorative Developmental MilestonesToronto, ONNovember 22 – 23, 2012 […]

by ecnationtalk on November 5, 2012928 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Welcome to an Aboriginal school

Credits to thetyee    In June 2011, Tyee Solutions Society reporter Katie Hyslop travelled to British Columbia’s Adams Lake Reserve to visit Chief Atahm Immersion as part of her series on Successful Practices in Aboriginal Education. You can see those articles here: http://thetyee.ca/Series/2011/09/07/Successful-First-Nations-Education/   With images from Hyslop and freelance photographer Marvin Beatty (http://www.marvinbeatty.ca/ ) and audio from […]

by mmnationtalk on November 2, 2012457 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Aboriginal Education Barriers

Credits to The Agenda Post secondary First Nation success rates are lower. Which barriers are unique to aboriginal peoples, which are not? Whole debate at: http://bit.ly/eA3ADe Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on November 2, 2012718 Views

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Attawapiskat Resources Inc. Honoured with 2012 NADF “Corporation” Business Award

News Release  ATTAWAPISKAT RESOURCES INC. HONOURED WITH  2012 NADF “CORPORATION” BUSINESS AWARD Attawapiskat First Nation, Ontario,  November 2, 2012  –  At a ceremony yesterday in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Attawapiskat Resources  Inc. was named winner of the  2012  Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund  (NADF)  Business Award  –  in the Corporation  category.   These awards are among the most […]

by ecnationtalk on November 2, 20121862 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: 35th Elders Gathering, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, July 12 to 14th, 2011

Credits to eldersgathering JULY 12, 13, 14, 2011 – TRADEX ABBOTSFORD, BC, CANADA Hosts are the Sto:lo and Coast Salish Communities The Purpose of the Elders Gathering is so the Elders can come together and take their rightful place as advisors, teachers and leaders. Many Elders are involved and work at the community level throughout […]

by mmnationtalk on October 31, 2012617 Views

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Diane Longboat, Kahontakwas, a Mohawk, Turtle Clan woman from Six Nations

Release Date: October 31, 2012 NationTalk speaks to Diane Longboat, Kahontakwas, a Mohawk, Turtle Clan woman from Six Nations, is a ceremonial leader, traditional teacher of Indigenous spiritual ways and a healer. She is a professional educator, with a graduate degree in education and has taught and lectured at Universities in Canada on the topics of […]

by mmnationtalk on October 31, 20123672 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Professor Suzanne Stewart on Aboriginal Education

Professor Suzanne Stewart speaks about the effects of colonialism on the Aboriginal people in Canada and how education is shortening the gap and building bridges. Education is helping our young people learn new things about themselves and the world.

by mmnationtalk on October 30, 20121135 Views

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Aboriginal Participation in Major Resource Development Opportunities

This report details the outcomes of a pan-Canadian roundtable series convened by the Public Policy Forum, in partnership with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. Over 150 leaders from Aboriginal communities, and the public, private […]

by ecnationtalk on October 29, 2012728 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Celebrating Aboriginal Education

Thank you to EVERYONE for your continued support of Aboriginal Education. This video features NEC Alumni and local leaders in Aboriginal Education. It was premiered at the 2012 NEC Awards which celebrated the successes of Aboriginal Education over the past 40 years. For the last 40 years the NEC Native Education College has offered a […]

by mmnationtalk on October 29, 2012746 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Good News From Hobbema

Mamawi Atosketan Native School in Canada. A promotional video inviting people everywhere to help this Native School expand their service to the Hobbema Cree reserve to include grades 10-12. Credits to SafeTV Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on October 26, 20121074 Views

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Minister Duncan Congratulates First Nations and Métis Communities Recognized for their War of 1812 Contributions

Ref. #2-3727 Ottawa, Ontario (October 25, 2012) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development attended the National Recognition Ceremony for First Nations and Métis communities with a heritage linked to the War of 1812 held today at Rideau Hall  . “Today we commemorate the brave actions of Aboriginal warriors during the War of […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012371 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Tom Jackson, accomplished musician and actor

George interviews actor and activist Tom Jackson. Appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 for his music and humanitarian work, Tom is well known to Canadians as an accomplished musician and actor dedicated to helping the less fortunate. Tom received the Queen’s Jubilee medal in 2002 and Centennial Medals from Alberta and […]

by mmnationtalk on October 25, 20121111 Views

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Child welfare sector releases recommendations

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 25, 2012 New report highlights the importance of the right services at the right time, providing for Aboriginal children, and supports for youth in care Toronto – The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) released the 2012 Child Welfare Report today presenting recommendations to the government on child welfare priorities. These […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012488 Views

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New youth shelter to increase number of beds available

October 24, 2012 Whitehorse — In partnership with the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, the Yukon government is relocating the emergency youth shelter from the Sarah Steele Building to another downtown location that is larger and more suitable for youth.  “This new location will allow us to increase the number of shelter beds available to youth, […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2012380 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Four Host First Nations Fashion Showcase 2010 Aboriginal Designs Native Models

The Four Host First Nations FHFN presented an aboriginal fashion showcase that featured both Caucasian and native models modeling teh clothes of a number of of Canada’s emerging fashion designers: Kim Picard, Tammy Beauvais, Louie Gong, and Tracy Toulouse. It is one of the many exciting events during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. These aboriginal […]

by mmnationtalk on October 24, 20124182 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Drums of the Great Bear – Historic Gathering Against Enbridge in Prince Rupert

The beating of drums echoed throughout the seaside community of Prince Rupert, BC, on February 4 as thousands of First Nations and BC citizens banded together to express their opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway twin pipelines from the Alberta Tar Sands to nearby Kitimat on BC’s central coast. Watch this exclusive documentary video […]

by mmnationtalk on October 23, 2012620 Views

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Chief Wallace Fox of Onion Lake Cree First Nation

Release Date: October 23, 2012 NationTalk speaks to Chief Wallace Fox about his remarkable work at Onion Lake Cree First Nation, which is situated 50 kilometers north of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and Alberta’s Border City, at the junction of Highway #17 and secondary Highway #797. Onion Lake Cree Nation is the only Cree Nation which straddles […]

by mmnationtalk on October 23, 20123677 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Summer Camp Gives Indigenous Youths A Glimpse Of University Life

The Indigenous Mini-University summer camp at UVic lets youths (grades eight to 12) from many of B.C.’s First Nations experience a taste of life on campus. The Martlet spoke with campers and organizers to learn about what camp looked like this year, and how it might change in the future. Have a video, podcast of […]

by mmnationtalk on October 22, 2012510 Views

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National Chief’s Remarks Ryerson University

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut AtleoOctober 18, 2012Ryerson UniversityToronto, Ontario REMARKS – CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY [Traditional Greetings] Good morning and thank you. I want to acknowledge the Mississaugas of New Credit and thank them for welcoming us today into their traditional territory. And I thank you for inviting me here to join the celebration of Ryerson […]

by mmnationtalk on October 22, 2012514 Views

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National Chief’s Remarks Our Rights, Our Sovereignty, Our Resources, Our Economies

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut AtleoOctober 22, 2012National Congress of American Indians69th Annual Convention | Sacramento, CA OUR RIGHTS, OUR SOVEREIGNITY, OUR RESOURCES, OUR ECONOMIES REMARKS – CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY [Traditional greetings] Good day and thank you for welcoming me to your beautiful territory. I am truly honoured to be here – to learn from you […]

by mmnationtalk on October 22, 2012628 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Freedom and Forgiveness for Canada’s First Peoples

Footage from the Forgiven Summit, June 11-13, 2010. Produced By: Denise Lodde The Forgiven Summit was a response to the aboriginal apology issued by Prime Minister Steven Harper two years ago. A group of First Nations, Inuit and Metis motivated by faith gathered in Ottawa to sign the Charter of Freedom and Forgiveness, an official […]

by mmnationtalk on October 19, 2012638 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Pelican Falls First Nations High School / Dennis Franklin Cromarty

Pelican Falls First Nations High School was established in 1992 on the scenic shores of Pelican Lake within the township of the municipality of Sioux Lookout, Ontario and is part of the traditional territory of Lac Seul First Nation. Being a private First Nation controlled and operated school, PFFNHS offers very unique and culturally relevant […]

by mmnationtalk on October 18, 20122823 Views

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Nicole Robertson, a Media Specialist and President of Muskwa Productions & Consulting

Release Date: October 19, 2012 NationTalk speaks to Nicole Robertson, a Media Specialist and President of Muskwa Productions & Consulting. Muskwa Productions brings 15 years of experience in the media. They specialize in media relations, training and video production. Their services also include educational and commercial videos. Nicole talks about how she came about founding Muskwa Productions […]

by mmnationtalk on October 18, 20123691 Views

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Lorena Fontaine, Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies at Winnipeg University

Release Date: October 18, 2012 NationTalk has the privilege of talking to Lorena Fontaine, Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies at  Winnipeg University. The university recently received a $500,000 grant to study the intergenerational impacts of Canada’s residential schools system. As part of the project, researchers will speak with aboriginal men who were raised by those […]

by mmnationtalk on October 18, 20122956 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: First Nations Dance of Canada

http://www.vancouverworldolympic.com presents the Dance of the First Nations of Canada. The welcoming dance. Have a video, podcast of text story you would like to see here, contact us today with full details. 

by mmnationtalk on October 17, 20121009 Views

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Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians

Nationtalk speaks to Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians. Since the release of the 2012 Ontario Budget, Deputy Grand Chief has been very active in working on the Social Assistance Cuts announced in this budget and also holds Social Portfolio for the Chiefs of Ontario. The Deputy Grand Chief discusses the deep […]

by ecnationtalk on October 16, 20122879 Views

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Kenn Ross, Manager of Aboriginal Relations at the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games

Release Date: Oct 16, 2012 NationTalk speaks to Kenn Ross, Manager of Aboriginal Relations at the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games, which will be held in Toronto in 2015. He joins TO2015 after spending seven years with Miziwe Biik, an organization committed to assisting persons of native ancestry in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) […]

by ecnationtalk on October 16, 20123365 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Meet Me At The Bell Tower

Meet Me At The Bell Tower is a unique, youth-led response to the overwhelming amount of violence in the north end of Winnipeg. Community activist Michael Champagne is featured in this story by video journalists Pamela Vernaus and Matthew Nicholson. Have a video, podcast or text story you would like to see here, contact us today with […]

by mmnationtalk on October 15, 2012821 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Hesquiaht First Nations Energy Project

Have a video, podcast of text story you would like to see here, contact us today with full details. 

by mmnationtalk on October 12, 2012718 Views

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Media Advisory: BC Treaty Commission News Conference in Victoria

    Issued Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Media Advisory                                                                              TREATY COMMISSION NEWS CONFERENCE IN VICTORIA  The BC Treaty Commission will make public its annual report on the BC treaty negotiations process at a news conference in Victoria on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.  Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre will reflect on the comments she made last […]

by bctreaty on October 12, 2012493 Views

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Gathering Our Voices on Health

  Gathering Our Voices on Health Penticton, BC – March 19-22, 2013 The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres & the Ooknakane Friendship Centre are proud to host: ‘Gathering Our Voices on Health’ 2013 from March 19-22, 2013.  The 11th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference will be held in Penticton, British Columbia on the traditional territory […]

by ecnationtalk on October 11, 20121337 Views

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Onion Lake Cree Nation Welcomes Chiefs and Delegates to the National First Nations Treaty Gathering

Thursday, October 11, 2012, Traditional Territory of Treaty No.6…Implement Treaty Right to Education, this is the message that will be echoed during a national Treaty gathering that the Onion Lake Cree Nation will be hosting. The Cree Nation were asked and accepted to host the emergency Treaty meeting during last week’s Special Chiefs Assembly on […]

by ecnationtalk on October 11, 20122027 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Rounddance Flash Mob 2012 – Vancouver Art Gallery

A 2012 Indigenous Flash Mob Round Dance at Vancouver Art Gallery with First Nation actors Alana LaMalice and Curtis Ahenakew as lead and Oceanside Dakota Demas drumming and singing. Thanks in part to Chief Phil Lane Jr. of Four Worlds International Institute, SOMA Film and Television, and Momentum Media Productions. Have a video, podcast of […]

by mmnationtalk on October 11, 20121662 Views

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Symposium celebrates diversity, challenges racism

For Immediate Release2012AEIT0008-001542Oct. 11, 2012 Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technologyand Responsible for Multiculturalism Burnaby – Encouraging multiculturalism and challenging racism are the cornerstones of the Embracing Difference, Engaging Symposium taking place in Burnaby this week. On Oct. 11 and 12, key practitioners and advocates will provide approximately 230 delegates with the opportunity to exchange […]

by aanationtalk on October 11, 2012372 Views

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Pan and Parapan Am Games to Create Affordable Housing Legacy

October 11, 2012 McGuinty Government Building 353 Affordable Homes More than 300 Ontario families will have a home as a result of the upcoming 2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games. Construction is now underway on the Athletes’ Village, which will transform the West Don Lands into a vibrant, affordable, mixed-use residential community. During the games, […]

by aanationtalk on October 11, 2012430 Views

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Jason Ryle, Executive Director of ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

Release Date: October 11, 2012 NationTalk catches up with the Executive Director of ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Jason Ryle. Taking place 17th – 21st October in Toronto, the festival celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Jason talks about his involvement with […]

by mmnationtalk on October 11, 20122810 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow 2012

The Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow 2012 delivers an important opportunity for  economic development players in the Aboriginal community to connect with major developers from the private sector and learn how to fully participate in the many lucrative projects currently being initiated in Canada.  This years host is Aboriginal Human Resource Council October 15-16, 2012 in […]

by mmnationtalk on October 10, 2012551 Views

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Claude Chum, Chief of Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services (NAPS)

Release Date: October 10, 2012 NationTalk speak to Chief of Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services (NAPS) Claude Chum. Topics include Chief Chum’s talks about the vast range of First Nation policing across Canada and the challenges it faces alongside the mainstream police. He also talks about the large cuts that are being made on essential First Nations […]

by mmnationtalk on October 10, 20123321 Views

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UN Committee encourages Canada to raise the bar for children’s rights

Toronto, Oct. 9, 2012 – Canada received a formal evaluation of its child rights record on Monday following a review by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland. The evaluation outlines the Government’s progress and challenges in advancing the rights of Canada’s children and youth under age 18 as outlined in the UN Convention on […]

by aanationtalk on October 9, 2012502 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: ACT FAST: 1-2-3! Youth of the Anishnawbe Nation Learn About Stroke

The “Talking Stick”, passed from one community to another, helps children understand: what a stroke is, what are the warning signs and symptoms, stroke prevention, and where/how to seek help in case of a stroke. Children are introduced to the F-A-S-T Stroke Song, which helps them remember what they have learned about stroke. Filmed on […]

by mmnationtalk on October 9, 2012660 Views

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Christina Davis, Attendee of the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Release Date: October 09, 2012 NationTalk had the honor of attending the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil at Allan Gardens Park, Toronto. Organized by The Native Women’s Association of Canada, hundreds of supporters gathered to remember the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Originally launched by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the […]

by mmnationtalk on October 9, 20122480 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Shannen’s Dream (PART 2 – First Nations’ Education)

The Chiefs of Ontario were inspired to produce this video in support of the Shannen’s Dream Campaign that is diligently working towards ensuring that Canada addresses the longstanding inequity between First Nations schools on reserve and their provincial/territorial counterparts. This inequity denies many First Nations children an opportunity to receive a culturally based education in […]

by mmnationtalk on October 7, 20121585 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: STROMBO: Wab Kinew on Getting Attention for First Nations Stories

Wab talks about what it takes for mainstream Canadians to understand and care about the darkest events and stories of First Nations people in this country. Have a video, podcast of text story you would like to see here, contact us today with full details. 

by mmnationtalk on October 4, 2012700 Views

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Founder Brenda LaRose and Partner Brock Higgins of Higgins Executive Search

Release Date: October 4, 2012 NationTalk speaks to Founder Brenda LaRose and Partner Brock Higgins of Higgins Executive Search. Higgins Executive Search pioneered Aboriginal executive search eleven years ago, but to have conducted more successful Aboriginal executive search engagements than any other firm in Canada. With a proven track record for placing many of North America’s […]

by mmnationtalk on October 4, 20123149 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Shannen’s Dream

The Chiefs of Ontario were inspired to produce this video in support of the Shannen’s Dream Campaign that is diligently working towards ensuring that Canada addresses the longstanding inequity between First Nations schools on reserve and their provincial/territorial counterparts. This inequity denies many First Nations children an opportunity to receive a culturally based education in […]

by mmnationtalk on October 3, 20122375 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: How to use First Nations Art to engage Aboriginal youth

First Nations Culture, tradition, teachings. This video is done by Kloshenem, which is the Chinook word for “honour”. Honour our Voice is our current project. This video shows digital photography done by Aboriginal youth, creative movement, First nations dance (friendship dance as seen at many Pow Wows), visual art and mask making. This culminated in […]

by mmnationtalk on October 2, 2012678 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Honouring First Nations Veterans

This documentary shares stories from First Nations war veterans of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Veteran Ian White of Chapleau Cree First Nation, Veteran Jack Wynne of Moose Cree First Nation, Elder Isabelle Mercier and Ranger Sgt. Peter Moon remind us that our freedom should not be taken for granted […]

by mmnationtalk on October 1, 2012669 Views

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