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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s Nunavut Day Facebook Photo Contest

June 26, 2017 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is hosting a Nunavut Day Photo Contest on July 9, 2017. Inuit can participate by posting one photograph to NTI’s Facebook page that shows how you celebrated Nunavut Day. The photograph must be posted to NTI’s Facebook page, must contain your name and your community with the hashtag […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 20177 Views

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“Spirit Game: Pride Of A Nation” Screening & Fundraiser – Woodland Cultural Centre

Join us on July 4th for a film screening and fundraiser for the Haudenosaunee Nationals women’s lacrosse team. All proceeds support the team competing in the FIL Women’s World Cup from July 12 – 22 in England! Woodland will screen Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation There will be traditional food, lacrosse teachings, and free giveaways! Activities […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 20179 Views

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New YCW-BCH Call for Applications – Hire a Graduate This Fall

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 20, 2017 — The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is pleased to announce a public call for applications for the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) program for graduate internships, to start this fall. The call for applications is part of the Minister of Canadian Heritage’s mandate “to increase funding […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 20178 Views

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Media Advisory: Canada Day at Queen’s Park

June 26, 2017 The province’s official celebration of Canada Day and Ontario 150 will be held on Saturday, July 1 on the front lawn of the Ontario Legislature in Toronto. The following roads will be closed from 6 a.m. on July 1 to 1 a.m. on July 2: Queen’s Park Crescent East from College Street […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 20179 Views

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Government of Canada Invests $137,500 to Support Arts, Culture and Greater Sudbury’s Creative Economy

From FedNor June 26, 2017 –Sudbury, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor To help celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Government of Canada is investing $137,500 to support three local initiatives. As part of the total, FedNor is providing $100,000 for two projects that will help strengthen and grow […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 20178 Views

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Capturing human rights through the lens of a camera

National exhibition of crowd-sourced photos opens for Canada 150 Winnipeg – June 22, 2017 – A kneeling Indigenous woman brandishes an eagle feather in front of riot police. Two girls in bunny hoods play near a smoking petro-chemical refinery. A woman wearing a white hijab head-covering raises her hands in a gesture of prayer. These […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 20177 Views

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Conestoga celebrates National Aboriginal Day

June 23, 2017 On June 21, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services team hosted a celebration at the Doon campus in recognition of National Aboriginal Day. Activities included a smudging ceremony, tipi raising and an afternoon workshop on Truth and Reconciliation that featured a panel of guest speakers. “With you spending this day together with us we can […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 20179 Views

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Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremonies at all four Canada Days locations on July 1 to mark Canada’s 150th birthday – City of Toronto

26-Jun-2017 On Canada Day, Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremonies presented by CIBC in partnership with the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto, will take place at all Canada Days event locations, Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Scarborough Civic Centre and Humber Bay Park West. The ceremonies, which invite Canadians to take the Oath of […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 20178 Views

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MNO: Métis jigging in Kitchener

Every other Wednesday between 6:30 and 7:30 pm, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) brings in a Métis jigging instructor to the Kitchener MNO office to teach MNO citizens and community members how to jig. Young and old are eager to learn some moves from Métis Jigger, Sterling Lavergne. Sterling […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 201711 Views

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Arts funding supports tours, celebrations and the creation of new works – Yukon Government

June 23, 2017 Thirteen projects are sharing a total of $163,520 in arts funding in this year’s spring intake of applications. The Arts Fund is supporting 10 arts projects taking place in Whitehorse and Yukon communities. Several of the projects will result in the creation of new theatre, visual arts and dance works. The Touring […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 20177 Views

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Trading Post 150 celebrates country’s Indigenous history ahead of Canada Day – CBC

‘We wanted people to come away thinking differently about ‘150” Jun 25, 2017 Michael Broadfoot says while most Canadians will be celebrating confederation, some will be protesting 150 years of colonization. He didn’t want to do either. Instead, he came up with an event called Trading Post 150 to recognize Indigenous history. It ran Sunday […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201710 Views

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Whistler Blackcomb and CIBC (hashtag)STANDFORCANADA

Canada 150 Celebrations Include Performances By The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre And The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute At Whistler WHISTLER, British Columbia June 22, 2017 On Saturday, July 1, Whistler Blackcomb in partnership with CIBC invite guests to celebrate Canada Day at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain for a free performance by the Squamish […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 20177 Views

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Nunavut, Nunavik youth pick up national arts and writing awards – NunatsiaqOnline

June 26, 2017 Art and story entries explore Inuit culture Alex Angnaluak called it a “touch-down moment.” When the Iqaluit-based artist found out his drawing placed first in Historica Canada’s Indigenous Arts & Stories contest, he threw his hands up in the air and shouted. His celebration wouldn’t have been so remarkable if he wasn’t […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 20178 Views

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Reflections of Canada’ Offers New Take on 150th Celebrations – The Tyee

From fisheries to our global role, UBC’s Wall Institute book offers wide-ranging look at issues that matter. The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies is one of Canada’s “best-kept secrets,” says director Philippe Tortell. But a new book, Reflections of Canada, might help change that. The book is itself an apt reflection of the institute, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201710 Views

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Young Indigenous Writers and Artists Celebrated in National Contest

Historica Canada has announced the 2017 winners of the annual Indigenous Arts & Stories contest. June 19, 2017 – Historica Canada has announced the 2017 winners of the annual Indigenous Arts & Stories contest. The contest is the largest art and writing contest for Indigenous youth in Canada, and provides a forum for Indigenous youth […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 20178 Views

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RDCO and WFN Sign Cultural Sites Protection MOU

The Regional District and Westbank First Nation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Protection and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Sites within Regional Parks. The MOU is the result of an initiative last fall that brought the Regional Board and Westbank First Nation Council and staff from both organizations together for a Community to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 20175 Views

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UNBELIEVABLE – A thought provoking new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver – My VanCity

Why do we believe what we believe? What is true? How do our stories shape us? How do we create and respond to the symbols we encounter in our lives? These are some of the questions posed in Unbelievable, the new exhibition opening on June 24th at the Museum of Vancouver. The media was treated […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201750 Views

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U of G Art Project, Course Part of Canada 150 Celebrations

June 20, 2017 University of Guelph students have created a contemporary art installation at Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park as part of a national art initiative celebrating Canada’s 150th. U of G is part of LandMarks2017/Repères2017, which involves a coordinated national curriculum and network of contemporary art projects. Fifteen Canadian universities are […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201756 Views

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QB Museum look to build new digs for old bones – Parksville Qualicum News

If you have a knack for raising money, the Qualicum Beach Museum has a volunteer position just for you. It’s been a busy few years for the museum, which is in the midst of a multi-year plan to revitalize the space. The effort has already paid dividends, with museum stats showing admission and sales have […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201746 Views

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Aboriginal Day celebration hosts Inuit throat singers (3 photos) – TimminsToday.com

Tamara Tekpannie and Janice Oolayou, originally from Nunavut, performed the first-ever live performance of traditional Inuit throat singing in Timmins As Chief Walter Naveau proudly announced, the National Aboriginal Festival in Timmins was happy to host two traditional Inuit throat singers perform for their music for the very first time in Timmins and the traditional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201750 Views

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The lost of art of igloo making in the Arctic – Thestar.com

Only about a dozen people in Kangiqsujuaq, a town of more than 800 people, are capable of building snow houses now. “The ones who used to build igloos are too old,” said Adami Sakiagak, a 57-year-old Inuit whose parents were born in igloos. June 23, 2017 KANGIQSUJUAQ, QUEBEC—Adami Sakiagak, his tongue poking out of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201726 Views

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Promoting Northern Arts and Culture at the First Arctic Arts Summit

GATINEAU, June 23, 2017 Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism), attended the first biennial Arctic Arts Summit in Harstad, Norway. The summit is the first to bring together representatives from the eight Arctic countries—Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the United States, Denmark and Iceland—in order to discuss circumpolar arts and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201738 Views

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Employee voices: What is National Aboriginal Day and why it matters – Ryerson U

Across Canada, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) peoples celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21 in many exciting and impactful ways. Many of us share our history, culture, language and identity with the public with an array of celebratory activities including music, drumming, singing, dance and artisans. What is the history of National […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201733 Views

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TimberWest announces Vancouver Island First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program

June 21, 2017: Nanaimo, BC – In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, TimberWest is proud to announce its First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program which recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. The program commissions the artists to design, create and showcase their cultural art work at […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201736 Views

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Red Sky: National Indigenous Week

Jun 22, 2017 TO Canada with Love Event: National Indigenous Day and the Indigenous Arts Festival Music for the Great Lakes • Outdoors June 22 – 25, 2017 June 22 at 1pm and 5 pm, Fort York Grounds June 23 at 1:00 pm, Fort York Grounds As part of the Indigenous Arts Festival @Fort York, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201735 Views

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MOA: Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks – TONIGHT!

Tonight, June 22, 7-10 pm. Free admission. Remarks at 7:15 pm. Join us to celebrate tonight’s grand opening of our groundbreaking new gallery dedicated to Indigenous art of the Northwest Coast. One of the most elegant and innovative exhibition spaces of its kind, the Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks pairs cutting-edge technology with an inviting and natural setting that reflects […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201729 Views

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The Government of Canada Commemorates Fort Anne – Canada’s First National Historic Site Fort Anne National Historic Site Opens New Interactive Exhibit as part of Canada 150 celebrations

June 22, 2017     Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia   Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas enable Canadians to experience nature and history in a special way and play a big part in the celebration of 150th anniversary of Confederation. Today, Dr. Richard Alway, Chairman of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201721 Views

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Human Rights Commission Recognizes National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2017 The following is being issued at the request of the Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador: The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission recognizes National Aboriginal Day, which is celebrated on June 21 each year. First established in 1996, National Aboriginal Day recognizes the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201733 Views

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day, June 21 – CUPE

June 21, 2017 National Aboriginal Day is time to celebrate the vibrant and unique cultures of Indigenous peoples, as First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities graciously share their ceremonies, customs and heritage with us all. It is also a time for us to recommit ourselves to promoting truth and reconciliation. Canadians must fully and openly recognize […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201714 Views

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BCGEU Celebrates National Aboriginal Day – BCGEU

June 21, 2017 This year is a special year for the BCGEU as we celebrate National Aboriginal Day. We’re so incredibly proud of the great strides that BCGEU members – both new and experienced – have taken over the past year to strengthen relationships with our allies in Aboriginal communities around the province. In just […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201718 Views

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Province Appoints New Members to Manitoba Museum Board

June 20, 2017 The Manitoba government has appointed five new members to the Manitoba Museum board of governors, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “The Manitoba Museum is our province’s largest non-profit heritage and science centre,” said Squires. “We know the new appointees will use their expertise and creativity to build upon […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201734 Views

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Quebecor Fund announces list of funded production companies and programs

More than $74 million for 240 projects over 18 years Main Television Production Assistance Program (MPAP) adds TV format and concept development component MONTRÉAL, June 21, 2017 – The Quebecor Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of the Canadian production companies that will receive funding in the 34th-round of the Main Television […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201734 Views

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Best images from National Indigenous Peoples Day 2017 – Cowichan Valley Citizen

ICYMI: Our best images from National Indigenous Peoples Day, from across Vancouver Island Our journalists from across Vancouver Island took in the sights and sounds of the newly renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day, here are our best images from the day. Read More: http://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/news/best-images-from-national-indigenous-peoples-day-2017/

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201724 Views

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Blazing jigs, soaring hoops, pounding drums (12 photos) – GuelphToday

Aboriginal Day a call to unity and action People around these parts should be proud of Ascension Harjo. The teenager is a Mohawk from Six Nations, about an hour and a touch south of Guelph. And he is the world teen hoop dancing champion. Wednesday night, a lot of new people got to see what […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201720 Views

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Government of Canada Appoints Four Outstanding Canadians to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

June 22, 2017     Ottawa, Ontario     Parks Canada Agency To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Government of Canada invites Canadians to experience nature and learn more about our history. The Government is creating opportunities for Canadians to participate in a year-long celebration and to help shape the best that Canada can be […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201717 Views

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Stelly’s art project highlights First Nations culture on the Peninsula – Peninsula News Review

In celebration of Aboriginal Day Stelly’s Secondary School unveiled its Story Pole Project. What were once four, ordinary – if not ugly – purple pillars are now culturally rich works of art. Four local First Nations artists, one from each band on the Peninsula, collaborated with Stelly’s Secondary students in the First Nations art classes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201725 Views

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Dance opera ‘Bearing’ explores legacy of Canada’s residential school system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 21, 2017  By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ It’s been more than two decades since the doors closed on Canada’s last residential school, but a new indigenous-led production explores the enduring effects of its legacy on the country. “Bearing” will have its world premiere on Thursday during the Luminato […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201731 Views

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Prime Minister announces 100 Wellington to become space for Indigenous Peoples

Ottawa, Ontario June 21, 2017 The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership as the foundation for transformative change. In support of this commitment, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that a new space for Indigenous Peoples will be established at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201747 Views

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Keeping Mi’kmaq culture alive in Grand Falls-Windsor – The Packet

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL — The first annual Exploit’s Community Mawio’mi was all about knowledge sharing. According to organizers, this past weekend’s event exceeded expectations. “It went awesome – better than we expected,” said Charlene Combdon, secretary of the Exploit’s Aboriginal Community Group. “We wanted to see how it would be perceived and the support we […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201734 Views

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The Government of Canada Recognizes the National Historic Significance of the Abenaki Migrations to New France (1675-1748)

From Parks Canada June 21, 2017 Wôlinak, Quebec Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas enable Canadians to experience their rich and varied history in a special way and play a big part in the celebration of Canada 150. Today, Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201746 Views

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Live: ‘Important step’: Trudeau marks National Aboriginal Day with pledge to build relations, rename day – CBC

Assembly of First Nations welcomes move to rename occasion to bring it in line with UN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked National Aboriginal Day with a renewed commitment to building a stronger, government-to-government relationship and a promise to rename it National Indigenous Peoples Day. In a statement released Wednesday morning, Trudeau said the government is determined to […]

by aanationtalk on June 21, 201749 Views

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City of Toronto celebrates National Aboriginal Day with Sunrise Ceremony and permanent flag installation

June 21, 2017 The City of Toronto’s celebration of the 22nd annual National Aboriginal Day began this morning with a sunrise ceremony and the permanent installation of Indigenous flags on Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall. “Today, Toronto joins cities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day,” said Mayor John Tory. “As part of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201752 Views

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National Aboriginal Day kicks off Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York tomorrow

June 20, 2017 The 23rd annual National Aboriginal Day begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Fort York National Historic Site, launching the five-day Indigenous Arts Festival. The festival will showcase performances by more than 30 indigenous artists from across Canada, featuring traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts and food. From tomorrow […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201759 Views

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The Dream Catchers Cross-Country Tour to Recognize Canada 150

June 20, 2017 CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The dreams of Canada’s youth will be centre stage this summer as The Dream Catchers tour the country to celebrate the ambitions, hopes and dreams of Canada’s next generation. Earlier this year, Confederation Centre of the Arts sent a creative team across Canada as part of a special Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201761 Views

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From ‘Café Daughter’ to senator: The story of Lillian Eva Dyck takes the stage at the NAC

In the years following Canada’s adoption of the Chinese Immigration Act (1885), provinces and municipalities enacted countless other discriminatory policies against Chinese-Canadians. One such example was in Saskatchewan, in 1912, where the provincial government wished to halt the flow of Chinese immigrants, in addition to fearing mixed-race couples would be a threat to white supremacy. […]

by aanationtalk on June 20, 201731 Views

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Nova Scotia Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

June 20, 2017 Nova Scotians can share in the celebration of the rich culture and important contributions of aboriginal people on National Aboriginal Day, Wednesday, June 21. “National Aboriginal Day offers an engaging and interactive way to participate in aboriginal heritage and cultural celebrations,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201731 Views

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Community events celebrate National Aboriginal Day across Yukon

June 20, 2017 Yukoners and visitors will have many opportunities to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, which was declared a statutory holiday in Yukon on May 8, 2017. Events are taking place in communities throughout Yukon including a community walk in Whitehorse, hosted by the Government of Yukon. There are also events planned in Carcross, Dawson, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201732 Views

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In Search of Expo 67: A New and Original Look at the Great Expo 67

MONTREAL, June 20, 2017  – From June 21 – October 9, 2017, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is proudly presenting the exhibition In Search of Expo 67, a contemporary artistic exploration of a great moment in our history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Montreal World’s Fair and In Search of Expo […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201733 Views

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The Royal Canadian Mint welcomes the public to a Canada 150 coin exchange

Exchange will feature special guest Gerald Gloade of Millbrook First Nation, five-cent coin designer June 20, 2017 What:  Now that specially designed 2017-dated coins have started circulating in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Mint invites visitors to the Truro Shopper’s Drug Mart Canada Post Outlet to be among the first to get hold of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201726 Views

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NFB announces plan for indigenous staff and projects – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 20, 2017 MONTREAL _ The National Film Board of Canada has announced a three-year plan to “redefine its relationship with Indigenous Peoples.” The plan includes immediately ensuring that 15 per cent of production spending is on indigenous-directed projects. The NFB says it also wants to ensure that four per cent of its […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201734 Views

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