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NACO to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with national tour

March 23, 2017 Details for Canada 150 Tour released OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 — This spring and fall the National Arts Centre Orchestra will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation by embarking on a national tour— the first to be led by the Orchestra’s highly acclaimed Music Director Alexander Shelley. The Canada 150 Tour begins […]

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Five paintings donated by Imperial added to the National Gallery of Canada collection: Gift launches Imperial’s $6 million art donation program commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial

March 23, 2017 In honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Imperial announced the launch of its largest-ever philanthropic art donation program at an event at the National Gallery of Canada. Forty-three paintings by prominent Canadian artists, worth an estimated $6 million, are being donated to 15 museums across the country. The Gallery received five […]

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Tens of thousands expected to gather at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France to mark Vimy 100

Canada’s First World War story presented in a sombre artistic performance March 24, 2017 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada On Sunday, April 9, the Government of Canada will host a signature commemorative ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, in France, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the […]

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Western to be host to powwow on Saturday

March 24m 2017 A powwow and full day of dancing, drumming and song wraps up Indigenous Awareness Week at Western University on Saturday. Western offers a wide range of services and supports for indigenous students, and this powwow is a colourful and cultural exclamation point to a week of celebrations that honour our partnership. WHAT: 11th […]

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UWinnipeg’s Julie Nagam to serve on WAG Indigenous Advisory Circle

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce UWinnipeg’s Dr. Julie Nagam as a co-chair of the newly formed Indigenous Advisory Circle. Nagam will co-chair with  Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Concordia University). The circle will give voice to Indigenous people (Inuit, First Nations, and Métis), and provide leadership and counsel in the development and planning of related […]

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Manitoba Government Launches Cultural Review

March 23, 2017 First Review in 25 Years Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires today launched a detailed cultural review that will generate a more complete picture of the role culture plays in the province’s unique identity. “Forms of cultural expression that didn’t exist 25 years ago are flourishing, while other cultural sectors are […]

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Jack Knox: The value of learning in your mother tongue first – Times Colonist

March 24, 2017 Moustapha Fall had an upbringing familiar to a lot of Canadians. He spoke one language to Mom and Dad at home, then studied in another at school. So while he can understand and speak his parents’ language fluently, he can’t read or write it at all. With more than one in five […]

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Eye on the Esplanade: Ceramics exhibition shows varied interpretations of Canada’s formation – Medicine Hat News

March 24, 2017 This year, Canadians will celebrate 150 years as a nation. To commemorate this unique occasion, the Esplanade Art Gallery presents Oh Ceramics! a national exhibition featuring 16 ceramic artists from across Canada. We thought it was most appropriate to present an exhibition of high-calibre Canadian artists working in clay, the bedrock of […]

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First Nations Totems Canada

Credits: LAND SEA AIR CANADA Totem poles tell a story, the first peoples have carved them for thousands of years and continue to do so today…. 2017 footage  

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Federal Budget Focus on Infrastructure and Reconciliation

Released the same day as the provincial budget, today’s 2017-18 federal budget had a positive outlook with a focus on infrastructure and support to Indigenous communities. Last year, the Canadian government invested $1.9 million over five years to support key national cultural institutions.  This year, the government will increase its investment to $1.8 billion over […]

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Deadline Extended For First Nations Art Submissions – Woodland Cultural Centre

The deadline has been extended for First Nations Art 2017 submissions to APRIL 14 BY 4:00PM! Be sure to get your submissions in to be a part of the longest running annual exhibition in Canada. For more details on how to submit your works, please visit: http://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/call-for-entry-be-a-part-of-first-nations-art-2017/. NT5

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The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada applauds tourism announcements in Federal Budget 2017

March 22, 2017, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) applauds the support and sustainable funding announcements for tourism in Federal Budget 2017. As a part of today’s budget announcements, the government will invest $8.6 million in funding over four years starting 2017-18 through the department of Indigenous and […]

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WAG Announces Indigenous Advisory Circle

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 23, 2017:  The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte as co-chairs of the newly formed Indigenous Advisory Circle. The Circle will give voice to Indigenous people (Inuit, First Nations and Métis), and provide leadership and counsel in the development and planning of related WAG […]

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Call for Presentations – First Nations Health Managers Association Conference 2017

Celebrating and Sharing our Inherent Knowledge in Health Leadership and Management FNHMA 7th Annual National Conference November 14-16, 2017 Westin Harbour Castle Hotel –  Toronto, Ontario Mark your calendar now! Don’t miss THE health education event of the year! Call for Presentations The conference program will address trends, issues, tools, successes and leading practices in […]

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Indigenous groups bring sacred water walk to Midland’s Little Lake Park – Simcoe County

March 25 event will involve petitioning the water spirits for good health and wellness The event is being sponsored by the Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association, the Orillia Native Women’s Group and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge of North Simcoe. During the walk, participants will petition the water spirits for good health and wellness. The […]

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Reminder: Meet the Finalists – Where Our Paths Cross – Reconciliation Commemorative Artwork Concept Presentations

March 22, 2017 Since 2015, the City has been working with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, Central Urban Métis Federation Inc., Office of the Treaty Commission, and other community groups, leaders, and institutions in Saskatchewan, to promote reconciliation. In keeping with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action No. 79, the Saskatoon Tribal Council […]

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2017 Indspire Awards Honours Indigenous Achievers in Ottawa Ceremony on March 24, 2017

Ceremony Features Special Guest Buffy Sainte-Marie TORONTO, March 22, 2017  – Thirteen First Nation, Inuit, and Métis individuals from across the country will be honoured on March 24, 2017, at the Indspire Awards ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The ceremony, hosted by multi-award nominated actress and singer/songwriter, Cheri Maracle and well-known TV personality, […]

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Yukon First Nation filmmakers attend Berlin film festival

March 22, 2017 Yukon First Nation filmmakers Mary Code and Carol Geddes were part of a pan-northern delegation attending the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, last month. The festival, also known as the Berlinale, provided a professional development opportunity for the two producers. The delegation also participated in the festival’s film trade fair. The European […]

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B.C., Czech museums, Indigenous groups work to find cultural treasures abroad – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  VICTORIA _ Museum officials in British Columbia and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement to better track First Nations artifacts held beyond provincial borders. The deal was signed between the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and the Narodni museum in Prague. A release from the Royal BC Museum says […]

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Miywasin hosts open house as part of Raising the Curtain – Medicine Hat News

March 22, 2017 The Miywasin Friendship Centre held an open house event Tuesday to mark “Raising the Curtain” week in Medicine Hat, a celebration of diversity and inclusion. For Miywasin, the week of events is an important acknowledgment of the city’s cultural richness, but also an extension of what they do on a normal week […]

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PSA: Citizens invited to review Heritage Interpretive Plan for West Rossdale

March 21, 2017 Citizens are invited to learn about and provide feedback on the draft Heritage Interpretive Plan for the River Crossing (West Rossdale) area at a drop-in open house. Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 Time: 5 -7 p.m. Location: Edmonton Tower (3rd floor –  Room 380, 10111 104 Avenue) Input on the draft plan […]

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Call For Entry: Be A Part of First Nations Art 2017! – Woodland Cultural Centre

First Nations Art Exhibition: May 26 – July 28, 2017 The Woodland Cultural Centre is a longstanding Cultural Centre of Excellence that promotes and supports the Visual Arts of Canada. Established in 1975, First Nations Art is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provide established and emerging First Nations artists an excellent opportunity […]

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Another awesome MNO March Break Camp – MNO

The week of March 12-16, 2017, was an exciting one for 24 Métis youth who gathered from all over Ontario to participate in the annual MNO Infinite Reach March Break Camp. Every year more high school students come to this remarkable event to learn about postsecondary opportunities and discover more about their Métis heritage. As […]

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Artists Announced for Epic ART EXPRESS’D Journey

Canada 150 project to launch in June from Inuvik, St. John’s, Alert Bay, and Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 21, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce Jessie Buchanan, Evin Collis, and Becky Thiessen as the artists selected to travel with the WAG’s Canada 150 Signature Initiative, ART EXPRESS’D/ART EXPRIMÉ. Each artist will lead […]

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AGSM In The Main Gallery: Wnoondwaamin | We Hear Them

March 30 – May 13, 2017 Opening Reception and Performance by Jeneen Frei Njootli: March 30, 7:30pm wnoondwaamin | we hear them calls for the occupation of sound waves, exploring the capacity of these energies to access knowledge and memory. Each of the artists in this exhibition bring their voices to the transmission and reception of […]

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Teresa Margolles and Emanuel Licha at the MAC – Traces left by reality

Montréal, March 21, 2017 – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is proud to present the works of two artists whose insightful, relevant practices attest to highly topical social phenomena: one practice developed in a country where violence is endemic in some cities, and the other revealing little-known aspects of reporting in war zones. For […]

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PSA: Indigenous Speaker Series Features Reconciliation

March 20, 2017 Learn more about the Indigenous history of the Edmonton area. Join Elder Wilson Bearhead as he presents “Reconciliation: My Journey in my Words” as part of the Amiskwaciy History Series. Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Edmonton Public Library, Whitemud Crossing Branch 4211 106 Street Cost: Free […]

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A non-Indigenous reporter’s first sacred pipe ceremony – CBC

‘It was powerful because of what I witnessed,’ says CBC North’s Alyssa Mosher Mar 20, 2017 There was something different about the tobacco that burned at the sacred pipe ceremony in Dettah, N.W.T., this weekend. It was poignant and everywhere, creating a mist of smoke among the people in the room. It’s something that would […]

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2017 Powwow Highlights – FENFC

March 16, 2017 Michael Summers took pictures of the Powwow and along with Karl Dockstader, interviewed some of the dignified attendees. A special edition visually stunning newsletter with highlights and some explanation of the Powwow can be seen here. Some of the sounds of the Powwow are available here. Read More: http://www.fenfc.org/2017powwow_sounds

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Carleton Hosts Popular New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts

March 17, 2017 The 16th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts at Carleton University on March 4 served as a gathering place to celebrate and continue raising public awareness of the Indigenous experience. This year’s theme, An Energy Worthy of Healing, concerned the role we can all play in the healing process in light […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201721 Views

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REDress art installation comes to U of T – U of T

Bright red dresses blowing in the wind – symbolizing the 12,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women – will confront people walking through U of T’s downtown Toronto campus over the next few days. Artist Jaime Black’s powerful installation, which goes up Friday, is meant to trigger and provoke reflection and dialogue about the issue of […]

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GN committed to implementation of Inuit language in education system

March 17, 2017 Iqaluit, NU Paul Quassa, Minister of Education today released the following statement: “I welcome input and dialogue about education and how to improve our education system. Bill 37 is now before the Standing Committee on Legislation and will be reviewed and discussed by members of the Legislative Assembly, as part of our […]

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Group of academics protest Nunavut’s Education Act amendments – NunatsiaqOnline

GN’s Education Act amendments could violate UNDRIP, researchers say March 17, 2017 In an open letter to Premier Peter Taptuna and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a group of Canadian academics has sounded the alarm over what they call a “language crisis” in Nunavut, triggered by the territory’s newly-tabled amendments to the Education Act. Bill 37, […]

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Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Official programming – March 17 to 23, 2017 – Featured: Street theatre and an urban sugar shack!

MONTRÉAL, March 17, 2017 – Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations continue this week with an array of activities for all tastes and ages. The new street theatre show “La langue de feu”, presented on Thursday, March 23, gives Montrealers the chance to relive major events that shaped the city, especially the Peter-McGill neighbourhood. And foodies can […]

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City of Thompson: Event – Building Bridges to Reconciliation

FREE Admission  Everyone Welcome! Date:      Thurs. Mar. 23, 2017 4:30-5:30          Food & Conversation VRCC Multipurpose Room 5:30-6:15     Presentation by Dr. Alex Wilson UCN Lecture Theatre 6:30-8:30     Movie: We Were Children UCN Aboriginal Centre In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children […]

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Film Festival Highlights Boarder Culture

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 16, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is excited to host a Boarder X Film Festival, two-days of films featuring skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding documentaries, shorts, and videos by local boarding stars. Running March 31 to April 1, the festival includes five films presented in conjunction with the final weekend of the Boarder […]

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Call for Nominations: 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards from the Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa, March 15, 2017—The Canadian Museum of Nature is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards. This national program, now in its fourth year, recognizes the innovative people, programs and organizations that engage Canadians with nature and the natural world. Previous nominees have included youth or adults who evoke action through books or […]

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Government of Canada Invests to Renovate Kenora’s Anamiewigumming Fellowship Centre

From FedNor March 15, 2017 – Kenora, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $52,678 through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) to rehabilitate Kenora’s Anamiewigumming Fellowship Centre. The funding will be used to repair the downtown facility’s 48-year old roof, as well […]

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Oneida Social & Round Dance Event

Atlohsa Family Healing Services & N’Amerind Friendship Center will be hosting an Oneida Social and Round Dance on Friday March 24th at the N’Amerind Gymnasium. The event goes from 5pm to midnight at 260 Colborne St. London Ontario, N6B2S6 Dinner will be at 5pm with the Oneida Social dancing to go from 5:30 – 8pm. […]

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OTC: One Book, One Province

The Saskatchewan Libraries Association is using its 75th anniversary to talk Reconciliation by hosting Saskatchewan’s first province-wide community book club. The One Book, One Province initiative lasts through March. The SLA wants everyone in the province to read Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir, by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter. With the passing of […]

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Minister Byrne Invites Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to Celebrate Multiculturalism WeekMinister Byrne Invites Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to Celebrate Multiculturalism Week

March 15, 2017 March 19-25 is Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. Multiculturalism Week celebrates this province’s rich multicultural history and tradition, including the cultural contributions of residents of Indigenous and Aboriginal, Francophone, European, Asian and Middle Eastern heritage. As part of the week, organizations throughout the province hold events such as meet-and-greets and cultural […]

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WAG Partners with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries to Present Free Admission Day

Art activities and exhibitions offer something for everyone March 26 Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 16, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce a free admission day on Sunday, March 26 from 11:00am-5:00pm, sponsored by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Everyone is invited for a fun-filled afternoon with art activities for the whole family. “Hosting a […]

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For #Canada150, NFB celebrates who we are as Canadians with special online programming launching Feb. 20 What We Call Home is the first of four online installments

February 20, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) As Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is offering up special online programming and public events across the country that put Canadians in touch with their nation’s stories. The NFB’s online programming for #Canada150 kicks […]

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Six National Film Board of Canada short films celebrate laureates at the 25th-anniversary Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

March 9, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is bringing together acclaimed Canadian filmmakers to create short cinematic tributes to Canadian performing arts legends, as the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) gets set to honour laureates at its 25th-anniversary gala. The NFB’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201733 Views

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The NFB congratulates Michèle Cournoyer, recipient of a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

From National Film Board February 15, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) wishes to congratulate animation filmmaker Michèle Cournoyer, who has received a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in recognition of her exceptional career. She and the other winners of this […]

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First U of T powwow in 20 years shines spotlight on Indigenous culture – CBC

March 12, 2017 University recently released response to Truth and Reconciliation Report When Eileen Antone came to the University of Toronto in the early 90s, she knew only one other Indigenous student. “There was nothing here when I was here,” she said. “My mantra became, ‘Where are the aboriginal students? Where are the aboriginal faculty? […]

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University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble

The University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble is proud to be performing a semester-end concert featuring guest artist Juno award winning First Nations Blues Piano Man Murray Porter. Concert Date: March 26, 2017 Concert Time: 3:00 PM Concert Location: UofS Education Building, Quance Theatre, 28 Campus Drive Tickets: $ 10/$5, available at the door or by […]

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit celebrates 30 years of serving the Inuit Community

On March 3, 1987 the original Board of Directors of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) held a Board meeting at 507 Bronson Avenue which at the time was a shared space for Tungasuvvingat Inuit and the national Inuit organization Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (now Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami). The original Board members were Paul Sammurtok, President, Martha Greig, […]

by aanationtalk on March 13, 201734 Views

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MNBC: Call for Métis Cultural Ambassadors for March 19th, 2017 in Fort Langley, BC.

March 11, 2017 Métis Nation British Columbia is seeking 6 to 10 Métis people with a variety of Métis regalia or Métis artistic skills (fiddling, jigging, beading, etc.), who are interested in participating in our ‘Gathering Our Stories’ video on Sunday, March 19th, 2017. We are seeking individuals from across BC of all ages (Youth, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201720 Views

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NFB at the 2017 Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal (FIFEM) Two animated shorts about first love: Nadine by Patrick Péris and J’aime les filles (I Like Girls) by Diane Obomsawin

February 13, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is back at the Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal (FIFEM) with two animated shorts in competition: Patrick Péris’s Nadine, in its world premiere, and Diane Obomsawin’s J’aime les filles (I Like Girls), which […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201735 Views

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