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Free Entry to Manitoba Provincial Parks for Canada’s Parks Day

Manitobans and visitors alike are invited to take advantage of free access to all provincial parks this weekend as part of the annual Canada’s Parks Day celebrations across the country, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “Right across our province, our parks are full of natural beauty and recreation opportunities,” Squires said. “Whether you […]

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Eleven at McMaster named Vanier Scholars, Banting Fellows – McMaster

July 19, 2018 Ten McMaster graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow have received the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, tackling research areas including diabetes in expectant mothers, breast cancer and high-altitude adaptations in mice. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, named after former Governor-General Georges Vanier, recognize outstanding doctoral […]

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2018 Beauvais Lake Metis Youth and Elder Gathering – The Pincher Creek Voice

July 20, 2018 Roxy Debroux – In Metis culture, both the youth and the elders are honored. Between July 3 and 6th, this honoring took place at the heart of Metis culture in the area, Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. Many gathered at the Homestead Group camp to interact with one another, teach, and learn. Gail McLenaghan […]

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50th anniversary displays at Massey Area Museum – My Espanola Now

July 19,  2018 Visitors to the Massey Area Museum will see some new exhibits this year in celebration of its 5oth anniversary. One of the most popular is a hanging in the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation room depicting research done by Jayson Stewart’s Appreciating Aboriginal Culture class at Espanola High School. It depicts the 131 […]

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NL Government: Minister Mitchelmore Announces Support for Community Projects Across the Province

July 20, 2018 The Provincial Government, through the Cultural Events Fund, today announced an investment of nearly $70,000 to 72 entities to help fund cultural community events and activities occurring around the province. This fund engages citizens in their communities through the arts, as well as through the expression, celebration and preservation of local heritage. […]

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Appointments Made to Manitoba Film and Music Board

July 19, 2018 Four new and two returning members have been appointed to the board of Manitoba Film and Music (MFM), Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Manitoba is home to thriving film and music communities and MFM plays a critical role in fostering the growth of both of these industries in […]

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University of Winnipeg seeking Indigenous artist to create podium – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The University of Winnipeg has put out a call for an Indigenous artist to create a podium for special events such as convocation. The university has $15,000 to spend on a piece that reflects the location of the university on Treaty 1 territory and on the homeland of […]

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Family, friends and visitors attend Sagamok Powwow – Elliot Lake Standard

July 18, 2018 Sagamok Anishnawabek First Nation held its traditional powwow on the weekend of July 13 to 15 with a sunrise ceremony prior to the event on the morning of Thursday July 12 at around 5 a.m. Despite temperatures in excess of 30 degrees on the weekend, several families as well as visitors attended […]

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Call for Proposals for imagineNATIVE Digital Project – Raise the Hammer

July 19, 2018 Again today, the papers have another article about the cultural appropriation of Indigenous Peoples’ stories. Quebec theatre director Robert Lepage is launching his newest production, Kanata – effectively an accounting of the treatment of Indigenous Peoples living in Canada by settlers. However, not one of the 34 actors are Indigenous. This is […]

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Unbelievably powerful’: Inside a traditional Wolastoqiyik inauguration – CBC

Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr. and 12 councillors sworn in during traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony Jul 19, 2018 On a hot, humid day on the banks of the Wolastoq River, hundreds gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new chief and council of St. Mary’s First Nation in a traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony. Chief Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., […]

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Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Sunny ways? Not so much at Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s historic home. The small structure north of Montreal has seen a sharp decline in attendance, to 623 visitors in 2016 from about 2,600 in 2011. The same trend is seen at semi-detached homes […]

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Youth learn how to be warriors through Maori dance program in Kangiqsujuaq – CBC

Words from haka warrior dance will be performed in Inuktitut Jul 19, 2018 An Indigenous man from New Zealand is bringing his traditional warrior culture to Canada’s North to empower youth in Kangiqsujuaq, Que. Ray Totorewa — who is Maori (an Indigenous group in New Zealand) — is travelling from Tauranga, New Zealand, on his […]

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Indigenous Theatre Slowly Making Strides in Edmonton – Vue Weekly

Creating Space for Indigenous Stories While there are many choices when it comes to taking in a show in Edmonton, there has been a significant lack of Indigenous-led theatre. However, according to some artists and other professionals around the city, that is starting to change. Lorne Cardinal is an accomplished actor of stage, television and […]

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Archaeological dig on island near Ucluelet unearths story of 4-thousand-year-old First Nations village – CHEK News

July 17, 2018 Remains of a 4-thousand-year-old First Nations village are being unearthed in an archaeological dig. As a team scrapes away layers of time and sifts through pounds of past, Keith Island is revealing its long-buried story as a Tseshaht settlement. “This is their history book, this is the first edition and its the […]

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Parks Canada with the support of the Bruce Trail Conservancy acquires new land at Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula National Park now 90 percent complete July 18, 2018      Toronto, Ontario        Parks Canada AgencyCanada’s national parks play a critical role in fighting climate change, protecting wildlife and our natural spaces, and supporting jobs and local economies across the country. Today, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks […]

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The Leaf: Canada’s Diversity Gardens centrepiece – Daily Commercial News

July 18, 2018 With demolition of the century-old conservatory at the Assiniboine Park and Zoo in early April, the third and final phase in the redevelopment of Winnipeg’s oldest and largest park is underway. The $75-million Canada’s Diversity Gardens will consist of the Grove, the Indigenous Peoples’ and Cultural Mosaic Gardens and the Leaf – […]

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Canoe Cove community honours First Nation people – The Guardian

The Canoe Cove Community Association has taken steps to recognize First Nation people and its history. The idea was to add a “welcome’’ sign in Mi’kmaq to the three road signs on the highways leading into Canoe Cove. The association consulted with Mi’kmaq elder Doreen Jenkins, a resident of the community, and with Abegweit First […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201816 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in cultural infrastructure in Thunder Bay

From: Canadian Heritage News release THUNDER BAY, Ontario, July 17, 2018 Investments in arts and culture infrastructure create jobs and support communities, making them better places to live. Today, the Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Member of Parliament (Thunder Bay–Superior North), announced $11.5 million in funding for the Thunder […]

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Iqaluit gallerist becomes 1st Inuk to be able to issue trademarks for Inuit-made art – CBC

Carvings Nunavut becomes the 1st new licensee of the Igloo Tag Trademark in 45 years July 17, 2018 Lori Idlout, the owner of Iqaluit’s Carvings Nunavut, has become the first Inuk to be able to issue the Igloo Tag Trademark for Inuit-made art, the Inuit Art Foundation announced late last week. The Igloo Tag Trademark […]

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Sitka historical park gets benefit of Indigenous knowledge – CBC

Collaboration between Sitka Tribe of Alaska and National Park Service 1st of its kind in U.S. July 16, 2018 Mark Sixbey, Sitka Tribe of Alaska education specialist, stood on the porch of the Sitka Historical National Park visitor centre and gestured toward the Centennial Pole behind him as he related its significance to the two […]

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National Program to Place Indigenous Artists Center Stage

PORTLAND, Ore., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Western Arts Alliance (WAA), the Portland-based performing arts service organization, is launching Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP), a national program to create new touring and presentation opportunities for Indigenous performing artists. With a lead grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for […]

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Urban Shaman: A Turtles Dream – Landscapes and Mindscapes

In the Marvin Francis Media Gallery and Main Gallery A Turtles Dream – Landscapes and Mindscapes By the youth through the Ndinawe Resource Centre’s Programming Runs July 20 till August 11, 2018 Opening: Friday July 20, 6-9pm The Earth, sky and water has always been the great story tellers. The landscape with its diverse regions […]

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Young Indigenous artists plant seeds of change with new exhibitions – Global News

July 16, 2018 A collection of photographs and stories set to open in Winnipeg this Friday is shining a light on the perspectives of talented young artists. Planting Seeds of Change: Voices of Indigenous Youth will be on display at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery from July 20 – August 11. One of the exhibitions […]

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Urban Shaman: Voices of Indigenous Youth: A Healthy Neighbourhood, Urban Garden

In the Main Gallery Voices of Indigenous Youth: A Healthy Neighbourhood, Urban Garden As part of the Urban Gardens/Holistic Health Project, Indigenous youth in Brandon and Winnipeg Runs July 20 till August 11, 2018 Opening: Friday July 20, 6-9pm “Planting Seeds of Change: Voices of Indigenous Youth is a collection of photographs and stories about […]

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Banff holds blessing ceremony with Indigenous elders before letting bison roam – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 4:00 BANFF, Alta. _ Several Indigenous elders are to be flown by helicopter into the backcountry of Banff National Park today for a blessing ceremony as officials prepare to let recently reintroduced bison roam free. The trip organized by Parks Canada is part of the overall plan to release the bison into a larger […]

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Indian Village at Calgary Stampede will change name to Elbow River Camp – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 18:45 CALGARY _ The Calgary Stampede says its annual display of Indigenous culture that goes back more than 100 years will no longer be called “Indian Village.” On Sunday, the final day of this year’s Stampede, officials announced the village of more than two dozen teepees will be renamed Elbow River Camp. […]

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NWAC Statement on Ontario Indigenous Curriculum and Reconciliation

Monday, July 9th 2018, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) was shocked at actions by the newly elected provincial government in Ontario. The Ontario Ministry of Education has cancelled a project at the last minute that aims to update the Ontario school curriculum to include the history of Residential Schools and to bring Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201871 Views

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NB Government: Teachers to participate in cultural immersion camp

13 July 2018 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is working with the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick to host a Wolastoqey cultural immersion camp for teachers. “Your government supports the promotion of First Nations perspectives, language, history and culture in our provincial curriculum,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian […]

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Threatened Indigenous curriculum in Ontario disappointing, but Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief remains hopeful

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (July 13, 2018)— The Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare is disappointed in the recent decisions of the Ontario government to cancel the meetings for The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) curriculum revisions and Indigenous languages in kindergarten; however, remains hopeful that this will not stop the continuance of Indigenous […]

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Woven Together will be displayed until October – BCLocalNews.com

Woven Together will be displayed until October A new group exhibition opens this Saturday at the Kelowna Art Gallery and it features works by Indigenous artists Ursula Johnson, Meagan Musseau, Meghann O’Brien, and Tania Willard. Each of these artists’ work explores basket weaving as a way to examine interwoven narratives and histories with Woven Together. […]

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An inside look at the AGO’s largest showcase of Inuit art – Toronto Life

July 13, 2018 Everything is connected in Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, the first show of its kind in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s main exhibition space. Works from acclaimed modern Inuit painter Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) hang alongside similarly themed pieces by her nephew Timootee Pitsiulak (1967-2016) to highlight an environment where humans, animals, […]

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Annual Alderville Pow Wow this Weekend – BrightonToday.ca

Alderville First Nation 24th Annual Pow Wow goes this Saturday and Sunday. This year’s theme is, “Honouring the Fire, Honouring the Water.” Charlie Davis, communications coodinator for Alderville, tells us more about what you can expect. Daily admission is free for those six-years-old and under, seven to 12-years-old are $3, ages 12 to 59-years-old is […]

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A Canadian Museum Promotes Indigenous Art. But Don’t Call It ‘Indian.’ – NT Times

Will a debate over terminology at the Art Gallery of Ontario help the progress of artists who are underrepresented in United States museums? July 13, 2018 TORONTO — A group of visitors young and old gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario in front of a well-known Canadian painting the docent called “Church in Yuquot […]

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Tlingit language course connects Yukon and Alaska communities – CBC

‘Language is going to be revitalized and come to life in our communities, not at the Language Centre’ Jul 13, 2018 Tlingit learners from Yukon and Alaska have wrapped up a three-week intensive course in the language. This was the first time a Tlingit session had been brought to several communities, with classes held in […]

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Songs of Treaty 7: Documentary series by Blackfoot filmmaker chronicles Indigenous musicians from Alberta – Calgary Herald

July 13, 2018 In Trevor Solway’s Intertribal Series, there are scenes of musicians Olivia Tailfeathers and Bebe Buckskin chatting on park benches about their respective backgrounds and experiences as musicians. Both seem to be straddling very different worlds. Tailfeathers is a Blackfoot elder; both a singer and teacher from the Blood Tribe who went to […]

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July 19 Facebook Live panel and info session for NFB/imagineNATIVE Digital Project Prize applicants. Looking for daring, innovative proposals from Indigenous creators.

July 9, 2018 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) As the fall deadline approaches for the 2018 NFB/imagineNATIVE Digital Project Prize’s call for submissions, applicants have a new resource to help them put together the best possible pitch—a Facebook Live discussion on July 19 that will offer valuable insights and tips on how to apply for the […]

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Mia Stansby: Healing through food, the Indigenous way – Vancouver Sun

July 13, 2018 I’m humbled chatting with Indigenous chef and former Top Chef Canada contender Rich Francis about reconciliation through sharing and connecting with Indigenous food. To me, it sounds more like acts of forgiveness. Francis “cooks for reconciliation” in pop-ups and dinners across the country, has a TV show called Red Chef Revival and […]

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Haida manga: An artist embraces tragedy, beautifully – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 13, 2018  By Marie Mauze, Anthropologue, Directrice de recherche au CNRS, Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale, Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the […]

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‘Doors Open Brandon’ a Unique Mix of Architecture, Culture & Nature

July 9, 2018 Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon and the Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, along with their many event sponsors, invite all members of the public to attend the 17th annual Doors Open Brandon weekend July 20th to 22nd for a unique chance to travel back in time and immerse themselves in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201828 Views

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The Official Toronto Sign Got A Major Facelift For Summer, Here’s What It Looks Like Now – Narcity

The new design honours Indigneous communities The big Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square has become kind of iconic in the city and it’s definitely a popular Instagram spot with its bright colours and urban aesthetic. While the sign is always changing its light colours to show support for various causes in the community, recently […]

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City boosts support for Vancouver’s arts, culture, and creative sector

July 10 2018 Vancouver City Council approves recommendations to support cultural spaces and Vancouver’s music industry “Vancouver’s vibrant, diverse arts and culture community puts us on the map as a city with a thriving creative scene,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. Vancouver’s arts and culture scene looks to the future with immediate actions approved by Council […]

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First Nation Flys New Flag – 931 The Border

July 12, 2018 As the Borderland region celebrates Pride Week, a northwestern Ontario First Nation has unveiled a new flag to honour their two-spirited members. Fort William First Nation band member Lorraine Bannon designed the flag with the message of “One Heart, Two Spirits.” The flag will now fly permanently outside of the community’s administration […]

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Surrey Fusion Festival Set to Welcome a Record 53 Cultural Pavilions

July 11, 2018 Surrey, BC – Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, will introduce 14 new cultural pavilions in 2018, once again making it the largest multicultural celebration in B.C. Up from 39 pavilions in 2017 to 53, this year’s expanded festival—taking place July 21–22 at Holland Park—welcomes first time participants Albania, Argentina, Brazil, […]

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UBC’s Museum of Anthropology receives Northwest Coast art collection worth $1.1M – News UBC

Jul 4, 2018 The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is now home to a diverse new collection of Northwest Coast art, including early works by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid, thanks to a generous gift from late Calgary philanthropist Margaret Perkins Hess. Hess—known to her friends and loved ones as “Marmie”—was a long-time art […]

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Algonquin College mural portrays an Indigenous creation story

July 12, 2018 There’s a dark-eyed moose. A soaring eagle. Sweetgrass and strawberries. And, not to be ignored, the giant turtle on whose back rides a cluster of birch-bark lodging and a great pine tree – the tree of life. Welcome to Algonquin College’s latest showcase of Indigenous artwork. Nearly seven months in making, the […]

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Ministers Responsible for Arts Celebrate 30 Years of the Great Northern Arts Festival

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2018) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann and Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Caroline Cochrane offer the following statement commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Great Northern Arts Festival. “The arts help build our economy, enhance our education, strengthen our communities’ and most of all, bring us together. They also […]

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Aboriginal Languages Initiative: the Government of Canada Supports Kina8at’s Activities for Youth

DEUX-MONTAGNES, Quebec, July 11, 2018 The Government of Canada has prioritized the preservation, promotion and revitalization of Indigenous languages, which are essential to advancing reconciliation. Today the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $350,438 ($163,076 in 2018–19 and $187,362 in 2019–20) to the non-profit organization Kina8at to allow it […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201831 Views

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Bears is a pipeline play from Alberta with claws – Vancouver Sun

Bears is an acclaimed theatre piece that takes place along the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline route from the oilsands to the B.C. coast. May 4, 2018 Bears Presented by Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre When: May 8-12 Where: The Cultch Tickets and info: $22-$49, thecultch.com Bears is a play from Alberta about pipelines. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201825 Views

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Support for Indigenous Languages in Nova Scotia

Press Release MEMBERTOU, July 11, 2018 Today Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament (Sydney-Victoria), announced that the Government of Canada has provided $100,000 in funding to Mi’kmaw-Kina’matnewey through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. With this funding, Mi’kmaw-Kina’matnewey will prepare and deliver 400 hours of a Mi’kmaq master-apprentice program for 15 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201828 Views

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Influential filmmakers react to state of Indigenous film in Canada

Credits: CBC News: The National The National spoke to three influential filmmakers for their reaction on the state of Indigenous film in Canada. CBC Radio host Duncan McCue is joined by filmmakers Lisa Jackson and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and the director of Canada’s new Indigenous Screen Office, Jesse Wente. The National is CBC Television’s flagship news […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2018101 Views

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