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Film and arts industry to play starring role in Nunavut economic development

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Investments with Qaggiavuut’s Qaggiq School of Performing Arts and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation will help territory’s economic growth May 21, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) The arts industry, including film, television, digital media and theatre, offers tremendous opportunities for economic development and […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

From: Status of Women Canada May 21, 2019 – Victoria, British Columbia – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201932 Views

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Notable tree damaged by fireworks, says ERCA – Blackburn News

May 21, 2019 The Essex Region Conservation Authority says Victoria Day weekend revellers have destroyed a significant tree. An Indigenous Signal Tree, which was used by indigenous peoples to mark boundaries or point to areas of interest, was severely damaged by fireworks over the long weekend at the Maidstone Woods Conservation Area. A photo of […]

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New installations by three Indigenous artists at The Forks

Thursday, May 16, 2019. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Three new installations by Indigenous artists at The Forks will recognize the integral role truth and reconciliation plays in our nation’s collective journey forward, while paying homage to the exchanges of compassion upon which Manitoba was founded. The designs by artists KC Adams, Jaimie Isaac and Val Vint, and curated […]

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The Witness Blanket, and the Hard Lessons of Treaties – TheTyee.ca

When a museum wanted to display Carey Newman’s work, he set out to redefine the traditional artist-institution relationship. The Witness Blanket weaves together hundreds of donated artifacts — photographs, moccasins, hockey skates, straps used to discipline students, pieces of the buildings, even hair — to tell the story of residential schools. The work is alive, […]

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Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery reimagines visual identity – 980 CJME

May 16, 2019 The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina has a fresh look. In addition to its new red and burgundy letter M logo, it’s taking a sharpened focus on its artists, history and being an ally to Indigenous and contemporary art. While Anthony Kiendl, the gallery’s executive director and CEO, said the MacKenzie was […]

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Media advisory: Canada’s Defence Team proudly celebrates Indigenous cultures during Indigenous Awareness Week

May 17, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Media are invited to attend an Indigenous Awareness Week commemorative event hosted by the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. The festivities will explore the theme of “We are all treaty people / Honouring […]

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Stan Williams chronicles Indigenous resistance to colonialism in Canada – Now Toronto

In his ongoing series This Is Indian Land, the Mohawk/Anishinaabe photographer captures the broad range of ways Indigenous people are reclaiming culture May 16, 2019 THIS IS INDIAN LAND by Stan Williams as part of Contact Photography Festival at Black Cat Showroom (1785 St. Clair West). To May 31. contactphoto.com. “This is Indian Land” is […]

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Shíshálh to host ‘Culture Crawl’ for Indigenous Peoples Day – Coast Reporter

May 15, 2019 A three-day Culture Crawl is being planned as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations on the Sunshine Coast. Normally held June 21, the event will run from June 21 to 23 and is being opened up to the general public. Events planned include a summer solstice moonlight paddle, arts and crafts […]

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Indigenous theatre company announces new season – Fort McMurray Today

May 16, 2019 Artistic director Justin Many Fingers calls Making Treaty 7’s first year at the GRAND a season of beginnings and renewals. “Making Treaty 7’s 2019/2020 season marks so many beginnings. We are only the second Indigenous theatre company in Canada to have a residency at a local theatre and it being at a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201974 Views

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Alberta’s newest university set to graduate its first class since transition from Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD)

Calgary, AB – Alberta University of the Arts (formerly Alberta College of Art and Design) will graduate 200 students on May 16, 2019, who will be the first alumni of the only art, craft and design university in Alberta and the prairies, and one of only four in Canada. “This is a historic and exciting moment […]

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Indigenous people in Hamilton reclaiming their endangered languages in creative ways – The Spec

From games of tag to Anishinaabe bingo, songs to apps, Indigenous peoples across the city are learning their traditional languages. May 15, 2019 A game of tag, but with a twist: leaders call out directions in Mohawk. Children listen for “was” and “tosa”rather than “stop” and “go” as they run around the hallways of the […]

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PE Government: Applications for arts grants now being accepted

May 15, 2019 Prince Edward Island artists are invited to apply for funding during the spring 2019 round of arts grants. Applications for funding can be submitted at Arts Grants program for three types of grants: creation, dissemination, and professional development. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 12 at 4 p.m. “These grants are vital to the […]

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Indigenous Woodland Mural Gets Love and Attention – Net Newsledger

May 15, 2019 THUNDER BAY – NEWS – A woodland Indigenous mural that has removed from the Shelter House building where the managed alcohol program is hosted. The mural with the middle ripped off since last fall has been given much needed some love and attention today. After speaking on numerous occasions with McKellar Ward […]

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New Funding for Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association

May 15, 2019 Government announced annual funding for the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association of $205,700 today, May 15, at an event at Glooscap First Nation. The association has 16 chapters in the province and advocates on matters of importance to Indigenous women and girls. “The Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is a strong voice […]

by pnationtalk on May 16, 201959 Views

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Taking a walk through Indigenous history – TVO

On Jaime Morse’s tours around Ottawa, participants learn about the area’s role as a gathering place for many nations — and about the history that Canada has often tried to suppress OTTAWA — Downtown in the nation’s capital, you can see Parliament Hill and all manner of monuments to Canada. But it can be more […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201952 Views

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Celebrate First Nations culture at a powwow this season

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart is encouraging New Brunswickers to join First Nations communities that are hosting a series of powwows around the province. “First Nations culture is embedded in our province’s history,” said Stewart. “Powwows offer an opportunity to learn about the contributions and identity of First Nations in New Brunswick.” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201954 Views

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BU artist brings exhibition to Brandon’s AGSM

May 14, 2019 Following a successful debut in Regina, an art exhibition by a Brandon University (BU) faculty member will be coming to Brandon this week. Openings, by visual artist Lisa Wood, will be on display in the Main Gallery of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM), located in the Town Centre, beginning on […]

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The Vanishing People – The North Grenville Times

In Canadian history, there is a fascinating period between the immediate pre-contact period and the arrival of the first Europeans. Archaeology can tell us much about the people who were here before, and indigenous oral tradition fills in a great deal of information about their ancestors. But there is a people who have left us […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201946 Views

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Nipissing First Nation artist showcases one-man exhibit at Toronto gallery – Anishinabeknews.ca

May 14, 2019 TORONTO – The spotlight is now on Wayne Kodje at Toronto’s Propeller Art Gallery. The 66-year-old Nipissing First Nation artist has his own exhibit titled Spirit of the Wild now on display at the gallery. The exhibit, featuring 42 pieces of Kodje’s work, opens on Wednesday (May 15) and continues until May […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201933 Views

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Library and Archives Canada offers funds for Indigenous digitization projects – Nunatsiaq News

Library and Archives Canada wants to help Indigenous organizations preserve their past by transferring it into the future. Their new initiative—Listen, Hear Our Voices—is calling for applications to fund the digitization of culture and language recordings from cassette and VHS tapes. “LAC is proud to assist Indigenous communities in their efforts to secure a sustainable […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201953 Views

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‘Are You Métis?’ – Vermilion Voice

May 14, 2019 The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) hosted a registration event at Lakeland College in Vermilion on May 7. Registry Development Coordinator, Sarah Kaup said, “We are now making it more accessible for people to register by travelling to smaller communities to assist people with their applications in the afternoon and evenings. One […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201932 Views

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Exploring Indigenous Cuisine with Chef Bill Alexander – Toronto Guardian

May 15, 2019 Indigenous cuisine is gaining more and more attention from locals and tourists alike. Thanks to leaders in the culinary scene, we’re becoming more educated — and the more educated, the more enthusiastic we are getting. At the recent Terroir Symposium in Toronto, Indigenous Executive Chef Bill Alexander spoke with industry insiders as […]

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The New Rideau Canal Promenade Unveiled Along the Rideau Canal Pathway

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA – May 14, 2019 One of the most important historical developments in Ottawa was the creation of the Rideau Canal, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament (Ottawa Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of […]

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2019: A year of commemoration, celebration and appreciation

OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 – Today marks the official day that the NPO Grand Canadian Events, in collaboration with Canadian Heritage, launches the activities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada with the project STANDING BY OUR COLOURS / AFFICHONS NOS COULEURS. “The Government of Canada is pleased to support […]

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Halifax’s public art policies surprise Cornwallis task force – CBC

If a piece of art is removed it can be sold, donated or destroyed, task force hears May 14, 2019 The municipal task force set up to decide what to do about Halifax’s controversial Cornwallis statue got a primer Monday night on the city’s current policies on public art and the naming of parks and […]

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Annual CASCADE Awards Gala – Indigenous Ingenuity wins a major award from the Canadian Association of Science Centres

MONTREAL, May 11, 2019 – On Friday, May 10, in Halifax, the Canadian Association of Science Centres held their annual CASCADE Awards Gala. The Montréal Science Centre was awarded Best Exhibition or Show – Large Institution for Indigenous Ingenuity – timeless inventions. A success in more ways than one The Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition is an […]

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Minister McKenna to Take Part in Rideau Canal Promenade Exhibit Inauguration

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA – The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, will take part in the inauguration of the Rideau Canal Promenade Exhibit on Tuesday. Minister McKenna will speak on behalf of the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Minister McKenna will be accompanied by Jean-Claude Poissant, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201925 Views

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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site officially open for visitor season

From: Parks Canada May 13, 2019 St. Andrew’s, Manitoba Parks Canada Agency Whether you’re looking for adventure, fun educational activities for the whole family, a chance to explore history, or a break from the everyday, Parks Canada has 450 000 km² of protected areas with countless unique experiences to suit your needs – and Lower […]

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Poet David Groulx connects the impact of colonialism from Gaza to Turtle Island – artsfile.ca

The Anishinaabe and French-Canadian poet David Groulx is about to release his latest collection of poetry called From Turtle Island to Gaza. In it the Vanier-based poet connects Palestinian and Indigenous experiences. Before he launches the collection Groulx answered some questions from ARTSFILE. Q. Please tell me a bit about who you are and where […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations across Yukon

From: Status of Women Canada News release May 10, 2019 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far […]

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A Taste of the Arctic: Showcase of Inuit cuisine and culture-05.15.19 at the NAC – Apartment613

What is Inuit food you ask? Inuit food is foraging. It is hunting, fishing, respecting the land, the animals and the scarcity of resources in a way that still leaves nature and an existence of a culture undisturbed. It is about putting your life in the hands of the elements to harvest, prepare, preserve, store, […]

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Tasha Hubbard’s acclaimed nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up begins national theatrical tour on May 23. National Film Board of Canada bringing the Downstream Documentary Productions/NFB co-production to cities across Canada.

From: National Film Board May 7, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs, Tasha Hubbard’s acclaimed nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Downstream Documentary Productions/National Film Board of Canada in association with CBC DOCS and APTN) begins a national theatrical tour on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201965 Views

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Government of Canada announces new federal investment to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in Southern Alberta

From: Status of Women Canada May 10, 2019 – Lethbridge, Alberta – Department for Women and Gender Equality Indigenous women hold important places as leaders in their families and communities, as givers and caretakers of life, as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and protectors. By creating the conditions for Indigenous women to succeed, we are supporting their families […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201983 Views

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No words, just art: exhibition at the EAGM – Estevan Mercury

May 10, 2019 The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (EAGM) invites the community to explore the role of language through works of three Indigenous Saskatchewan artists. The exhibition, named I do not Have My Words, recently opened at the Gallery 2. The project is curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery […]

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Facebook rejects ads for traditional Inuit knives, calling them ‘weapons’- CBC

‘It feels like cultural discrimination,’ says seller, while Facebook says ads were rejected in error May 10, 2019 An artist in Yellowknife says Facebook is culturally discriminating against Inuit after the site rejected his ads selling uluit, the plural of ulu, a traditional Inuit knife. Kenneth Ingniqjuk Mackay, who is Inuk and Scottish, makes and […]

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Why Team North’s most important stick may not score a goal – CBC

‘Spirit stick’ helps bring teammates together at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse May 10, 2019 Before every game that Team North plays at this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse, something unique takes place. It’s a demonstration that shows why this is more than a hockey tournament. One player steps out alone onto […]

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Indigenous court celebrates a year of healing – Prince George Citizen

May 9, 2019 One of the success stories was on hand when the first anniversary of a legal proceeding aimed at reducing the number of indigenous people revolving through the criminal justice system was celebrated on Tuesday. During a midday ceremony, Wesley Mitchell performed a traditional Wet’suwet’en drumming song to give thanks for the launch […]

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Thompson library screening six short films as part of nation-wide Indigenous archiving campaign – Thompson Citizen

May 9, 2019 On May 14 the Thompson Public Library will host a free screening of half-a-dozen short documentary films that aim to bring a personal lens to Indigenous and other visible minority communities throughout Canada. While each movie’s content and themes vary, they are all connected by a reliance on old archival footage to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201958 Views

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Burnaby gallery opens up conversation about Indigenous issues – Burnaby Now

May 8, 2019 “How many people know that the art and culture of Indigenous peoples in Canada and in British Columbia are the second most plundered and valuable art objects confiscated and collected by world-class museums, second only to the Egyptian culture?” That sobering question is a point of discussion in an upcoming session at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201931 Views

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Recurring official languages issues: Commissioner offers federal government solutions for sustainable results

Tabling of the 2018–2019 annual report and the position paper on modernizing the Official Languages Act Gatineau, Quebec, May 9, 2019 – Year after year, numerous official languages-related problems are raised and debated, and year after year, they remain unresolved. This situation is cause for great concern and shows the very real need to modernize the Official Languages Act. Today, […]

by pnationtalk on May 9, 201942 Views

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Boots worn on D-Day going on tour – Winnipeg Free Press

Footwear from Métis soldier to make its way to Halifax for 75th-anniversary ceremony Among the thousands of Canadians who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, to roll back the tide of fascism was a 19-year-old Métis soldier from Deloraine named Francis Godon. On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the military-issued boots Godon […]

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Living Earth 2019: James Jones Performs Hoop Dancing 2

Credits: SmithsonianNMAI The theme of this year’s festival, “Farm to Table: Sustaining Our Future Through Indigenous Knowledge,” highlights multiple perspectives on Indigenous contributions to sustainable farming by exploring trends, innovations and sustainability in Native communities. In this segment, James Jones (Cree), talks about his identity and values as a Canadian First Nations person and shares […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2019128 Views

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Construction begins on Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre

From: Parks Canada May 8, 2019             Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta             Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national parks belong to all Canadians. They represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Following four years […]

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Stories of women, endangered languages highlight the debut of the world’s first national Indigenous theatre – The Peterborough Examiner

Stories of missing and murdered women, endangered languages highlight the debut of the world’s first national Indigenous theatre TORONTO — Stories of Indigenous women’s successes and struggles will be spotlighted in the inaugural season of the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre. From the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to an uplifting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201954 Views

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THE GRIZZLIES now on 53 screens across Canada!

THE GRIZZLIES now on 53 screens across Canada! An online link is available for review/interview purposes. Based on a true story, Miranda de Pencier’s The Grizzlies is an inspirational drama about a group of Inuit students in the Arctic where, in 2004, suicide rates were the highest in North America. When rookie teacher Russ Sheppard […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201948 Views

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Media advisory – Important announcement with Canada and Elsipogtog First Nation

Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick – Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Chief Arren Sock of Elsipogtog First Nation. Date:  May 9, 2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. (ADT) Media availability: 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Where: Community Hall Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick Contacts […]

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Isuma represents Canada at the Biennale Arte 2019

May 8, 2019 “In today’s contentious global media environment, when millions of people have been driven from their homes worldwide, Isuma media art in the UN Year of Indigenous Languages sees the forced relocation of families from an Inuit point of view. The video installation One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk recreates an encounter on […]

by pnationtalk on May 8, 201956 Views

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City of Toronto: The 20th annual Doors Open Toronto 2019 lineup announced

May 7, 2019 Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf announced its lineup of buildings, city-wide walking tours and special programs for Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The weekend celebration of architecture features more than 150 building participants, including 55 new sites, a speaker series, walking tours and more. Details are now available […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201989 Views

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PSA: Call for Applications; QIA’s Culture and Community Initiatives

May 7, 2019 EVENT: Call for Applications; Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Culture and Community Initiatives: women’s and men’s representatives. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to fill the following committee position. To be considered, candidates must be actively and personally committed to represent the interest of Qikiqtani Inuit and have […]

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