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The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is going virtual – CBC

Celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage June 1 to 21 May 29, 2020 The virtual edition of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival will take place from June 1 to 21. Tune in for Indigenous music and performances, including the Pow Wow dance competition in partnership with the Social Distance Pow Wow Facebook group. Although the Celebration […]

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imagineNATIVE Names New Executive Director as Jason Ryle Steps Down

Naomi Johnson Promoted from Associate Director Role TORONTO, 28 May 2020 – imagineNATIVE, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous-made screen content, is announcing the appointment of Naomi Johnson as Executive Director, following the planned exit of long-time leader Jason Ryle, effective June 1, 2020. Naomi Johnson joined imagineNATIVE as Associate Director in June 2019, working […]

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Alexis launches social campaign encouraging youth to protect Elders

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, AB, May 28, 2020 – National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Ashley Callingbull, Sarain Fox, Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers, and Zach Whitecloud of the Las Vegas Knights are helping Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation share the importance of physical distancing and hygiene to protect Elders in First Nations communities. “Elders are living […]

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Public art program to bring new energy and diversity to Vancouver

May 27 2020 – Today, Vancouver City Council approved a series of cultural grants that will bring local artist-led projects to a wider audience. Guided by the directions of the City’s new 10-year cultural plan, Culture|Shift, the funded projects aim to deepen the connection that locals and visitors have to Vancouver’s history and culture, as […]

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‘It is our culture:’ Chief says Manitoba First Nation going ahead with powwow – Thompson Citizen

May 28, 2020 WINNIPEG — A Manitoba chief says his community will hold its annual powwow next month even if provincial public-health orders continue to limit the size of public gatherings. “It is our culture,” said Cornell McLean of the Lake Manitoba First Nation. Thousands of people usually travel across the country to dance and […]

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#IPAAonline Workshop Series Kicks-off Thursday May 28

#IPAAonline Workshops Return THIS Thursday May 28 As part of our ongoing workshop series to further develop core capacity within the Indigenous Performing Arts community, IPAA is proud to announce a new series of workshops designed to help creatives navigate the current arts ecosystem. This next series of workshops go LIVE this Thursday, May 28 […]

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Luminato Festival Toronto Virtual Lineup Announced

May 27, 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Luminato Festival Toronto, Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries, is thrilled to announced the lineup of its first ever virtual festival which will run from 7 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, June 11 until 12 midnight (EDT) Saturday, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202044 Views

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An artist drawing a transformative path through Canada (7 photos) – Tbnewswatch.com

Through her art and legal education, Ojibwa artist and member of Couchiching First Nation, Mary McPherson, explores what it means to have a government identity under the Indian Act. Mary McPherson’s art leaves the eyes mesmerized. A true, almost unbelievable marvel, her drawings bring questions, connection and awe in a form not normally recognized when […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202032 Views

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Yukon organizations receive $821,800 in Arts Operating Funds

Twenty organizations will receive a total of $821,800 in funding for this year’s Arts Operating Funds. These funds will assist in the delivery of programming related to the development, creation or presentation of art for the benefit of Yukon audiences. This represents an almost $80,000 increase over the 2019 funding total and is the highest […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202034 Views

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NorthWords writers’ festival heads online in June – Cabin Radio

May 25, 2020 This year’s NorthWords NWT literary festival will take place online from June 19-28, replacing the traditional format of events held at locations around Yellowknife and beyond. Valerie Gamache, NorthWords executive director, told Cabin Radio the online event would remain “totally in line with our mission to support and promote writers. With writers […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202026 Views

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Inuvialuit prepared to celebrate Inuvialuit Day at a distance

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is prepared to celebrate Inuvialuit Day at a distance this year. Events led by Community Corporations to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement will now need to be celebrated in family settings. An online performance of community drum dance groups will be offered on Inuvialuit Day […]

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The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec will reopen on 29 June

A reorganized, safe museum experience Quebec City, Friday, May 22, 2020 0 Following the official statement by Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy, accompanied by Deputy Premier Genevieve Guilbault, the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) is pleased to announce that it will reopen to the general public on Monday, June 29, 2020 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202088 Views

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Inuvik’s annual Arctic market will start on time during National Indigenous People’s Day weekend – CBC

Location moving to Midnight Sun Complex’s gym parking lot May 22, 2020 Inuvik’s annual summer Arctic market will be starting during National Indigenous People’s Day weekend, like it does every year. The first weekly market will start on June 20, but market goers will be heading to a slightly different location and following a different […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202059 Views

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New Indigenous artwork at KPU Langley

May 20, 2020 If you’re on the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus, you may notice some new artwork in the courtyard. The pillars in the centre courtyard now have Indigenous art created by Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel. “Aside from the University having Kwantlen as its namesake, and Kwantlen being my ancestral nation, I […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202064 Views

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Hundreds of non-medical masks with Indigenous flair made for First Nations communities – CBC

‘It’s important, I think, to protect people as much as possible’ May 19, 2020 Shelly Johnson is a professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., and the Canada research chair in Indigenizing Higher Education, but since the COVID-19 pandemic began, she’s taken on another role: making non-medical masks with an Indigenous flair. In March, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202036 Views

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This Capsule Collection Is a Celebration of Indigenous Fashion – The Kit

May 19, 2020 Among the sweeping cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19 was IFWTO (Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto), a multi-platform festival celebrating Indigenous craft, textiles and fashion set to take place at the Harbourfront Centre this month. For now, the event is on hold, but one aspect of the showcase is going ahead as planned: […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202034 Views

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YT Government: Commissioner unveils wall of translations

The Commissioner’s office is working with the Yukon First Nations to have “Commissioner of Yukon” translated into the eight First Nations’ languages in the territory. Six out of the eight languages are complete and the last two will be coming shortly. The Commissioner of Yukon, Angélique Bernard, would like to thank the translators, elders and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202025 Views

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Canada’s Capital Marks Manitoba 150 with Métis Nation Banners along Confederation Boulevard

May 19, 2020 On the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming Canada’s fifth province through the Manitoba Act 1870, the central role of Louis Riel and the Métis Nation in the founding of the province is being being commemorated in banners along Confederation Boulevard. The banner highlights the role of the Métis Nation in Manitoba’s entry […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202045 Views

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Assisting the Indigenous youth community through art (11 photos) – Tbnewswatch.com

Neechee Studio is a studio provides free art workshops for young Indigenous people. Neechee Studio is a studio led by emerging Indigenous artists that provides free art workshops for young Indigenous people. These workshops are made available for youth aged 14 – 30. Savanna Boucher is the co-program coordinator alongside Lucille Atlookan, a founding member […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202027 Views

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Archives to explore relocation options, receives grant for reconciliation project – Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

May 18, 2020 The South Peace Regional Archives will be working with city administration to explore and facilitate its relocation to Centre 2000 from the Grande Prairie Museum. The proposed relocation to the Heritage Discovery Centre within Centre 2000 would see the archives re-established within the existing footprint of the facility, rather than getting a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202066 Views

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Investment in social sciences and humanities research will support projects on diverse topics such as education, Indigenous languages and mental health

SSHRC is pleased to announce that $75 million in total funding has been awarded to more than 1,600 researchers from over 60 universities across Canada through the 2019-20 competitions for the Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. This investment includes more than $60 million for partnerships projects, which involve close to 1,000 partners from the academic, government, industry […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202056 Views

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The IVAs (pronounced EYE-VAHz) 2020 Finalists!

Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and the Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs) Directors are excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 Awards. Please see our full press release in English and in French. A virtual gala will be held on June 21st, National Indigenous Day, at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST to celebrate […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 202042 Views

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The Beat Goes On in Winnipeg

May 15, 2020 In case you missed the show, here you can find all “The Beat Goes On” shows with great Métis Music. Stay apart, but still connected, do it virtually. Hope everyone enjoys the show! Don’t forget to tune in on Thursday nights at 7pm and Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm! Join MMF livestreaming: http://www.manitobametis.com/mmf-live-stream/ […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 202053 Views

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Decisions about Indigenous ceremonies lie with community leaders, says Trudeau – CBC

Sask. Premier Scott Moe says there should be no exceptions to 10-person limit on gatherings May 14, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to concerns about police attending a traditional ceremony at a Saskatchewan First Nation over compliance with a public health order, for which Premier Scott Moe says there should be no exceptions. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202032 Views

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New Prosperity Mine is Finally Dead: Tŝilhqot’in Nation Celebrates the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision to Deny Taseko Mines Limited’s Appeal.

Williams Lake, BC (May 14, 2020): The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is celebrating the Supreme Court of Canada’s denial of Taseko Mines Limited’s (TML) application to appeal the rejection of the New Prosperity Mine proposal by the Government of Canada in 2014. New Prosperity Mine threatened a sacred area of profound cultural importance to the Tŝilhqot’in peoples,) […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2020137 Views

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RCMP attendance at Indigenous ceremony raises ire of chief – National Observer

May 14th 2020 An Indigenous leader is telling the RCMP to stay off reserve land after armed officers were dispatched to break up a sacred ceremony. “These are First Nations lands. This is Indian land. Stay off our lands unless you are invited,” said Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. Public […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202033 Views

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Emerging young Indigenous artist awarded internship grant – Castanet.net

May 14, 2020 Shay Paul knows what she’ll be doing for the next six months. Thanks to a grant from the First Peoples Cultural Council (FPCC), the Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) has brought Paul on until October as an Indigenous arts intern. The young Tk’emlups artist will be mentored by artists and staff in a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202031 Views

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Indigenous leader tells RCMP to keep off reserves after attempts to stop ceremonies – National Post

Public health orders do not supersede First Nations law and treaties, asserts Bobby Cameron May 13, 2020 An Indigenous leader is telling the RCMP to stay off reserve land after armed officers were dispatched to break up a sacred ceremony. “These are First Nations lands. This is Indian land. Stay off our lands unless you […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202059 Views

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MNC: Happy Manitoba Day!

May 12, 2020 A province created by the Métis Nation which has prospered for 150 years! The Manitoba Metis Federation is making a splash today, celebrating 150 years to the day since the Manitoba Act received Royal Assent. Manitoba is the only province brought into confederation by Indigenous people — the Métis of the Red […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202044 Views

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Edmonton artist creates online show to teach children about Indigenous culture – CBC

‘It’s not a very difficult thing to do to share language and culture in a fun way, especially for kids’ May 11, 2020 Lance Cardinal wanted a way to keep his nieces and nephews busy while they stayed at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since he couldn’t be with his family in northern Alberta, the […]

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Despite Pandemic Métis Nation Takes Time to Honour World War II Veteran

May 11, 2020 – Hamilton, ON WWII Métis Veteran Marie Knight received thanks from the Métis Nation and a $20,000 Recognition Payment and an apology from Canada in Hamilton, Ontario. The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Veteran Knight […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202048 Views

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Indigenous artists rely on their work’s remedial power in pandemic – Cabin Radio

A relief valve on a steam-powered engine is small, but mighty. When too much steam builds up, an overly pressurized engine is at risk of exploding. The relief valve’s simple job is crucial: release steam until the pressure reduces to an acceptable level. A good valve can be the difference between function and failure. Antoine […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202033 Views

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Celebration of Third Annual National Day of First Nation Fishing Rights – May 18, 2020

Celebration of Third Annual National Day of First Nation Fishing Rights – May 18, 2020 Fishing is part of First Nations culture and identity. It sustains First Nations peoples and economies and is a constitutionally protected inherent and Treaty right. In the spirit of reconciliation and raising awareness of our shared history and future, the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202048 Views

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This Mother’s Day we hold our Children Closer

This Mother’s Day we hold our Children Closer This Mother’s Day women all over the world are holding their children closer than ever as the impact of COVID-19 narrows our worlds. With schools closed, no sports, no playgrounds our children’s worlds have become a shared experience. We must remember that women are holding our collective […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2020118 Views

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Zoey Roy first Indigenous author to participate in NAC’s #CanadaPerforms – CBC

May 08, 2020 Last month, the National Arts Centre launched Canada Performs, an initiative that pays musicians to perform from their living rooms. It was created as a way to keep Canadians self-isolating at home, entertained. Shortly after launching the initiative, NAC announced it would also be open to writers, giving them a platform to […]

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MB Government: Province Announces Funding for Projects to Preserve Military Memorials

 May 8, 2020 The Manitoba government is providing more than $50,000 in grants for 11 new projects that will extend the life of military memorials across the province through the Military Memorial Conservation Grant, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Military memorials are places of reflection and commemoration that give us an […]

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Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations: next steps to support the industry impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic

From: Canadian Heritage GATINEAU, QUÉBEC, MAY 8, 2020 Culture, heritage and sport organizations play an essential role in Canadian society. They are a vital part of the social fabric of our communities. They generate solidarity, promote social integration and tolerance, and are a source of civic pride. They are also major drivers of the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2020129 Views

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Thought to be extinct, Beothuk DNA is still present in N.L. families, genetics researcher finds – CBC

New research suggests Beothuk may be connected to other Indigenous peoples May 08, 2020 A St. John’s genetics specialist has found DNA connections that link the Beothuk people to contemporary people, almost two centuries after the last known Beothuk died. Steve Carr, a biology professor at Memorial University, says that his research also shows that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 202074 Views

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Métis Nation Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and VE-Day

May 07, 2020 To acknowledge the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe (V-E Day), Vice-President David Chartrand and Minister responsible for Veterans of the Métis National Council has launched a national media campaign involving television, print and radio, in English and Michif. The campaign honours all Veterans who so […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202062 Views

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Nominations for The 2020 Indspire Awards Now Open

Nominations for The 2020 Indspire Awards Now Open March 07, 2020 – Ohsweken, ON – In challenging times like this, good guidance and inspirational leadership are more important than ever. With that in mind, Indspire is excited to announce that nominations for the 2021 Indspire Awards are now open. The Indspire Awards represents the highest honour the Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on May 7, 202054 Views

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Revitalizing a language, one video call at a time – APTN News

May 7, 2020 How do you say “the zoom video call is frozen,” in Nsyilxcən? This is something Francesca Raven Bell didn’t realize people would need to know when they decided to learn the Syilx language. “Today for example sq̓aʔx̌əx̌inak [Sheri Stelkia, her teacher] said, “kn̓ su̓lt” which means, ‘I’m frozen’, in reference to her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202058 Views

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With COVID-19 lockdown in place, Indigenous ceremonies are still possible – APTN News

May 7, 2020 With the COVID-19 pandemic still keeping people locked in their homes, ceremonies like Sundances may still be postponed or cancelled altogether. However, amongst the uncertainty, other things can be done. People can still connect spiritually on their own and participate in these important spiritual ceremonies on their own says Mashkode Bizhiki Kapitaatoong, […]

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Being out on the land for Indigenous communities is being home – APTN News

May 6, 2020 On a Saturday morning, Ryan Oliverius packs up his camera gear and prepares to head out with his mother Susan to pick sp̓iƛ̓m (pronounced speetlum), also known as bitterroot. “Being out on the land is like meditation,” Ryan explains, adding that COVID-19 hasn’t really impacted his connection to the land. “If anything […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202042 Views

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Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane launches powwow culture book – Manitoulin Expositor

May 6, 2020 CALGARY – Wiikwemkoong dancer, author and educator Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane is set to release her new book, ‘Powwow: A Celebration through Song and Dance,’ an educational title targeted toward younger readers that contains important knowledge for audiences of all ages and backgrounds as part of Orca Publishing’s ‘Orca Origins’ series about cultural celebrations […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202040 Views

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Concordians make significant contributions to the Biennial Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition – Concordia

The 5th edition of the event explores the evolution of identities and relations between diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities While countless cultural events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis, the Contemporary Native Art Biennial (La Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone, or BACA) launched in April, on schedule — though visits are happening a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202064 Views

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CFN: Adapting Traditional Practices in the Time of COVID-19

Adapting Traditional Practices in the Time of COVID-19 May 3, 2020 – Bessie Brown In Bella Bella, Heiltsuk members are dealing with the added weight of grieving for lost loved ones under new COVID-19 restrictions. In spite of the lockdowns, says Pauline Waterfall, Hailhzaqv elder and knowledge keeper, the community is adapting their traditional practices, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202072 Views

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Elders take Indigenous cultural teachings online to support U of A students – Folio

Virtual talking circles, one-on-one counselling sessions allow two Elders to stay connected with students looking for guidance. Videos going viral aren’t exactly familiar territory for Elder Francis Whiskeyjack and Elder Elsey Gauthier, but in March they got first-hand experience. When COVID-19 restricted the support the Elders normally provide to students through First Peoples’ House at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202063 Views

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CMHR: Museum offers help for teachers during pandemic

Winnipeg – May 1, 2020 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is working to help teachers deliver at-home learning about human rights. A new section of its website, called the “COVID-19 – Learn at home” page, was launched this week. Among the new educational initiatives is a free virtual lesson for high school students (modelled […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 202076 Views

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Aamjiwnaang First Nation helps at-home learners take in Anishinaabe teachings – Anishinabek News

AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION— Many families won’t have enjoyed the warm, sweet delights of an early spring cooked breakfast at the sugar shack with fresh maple syrup this year, but all ages of Anishinaabemowin language learners at home can add to their vocabulary and learn about syrup making with a new documentary video. The video, Ziidbaatogeng: […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 202050 Views

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Postponed: Victoria Reconciliation Dialogue #5

April 30, 2020′ POSTPONED – Dialogue #5: Community Response to the Victoria Urban Reconciliation Dialogues Event Following the order from BC’s Public Health Officer prohibiting gatherings of 50 people or more to curb the spread of COVID-19, Dialogue #5 which was scheduled to take place on May 4, has been postponed. The Victoria Urban Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 202058 Views

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