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Isuma to represent Canada on the world stage – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

Nunavut film collective’s work will be featured at the Venice Biennale in 2019 December 18, 2017 Isuma, Nunavut’s famed art-film collective, will represent Canada at one of the world’s most prestigious art exhibitions next year in Venice, Italy. The group’s video-based artwork will be featured at the Canadian pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20172 Views

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Manitoba Cree elder Sarah Harper dies at 111 – CBC

Sarah Harper spent most of her life in Bunibonibee Cree Nation, about 570 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg Dec 17, 2017 A well-known Manitoba Cree elder passed away over the weekend at 111 years old. Sarah Harper died on Saturday night. The elder celebrated her 111th birthday in August in Bunibonibee Cree Nation — also known […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20172 Views

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New Year’s Eve at the National Arts Centre and Lighting of the Kipnes Lantern

December 14, 2017 The public is invited to celebrate the coming of the New Year at Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) on December 31. The NAC’s Be Here for the New Year! event features free family activities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. including holiday crafts, performances by local jazz band Stevens and Kennedy, a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20176 Views

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Organizers pleased with response to Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 17, 2017  MONTREAL _ Officials are expressing satisfaction with celebrations held to mark Montreal’s 375th anniversary, despite the controversial multi-million dollar cost of lighting up a major Montreal bridge. Alain Gignac, who is in charge of the celebrations, maintains the level of participation in year-long events by Montrealers hasn’t been seen since […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20176 Views

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Proposed public art installation sparks debate in Victoria – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 16, 2017 VICTORIA _ A new public art installation proposed for Victoria has sparked debate over the merit and interpretation of city-funded artwork. British Columbia artist Luke Ramsey defended the inspiration and design of the sculpture that incorporates a series of colourful surfboard-type arches mimicking the silhouette of an orca at city […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20176 Views

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Protesters object to development of Cape Breton mountain sacred to Mi’kmaq – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 16, 2017 BADDECK, N.S. _ Dozens of protesters are taking a stand against mining projects on a Cape Breton mountain that is considered sacred by the Mi’kmaq. Raymond Plourde of the Ecology Action Centre said traffic on Cape Breton’s Seal Island Bridge was slowed in response to Saturday’s rally against mining or […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20176 Views

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An emotional thing:’ Returning sacred objects lifts Indigenous communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Ryan Heavy Hand had been helping First Nations bring home ceremonial objects from museums for years, but this call from an institution in Oregon was a first. “The museum had a beaver bundle,” said Heavy Hand, referring to one of the Blackfoot people’s most […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201736 Views

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Holiday Gift Guide Helps People and the Planet

The Social Enterprise Gift Guide helps you “buy social and green” with gifts that give twice TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2017 – Each gift you buy this holiday season can have significant impact on your community. Thanks to the Social Enterprise Gift Guide 2017-2018, extending the impact of your gift giving is now easier than ever. […]

by aanationtalk on December 15, 201718 Views

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Western Canada Theatre executive chosen to lead National Arts Centre’s Indigenous section – CBC

‘The need to hear Indigenous stories is so much apart of the cultural healing of our people’ Dec 14, 2017 Western Canada Theatre’s Lori Marchand is off to Ottawa next spring to take on the new role as managing director for Indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre. Marchand has worked in live theatre in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201718 Views

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Regina elder told she’s not allowed to smudge in her home by property manager – CBC

Traditional spiritual practice vital to her everyday life, says Nellie Rider Dec 14, 2017 A Regina woman says she was shocked and confused when she received a letter from her property manager that said smudging was not allowed in her home. The letter, which came last week, states smoking or creating smoke indoors is not […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201722 Views

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National Arts Centre Appoints Lori Marchand as the First Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre

December 13, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is very pleased to announce that Lori Marchand, the longstanding, highly-respected Executive Director of Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia will be the first Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre. She will take up her post in April […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201717 Views

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GNT: Trapper Recognition Awards 2016-2017

YELLOWKNIFE (December 13, 2017) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like to congratulate the winners of the Trapper Recognition Awards for 2016-2017. The NWT Trapper Recognition Program recognizes the hard work NWT trappers put into their craft and the contribution they make to our economy. Awards are given out to the top trapper […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201728 Views

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Media Advisory: Manitoba Metis Federation Bringing Early Christmas to Churchill

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is bringing a little bit of Christmas to Churchill this Sunday. President David Chartrand and the MMF staff have busily been collecting items for a traditional Christmas meal and toys for the students at the Duke of Marlborough School. “We are honoured to be able to share […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201735 Views

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RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Delivers Strong Economic Impact Results

December 12, 2017 An economic analysis released today, Dec. 12, found the Rendez-Vous 2017 (RDV 2017) Tall Ships Regatta event generated $14.4 million in new money for the provincial economy, and $3 million in additional provincial tax revenue. RDV 2017 attracted an estimated 94,000 visitors from outside Nova Scotia. Total attendance at the various events […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201719 Views

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Artist collective Isuma to represent Canada at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2019

December 13, 2017 The National Gallery of Canada announced today that the artist collective Isuma, led by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, will represent Canada at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2019. Isuma, meaning “to think, or a state of thoughtfulness” in Inuktitut, is Canada’s first Inuit video-based production company. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201738 Views

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Photographer captures ‘the heart of Turtle Island’ in new book – Toronto Star

Photographer Mark Zelinski to hold Toronto launch of latest photo project Dec. 13, 2017 After five years of work, photographer Mark Zelinski will be in Toronto this week to launch the Heart of Turtle Island a book of photos and stories from a landscape that features in some of his earliest memories — the Niagara […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201720 Views

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Artist collective Isuma to represent Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  OTTAWA _ The artist collective Isuma, led by filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, will represent Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Isuma is an Inuit video-based production company co-founded in 1990 by a team of filmmakers including Kunuk and Cohn. Its goal is to preserve Inuit culture and language […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201724 Views

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Arts/crafts show takes over Victoriaville – The Chronicle Journal

Dec 13, 2017 Victoriaville Centre is filled with authentic and traditional Aboriginal fine arts and crafts during the 16th annual Christmas Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts show and sale that is underway this week. More than 80 artisans, painters, crafters and artists from communities in Northern Ontario, have gathered in Victoriaville mall with a variety […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201719 Views

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Ojibway ‘Netflix’ launches on Apple store – CBC

Ojibway TV believed to be world’s first Indigenous language streaming app Dec 12, 2017 The world’s first Indigenous language TV streaming app launched on the App Store Tuesday, allowing people to access Ojibway education and entertainment programming through an Apple TV device. The Winnipeg-based developers jokingly call it “the Ojibway Netflix.” It’s all part of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201731 Views

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Historic ROM Entrance Reopens to the Public

Newly Refurbished Weston Heritage Entrance Set to Create an Exceptional Visitor Experience December 12, 2017 9:34 A.M. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is supporting cultural heritage and increasing accessibility by investing in the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) historic 84-year old entrance. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, was at the ROM […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201730 Views

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Public art board chair wants Indigenous members – StarPhoenix

Saskatoon city hall will try to figure out how to get more Indigenous people to join the city’s public art advisory committee. December 11, 2017 City hall will try to figure out how to get more Indigenous people to join the city’s public art advisory committee. The committee’s chair, Jeremy Morgan, wrote to city council […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201728 Views

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20 years ago, this court case changed the way Canadians understood Indigenous rights – CBC

Delgamuukw set a precedent for Indigenous rights and the use of oral testimony in Canadian courts Dec 11, 2017 The 20th anniversary of one of the most important court cases in the history of Indigenous land and title rights is being celebrated in British Columbia today. The decision in Delgamuukw v. British Columbia was delivered […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201734 Views

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Census 2016: Edmonton schools battle to reverse decline in Indigenous language knowledge – Edmonton Journal

Eunice Hunter-Beaver begins her lessons at Ben Calf Robe School with a cheerful “tansi!” December 11, 2017 Eunice Hunter-Beaver begins her lessons at Ben Calf Robe School with a cheerful “tansi!” An instructor at the Edmonton Catholic elementary to junior high school in Montrose, Hunter-Beaver spends about 40 minutes each class teaching Plains Cree to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201756 Views

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Thunder Bay residents and visitors to benefit from restored historic attraction

Government of Canada investment supports the first phase of the Chippewa Park carousel rehabilitation December 9, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor Local families and visitors to the City of Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation will benefit from the rehabilitation and upgrading of Chippewa […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201721 Views

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Sask. First Nations man snags spot to show his art at the Smithsonian Museum – CBC

Kevin McKenzie is one of 10 artists featured in an exhibit in New York Dec 09, 2017 One member of the Cowessess First Nation can now say they’ve been featured in the world’s largest museum and research complex. Kevin McKenzie is one of 10 artists featured in an exhibit at the National Museum of the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201729 Views

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Decolonizing the museum: U of T graduate student looks at ways of honouring Indigenous artifacts – News@UofT

Museums with Indigenous ancestral objects on display should consider how they’re teaching the public about those artifacts and the people who once used them, says Audrey Rochette, a University of Toronto graduate student whose research focuses on museums and colonization. “We’re people that come from a rich history of oratory,” says Rochette (pictured left), a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201772 Views

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PAMA: What’s on in December

December 06, 2017 Travel to Space this Winter Break Celebrate the holiday season with Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) this December.  Explore new exhibitions like What’s for Dinner? in Manning Square, PAMA’s hands-on kid’s area and Peel Through the Photographer’s Lens in the Archives (hours may vary). Then, create some-out-of-this-world crafts this winter break and complete the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201715 Views

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SaskCulture: Save the Date – Resilience & Respect: Canada 150 & Beyond Gatherings

SaskCulture’s Canada 150 project, funded by Canadian Heritage, called Resilience & Respect: Canada 150 & Beyond, is drawing to an end. Our project partners – the Buffalo People Arts Institute, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre, Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writing Circle Inc., and Saskatchewan Arts Board – worked throughout the year on cultural programming that highlighted the resilience […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201729 Views

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National Arts Centre Orchestra Concludes Canada 150 Tour in Yellowknife on December 9

December 6, 2017 Highlight Includes Performances by Award-Winning Yellowknife Artists OTTAWA, December 6, 2017 — Members of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, along with Music Director Alexander Shelley will conclude the landmark Canada 150 Tour with concerts and music education activities in Yellowknife on December 9. The tour concludes with a chamber music concert at the Northern Arts […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201730 Views

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The Whole Country Will Shine During Christmas Lights Across Canada

OTTAWA, December 7, 2017 To close Canada 150 in style, Canada’s capital cities will shine bright thanks to the 33rd annual Christmas Lights Across Canada. People of all ages are invited to admire the dazzling lightscapes that will bring the spirit of the holiday season. The event is presented by Manulife, exclusive sponsor of this event. Canada’s Capital […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201738 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Celebrating Annual Christmas Open House with Donations to Two Community Organizations

December 7, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be making two donations: one to the Christmas Cheer Board and the other to the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc.. Both presentations will take place at its Annual Christmas Open House on Friday, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201749 Views

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City (Thunder Bay) Seeks Submissions for Arts & Heritage Awards

December 7, 2017 – The achievements and contributions of local artists & historians, cultural professionals, organizations and supporters will be celebrated at the 8th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards, presented by the Copperfin Credit Union, on Feb. 23, 2018, at Magnus Theatre.  The awards show is sponsored by CBC Thunder Bay and Magnus Theatre. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201735 Views

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Blog – “Incited to potlatch” – LAC

A potlatch is a ceremonial gift-giving feast practiced by indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest in Canada and the United States. The Canadian government’s potlach ban began in 1885, and underwent many amendments to strengthen it until its removal in 1951. Library and Archives Canada’s holdings include a wealth of material on the potlatch, including […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201732 Views

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School Children and Performers Help Mark the Opening of the Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA – December 7, 2017 Throughout 2017, Canadians in communities across the country have come together to celebrate our shared heritage and the many things that make our country unique, diverse and vibrant. As this year comes to a close, Canadians will have many opportunities to bid farewell to Canada 150 in true winter style […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201744 Views

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Feasting with our relatives – Thompson Citizen

December 7, 2017 Now that the holiday season is in full swing, members of the First Nations Health & Social Secretariat of Manitoba (Nanaandawewigamig) put together a Christmas feast Dec. 5 for some members of Thompson’s homeless population. Outside of the good food, this event, which took place at St. Lawrence Hall, also featured live […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201738 Views

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Louis Riel Day flag raising in Sault Ste. Marie – MNO

On November 16, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Historic Sault Ste. Marie Council (HSSMC) held a Louis Riel Day Métis flag raising ceremony at Sault Ste. Marie City Hall. Participants included MNO HSSMC President Kim Powley, Senator Brenda Powley, Secretary Steve Gjos, Councilor Dianne Beaudry as well as other local MNO citizens and members […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201719 Views

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MNO veteran lays wreath during Remembrance Day ceremony – MNO

On November 11, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) veteran and MNO Clear Waters Métis Council Secretary Don Kennedy participated in the Remembrance Day wreath laying at the Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope. More than 3000 people attended the ceremony. The MNO Clear Waters Métis Council name was on the wreath that Veteran Kennedy […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201723 Views

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MNA – December 16: Community Christmas Party

December 4th, 2017 Join the Métis Nation of Alberta, after the Special Meeting, for a Community Christmas Party with dinner and entertainment. Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 Time: 5:30pm Doors Open. Ticket Price: $10 – Proceeds will be going to Nihgi Métis Seniors Lodge All funds raised will be matched by the MNA Location: Courtyard […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201731 Views

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Manitoba Human Rights Commission Supports Legislation Calling for Implementation of UNDRIP

December 6, 2017 COMMISSION SUPPORTS LEGISLATION CALLING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF UNDRIP On November 29, 2017, the Commission joined a list of supporters of Bill C-262, that will require the federal government to fully implement the principles contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Bill C-262 was introduced in Parliament on April […]

by aanationtalk on December 6, 201722 Views

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Native Council will sing, dance away violence – Government of PE

December 06, 2017 Supporting Island families – Some things are too painful for words – they need to be shouted, danced, or drummed. That’s what the Native Council of Prince Edward Island intends to do with the $38,000 grant it was awarded by the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat to help community-based efforts to prevent violence against […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201740 Views

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Portfolio: weekly art listings – St. Albert Gazette

December 06, 2017 Art Gallery of St. Albert Nathalie Daoust, Florin Hategan and Edwin Janzen present Outrospectives starting tomorrow. Opening reception on Saturday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Artists will be in attendance. Until Sat., Jan. 27, 2018. The gallery has relocated to its temporary new space during extensive renovations. 100, 6D Perron St. 780-460-4310; www.artgalleryofstalbert.ca Visual Arts Studio […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201731 Views

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Peace River Museum – 50 historical years – Peace River Record Gazette

December 05, 2017 We continue remembering Peace River Museum’s historic past. For more than 50 years, there has been so much of which to be reminded – not all can be revealed in these Ponderings – not all has been documented. But, with the documentation your scribe has, there will be more revelations. As a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201724 Views

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Quebec Museum Celebrates Indigenous Culture In The Most Beautiful Way – Huffington Post Canada

A museum in Gatineau, Que. has come up with a brilliant way to celebrate Indigenous culture. On Monday evening, the Canadian Museum of History illuminated seven teepees on its property to represent seven generations of Indigenous people and their seven sacred teachings: love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth. The teepees will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201755 Views

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Inaugural Seven Tipis lighting celebrates Indigenous culture and Canada 150 – Ottawa Citizen

December 4, 2017 On the picturesque grounds of the Canadian Museum of History Monday, there was sight never before seen: a series of seven teepees, illuminated with colour and shining brightly against the backdrop of Parliament. The teepee lighting marked the launch of an event that will close out a year of Canada 150 celebrations: […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201751 Views

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First Nations, Métis & Inuit Cultural Learning

Credits: STURGEON PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION Published on Nov 7, 2017 Bringing a greater sense of belonging for all students—FNMI Education sparks cultural celebration, belonging and understanding. Watch our students participate in blanket exercises, cultural songs and dances, teepee teachings with an Elder and playing traditional games.  

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2017107 Views

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Blanket exercise wrapped into Sask. RCMP cadet training – CBC

Training educates cadets on history and experience of Indigenous people Dec 04, 2017 When cadets take part in their training at the RCMP Academy, they will now also participate in a blanket exercise designed to immerse people in Indigenous history and experiences. On Monday 25 RCMP instructors, including Indigenous and Francophone people, stood on blankets […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201729 Views

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From racism to reconciliation: An Aboriginal veteran’s story – Times Colonist

December 1, 2017 Victor Flett grew up feeling ashamed of his Aboriginal heritage, but buoyed by a strong family pride in military service. The Sooke widower is last in a family line of six Aboriginal men over three generations to serve in the Canadian Forces. “I don’t remember being proud of being an Indian,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201780 Views

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Launch event for the Restoration of Identity project: Turtle Sculpture coming to Nathan Phillips Square

December 1, 2017 – 09:00 Nathan Phillips Square will soon be home to a new Indigenous teaching, learning, sharing, and healing space in honour of Residential School survivors. At a launch event Thursday evening, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre shared that the centerpiece of this new space will be the Indian Residential School System […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201763 Views

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Media Release: Red Sky Performance Wraps Season with MIIGIS CD Release

Red Sky Performance, Canada’s leading company of contemporary Indigenous performing arts, founded by executive and artistic director Sandra Laronde, recently completed their 2017 season featuring three World Premieres: MIIGIS, ADIZOKAN, and BACKBONE. November 30, 2017 Toronto, ON – The season began with the World Premiere of MIIGIS, fusing contemporary Indigenous dance with powerful live music inspired […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201753 Views

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GNU: Qilaut Songwriting Contest winners

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 30, 2017) – The Department of Culture and Heritage is proud to announce the winners of Qilaut 2017. This year, the Department received a total of 23 songs from Nunavummiut youth. A panel of three musicians evaluated the songs for their originality, creativity, melody and lyrics. “The Qilaut Inuktut songwriting contest is […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201754 Views

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