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UCN to Offer Cree Language Summer Camp

May 23, 2018 University College of the North will be offering a 5-day Cree Language Camp Aski Achimowin, this summer thanks to a $53,670 from the Federal Aboriginal Languages Initiative. Doris Young, a senior administrator at UCN says the goal of the summer camp will be to offer a “fun” Cree learning experience to 20 […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 20185 Views

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Renaming of Emily Carr painting spurs debate about reconciliation in art – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  By Adina Bresge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The painting depicts a colonial structure in an Indigenous setting, but it’s the name of the work that’s spurred a debate about how the art world should address reconciliation. The Art Gallery of Ontario has renamed a painting by Canadian artist Emily […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20186 Views

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B.C. files constitutional challenge of Alberta’s fuel restriction law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The British Columbia government filed a constitutional lawsuit Tuesday countering an Alberta government bill that would limit fuel being sent to the province. It comes weeks after the B.C. government asked its highest court to decide if it has the right to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20186 Views

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Annual Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York National Historic Site to celebrate Indigenous culture from June 21 to 24

May 22, 2018 Annual Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York National Historic Site to celebrate Indigenous culture from June 21 to 24 The City of Toronto announced the full program for the four-day Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York National Historic Site. Produced in partnership with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201814 Views

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Toronto Paramedic Services Chief receives Métis sash

On Feb. 20, representatives of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Toronto York Region Métis Council (TYRMC) presented Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Gord McEachen with a Métis sash. The gift, woven in the colours of the local council, was presented by MNO TYRMC Senator Constance Simmonds, in appreciation of the Chief’s attendance at last year’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201818 Views

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Tlicho region looks to bridge language gap between youth, elders – CBC

Data shows 53 per cent of people aged 15-24 speak Tlicho, compared to 94 per cent of people over 60 May 21, 2018 When Hunter Mantla of Gameti heard his aunt speaking in Tlicho, he used to think he had plenty of time to learn her stories. “I didn’t understand,” he said. “And I always […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201816 Views

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Ignite a Culture Change as a Mission of Government – Recommendations to Improve Federal Fisheries and Oceans Programs released today by the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute

SYDNEY, NS, May 22, 2018  – The first report on the review of Indigenous fisheries programs calls on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to take a number of practical steps to improve its programs, while igniting an internal culture change to improve its relationship with Indigenous people and groups across Canada. “We’ve come to the point in our relationship […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 201837 Views

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Mi’kmaq National Flag raised at UPEI

Approximately 100 people gathered on May 7 at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place for the historic raising of the Mi’kmaq National Flag. With blue skies and a brisk wind perfect for the occasion, Elder Junior Peter Paul began the ceremony with a smudge and members of the Indigenous community joined him in performing the Mi’kmaq […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 201819 Views

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Playwright shares experiences and writing advice with drama students in Truro – Truro Daily

TRURO, N.S. Given the choice, Drew Hayden Taylor has found the best way to reach people is through humour. The Ojibwe writer from Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, sat down recently with a grade 11-12 drama class at Cobequid Educational Centre to talk about his experience as a writer, tackling Indigenous literature through multiple […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201826 Views

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Cumberland College: Elder-in-Residence Program Makes Huge Impact

Cumberland College recently wrapped up its Elder-in-Residence (EIR) program for the year.  With the theme, Supporting Student Success, the College set out to build a strong foundation towards understanding how traditional ways and cultural practices support on-going student retention and success. From September 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018, the Elder-in-Residence program recorded over 1500 […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 201817 Views

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She was our powwow dancer:’ Tears shed as Ministikwan baby joins powwow circle after mother’s death – CBC

Baby ‘has brought so much life back into our family after losing our sister,’ says aunt May 21, 2018 For the family of a Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation woman who died less than two months ago, the smiles of the seven-month-old she left behind as he jolly jumped his way into the powwow circle this […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201822 Views

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Death on the Hill: An Algonquin artist’s 30-year struggle to preserve the memory of a Parliament Hill tragedy – Edmonton Journal

May 22, 2018 She rests in a corner of the new Ottawa Art Gallery, a brown-skinned girl seated on the trunk of a birch tree, her dark hair blowing free in the wind. In front of her, birch bark canoes are pulled up along the shore of the Ottawa River. Behind her, dense forest and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201820 Views

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Métis and Treaty 6 flags rise high at HRHS – Lloydminster Meridian Booster

May 22, 2018 Holy Rosary High School (HRHS) took a step towards reconciliation, as their school now flies the Métis and the Treaty 6 flags. The flag raising was also part of the Lloydminster Catholic School Division’s Aboriginal Awareness Week. Aislinn Whitstone, Grade 11, was one of many dignitaries who spoke to the crowd before […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201820 Views

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Former Yukoner to head up major Toronto art exhibition – CBC

Candice Hopkins says Canadian art is among the best in the world right now May 22, 2018 For Candice Hopkins, it’s an excuse to return to Canada and an opportunity to explore what she thinks is some of the most exciting art in the world right now. The Carcross/Tagish First Nation citizen has been named […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201813 Views

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UWinnipeg: Making Indigenous languages accessible through technology

tánisi, Cameron Lozinski nitisinihkáson ékwa nitóhcín Gimli. ninóhté-ininímon píhtaw niwáhkomákanak kí-pikiskwéwak óma ininímowin, nína mína nika-píkiskwán óma ininímowin kapé mína kapé. Hello, my name is Cameron Lozinski and I’m from Gimli. I want to speak Swampy Cree because my relatives spoke this language, I too will speak the language of the Cree forever and ever. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 201811 Views

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Meet the Métis artist who gets art supplies to Indigenous schools and promotes artists – CBC

Art for Aid helped launch young Indigenous artist’s exhibit at gallery in Ottawa May 21, 2018 Thanks to the efforts of Ottawa-area Métis artist Colleen Gray, a 16-year-old from a First Nation in Saskatchewan will be showcasing and selling her artwork at a gallery in Ottawa from June through December. But promoting the work of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201813 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in community names recognized through Nenqay Deni Accord

May 18, 2018 WILLIAMS LAKE – The six Tŝilhqot’in community names within the Tŝilhqot’in Nation have been adopted as official names within the Province of British Columbia. Changing place names within the Tŝilhqot’in territory to reflect the history and culture of the area was identified as one of the priorities within the Nenqay Deni Accord […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201853 Views

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Billboards across Canada to showcase Indigenous women’s art

Credits: The Canadian Press The Resilience Project is putting the work of 50 Indigenous women artists on billboards from coast to coast. Artist Lita Fontaine says the project gives the women a voice. (May 14, 2018) The Canadian Press is Canada’s most trusted news leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, mobile and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201847 Views

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First Nations Fishing Rights – Fact Sheet

First Nations Fishing Rights – Fact Sheet NATIONAL DAY OF FIRST NATIONS FISHING RIGHTS – MAY 21, 2018 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201880 Views

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Statement by Minister Joly on International Museum Day

OTTAWA, May 18, 2018 International Museum Day, observed today around the world, is the perfect time to celebrate the important role our museums play in communities across Canada. These places for education and the dissemination of arts, history and science reflect our inclusive society and our pride in its diversity. Many of them allow Canadians to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201824 Views

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New exhibit re-imagines superheroes by Indigenous artists – Daily Herald Tribune

May 17, 2018 Spider-Man and the Hulk will receive a makeover as a gallery re-imagines them with Indigenous concepts. “When Raven Becomes Spider” will open to the public on Friday, May 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and will be on view until Aug. 19. It is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201820 Views

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Provincial Government Hosts National Seal Products Day

May 17, 2018 The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador recognized National Seal Products Day today with an event hosted by the Provincial Government, and supported by the Government of Nunavut, as well as many industry sponsors. Provincial craft producers gathered to exhibit their seal products as part of a celebration of the economic, cultural, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201848 Views

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Nipissing grad selected for MAMO Artist Residency

Nipissing Fine Arts graduate Gerald McComb, BFA’17, has been working as a guest artist as part of the new MAMO – Indigenous Artist Residency Program. The program strives to create work and facilitate community arts projects in the communities of Hearst and Constance Lake. The MAMO project (Cree for “Together”) was formed as a response […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201824 Views

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PE Government: Children’s book on Island archaeology wins national award

An activity booklet inviting children to discover Prince Edward Island archaeology has won a national award. The Canadian Archaeological Association named the provincial government’s Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat the recipient of its 2018 Public Communications Award for producing the book Archaeology in Action / L’archéologie en action. It engages children and youth in the science of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201840 Views

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Media Advisory: Provincial Government to Host National Seal Products Day Event

May 16, 2018 The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold an event to recognize National Seal Product Day tomorrow (Thursday, May 17) in the Confederation Building, East Block lobby. The event is being hosted by the Provincial Government, and is also supported by the Government of Nunavut, as well as a variety of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201837 Views

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Metis taking Manitoba government to court in hydro spat after talks break down – APTN News

May 16, 2018 The Manitoba Metis Federation says it is taking the province to court in a dispute over planned hydro projects. Metis federation president David Chartrand Tuesday with Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen and Manitoba Hydro to discuss a deal between the federation and the Crown utility. In March, Premier Brian Pallister quashed a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201830 Views

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The Government of Canada and the Huron-Wendat Nation announce the completion of two drinking water infrastructure extension and upgrade projects for the Wendake community

May 16, 2018 – Wendake, Quebec – Indigenous Services Canada Working in partnership with First Nations to resolve issues related to the drinking water supply and wastewater treatment infrastructure in their communities is a priority for the Government of Canada. On behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and in cooperation with […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201836 Views

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UWinnipeg: Indigenous Language Revitalization

Relearning a family language, teaching others, learning how to pray — the reasons for taking part in the summer 2017 Learn to Speak Ojibwe program were as diverse as the students. The program, led by UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Studies department and Office of Indigenous Affairs, brought together students, community members, children, and Elders for an intensive […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201819 Views

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Province Starts Countdown to Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary

May 12, 2018 The Manitoba government marked Manitoba Day with the creation of a special committee tasked with planning celebrations to coincide with Manitoba’s 150th anniversary in 2020, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Manitoba has so much to celebrate!  We want everyone to share in the excitement of our 150th and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201819 Views

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Inuit women reunited with ancestors’ artifacts in Washington – CBC

‘My spirit had a connection,’ says former MLA of seeing great grandparents’ clothing for first time May 14, 2018 Four Inuit women originally from Nunavut’s Kivalliq region were in Washington, D.C., recently for an emotional reunion. Former MLA Manitok Thompson, Veronica Connelly, Rosie Oolooyuk and Bernadette Dean visited the Smithsonian Institution as a special set […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201816 Views

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Federal judge approves $875 million ’60s Scoop settlement after hearings – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 12, 2018 SASKATOON _ A federal judge has approved a multimillion-dollar settlement for Indigenous people who were taken from their families and placed in non-Indigenous foster homes in the so-called ’60s Scoop. Justice Michel Shore made the ruling in Saskatoon after two days of hearings in which survivors spoke for and against […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201829 Views

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Media advisory: Artists Holly Andersen, Heather Campbell, Ossie Michelin and Jennie Williams selected for first-ever Labrador Doc Project.

From: National Film Board May 10, 2018 – Vancouver – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio, and LJH Films, have announced the final participants in Labrador Doc Project—a new initiative for Inuit from, or based in, Labrador who have an interest in documentary storytelling. The selected artists and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201842 Views

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IRC Contest: Inuvialuit Living History Project Needs A Logo

May 10, 2018 The Inuvialuit Living History Project is back! We are preparing to share more Inuvialuit objects from museum collections with all Inuvialuit and the world by expanding our current website. But first – we need a logo! We would like to invite all beneficiaries to enter our logo contest! Download Contest Poster We are looking for […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201828 Views

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The Brant Museum Crawl – Woodland Cultural Centre

Monday, May 7, 10:00am Survivor Series Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School. Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or by calling 519-759-2650 Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm Colonization Road Film Screening Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201829 Views

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Library and Archives Canada: seven projects for preservation of documentary heritage funded in Western Canada and Yukon

May 10, 2018 – Montréal, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 39 projects (including 30 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada. The recipients of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) for 2018–2019 were announced today at the McCord Museum in Montréal. Seven projects […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201850 Views

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Library and Archives Canada: 12 projects to preserve documentary heritage funded in Quebec

May 10, 2018 – Montréal, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 39 projects (including 30 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada. The recipients of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) for 2018–2019 were announced today at the McCord Museum in Montréal. Twelve […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201827 Views

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Library and Archives Canada: seven projects for preservation of documentary heritage funded in British Columbia

May 10, 2018 – Montréal, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 39 projects (including 30 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada. The recipients of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) for 2018–2019 were announced today at the McCord Museum in Montréal. Seven projects […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201878 Views

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Support for Indigenous Languages in Quebec

From: Canadian Heritage May 9, 2018 The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today that the Government of Canada has provided $375,409 in funding to the Centre d’amitié autochtone du Saguenay through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. With this funding, the Centre will offer free language classes […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201830 Views

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Métis designer to present collection at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto – CBC

‘I make clothes about our struggle and our happiness and our joy,’ says Evan Ducharme May 08, 2018 His father’s mother, who he called “mama,” would say that he’s been designing since the age of five on the backs of her bingo cards. Now, Métis designer Evan Ducharme is one of 24 designers to be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201818 Views

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Call for entries: Venice Film Festival

Call for Entries Venice Film Festival Venice, Italy, August 29th to September 8th, 2018 (Feature length films, narrative and documentary) Telefilm Canada will supervise the submissions to the Venice Film Festival, the Official Mostra, and its two parallel sections, Venice Days and the Critics’ Week. Registration deadlines to register: Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica: May 30, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201821 Views

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Media Advisory – Cultural Hotspot to launch in Scarborough

Media Advisory May 8, 2018 Cultural Hotspot to launch in Scarborough City Councillor Neethan Shan (Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River) will be joined tomorrow by Cultural Hotspot artists and organizers at an afternoon event featuring free performances and art activities to celebrate the launch of Toronto’s fifth annual Cultural Hotspot. Date: Wednesday, May 9 Time: 4 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201818 Views

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Media Advisory: Carleton University Art Gallery Launches Summer Exhibitions

May 7, 2018 Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) will host a party to celebrate the opening of two summer exhibitions: In Dialogue and Quill Boxes from Mnidoo Mnising. When: Monday, May 14, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., opening remarks will be delivered at 6 p.m. by Claudette Commanda (with ASL interpretation). Where: Carleton […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201827 Views

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4th Annual FHQ Arts & Culture Festival

Payepot School Hosts… 4th Annual FHQ Arts & Culture Festival with Special Guest Buffy St. Marie May 17th. 10am – 2pm Payepot School. Piapot First Nation REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE REGISTER BY MAY 11, 2018 For more info: Nicole Crowe nicolecrowe@live.ca  306 531-8972 Fax Number: 306 565-2530 NT5

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201833 Views

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Star blankets for Humboldt ‘sewn with love’ – APTN News

May 8, 2018 A Manitoba First Nation is honoring the grieving Humboldt Broncos community with traditional star blankets. The chief of Waywayseecappo, about 320 km northwest of Winnipeg, says the two rural communities share a hockey connection through their respective junior teams. “Our goalie on the Waywayseecappo Wolverines is the brother to Xavier Labelle,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201838 Views

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Ethel Pijogge Memorial Festival honours Hopedale community member – The Labradorian

Avertok, “place of whales,” Whale Bay, was originally settled by the Inuit around the year 1500. When the Moravian missionaries returned to Avertok after a failed mission in 1752, they renamed the community Hopedale from the German, Hoffental in the “hope” that this time would be more successful. Ethel Margaret Pijogge was born 1922 in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201827 Views

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The 2018 Nutrien Indigenous Youth Harvard Scholarship Award

The 2018 Nutrien Indigenous Youth Harvard Scholarship Award Jodie Wells is a Mi’kmaq woman from the town of Hughes Brook, Newfoundland and is part of the Qalipu First Nation. Jodie grew up in a small area but has always had big dreams of business and entrepreneurship.  Jodie attended Grenfell Campus of Memorial University and received […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201829 Views

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Anonymous benefactor buys sacred pipe at auction for Sioux – CP

Source: The Associated Press May 8, 2018  WORTHINGTON, Minn. _ A clay pipe linked to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and considered sacred by Native Americans in Minnesota is being returned to the Sioux people after being sold at auction. The Lower Sioux Indian Community unsuccessfully tried to stop the sale. Minnesota Public Radio reports the pipe […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201824 Views

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AFOA Canada Continues To Create Pathways

AFOA CANADA CONTINUES TO CREATE PATHWAYS The 2018 Nutrien Indigenous Youth Harvard Scholarship Award Jodie Wells is the possible envy of Canada’s young Indigenous academic achievers. That’s because Wells, a member of the Qalipu First Nation in Newfoundland, was recently chosen as the recipient of a Harvard University Business School scholarship sponsored by Nutrien (www.nutrien.com), […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201843 Views

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Film scholar, ‘accidental scientist’ among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 8, 2018 OTTAWA _ A film scholar, a clinical neuroscientist, a biomechanics pioneer, a particle physicist and a researcher who studies language in infants are among the Canadian innovators who will each take home a $100,000 prize for significant contributions to their respective fields. Five academics from universities across the country are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201823 Views

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The 2018 Killam Program Recipients Revealed

Celebrating the research and contributions made by Canadians dedicating their careers to break new ground and propel impactful change Ottawa, May 8, 2018 – The Canada Council for the Arts proudly names this year’s winners and recipients of the 2018 Killam Prizes and Fellowships. This year’s honorees have pioneered some of the world’s forefront cultural, medical and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201843 Views

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