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A talking online Mi’kmaq dictionary that helps preserve the language – CBC

Nearly 4,000 words with recorded pronunciations are contained in Mi’gmaq-Mi’kmaq Online October 20, 2017 Unsure how to say “Hello” or “Thank you” in Mi’kmaq, never mind something more complex? There’s an online resource where you can hear three different Mi’kmaq speakers pronounce nearly 4,000 words, in some cases including their regional variants. Mi’gmaq-Mi’kmaq Online is the result of […]

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New art exhibition explores themes of belonging, identity and sense of place – Government of YT

October 20, 2017 On Our Way Home, an exhibition of new works that have joined the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, is now on display at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. The exhibition explores themes of belonging, identity and sense of place with pieces by established artists such as Meshell Melvin, Mark Preston and Mary Caesar, […]

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imagineNATIVE Launches the imagineNATIVE Institute

YEAR-ROUND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HUB FOR INDIGENOUS FILM AND MEDIA CONTENT CREATORS As the kick-off event at imagineNATIVE’s annual Industry Series this morning, the Festival announced the launch of the imagineNATIVE Institute, a new organizational department for a year-round professional development hub in their new spaces The Commons. imagineNATIVE welcomed Industry, filmmakers and media artists to their newly renovated offices and […]

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ROM – Anishinaabeg: Art & Power Closes November 19, 2017

When I walked in there, I felt such intense power … reminded of your connection to your history and your culture.” – Chief Stacey LaForme, Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation “Smart takes on Indigenous themes and materials that take the interaction between Anishinaabeg and Western art to the next level” – Kate Taylor, Globe […]

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Keynote from Senator Patricia Bovey on the Future Role of Museums

October 18, 2017 The keynote address was delivered during the 2017 British Columbia Museums Association Conference THE VOICE OF MUSEUMS: SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS:  THE FUTURE ROLE OF MUSEUMS Patricia Bovey, FRSA, FCMA Independent Senator for Manitoba OCTOBER 4, 2017 It is great to be back again with my colleagues in the BCMA – thank you for […]

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2017 CRAFTED: Show + Sale Expands with Artists from Labrador and Northwest Territories

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 19, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba Craft Council, and Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, along with this year’s new partner, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, are thrilled to present the third annual juried CRAFTED Show + Sale at the WAG. Running November 3 and 4, this one-of-a-kind event highlights Manitoba […]

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MNA: Métis Week 2017

October 20th, 2017 November 13th – 18th 2017 The Métis Nation of Alberta is pleased to announce the schedule of events for Métis Week 2017! We have planned six days of celebrations to commemorate the outstanding contributions of Métis people to Canada. Beginning with the Louis Riel Commemorative Walk on Monday, November 13th, there is […]

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Media Advisory – Passchendaele 100: Media Accreditation for Events in Belgium

Ottawa – Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will lead an official Government of Canada delegation in Ypres, Belgium, from November 7-12 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence will be in Belgium to attend a […]

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New NFB feature documentaries and more showcased at the 20th-anniversary edition of RIDM. Includes Quebec premieres of films by Alanis Obomsawin, Charles Officer and Tasha Hubbard.

News Release From National Film Board October 18, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Fifteen National Film Board of Canada works will be shown at the 20th-anniversary edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) (November 9-19), including three new NFB feature docs making their Quebec premiere after acclaimed film festival […]

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Indigenous artist Cathy Elliott leaves ‘huge’ legacy say colleagues at DAREarts charity – CBC

Colleagues say Elliott was enthusiastic, passionate and always “up for any challenge we threw at her’ Oct 20, 2017 “A dynamo, a multi-talented, multi-disciplined artist,” is how Brenda Norton, director of operations with DAREarts describes her late colleague Cathy Elliott, who was killed Sunday, when she was struck by a vehicle while out walking near […]

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Government of Canada to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of National Defence announce Government of Canada plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and the contributions of Canadians in the First World War. October 19, 2017 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada November 10 marks the 100th anniversary of the end […]

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Writing & Visual Art – Canadian First Nations

Credits:The Touring Teacher Published on Oct 11, 2017 Canada is an incredibly beautiful place, and there have been many people who have lived in Canada. Before the settlers from France and England arrived, the First Nations people lived here. There are many different groups of First Nations People, all with very interesting traditions and history. […]

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National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour arrives in Saskatoon October 22

October 17, 2017 OTTAWA  —From October 17 to November 4, Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit the western provinces and northern territories to continue the Canada 150 Tour, and it arrives in Saskatoon on October 22. This is the first tour led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, and […]

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NFB: Tickets now available for Nov. 1 live performance that will be at the heart of a sweeping musical documentary Chelsea McMullan collaborates with Tanya Tagaq on new NFB documentary

From National Film Board October 12, 2017 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Studio in Toronto is now in production on Throat, a visionary feature documentary on the powerful and uncompromising Inuk artist/activist Tanya Tagaq, co-created by Chelsea McMullan (My Prairie Home) and Tagaq, and […]

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WAG to Host First Solo Exhibition of Pitaloosie Saila

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 17, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to showcase the first retrospective exhibition celebrating Pitaloosie Saila in a public gallery. Over the decades this remarkable Cape Dorset artist has created an incredible body of work. She is the sole remaining active artist since the earliest years of printmaking in her community. […]

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National Arts Centre flags Fly at Half-staff in Honour of Indigenous Actor Cathy Elliot

October 17, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre mourns the loss of Cathy Elliott, a gifted artist and a proud member of the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq First Nation. The Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated actor, playwright and composer recently appeared on the NAC stage last season as Rita in the highly acclaimed production of […]

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Indigenous Culture Fund – applications due November 1

October 18, 2017 Applications are open for three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF was created to support Indigenous culture and ways-of-life. The fund includes three streams: small grants, project grants for organizations, and project grants for individuals, groups and collectives. Projects could include traditional medicine workshops, language immersion classes, youth leadership development, and […]

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Indigenous communities call for ‘reconcili-action’ 10 years after UN report – CBC

October 19, 2017 Halifax panel discussion promotes more education, acknowledgment of Indigenous cultures A Halifax event marking the 10th anniversary of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples sparked motivating discussions on reconciliation and how to achieve it — sooner rather than later. The declaration, adopted by the United Nations in 2007, is a comprehensive report […]

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What’s On at imagineNATIVE – Thursday October 19

October 19, 2017 The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival imagineNATIVE.org | @imagineNATIVE #iN18 All Screenings at the TIFF Bell Lightbox are $6 FREE to Seniors, Students (with valid ID), and Low Income persons before 6pm everyday! Rush Tickets: When a screening “goes rush” it does not mean it’s sold out. In past […]

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New OFIFC Research Publication: Gwayakwaajimowin – Truth Telling

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres has released a new Research Publication titled: Gwayakwaajimowin: Truth Telling, Police Responses to Sexual Violence in Urban Indigenous Communities. Gwayakwaajimowin is an Ojibwe word that means: telling things correctly according to one’s own truth. The project worked to examine current practices and barriers for reporting […]

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The National Arts Centre Mourns the Loss of Gord Downie

October 18, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre mourns the loss of Gord Downie, the lead singer of the iconic Canadian band The Tragically Hip. The NAC partnered with Gord Downie one year ago today, when he performed the world premiere of his Secret Path project in Southam Hall. The powerful multimedia […]

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The National Gallery of Canada presents the 2017 Canadian Biennial

More than 100 recent acquisitions of Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art – including, for the first time, international artworks by more than 50 artists on display On view from October 19, 2017, to March 18, 2018 The 2017 Canadian Biennial opens tomorrow at the National Gallery of Canada. The fourth of the Gallery’s Biennial exhibitions […]

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Help Me Tell My Story Re-Launched to Better Support Students from the Start – Government of SK

October 18, 2017 Sacred Heart Community School’s youngest students helped the Government of Saskatchewan re-launch Help Me Tell My Story in Moose Jaw today. Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence on behalf of Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre, with the help of an engaging turtle puppet named Askî, read the first of four storybooks to kick […]

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Guswenta Gathering to showcase Indigenous art, theatre, dance in Toronto – CBC

Toronto theatre company Soulpepper to host Indigenous performance art and music festival Oct 17, 2017 It’s a feast of Indigenous theatre, dance, music and art and it’s happening for the first time at Toronto’s largest non-profit theatre company. The inaugural Guswenta Gathering is happening at Soulpepper Theatre Company, a week-long festival starting Tuesday, curated by […]

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Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show – October 18-21, NAC Babs Asper Theatre

WORLD PREMIERE // NAC FRENCH THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION (Presented in French only) “My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them back their spirit.” —Louis Riel OTTAWA (Canada), NAC French Theatre will open its 2017–18 season with a bold, large-scale new work: Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West […]

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Shortlist for CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Literature Announced

Ottawa, CODE is proud to announce the shortlist for its 5th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature. Established by CODE—a Canadian charitable organization that has been advancing literacy and learning for over 55 years—with the generous support of William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, the award recognizes excellent, engaging and […]

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Nova Scotia Indigenous playwright, actor and composer dies suddenly – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2017 15:42 ESSA TOWNSHIP, Ont. _ Nova Scotia Indigenous playwright, actor and composer Cathy Elliott has died, prompting tributes from across the country on the accomplished artist’s career cut short suddenly Sunday night. Elliott, a member of the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq First Nation in central Nova Scotia, was reportedly struck and killed by a car while walking in […]

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Manitobans Celebrated at Toronto’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

October 12, 2017 Manitoba producers and creators will play a starring role at this year’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest showcase of Indigenous screen content. imagineNATIVE runs October 18 – 22, 2017 in Toronto, ON. As part of the festival, Manitoban Tina Keeper, a Cree actor, humanitarian, activist and founder & […]

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Major retrospective celebrating contemporary artist Alex Janvier arrives October 7 at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada KLEINBURG ON—From October 7, 2017, to January 21, 2018, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection proudly presents the extraordinary works of Alex Janvier, one of Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. Organized by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), the Alex Janvier exhibition celebrates this innovative artist’s lifetime of creativity, […]

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Art Gallery of Ontario launches department of Canadian and Indigenous Art, appoints two new positions

Georgiana Uhlyarik named Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art; Wanda Nanibush appointed Curator, Indigenous Art TORONTO – The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has appointed Georgiana Uhlyarik its Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, it was announced today. Uhlyarik will oversee a department of Canadian and Indigenous Art that will continue to develop high quality […]

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Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Christmas Craft Fair and Open House

It’s that time of year again… Need to find gifts for your loved ones? Enjoy drinking cider and eating tasty Christmas cookies? Do your kids want to meet Santa? Well, then this is the event for you! The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre and Whitehorse Public Library invite you to our Annual Christmas Craft Fair and […]

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National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour Arrives In Winnipeg October 17

OTTAWA —From October 17 to November 4, Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit the western provinces and northern territories to continue the Canada 150 Tour, and the first stop is in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is the first tour led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, and it will […]

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Adäka Cultural Festival Artist Applications Now Open!

Oct 10, 2017 Artist applications for the 2018 Festival are now open and available online! We have new deadlines this year to help both the artists and Adäka team get prepared earlier for another special year. Deadlines: – January 31: For those requiring sponsorship – February 28: Final deadline NT5

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Medicine garden takes root at Manulife Financial headquarters – Thestar.com

Patch will yield ceremonial crops for Indigenous staffers at the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Gary Sault burns sweet grass and sage in a large shell, blessing a small patch of earth where, come spring, ceremonial herbs will grow for Indigenous staffers who work at a government office across the street. Manulife Financial Corporation […]

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PCMNO Senator attends Gathering of Elders in Edmonton – MNO

From September 11-14, 2017, Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) Senator Verna Porter-Brunelle attended the first ever Gathering of Elders in Edmonton Alberta. Senator Porter-Brunelle attended the gathering as a member of the Elders Justice Committee, which was formed in 2017 by the Ministry of the Ontario Attorney General. Senator Porter-Brunelle was […]

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Tickets snapped up to opening of Saskatoon’s new Remai Modern art gallery – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 16, 2017  By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON _ The executive director of the Remai Modern says the public response to an offer of free tickets to the opening of the new Saskatoon art gallery this weekend has been overwhelming. Gregory Burke says all 7,000 tickets for Saturday and Sunday have already […]

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Ontario and Manulife Join in Reconciliation Effort

New Ceremonial Medicine Garden will Provide Dedicated Space for Learning and Reconciliation October 16, 2017 12:00 P.M. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Ontario, together with Manulife and Indigenous partners, has taken another step on the journey to reconciliation with the dedication of a garden that will provide medicines sacred to many Indigenous peoples. Today, […]

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Walmart Canada pulls Indigenous Halloween costumes from website – CBC

Retail giant will take ‘harder look’ at cultural sensitivity guidelines, CBC Toronto has learned Oct 13, 2017 Walmart Canada has pulled a number of Halloween costumes from its website, including “native princess” and “chief,” and will begin a consultation process to revisit its “guidelines that address cultural sensitivity,” CBC Toronto has learned. CBC Toronto was […]

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Film tour showcasing works by Indigenous youth arrives in Maritimes – CBC

‘The process of storytelling is quite rich’ Oct 15, 2017 Maritime audiences are getting the chance to see a host of Indigenous youth films as the Wapikoni Cinema on Wheels makes its way to the East Coast. Cinema on Wheels is a travelling caravan full of exterior projection equipment that’s spent most of the year […]

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Algoma U to Host Visiting Artist Maggie Groat

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON: October 13, 2017): The Visual Arts program at Algoma University is pleased to announce that Maggie Groat will be giving a public artist talk on October 16th, at 7:30pm on campus in the Shingwauk Auditorium. Maggie Groat is an artist who works with a variety of media including paper, sculpture, textiles, […]

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Fort Battleford National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

Parks Canada announces plan to connect Canadians to heritage in Saskatchewan October 13, 2017                      Battleford, Saskatchewan                 Parks Canada Agency The management plan for Fort Battleford National Historic Site was tabled in Parliament recently. Reviewed every 10 years, management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the management of Parks Canada […]

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imagineNATIVE Announces Full Industry Series Programming and Schedule

October 13, 2017 The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival imagineNATIVE.org | @imagineNATIVE #iN18 BUY TICKETS All Screenings at the TIFF Bell Lightbox are $6 FREE to Seniors, Students (with valid ID), and Low Income persons before 6pm everyday! The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will once again offer their FREE Industry Series, presented by CBC and CBC Docs, running […]

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Reconciliation at heart of LAC forum with university partners

October 12, 2017 On November 6, 2017, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will hold the first forum with its university partners on the theme of “Exploring decolonization on the road to reconciliation.” This event will bring together LAC’s university partners and a wide range of participants, including college and university students, faculty members, Indigenous community […]

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Indigenous content speaks to the world at MIPCOM

Montreal and Toronto, October 12, 2017 — The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada are featuring the talent and producers behind the hit series Mohawk Girls at this year’s MIPCOM, taking place from October 16 to 19 in Cannes. They will take part in a showcase entitled “Indigenous Content that Speaks to the World,” presented with the […]

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Elder Doris Pratt to receive BU Senate Lifetime Achievement Award at Homecoming

October 12, 2017 BRANDON – Doris Pratt will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brandon University (BU) Senate this weekend during BU’s Homecoming celebration. This year’s expanded Homecoming festivities begin tonight, and Pratt will be recognized at the annual Homecoming Dinner and Awards banquet on Saturday. An Elder from Wikoza Wakpa (Sioux Valley Dakota […]

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Government of Canada invests in health system innovation in the Northwest Territories

Ensuring Northerners have access to the health care they need October 12, 2017 – Yellowknife, NWT – Health Canada Delivering quality health services over long distances to small, isolated communities is an ongoing challenge for all of the territories. The Government of Canada is committed to improving the health services available to all Northerners. On […]

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Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Official October 2017 program – Week of October 13 to 19 October, 2017 – The Love for Hockey in The Spotlight!

MONTREAL, Oct. 12, 2017 – Roch Carrier’s famous story, “The Hockey Sweater”, is getting a makeover for the 375th anniversary of our city to nostalgics and hockey fans’ delight! Starting Thursday, “The Hockey Sweater – A Musical” will take the stage at the Seagal Centre for a modern musical for the whole family. Archives à voix haute – […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201744 Views

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Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Official October 2017 program

LA TROUBLE-FÊTE: AN IMPRESSIVE LINEUP FOR HALLOWEEN! MONTREAL, Oct. 12, 2017 – Right on time for Halloween, the Quartier des spectacles is in full transformation! Montrealers and all the lovers of our city are invited to 3 days of free activities for the whole family. Those will be taking place at the Place des Festivals where the Trouble-Fête, a […]

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Hopeful steps to reconciliation – The Hamilton spectator

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals talk a lot about reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples, but last week they did something that should help make it happen. In a move that is welcome on both practical and symbolic levels, the federal government announced an $800-million settlement package for the survivors of the notorious Sixties Scoop. If anyone deserves […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201733 Views

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A really good time to be alive in Saskatoon’: City moving toward reconciliation, says cultural advisor – CBC

Reconciliation will take time, hard work but Saskatoon is moving in the right direction, says Judy Pelly Oct 12, 201 Judy Pelly says there were almost no Indigenous people in Saskatoon when she arrived from the Cote First Nation in 1968. But the response to a conference focused on reconciliation that opened in the city […]

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