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Media Advisory: APTN Reveals Exciting Spring And Summer Programming

MEDIA ADVISORY APTN REVEALS EXCITING SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMMING April 27, 2017, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced its spring and summer 2017 schedule today, featuring a diverse array of content from Aboriginal-language programming to inspiring cultural and musical performances. The new schedule launches on May 1st and is sure to add […]

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Could Cree Nation’s Kaleigh Spencer be the next Miss Indian World? – CBC

Pageant selects winner based on contestants’ knowledge of their culture, tradition, and history Apr 27, 201 In her job as a substitute teacher, Kayleigh Spencer of Mistissini, Quebec, spends her time trying to get young people to see their potential. But this week, the young Cree woman is encouraging her own, as she competes with dozens […]

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National Arts Centre Orchestra Performs in Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia on May 3

April 26, 2017 Visit includes performance of I Lost My Talk based on poem by Mi’kmaw poet and elder Rita Joe, music and art clinics for 500 Cape Breton students OTTAWA (Canada) April 26, 2017– The National Arts Centre Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, is performing a special concert on Wednesday, May 3 […]

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2017 Adäka Cultural Festival: Twin Flames Collaboration With Dena Zagi!

April 25, 2017 We are so excited to announce that Twin Flames will be performing at Adäka this year in collaboration with Dena Zagi! Twin Flames is a captivating duo that combines two accomplished and very unique singer songwriters Chelsey June an Algonquin Cree Métis Woman from Ottawa and Jaaji an Inuk Mohawk man from […]

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Music Monday Celebrations at the National Arts Centre will Join Thousands of Music Makers in Canada’s Largest, Simultaneous Sing-along

April 26, 2017 On Monday, May 1st, thousands of students, musicians, parents and community members across Canada will sing together creating the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education.  At this time each year, as a testament to the unifying power of music, our country comes together from coast to coast […]

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The McMichael to honour award-winning Arctic ethnographer Norman E. Hallendy for his support of the gallery and achievements in preserving Inuit culture and language

KLEINBURG, ON—On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection will hold a ceremony to honour and celebrate Norman E. Hallendy, an award-winning Canadian ethnographer, photographer and author whose support for the gallery over the past 35 years has enriched the McMichael’s collection of art and archives by and about Inuit people. Distinguished friends […]

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Along for the ride – The Telegram

April 27, 2017 Growing up in the Southern Inuit community of Black Tickle, Scott Hudson heard stories about sled dogs as a boy. The animals, which used to be an integral part of day-to-day life in Labrador, always captured his imagination. He grew up and moved to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, but he always wanted his […]

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The new Shreela & Kash documentary release, SPIRITS, brings Aboriginal and Hindu people together for a historical first gathering around a sacred fire on May 7, 2017 @ 1pm at the Hindu Cultural Centre in Edmonton

EDMONTON, April 26, 2017 – The SPIRITS screening forms a backdrop to an inter-generational experience open to the public to witness the common spiritual practices of Hindu and Aboriginal people in Edmonton facilitated by the Vedanta Society of Edmonton, Hindu Society of Alberta and the Kohkoms Kisewatisiwin Society, where children will perform a fire ritual […]

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Investing in New Equipment for Opera Company in St. John’s

April 26, 2017 – St. John’s – Canadian Heritage Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament (St. John’s East), today announced funding of $239,000 for Opera on the Avalon through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. Mr. Whalen made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. The funding will enable Opera on […]

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NAC Announces 2 Gifts Totalling $3.5 million from John and Jennifer Ruddy, and the Late Jenepher Hooper

April 25, 2017 The National Arts Centre Foundation today announced two gifts totalling $3.5 million in support of creation and education from donors with a deep relationship with the National Arts Centre: John and Jennifer Ruddy, and the late Jenepher Hooper. JOHN AND JENNIFER RUDDY GIFT The first gift is from John and Jennifer Ruddy […]

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Kayak Challenge Finalist for Top Festivals – City of Timmins

April 24, 2017 – The City of Timmins is relying on its residents’ support to help The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival gain bragging rights as the Top Festival and Event in Attractions Ontario’s 2017 Ontario’s Choice Awards. The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival is amongst seven Top Festivals and Events selected in […]

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Arts and culture key to building belonging, but more resources needed to improve quality of arts facilities and programs, highlights new national Vital Signs report

April 25, 2017 (OTTAWA, ON) – A new national report, released today by Community Foundations of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Arts Presenting Association, is shining a spotlight on the power of the arts to build a greater sense of belonging to our communities, to our country and to each other. Vital Signs: Arts […]

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Surrey’s UrbanScreen Wins National New Media Award

April 10, 2017 On April 7, 2017, Surrey Art Gallery received an Award of Outstanding Achievement in the New Media category for its UrbanScreen programming at the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) 2017 National Conference in Ottawa. The CMA annually honours museums in Canada that demonstrate excellence in the areas of new media, conservation, education, exhibitions, […]

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A snapshot from the Cultural Knowledge Through Generations workshops – MNO

On February 17, 24, 28 and March 1, 7, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Community Support Services Program along with the MNO Family Wellbeing Program in Windsor organized a series of workshops based on the theme of cultural knowledge through generations. These series of five events engaged all ages in sharing their unique […]

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Burns Lake women empowered by writing – Burns Lake District News

Burns Lake posted Apr 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM Two Burns Lake women who work at the Lakes District campus of the College of New Caledonia (CNC) have been using their writing skills to keep memories alive and educate people. Lynn Synotte, responsible for marketing, recruitment and program linkages at CNC, will have a short story […]

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The Road Forward: an innovative documentary explores Indigenous activism through songs – CBC Radio

April 26, 2017 The Road Forward is part documentary and part musical. That means you learn about pivotal moments in Indigenous history through gorgeous ballads and song stories. Marie Clements wrote and directed this new musical documentary, which premieres at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto this Sunday. Clements says the idea […]

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PSA: Call for proposals – tourism and cultural industries projects

24 April 2017  The Department of Economic Development and Transportation is accepting funding applications for the 2017-18 fiscal year for projects that help build the tourism, culture and arts sectors in Nunavut. Non-profit organizations, municipalities, tourism outfitters, artist groups and individuals are eligible for funding. Have questions? Contact the Department of Economic Development and […]

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New twists on an old language: Efforts flourish to keep Cree alive – Canada.com

April 24, 2017 Mahti nehiyawetan — let’s speak Cree. Cree speakers believe the key to preserving the language is just that simple. Neal McLeod, author of 100 Days of Cree, says the language is at a pivotal point in history — it can either fade into obscurity like many other First Nations languages or see […]

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Anishinaabeg: Art & Power

June 17, 2017 Explore the life, traditions, and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg as told through their powerful art over the last two centuries. Anishinaabeg: Art & Power takes you on a journey through the artistic evolution of one of the most populous and diverse Indigenous communities in North America. With their homeland in Ontario, […]

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National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour Arrives in Saint John

April 24, 2017 Tour includes a performance at Imperial Theatre in Saint John and a Young Artist Summit for Indigenous Performers OTTAWA– On Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m., the National Arts Centre Orchestra led by Alexander Shelley will perform a concert featuring the internationally renowned James Ehnes at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, […]

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ROM Friday Night Live is Back!

TORONTO, April 24, 2017— Friday Night Live (#FNLROM), presented by Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd, makes a splash when it returns to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Friday, May 5, 2017. #FNLROM happens every Friday evening from 7:00 to 11:30 pm. The new season of Toronto’s greatest adult-only social event (19+) features a […]

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CNSC Speaker Series welcomes Robert Watts

CNSC guest speakers Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) guest speakers (2017) | (2016) | (2015) The CNSC hosts guest speakers on topics of interest to CNSC staff. These sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year. The Guest Speaker Series is open to all CNSC staff and members of the public. Members of […]

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for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art opens at the Art Gallery of Alberta and Walter Phillips Gallery

May 27 – September 10, 2017 | Art Gallery of Alberta | youraga.ca | @youraga June 24 – September 10, 2017 | Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity | banffcentre.ca | @banffcentre BANFF, AB, April 24, 2017 — The Art Gallery of Alberta and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Walter Phillips Gallery are pleased […]

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NWAC Announces Mother’s Day Awareness & Fundraising Campaign

NWAC Announces Mother’s Day Awareness & Fundraising Campaign April 24, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – In recognition of the special gifts our mothers share with their children and their communities, the Native Women’s Association of Canada invites individuals to celebrate a mother in their life with a Maxine Noel Not Forgotten scarf.  Launched on Friday, the […]

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PSA – Amiskwaciy History Series: The Pemmican Eaters

April 21, 2017 Marilyn Dumont, an Indigenous feminist, will touch on Edmonton’s forgotten past with her presentation, The Pemmican Eaters. Dumont believes in Indigenous Sovereignty and the need for Indigenous Peoples to gather and support each other in relearning their original languages. Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Edmonton Public […]

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Saddle Lake dancer lands prestigious role in one of world’s largest powwows – CBC

Apr 23, 2017 Teenager Tia Wood chosen as one of the head dancers at Gathering of Nations in New Mexico A teenager from Saddle Lake First Nation has been chosen as one of the lead dancers for an event considered to be one of the world’s biggest powwows. When she takes the spotlight, 17-year-old Tia […]

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Garden River FN: Water Walkers – Pot Luck Feast & Teachings

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Full Circle: First Nations Performance is accepting artist submissions for the 2018 Talking Stick Festival

Artist Submission Submit an Application Full Circle: First Nations Performance is accepting artist submissions for the 2018 Talking Stick Festival. We welcome artist submissions from both established and emerging artists from all areas of the performing arts. Project in Development The Talking Stick Festival also offers opportunities for artists whose work is in development and are […]

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Sweat Lodge Officially Opens for Students and Staff at RRC

Newest addition to the College’s Ceremonial Grounds will help RRC continue to infuse Indigenous culture and knowledge throughout our campus: Vogt April 20, 2017 WINNIPEG, MB – Elders, students, and leaders from Red River College came together today in a special cultural ceremony to officially open the College’s first Sweat Lodge. Led by Elders-in-Residence, Jules […]

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Gallery commemorates 150 years of Canadian Confederation – Beaverbrook Art Gallery

April 20, 2017 Gallery commemorates 150 years of Canadian Confederation with exhibition celebrating rich and diverse visual arts heritage Fredericton, NB, April 20, 2017 — The Beaverbrook Art Gallery will launch its celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial year with a large-scale, commemorative exhibition. The exhibition, Canadian Mosaic: Celebrating 150 Years of Art from the Permanent Collection, […]

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PETA’s anti-commercial sealing videos ‘devastating’ to Inuit, critic says – CBC

PETA says it supports Inuit hunt, but Aaju Peter says anti-sealing campaigns harm Inuit communities Apr 21, 2017 One of the most prominent Inuit sealing advocates says a new anti-commercial sealing video from PETA continues “devastating” negative stereotypes against the industry. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video on social media Monday […]

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National Gallery of Canada extends hours to view summer offering titled “Our Masterpieces, Our Stories”

April 20, 2017 To better serve its members and visitors, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is extending its hours of operation this summer, as of May 1, 2017. The new schedule will give visitors more time to enjoy the Gallery’s exhibitions, the national collection and its programs of activities. The Gallery will open at […]

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Indigenous food scene taking hold in Toronto – Thestar.com

Two new indigenous restaurants set to open this spring offering gamey elk and Three Sisters soup April 19, 2017 You won’t find beef, pork or chicken on the menu at chef Joseph Shawana’s upcoming Davisville area restaurant. Instead, dishes at Ku-kum will feature elk — a delicate, lean meat with a slight gamy taste — […]

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REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards

REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards Media Enquiries and Interviews You may contact us to arrange intierviews with artist-laureates and representatives of The Hnatyshyn Foundation. Contact Kim Lymburner (Executive Director) Justine Skahan (Executive Assistant) (613) 233-0108 Victoria Henry (Chair) (613) 749-7811 Email: indigenousawards@rjhf.com News Release April 12, 2017 – The Hnatyshyn Foundation “REVEALs” winners of the Indigenous […]

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Must-Sees This Week: April 20 to 26, 2017 – Canadian Art

April 20, 2017 Lots of great art exhibitions and events are taking place across the country this week. Here are our recommendations for debuting shows and events, and a few reminders about shows that are closing. Visit our Exhibition Finder for even more worthwhile shows that are already open. Vancouver As part of Capture Photography […]

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Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Kicks Off Cross-Country Tour April 26 in St. John’s

April 19, 2017 Canada 150 Tour features line-up of concerts and events featuring local musicians This spring and fall Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, is touring across the country to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and its first stop is St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. “We have […]

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Call for Participants: Louis Riel

Four Nations Exchange Professional Arts Opportunity Spring 2017 >>> Seeking Métis, First Nation and Inuit <<< located in unsurrendered Traditional Algonquin Territory [National Capital Region], to collaborate with: The National Arts Center and the NAC Orchestra for the upcoming production of LOUIS RIEL Music by Harry Somers Libretto by Maver Moore, in collaboration with Jacques […]

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Vancouver Art Gallery acquires acclaimed artworks by Rodney Graham, Susan Point, Skeena Reece, Stephen Waddell and more

April 10, 2016, Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of significant contemporary works for its expanding collection, including artworks by Vancouver-based artists Rodney Graham, Susan Point and Stephen Waddell; Beijing-based artist Wang Dongling; Montreal-based artist Sorel Cohen; and many others. Rodney Graham’s recent triptych Paddler, Mouth of […]

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Call for Submission: Weesageechak Begins to Dance 30

Native Earth Performing Arts’ annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival is a celebration of new works and works-in-development which fosters the development of Indigenous work and artists from across Canada and around the world. Each November, Native Earth selects dance, theatre and interdisciplinary works reflecting Indigenous performing arts to be presented, or to receive development […]

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Canada 150: Anthropologist chronicled 19th-century First Nations societies – Vancouver Sun

April 20, 2017 To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. One of the least recognized but most significant of North America’s anthropologists, James Alexander Teit learned First Nations languages to an astonishing degree of fluency, married a Nlaka’pamux woman, immersed himself totally in […]

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The real challenges of reviving a Louis Riel opera – Macleans.ca

The Canadian Opera Company has reworked a problematic opera about the story of Louis Riel. Does it succeed, all the same? April 20, 2017 In 1967, the Canadian Opera Company premiered a brave new work commissioned for Canada’s Centennial: Louis Riel, by Harry Somers (music) and Mavor Moore (libretto, assisted by Jacques Languirand), refused to […]

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Sudbury & District Board of Health Indigenous Artwork Unveiling

April 18, 2017 ATTENTION MEDIA AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: As a symbol of the Sudbury & District Board of Health’s commitment to strengthen relations with First Nations and Indigenous communities and partners within the Health Unit’s service area, the Board of Health has acquired local Indigenous artwork to display permanently in Health Unit office locations. The […]

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25 Artists Nominated for the 2017 Sobey Art Award Competition – $100,000 in prize money will be awarded to young Canadian artists

OTTAWA, April 19, 2017 – The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada today announced the long list of nominees for Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize, the 2017 Sobey Art Award. The Sobey Art Award is presented annually to a Canadian artist aged 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or […]

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Place des Arts hosts the ISPA Congress, a flagship event on the international cultural scene

MONTREAL, April 19, 2017– From May 23-27, an estimated 450 performing arts leaders from some 185 cities in about 40 countries will meet in the province of Quebec to take part in the 100th International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress. Initiated by Place des Arts, the discussions with ISPA started three years ago […]

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Youth Reflections – Connecting with Culture

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Amping Up Support for Ontario Music

Province Providing 190 Grants to Create Jobs and Boost Innovation in the Music Sector April 19, 2017 8:30 A.M. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is investing in the music industry with 190 new grants that help local companies and artists across the province innovate, increase music production and attract new audiences. Eleanor McMahon, […]

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Celebrating Canada 150: Southern Inuit Arts Festival coming September 2017! – NCC

April 18, 2017 SAVE THE DATE! NCC is pleased to announce the Celebrating Canada 150: Southern Inuit Arts Festival, which is scheduled to take place on September 23, 2017 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! If you have an interest in the arts, we are looking for volunteers to be part of the steering […]

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First Nations Canadian Art Carving By Woman. Victoria, B.C.

Credits: Strong and Beyond Published on Jul 4, 2016 First nation male dominated art work done by first nation woman. A new generation of Aboriginal artists began embracing its heritage and power in society.

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Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveals winners of the Indigenous Art Awards with investment of $1.5 million in cash awards of $10,000 each to help fuel Indigenous arts practice for the next 150 years

OTTAWA, ON–(April 12, 2017) – The Hnatyshyn Foundation is proud to announce the names of the laureates of the REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards. The one-time program of cash awards and promotional activities was created to honour emerging and established Indigenous visual artists, media artists, craftspeople, musicians, writers, storytellers, dancers, and actors who have shown leadership […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201754 Views

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Museum shares Charter of Rights and Freedoms on 35th anniversary

Winnipeg – April 17, 2017 – Canadians call it the most important symbol of national identity –above the maple-leaf flag or even hockey. And today it turns 35 years old. All this week, visitors to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) can receive their own copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms […]

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