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The Government of Canada Supports Manitoba 150 Celebrations

From: Canadian Heritage WINNIPEG, January 21, 2020 One hundred and fifty years ago, under the leadership of the Métis people, Manitoba joined Confederation. This is an anniversary that Canadians want to celebrate in style. That is why the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $700,000 in funding for the Manitoba 150 Host […]

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Nine times lucky? Alberta’s Northern Cree takes another shot at Grammy gold – CBC

Jan 21, 2020 ‘It’s giving us an opportunity to get recognition for our music’ Even the biggest pop stars might want to clear the Grammy Awards red carpet on Sunday when Northern Cree arrive dressed to impress. It’s the ninth time Alberta’s Indigenous singing group is nominated at music industry’s biggest night, and co-founder Steve […]

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Naka aurora festival returns for second year this March – Cabin Radio

The Naka festival will return to Yellowknife and Dettah from March 2 to 7, adding new events to celebrate northern culture and the northern lights. The festival, which is organized by the City of Yellowknife and Yellowknives Dene First Nation with NWT government support, ran for the first time last year. The Wiliideh word for […]

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Brother and sister find shared success in filmmaking – CBC

Films from both have been selected to screen at St. Thomas University’s Indigenous Film Festival Jan 20, 2020 Kennlin Barlow remembers the moment he first thought of becoming a filmmaker. It was his older sister, Natasha Barlow, who inspired him. She sparked his interest in moving pictures by showing the four-year-old Bride of Chucky. “Even […]

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It should have never, ever have happened’: BMO CEO apologizes for arrest of Indigenous customers – BNNBloomberg.ca

The chief executive of Bank of Montreal is apologizing for an incident in which an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter were handcuffed at one of the bank’s Vancouver branches last month. “This is an unfortunate situation from start to finish. It should never, ever have happened,” Darryl White told BNN Bloomberg’s Amanda Lang Monday. […]

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Indigenous Mural Project Runner-Up for Governor General’s Award – City of Prince Albert

January 20, 2020 Indigenous Mural Project Runner-Up for Governor General’s Award Prince Albert, Sk. – At the 12th Canada’s History Forum at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday, the Prince Albert Historical Society’s “Indigenous Mural Project”, was named Runner-Up for Excellence in Community Programming for 2019. The 100th Anniversary of the Death of Albert […]

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New Cree language app targets students, teachers and newcomers – CBC

More than 150 elders in northern Alberta recorded words and phrases for the app Jan 19, 2020 More than 150 elders from five northern Alberta First Nations have contributed to a new tool designed to preserve Cree words and phrases. The free app, KTCEA Elders Speak, is a product of the Kee Tas Kee Now […]

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P.E.I. quill artist scans roadsides for the remains that let her work – CBC

Melissa Peter-Paul from Abegweit First Nation is carrying on tradition from her great-great-grandmother Jan 20, 2020 Melissa Peter-Paul drives from her home in the Abegweit First Nation in Prince Edward Island to gather the materials she needs for her art. But it’s not paint or clay she comes to collect. It’s roadkill. Peter-Paul is a […]

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Indigenous performance artists encouraged to apply for upcoming fringe festival at Trent University – Anishinabek News

PETERBOROUGH — The Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival’s week-long celebration of Indigenous performance art will include eight indoor and outdoor performances from June 21-28 at Trent University in Peterborough. “For the audience, it’s a chance to see a big range of theatre that wouldn’t normally necessarily come to their town or community all at the same […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202022 Views

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Kuujjuaq kindergarten class learns to skin a caribou – Nunatsiaq News

17 January 2020 “We did pretty good with the help of our students” Kindergarten students at Pitakallak School in Kuujjuaq got a lesson in preparing a caribou on Jan. 15. Led by teachers Ayaana and Kajuula Berthe, the students helped skin the caribou on a tarp laid out in their class. The caribou was hunted […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202030 Views

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The Government of Canada and Wanuskewin Collaborate to Bring Back the Bison

From: Parks Canada Plains Bison from Grasslands National Park make their debut at Wanuskewin January 17, 2020 Wanuskewin, SK Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell the stories of who we are, including the histories, cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples. As a recognized leader […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202036 Views

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It keeps our language alive’: Winnipeg youth choir will sing national anthem in Ojibwe at Jets game – CBC

Jan 17, 2020 On Friday night, Winnipeg Jets fans will witness a first for the team, as students from Riverbend Community School perform Canada’s national anthem in Ojibway. According to the team’s website, this will be the first time O Canada has been sung in the Indigenous language at a Jets game. The Riverbend School’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202053 Views

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A Copy Editor’s Education in Indigenous Style – TheTyee.ca

Journalists’ word choices are shaped by colonialism. Here’s how The Tyee is changing that. At The Tyee, I’m the last person to read the stories before you do. They come to me after they’ve been prepped by an editor: headline, check; author bio, check; story art: check. I do a last run-through to catch lingering […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202024 Views

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“There Are No Fakes” reveals a dark tale of Indigenous art fraud – SaultOnline.com

January 16, 2020 TVO Original “There Are No Fakes” reveals a dark tale of Indigenous art fraud and the legacy of a Canadian artistic icon On February 1, TVO presents the world broadcast premiere of TVO Original There Are No Fakes. The feature documentary from filmmaker Jamie Kastner dives into the shadowy world of art […]

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Canada Goose Launches Bespoke Project Atigi Collection Featuring 18 Inuit Designers

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2020 – Canada Goose (NYSE: GOOS) (TSX: GOOS) today launched its latest collection for Project Atigi, a social entrepreneurship program featuring hand-crafted parkas by Inuit designers from Inuit Nunangat in Northern Canada. Established in 2019, Project Atigi celebrates the expertise and the rich heritage of craftsmanship that has enabled Inuit to live […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202036 Views

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Indigenous girls’ group using augmented reality to raise awareness through art – CTV News

January 16, 2020 CALGARY — A group of girls from the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) are hoping their augmented reality murals will help drive home their message. USAY is a non-profit organization in Calgary that provides programming and services to Indigenous youth aged 12-29. “The murals were an idea from a group of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202023 Views

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Resurgence of Cree language one person at a time – Cochrane Times Post

January 16, 2020 Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever but Gisele Rickard is dedicated to preventing that from happening to the Cree language. As someone who went through the residential school system, Rickard knows first hand what it is like to lose the ability to read and write in her birth language. As a teen […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202034 Views

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Shifting audience tastes are dictating the future of art in Ottawa – Ottawa Citizen

January 16, 2020 Alexandra Suda took over the top job at the National Gallery of Canada last year in time to see two major exhibitions challenge the notion of a blockbuster show. Gallery staff expected the year’s big attraction would be the summer exhibition of portraits by the famed post-Impressionist French master Paul Gauguin, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202033 Views

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Children at Lake Manitoba Indian day school were strapped for speaking their language, say former students – CBC

‘All we did was pray,’ says former student who attended at same time as late lead plaintiff Garry McLean Jan 15, 2020 Former students of the Lake Manitoba Indian day school, attended by the lead plaintiff of the class action lawsuit, describe it as a place where children spent a good deal of time praying […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202065 Views

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A Look at Indigenous Arts: Neechee Studio – The Argus.ca

Getting Indigenous youth involved in the local art community In a city plagued with socio-political discrimination, it is crucial to recognize the efforts of community members to create healthy spaces. Neechee Studio has become a well-known example of this in Thunder Bay, providing free art workshops to Indigenous youth. Starting in 2013, the ever-growing collective […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202048 Views

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Traditional ceremony sends off Yukon First Nations firefighters to Australia – CBC

Chad Thomas and Jordan Profeit head to New South Wales on Wednesday Jan 15, 2020 Kwanlin Dun First Nation councillor Sean Smith led Elijah Smith Elementary School students in drumming and singing the Fire Song Tuesday afternoon — a fitting send-off for two Yukon First Nations Wildfire firefighters heading across the world to help those […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202035 Views

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‘They are erasing our history’: Indigenous sites buried under Coastal GasLink pipeline infrastructure – The Narwal

As the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en fight to stop the controversial $6.6 billion natural gas pipeline, the very landscape and cultural artifacts they aim to protect are being logged and bulldozed away According to Wet’suwet’en oral history, the Kweese War Trail is lined with the buried bodies of warriors who lost their lives avenging […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202069 Views

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Indigenous students to perform national anthem in Ojibwe at Jets game – CTV News

January 14, 2020 WINNIPEG — Singing the national anthem before a hockey game is a longstanding tradition, but at this Friday’s Winnipeg Jets game, it will be sung in a non-traditional way. A group of Winnipeg students at Riverbend Community School will belt out the anthem in Ojibwe. The Strong Warrior Girls Anishinaabe Singers are […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202048 Views

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Cumberland College: Family Literacy Day

Cumberland College students are invited to attend Indigenous Story Telling Celebrating Family Literacy Day Come listen to elders tell traditional stories and check out the displays. Participants receive a free storybook and a chance to WIN a family literacy basket! Lunch provided! Melfort Campus Friday, January 17 11:30 am – 1 pm Tisdale Campus Tuesday, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202040 Views

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Lake St. Martin taking Ottawa to court do demand flood evacuee benefits – APTN News

January 13, 2020 Lake St. Martin First Nation is planning to argue in court that the federal government is cutting off evacuee benefits without providing secure housing more than eight years after flooding forced people to leave their homes. Lawyers for the community located 270 km northwest of Winnipeg are asking the Federal Court for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202034 Views

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Parks Canada and Canada Post celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kootenay National Park’s establishment

From: Parks Canada New From Far and Wide stamp series commemorates iconic locations throughout Canada including Floe Lake in Kootenay National Park. January 13, 2020 Radium Hot Springs, BC Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada celebrated the start of Kootenay National Park’s 100th anniversary today in the Village of Radium Hot Springs. In the presence of […]

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Art Trip: Skawennati’s Indigenous time travellers visit Canada House in Trafalgar Square – The Globe and Mail

A cyberpunk spaceship has landed inside Canada House in London’s Trafalgar Square, and its virtual crew, a cast of Indigenous time travellers from the 15th to the 23rd centuries – created by Kahnawa:ke-born, Montreal-based multimedia artist Skawennati – are poised and ready to meet any curious Earthlings who would like to get on board. Avatars […]

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Basket weaving moves from potato fields into art and fashion worlds – CBC

Jan 13, 2020 Wabanaki artists reimagine traditional baskets as wearable art Gabriel Frey sits in his workshop, his towering frame hunched under a lamp, the only light illuminating the room. He shifts on his stool and grimaces slightly as he weaves one piece of black ash over another in a delicate but rhythmic dance. “Our […]

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Indigenous Dine Around – Castanet.net

Infusions restaurant creates Indigenous menu for Dine Around Okanagan College’s Infusions restaurant is gearing up for Dine Around Thompson Okanagan with an Indigenous inspired menu, featuring traditional Syilx-Okanagan practices. Instructors and chefs-in-training will deliver a menu with Okanagan ingredients using Indigenous culinary knowledge. “This year we’ve added a selection of Indigenous fare, along with other […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202034 Views

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N.W.T. sees 29 name changes after waiving fees to reclaim Indigenous names – CBC

Reclaiming names a way for government to give back what it took away, says woman who changed names Jan 13, 2020 “I always thought I was a Lennie until I got my first paycheck,” said Ashley Lennie. She was a teenager when she found out the name on her birth certificate, Inglangasuk, was a different […]

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Reducing Barriers to Education and Employment in Rural Northwestern Ontario

Ontario making NOHFC programs open to broader range of businesses and workers January 10, 2020 FORT FRANCES – Ontario’s government is helping increase access to post-secondary training and education for Indigenous and other residents in rural Northwestern Ontario. Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced the Seven Generations Education Institute is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202081 Views

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Memorandum of understanding reaffirms commitment to Metepenagiag Heritage Park

10 January 2020 METEPENAGIAG MI’KMAQ NATION (GNB) – The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park recently signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure the continued development and promotion of the park’s Indigenous research and interpretive centre. Since 2017, the department has worked collaboratively to create the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202063 Views

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BC Child and Youth in Care Week – Logo Redesign

The BC Child and Youth in Care Week (BCCYICW) Committee is hiring a youth artist or graphic designer to create a new logo in honour of BC Child and Youth in Care Week’s 10th Anniversary! ​Youth in and from care advocated for this week ten years ago so their siblings in care could grow up […]

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Inaugural Thunder Bay Indigenous Fashion Week closes with Indigenous runway show – Anishinabek News

THUNDER BAY— A group of Indigenous models and fashion designers enjoyed the opportunity to showcase Indigenous fashions at the Thunder Bay Indigenous Fashion Week fashion show on Dec. 19 at Lakehead University. “It was amazing — it was so good!” says Janet Napash, a fashion designer and artist from Chisasibi, Que., who works at Dennis […]

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Indigenous and francophone histories intersect during Festival du Voyageur – APTN News

January 10, 2020 Indigenous music, art and stories will be front and centre during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg next month. This year the organization behind the event aimed to increase it’s Indigenous programming for the largest winter festival in western Canada. A live art installation from Jaime Black, a Métis artist […]

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Fredericton students organize high school’s first powwow – CBC

Jan 10, 2020 A group of students has worked since November to put together the event, which involved the entire school It started as a project focused on civil action and culminated two months later in a school-wide showcase of Indigenous music and dance. Fredericton High School held its first ever powwow Thursday, organized by […]

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2020 Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg to celebrate Indigenous, francophone culture – Globalnews.ca

January 9, 2020 The 51st Festival du Voyageur is set to launch its 2020 programming. The main focus of the festival this year is celebrating Indigenous and francophone cultures through art, music and storytelling. “The fur trade era included kinship and incredible exchanges between the francophone peoples, Indigenous Peoples and voyageurs, and that’s really what […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202054 Views

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Court’s Decision in Servatius v. Alberni School District No. 70 Upholds Reconciliation and Protects Indigenous Learning

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 8, 2020) Today the Supreme Court of British Columbia made its decision on Servatius v. Alberni School District No. 70 and ruled in favor of the Alberni School District, supported by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) who served as intervenors. The Supreme Court concluded that […]

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Archival footage of Inuit elders bound for YouTube – Nunatsiaq News

9 JANUARY 2020 Kitikmeot Heritage Society working to digitize interviews about traditional life A treasure trove of archival footage of Inuit elders from western Nunavut being interviewed about a wide range of subjects should become available online later this year, thanks to a Kitikmeot Heritage Society project that’s now underway. The society, also known as […]

by aanationtalk on January 9, 202034 Views

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Media Advisory – Launch of the Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition, a unique opportunity to discover the Métis Nation

JASPER, AB, Jan. 8, 2020  – The exhibition Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada presents selected artwork and photographs about the Métis Nation and aims to foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the Métis Nation. The exhibition is presented in Jasper by […]

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Pow Wow brings families together – Cochrane Times Post

January 8, 2020 It has become a yearly tradition which is both enjoyment and educational as members of the community who spend family time at the Children’s New Year’s Eve Pow Wow. The event was held at the Tim Horton Events Centre and organized by the Indigenous Indigenous Cultural Committee of Cochrane whose committee included: […]

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Exhibit by Kinngait artist Shuvinai Ashoona to open in Glasgow next month – Nunatsiaq News

7 January 2020 Show will feature some of Ashoona’s lesser-known works A new exhibition opening at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Scotland next month will feature work from the world-renowned Kinngait artist Shuvinai Ashoona. Known for her colourful and detailed pencil drawings of life in Nunavut, Ashoona has shown her work all over […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202061 Views

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MMIWG inquiry report being translated into more Indigenous languages – CBC

‘We deserve to have everything done in our languages,’ says Ojibway translator Jan 07, 2020 It’s a word in Kanien’kéha — the Mohawk language — to describe the act of genocide. “It means to get rid of them,” said Hilda Nicholas, director of Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha ne Kanien’kéha Language and Cultural Center in Kanesatake, Que. Nicholas […]

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Library and Archives Canada funds projects to help preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings

From: Library and Archives Canada Monday, January 6, 2020 – Gatineau, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is providing $2.3 million to support 31 projects by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations. As part of the Government of Canada’s reconciliation efforts, LAC is supporting Indigenous communities as they seek to preserve and make accessible […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202077 Views

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Spirit guides helped Ned Bear create his famous masks – CBC

Ned Bear has been carving wooden masks for many decades. Now his influence is inter-generational Jan 06, 2020 Ned Bear stands in his workshop armed with a mallet in one hand and a chisel in the other. He looks down at the face that stares back at him. Bear’s eyes — congenial and warm — […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202055 Views

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World premiere of Inuit production Unikkaaqruat coming to NAC – OttawaMatters.com

The circus production will tell 12 Inuit legends through the use of multimedia elements. The NAC Indigenous Theatre will continue celebrating its inaugural season by kicking off the New Year with the world premiere of a new high-energy circus arts production, Unikkaaqtuat. Inspired by the illustrations of Inuit artist Germaine Arnaktauyok, Unikkaaqtuat (meaning “Old Stories” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202039 Views

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Textile Museum exhibition celebrates an oft-overlooked strand of Inuit art history – The Globe and Mail

The owl print or the soapstone walrus have become so fixed in the Canadian imagination it may be difficult to consider Inuit art as something other than inevitable. The West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative (as it has been called since its inception) celebrated its 60th year in 2019, and the anniversary programming includes an exhibit devoted […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2019238 Views

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Quebec chief ends challenge to day school class-action settlement – APTN News

December 19, 2019 It’s an early Christmas present for thousands of plaintiffs involved with the Mclean Day School class-action settlement agreement. A Quebec Indigenous leader has dropped his challenge of the proposed suit. “On December 18, class counsel received a letter on behalf of Chief Paul-Émile Ottawa from his lawyer,” said a spokesperson for law […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201980 Views

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Fearful of the loss of their language, these elders put the importance of reviving Kanien’kéha into law – CBC

Kahnawake, Que., celebrates the 20th anniversary of its language law Dec 20, 2019 When Tekahonwen:sere Melvin Diabo was young, everyone in Kahnawake, Que., spoke Kanien’kéha — the Mohawk language. He never thought it could become an endangered language. But by the late 1990s, generations of families had already grown up without speaking the language. First-language […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2019131 Views

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FNLC Reflects on the Closing of the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 and Celebrates the Announcement of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages Starting in 2022

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC): As the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) closes the First Nations Leadership Council (UBCIC, BCAFN, FNS) commends and praises the efforts that have been made to revitalize and maintain First Nations languages in British Columbia. Ambitious goals and work have been […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019135 Views

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