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Changing the world one KAIROS Blanket Exercise story at a time – KAIROS

Words cannot express the gratitude for every time we are called upon to offer the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE). It is an honour to meet with participants who, for the most part, are on a journey of learning. We have been asked to go where people have little or no knowledge, or who have a […]

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Commissioner launches the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund

The Commissioner of Yukon, the Bishop of the Anglican Church and the Skookum Jim Indian Trust Fund are working together to launch the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund. It will provide financial assistance to First Nations residents behind initiatives that help people in their community through well-being, healing and personal development training and activities. In 1905, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202022 Views

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CMHR: Museum invites social sharing through video stories

Winnipeg – March 30, 2020 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has accelerated the launch of a new online feature in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, inviting people to share their human rights stories by video. Initially envisioned as a way to collect personal stories about contemporary human rights issues, “Share Your Story” […]

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Jimmy Erasmus Seniors’ Home (JESH) Re-Frame Artworks

Department of Culture and Lands Protection (DCLP) and Jimmy Erasmus Senior’s Home (JESH) Re-Frame Artworks for Infection Control The residents at JESH were missing their favourite artworks, in particular paintings of ‘on the land’ themes and the portrait of Father Pochat. Over the past four months DCLP took on the cost of reframing and glazing […]

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Indigenous, Territorial and Federal leaders mobilize funding to support unique northern physical distancing initiative

From: Indigenous Services Canada March 30, 2020 — Yellowknife, Treaty 11 Territory, Northwest Territories — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) came to an agreement today, with support from Indigenous leaders, to help Indigenous families who are choosing to be on the land as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202042 Views

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#IPAAONLINE – New Live Streaming Performance Series Announced

The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) would like to invite Indigenous performing artists to participate in #IPAAonline! IPAA will be selecting nine Indigenous performing artists from Canada to live stream performances of their works. Each artist will be paid $500 per performance. Indigenous Dance, Music and Theatre artists are encouraged to apply. IPAA will be […]

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Take the time to read about Indigenous history – Niagarathisweek.com

Too many Canadians know too little about the original inhabitants of the land, writes Dorothy Turcotte Most Canadians don‘t know much about the treaties between the Indigenous people and white Europeans who came to settle on their land. Little of this has ever been taught in our schools, so there was a lot of confusion […]

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How Indigenous artists are getting even more creative during COVID-19 – TVO

Nightly internet talk shows. Streaming comedy. Ojibwe colouring books. Across the province, Indigenous creators are sharing their work — and trying to adjust to the new challenges of the pandemic What’s an artist without an audience? That’s what Anishinaabe musician Brenda MacIntyre asked herself after a Toronto performance was cancelled due to COVID-19. “All of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202044 Views

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Sacred Indigenous Knowledge scholar educates Anishinabek front-line workers on cannabis – Anishinabek News

March 27, 2020 TORONTO— The Anishinabek Nation Health Department hosted the Key Health and Social Factors for a Cannabis Strategy Forum in Toronto earlier this month, where Anishinabek front-line workers had a direct platform to voice experiences, ideas, and recommendations that will be incorporated into an Anishinabek Nation Cannabis Health Strategy. Participants were asked what […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202054 Views

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COVID-19 New Ways of Running Friendship Centre Programming

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Friendship Centres have proven their commitment to their community members in finding new ways to reach them through social media and technology! Here are a few examples of what we’ve seen over the past several weeks; The Pas Friendship Centre: Donation Lunch bag and delivery. Link Val-d’Or Native […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202083 Views

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Watch — ‘Pure bliss’: Canadian model walks the runway at Paris Fashion Week – CBC

Alberta teen hopes to inspire up-and-coming Indigenous models If you could travel one month back in time, where would you be? For Samuel Thomas Lecuyer, he’d be flying across the ocean in order to walk the runway at Paris Fashion Week 2020, one of the most prestigious fashion events on the planet. “It feels crazy […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202044 Views

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Language is key in all of our teachings’: land-based learning must include language component, educator says – CBC

Mar 26, 2020 Former educator applauds land-based curriculum, but it must be more than simply going on the land Randy Trudeau, a former teacher, is happy to see land-based learning making its way into the curriculum for First Nation students. He says when he was teaching, the land was not allowed to be part of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202069 Views

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COVID-19: Suspension of Itinerant Court in Nunavik

Mar 25, 2020 To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the Court of Quebec has currently suspended all travel to Nunavik from March 16th – May 4th, 2020 and has limited hearings to emergency or urgent matters only. Emergency hearings will take place in Amos by means of telephone and video conferencing. Please refer to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202034 Views

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Poet Jordan Abel pieces together his past in his latest book ‘Nishga’ – Macleans.ca

Abel mines his family’s painful story, exploring the impacts of residential schools and intergenerational trauma, in a new literary work of poetry, art and archival documents Nishga, the new book by award-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel, uses poetry, visual art, analysis and family documents to create a dynamic mosaic of the artist’s journey to claim […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202028 Views

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Despite Pandemic Métis Nation Takes Time to Honour World War II Veteran

On March 24, 2020, Second World War Métis Veteran Donald Russell Linklater received thanks and a $20,000 recognition payment on his 101st birthday. The payment to Linklater is part of the $30 million Métis Veterans Recognition Payment Contribution Agreement reached between federal government and the Métis National Council in September 2019. An apology was also […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202023 Views

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AB-OCYA: Mandatory Reviews: April 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019

March 24, 2020 Child and Youth Advocate releases third mandatory reviews into child deaths Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released reviews into the circumstances of eight young people who passed away between April 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019. 8. 18-Year-Old Rich Rich was 18 years old when he died […]

by aanationtalk on March 25, 202033 Views

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Indigenous Screen Office: Links & Resources Amid COVID-19 Shutdowns

The Indigenous Screen Office understands every sector of our economy is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; the lockdowns, travel restrictions, the urgency to self-isolate and maintain social distancing have put our country on pause and has also affected our ability to earn a living, make an income, pay our bills and live without worry. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202036 Views

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IPAA: COVID-19 Information and Resources for the Arts Community

Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is committed to providing accurate and up to date information for the arts community throughout the COVID-19 emergency response period. TAC understands that the outbreak of COVID-19 may present extraordinary challenges for artists and arts organizations in Toronto. The resources and TAC announcements compiled on the below link may be of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202024 Views

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MNC Press Release: In a Time of Crisis, we can Stop and Remember

March 24, 2020 WWII Métis Veteran Donald Russell Linklater will receive thanks from the Métis Nation and a $20,000 Recognition Payment on his 101st birthday at 2:00 p.m. (CT) at his home in Selkirk, Manitoba. The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Recognition Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202028 Views

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Indigenous friendship centres, service providers scramble to provide programming amid COVID-19 shutdown – APTN News

March 23, 2020 Indigenous friendship and support centres in Ottawa are cancelling non-essential services and programs while scrambling to find ways to serve their clients as the city braces for the COVID-19 pandemic to hit at-risk people who may be on the street, homeless or vulnerable in other ways. “Many of the clients are certainly […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202049 Views

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Nunavut bans entry of most non-residents, requires returning residents to self-isolate before flight – Nunatsiaq News

24 March 2020 “We are at a breaking point,” says health minister Starting one minute before midnight on Tuesday, March 24, only Nunavut residents and critical workers will be allowed to enter the territory. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, announced the travel ban on Monday, March 23. There are still no confirmed cases […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202031 Views

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Canadian Heritage extends deadline for funding to commemorate legacy of residential schools – CBC

March 27 deadline extended amid global COVID-19 pandemic Mar 24, 2020 A federal grant program that offers funds to commemorate the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system has extended its deadline in the wake of COVID-19. It’s a part of Canadian Heritage’s Celebration and Commemorative Program that received $7 million in funding over […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202040 Views

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Indigenous voices sing out for healing during COVID-19 pandemic – CTV News

March 23, 2020 MONTREAL — Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) traditional dancer, singer and drummer Kawennotas Sedalia Fazio saw people across the globe singing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and wanted to bring her people’s song to the call for healing. “This is for the healing of the people, healing of mother earth,” she said the video posted on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202024 Views

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If you don’t already know them here are the Denendeh seamstresses at the top of their game – APTN News

March 23, 2020 With each precise stitch, the women of Denendeh sew a story of culture and history into their hand-crafted garments. The second Indigenous cultural gala held in Dettah, Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) saw veteran and emerging talent showcase traditional moose hide mukluks crafted from patterns passed through generations, one-of-a-kind sealskin corsets with cut glass […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202095 Views

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Message from the COVID-19 Production Industry Taskforce

Dear friends, We continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 global pandemic and recognize this represents an unprecedented challenge for all involved in the screen-based industry across Canada. We understand every sector of our economy is being affected by the pandemic; the lockdowns, travel restrictions, the urgency to self-isolate and maintain social distancing have put […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202023 Views

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Self-isolating? NFB is streaming free titles including an Indigenous cinema library – CBC

There are over 4,000 titles available to stream for free including an online Indigenous collection Mar 21, 2020 People are self-isolating across the country to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay occupied. The National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 films, documentaries and short pieces available […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202027 Views

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IRC: Calls for Expression of Interest – On the Land Program

March 20, 2020 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and its Health & Wellness Division is offering beneficiaries with an established camp or cabin and ready transportation the short-term financial assistance to get out on the Land. Recognizing that going out on the land is traditionally and culturally relevant especially during this time of uncertainty IRC is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202048 Views

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ItsNotAboutYou: First Nations coming together for their elders amid COVID-19 pandemic – CBC

‘As Indigenous people, we always hold our elders to the highest level.’ Mar 20, 2020 Elders at a nursing home in Wikwemikong First Nation in Ontario are taking to social media to tell families and First Nations the importance of social distancing, self-isolating, and handwashing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The elders are sharing their concerns […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202023 Views

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First season of NAC’s Indigenous Theatre winds down; artists hope for expanding opportunities – capitalcurrent.ca

In 2016, the National Arts Centre announced the world’s first national Indigenous theatre department, as part of the NAC’s 2015-2020 strategic plan. Indigenous artist and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor says he remembers being at the press conference when the NAC’s commitment to Indigenous Theatre was first announced in Toronto. Sitting in his chair and surrounded […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202072 Views

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Elly on the Arts: Looking back at Inspiration – The Reminder

March 18, 2020 The Flin Flon Arts Council hosted “Inspiration 3.0 – Developing a Northern Vision” last month. This is the third edition of the Inspiration conference, which grew out of a wish to establish Flin Flon as a northern centre of excellence for arts and culture in Manitoba. The first conference, “Inspiration – Building […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202033 Views

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Cree names given to star and exoplanet – battlefordsNOW

Mar 18, 2020 The Cree language has been linked to astrology for thousands of years, using the sun, the stars and the moon as navigational guides. But now, Cree names for a star and its exoplanet will be used in every language. Nikâwiy and Awasis will be the new names for star HD136418 and its […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202031 Views

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Indigenous Art Mural to be created in HUB entrance – The Gateway Online

The project is part of the Council of Residence Associations plan to improve residence infrastructure An Indigenous art mural will soon greet students on their climb up to HUB. The new mural will be created along the walls of HUB’s main entrance. The project, which aims to be finished this summer, was initiated by the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202093 Views

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Multiculturalism grants advance anti-racism

March 17, 2020 VICTORIA – Communities throughout B.C. will be safer and more inclusive for people, with 75 projects supported through the latest round of BC Multiculturalism Grants. “We are privileged to live in one of the most culturally diverse places in the world, and we all need to work together to ensure that everyone […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202030 Views

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Makivik Corp.: Do not come to Nunavik unless you really have to, Inuit Leaders say

March 17, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Leaders in Nunavik are literally closing the border to Nunavik in response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and are telling people not to visit the communities unless it’s absolutely necessary. The two northern airlines owned by Makivik Corporation – Air Inuit and Canadian North – will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202042 Views

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Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards ceremony and gala postponed until spring 2021

March 17, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – To help flatten the curve on the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation and the National Arts Centre will postpone the celebration of the recently announced laureates of the Governor General’s Performing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202053 Views

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Almaguin Highlands Secondary bringing Indigenous culture to the forefront – NorthBayNipissing.com

Indigenous Circle aims to make culture, language more commonplace in school ALMAGUIN — An Indigenous voice and culture is soon to grow a little bit stronger at Almaguin Highlands Secondary School. Educator Allison Green, who identifies as Algonquin, has tended to run much of the Indigenous programming at the school given her heritage, and she […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202032 Views

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Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Its Affect within the Indigenous Screen Office

March 16, 2020 Toronto, ON — Canada’s creative screen industry has ground to a halt in the wake of coronavirus pandemic and the ISO recognizes that Indigenous screen-based creators and workers are being hit hard by postponed productions, lost contracts, canceled festivals, closed cinemas and lost revenue opportunities. We are aware that these and other […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202043 Views

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We were horrified’: Fights to repatriate Indigenous ancestral remains continue worldwide – CBC

Mar 15, 2020 ‘Institutional arrogance’ is one reason bone collections remain an issue in 2020, says New Zealand expert Vince Collison was 33 when he got involved with repatriating cultural treasures and ancestral human remains to Haida Gwaii. Today, the work isn’t over for the silver-haired 58-year-old. Collison helped create an inventory of Haida ceremonial […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202032 Views

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Mi’kmaw woman calls for 60 Indigenous languages to be adopted as official languages of Canada – CBC

Says House of Commons e-petition a way for Indigenous Peoples and Canadians to come together A parliamentary petition written by a Mi’kmaw woman is proposing that 60 Indigenous languages spoken in Canada be adopted as national official languages. Jenna Robar, a 24-year-old holistic health coach living in Nova Scotia, submitted her proposal through the House […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 202046 Views

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The Government of Canada Consults with Indigenous Peoples on the Implementation of the Indigenous Languages Act

From: Canadian Heritage WHITEHORSE, March 12, 2020 The implementation of the Indigenous Language Act—an act to support the efforts of Indigenous Peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages—remains a top priority for the Government of Canada. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, is undertaking the first in a series of online […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 202089 Views

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UWinnipeg readies for 18th annual Spring Pow Wow

The community will gather to honour the academic achievements of graduating First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students during The University of Winnipeg’s 18th annual Spring Pow Wow. The annual celebration, which is taking place at the Duckworth Centre on Saturday, March 21, also recognizes the hard work by faculty, staff, and the community that has […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202039 Views

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Perspectives on Metis Settlements in Alberta – APTN News

In this series, we look at the founding of the settlements from an elder’s perspective. A look at the fallout from a devastating fire that hit Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement and how people came together to rebuild what was lost. We spend a day in East Prairie with a long time resident to see a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202042 Views

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From book to opera: BC artist’s call to action – Times Colonist

March 12, 2020 What: Flight of the Hummingbird Where: Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Rd. When: Wednesday, March 18, through Sunday, March 22 Tickets: $25 available from the Royal and McPherson Theatres Box Office, rmts.bc.ca By the time Flight of the Hummingbird finishes its tour of B.C. in May, the chamber opera is expected to have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202053 Views

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Remains of Beothuk returned to Newfoundland from Scotland – The Telegram

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — It was a sombre and emotional gathering Wednesday evening in a boardroom at The Rooms as leaders and members of the province’s five Indigenous groups, along with the provincial government, announced the return of the remains of Demasduit and Nonosabasut to Newfoundland from Scotland. Indigenous-led folk band Eastern Owl sang a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202060 Views

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Nonosabasut and Demasduit Returned to Newfoundland and Labrador

March 11, 2020 The remains of two Beothuk, Nonosabasut and Demasduit, have successfully been repatriated from Scotland to Newfoundland and Labrador, the place of their origin. The transfer was arranged with National Museums Scotland by the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. The remains were transported through a careful and respectful process and transferred into the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202034 Views

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Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Make Announcement on the Return of Nonsabasut and Demasduit

March 11, 2020 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will make an announcement about the return to the province of two Beothuk, Nonsabasut and Demasduit. The announcement will take place today (Wednesday, March 11) at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom, The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John’s. Premier Ball will be joined […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202053 Views

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Fifth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days brings Thomas Berger to UNB

Mar 11, 2020 The University of New Brunswick is hosting its fifth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on March 12 and 13 at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton, which will feature a keynote presentation by former MP Thomas Berger. This year’s theme is “You Cannot Own Another Life Form: Integrating Indigenous Understandings of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202056 Views

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MNCFN: Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest – Mississauga Central Library

The City of Mississauga invites professional artist and artist/artist-led teams to submit credentials and expressions of interest to create a permanent public artwork integrated into the atrium of Mississauga’s Central Library, as part of the Library’s renovation initiative. The selected artist(s) from this call will work directly with the City’s Central Library design and architecture […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202087 Views

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City of Richmond: Speakers announced for the 16th annual Lulu Series: Art in the City

10 March 2020 The annual three-part Lulu Series: Art in the City explores the relationship between art and our urban environment. Artists, planning experts, design experts and the public from across Metro Vancouver are invited to attend the following three free inspirational evening talks in Richmond: Talk #1: The Blue Cabin –Year One by Barbara […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202047 Views

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Sewing, seal stew and stories: Inuit women in Ottawa gather to share traditions – CBC

Isaruit Inuit Women’s Sewing Centre fosters community, traditional skills Mar 11, 2020 On the second floor of an empty school in Ottawa’s Vanier neighbourhood, sewing machines hum, women chatter in Inuktitut and the scent of seal meat stew wafts from a slow cooker. These classrooms at the former Rideau High School are now home to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202057 Views

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