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Musical Festival to feature Indigenous performers for first time – paNOW

For the first time ever the Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival at the Prince Albert National Park will feature a variety of Indigenous talent to go along with some other top bands. Organizers decided it was time to broaden the talent on offer at four different locations this Friday through Sunday. “The Prince Albert National Park […]

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North Cowichan\DuncanRCMP – First Nations Pow Wow Success

From August 9-11, 2019, Cowichan Tribes Pow Wow Committee hosted the annual Quw’utsum Intertribal Pow Wow at the Si’em Lelum soccer field in Duncan. This three day outdoor event features First Nations music and dancers from across Vancouver Island and beyond. Each year a theme for the Pow Wow is picked that the Cowichan Tribes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201910 Views

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A new series featuring some of Canada’s most fascinating personalities – Canadian Museum of History

Gatineau, Quebec — The Canadian Museum of History invites you to a new series of inspiring talks and performances featuring some of Canada’s most fascinating personalities. Designed for open dialogue, the series An evening with . . . welcomes a broad range of experts and personalities in fields such as history, politics, media and arts […]

by aanationtalk on August 21, 201914 Views

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New Mawiomi Centre to provide Mi’kmaq and broader Indigenous community services and cultural programming in Charlottetown

From: Infrastructure Canada Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, August 21, 2019—Investing in social infrastructure where people can come together and share ideas and resources helps build dynamic, inclusive communities where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Today, Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201914 Views

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‘What our ancestors meant:’ Canada, First Nations create new park reserve – The Globe and Mail

A deal on a vast new national park reserve in the North is being called a model for future relationships between First Nations and Canada. “This is what our ancestors meant when they entered into treaty with Canada,” said Steve Nitah, who represented Indigenous groups in talks that led to the Thaidene Nene National Park […]

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Dr. Ella Henry, a Maori woman from New Zealand

Dr. Ella Henry, Maori woman, New Zealand working on an Indigenous collaboration for enterprise and the role of Indigenous networks project. The project explores Indigenous economies, the capability of Indigenous entrepreneurs and enterprise. This is to be achieved by studying Indigenous networks, through a set of case studies involving business, and other types of networks, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2019114 Views

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Museums Across Quebec Receive Federal Financial Support

MONTRÉAL, August 21, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today highlighted total funding of $1,247,726 for 33 museum projects across Quebec. This funding for the 2019–2020 fiscal year will support new projects as well as others already in progress. The financial support has been granted under three components of Canadian […]

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201921 Views

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Sâkêwêwak – Call for Entries!

Call for submissions! Sâkêwêwak is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit, arts organisation dedicated to the promotion, development and exhibition of Indigenous arts and artists. We are currently accepting proposals for our 2019 to 2021 programming cycle: Annual Storytellers Festival: Join us in presenting our annual multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts & storytelling schedule presented in various communities throughout the month of […]

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201925 Views

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First Nations Languages Conference Registration is now open

The First Nations Education Steering Committee is holding our First Nations Languages Conference on October 7 & 8, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel.  It is a conference that happens every two years and it is a major networking and professional development opportunity for all of those involved in the vital […]

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201924 Views

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Federal support announced for Indigenous festival – StCatharinesStandard.ca

Celebration of Nations artistic director Michele-Elise Burnett hopes to propel the annual festival forward in years to come, thanks to new federal funding. “This is funding is definitely going to help propel us forward in bringing in incredible, extraordinary artists,” she said. Federal Minister of Tourism Melanie Joly was at the First Ontario Performing Arts […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201913 Views

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Heritage Institutions Across British Columbia Receive Support from the Government of Canada

From: Canadian Heritage August 20, 2019 From Rossland to Victoria, Revelstoke to Kitimat, and all points in between, British Columbia’s museums and heritage institutions are thriving, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced investments totalling $905,752 for 19 organizations across the province. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201921 Views

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Bead by bead: Native Studies grad finds connection and business opportunities in her passion for beading – UAlberta

August 19, 2019 How education and land-based learning inspired Jessica Sanderson-Barry’s unique designs Jessica Sanderson-Barry always loved beading, and hoped to turn that passion into a business opportunity, but found she never had much success making a living off her work. “I was beading flat back pieces, and I found that it was really hard […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201924 Views

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BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Announces New Board of Directors

(VICTORIA, BC) – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) elected three new board members with eight remaining on the board at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Williams Lake on July 6, 2019. The BCAAFC welcomes three new board members to the board: Carol Camille, Lillooet Friendship Centre Society Tami Omeasoo, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre […]

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Royal BC Museum releases province’s first Indigenous Repatriation Handbook – The Martlet

August 19, 2019 Handbook looks to guide museums out of a dark history of colonizing practices The Royal BC Museum has items from Indigenous peoples across the province in its collection — but not all of these items were collected with the permission of those Indigenous peoples. Now, the museum is on a path to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201919 Views

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Workshops on public art and landscape for the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility

August 19, 2019 Announcements and Events On August 21 and 22, hundreds of participants are expected to take part in design workshops on Public Art and Landscape, with an emphasis on sustainability, for the new Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) joint facility. At this workshop, participants will meet the artists […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201922 Views

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Nipissing First Nation artist takes to the stage for arts sake – Anishinabek News

NIPISSING FIRST NATION— A colourful new mural has been painted by Nipissing First Nation’s Dan Commanda to adorn the walls of Nbisiing Secondary School. Commanda, a multidisciplinary artist, is known for a variety of traditional and contemporary art forms. He is also a cultural mentor to many. He is one of the five finalists in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201912 Views

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Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Welcomes Long Overdue Passing of Bill S-3 as Positive Step toward Constructive Reconciliation

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Welcomes Long Overdue Passing of Bill S-3 as Positive Step toward Constructive Reconciliation The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) considers the long overdue passage of Bill S-3 as a positive step toward constructive reconciliation. Following generations of gender bias and inequality, the Liberal government has passed Bill S-3. First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on August 20, 201933 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Joly to Announce Funding to Enhance Indigenous Arts Festival in Niagara

From: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Media advisory August 19, 2019 — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will announce funding to strengthen a local Indigenous tourism experience, to celebrate unique culture, history and creative arts, while creating new economic opportunities. Date: Tuesday, August 20, […]

by aanationtalk on August 19, 201923 Views

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City-funded Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency celebrates Coast Salish weaving practices with launch on August 25

The Public Art Boost grant was created to leverage community partners to enable significant new public art projects, attract diverse audiences from across the city and from other municipalities, and facilitate innovative projects unique to Vancouver. Branislav Henselmann, Managing Director of Cultural Services August 15 2019 – Built in 1927 as a floating house in Coal […]

by pnationtalk on August 19, 201925 Views

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Powwow grounds named in honour of Butch Elliott during 35th annual event – Owen Sound Sun Times

August 18, 2019 The powwow grounds at Cape Croker Park have been renamed in honour of Arthur “Butch” Elliott, remembered as a defender of First Nations’ rights who reintroduced drumming to his community. With family members and friends of Elliott in attendance, a renaming ceremony took place Saturday during the 35th annual Neyaashiinigmiing Traditional Powwow. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201921 Views

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Power, Protest and Pictographs – TheTyee.ca

A conversation with Marianne Nicolson about the power of art in asserting Indigenous rights. Artist Marianne Nicolson has had a big year. The exhibition Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always, co-created with Althea Thauberger, opened at UBC’s Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery in January. In May, Nicolson was presented with the Emily Award, acknowledging her outstanding […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201922 Views

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Métis Nation Leadership Continues Commitment to Métis World War ll Veterans

August 17, 2019, Britt, Ontario – Today, Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President and the Métis Nation’s Minister Responsible for Veterans, David Chartrand continued to fulfill his promise to properly acknowledge the service and sacrifice of Métis Veterans who served in World War ll. President Chartrand honoured 106-year-old Alex Boucher who now lives in Britt Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201916 Views

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Glenbow Ranch Park hosting huge Indigenous Celebration, Aug. 23 – CochraneNow.com

19 August 2019 Indigenous celebrations have taken place at the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park in the past but none will measure up to the activities planned for Friday, Aug. 23. Drumming, singing, dancing hourly and interpretive walks are all part of the celebration of the rich heritage of our Indigenous People that runs from 12 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201918 Views

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Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of Mazinaw Pictographs

From: Parks Canada Southern Ontario’s only major pictograph site August 16, 2019 Pikwàkanagàn, Ontario Parks Canada Agency Over the years, Indigenous artists left their mark on a rock cliff at Mazinaw Lake using red ochre to create figures of animals, humans, and geometric symbols. Today, Dr. Richard Alway commemorated the national historic significance of Mazinaw […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201914 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports a Commemorative Project to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Williams Lake Stampede

From: Canadian Heritage WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia, August 16, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing $95,000 to the Williams Lake Indian Band to support the creation of a commemorative stampede display. The Williams Lake Indian Band, or T’exelc First Nation, is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201950 Views

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Kanien’keha:ka women’s gathering of Elders and youth

With the project “Listening to the Wisdom of Niokominanak (Our Elders)” Quebec Native Women (QNW) will be gathering elder Indigenous women (women aged 55+) and young Indigenous women (aged 18 to 35) from the Eeyou nation in Kahnawake on September 7th, 2019. Registration deadline is August 30th! To register complete this online form. Contact us for more […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201932 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Cultural Spaces in Nova Scotia

From: Canadian Heritage CAPE BRETON, Nova Scotia, August 16, 2019 The Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament (Sydney–Victoria), announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $245,000 in the Membertou Heritage Park for its project “Travel Back in Time to Kun’tewiktuk – Kings Road Reserve.” Mr. Eyking made this announcement on behalf of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201928 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in engaging men and boys in gender equality

From: Women and Gender Equality Canada he Government of Canada invests in engaging men and boys in gender equality August 16, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta – Women and Gender Equality Canada Gender equality benefits everyone—if we are to build a stronger and more prosperous country, we need to ensure that everyone has a real and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201932 Views

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Government of Canada announces plans for this year’s exploration of the Franklin wrecks

From: Parks Canada Largest, most complex underwater archeological undertaking in Canadian history continues in partnership with Inuit August 16, 2019 Cambridge Bay, Nunavut Parks Canada Agency In 1845, Sir John Franklin set sail from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic. After being […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201931 Views

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Crisis imminent over contaminated drinking water – Okanagan Indian Band files suit against Canada – Pleas and responsibilities ignored

KELOWNA, BC, Aug. 15, 2019 – Today the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) took the extraordinary step of filing a suit in Federal Court against the federal government over its failure to ensure the safety of drinking water. According to Okanagan Chief Byron Louis, “the federal government has put the lives of our people at risk.” […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201933 Views

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Winnipeg mourns loss of street artist Daniel Martin – APTN News

August 15, 2019 A Winnipeg restaurant owner is raising money to pay tribute to a beloved street artist in the city. Christa Guenther started a Go Fund Me page to help pay for the funeral costs of Daniel Martin, who died last month from complications related to cancer. Within a week the campaign surpassed its […]

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APTN launches its very first national news program in French

APTN launches its very first national news program in French Aug. 15, 2019, Winnipeg, Man. – A new national news program called Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN will debut Aug. 26, 2019 on APTN, the first Indigenous national television network in the world. The weekly program will air on aptn e in Eastern Canada, at 6:30 p.m. […]

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Arts lead the way for Celebration of Nations – StCatharinesStandard.ca

As Niagara’s Indigenous festival Celebration of Nations heads into its third year next month, artistic director Michele-Elise Burnett leans on the arts more than ever. The cultural spirit of the three-day event in downtown St. Catharines is music, art and performance, and Burnett believes Indigenous artists “are our greatest ambassadors.” “They serve as affirmation of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201917 Views

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Investing in the Promotion and Preservation of Culture in Seine River First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada August 14, 2019 — Maliotenam, Traditional Innu Territory, Quebec — Indigenous Services Canada The government is committed to ensuring that First Nations across the country have modern health centres and roads. Today, while visiting the Innu community of Maliotenam, Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface–Saint-Vital and Parliamentary Secretary to the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201921 Views

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Saskatchewan Communities Receive Close To $2.7 Million In Charitable Gaming Grants

August 14, 2019 Groups and organizations across the province are receiving approximately $2.7 million from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority’s (SLGA) charitable gaming grant program. “The charitable gaming grant program supports groups and organizations that fundraise through charitable gaming activities,” Minister responsible for SLGA Gene Makowsky said.  “The efforts of these groups benefit many […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201932 Views

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The Government of Canada Increases Support for New Brunswick Festivals, Community Celebrations and Arts Presenters, and Announces New Support for National Acadian Day Festivities

From: Canadian Heritage August 14, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today that the Government of Canada has increased support to 181 festivals, community celebrations and arts presenters across New Brunswick, totalling $2.1 million so far in 2019‒2020. He also announced that 60 communities across Atlantic Canada, as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201943 Views

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Place Savalette, a new National Historic Site, opens in Port Felix – Guysborough Journal

The picturesque vista of the Atlantic Ocean across from the catholic church in Port Felix provided the perfect backdrop last Wednesday for the official opening of Place Savalette as a National Historic Site. The memorial marks four centuries since the Mi’kmaq, Basque and Acadians first met and shared commercial and cultural relations — including a […]

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Atlohsa Peace Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to Sunday, August 18, 2019

Atlohsa Peace Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to Sunday, August 18, 2019 London, ON – It’s not too late to nominate someone who has made a social, cultural or educational contribution in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation. The Atlohsa Peace Awards committee is looking for both Indigenous and non-indigenous people across Ontario who have made […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 201953 Views

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The MAC unveils its fall 2019 program: Contemporary art on display in every form by celebrated artists

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 13, 2019 – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is proud to unveil its exciting fall program, offering visitors a chance to explore a highly diversified group of art practices by celebrated contemporary artists. Two high points will punctuate the season: first, the MAC is once again partnering with MOMENTA | Biennale de […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201945 Views

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It angers me’: Racist signs found at Indigenous culture camp – CTV News

August 13, 2019 Hand-written racist signs addressed to an Indigenous culture camp in Saskatchewan are upsetting its members. One sign reads, “Colten Boushie was a thief that got what thieves deserve.” Another sign questions Indigenous hunting practices, using the words “useless Indians.” The signs, written in black marker on cardboard, were found in an outhouse […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201958 Views

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U of T’s Bonnie Jane Maracle on preserving Indigenous languages via Google Earth – U of T News

The University of Toronto’s Bonnie Jane Maracle says the launch of an Indigenous language preservation project on Google Earth is validating “our languages and what we’re working at in our communities.” Appearing on CBC News Network, Maracle, a learning consultant at U of T’s First Nations House, says the Celebrating Indigenous Languages project makes her […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201928 Views

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Residents across the Northwest Territories to benefit from 19 infrastructure projects

From: Infrastructure Canada Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, August 13, 2019—Strategic investments in public infrastructure, including funding for water and wastewater infrastructure, improved roads, highways and solid waste sites, as well as community and cultural centres, play a key role in ensuring northerners and their families have access to modern, reliable infrastructure that meets their unique needs. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201929 Views

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Revitalizing Indigenous Languages Through Multimedia Programming

KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG FIRST NATION, Ontario, August 13, 2019 The Honourable Robert Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora), today announced $133,886 in funding for a Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation digital documentary series. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. The First Nation will partner with professional filmmakers […]

by pnationtalk on August 13, 201939 Views

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The Centre for Sustainable Archaeology to provide safe storage for First Nations artifacts – Anishinabek News

LONDON— At the end of a quiet residential street in London’s north end sits a long, low building that is becoming home to more and more First Nations’ historical artifacts from across Ontario. One of the province’s largest private archaeological companies, Archaeological Services Inc., transferred 2,000 boxes of artifacts to the Centre for Sustainable Archaeology […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201957 Views

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Taike-Sye’yə mural created in remembrance of Komagata Maru

August 9, 2019 A new mural has been unveiled today depicting the Komagata Maru Episode and the support provided to the passengers by Musqueam paddlers. Location and significance of the mural Located at 125 East 10th Avenue, the mural illustrates the account of the Musqueam people who canoed across Burrard Inlet to provide food to more than […]

by pnationtalk on August 13, 201928 Views

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National Gallery of Canada releases its audit report

Ottawa, 12 August 2019—The National Gallery of Canada has made public the results of an audit conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. The audit covered the Corporation’s systems and practices for the period between 1 November 2017 and 31 August 2018. Under the Financial Administration Act, federal Crown corporations are subject to an audit by the Auditor General, […]

by pnationtalk on August 13, 201927 Views

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Canadian Native Hoop or Healing Dance at Vancouver Street Dance Festival

Credits: Explore Khám phá Vancouver Canada A very rare performance of any kind. Please comments if there is some incorrections of the tittle. Vancouver August 2019. All Vancouverites please acknowledge that we live on Unseated Territories of the Musqueam and some other bands as well. This video intends to show one of their culture.

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201979 Views

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Fort Chambly National Historic Site celebrates Saint-Louis Day and welcomes the Artistes sur le champ Symposium

From: Parks Canada A popular annual event for history buffs and art lovers August 12, 2019                            Chambly, Quebec                            Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada and the City of Chambly invite you to the Fort Chambly National Historic Site to celebrate Saint-Louis Day and the Artistes sur le champ Symposium, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 17–18. Join […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201955 Views

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BMO 1st Art! Competition Recognizes Fresh Perspectives from Emerging Canadian Artists

BMO Financial Group announces one national winner and 12 regional winners of their annual BMO 1st Art! competition $15,000 is awarded to the national winner; $7,500 is awarded to each regional winner All selected works will be showcased from November 21 to December 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 158 Sterling Rd, Toronto TORONTO, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201932 Views

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New First Light Headquarters to provide Indigenous community with cultural, and recreational programs and services

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, August 12, 2019—Investing in social infrastructure where people can gather to share ideas and resources helps build dynamic, inclusive communities where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for […]

by pnationtalk on August 12, 201953 Views

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