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Alaska governor declares emergency for native languages – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 26, 2018 JUNEAU, Alaska _ Gov. Bill Walker has declared an emergency for Alaska Native languages, aiming to promote and preserve all 20 recognized indigenous languages in the state. The order signed this week directs the state education commissioner to work with partners to promote indigenous languages in public education, KTOO Public […]

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AFOA Canada to Honour Three Outstanding Recipients of the 13th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards

AFOA Canada to Honour Three Outstanding Recipients of the 13th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards Ottawa, ON – September 25th, 2018 – AFOA Canada will recognize three recipients of the 13th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards on Wednesday, October 3rd during a special luncheon at AFOA Canada’s 19th National Conference in […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 20187 Views

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Netflix series needs stronger acknowledgement of Inuit inspiration: Yup’ik student – Nunatsiaq News

September 25, 2018 “The creators of Avatar: the Last Airbender have borrowed a lot from the Inuit, and without our permission” A Yup’ik college student from Alaska says many elements from Inuit culture, including geography, language, hair styles and even political disputes, have been borrowed by “Avatar: the Last Airbender,” the inspiration for a new […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201813 Views

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MNO representatives attend Back to Batoche – MNO

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) leaders and citizens attended the annual Back to Batoche festival in Saskatchewan to celebrate Métis history. The event marks the decisive 1885 Battle of Batoche. The festival first began in 1970 as a way to showcase Métis history and culture. This year, it took place from July 19 to 22. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201815 Views

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BC Government: Tahltan language teacher empowers Indigenous kids

Sept. 24, 2018 SKUT – A passion for helping young children find their power and identity through the Tahltan language has earned Patricia Louie a 2018 Provincial Child Care Award of Excellence from the B.C. government. “Patricia knows how healing and empowering Indigenous peoples’ traditional language can be,” said Doug Donaldson, MLA for Stikine. “Language […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201822 Views

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Kids TV show passes on Inuit songs, legends, and language to a new generation – CBC

‘It’s better than we could have imagined,’ says Anaana’s Tent creator In Pangnirtung, Nunavut, on the eastern tip of Baffin Island, Rita Claire Mike-Murphy’s two-year-old niece is watching Treehouse TV. The 22-year-old herself grew up watching the Canadian kid’s channel, but now finds the programming akin to giving kids a shot of caffeine. “It’s loud […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201813 Views

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“Show Us Your Canada” entries shows Canada at its best

OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2018 – Over the short span of three months, droves of Canadians submitted their best shots to the “Show Us Your Canada” photo competition. Launched by Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada in collaboration with Canadian Geographic, the contest’s objective was to show the people of China the places and people that make Canada a unique and must-see […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201819 Views

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Nervous and excited’: Regina’s Marty Klyne named to Canadian senate – CBC

Regina businessman calls appointment ‘capstone’ to career. Sep 24, 2018 Regina’s Marty Klyne is one of two new members of the Canadian senate. “For me personally, this is a capstone to my career,” Klyne said Monday. Klyne was named to the red chamber by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday. Beverley Busson, the first woman […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201814 Views

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Ojibway elder erects monument for Indigenous women on P.E.I. – CBC

John Bobbiwash has erected monuments from Newfoundland to Manitoba Sep 24, 2018 An Ojibway man on a personal mission to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women has established one of his monuments on P.E.I. Amongst the flower beds on the berms in Borden-Carleton, just before the Confederation Bridge, is a small tower of black, red, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201813 Views

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Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation from British Columbia Announced as The Recipient of the 2018 MNP-AFOA Canada Indigenous Community Excellence Award

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation from British Columbia Announced as The Recipient Of the 2018 MNP-AFOA Canada Indigenous Community Excellence Award. Ottawa, ON-September 24, 2018 – AFOA Canada is pleased to announce that Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation from British Columbia is the recipient of the 2018 MNP-AFOA Canada Indigenous Community Excellence Award. “The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is a […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201826 Views

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BC First Nations call on Canada and BC for immediate action to restore and protect wild salmon populations

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: BC First Nations gathered last week at the Wild Salmon Summit in Musqueam Territory to discuss and express continuing frustration over the federal and provincial governments’ current, inadequate strategies to protect, enhance and manage wild salmon. Salmon runs, which were historically abundant, have been diminished to a point where many First […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201852 Views

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TRU: Telling the full story of the salmon

September 21, 2018 When Dr. Nan Stevens’ son penned a story on the life cycle of salmon while in Grade 4, few could’ve predicted it would be published, let alone become a starting point for a post-secondary research project. It is all happening and thanks to that spark of inspiration from her son, Stevens and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201817 Views

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Royal Canadian Mint celebrates indigenous culture with dazzling Fancy Dance coloured silver coin

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – September 21, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Mint has joined McGill University’s First Peoples’ House 17th Annual Pow Wow to unveil a vividly coloured silver collector coin celebrating the spectacular pageantry of the Fancy Dance, a modern Indigenous art form that is a powerful and captivating expression of Indigenous pride and heritage. “This […]

by pmnationtalk on September 24, 201818 Views

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AFOA Canada is Hosting 1,000 Indigenous Leaders to Discuss Human Capital – Balancing Indigenous Culture and Creativity with Modern Workplaces during its 19th National Conference in Ottawa, On October 2-4, 2018

AFOA Canada is Hosting 1,000 Indigenous Leaders to Discuss Human Capital – Balancing Indigenous Culture and Creativity with Modern Workplaces during its 19th National Conference in Ottawa, On October 2-4, 2018 On October 2-4, 2018, AFOA Canada will host its Inaugural International Conference to discuss “Balancing Indigenous Culture and Creativity with Modern Workplaces“. The Ottawa […]

by pmnationtalk on September 24, 201853 Views

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Restoration of historic Haida pole sets new path of respect and reconciliation

In a ceremony emphasizing co-operation and reconciliation, a replica of a Haida totem pole has been raised on Semiahmoo First Nation traditional territory, at Peace Arch Provincial Park. Participating in the ceremony were Semiahmoo Chief Harley Chappell, Kwakwaka’wakw Hereditary Chiefs Bill Cranmer and David Mungo Knox, Council of the Haida Nation President Peter Lantin and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201889 Views

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Meet Indigenous authors and poets at Toronto’s 2018 Word on the Street – CBC

Sep 21, 2018 Indigenous Voices stage will host readings and Indigenous language classes A designated stage for Indigenous voices will host a full day of programming at Canada’s largest free outdoor book and magazine festival in Toronto on Sunday. Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival will host 10 Indigenous authors among 200 other writers from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201820 Views

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Library mural inspires Laurier panel discussion on reconciliation through the arts

Sep. 19, 2018 Brantford – Can public art be a catalyst for healing and community discourse in the selfie generation? How does public art stimulate the process of reconciliation? How do we translate symbols and ideology across cultures? These questions and more will be explored when Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts hosts a panel presentation and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201856 Views

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Polaris winner Jeremy Dutcher hopes to inspire Indigenous youth

Credits: The Canadian Press Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.” Dutcher says he hopes the record, which is performed in the Wolastoq language, gets Indigenous youth thinking about the importance of language. (Sep. 18, 2018) Use our news video on your website or broadcast: The Canadian Press […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201860 Views

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Free entry to sites during Alberta Culture Days

Sep 20, 2018 All open provincial historic sites and museums will offer free admission and family friendly activities during Alberta Culture Days, Sept. 28-30. “Offering free admission to the province’s historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days is another way to give people the chance to discover our province’s rich arts, history, diversity and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201826 Views

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Thompson Rivers U: Coyote creates change

September 19, 2018 TRU strives to close the gap for Indigenous students The surface of McConnell Lake is like glass. The only ripples on the water and in the silence come from four canoes being paddled by TRU students and staff and their charges: a group of kids ranging from eight to 12 years old. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201828 Views

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PSA – Edmonton seeks next Indigenous Artist-in-Residence

September 20, 2018 The Indigenous Artist-in-Residence program adds to the City’s work to make Edmonton a welcoming place that fosters a sense of belonging for Indigenous peoples. The City of Edmonton is now accepting applications for its next Indigenous Artist-in-Residence. The program is open to Indigenous artists of various mediums, including, but not limited to, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201828 Views

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The First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s CEO Receives Order of British Columbia

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s CEO Receives Order of British Columbia Brentwood Bay, B.C. – We are proud to announce that FPCC’s Chief Executive Officer Tracey Herbert has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the province’s highest form of recognition. Tracey received this honour at Government House in Victoria on September 20, 2018. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201862 Views

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Celebrating indigenous culture at Waterloo Region Museum – CTV

September 20, 2018 A Taste of Indigenous Canada took place at the Waterloo Region Museum on Wednesday evening. The evening began with a traditional smudging ceremony before moving to song, dance and storytelling. Dozens of people attended the evening, eating bannock and trying traditional medicine. “Unless Canadians understand the rich and diverse indigenous culture that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201820 Views

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Sobey Art Award launches major international residencies program, expanding its annual support for Canadian contemporary artists

Three inaugural residencies announced First winners named OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2018  – The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada are delighted to announce the launch of the Sobey Art Award Residencies Program (SAARP), eligible to artists longlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Working with established international artists’ residencies, this annual program will help […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201846 Views

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Media Advisory – Royal Canadian Mint to unveil silver coin celebrating Pow Wow tradition of the Fancy Dance

OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2018  – The Royal Canadian Mint will officially unveil a colourful silver collector coin showcasing the Fancy Dance, a dazzling spectacle of Indigenous pow wows. This coin will be revealed during McGill University’s First Peoples’ House annual Pow Wow on September 21, 2018. Where: McGill University Downtown campus (Lower West Field) 845 Sherbrooke […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201855 Views

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imagineNATIVE Announces 2018 Festival Program!

including works by Zacharias Kunuk, Marjorie Beaucage and Darlene Naponse Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival today announced the full programming for the Festival, running October 17-21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. imagineNATIVE will present 153 individual media artworks, including 10 dramatic feature length films – the most in imagineNATIVE history. This […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201839 Views

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IRC: Applications For Merging Arts And Crafts With Technology And Manufacturing Program Due September 20

September 18, 2018 Are you an existing, or aspiring, artisan with an interest in exploring new technologies and mediums in which to express your work? The Merging Arts and Crafts with Technology and Manufacturing program at Aurora College might be for you! Download Course Poster The combination of artistic and creative ability, with access to design and manufacturing equipment, allows participants […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 201839 Views

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10 years of Nunavut education and language rights

IQALUIT, Nunavut (September 18, 2018) – Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act. For the last decade, much has happened to increase the use of Inuktut in our schools, at work and in the services provided to the public. “There is nothing more important than the protection […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 201822 Views

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Virtual reality experience takes Toronto back to ‘Indigenous roots.’ – Global News

A new project produced by the National Film Board of Canada is making waves with Torontonians because it shows what their city would be like if it were reclaimed by nature. The artist behind it says it’s about combining urban environment with Indigenous culture. Kamil Karamali has more. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/4464204/virtual-reality-experience-takes-toronto-back-to-indigenous-roots/

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201821 Views

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Birch Bark Canoe Build at Skmaqn-Port-la-Joye-Fort-Amherst National Historic Site Showcases Mi’kmaq History

Traditional build begins at national historic site and travels to Indigenous communities September 18, 2018      Charlottetown, PEI     Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada and the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI are pleased to partner to help showcase the Mi’kmaq history and traditions of Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) at Skmaqn-Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site this fall. Visitors can watch and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201840 Views

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Otawn: Métis Fall Culture Camp – MNO

The Métis Nation of Ontario is holding an Otawn: Métis Fall Culture Camp on Oct. 25 – 28, 2018 at Horwood Lake Lodge, near Timmins. The fall camp will be approximately four days in duration, will be land-based, will be in sync with the fall season and will engage Métis youth in learning Métis culture […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201865 Views

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Annual pow wow concludes in Membertou – Truro Daily News

MEMBERTOU, N.S. — The 16th annual Membertou Pow Wow wrapped up on Sunday at the Membertou Pow Wow Grounds. The event included cultural demonstrations, drumming and dancing, traditional feasts, hand drumming competitions and entertainment. Read More: http://www.trurodaily.com/news/regional/annual-pow-wow-concludes-in-membertou-241801/

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201829 Views

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Indigenous ways of knowing in Oshawa – DurhamRegion.com

DURHAM — It’s a way of knowing that is truly western — that is, before Europeans came to North America. Indigenous peoples see things differently and, through art, a new show at Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) seeks to show how. “Indigenous peoples embody a relational approach to understanding and interacting with the world, which […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201848 Views

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Seneca College: Welcome feast serves up indigenized chili

First Peoples@Seneca celebrates start of new term It’s a dish best eaten in company. In fact, with Peggy Pitawanakwat’s version, the company is what makes the chili taste that much better. “Chili is universal,” said Pitawanakwat, who has been making chili for almost 40 years. “It’s a dish that connects everyone.” Since 2011, Pitawanakwat, Co-ordinator, […]

by aanationtalk on September 17, 201837 Views

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2018 Longlist

ST. JOHN’S, NL, Sept. 17, 2018 – The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce its longlist for this year’s award. The 2017 Prize winner, Michael Redhill, announced the list during a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. The 12 titles were chosen from a field of 104 books submitted by publishers all […]

by aanationtalk on September 17, 201831 Views

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Inuit artist inspires cultural pride | Kelly Fraser: Fight for the Rights – CBC

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by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201842 Views

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Benjamin Chee Chee’s work at the Art Gallery of Sudbury – Sudbury Star

September 17, 2018 Opening Sept. 20 at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, the visual art exhibition Benjamin Chee Chee: Life and Legacy invites you to view paintings, as well as personal items and documents, from this nationally renowned artist. Originally from Temagami First Nation, Benjamin Chee Chee (March 26, 1944 – March 14, 1977) first […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201821 Views

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Indigenous theatre would thrive with funds from the Canadian government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2018 By Ginny Ratsoy, Associate Professor of Canadian Literature, Thompson Rivers University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: The Canadian government’s Ministry of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201829 Views

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Canada says B.C. Indigenous basket making an event of historic significance – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Matilda Borden liked to pour a cup of tea to display her basket making expertise, proving her cups made from material gathered in British Columbia’s forests were watertight, says her granddaughter Brenda Crabtree. Not one drop would leak, recalls Crabtree, who is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201838 Views

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Stymied by Quebec adoption agencies, U.S. man turns to DNA testing and strikes gold, at last – CBC

Ken Waisanen met his Kahnawake relatives this summer after discovering his biological father’s identity Sep 17, 2018 Ken Waisanen struggles to express what it means to him to know, at long last, the identity of his biological father. Overwhelmed with emotion, Waisanen removes his glasses several times to wipe away tears. “It’s a relief, for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201818 Views

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Hundreds of century-old photos of Inuit travelling the North – CBC

Douglas and Geraldine Moodie took photos between 1903 and 1909 in Nunavut and Churchill, Man. Sep 15, 2018 When George Qulaut saw a photo of his late grandmother at Calgary’s Glenbow museum last year, it was a powerful moment. “It was quite emotional for me and my family,” he says. Qulaut’s grandmother died more than […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201830 Views

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City of Saskatoon: Bridging to Tomorrow Celebrations: Tuesday, October 2

September 14, 2018 Two special events are being planned on Tuesday, October 2 to commemorate the completion of the City of Saskatoon’s largest ever infrastructure project. In just days, the Bridging to Tomorrow project, which includes the Chief Mistawasis Bridge, McOrmond Drive and Central Avenue extensions, and the new Traffic Bridge will be completed on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201845 Views

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TELUS STORYHIVE announces 30 documentary edition finalists

Congratulations to the 30 finalists selected for the 2018 documentary edition of STORYHIVE. These storytellers were awarded $50,000 to make documentaries about BC and Alberta people, places, history and culture. Projects will be featured on select TELUS platforms in summer 2019. They also receive training from NSI. The finalists are: Alberta Picture a Farmer from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201828 Views

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Laurier Toronto to host two Nuit Blanche art exhibits about belonging in the city

Sept. 14, 2018 Toronto – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Toronto office is hosting two thought-provoking art exhibits as part of the Nuit Blanche festival Sept. 29. From Toronto, with Love and The Three Chapters of Solitude each reflect the festival’s theme of belonging in Toronto and encourage viewers to see the city’s varied personal, collective and cultural histories from changing perspectives. “The […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201863 Views

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Human skulls found in Mindemoya deemed to be in ‘irregular burial site’ – Manitoulin.ca

September 14, 2018 MINDEMOYA—The two human skulls found in Mindemoya a couple of years ago, that were determined to be between 800-900 years old, are now being shipped to the municipality with final disposition being discussed with the M’Chigeeng First Nation. At a Central Manitoulin office and administration committee meeting August 28, Central Manitoulin CAO/Clerk […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201833 Views

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Cultural mindfulness workshops for hospital professionals – Northern News

September 13, 2018 Kirkland and Englehart and District Hospitals recently hosted a series of Cultural Mindfulness Workshops for frontline health care staff to inform them on Indigenous history and issues affecting First Nation communities. George Couchie, a recognized workshop facilitator with over 20 years of experience in teaching First Nation culture, issues and awareness training, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201827 Views

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City of Edmonton Media Advisory: Grand opening event of ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ and Queen Elizabeth Park

September 13, 2018 Media are invited to join the community in celebrating the grand opening of Edmonton’s first Indigenous Arts Park, ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞, and Queen Elizabeth Park. Date: September 15 Time: 12 – 4 p.m. (formal program 12 – 1 p.m.) Location: Queen Elizabeth Park, 10380 Queen Elizabeth Park Road The formal […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201875 Views

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imagineNATIVE Announces Art Crawl and Exhibitions including works by Lisa Jackson, Adrian Stimson, and more!

Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 17 – 21, 2018, is proud to announce this year’s visual arts programming including seven exhibitions, installations and the annual Art Crawl. imagineNATIVE and A Space Gallery – in partnership with Vtape and Native Women in the Arts – will presentCurrent Terrain, September 18 – October 21, an exhibition curated […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201859 Views

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Northern College Celebrates Sixth Annual Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week

Sep 13, 2018 TIMMINS, ON: As Northern College students settle in to the new semester, they’ll be getting an opportunity to experience the traditions and culture of Canada’s first peoples. The sixth annual Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week will be celebrated at all four of our campuses through a variety of activities and learning opportunities designed […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201831 Views

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*Extended* IRC Call For Proposals: Language Revitalization and Cultural Programs

Inuvialuit Cultural Centre has extended the deadline in which they will accept proposals for language revitalization and cultural programs. Siglitun, Uummarmiutun, and Inuinnaqtun will be the main means of communication that connects us with our past, strengthens our social, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and reinforces the importance of our traditions, culture and modern way of life. Download Updated Proposal Poster Learning Siglitun, Uummarmiutun, and/or Inuinnaqtun must be […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201829 Views

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