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Hooked on Friendship: Paqtnkek’s Nitap program a big hit

October 23, 2019 Nitap group poses with their wood making projects. On a Tuesday evening earlier this fall, the growing crowd in the community gym at Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation was all smiles. Amid the spirited conversations, community members gathered around tables to work on crafts and other creative projects. It’s part of a 12-week Nitap […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 20194 Views

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City invests in non-profit sector to build community and organizational capacity, address poverty, and support innovative projects

Vancouver’s non-profit sector is an essential partner in helping to address the City’s priority to narrow the impacts that social status, racism, and other forms of exclusion have on the health of Vancouver residents. Sandra Singh, General Manager of Arts, Culture, and Community Services October 22 2019 – Today, Vancouver City Council approved $842,500 in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 20198 Views

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Father of Manitoba likeness on Canadian mint’s latest coin – APTN News

The father of Manitoba now has his face on a brand-new silver dollar. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled Louis Riel’s likeness on the shiny coin Tuesday. “Louis Riel is both an iconic figure and an aspirational role model not only for the Métis Nation, but for all Canadians,” said Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 20197 Views

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MMF and Royal Canadian Mint Honour Louis Riel with Silver Collector Coin

October 22, 2019 Winnipeg, MB – Today, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) supported the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) in unveiling a special edition coin honouring the life of Louis Riel, Métis leader and Founder of Manitoba, on the 175th anniversary of his birth. The coin was announced and launched at MMF’s annual celebration of Riel’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201915 Views

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Royal Canadian Mint Silver Collector Coin Honours Métis Leader and Father of Manitoba Louis Riel

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 22, 2019 – The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a fine silver Special Edition Proof Dollar marking the 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel.  In addition to featuring an evocative portrait of the founder of Manitoba, this is the first coin produced by the Mint to be engraved with Michif, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201921 Views

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We Are Wabanaki: NBCC to showcase Indigenous artists at Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Gala

October 22, 2019 FREDERICTON – A collective of established and emerging visual and performing artists from across New Brunswick will gather to share a story of the Wabanaki peoples at the Delta Fredericton on Friday, October 25 in a celebration of Indigenous culture in support of Indigenous student bursaries. The Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Gala, hosted by […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201916 Views

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Media Advisory – Royal Canadian Mint to Unveil Silver Coin Featuring Louis Riel and Michif, the Official Language of the Métis Nation

WINNIPEG, Oct. 21, 2019  – In partnership with the Manitoba Métis Federation, the Royal Canadian Mint is unveiling a new silver collector coin celebrating the 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel.  For the first time in Canadian history, this coin also features Michif, the official language of the Métis Nation. The event will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2019263 Views

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The Hnatyshyn Foundation announces $75,000 in awards for Canada’s visual artists and curators Dana Claxton, Catherine Bédard, Walter Scott, Tarah Hogue, Annie Beach, Evin Collis and Niamh Dooley

Ottawa, October 17, 2019 — Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., President of The Hnatyshyn Foundation, today announced the recipients of the Foundation’s 2019 awards in the visual arts. The $25,000 prize for outstanding achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist was awarded to Dana Claxton and the winner of the $15,000 award for curatorial excellence in contemporary art […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201926 Views

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CMHR: Indigenous oral ceremony finalizes historic agreement with Museum

Winnipeg – October 16, 2019 – A historic agreement between Kwakwaka’wakw artist Carey Newman (Hayalthkin’geme) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) was finalized today through traditional ceremony at Kumugwe, the K’ómoks First Nation Bighouse on Vancouver Island. The ceremony marks the first time in Canadian history that a federal Crown Corporation has ratified […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201920 Views

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Sding K’awXangs—Haida: Supernatural Stories – Already over 100,000 people have taken in the exhibition on Haida culture at the McCord Museum – A must-see before October 27

Montreal, October 16, 2019 – Through to October 27, the McCord Museum invites you to discover the Haida Gwaii archipelago, off Canada’s northwest coast, in its exhibition Sding K’awXangs – Haida: Supernatural Stories, which has already been seen by more than 100,000 visitors. With more than 100 rare objects—most of them from the McCord’s rich […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201921 Views

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Confederation Centre Announces Title and Ticket Info for 2019 Symons Medal Lecture

October 15, 2019 Senator Murray Sinclair to receive the 19th Symons Medal on November 1; Tickets available tomorrow for advance members sale and Thursday for general public Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that the 2019 Symons Medal Lecture is entitled Confederation: We Could Have Done Better. The 2019 Symons Medal Presentation and the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201917 Views

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Dawson College – Jobena Petonoquot: The Rebellion of my Ancestors

The Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery recently showcased the work of renowned Fabric artist Jobena Petonoquot. She refers to this specific collection of works as an “ode to my grandfather and his resilience” which is the inspiration behind the title “The Rebellion of my Ancestors.” Her exhibit, curated by Lori Beavis, was held from August […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201915 Views

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Police officers across Saskatchewan team up to host Second Feast and Round Dance

October 18, 2019 Members of the Saskatchewan RCMP and the Prince Albert Police Service are teaming up with local community agencies to host the Second Feast and Round Dance in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons on Saturday, October 26. This special event will take place at the Senator Allen Bird Memorial Centre in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201921 Views

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FSIN receives complaints after Cree woman asked not to speak her language in school – 620 CKRM.com

October 21, 2019 The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations wants to see school boards, administrations and teachers across Saskatchewan increase and encourage the use of First Nations languages in schools. This comes after the federation learned that a Cree woman was allegedly asked by a school principal to not speak her language at the school. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201923 Views

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Why a Cree woman from Saskatchewan and her Scottish husband care for cattle on P.E.I. – CBC

‘We’re very versatile people. So whatever needs to be done, that’s what we do’ Oct 21, 2019 When Laurianne MacMillan was 16 years old hitch hiking from Saskatchewan to Vancouver in the early ’70s, she would never have guessed she would one day be calling cattle on her farm on P.E.I. Flash forward more than […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201916 Views

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RMWB: Municipality to host truth and reconciliation sharing circle – exploring the past, talking about the present and looking to the future of reconciliation in the region

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 15, 2019) – The Municipality has launched registration for the Truth and Reconciliation Sharing Circle, taking place October 23. Free and open to the public, the event provides two opportunities to participate with a morning and evening session. Each session will detail the Municipality’s commitment to reconciliation, and is in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201921 Views

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City of Kingston public art project underway to commemorate Alderville First Nation

October 16, 2019 – Artist Terence Radford has been selected to design the Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project – a landscape installation called “Manidoo Ogitigan” – that is to be installed in Lake Ontario Park. The fabrication of this permanent public art project is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 with the installation expected to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201914 Views

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Support for Saskatoon’s 5th Annual Indigenous Engagement Conference continues to grow

October 16, 2019 Over 800 leading experts, community leaders, elders and youth are coming together in Saskatoon today for the Wîcihitowin (wee-chee-HEE’-toe-win) Indigenous Engagement Conference. Reaching its highest attendance yet, the conference focuses on responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and how to address Indigenous engagement and inclusion issues. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201921 Views

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A rare glance inside Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre – CBC

Oct 20, 2019 Centre’s architect took CBC News on a rare tour of the construction site An innovative and interactive space which is expected to become home to the largest collection of Inuit art in the world is under construction at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The gallery’s Inuit Art Centre promises to bring stories to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201913 Views

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KCI holds grand opening of Indigenous Student Centre – Kamsack Times

October 20, 2019 Kamsack Comprehensive Institute (KCI) now has an Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) to provide Indigenous students with a “safe, comfortable space to practice traditions, customs and ceremonies.” On October 8 members of the community, representatives of the school and Good Spirit School Division (GSSD), Yorkton Tribal Council (YTC), Chiefs, council members and Elders […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201923 Views

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Cree judge appointed to tribunal compensation case for First Nations kids in care – APTN News

October 17, 2019 Federal Justice Paul Favel from Poundmaker Cree Nation has been appointed to manage the parties involved in a compensation case that has pitted Canada against First Nations children over receiving thousands of dollars in compensation. The appointment of Favel, by Chief Justice Paul Crampton of the Federal court, suspends a scheduled hearing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201916 Views

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What not to wear: Killa Atencio on Indigenous fashion and the line between appropriation and uplifting cultural identity – Toronto Star

Oct. 18, 2019 HALIFAX—Killa Atencio is passionate about honouring her culture through art and fashion. Hailing originally from Listuguj First Nation in Mi’kmaq Territory (Quebec), the young entrepreneur is proud of her Mi’kmaq and Quechua ancestry, and aims to celebrate this heritage through her self-made beaded accessory business, Moonlight Works. During an interview Wednesday as […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201961 Views

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Arnold Jacobs honoured with 2019 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award

Visual artist Arnold Jacobs is the recipient of the 2019 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award. This award, created in 2012, celebrates the work of Indigenous artists and arts leaders who have made significant contributions to the arts in Ontario. Arnold will receive this $10,000 award on Saturday, October 12, 2019, during an afternoon reception […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201923 Views

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U of Manitoba: Rocky Cree story comes to life in new app

In 1993, the remains of a 25-year-old Cree woman who lived 350 years ago were discovered by two residents of South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba. The return of this ancestor to the community inspired renowned storyteller William Dumas to re-imagine a week in her life at the age of 13 in the award-winning picture […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201960 Views

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MKO Launches Santa Express Fundraising Campaign

Oct 16, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB –Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is launching a campaign to raise funds for its annual Santa Express initiative, which runs from December 2 to 20, 2019. This is an annual initiative that brings Santa Claus to the First Nations that MKO represents in Northern Manitoba. “We are […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201916 Views

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Media Invitation – Why Indigenous Languages Matter

OTTAWA, Oct. 16, 2019  – Indigenous languages are the original languages of this land. They are fundamental to Indigenous identity, worldview, culture and nationhood. Yet no Indigenous language in Canada is safe. A UNESCO report states that three-quarters of the nation’s Indigenous languages are “definitely,” “severely” or “critically” endangered. But there is hope. To mark […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201921 Views

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SOAHAC Child Care & Family Centre Receives its Name

Nshwaasnangong [nish-wos-nung-gong] is the name of the SOAHAC Child Care & Family Centre, anticipated to open in late 2020. Earlier this summer, a small group of planning committee members gathered at SOAHAC for a naming ceremony with Visiting Healer Richard Assinewai (Animkii-Ankwad/Thunder Cloud) from Wikwemikong. Throughout the entire planning process, our community members and planning […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201923 Views

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Thompson RCMP respond to found human remains

On October 2, 2019, at 10:00 am, officers from the Thompson RCMP Detachment responded to a call of possible human remains located near Cauchon Lake, which is situated approximately 90 kilometres southeast of Thompson. Officers were advised that a group of hunters located multiple bones in the remote area. The investigation of the remains has been completed and it was determined […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201916 Views

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City and Kahkewistahaw First Nation to sign new Urban Reserve Agreements during special signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 22

October 15, 2019 The City and Kahkewistahaw First Nation have cleared a path to designate the First Nation’s land at 1215 Claypool Drive as an urban reserve. The City will host a special signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers for the Kahkewistahaw First Nation Chief and Council, the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201952 Views

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With new Soulpepper production and more, Indigenous history is entering the spotlight at last – Toronto Star

Oct. 15, 2019 Ten years ago, when Toronto’s Native Earth Performing Arts produced a major revival of Daniel David Moses’s play “Almighty Voice and his Wife,” the company’s then-artistic director Yvette Nolan wrote that “the times had finally caught up with” the 1991 script. Referencing, amongst other things, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, ongoing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201957 Views

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Greater Sudbury Public Library Begins Search for Next Poet Laureate

11-Oct-2019 Local poets with a passion for advocacy of literacy and local heritage are invited to consider the role of Greater Sudbury’s sixth Poet Laureate. A complete description of the position and details for application are available online at http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/booksmuchmore/Poet-Laureate.asp and at Greater Sudbury Public Libraries. “Greater Sudbury’s Poet Laureate is an important part of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201925 Views

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Archive photo exhibit captures Indigenous strength, connections in difficult times – CBC

It’s not a sad story but more of a tribute, says curator Paul Seesequasis Oct 14, 2019 Two photographers documented Indigenous communities around Calgary over several decades starting in the 1930s, but not the regalia you might see in a Stampede parade. The pictures show the real, day-to-day lives of a people and their family […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201925 Views

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‘Grandmother of Canadian Indigenous Art’ honoured at Kelowna Art Gallery – Globalnews.ca

October 14, 2019 The work of one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous painters is being honoured in a special exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, marking what would have been her 100th birthday. Over her lifetime, Daphne Odjig became internationally recognized for her craft. She was inducted into the Order of Canada, the Order of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201927 Views

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Invitation for Applications – Languages Commissioner

Oct 11 2019 Applications are invited for the position of Languages Commissioner of Nunavut. This is a five-year, full-time statutory appointment. The Languages Commissioner is an Independent Officer of the Legislative Assembly. The office-holder is appointed on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly, pursuant to the Official Languages Act. The position exercises a range of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201932 Views

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Anishinaabe playwright brings solo performance to Thunder Bay – Anishinabek News

THUNDER BAY — Fort William playwright, performer and poet Yolanda Bonnell returned home to perform her solo play bug in early October and to lead two workshops in late September. “It’s really important to me to be centering Indigenous women because I think that our voices keep getting silenced,” Bonnell says. “So I just want […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201928 Views

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NU Government: Traditional practices workshop for Elders and Youth

Are you a youth between 18 to 30 years of age who would like to participate in Inuit traditional drum dancing, chanting and throat singing? An Elder who would like to pass down traditional knowledge to young Nunavummiut? The Department of Culture and Heritage, Elders and Youth Division, is inviting calls for interest from all […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201962 Views

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Burnaby Village Museum’s new Indigenous learning week ‘long overdue’: programmer – Burnaby Now

October 11, 2019 About 500 Burnaby Grade 4 and 5 students are learning about the history and culture of local First Nations this week – from people who belong to them. All week long, classes have been visiting Burnaby Village Museum during the inaugural Burnaby Indigenous Week of Learning. Once on site, they have been […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201919 Views

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MNO: Camping at Killbear

As summer vacation for secondary students in Ontario came to an end, a group of adventurous Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) youth travelled to Killbear Provincial Park for four days of land-based learning at the MNO Infinite Reach Summer Break Camp. The Summer Break camp features Métis cultural activities that help Métis youth connect with […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201916 Views

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National Building Reconciliation Forum convenes university leaders, Indigenous communities to advance institutional change and healing

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON- Thursday, October 10, 2019) – Higher education and Indigenous leaders took action towards reconciliation and creating meaningful institutional change at the fifth annual Building Reconciliation Forum held October 8 to 10 at Algoma University – the only university in Canada located on the site of a former residential school. Jointly hosted […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201987 Views

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City of Fredericton: City now accepting Intercultural Award nominations for 2019

October 10, 2019 In support of efforts aimed at bringing cultures together in our community, the City of Fredericton is pleased to once again be seeking nominations for its Intercultural Award. The award will recognize an individual, group, organization or business that has demonstrated a sustained commitment and effort to enhance Fredericton’s cultural diversity, to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201918 Views

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Yukon First Nations aim to preserve, revitalize their languages through video – CBC

Representatives from the territory’s 14 First Nations will be producing videos Oct 11, 2019 A project is underway to help preserve and revitalize the languages of Yukon First Nations, entailing the production of 280 videos recorded in the territory’s 14 First Nations. “We’re really trying to concentrate on gathering language information, cultural information that has […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201918 Views

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Call for applications: Cultural Performers – Team Nunavut 2020 Arctic Winter Games

10 October 2019 Would you like to promote Nunavut culture at an international event? Here’s your chance! The Department of Community and Government Services, Sport and Recreation Division is accepting applications for cultural performers to represent Team Nunavut at the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon from March 15 to March 21, 2020. Participants […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201931 Views

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Community Development Fund awards more than $70,000 to seven projects

Seven community projects were awarded $70,866 from the Government of Yukon’s Community Development Fund for the Tier 1 July 2019 intake. The project recipients include the Village of Teslin, Association of Yukon Communities, Watson Lake Daycare Centre Society, Yukon Film Society, Golden Age Society, Signpost Seniors Association and Ross River Recreation Society. To date in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201930 Views

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Yukon Native Language Centre launches new language video project

October 9, 2019 Yukon Native Language Centre launches new language video project Yukon First Nations, with the support of the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and the Yukon Native Language Centre (YNLC), will produce high-quality videos to assist in revitalizing languages in the Yukon. A representative from each of Yukon’s 14 First Nations is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201916 Views

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‘The heartbeat of our community’: Heiltsuk open historic big house – The Narwhal

For a nation ravaged by violent and exploitative colonial powers, the opening of a big house represents a resurgence in culture and once-outlawed ways of life When Heiltsuk elder Liz Brown was just a little girl, her mother sat her down on a chair, looked her in the eyes and told her to pay real […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201927 Views

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Kent Monkman exhibit ‘Shame and Prejudice’ returns home to Winnipeg – APTN News

October 10, 2019 His exhibit Shame and Prejudice is a story of resilience that aims to highlight the many different devastating periods in time that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people survived genocidal policies including residential schools, mass incarceration and displacement. The exhibit, by Cree artist Kent Monkman, has been traveling the country but has […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201930 Views

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WAG 2019 Gallery Ball Sold Out

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 8, 2019: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is thrilled to announce that its annual Gallery Ball is sold out! The black-tie evening that raises funds for the WAG’s Youth Programs takes place Saturday, October 19. This year’s sold-out event once again provides guests with the rare experience of dining in the galleries […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201930 Views

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Cumberland College: Orange Shirt Day Ceremonies

October 9, 2019 Over 1500 people from the northeast held hands and participated in round dances at the end of September to recognize Orange Shirt Day. Cumberland College hosted the third annual event in Melfort with over 600 participants and the first event in Tisdale with nearly 600 students and adults in attendance. As a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201924 Views

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The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund proudly announces the second annual Secret Path Week is October 17-22

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2019  – Today, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) proudly announced the official launch of the second annual Secret Path Week. The goal of Secret Path Week is to answer Gord Downie’s call to “do something” by creating reconciliACTIONs and furthering the conversation about the history of residential schools. “Secret […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201957 Views

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AFOA Canada Is Hosting 1,000 Indigenous Leaders To Discuss Community Administration – Managing Through Disruptions During Its 20th Anniversary National Conference In Saskatoon, SK October 8-10, 2019

AFOA Canada Is Hosting 1,000 Indigenous Leaders To Discuss Community Administration – Managing Through Disruptions During Its 20th Anniversary National Conference In Saskatoon, SK October 8-10, 2019 On October 8-10, 2019, AFOA Canada will host its 20th Anniversary National Conference to discuss “Community Administration – Managing Through Disruptions“. The TCU Place will be home to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 8, 2019221 Views

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