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Portage Honours Community Partnerships with a Pipe Ceremony and the Opening of a Student Lounge.

On December 2, 2019, Portage College invited all the regional communities to participate in a traditional pipe ceremony to honour all of the First Nations and Metis communities within the College region. This gathering was to celebrate friendship and education and to mark the College’s commitment to ongoing partnership. The event was held at the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20197 Views

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Moose Cree Dictionary Book Launch

December 5, 2019 BOOK LAUNCH Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:00 pm @ The Gathering Place (The Gathering Place is located beside the Northern Store entrance at the Moose Cree Complex in Moose Factory) The Language & Culture department is proud to announce the release of the third edition of the Moose Cree dictionary! Join us […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20198 Views

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Our language comes from this land’: How culture and territory connect for Homalco First Nation – CBC

Revitalizing Éy7á7juuthem is bringing back more than a language Dec 06, 2019 A large cardboard-backed calendar sits in the Homalco band office in Campbell River, B.C. It looks like a medicine wheel, or pie chart, dissected into several sections with words in Éy7á7juuthem and English handwritten in each space. It’s the first documented copy Homalco […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20197 Views

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NTI: Inuktut despite Mulroney Cabinet secret instructions to block its use

(December 5, 2019) NTI today released a damning 1990 Government of Canada cabinet document (secret for 20 years; obtained under Access to Information Act) which shows Prime Minister Mulroney and his cabinet knowingly and deliberately blocked use of Inuktitut in government services in the territory–singling out education and courts as two services for which government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201911 Views

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Dr. Julie Cruikshank awarded Polar Knowledge Canada’s 2019 Northern Science Award

From: Polar Knowledge Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 5, 2019 – Polar Knowledge Canada is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Northern Science Award is Dr. Julie Cruikshank. The award was presented at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting on December 5 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Cruikshank, Professor Emerita of Anthropology […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20197 Views

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Annual silent auction showcases work of Indigenous artists – Vancouver Courier

All proceeds donated to the Urban Native Youth Association December 5, 2019 Being a graffiti artist has taught KC Hall some invaluable lessons in time management. In a past life, the Vancouverite had to make every second count as he and his crew would work under the cover of darkness for hours to leave their […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201919 Views

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Aanmitaagzi part of international Indigenous troupe telling stories for change – Anishinabek News

NORTH BAY— Removing boundaries, opening the door to art in communities and telling stories for transformation is the thrust of an international theatre collaboration. A public lecture titled Storying Transformations: Indigenous Processes took place Nov. 26. The event was hosted by Enji Giigdoyang – Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Nipissing University. Carol Guppy, an Elder […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201912 Views

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BC Government: Young people get training, mentorship to work in arts, culture

More than 50 young people are getting on-the-job experience in the arts and culture sector, thanks to early career development grants delivered through the BC Arts Council. “Training young and emerging arts administrators helps them be ready for rewarding careers in the arts,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Arts and culture […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201917 Views

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AB Government: Fresh perspectives coming to arts board

The leadership of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts is welcoming five new directors. Government is revitalizing the Alberta Foundation for the Arts board by appointing five new directors to fill upcoming vacancies. The appointments include a new chair and vice chair, once those two terms expire next spring. The revitalized board will guide the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201921 Views

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Cousins use Kanien’kéha to share what they’ve learned about medicines and Mohawk culture – CBC

On break from Mohawk language immersion program, pair creates video series Dec 04, 2019 Teionerahtastaráthe (broadleaf plantain). Tsawenhsa’kó:wa (great mullein). Tarà:kwi ononhkwèn:’on (staghorn sumac). These are some of the Mohawk names of medicines that grow in abundance throughout Kahnawake, Que., that Ra’nikonhrí:io Lazare and Katsenhaién:ton Lazare want their community to learn more about. “We show […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201922 Views

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Ivèr: Métis Winter Culture Camp

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is holding an Ivèr: Métis Winter Culture Camp from February 1 to 4, 2020 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON. The winter camp, approximately 4 days in duration, will be water and land-based and will include programming in sync with the winter season. The age group […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201930 Views

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Saskatchewan school division says janitor complaint about speaking Cree unfounded – Globalnews.ca

December 3, 2019 An allegation from a school janitor who claimed she was told not to speak Cree was unfounded, a school division in northern Saskatchewan said after an internal investigation. Jason Young, director of education for the Northern Lights School Division, said a letter was sent to parents and guardians Friday outlining actions taken […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201920 Views

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Free red scarves drape Six Nations war memorials for World AIDS Day – Grand River Sachem

Initiative is part of health services campaign for Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week It is a space dedicated to quiet reflection and remembrance of those who have fallen fighting for the greater good. Shrieks of laughter and friendly chatter filled Six Nations Veterans Memorial Park, which was draped with red scarves Nov. 29 to support World […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201924 Views

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MCFN: Registration Now Open for the 2020 Historical Gathering

Registration Now Open for the 2020 Historical Gathering 2020 Historical Gathering and Gala Celebration 2020 Registration Form 2020 Flyer MCFN is pleased to present the 2020 Historical Gathering.  To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Historical Gathering, MCFN has added a Gala evening celebration with dinner and entertainment on Feb. 18 at Carmen’s Banquet Center. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201923 Views

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Dilico Anishinabek Family Care encourages families to open hearts and homes to support children in need – Anishinabek News

THUNDER BAY — Northern Superior Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief Edward Wawia recalled how his parents raised four foster children during Dilico Anishinabek Family Care’s recent call for more foster care families and individuals. “I come from a family of 16, and my parents raised four boys besides us 16,” Wawia says. “I remember when […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201956 Views

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City of Vancouver: Underrepresented groups benefit from more than $800K in culture grants

These inaugural Culture|Shift and Vancouver Music Fund grants are groundbreaking and clearly demonstrate the steps we’re taking to revolutionize Vancouver’s arts and culture scene as we kick off the new 10-year culture plan. Mayor Kennedy Stewart November 27 2019 – This week, Vancouver City Council approved a total of $885,250 in cultural grants, which will […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201934 Views

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Original Voices: Experience Indigenous languages in Canada – CBC

Explore a few of the many diverse Indigenous languages that exist across the country Dec 02, 2019 The United Nations declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of them, in order to both benefit people who speak these languages and to help others appreciate their importance to the world’s cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201931 Views

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Santa to visit children in northern First Nations ahead of Christmas – CTV

December 2, 2019 WINNIPEG — Santa Claus is set to visit thousands of children in some of Manitoba’s northern First Nations throughout the month of December. MKO has partnered with a number of organizations to bring the Santa Express to MKO territory. This gives kids, who can’t travel to urban centres, the opportunity to meet […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201927 Views

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You feel your elders with you’: Mi’kmaq artisans draw on tradition – CBC

‘It is important that we keep our traditions and our way of life alive’ Dec 01, 2019 For Mi’kmaq artisans displaying their work Sunday in Charlottetown, the event meant more than just selling their work. “When you do things that your elders used to do, your ancestors used to do, they kind of show up […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201926 Views

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The upriver battle of revitalizing the Wolastoqey language – CBC

Logan Perley explores what needs to happen to keep his traditional language alive Dec 02, 2019 In the spring of 2018, I found myself sitting in a room full of strangers introducing themselves to each other. I was in New York City for a Global Indigenous Youth Caucus planning meeting before the 17th session of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201919 Views

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Library project celebrates UN Year of Indigenous languages

Indigenous studies and history student, Elmer Gilbert Clarke, spent his summer poring over books in UWinnipeg’s library, searching through texts for Ojibwa, Cree and Michif as part of an Indigenous Summer Scholar project recognizing 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. “Elmer’s work is foundational in that it will enhance the visibility of the University’s Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201930 Views

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Healing Spirit House, a 21st-century mental health facility, officially opens

Nov. 29, 2019 COQUITLAM – həy̓χʷət kʷθə šxʷhəliʔ leləm (Healing Spirit House) officially welcomed the community to its first open house since clients moved into the state-of-the-art, Indigenous-inspired, purpose-built home of The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Provincial Assessment Centre. Government officials, Indigenous leaders from the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation) and mental health professionals toured […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201936 Views

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New Yukon Permanent Art collection acquisitions exhibited at Yukon College

Natural Connections, an exhibition featuring 11 new works of art in the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, is now on display at the Yukon College Innovation Commons at Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse. The exhibition presents pieces that convey and feature aspects of living in the north, whether that be a focus on our relationship with nature, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201938 Views

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Aboriginal Student Centre at the University of Regina renamed

On November 28, 2019, the University of Regina unveiled ta-tawâw Student Centre (pronounced: tah-tah-wow) as the new name for the Aboriginal Student Centre. ta-tawâw means “Welcome. There is room. There is space.” in the Cree language. “While primarily intended to support Indigenous students through their educational journey here at the University, the ta-tawâw Student Centre […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201928 Views

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MN-S: Historic and Cultural Artifacts from Cumberland House

A surprise exhibit greeted attendees of this past weekend’s MNLA. Several artifacts of cultural and historical significance to the Métis citizens of Cumberland House, including a jacket, mittens, moccasins, and a powder horn, were displayed in a glass case for the duration of the assembly. The display offered the public a chance to study the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201920 Views

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Government Of Saskatchewan And Wanuskewin Heritage Park Sign MOU

November 29, 2019 The Government of Saskatchewan is supporting Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s application to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site by providing access to additional lands with a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). “Good relations and developing partnerships are important to the Government of Saskatchewan,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said. “This parcel of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201923 Views

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Outstanding BC First Nations artists celebrated with Fulmer Award

VANCOUVER – The BC Achievement Foundation (BCAF) celebrated the six recipients of the Fulmer Award in BC First Nations Art. The recipients were recognized for their artistic excellence in traditional, contemporary or media art at the 13th annual awards in First Nations Art celebration on November 21, 2019. “BC Achievement is honoured to showcase these […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201936 Views

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Media Advisory: University of Regina’s Aboriginal Student Centre renaming

November 27, 2019 Media are invited to join Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina, and the University community in celebrating the renaming of the Aboriginal Student Centre. The celebration is being held: When:   11:00 a.m. Date:     November 28, 2019 Where:  Main Floor Hallway Research and Innovation Centre Main Campus, University of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201942 Views

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Breaking the silence: Inuvik woman shares story of pain and hope – CBC

Nov 27, 2019 Ann Kasook was raised in a troubled family, and then found herself in a troubled marriage This story is part of CBC North’s ongoing MMIWG coverage. On Nov. 28, starting at 4 p.m. MT, CBC North will hold a forum in Yellowknife and over Facebook Live, where Indigenous woman will speak to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201942 Views

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Manitoba 150 Kicks Off a Year-long Celebration with Illuminate 150

November 26, 2019 Winnipeg—The Manitoba 150 Host Committee Inc. (Manitoba 150), is excited to invite Manitobans to kick off a year-long celebration of our province’s 150th anniversary at a free, family-friendly event on Dec. 14, 2019. This event kicks off the 150-day countdown to Manitoba Day 2020. “Illuminate 150 is the first of many big […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201935 Views

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Indigenous film and conversation featured at event tomorrow evening – CollingwoodToday

The Indigenous 150+ Collingwood event includes post-screening conversations with an Indigenous filmmaker and an Ojibway elder and knowledge keeper Tomorrow night the screen and stage at Simcoe Street Theatre will be used to tell stories of Indigenous experiences and culture. For the first time, Indigenous 150+ is bringing its film and conversation to Collingwood. JoAnne […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201930 Views

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RCY-BC: ‘Caught in the Middle’ Calls for Improvements to way “Interprovincial Children” are Served

Nov. 26, 2019 Key improvements are required both within British Columbia and at the national level to ensure that vulnerable children who move between provinces and territories are kept safe and receive appropriate services, recommends a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth. Caught in the Middle is an investigative report examining […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201972 Views

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Honoring our Commitment to End Violence Against Women and Girls – FNHA

Nov 25, 2019 As we join together this November 25 to mark the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women​, I reflect on how this work goes beyond a single day observance. I believe we are all called on to do this work together and accept responsibility for our children and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201923 Views

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Join us online to inspire the Iconic Features and Finishing Touches for the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility

November 21, 2019 Starting today, and until December 10, Ottawa residents and Canadians from coast to coast can visit Inspire555.ca (link is external) to help inspire the iconic features and finishing touches for Ottawa’s future landmark destination: the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility. This is the final opportunity to contribute ideas online […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201946 Views

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Ontario Native Women’s Association Using Poetry Nights Province Wide to Raise Awareness and Effect Change

Ontario Native Women’s Association Using Poetry Nights Province Wide to Raise Awareness and Effect Change Thunder Bay, ON – November 25th is the United Nations International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women #orangetheworld campaign and this is a call for all of us to step forward and take a stand against violence in our […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201970 Views

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K’asho Got’ı̨nę celebrate new protected area near Fort Good Hope – CBC

Community, N.W.T., agree to protect sacred harvesting area around Ramparts River and Wetlands Nov 26, 2019 People in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., are gathering to celebrate a major victory for their community: the establishment of the Ts’udé Nilįné Tueyata protected area. The establishment agreement to protect the area near the community is being officially signed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201935 Views

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Canada Post searching for pieces of Indigenous filmmaker’s documentary on Tsuu T’ina Nation – APTN News

November 25, 2019 A young filmmaker in Alberta is waiting for Canada Post to deliver scraps of a documentary he is working and that Crown corporation had lost in the mail. According to Canada Post, seven of the 12 reels of Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse’s story about his home community of Tsuu T’ina Nation in Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201953 Views

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The Quebec Native Friendship Centre Movement Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Centres have opened in the province’s cities to respond to the needs of a growing urban Indigenous population and to fill the gap in service delivery. “Native Friendship Centres are every-day living environments where the cultural, community and social identity of Indigenous people in cities is expressed, in all its richness and diversity. Over the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201934 Views

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An Indigenous-led youth mural goes on permanent display at the ROM – NOW Magazine

Created by the ROM’s Youth Cabinet, the four-panel mural hangs opposite the museum’s iconic totem poles The Royal Ontario Museum’s iconic Nisga’a and Haida Crest totem poles have a new companion: a permanent mural created by the ROM’s Youth Cabinet that represents the Indigenous knowledge they’ve learned and pays tribute to a fallen warrior. In […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201938 Views

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Standing with First Nations children should be the first thing on the list for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General today

Ottawa, ON – In a few days, the Federal Government of Canada will take First Nations children back to court in an effort to dismiss a compensation order by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT). On his first day as Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Honourable David Lametti should drop its application […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201997 Views

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Illusuak Cultural Centre Official Opens

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe, along with members of the Nunatsiavut Government, elders and youth from each of the five Labrador Inuit communities, and Labrador MP Yvonne Jones and representatives from the Government of Canada, today took part in a ceremony to officially open a new state-of-the-art cultural centre in Nain. Illusuak, which in English means […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201939 Views

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Island artists receive grants

November 21, 2019 Melissa Peter-Paul says receiving an arts grant from the provincial government gives her more time to focus on creating her quillwork boxes – made out of birch bark, sweet grass, porcupine quills and spruce root all harvested by her and her family. Peter-Paul is among 17 Island artists who recently received a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2019117 Views

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Aamjiwnaang man wins provincial emerging artist award – The Sarnia Journal

November 21, 2019 Montana Adams was stunned when he learned he’d won a prestigious prize from the Ontario Arts Council this fall. “It was totally out of the blue; I didn’t even apply for anything,” said the native of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, now living in the Ohsweken village of the Six Nations reserve. “It was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201929 Views

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Inspirational Indigenous individuals part 2: World champion hoop dancer Lisa Odjig – Global News

November 21, 2019 Seven-time champion hoop dancer Lisa Odjig says she remembers the moment she realized she wanted to be a performer: “Back in Wiikwemkoong, Manitoulin Island, we had our community gathering … I was eight or nine and I went to our pow wow and they were having the grand entry so, that’s when […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201935 Views

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County marks inaugural Métis Week – St. Albert Today

Métis flag now flies alongside Treaty 6 The blue-and-white flag of the Métis Nation will now fly forever outside of Sturgeon County’s central office. About 23 people were at the Sturgeon County Centre Friday afternoon to raise the Métis flag as the county celebrated its first annual Métis Week. Métis Week was Nov. 10 to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201936 Views

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“it’s now time to harvest or cull the seals and sea lions” – SeaWestNews

“The greatest road to extinction of salmon is all due to overpopulation of seals and sea lions” – Thomas Sewid of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation Let us harvest and manage the population of seals in the Pacific Northwest. That will be the central message carried by a group of First Nations elders to this week’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201941 Views

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Going into its seventh year, Spirit Song Festival in St. John’s is larger than it’s ever been – SaltWire Network

Organizers say this year’s shows will be ‘packed to the rafters’ ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Noticing a gap in local festivals, a committee from the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre (now First Light) created Spirit Song Festival in 2013 as a celebration of Indigenous artists and culture from across the country. The festival has been […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201960 Views

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Media Advisory: The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) invites you to attend Poetry Night

  Media Advisory: The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) invites you to attend Poetry Night November 20, 2019 The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) invites you to attend Poetry Night. SITE DATE & TIME LOCATION CONTACT Thunder Bay November 25, 2019 ONWA Madonna Hardy 6:00 – 9:00 PM 380 Ray Blvd mhardy@onwa.ca Napanee November 25, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2019130 Views

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People’s attitudes around reconciliation still need to change says award winning playwright Ian Ross – APTN News

November 19, 2019 All good plays ask a question according to award winning Anishinaabe playwright and author, Ian Ross. Ross’ latest offering, The Third Colour explores the notion of reconciliation and poses the question, what’s next? “In a funny way I think some people within the country actually think it’s done, like it’s a done […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201966 Views

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Indigenous Fashion Week kicks off in Vancouver – APTN News

November 19, 2019 Indigenous Fashion Week kicked off at the famous Orpheum Theatre in downtown Vancouver – with a special tribute to murdered and missing women and girls called the Red Dress event. Over the next four nights some of Canada’s finest designers are going to be showcased at four different venues. Jolene Mitton is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201937 Views

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