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Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient announced for 2018

November 16, 2018 Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 16 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2018 recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on November 22. Those who will be invested into […]

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Media Advisory – Governor General to Invest 41 Recipients into the Order of Canada

November 16, 2018 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 2 Companions, 15 Officers and 24 Members into the Order of Canada on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Rideau Hall. The investiture ceremony will be streamed live online at www.gg.ca/en/live. About the Order of Canada The […]

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Supporting Indigenous Business and Culture in PEI for a strengthened and inclusive economy

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency New multi-purpose centre will house Indigenous-led enterprises and showcase Indigenous culture November 16, 2018 – Charlottetown, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada are building on the potential of their resources and making innovative contributions to grow a strong economy. In Prince Edward Island, the Mi’kmaq […]

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City of Edmonton Receives $1.5 Million to Revitalize the Quarters Area Downtown

EDMONTON, November 16, 2018 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced $1.5 million in support from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund for two cultural infrastructure projects that will help revitalize and strengthen the Quarters Downtown Edmonton, a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community. As part of its 20-year plan to renew the […]

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Alberta commits funding to teach Indigenous languages – CTV News

November 15, 2018 A one-of-a-kind program through the Alberta government is helping to provide language instruction for First Nations youth. The Indigenous Languages in Education grant program will help by increasing the number of Indigenous language teachers in First Nations schools and increasing the resource development in early childhood education. Through it, officials hope to […]

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How the Totem Pole Became a Symbol of Canada – TheTyee.ca

Much appropriated, today they have been reclaimed by Indigenous artists around the globe. An anthropologist, an artist, and a politician walk into a restaurant and we have a great opener for a joke and a brief summary of how the totem pole became recognized around the world as a symbol of Canada. The year was […]

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What would the wind write if it could write poetry?

Credits: CBC Arts In this collaboration between nature and technology, Indigenous artist Tania Willard creates poetry using wind. This past summer, the shoreline of an industrial part of Mississauga played home to an exhibition that lasted ten short days. Called The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, it included artists that responded to climate change, […]

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Media Advisory – Métis Nation of Ontario

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018 – On November 16, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis communities across Ontario are commemorating Louis Riel, the Métis leader who was executed by the Canadian Government, for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of Métis rights. The MNO is holding the provincial Louis Riel Day Ceremony at Queen’s […]

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Honouring and celebrating Alberta’s artists

Nov 15, 2018 Alberta is making history by becoming the first province in Canada to dedicate an entire month to the celebration of artists. Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda has proclaimed January 2019 as the first ever Month of the Artist in Alberta. The month will be an annual celebration of artists and […]

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AB Government: Strengthening Indigenous languages in schools

Nov 15, 2018 The Alberta government is investing in a new program that will bring Indigenous language education into classrooms across the province. The first of its kind in Canada, the Indigenous Languages in Education grant program invests $6 million to increase Indigenous language teacher capacity and expand resource development for early childhood education, as […]

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Over $700,000 to boost cultural organizations across Vancouver

November 13 2018 Council unanimously approves 2018 Cultural Grants Nearly 50 local organizations will receive funding following the approval of the 2018 Cultural Grants by Council today. From dance and theatre, to arts and photography groups, each of the grant recipients aligns with the priorities of the Creative City Strategy, with $130,000 going towards organizations […]

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Nova Scotia begins annual ritual of feting its ‘Tree for Boston’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 OXFORD, N.S. _ Nova Scotia’s annual ritual of making a celebrity out of a tree began today in Oxford, N.S. The “Tree for Boston” was carefully cut down this morning under blue skies as about 200 people watched, including carol-singing schoolchildren. The 14-metre white spruce now starts a four-day tour […]

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4th Annual Indigenous & Ingenious promises another stellar Show & Sale – Muskrat Mag

Toronto ON, Distinctly, uniquely Indigenous works by eighteen talented artists, artisans and designers will be showcased and available for sale in Toronto at Indigenous & Ingenious on November 17 & 18, 2018. The show will be open at 765 Queen Street East, just east of Broadview at the Ralph Thornton Centre, from 11:00 a.m. to […]

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Hamilton, Ont. born Kapwani Kiwanga wins $100,000 Sobey Art Award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018 OTTAWA _ Kapwani Kiwanga has won this year’s $100,000 Sobey Art Award. The Hamilton, Ont.-born artist received the prestigious prize Wednesday night during a ceremony in Ottawa. She represented the Ontario region for the contemporary art honour. Kiwanga’s body of work examines social and political themes such as colonization and […]

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Saskatoon police recover stolen Indigenous jingle dresses, five people charged – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018 By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS Saskatoon police have laid charges in the theft of seven jingle dresses used in Indigenous ceremonies and dances. On Oct. 30, the dresses and some beaded moccasins and scarves were stolen from a vehicle parked at a restaurant. Thanks to the combined efforts of a […]

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Montreal’s Indigenous community gets funding to support language revitalization – CBC

‘They’ll be able to connect with somebody, have a basic level of speaking and be proud of their language’ Nov 15, 2018 Learning Kanien’kéha over the past two and a half years has been a way for Amanda Ibarra to reconnect with her Mohawk roots. She grew up off reserve from her grandmother’s community of […]

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Kapwani Kiwanga wins 2018 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s most prestigious contemporary art prize

November 14, 2018 Kapwani Kiwanga, representing the Ontario region, is the winner of the 2018 Sobey Art Award, confirming her position as a rising star in the Canadian contemporary art scene. The award was announced at the annual Sobey Art Award gala held Wednesday evening at the National Gallery of Canada. Upon receiving the award from Ursula […]

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MNBC: Louis Riel Day 2018

November 14th, 2018 “Louis Riel Day” is the most significant day in our history as Métis people. This day is a day of celebration of who we are as a unique people, our unique culture and traditions independent of other Aboriginal peoples. Louis David Riel, a transformative figure of Canadian history, born in St. Boniface […]

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Government of Canada supports Indigenous languages in Quebec

From: Canadian Heritage Kahnawake, Quebec, November 14, 2018 Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing $275,558 to the Kahnawake Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest, over two years, to preserve and promote the Mohawk language. Mr. Miller made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo […]

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Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2K18 – Now Accepting Submissions

November 28th – December 2nd Welcome to the 17th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, celebrating the best Indigenous Cinema from Canada and around the world! We have an exciting line up of films, special guest speakers and events planned this year, so we hope to see you all & Welcome you to the 2018 WAFF […]

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Here Comes More Talent! Whistler Film Festival announces Director Masterclass with Robert Budreau and additional Content Summit and talent program guests.

Whistler, B.C. (November 13, 2018)​– With two weeks to go until show time, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) continues to turn up the heat by announcing a second wave of established industry leaders and creators, as well as the finalists for WFF’s Power Pitch, Producers Lab, Doc Lab and MPPIA Short Film Award talent programs. […]

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New federal investment to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in Manitoba

From: Status of Women Canada November 14, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Status of Women Canada Indigenous women hold important places as leaders in their families and communities, as givers and caretakers of life, as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and protectors. By creating the conditions for Indigenous women to succeed, we are also supporting their families and […]

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Rainy River First Nations and the Royal Ontario Museum Joint Statement: Collaborative efforts regarding the return of Ancestors and sacred objects to Indigenous communities

RAINY RIVER and TORONTO, November 13, 2018 – Since 2016, the community of Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have been engaged in a collaborative effort to return Ancestors and sacred objects that were removed from the community during excavations of burial mounds in the 1950s-1970s. The ROM recognizes their […]

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MOA: Marking The Infinite – Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

DATES November 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 Aboriginal women have been redrawing the boundaries of the contemporary Aboriginal art scene in Australia since the late 1980s, redefining a movement that continues today. Their work resonates with vitality and relevance, their Indigenous ways of knowing the world captured in each brush stroke and woven thread. […]

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Starting November 15, 2018 – Grand Reopening of the Gérard-Morisset Pavilion at the MNBAQ

QUÉBEC CITY, Nov. 14, 2018  – To mark the grand finale of its 85th anniversary celebrations, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will reopen the Gérard Morisset Pavilion. In the wake of a highly successful revitalization that has made the building dating from 1933 more beautiful and luminous than ever, it will open […]

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OHRC releases Indigenous peoples and human rights dialogue report

Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released To dream together: Indigenous peoples and human rights dialogue report. The report summarizes themes and recommendations from the OHRC’s three-day dialogue event (February 21 to 23, 2018), which brought together First Nations, Métis and Inuit (“Indigenous”) Elders and traditional knowledge keepers, along with academics, leaders, artists, advocates, […]

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Mé​tis Week provides a chance to ‘reclaim the pride’ – CBC

Week-long event is increasingly important time for Métis families and communities Nov 14, 2018 Mé​tis dancer Elizabeth Potskin dances a traditional jig in front of a crowd in Calgary to celebrate Mé​tis Week. The Red River Jig is a traditional Mé​tis dance, a style borrowed from European settlers but now owned and celebrated by Mé​tis […]

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Sacred fire in St. Catharines honours Gord Downie’s indigenous work – Niagara News

Residents of Niagara gathered around a sacred fire in honour of Gord Downie on Oct. 18 to celebrate his work in raising awareness for the indigenous community. Fred Bowering kept the fire from the early morning, all the way to the end of the night behind the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre (PAC). The gathering […]

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New federal investment will help improve women’s economic security in Québec’s Outaouais region

Project will improve women’s access to well-paying jobs in the automotive sector November 14, 2018 – Gatineau, Québec – Status of Women Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can play in promoting women’s […]

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Apply for the 2018 TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award by December 5

Applications are now open for the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award which provides $15K to a Canadian writer of an outstanding feature film screenplay, supporting them to develop their project. The award is open to experienced screenwriters who are female, or who are Indigenous, or who belong to a visible minority, or who identify with a disability. Applicants […]

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Preserving, Promoting and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Quebec

MONTRÉAL, November 14, 2018 Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, today announced that the Government of Canada is providing $344,292 over two years to the Centre de Développement Communautaire Autochtone de Montréal (Native Montréal) in order to preserve, promote and revitalize Indigenous languages in the Greater Montréal area. Mr. Miller made the announcement on behalf […]

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New federal investment will help improve women’s economic security in Labrador

Projects will help women to participate more fully in the economy November 14, 2018 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Status of Women Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can play in promoting women’s […]

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Marc Miller to Announce Funding to Support the Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest in Kahnawake

KAHNAWAKE, Quebec – Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will be in Kahnawake on Wednesday to announce funding for the the Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative. Mr. Miller will make this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Please note that all details are […]

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Photography student sends message about MMIWG using Canadian flag – CBC

Charla Sylvester inspired by Tina Fontaine’s story Nov 14, 2018 A photography student from Beausoleil First Nation in Ontario is hoping to bring awareness to murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada through her art. Charla Sylvester, 25 discovered her love for photography after she began taking photos of her infant daughter. Now […]

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Marc Miller to Announce Funding to Support Indigenous Languages in Montréal

From: Canadian Heritage MONTRÉAL – Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs), will be in Montréal on Wednesday to announce funding, through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, for the Centre de Développement Communautaire Autochtone de Montréal. Mr. Miller will make this announcement on behalf of the Honourable […]

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Unikkaarvik Visitor’s Centre programming – November

In November, the Unikkaarvik Visitor’s Centre presents movies based on northern stories and history. Join us at building 220 in Iqaluit on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and popcorn and drinks are provided. November 15 –The Snow Walker: Drama about a plane crash and the survivors, the pilot and a young Inuk played […]

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Métis Nation represented at Armistice 100 Mons Belguim

On November, 11, 1918, in Mons Belgium, the guns fell silent marking the end of World War I (1914 to 1918). World War 1, known as the “Great War”, was the bloodiest war in Canadian history where more than 60,000 Canadian lost their lives. This November, 11, 2018, a delegation from Canada will participate in […]

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Carleton University Announces Canada Research Chairs in Indigenous Art and Climate Change

November 13, 2018 Two Carleton University professors have been appointed as Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Carmen Robertson is a new CRC in Indigenous art, while Stephan Gruber’s CRC in climate change has been renewed. “Carleton attracts leading researchers who are committed to innovation, collaboration and taking innovative approaches to addressing critical real-world problems,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and […]

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Researchers hope to start search for Poundmaker weapons thrown in North Sask. River – CBC

Research indicates over 200 weapons were confiscated from Chief Poundmaker in 1885 Nov 13, 2018 A search for antique artifacts confiscated more than 130 years ago from historical figure Chief Poundmaker could soon be on. Researchers are hoping to find axes, knives and rifles believed to have been dumped in the North Saskatchewan river in […]

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They’re with me’: Artwork by Indigenous youth catches spotlight in Massey Lectures – CBC

Journalist and author Tanya Talaga sought out the paintings to be part of her national presentations Tanya Talaga didn’t want to be alone on stage during her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures. And she wasn’t, thanks to the artwork by seven Thunder Bay, Ont., high school students, which adorned the stage behind her for each presentation. […]

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Rural Reconciliation – OTC

The first ever Rural Reconciliation: An Educational Gathering held in Warman, Nov. 7 had a great turnout of people from across the community for a day of learning and sharing. Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, made opening remarks at the event. The Office of the Treaty Commissioner speaker Dion Tootoosis spoke on the History […]

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PEI mother reflects on her army boy’s short, impactful life – The Guardian

SCOTCHFORT, P.E.I. – Gloria Bernard just knew her boy would grow up to become a soldier. She could not, however, have foreseen Erik Bernard enjoying only a very short-lived military career that would be brought to a tragic end by a fatal motor-vehicle accident in New Brunswick on Nov. 27, 2016. However, his name and […]

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Honouring Indigenous voices and history at Humber – Humber Today

November 9, 2018 From the Eastern shores of Turtle Island to the Western end of Ojibwe Gitchi-Gameh (Lake Superior), the migration story of the Anishnaabe people is rich and fascinating. That story is now represented at Humber College’s Lakeshore campus by the installation “The Great Migration,” a series of markers located in the quad and […]

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AB Government: Metis Week

Metis Week, held in November, marks the annual celebration of Metis people, their culture and their contributions. Events are held in Alberta communities and across the country, including special events commemorating the November 16th anniversary of Louis Riel’s death. To take part in events happening in Alberta, check out our list of events: 2018 Metis Week […]

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Reconciliation on Toronto Islands – NOW Magazine

Toronto islanders and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation build a new model for land sharing, trust and friendship November 12, 2018 Welcome to Toronto Islands,” says the Islander to the delegation from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, as he prepares to raise the band’s flag up the pole. “Right back […]

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Gary Anandasangaree to Announce Funding to Support Indigenous Languages in Manitoba

From: Canadian Heritage WINNIPEG – Gary Anandasangaree, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism (Multiculturalism), will be in Winnipeg on Tuesday to announce funding, through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, for community-based language projects for Indigenous communities in Manitoba. Mr. Anandasangaree will make this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister […]

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Mi’kmaw actor Glen Gould on struggle for Indigenous actors to land roles not focused on ethnicity – Toronto Star

Nov. 11, 2018 HALIFAX — After decades in the entertainment business working with big names like Liam Neeson, Mi’kmaw actor Glen Gould still holds onto a superhero goal. “The dream” would be stepping into the iconic shoes of the Caped Crusader, Batman. “I’m tall, dark and handsome. I’ll put on that suit,” the Nova Scotian […]

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WAG Creates Two New Indigenous Positions with Support from the Canada Council for the Arts

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 6, 2018: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) has launched a search for a Manager of Indigenous Initiatives and an Assistant Curator of Inuit Art. The two new full-time positions are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), under which the Council is providing $100,000 a […]

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Inuk veteran to receive military grave marker – Nunatsiaq News

November 12, 2018 “Eddy went to war for our country, and that’s something that needs to be recognized” This story was originally published on Aug. 27, 2018. We’re sharing it with our readers again for Remembrance Day. A Nunavik Inuit veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces will be honoured for his service with a new […]

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New $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond goes into circulation next week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2018  By Alex Cooke THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation in a week, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. The civil rights pioneer and businesswoman is […]

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