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MMIWG: Honouring National Indigenous Month

June 14, 2019 In 2009, June was declared National Indigenous History Month, following the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons. On June 3 of this year, we released our Final Report with significant Calls for Justice to make Canada a safer and more respectful place for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA […]

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NCC – Washing Away: The Erosion of Archaeological Legacy

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm The erosion of shorelines is presenting as a global challenge. This is of particular concern for Canada — which has the largest coastline in the world — and especially for Indigenous nations. Important traces of cultural heritage and legacy are being literally washed away. What exactly […]

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Tsartlip paddlers uphold tradition with canoe trip to Victoria Harbour – Times Colonist

June 14, 2019 When Ivan and Madeline Morris of the Tsartlip First Nation created the Geronimo Canoe Club back in 1974, they wanted their children — four boys and two girls — to compete in traditional war canoe races on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. More than four decades later, their grandchildren continue to […]

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City of Richmond: Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at City Centre Community Centre with art and bannock

11 June 2019 Drop in to City Centre Community Centre on Friday, June 21 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Indigenous artist Christine MacKenzie. Participants of all ages and art abilities are invited between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the free Art and Bannock event. Christine Mackenzie will lead everyone in painting a […]

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Indigenous Awareness Day Gathers Students Throughout Division – PortageOnline.com

14 June 2019 Dakota Tipi First Nation was the site of a day dedicated to indigenous culture for the Grade 6 students throughout the Portage la Prairie School Division. Indigenous Academic Achievement Facilitator Jill Fast outlines the activities in Indigenous Awareness Day. “We have guest speaker presentations in the morning with elders and knowledge keepers,” […]

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Local advocate gives back through art – Penticton Herald

Jun 13, 2019 Through the power of art, one Penticton advocate is hoping to challenge the stigma around homelessness and encourage local conversation. Indigenous artist Idris Hudson has vowed to donate 25% of all net proceeds from the sale of postcards, greeting cards and posters, purchased from his booth at the Penticton Farmers’ Market, every […]

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Teaching the traditional way of tanning hides on M’Chigeeng First Nation – CBC

Clyde Migwans says he learned the method of traditional tanning from his brother who lives up north Jun 14, 2019 Tanning in the traditional way is not for the faint of heart. It takes twelve days to scrape, soak, ring out and smoke moose and deer hides to get them to them ready, Clyde Migwans […]

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Native women’s shelter encourages Montrealers to step into spirit of reconciliation – CBC

Saturday’s Spirit Walk is an important fundraising event for the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal Jun 14, 2019 For staff at the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, their sixth annual Spirit Walk will be more than just the shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The walk, which takes place on June 15 at Mount Royal, […]

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Saskatchewan First Nation to host two-spirit powwow: ‘This needs to happen,’ organizer says – Toronto Star

June 14, 2019 EDMONTON–A Saskatchewan First Nation is rallying around its two-spirit community for a historic powwow that will draw Indigenous people from across the Prairies. Organizers say the Saturday event at Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation, near Saskatoon, will be the first two-spirit powwow to take place on a First Nation reserve in Canada. […]

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MKO Honours Elder Marie Ballantyne for Years of Guidance and Service to Her Community

June 13, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is pleased to help induct Cree Elder Marie Ballantyne into the Circle of Honour tonight at the 18th annual Keeping the Fires Burning event in Winnipeg. This annual celebration, organized by Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. and the sākihiwēwin Foundation, is the […]

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Senators share Why Indigenous History Month is Important to Them

Indigenous History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples nationwide. Celebrated every June, the commemorative month pays special tribute to the contributions of Indigenous peoples who helped shape our country. To mark Indigenous History Month, Senator Dennis Glen Patterson explains why it […]

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imagineNATIVE: Meet Our New Senior Staff and 2019 Programming Team + FINAL Call for iN20 Submissions

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new senior level staff. Niki Little has joined the organization as our new Artistic Director, overseeing imagineNATIVE’s artistic programming including the annual Festival and year-round programming. Niki is a community-based artist/curator, arts administrator, and a founding member of The Ephemerals (Jaimie Isaac and Jenny Western). She […]

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Studio Bell to showcase Indigenous artists with new exhibit – CTV News

June 13, 2019 Visitors to the National Music Centre in downtown Calgary will soon be able to learn more about the music of Canada’s First Nations as a new, permanent exhibition will be launched on Friday. The goal of Speak Up!, which opens on Friday, is to focus on the achievements of Indigenous artists who […]

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Celebrating Indigenous history, traditions – Markham Review

The City of Markham kicked off National Indigenous History Month with a celebration that included a strawberry ceremony. In Indigenous traditions, strawberries are often referred to as ‘heart berries’ and serve as a reminder to Indigenous peoples of reconciliation and the importance of maintaining heartfelt relationships in their families and communities. In a strawberry ceremony, […]

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Connecting to culture, leaning on kinship key to how these Indigenous fathers are breaking traumatic cycles – CBC

‘It’s to learn that, yes, we do need support, we do need help, and it’s OK to be vulnerable’ Jun 13, 2019 It’s 34 C in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley the day Philip Brass leads his son Forrest to one of their favourite spots to hike. Brass is wearing a custom pair of beaded moccasins. They […]

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National Music Centre’s Speak Up! exhibition honours ‘Indigenous artists making social impacts’ – Owen Sound Sun Times

June 13, 2019 The National Music Centre announced today through a news release a new exhibition that honours Indigenous artists making social impacts with their art. The exhibition tells the stories of Willie Dunn, iskwē, Northern Cree, Alanis Obomsawin, Dr. Duke Redbird, Leonard Summer, Seventh Fire, War Party and Polaris Prize winners Tanya Tagaq and […]

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We’re an oral people’: Inuktitut radio program begins broadcasting in Ottawa – CBC

CKCU’s Uqallagvik is Canada’s southernmost Inuktitut radio show Jun 13, 2019 When Jessie Kangok was growing up in Igloolik, Nunavut, she remembers listening to the radio every day. At 12 o’clock, she recalls, the CBC’s Joanna Awa would come on the air with stories from across Canada, all told in her mother tongue: Inuktitut. But […]

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Northern Ontario artist designs Twitter emoji – Tbnewswatch.com

Janelle Wawia of Opwaaganisining First Nation designed a Twitter emoji to be used on the social media platform in celebration of Indigenous History Month. THUNDER BAY – An artist from Northern Ontario will have her work on display around the world for millions of people to see and share in celebration of Indigenous History Month. […]

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B.C.’s focus on foster care neglects need to support struggling families, experts say – Toronto Star

June 13, 2019 VANCOUVER—When it comes to child welfare, social work experts and parents in British Columbia say we’re investing in the wrong end of the system — pouring money into foster care instead of offering adequate support to vulnerable families, many of whom are Indigenous. “We’re willing to give strangers just about anything to […]

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A diverse and inclusive cohort of talent selected under the Talent to Watch Program

Regional, cultural and gender diverse, the selection of projects from the Talent to Watch Program is reaching new heights Toronto/Montréal, June 12, 2019 – Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund are pleased to announce the 2019 English- and French-language projects selected under the Talent to Watch Program with a total of 31 first feature films […]

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imagineNATIVE & Netflix Partner to Support Indigenous Artists

June 12, 2019 Announced last night at the Banff World Media Festival, imagineNATIVE has partnered with Netflix to present a slate of professional development opportunities for Indigenous directors, producers, and screenwriters across Canada. This game-changing partnership – presented through the imagineNATIVE Institute – will greatly enhance imagineNATIVE’s professional development and industry-related activities, ensuring the expansion […]

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Invitation for Public Submissions: Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act

The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Legislation invites Nunavut residents and organizations to provide formal written submissions on Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act. Bill 25 was introduced by the Minister of Education and received 2nd Reading in the Legislative Assembly on June 5, 2019. Electronic […]

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City of Ottawa: Celebrating and reflecting on Indigenous culture

June 12, 2019 June is National Indigenous History Month. It’s an opportunity for the City to celebrate Indigenous culture and reflect on its reconciliation efforts. In celebrating Indigenous culture and history, the City will also be holding its 9th annual Indigenous awareness day for staff mid-month. Entitled, Walking Together, the day-long session offers workshops on […]

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Radio Stations to Broadcast APTN Indigenous Day Live Throughout North America

Radio Stations to Broadcast APTN Indigenous Day Live Throughout North America June 11, 2019, Winnipeg, Man. – Indigenous radio stations will broadcast concerts from the 13th annual APTN Indigenous Day Live on June 22, 2019. Communities across Canada and the U.S. can join in the largest celebration of Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day in a […]

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2019 Sobey Art Award shortlist announced: $240,000 CAD in prize money and international residencies support excellence in Canadian contemporary art

June 12, 2019 The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada are delighted to announce the five finalists for the 2019 Sobey Art Award. As one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art prizes, the Sobey Art Award is presented annually to a Canadian visual artist age 40 and under. “The Sobey Art […]

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Goliath Gold Project – Public Comments Invited

June 12, 2019 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Goliath Gold Project, located 20 kilometres east of the city of Dryden, Ontario. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which includes the Agency’s conclusions […]

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Sask. First Nations prepared to call for blockade at proposed road site where artifacts discovered – CBC

Gravel road construction in western Sask. on hold until July 1, while project is reviewed Jun 12, 2019 A controversial road project west of Biggar, Sask., could face a First Nations blockade if construction is approved next month. Ancient Indigenous artifacts were recently discovered on the proposed route of the new gravel road. Construction was […]

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KRG – Celebrations of the 15th Anniversary of Nunavik Parks: The inauguration of a new exhibit room

Celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of Nunavik Parks were held last week on June 6 in Kangiqsualujjuaq where the new Parks Exhibit room at the Interpretation Centre was inaugurated. Visitors and dignitaries were taken on panoramic flight tours of the Kuururjuaq and Ulittaniujalik parks for breathtaking views of some of the most beautiful landscapes in […]

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Cree Indians from Canada perform traditional dances during Spirit of Duncarron festival 2019

Credits: Braemar Media A group of Cree Indians from Canada were invited to attend the opening of Duncarron Medieval village and hill form near Stiorling in Scotland for the ‘Spirits of Duncarron’ event in May 2019. The group performed a series of traditional dances to music, including ladies jingle and men’s fancy. The Cree (Nehiyawak) […]

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City of Toronto: The Indigenous Arts Festival announces 2019 program lineup

June 11, 2019 The Indigenous Arts Festival announces 2019 program lineup The 7th annual Indigenous Arts Festival has announced its 2019 program lineup. The festival, which will take place at Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd., from June 18 to 23, is a celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, dance, theatre, […]

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Niagara to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 – StCatharinesStandard.ca

Community event set to take place at Virgil Sports Park It will be the biggest event hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre in conjunction with the Fort Erie Friendship Centre, celebrating the heritage of Indigenous Peoples. In Canada, June 21 is known as National Indigenous Peoples Day, which acknowledges the cultures and contributions of […]

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Metis Nation: We will remember them, today, tomorrow, forever

Though their numbers have shrunk to a handful who are no longer able to make the long journey to the beaches of Normandy, Métis Nation veterans of the Second World War live on in the thoughts and memories of succeeding generations. The resolve of the Métis Nation to commemorate the remarkable achievements of the veterans […]

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Newmarket marks National Indigenous History Month with art, film, music – Newmarkettoday

Indigenous and First Nations culture can teach us how to walk in a way that leads to a good life, to live without conflict or contradiction, and in peace with each other and all beings on Mother Earth. In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, the Town of Newmarket will present an art exhibit titled […]

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‘Indigenous Language Week’ celebrated on Walpole Island – Sydenham Current

On Wednesday, June 5, the Walpole Island Community Centre hosted a banquet in honor of ‘Indigenous Language Week’. Guest speaker Na’ilima Gaison shared ‘The Hawaiian Language: A Revitalization story’ with those in attendance. Dinner was served by volunteers, to families of Bkejwanong. “I help to coordinate this language presentation to help to raise awareness, in […]

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Creatives call for more pop culture with Indigenous people as heroes: ‘We need Indigenous people in space’ – Welland Tribune

Indigenous directors, musicans and journalists are pushing out new narratives of First Nations’ experience, but find old stereotypes are all too common. Director Alexandra Lazarowich is making a movie about a successful New York City fashion designer returning home to rural Canada, her fiancé in tow. There’s a twist: the fashionista happens to be Cree […]

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Dance program unites First Nations teens from fly-in communities on Toronto stage – CBC Player

June 10, 2019 Teen dancers from fly-in First Nations communities with Outside Looking In (OLI), a non-profit dance program for Indigenous youth across Canada, got flown into Toronto to perform on-stage at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Serving mostly on-reserve kids between the ages of 12 and 18, OLI offers high-school-accredited dance classes […]

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Touchstones exhibit expands perception of Canadian aboriginal art – Nelson Star

Beyond Recognition: Aboriginal Abstractions runs June 7 to Aug. 11 Jun. 7, 2019 Touchstones Nelson brings Beyond Recognition: Aboriginal Abstractions to Nelson this summer, an exhibition that adds another chapter to the story of Indigenous art in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. The art showcased in Beyond Recognition was created by 11 artists […]

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PowWow Celebrates FNMI Students – St. Clair College

June 6, 2019 The rhythm of a drum circle rang through the St. Clair College Sportsplex Thursday during a community PowWow that drew more than 1,000 people to celebrate ¬the achievements and successes of Indigenous students. “We’re just promoting Indigenous awareness, providing students the opportunity, who might not have the opportunity to participate in a […]

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Son of Sask. D-Day solider remembers his father’s bravery, 75 years later – CTV News

June 6, 2019 Charles Bird was a member of the Regina Rifles, and landed on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. His son is proud to talk about his late father. “I’m extremely proud to know that my dad joined up,” Nelson Bird said. “As did his brothers, his dad, to serve Canada without hesitation. […]

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Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective part of Strata Festival in Saskatoon – Globalnews.ca

June 7 2019 The Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective, taking place Friday at Remai Modern, is part of the Strata Festival taking place in Saskatoon. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5365301/indigenous-peoples-artist-collective-part-of-strata-festival-in-saskatoon

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Métis Veterans Saluted as Part of D-Day Anniversary Celebrations

Today at Juno Beach in Normandy, France, members of the Metis National Council (MNC) and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) gathered with leaders from around the world to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. “This is a proud moment for the Métis Nation and Veterans,” said MNC President Clément Chartier. “I am heartened that we […]

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Dilico Pow Wow June 13, 2019

Gakina Maamawedaa (Everyone Together) 3rd Annual Pow Pow, Thursday June 13, … Poster NT5

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Aboriginal teachings empower men to put end to violence – Niagara This Week

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin is a program that draws on Aboriginal teachings and traditions to empower men to put an end to all forms of violence against Indigenous women. The name serves as a reminder that violence has never been part of Aboriginal culture. It is an Ojibway phrase that when translated into English means “I […]

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Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras on the Release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras on the Release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls June 3, 2019: Today, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report, Reclaiming Power and Place. The mandate of the […]

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Guelph’s sacred fire space to be used for Indigenous spiritual gatherings – Global News

June 5, 2019 The City of Guelph has announced the completion of a sacred fire space in Royal City Park. The space is meant for spiritual gatherings by local Indigenous groups for celebration, prayer, gratitude and personal healing, the city said in a post on its website. “We are honoured that members of the local […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day – paNOW

Jun 05, 2019 The Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre is hosting a National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 at Kinsmen Park. There will be lots of activities for all ages including a Free Barbeque supper. See the poster for details. Read More: https://panow.com/2019/06/05/national-indigenous-peoples-day/

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Unveiling of First Nations Art Honours Collaboration and Inclusion – Regional District of Nanaimo

Prior to last night’s Board meeting, the RDN celebrated in an unveiling ceremony of Snuneymuxw artist William Good’s spindle whorl Supernatural Eagle Bringing the Salmon to the People. The ceremony was opened by a blessing and song by Elder Lolly Good followed with speaking by Elder Geraldine Manson. Good’s daughter, Aunalee Boyd-Good, spoke to how […]

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Statistics Canada is a leader in providing real data on women issues in Canada – We are proud to support The Women Deliver 2019 conference

OTTAWA, June 5, 2019 – Power, progress and change are backed by facts. Statistics Canada continues to be the primary data source in many different areas that shed light on women issues. These facts support the development of future policies and perspectives. The following releases featured in StatCan’s recently launched Centre for Gender, Diversity and […]

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Artists selected for Main Street mural project – City of Guelph

Wilson Street to be revitalized with four murals Guelph, Ont., June 4, 2019 – The four finalists for the Main Street mural project have been chosen. Each artist or artist duo will enhance one of four sites starting this September: the side wall beside the Guelph Farmers’ Market, the wooden inlet on the side of […]

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Media invitation – Unveiling of the summer exhibitions at the MAC

MONTRÉAL, June 5, 2019 – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is pleased to invite the media to the press conference inaugurating the museum’s summer exhibitions: Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental, Nadia Myre, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Ragnar Kjartansson. As the start date of the MAC’s transformation project has been postponed, the MAC will […]

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