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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival e-bulletin

8/7/2008

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ImagineNATIVE is currently seeking submissions for a Documentary & Drama Pitch: Exclusive Professional Training & Pitch Sessions. Do you have a great idea for a short (23 min or less) documentary or short drama? If so, enter our competition, more details of information is found in Call for Submissions section or the News section of our website at www.imagineNATIVE.org.

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Media advisory – The First Nations of Quebec remember: 10,000 years of existence / 400 years of colonialism/

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 6 – Next August 9, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) will be celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People by organizing various activities to commemorate the major historical events that marked the history of the Aboriginal Peoples over the last four hundred years in Quebec.

by NationTalk on August 8, 2008726 Views

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From The Slap Shot that Preserved Canada’s Hockey Domination to the Determination of a Man on a Mission to Cure Cancer…

The 10 Photos That Changed Canada

(Ottawa, Ontario – August 7, 2008) – Did Paul Henderson’s last-minute goal in the final game of the legendary 1972 Summit Series in Moscow provide salvation for a hockey-obsessed nation? Did the final iron spike in the railway linking east with west serve as a snapshot of national unity? And how did the famous standoff at Oka alter our cultural focus?

by NationTalk on August 7, 2008781 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports the Atlantic Dance Festival

Moncton, New Brunswick –(Aug. 7, 2008) – Residents and visitors to Moncton will be able to discover various dance styles at the Atlantic Dance Festival, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Rob Moore, Member of Parliament (Fundy Royal), on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for Productions DansEncorps.

by NationTalk on August 7, 2008740 Views

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Anishnawbe Keeshigun

Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Fort William Historic Park present the second annual Anishnawbe Keeshigun celebration of First Nation history and tradition at Fort William Historic Park August 15-17 featuring Northwestern Ontario’s largest Competitive Pow Wow and Drumming Competition.

by NationTalk on August 6, 20081810 Views

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Media advisory – The First Nations of Quebec remember: 10,000 years of existence / 400 years of colonialism

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 6 – Next August 9, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) will be celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People by organizing various activities to commemorate the major historical events that marked the history of the Aboriginal Peoples over the last four hundred years in Quebec.

by NationTalk on August 6, 2008715 Views

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Canada Pavilion coming to the Saskatoon Exhibition

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, August 5, 2008 − The Canada Pavilion will be featured at the Saskatoon Exhibition, from August 5 to 10, 2008.

“Our Government is pleased to present the Canada Pavilion for the second time at the Saskatoon Exhibition,” said the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and Secretary of State (Agriculture). “The Pavilion will provide an opportunity for Canadians and other guests visiting the exhibition to learn more about our great country and about our government’s priorities.”

by NationTalk on August 6, 2008844 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth

CALGARY, ALBERTA –(Aug. 5, 2008) – Aboriginal young people in Albertan cities will have a way to share positive stories and messages, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, has announced funding for the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth.

by NationTalk on August 6, 2008705 Views

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Government Announces Provincial Support For York Boat Days Celebration

August 5, 2008

Norway House Cree Nation’s annual Treaty and York Boat Days celebration has once again received $10,000 in provincial support, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson announced today.

by NationTalk on August 5, 20081196 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Colony of British Columbia

OTTAWA, August 1, 2008 – British Columbia residents and visitors from across Canada will be able to participate in the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the colony of British Columbia, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced financial assistance for the BC150 Secretariat.

by NationTalk on August 2, 2008896 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Saint-Laurent Métis Heritage Festival

SAINT-LAURENT, Manitoba, July 30, 2008 – Residents and visitors to Saint-Laurent will have an opportunity to learn more about Métis traditions and heritage, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the Saint-Laurent and District Métis Association.

by NationTalk on July 30, 2008626 Views

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What’s Happening in Aboriginal Arts at The Banff Centre

Recent Aboriginal Arts Events and Programming

In June 2008, Sandra Laronde, director of Aboriginal Arts, was a panelist at the Luminato festival’s Illuminations series event called Aboriginal Encounters. Moderated by Paul Seesequasis, the panel also featured Aboriginal writers Tomson Highway, Joseph Boyden and Kevin Loring.

by NationTalk on July 30, 20081086 Views

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Metis Filmmaker Shane Belcourt makes Feature Film Debut with Tkaronto

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*Interviews Available with Director and all Cast Members*

(Toronto – July 22, 2008) KinoSmith is pleased to announce the release of writer-director Shane Belcourt’s feature length film, TKARONTO. This stunning and poignant debut feature film will be opening in Ottawa on Aug 8th and in Toronto on August 15th, as a co-presentation with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

by NationTalk on July 29, 20081687 Views

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Connections and Creativity : A vision for the arts and the people of Ontario

July 29, 2008

Connections and Creativity : A vision for the arts and the people of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council’s new strategic plan for the next five years is available online.

The plan will provide a framework to guide our priorities in the coming years. Printed copies will be mailed out by the end of August.

by NationTalk on July 29, 2008612 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports the Sioux Mountain Festival

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ontario, July 28, 2008 – Residents and visitors to Sioux Lookout will have an opportunity to enjoy heritage music and performances thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee.

by NationTalk on July 28, 2008676 Views

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Paddle to Quw’utsun 2008 Tribal Journeys Canoe Voyage

Upcoming Dates: Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1, 2008

First launched in 1989 as a celebration of Indigenous peoples’ highly sophisticated relationship with the ocean, Tribal Journeys is one of the most prominent cultural events associated with the North American Indigenous Games.

The largest-ever Tribal Journeys Canoe Voyage is set to mark the beginning of the 2008 North American Indigenous Games. The Cowichan Nation will host over 100 canoes, some of them coming from as far away as Northern Alaska, Washington and Oregon, as well as many BC Coastal Nations. Some of the canoes will have been on the water for 2 weeks prior to July 28th, which is Landing Day

by NationTalk on July 28, 20082870 Views

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Deadline for all Advisory Membership Ballots Due July 31, 2008

General Public Voting to Commence Upon Announcement of Nominees

The Deadline for Advisory Membership voting where members must select five nominees in each voting category is July 31, 2008. All print ballots must be postmarked & received by that date.

by NationTalk on July 28, 2008528 Views

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Petite Ville Heritage Plaque Unveiled

News Release – July 26, 2008

A plaque recognizing The Petite Ville Métis Archaeological Site near Batoche Saskatchewan as a Provincial Heritage Property was unveiled today by the Government of Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on July 27, 2008647 Views

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Milwaukee’s Indian Summer Festival to be Held Sept. 5-7

July 25, 2008

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MILWAUKEE—Indian Summer Festival celebrates this year’s theme, “Honoring Our Northern Relations” on Sept. 5-7 at Milwaukee’s lakefront Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds). Indian Summer Festival is North America’s largest American Indian festival.

by NationTalk on July 27, 20083763 Views

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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – July 28 to August 3, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, July 23, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

On the Edge
by Elizabeth Pickard and Jennifer Boyes-Manseau
Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 31
4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery D
Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, brings to life the struggles and hopes of three women – one English, one French and one Spanish – who came to live in North America 400 years ago. In partnership with the Gallery Theatre Program of the Missouri Historical Museum. In conjunction with Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings.

by NationTalk on July 26, 2008729 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Yorkton Métis Youth Urban Cultural Centre Program

YORKTON, Saskatchewan, July 25, 2008 – Métis and Aboriginal young people in Yorkton will have access to enhanced cultural and social programming in a safe and positive environment, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Garry Breitkreuz, Member of Parliament (Yorkton-Melville), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the Métis Nation Regional Council ERIIA.

by NationTalk on July 25, 2008723 Views

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Gimme Some Truth: The Winnipeg Documentary Project

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November 6-9, 2008 – Winnipeg, Canada
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GIMME SOME TRUTH: THE WINNIPEG DOCUMENTARY PROJECT is an intensive four-day conference scheduled for November 6-9, 2008 at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque that will inspire discussion on a variety of topics – technical, ethical and cultural – related specifically to the production of documentary film.

by NationTalk on July 25, 20081461 Views

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Merritt Event Shares In BC150 Celebration Grants

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July 23, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

MERRITT – The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council will receive a $7,500 BC150 Celebration Grant for a multicultural celebration in Merritt, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on July 24, 2008679 Views

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Quesnel Event Shares In BC150 Celebration Grants

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2008TCA0085-001150
July 23, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

QUESNEL – The North Cariboo Metis Association will receive a $7,000 BC150 Celebration Grant for a Metis Cultural Gathering, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on July 24, 2008611 Views

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Province Announces Support for Powwows Around Manitoba

July 24, 2008

Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson today announced $72,850 in support of this year’s powwow celebrations being held around the province.

“These gatherings provide an important time for communities to celebrate their heritage and traditional values,” said Robinson. “Our youth also use this time to learn from our elders who pass on valuable teachings for the next generation.”

by NationTalk on July 24, 2008800 Views

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Downtown Murals Grant Recipients Announced

July 23, 2008 – The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the recipients of the
Fort William Downtown Mural Grants Program. After careful consideration, the Mural Grants Review Committee has selected five recipients to receive a mural grant. This pilot program was launched to “tell our stories” through public art and display community pride and is part of the on-going efforts to revitalize the Fort William downtown neighbourhood.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2008681 Views

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2008 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival > Free Entries Deadline Passed

LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL AUG. 31, 2008

Although the deadline for free entries has now passed, the 7th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) is still accepting late submissions (which are now subject to a $20 late fee) until August 31. Submit your work today to one of North America’s longest-running indigenous film and video festivals, happening this November 19-23, 2008.

With 6 categories in competition, WAFF also pays screening fees to artists. For the complete rules and entry form, visit our Call for Entries page, or email info@aboriginalfilmfest.org.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2008708 Views

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Rebecca Belmore recreates seminal 1991 work developed at The Banff Centre

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July 18, 2008

Saturday, July 26 · 12:30 p.m. · Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre
Presented as part of the 2008 Banff Summer Arts Festival

Artist Rebecca Belmore will reactivate her work, Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother, this Saturday, July 26, for the Walter Phillips Gallery’s recently opened exhibition, Bureau de change. The internationally acclaimed landmark performance will speak to current aboriginal issues, and is presented as part of The Banff Centre’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2008666 Views

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Protect, Promote Endangered Languages, Secretary-general Urges in Message for International Day of World’s Indigenous People

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, to be observed on 9 August:

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 9 August the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. There were many reasons for this decision, but the fundamental motivation was the Assembly’s recognition of the need to place the United Nations clearly and strongly behind the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, in order to put an end to their marginalization, their extreme poverty, the expropriation of their traditional lands and the other grave human rights abuses they have faced and continue to encounter. Indeed, the suffering of indigenous peoples includes some of the darkest episodes in human history.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2008700 Views

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Manitoba Lotteries Corporation returns as Presenting Sponsor; Voting begins for Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards; New logo brings new look to Festival

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July 8, 2008

MANITO AHBEE: A FESTIVAL FOR ALL NATIONS
October 31 to November 9, 2008

Winnipeg MB — Manito Ahbee and Manitoba Lotteries Corporation (MLC) officially announced their continued partnership today at a media conference.

by NationTalk on July 22, 20081644 Views

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Hain Celestial Canada Media Advisory: It’s All Fun and Games Until an Olympic Figure Skater Gets Stuck on Yonge Street!

– Hain Celestial Canada celebrates its new status as Official Supplier of The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with innovative public street performances –

Toronto, Ontario–(July 21, 2008) – The Hain Celestial Canada team takes to Toronto streets, as eight performer ‘athletes’ create a spectacular travelling pantomime, mirroring some of the most popular Summer and Winter Olympic sports. Set to the stirring pulses of Aboriginal drumming, the performance marks Hain Celestial Canada’s new status as an Official Supplier of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

by NationTalk on July 21, 2008990 Views

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1.5M to Develop Artistic Works as Cultural Legacies for British Columbia

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Vancouver, B.C. (July 17, 2008): From Japanese killer hornets’ juice to dancing Zambonis, and from urban aerial dance to farm theatre performed on horse-drawn wagons, Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD) is pleased to invest in 16 diverse creative works for a total of $1.5 million.

by NationTalk on July 21, 2008718 Views

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Environment Minister John Baird invites Canadians to celebrate Canada’s Parks Day

OTTAWA, Ontario, July 18, 2008–Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird is inviting Canadians to visit a national park, national historic site, or national marine conservation area this summer and to celebrate Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 19.

by NationTalk on July 20, 2008638 Views

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Leacock Summer Festival 2008

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ORILLIA, ON, July 17 – The Leacock Summer Festival, Ontario’s largest literary get-together, the Leacock Museum’s annual salute to writers and reading opens in Orillia next Tuesday with over thirty writers and presenters appearing at the six day event.

“We’re ecstatic about this year’s lineup,” said the Leacock Museum’s Fred Addis, “It’s a terrific combination of old friends returning and some very popular authors we’ve been trying to lure north for many years.”

by NationTalk on July 17, 2008935 Views

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Paspiwin Cultural Heritage Site opens in Prince Albert National Park

PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK, July 16, 2008–Mr. Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River, today opened the Paspiwin Cultural Heritage Site in Prince Albert National Park of Canada. Mr. Clarke participated in the ceremony on behalf of Canada’s Environment Minister, John Baird.

by NationTalk on July 17, 2008844 Views

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Province Invests $1.4 Million to Strengthen Communities

July 16, 2008

Wild Rose Foundation helps volunteer organizations provide valuable services

Edmonton… Non-profit organizations that provide safe and supportive camp environments for at-risk youth, enhance communication opportunities for the hard-of-hearing, and offer services for seniors, are among the 33 recipients of $1.4 million in provincial grants.

by NationTalk on July 16, 2008625 Views

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Halifax, Nova Scotia Welcomes Summer With a Full Schedule of Festivals and Events

Destination Halifax guides tourists to fun filled Halifax festivals for the entire family this summer

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–(July 15, 2008) – From street theatre to music festivals, from folk artists to filmmakers, Halifax, Atlantic Canada’s entertainment capital, has something for everyone this summer.

by NationTalk on July 15, 2008764 Views

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Yukon Government Helps Support New Centre In Old Crow

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July 15, 2008

OLD CROW – Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor congratulates and offers ongoing support to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow as they officially open the doors today at the John Tizya Centre.

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs 20th Anniversary Celebration

1988-2008 … and beyond!

Join the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs as we celebrate our 20th anniversary at our Annual General Assembly August 12-14, 2008 at Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, home of South Beach Casino. The election for Grand Chief will also be held at this Assembly. First Nations from across the province will gather for the AGA and a traditional Pow Wow. 500-600 people will be joining us at this exciting event!

by NationTalk on July 15, 2008737 Views

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Annual Eagle Staff Gathering

The Seventh Annual Eagle Staff Gathering will be held on the weekend of Oct. 11 and 12, hosted by Pokagon Potawatomi Nation, in Dowagiac Mich. Co-host for the gathering is the Sault College Native Education Department.

by NationTalk on July 15, 20086405 Views

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Terasen Gas sponsors Tribal Journeys Canoe Voyage across Pacific Northwest

SURREY, BC, July 14 – Terasen Gas has announced its partnership with Cowichan Tribes to sponsor Tribal Journeys 2008, a celebration of Pacific Northwest First Nations and Metis culture, July 18 to August 2.

by NationTalk on July 14, 20081009 Views

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MNBC Hosts Successful Lower Mainland Métis Cultural Festival

MNBC leadership and staff together with the Lower Mainland Regional Governance Council hosted the second Lower Mainland Métis Cultural Festival this past weekend in Surrey, BC. The weather was beautiful with approximately 455 people who attended the two day cultural Festival. A number of musicians, dancers, and artists participated and provided attendee’s great entertainment. The Festival included traditional foods such as buffalo meat and bannock, several children’s events, Red River Cart rides, and many other cultural activities. The Festival concluded Sunday, July 13th @ 2:30 PM and total attendance resulted in increased attendance from the inaugural year in 2007. MNBC will immediately begin preparations for the 3rd Lower Mainland Métis Cultural Festival set for 2009.

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by NationTalk on July 14, 2008755 Views

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Inuit Reject Call For European Union-Wide Seal Ban Urging Canada to Step Up Actions

Monday July 14, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario – Inuit are calling on the government of Canada to step up its actions against the European Union to avoid an EU-wide ban on the import of Canadian Seal products.

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008670 Views

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Pandemic Influenza – Information and Awareness during Health Fair and Treaty Days

Last updated: July 12, 2008

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is participating during Health Fair and Treaty Days within each community.

Peguis First Nation is hosting their Health Fair and Treaty Day on July 14, 2008. SCO will set up a booth, which shall provide important resource information and material regarding Pandemic Influenza for all of our constituents.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008633 Views

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Take it to the Streets on BC Day

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Celebrate Our Province With Granville Island’s Art on the Street Festival!

Granville Island is “taking it to the streets” with its first ever “Art on the Street Festival.” What better way to celebrate 150 years of British Columbia heritage than to have a festival in one of BC’s most vibrant and creative communities?

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008789 Views

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Provincial Arts Grants Expanded through Cultural Policy

July 11, 2008

Edmonton… The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has expanded a number of its grant programs and added a new Aboriginal program using the additional funding received through Alberta’s cultural policy – The Spirit of Alberta. The following grant programs are helping to achieve the policy’s goals and strategies:

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008693 Views

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Errington Event Shares in BC150 Celebration Grants

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For Immediate Release
2008TCA0072-001065
July 10, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

ERRINGTON – The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association will receive a $7,500 BC150 Celebration Grant for an artifact display that will show how views of wildlife have evolved over the past 150 years, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008616 Views

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Honouring Our Past and Present, Focusing on a Bright Future

July 30, 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation making the Adhesion to Treaty 5. That event signified the coming together of our People as a First Nation and the establishment of our reserve – IR 170, which consisted of about 4,600 acres of land in and around Nelson House, Manitoba.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008560 Views

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump turns 21 on July 20

July 11, 2008

Fort Macleod… Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump on Sunday, July 20 for a full day of activities to honor the interpretive centre’s 21st birthday. Admission to the site is free to honour this special day.

Visitors can celebrate and enjoy music and dances that represent the region’s cultural diversity. The day will start with a traditional opening prayer and birthday announcement at 10 a.m. and includes the following events:

by NationTalk on July 11, 2008926 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta Youth and Elders Conference

July 7, 2008

The Region 3 Métis Nation of Alberta will be hosting the Youth and Elders Conference on August 7th through to the 10th of 2008, at The Capri Hotel in Red Deer. (3310-50th Ave)

Region 3 will cover all conference costs, registration, rooms and meals for youth and elders wishing to attend this event that are accepted registrants only.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20081084 Views

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