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Recordings of the Nunavut 10 Anniversary Celebration are now available online

LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy

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Nunavut 10th Anniversary Celebration

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Nunavut, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) held a one-day celebratory event to promote informed dialogue on the past, present and future of Nunavut. The afternoon sessions featured LAC collections of photography, maps and film, presented by LAC experts and by members of the Inuit community. An evening panel took place entitled “Nunavut at 10: What’s working, what’s not and what’s next.”

by NationTalk on April 2, 2009448 Views

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Meet the North 2009 – Request for Artists

Meet the North conference will take place in Edmonton, Alberta from May 11 – 1th, 2009 at the Mayfield Inn and Suites Hotel and Conference Centre.

by NationTalk on April 1, 2009496 Views

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The 5th Annual Cowichan International Festival of Film & Art

NEWS Release
March 28, 2009

April 16-19, 2009, Cowichan Theatre, Duncan BC
Cowichan Ticket Centre: 250-748-7529.

Join is for four fabulous evenings of film and entertainment at the 5th annual Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival. This year features an outstanding selection of internationally produced Indigenous films filled with wisdom, heritage and beauty that weave stories that bring hope, inspiration and speak to people of all cultures. Each evening features two film screenings.

by NationTalk on April 1, 2009949 Views

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Duck Lake Interpretive Centre gets a $375,000 Facelift

News Release – March 31, 2009

The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing $375,000 toward repairs to Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre – home of the first shots fired in the 1885 Northwest Resistance/Rebellion.

Exterior repairs include replacing all windows in the tower, roof repairs including new roofing, soffit and fascia, siding replacement and paint.

by NationTalk on April 1, 2009564 Views

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Selkirk First Nation Welcomed Minister Kenyon To Community Celebration

FOR RELEASE #09-081
March 30, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Chief and council of the Selkirk First Nation proudly welcomed Economic Development Minister Jim Kenyon to a community tour and celebration of the progress of the Journey to Self Reliance project on Friday, March 27.

by NationTalk on March 31, 2009552 Views

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Between Dreams and Reality: Nunavut Ten Years Later – Roundtable and Book Launch

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QUEBEC, March 31 – Between 2005 and 2008 the Centre interuniversitaire d’études et de recherches autochtones (CIERA, Université Laval) and Nunavut Arctic College published a five volume series entitled Life Stories of Northern Leaders/Inuit Voices in the Making of Nunavut, a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

by NationTalk on March 31, 2009926 Views

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Red Sky is still accepting dates for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons

Spring is just around the bend, and Red Sky is still accepting dates for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons.

The good news continues to pour in following the extraordinarily successful production of Tono, most recently performed as part of the Closing Ceremonies of the cultural programming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2008 Meet in Beijing Festival. Red Sky performed to over 15,000 people in Beijing and Inner Mongolia. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Embassy of Beijing for making this outstanding tour of 10 presentations in Beijing and Inner Mongolia possible.

by NationTalk on March 31, 2009621 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Okanagan International Children’s Festival

Penticton, British Columbia –(March 28, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Member of Parliament (Okanagan-Coquihalla), today announced funding that will help the Okanagan International Children’s Festival Society present its 7th annual Festival.

by NationTalk on March 30, 2009745 Views

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Emily Carr University’s Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition

Attn: Event Calendar Editors/Programmers

Emily Carr’s Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition opens this evening with live performances by Arlette Alcock and Haisla Collins, along with her band, Nastybrutishshort. The exhibit features works by current aboriginal students, and is curated by Jeneen Frei Njootli and Lauren Wood.

by NationTalk on March 28, 2009690 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of the Opening of the Spirit of Place: British Columbia Young Artists Exhibition

Rideau Hall, Wednesday, March 25, 2009

CHECK AGAINST DE LIVERY

A child’s drawing is an open door to his or her heart.

Today, 15 children are reaching out to us and saying, “Come in, come in, come and see where I live. Come and see how beautiful it is and how wonderful it is to live and grow in this place.”

by NationTalk on March 28, 2009516 Views

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Special Inuit evening at the National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa – March 23, 2009

The NGC screens The Necessities of Life, nominated for 8 Genie Awards

And discover Inuit oral traditions, culture and realities in the fascinating exhibition High-definition Inuit Storytelling

On Thursday, April 2, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) invites the public to a special evening starting at 5 p.m. that is organized as part of Genie Awards Week celebrations. This event will begin with a visit to the exhibition High-definition Inuit Storytelling, currently on view at the NGC. Then, the feature film, The Necessities of Life, directed by Benoit Pilon, will be screened in the Auditorium at 7:15 p.m. This movie is the Genie Awards’ front-runner with eight nominations.

by NationTalk on March 27, 2009787 Views

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Attention Artists and Performers – Be part of Yellowknife’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Free venue to perform: Artists tent will be set up between June 23 to June 30, 2009

Site: parking lot between City Hall and Sombe K’e park

by NationTalk on March 27, 2009723 Views

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Hot Docs Thanks Its Partners for their Ongoing Generous Support of the Art of Documentary

TORONTO, March 24, 2009 – Hot Docs would like to thank the many business, benefactors, and corporations for their extraordinary support and commitment to Hot Docs and documentary filmmaking.

by NationTalk on March 24, 2009825 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Community Cultural Feast

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March 23, 2009

The Honourable Tom Marshall, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, will be guest speaker at the Miawpukek First Nation of Conne River Community Cultural Feast to celebrate the completion of constitution development training.

by NationTalk on March 23, 2009563 Views

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Investing Today for Stability Tomorrow: The Government of Canada Delivers on Its Commitment to National Arts Training Program

BANFF, Alberta, March 18, 2009 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced additional funding for the National Arts Training Contribution Program. Through this funding, the Government is meeting a commitment made in Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009696 Views

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Aboriginal Curatorial Collective – Curator’s Camp October 22 – 24, 2009

The ACC’s 4th annual gathering will take place in the format of a curator’s camp – a 2 1/2 day fast-paced collaborative exchange that will incorporate workshops, mentoring, and curatorial practices /strategies with tours, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities for ACC members, the Ottawa arts community and artists, cultural workers, arts administrators and students engaged with promoting and supporting Aboriginal Arts and curatorial practice.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009835 Views

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Canada Boosting Aboriginal Tourism in British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia –(March 20, 2009) – British Columbians will benefit from federal government support for a tourism initiative aimed at strengthening economic opportunities for Aboriginal businesses.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009689 Views

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Ensuring the Preservation and Promotion of the Cree Language: The Government of Canada Supports Online Language Portal

Hobbema, Alberta –(March 19, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament (Wetaskiwin), today announced funding that will enable the Miyo Wahkohtowin Community Education Authority to continue to develop its Web-based interactive Cree language portal.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2009756 Views

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Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres [UMAYC] Funding Decisions for Fiscal Year 2009/2010

The Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC) Initiative is intended for Aboriginal youth between 15 and 24 who live in communities with populations over 1,000, regardless of status, culture or gender, and may include Aboriginal children and youth ages 10-14 years, or young Aboriginal adults ages 25-29 years. Where programs engage youth from 10-14 or 25-29 years, an explanation of why youth in this age group have been included will be required. Programs that are funded will have strong involvement and participation of Aboriginal youth at all stages, i.e., planning, development and delivery of the program.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20091673 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Snowking’s Winter Festival

YELLOWKNIFE, March 18, 2009 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister responsible for the North, today announced funding that will help the Snowking’s Winter Festival celebrate arts and music in a unique winter setting. The 14th annual Snowking’s Winter Festival is taking place from March 1 to 28, 2009.

by NationTalk on March 18, 2009651 Views

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Touring Artist Fund Sends Yukon Artists Across Canada

FOR RELEASE #09-065
March 16, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced the Touring Artist Fund is contributing $46,340 to enable seven projects featuring music, visual artists and dancers to tour Canada.

by NationTalk on March 16, 2009686 Views

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Arts Fund Supports Vibrant Community Projects

FOR RELEASE #09-062
March 13, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The Arts Fund is contributing $150,280 to 13 recipients with a mix of well-known and new projects announced Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor.

“It’s exciting to see Yukon’s abundant artistic talent continuing to develop in new directions, while building increasingly solid foundations,” Taylor said.

by NationTalk on March 16, 2009742 Views

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Province Funds $150K for FirstVoices Documentary

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March 13, 2009

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

BURNABY – The Province is investing $150,000 in Knowledge (formerly the Knowledge Network) documentary shorts that will showcase First Nations languages, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on March 16, 2009616 Views

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First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council are Now Accepting Applications

March 12, 2009

The Aboriginal Language Initiative (ALI)

Provides funding for community and regionally-based projects directed at maintaining, revitalizing and promoting First Nations languages. ALI funds are distributed to provincial and territorial delivery organizations.

by NationTalk on March 14, 2009619 Views

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Invitation to I AM… Gallery Opening

Friday, March 13
7:30pm
A-Frame Gallery, Sioux Lookout

I Am … is a portrait series that seeks to celebrate Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 3 and 9.

“Despite our obvious social and political hardships, we’re comprised of many beautiful and diverse nations. Within those nations are many vibrant souls – all carrying their own strengths, values and beliefs. People we look up to. People we admire. People we honour. Whether it’s your brother, your aunt, your friend or your neighbour, we all look to someone who inspires us to be better human beings.”

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009616 Views

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UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger is intended to raise awareness about language endangerment and the need to safeguard the world’s linguistic diversity among policy-makers, speaker communities and the general public, and to be a tool to monitor the status of endangered languages and the trends in linguistic diversity at the global level.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009655 Views

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En’owkin Centre invites you to witness and participate in 8,000 Sacred Drums Ceremony – Okanagan

‘KSEP’XITM’ – “We Will Drum For Him
Saturday March 21, 2009
2:00 – 4:00 pm

‘citxws senklip’ (Coyote’s House)
4200 Skaha Lake Road, Along Highway 97 (Wrights Campground)

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009544 Views

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MOA Renewal Project

We’re back!

On Sunday, March 8, we re-open our doors to the public after a six-month closure for expansion and renovation. At this time, our new wing (the “Centre for Cultural Research,” containing staff offices and laboratories, the Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives,) will be largely operational, and we’ll have nearly completed our renovations, including a $3.5 million upgrade to the building envelope and environmental systems. HOWEVER, the Multiversity Galleries (formerly Visible Storage) and MOA’s major temporary exhibition gallery will still be under construction until the Project as a whole is complete. MOA’s grand re-launch of ALL of our new spaces is being planned for January 23, 2010, to coincide with the Cultural Olympiad.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009794 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Festival Manipogo

SAINT-LAURENT, Manitoba, March 6, 2009 -On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake), is pleased to announce funding for the Festival Manipogo, which will help the Comité culturel de Saint-Laurent present the 2009 Festival Manipogo on March 6 and 7 to celebrate the community’s French Métis heritage and traditions.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009636 Views

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Michael J. Audain appointed Chairman of the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees

Ottawa (Ontario) – March 9, 2009

The NGC will also benefit from the expertise of new board members Allan Benoit and Liza Maheu

The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) warmly welcomes the appointment of Michael J. Audain to chair its board of directors, as announced earlier today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. He also announced the appointment of two new board members – Allan Benoit and Liza Maheu – and the renewal of Mr. Paul R. Baay’s term as an NGC board member for a further four years.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009805 Views

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Want at taste of some of the art coming to the 2009 EXPRESSIONS Aboriginal Art Auction?

CLICK HERE!

REMEMBER, Space is limited, so get your tickets TODAY!

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009431 Views

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Appointments to the National Gallery of Canada Board of Trustees

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 9, 2009) – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Michael J. Audain as Chair of the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees, and Allan Benoit and Liza Maheu as members of the Board of Trustees.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009783 Views

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Call-Out: All Roads Film Festival 2009 Celebrating Indigenous and Underrepresented Cultures

Film Festival seeks works celebrating indigenous and underrepresented cultures National Geographic is inviting filmmakers from around the world to submit entries for its All Roads Film Festival 2009, a unique cultural multimedia event that celebrates indigenous and underrepresented cultures. The deadline for submissions is March 15.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009587 Views

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imagineNATIVE Tours Northern Ontario Aboriginal Communities

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March 3, 2009

March 9 – 16
~ Work made for/by youth and the closing night selection from the 2008 Festival ~

An imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Initiative
www.imagineNATIVE.org

Toronto, Ontario. This March the tour will continue its travels to four communities to present a selection of short films made for/by youth to local schools, followed by a free evening screening of Older Than America (www.olderthanamerica.com) starring Adam Beach, preceded by the short film Palace starring Lorne Cardinal. Youth Screenings (Gr. 8 – University), Feature Presentation (PG13)

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009814 Views

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CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program

CBS Entertainment is now accepting applications for year seven of the CBS Diversity Institute’s Writers Mentoring Program for the 2009-2010 Season.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009504 Views

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New Exhibition Reflecting the Uniqueness of the Inuit Experience of Residential Schools Launched at Library and Archives Canada

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 4, 2009) – Library and Archives Canada, in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, held the official opening of the exhibition entitled “We were so far away…”: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools today at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009552 Views

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NAMA 11 Submission Deadline March 31st

30 DAY GRACE PERIOD IN EFFECT

The deadline for nomination submission entries for the 11th Annual Native American Music Awards is March 31, 2009. All entries must be postmarked by that date.

Submissions must be made by active Advisory Board members. Nomination submission forms with eligibility information are available on the home page of the Awards’ website, www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com or by following this link for the NAMA 11 Submission Form

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009623 Views

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Call For Submissions / Klondike Institute of Art & Culture – Dawson City, YT

Call For Submissions / Klondike Institute of Art & Culture / Odd Gallery & Artist In Residency Program / Dawson City, YT / Deadline Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009696 Views

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Kelowna Art Gallery, En’owkin Centre, Ullus Collective present Reel Rootz Indigenous Media Arts Exhibition 2009

In partnership with Indigenous Independant Digital Filmmaking Program, Capilano University.

Opening Reception and Feature Film Screening of NARAMATA: CITXWS PEQLQIN
Directed by Victoria Baptiste
Featuring Richard Armstrong

This film is a journey between a Syilx father (Armstrong) and his daughter (Baptiste) as he takes her on an interpretive tour of the Naramata bench. This film enables the viewer to join Victoria as she learns the intergenerational history of the the place known to her ancestor’s as CITXWS PEQLQIN (Eagle’s House).

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009666 Views

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Indigenous film festival in the Okanagan!

FEBRUARY 26, 2009

For Immediate Release: KELOWNA, BC. The general public is invited to the opening of the REEL ROOTz 2009 Media Arts Exhibition to be held Friday March 06th, 2009, 7.00 PM at the Kelowna Art Gallery – 1315 Water Street .

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009832 Views

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23rd Annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival Celebrates West Coast Vancouver Island Grey Whale Migration and Coastal Life

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Tofino, Ucluelet Coastal Communities Host 9-Day Event March 14-22, 2009

Tofino, BC –(March 2, 2009) – The Pacific Rim Whale Festival Society today unveiled the more than seventy-five events — many of them free — planned for the 23rd Annual Whale Festival being held on the west coast of Vancouver Island from March 14-22, 2009.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009855 Views

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2009 Canada Summer Games National Artists Program

Sport North and the NWT Arts Council are seeking young artists that are interested in participating at the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island as Team NWT cultural delegates. The National Artist Program brings together young artists from each province/territory, with professional artists from each discipline to collaborate in a two-week creative mentorship (August 15 – 29, 2009).

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009720 Views

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Public Service Announcement – BC First Nations’ Art Award

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VANCOUVER, Feb. 25 – BC First Nations artists are invited to enter a submission or nomination for the 3rd annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009698 Views

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Province Awards $6.2 Million for Arts and Culture

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Feb. 25, 2009

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

VICTORIA – The Province has awarded more than 260 grants totalling more than $6 million to artists and cultural organizations in British Columbia through the most recent round of BC Arts Council funding, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009646 Views

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2nd Annual Aboriginal Festival

Come join the fun!

Please join us for an evening of cultural entertainment, goodies, vendors and draws.

MARCH 14, 2008
Gypsy Theatre
465 Central Ave., Fort Erie
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009670 Views

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Celebrating the North Photo Competition 2008

At the end of 2008, we ran a photo contest entitled “Celebrating the North” which was open to all employees of NorTerra Inc. and its group of companies. The aim of the contest was to generate fresh new photographs depicting any aspect of Northern life and who better to ask than the people who are currently contributing to and enhancing the economy and communities of Canada’s North.
We received an amazing response! The winner of each of the six categories received $500.

Click here to view our competition winners.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009538 Views

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Keyano Celebrates Aboriginal Awareness Day with Community Elders

February 19, 2009

It turned out to be a day filled with respect and admiration as Keyano College celebrated Aboriginal Awareness Day today in the Recital Theatre.

The annual event is held in honour of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. The theme this year was Honouring our Elders. Jim Foote, Keyano College President welcomed the guests and thanked the elders for being there for Keyano students.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009721 Views

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Library Announces Expansion of Program Increasing Access to Arts and Culture

Library Announces Expansion of Program Increasing Access to Arts and Culture
Passes to cultural venues available free at all 99 Toronto Public Library branches

Toronto (Thursday, February 19, 2009) – Mayor David Miller and City Librarian Jane Pyper announced today the expansion of Toronto Public Library’s Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program. The program, which began as a limited pilot funded by Sun Life Financial in July of 2007, is now offering free passes to some of the city’s greatest arts and cultural institutions at all 99 library branches.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2009791 Views

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Heritage Celebrations With Lots of Bark – And We Have Snow!!!!

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CANNINGTON, ON, Feb. 19 – With the 5th annual Cannington Dog Sled Races & Winter Festival rapidly approaching, excitement has risen considerably with the announcement of Heritage Canada’s support of the event. Their involvement has assisted in the transformation of a large area in MacLeod Park into the Heritage Village, a unique native encampment alive with culture and traditions of the Métis and First Nations peoples of Canada. Some performance highlights of the Heritage Village include:

by NationTalk on February 20, 2009765 Views

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$15.1 Million for Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Feb. 19, 2009

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

VICTORIA – The provincial government is providing an additional $15.1 million for arts, culture and heritage through supplementary estimates, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009634 Views

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