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Oral storytellers are taking their stories to the Talking Stick Festival 2009

On February 13th 2009 Enowkin Students who are predicating in Napat 3A will be presenting their oral stories at the 8th annual Talking Stick Festival. The talking stick festival will run from February 9th -15th, 2009. It is a celebration of traditional contemporary Aboriginal performance art.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2009668 Views

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Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival

7th Annual ~ February 17 to 21, 2009

Celebrates Youth, Elders, New Work & Partnerships

www.weeneebeg.ca

For immediate release…February 5, 2009

Moose Factory, Ontario…The 7th annual Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival and the official presenting sponsor CTV, proudly celebrates a diverse program and partnerships. A total of 35 films will be screened in a multitude of venues within Moose Factory and Moosonee Ontario. Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival takes place during the week of February 17 to 21, 2009.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20091124 Views

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Yukon Historic Resources Fund Supports Eight Projects

FOR RELEASE #09-014
February 4, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon government, through the Yukon Historic Resources Fund, is contributing $30,350 to eight projects that further the preservation, interpretation and appreciation of Yukon’s historic resources, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2009680 Views

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Yukon Artists, Performers Participating In Winterlude 2009

FOR RELEASE #09-013
February 4, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Thanks to coordinated efforts between the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the Government of Yukon, for the second year in a row a select group of Yukon performers and artists will participate in Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, in Canada’s Capital Region.

by NationTalk on February 4, 2009735 Views

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February Is Aboriginal Storytelling Month

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Story Telling Month (poster) is starting February 5, 2009.

Activities include storytelling, author readings, drumming, traditional games and song & dance.

To book a workshop please contact: Donna Ahenakew
Phone: + (306) 244 1146 or email: donna.ahenakew@sicc.sk.ca

by NationTalk on February 4, 2009833 Views

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MNBC National Michif Conference

National Michif Language Conference
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
March 28 and 29, 2009

Métis Nation British Columbia is pleased to host the 2009 National Michif Language Conference in Harrison Hot Springs, March 28 and 29, 2009. The conference will be held at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. We are expecting delegates to arrive on Thursday, March 26 and to depart on Sunday, March 29. The conference is an opportunity for Michif speakers to share their language and their stories and build on ideas and strategies for revitalization of the Michif language.

by NationTalk on January 30, 2009988 Views

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Cultural Olympiad 2009’s Seven-week Celebration of the Arts Kicks Off this Weekend!

Jan 29, 2009

Massive cultural program part of one-year countdown festivities to the 2010 Winter Games

Vancouver, BC — Some of the world’s best will be in Vancouver to play, dance, sing and create as part of the sprawling artistic showcase known as Cultural Olympiad 2009, presented by Bell. It all starts this Sunday with a magical sea of lights and lanterns ushering in the Lunar New Year, and a music-fuelled trip through the zodiac following the Chinese New Year Parade.

by NationTalk on January 30, 2009845 Views

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Cultural Olympiad Showcases B.C. Artists’ Excellence

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Jan. 29, 2009

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

VICTORIA – The 2009 instalment of the Cultural Olympiad, set to launch Feb. 1, will showcase the excellence of British Columbia’s artistic scene and build excitement for the cultural components of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Bill Bennett said today.

by NationTalk on January 29, 2009715 Views

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Nunavut 10th Anniversary Celebration: An Event for the Public at 395 Wellington Street

Ottawa, Ontario –(Jan. 29, 2009) – To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nunavut, Library and Archives Canada Forum on Canadian Democracy, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, is hosting a one-day celebratory event to promote informed reflection and dialogue on the past, present and future of Nunavut.

by NationTalk on January 29, 2009817 Views

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Seeking Nominations for Exceptional Aboriginal Tourism Businesses

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VANCOUVER, BC (January 28, 2009) – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) is seeking nominations for exceptional Aboriginal tourism businesses for the 6th Annual Aboriginal Tourism BC Awards. The awards recognize innovation, excellence and leadership in B.C.’s growing Aboriginal tourism sector.

by NationTalk on January 29, 2009626 Views

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Northern Performer Festival 2009

Northern Performer Festival 2009
Community Announcement
January 29-31, 2009

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre presents the 2nd Annual “Northern Performer Festival” celebrating northern performing artists from across the NWT.

by NationTalk on January 28, 2009606 Views

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Oral storytellers are taking their stories to the Talking Stick Festival 2009.

On February 13th 2009 Enowkin Students who are predicating in Napat 3A will be presenting their oral stories at the 8th annual Talking Stick Festival. The talking stick festival will run from February 9th -15th, 2009. It is a celebration of traditional contemporary Aboriginal performance art.

by NationTalk on January 27, 2009646 Views

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MNBC Ministry of Natural Resources Announces BC Metis Timeline of Historical Events

The history of the Métis of British Columbia, from 1793 forward, is being made available through a new tool created by the MNBC Ministry of Natural Resources. The Métis in BC Timeline is a new website that summarizes documented information on Métis people, Métis activities and important events in the Province of BC.

by NationTalk on January 27, 2009887 Views

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Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival February 2009

Launches 2009 Festival
www.weeneebeg.ca

Moose Factory, Ontario·.The Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival proudly announces its 7th annual festival scheduled during February 17 to 21, 2009. The festival officially kicks off with an Opening Night Welcome Reception for invited filmmakers, special guests and community members at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 17th.

by NationTalk on January 26, 20091002 Views

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The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival’s 2009 Call for Entries is now official!

There are two deadlines in effect. The first, the early-bird deadline, carries no entry fee. Those who miss this early deadline face a $25 late submission fee. The second or final deadline is the absolutely last day we will accept any entries, including late submissions:

by NationTalk on January 26, 2009496 Views

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Canada Council Aboriginal Peoples Music Program

Upcoming Deadline – Aboriginal Peoples Music Program

Please note that the next deadline of the Aboriginal Peoples Music Program is March 1, 2009.~ This program supports activities that develop professional skills of Aboriginal musicians and groups, strengthen organizations that assist Aboriginal musicians and supports activities that restore, preserve and invigorate Aboriginal music in our communities.~ This program is open to all forms of music.

by NationTalk on January 26, 2009689 Views

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Investment in Blackfoot Crossing to Attract More Visitors and Business Opportunities

January 24, 2009
Siksika, Alberta

Ted Menzies, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced today a $230,000 investment towards the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park to support the further development of the Park’s national and international tourism marketing program.

by NationTalk on January 26, 2009716 Views

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The Sacred Circle Project

Press Release – January 23, 2009: Alberta Health Services (Edmonton Area) and the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA) have signed a letter of agreement to create the Sacred Circle project. The project will create a set of culturally-relevant and age-specific type 2 diabetes resources for Alberta’s Aboriginal children ages 8-12 years old. Project resources will be produced collaboratively between the Aboriginal Urban Diabetes Initiative (AUDI) of the ANFCA and the Holistic Interactive Program (HIP) to be Healthy project, including the Ways of Life for Families (WOLF) program, of the Aboriginal Diabetes Wellness Program of Alberta Health Services.

by NationTalk on January 24, 2009783 Views

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Media Advisory: Nunavut 10th Anniversary Celebration: An Event for the Public at 395 Wellington Street

Ottawa, Ontario –(Jan. 22, 2009) – On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Nunavut, Library and Archives Canada Forum on Canadian Democracy, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, is inviting the media to a one-day celebratory event to promote informed reflection and dialogue on the past, present and future of Nunavut.

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009781 Views

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Notice to the Media – January 21, 2009

Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, will announce support for initiatives undertaken by the Alberta Native Friendship Centre and the Native Counselling Services of Alberta.

Date
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Time
10:00am

by NationTalk on January 21, 2009572 Views

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Emerging Artists Invited to Apply for National Artist Program

Monday, January 19, 2009
For immediate release

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

Team PEI is looking for three emerging artists, age 16 to 22, to represent our province as part of the National Artist Program (NAP) during the 2009 Canada Games. The NAP is a two-week mentorship and developmental program in which three PEI artists will work with 36 other artists from across Canada to interpret the theme of the Games individually and collectively through their art.

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009679 Views

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NWT Arts Council – Application Closing Date January 31, 2009

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment, in partnership with the NWT Arts Council would like to inform Northerners that the closing date for applications for NWT Arts Council Arts Funding is January 31, 2009.

by NationTalk on January 19, 20091122 Views

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MP Cheryl Gallant Algonquin Birch Bark Canoe from Council of Pikwàkanagàn

SMITHS FALLS, ONTARIO, January 17, 2009–On behalf of Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jim Prentice, Mrs. Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, today accepted an Algonquin birch bark canoe from Chief Kirby Whiteduck of Pikwàkanagàn.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009963 Views

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Developing A Future Direction for Arts, Culture and Heritage

News Release – January 19, 2009

Saskatchewan is taking the next step toward developing a new strategy for arts, culture and heritage by today releasing the results from an online survey.

The survey was launched in August 2008 along with Reflections: A 30-Year Summary of Cultural Policy Discussions in Saskatchewan. A total of 646 people took part in the survey. The results are found in Reflections on Cultural Policy: A Summary of Survey Results.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009610 Views

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Government of Canada announces Continued Partnership with First Nations in Riding Mountain National Park

WASAGAMING, MANITOBA, January 10, 2009–On behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Mr. Inky Mark, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette today announced a contribution agreement to the Coalition of First Nations with Interests in Riding Mountain National Park. This announcement demonstrates the continued support of the Government of Canada to the Riding Mountain Forum Agreement.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009802 Views

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Canada’s Government Announces Artist and Concept for New Art Installation at Fort Langley National Historic Site

FORT LANGLEY, BC, January 10, 2009–On behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Parliamentary Secretary Mark Warawa, announced the selection of First Nations artist, Drew Atkins, and his winning design for a new public art installation at Fort Langley National Historic Site.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009776 Views

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BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts presents the Ceramic and Aboriginal Art Show

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

BRANDON, MB – The Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department and the Brandon University Fine Arts Students Association are proud to present the Ceramic & Aboriginal Art Show at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Arts from Thursday, January 15 to Saturday, January 31, 2009. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009717 Views

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The Elder and the Native Artist

As a part of the Toronto Sun series on Canadian urban aboriginals, “Red Road“, Mark Bonokoski looks at the life of Alex Jacobs in the story, “The elder and the Native artist“. Alex Jacobs went from a young man put into residential school, abused to turning to alcohol. With his daughter’s death in Toronto, Alex became a councillor and moved to Toronto to mentor young Native people in the city. Alex is a teacher, elder, pipe carrier and the past President of Project AMIK. Under his presidency in 2002 the affordable housing complex was built.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009734 Views

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ITQ No. 2009ATBC 0109-01: 2009 Aboriginal Tourism BC Awards Gala Decor

The decorator will design, produce and set up table decorations, stage decorations and other as recommended by the service provider for the 2009 Aboriginal Tourism BC Awards being held March 5, 2009 at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond, BC. The decorator will also work with ATBC’s graphic designer to incorporate design elements into trade show display, awards program, souvenir menus, PowerPoint presentations and other components intended to create a consistent look.

Closing date and time: January 16, 2009 by 4:30 PM PST
Document: http://www.aboriginalbc.com/corporate/

Contact:
Katrin Harry, Event Manager, YellowTilt Productions
Tel: 604-483-3532
katrin@yellowtilt.com

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009699 Views

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Mark your calendars! February 1st Talking Stick Festival Exhibition Opening!

This year we kick off the Talking Stick Festival with the opening of our Visual Arts Exhibition at the Roundhouse. On February 1st at 1 pm, join us in this celebration of First Nations culture and community!

The event starts with a traditional welcome by the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Watuth Nations, followed by performances by traditional drummers The Whitefish Jrs and Fancy Shawl Dancers Irene Oakes and her daughters, as well as a reception at 2 pm and a volunteer meeting at 3:30 pm.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009751 Views

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MiLan Art Ltd. is very pleased to announce the Honor of Presenting Evolved MMHAP Canadian Metis Art/Accessories at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

on 1025 Georgia Street in Downtown Vancouver. This honored presentation will last from January 1 until April 31, 2009.

MiLan Art Ltd. – Mark MiLan wishes to thank RBC for its continued support of the MMHAP.

http://www.milanart.ca/index_163.html

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009568 Views

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Release of the Mi kmaq-Maliseet Dictionary

The Sault Star has announced the release of the Maliseet – Passamaquoddy Dictionary.

Please view:

University of New Brunswick electronic text of the Maliseet – Passamaquoddy Dictionary.

Information about the book, and where to order, A Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary / Peskotomuhkati Wolastoqewi Latuwewakon. (This book is also available from amazon.ca)

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009666 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Maniwaki’s Pakwaun Festival

MANIWAKI, Quebec, January 9, 2009 – Thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada, Outaouais region residents and visitors will have the opportunity to attend Pakwaun, a major winter family celebration. This 36th edition of this festival will take place from January 29 to February 1, 2009.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009900 Views

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2009 Celebrate Canada Grant Application

Attached please find the 2009 Celebrate Canada funding application form for the Celebrate Canada period Canada Day, National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

The deadline to submit applications is February 28, 2009, however we encourage you to complete the form and get it to us as soon as possible to ensure it is processed in a timely manner.

by NationTalk on January 8, 20091108 Views

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Media Advisory – “Reel Archaeology”: Films and Displays Celebrate History and Archaeology at Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre

TORONTO, Jan. 8 –

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Dates: Saturday, January 10, 2009
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Location: Winter Garden Theatre
189 Yonge Street, Toronto

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2009 International Year of Astronomy Mikmaq Night Sky Story

Canada Science and Technology Museum is pleased to present the animated presentation of the Mi’kmaq Night Sky Story Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters (poster) in Ottawa on January 8, 2009 at 10:00 am.

This is part of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy.

by NationTalk on January 6, 2009735 Views

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Deadline: Wed Jan 7, 2009

CONTEXT

The Winnipeg Film Group is a 35 year old artist-run media arts organization which has an amalgamated structure that is unique in all of Canada – we are the only media arts organization in Canada that is comprised of a Cinematheque, a production centre and a distribution wing. We have an annual budget of approximately $800,000.

by NationTalk on December 23, 2008870 Views

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Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival Launches 2009 Festival

12/22/2008

The Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival proudly announces its 7th annual festival scheduled during February 17 to 21, 2009. The festival officially kicks off with an Opening Night Welcome Reception for invited filmmakers, special guests and community members at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 17th.

by NationTalk on December 22, 2008967 Views

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NSI announces New A&E Filmmakers Award & its First Recipient

News release: December 19, 2008

A&E Television Networks has contributed $10,000 to the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) to establish the A&E Short Filmmakers Award which will recognize outstanding works in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. The juried award will provide one filmmaker with a cash prize of $2,500 and will be presented four times a year.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008744 Views

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NSI Hangs Out at Manitoba Film & Music Event

On Thursday January 8, 2009, come celebrate Manitoba’s film and music talent and learn how you can enter these exciting and vibrant industries at the Manitoba Film and Music showcase. NSI will be there to answer your questions about film, TV & digital media training.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008846 Views

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NSI announces funding from Rogers & Women in Media Foundation (WIMF)

News release: December 18, 2008

Rogers and Women in Media Foundation (WIMF) have partnered to contribute $147,500 over four years to the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), further underlining their commitment to training Canadian women writers, directors and producers in film and television.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008659 Views

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imagineNATIVE’s Culture Shock Program to Have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival

for immediate release
December 18, 2008

(Toronto – December 18, 2008) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Culture Shock program for the Forum Expanded section of the Berlin International Film Festival. This program of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival and will have its European premiere in Berlin in February 2009.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008976 Views

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Congratulations to Jason Baerg, NIMAC board member from NIMAC board and staff!

Congratulations to Jason Baerg, recipient of the Emerging Artist Award for the 2008 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts!

Earlier this year, visual artist and sculptor Ron Noganosh received the Artist Award, one of the 2008 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. As a recipient, he was given the privilege of nominating a promising new or emerging talent in the same field to receive the $15,000 prize.

by NationTalk on December 21, 20081458 Views

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2009 Mathieu Da Costa Challenge: Deadline Feb. 20, 2009

Enter the 2009 Mathieu Da Costa Challenge –National writing and artwork contest!

Deadline for submissions: postmarked by Friday, February 20, 2009

Simply fill out the attached participant’s entry form and send it along with your original piece of writing or artwork to the following address:

by NationTalk on December 21, 20081322 Views

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Museum of Inuit Art Director to Cycle 2,400 km Starting January 1, 2009

HARBOURFRONT, TORONTO, Dec. 19 – The January 1st ride is the first leg in the bid for the Museum of Inuit Art Director and co-founder, David Harris, to ride the equivalent distance from Toronto, Ontario to Iqualuit, Nunavut (2350 km as the crow flies) by cycling daily in all weather conditions through the streets of Toronto from January through March, 2009.

by NationTalk on December 19, 2008611 Views

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Talking Stick 2009

We are gearing up for the 8th annual Talking Stick Festival, to be held from Feb. 9-15, 2009. This promises to be one of the best festivals yet, with a gala celebration featuring traditional dancing and drumming, followed by a week of contemporary Aboriginal theatre, dance, music, and readings, including an Ab-Original Cabaret emceed by Art Napolean! For more information, click on this link.

by NationTalk on December 18, 20081203 Views

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Edmonton’s Magical Arts and Cultural Edge

Canada’s Cultural Capital of 2007 is the ticket to a dynamic world of entertainment with old favourites and new additions in the works

Edmonton, Alberta –(Dec. 15, 2008) – It’s no coincidence that Edmonton was named as a cultural capital of Canada in 2007. Arts and culture are front and centre in this bustling metropolis: vibrant music, theatre and dance. Edmonton Festival City has more than 30 annual festival extravaganzas that are not to be missed including the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival and the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.

by NationTalk on December 15, 2008720 Views

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Open Sky Festival 2009 Call for Applications

OSF 2009 call for applications

The Open Sky Creative Society is seeking applications from; visual artists, new media artists, traditional craftspeople, & performers interested in presenting at to the Open Sky Festival 2009:

by NationTalk on December 15, 2008877 Views

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Spirit Square to Enhance Westview Wharf

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008CD0120-001881
Dec. 11, 2008

Ministry of Community Development

POWELL RIVER – The Province is helping to revitalize Westview Wharf with an open air market and gathering area, the result of $300,000 from the B.C. Spirit Squares program, Community Development Minister Blair Lekstrom announced.

by NationTalk on December 12, 2008658 Views

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‘EXPO 2010 In Shanghai’ Date Extended

EXPO 2010 IN SHANGHAI Date extended to submit applications for the cultural program.

New application deadline: January 21st 2009

All Canadian artists are invited to visit the Web site
www.cirquedusoleil.com/Shanghai2010
for information on how to submit their completed application for Canada’s cultural program at Expo 2010 Shanghai.

by NationTalk on December 12, 2008615 Views

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