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Indigenous Performance Initiatives (IPI) and the Department of Indigenous Studies Present Anishinaabe Maanjiidwin VIII

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Original Indigenous contemporary dance, music, theatre and storytelling at Trent University March 18 and 19

Monday, March 15, 2010, Peterborough

On Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Trent University’s Indigenous Studies Department, in association with Indigenous Performance Initiatives (IPI), will present Anishinaabe Maanjiidwin VIII: Earth…Water…Wind…Fire, an evening of original Indigenous contemporary dance, music, theatre and storytelling at Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space in Enweying, Peter Gzowksi College.

by NationTalk on March 16, 20101307 Views

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Culture and Language is the Foundation of Aboriginal Children’s Development

Mar 10th 2010

Aboriginal teachings, culture and traditions and perhaps most importantly, language is critical for the future of our nations and the wellbeing of our children and families.

Aboriginal teachings are not linear, they are interconnected – the complex web of our language, teachings and practices are designed to ensure that our children are raised in a caring, loving, nurturing, healthy and safe environment, and that our families in our communities are supported.

by NationTalk on March 15, 2010685 Views

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“Rave Reviews for Evolve Fashion Show” at Talking Stick Festival

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March 11, 2010

Evolve – “envision the spirit that evolves the style” Bee The Change Aboriginal Arts Society Fashion Show held February 26 at the Talking Stick Festival with an eager and appreciative audience. The room was warm and welcoming.

by NationTalk on March 15, 2010884 Views

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Arts Fund Assists Yukon Community Projects

March 11, 2010

Whitehorse – The Department of Tourism and Culture is pleased to allocate $228,650 to 16 community organizations in support of arts development and programming.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2010831 Views

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Ciimaan Anishinaabemowin Learning Initiative Presents: Nisitotawinikaate nishnaabem Kashkitwaawin – Honoring Our Language: Anishnaabemowin Gathering

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Celebrating the achievements of Anishnaabemowin learners in the GTA region

Ciimaan (chee-maun) in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe Language) means Canoe. The Ciimaan Anishinaabemowin Learning Initiative is a vehicle for assisting with the growth and continued use of our language. To do this, Ciimaan assists in creating opportunities for language proficiency by promoting Anishinaabemowin through culturally based activities and community projects. Ciimaan is led by University of Toronto senior lecturer and Anishinaabe kikinohamaake Alex McKay, Coordinator, Maya Chacaby and a group of dedicated Anishinaabe youth who are steadily gaining fluency in the language while developing the skills to become the future leaders in our community. The Ciimaan initiative is run through the University of Toronto’s Aboriginal Studies Program in the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives. In one year, the Ciimaan initiative has involved over 700 learners in unique language programs, activities and events throughout the GTA.

by NationTalk on March 10, 20102473 Views

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Toronto Museum Project Online Creates An Interactive Domain For Toronto History

Mayor David Miller, along with many of the Toronto Museum Project online participants, today launched an innovative website (http://www.torontomuseumproject.ca) on the occasion of the City of Toronto’s 176th birthday at Fort York National Historic Site. The website can now be viewed and used by the public.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2010682 Views

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Gearing Up for Canada’s 150th: Canadians enthusiastic to celebrate

150!Canada Conference kicks off planning for Canada’s Sesquicentennial

Ottawa, March 10 – Eighty per cent of Canadians say it is important that Canada begin preparing to significantly mark the milestone of the country’s 150th birthday in 2017 through national and community celebrations, according to the MasterCard 150!Canada Poll released today.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2010824 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Disappointed by Polar Bear Quota Reduction

Released | March 5, 2010 |

(Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President of Finance Raymond Ningeocheak today said he was disappointed with the decision to reduce the Total Allowable Harvest on the Baffin Bay polar bear population from 105 to 65 over the next four years. The decision was announced today by Government of Nunavut Environment Minister Daniel Shewchuk. The quota will be reduced gradually by 10 bears per year until the new quota is reached.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2010775 Views

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Community Gaming Grants For 2010-11

March 8, 2010

Ministry of Housing and Social Development

Victoria – The Province is allocating $120 million for gaming grants in 2010-2011, up from $113 million last year, to fund approximately 6,000 organizations that benefit communities, including those that assist public safety, youth and disabled sports, people in need, fairs, festivals, museums and community services such as preschools.

by NationTalk on March 8, 2010868 Views

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The Rooms Receives $2.5 Million From Husky Energy; Largest Gift Ever Made To A Cultural Institution In Atlantic Canada

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
March 4, 2010

The following is being distributed at the request of The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador:

The Rooms Corporation makes history today in announcing a major corporate gift of $2.5 million from Husky Energy (Husky), the largest gift ever presented to a cultural institution in Atlantic Canada. To mark this contribution, The Rooms fourth level museum gallery will be named The Husky Energy Gallery.

by NationTalk on March 4, 2010817 Views

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Yukon Artists Explore New Venues Through Touring Opportunities

March 3, 2010

Whitehorse – The Touring Artist Fund will provide $35,700 to nine performing, visual and literary artists to present their work at national and international venues.

“It is inspiring to see so many Yukon artists touring their work across Canada and internationally,” Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor said. “These artists will follow up on the enthusiasm for Yukon culture demonstrated at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. This is a very exciting time for Yukon artists to be exploring new markets and building outside audiences with an appreciation for Yukon’s artistic diversity and excellence.”

by NationTalk on March 3, 2010687 Views

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Board Members Sought For New Brunswick Museum

Wellness, Culture and Sport
March 3, 2010

Fredericton – New Brunswickers are being invited to express interest in serving on the board of directors of the New Brunswick Museum.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2010842 Views

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GNWT Marks Celebration Of Aboriginal Language And Culture

March 01, 2010

Originally designated in 1993 by the Assembly of First Nations, March is Aboriginal Languages Month – an opportunity for Northwest Territories students to reflect on the importance of language and culture in their lives.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2010722 Views

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Concordia Round Dance Invitation

Concordia welcomes the community to participate in the our annual Round Dance. This year we are honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Aboriginal UCEP Program.

For more information please contact:

Sandra Moffatt, B.Ed.
Director, University Special Sessions & Academic Upgrading
Faculty of Continuing Education
Office HA230, Phone 780.413.7808

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by NationTalk on March 2, 2010837 Views

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The Caribou Hunt: A Consecrated Ancestral Right

Quebec City, March 1 – It is with great pride that the Chiefs of the Innu Strategic Alliance took stock of the recent caribou hunt expedition, which took place last week in Labrador. “This initiative was successful and also a great victory. Above all, we bring caribou back to our communities, and secondly, governments have taken notice, specifically, the Newfoundland/Labrador government which has understood that it must take into account our future rights,” said Georges-Ernest Gregoire, Chief of Uashat Mak Mani Utenam.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2010788 Views

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March 1st – Cultural Sharing on a Global Scale

Four Host First Nations

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Today marks the end of 17 days of cultural sharing on a global-scale. Four-years ago, at the Closing Ceremony of the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games, the Chiefs of the Four Host First Nations (Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh) issued an invitation to the world to come to their traditional and shared traditional territories for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. And the world came.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2010636 Views

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First Peoples’ Co-sponsoring film presentation: “For the Next 7 Generations”

In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2010556 Views

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Dr. Stephen R. Inglis Named Executive Director Of Aanischaaukamikw A Cultural Institute Dedicated To Cree Traditions And Knowledge

Montreal, March 1 – The Board of Directors of the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute takes pride in appointing Stephen Inglis as Executive Director. “An experienced museum executive and outstanding professional with a wealth of knowledge in aboriginal collections, the appointment of Stephen Inglis is of inestimable value!” says Dianne Reid, President and CEO of Aanischaaukamikw. “His expertise will be invaluable in the creation and promotion of Aanischaaukamikw.”

by NationTalk on March 1, 20101359 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Commemorative Activities in Port Moody

Port Moody, British Columbia – Feb. 26, 2010 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Port Moody Commemorative Society and the Port Moody Golden Spike Days Society. These two organizations will present activities that showcase local talent in celebration of the Canadian Navy Centennial in 2010.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2010604 Views

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Government Of Canada Invests In Tourism Infrastructures At Sault Ste. Marie Canal, Fort St. Joseph National And Ermatinger Clergue Historic Sites

Canada’s Economic Action Plan at work in Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, February 25, 2010–Mr. Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont – Dundas – South Glengarry, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced major investments at Sault Ste. Marie Canal and Fort St. Joseph National Historic Sites. Also, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Mr. Lauzon, announced funding for the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site revitalization. These projects are part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on February 26, 2010628 Views

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imagineNATIVE Tours Film and Video to Northern Ontario

February – March 2010

imagineNATIVE is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media. Each winter the festival tours its youth and opening night programs from its most recent festival to Northwestern and Northeastern Ontario, contributing to the artistic vibrancy of these communities and sharing works that reflect Indigenous perspectives and stories.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2010589 Views

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Chippewas Of The Thames Leadership Plan To Bring Cultural Values Into Their Work

February, 2010

Recently elected leadership of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation convened to engage in dialogue and set some objectives for their elected term. They are situated in Southern Ontario and have a population of 2400 with 800 members currently living in the community.

by NationTalk on February 23, 20101094 Views

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February 22: 40 Years And Still Strong: The Dene Nation

Come and celebrate with the Dene Nation as they mark 40 years since coming together as a political organization to protect the treaty rights of the Dene people. From 11:00am to 3:00pm the Nation is planning a program featuring a number of traditional forms of entertainment that have evolved over the many years they have occupied the lands in northern Canada. The famous Gwich’in fiddlers and dancers will use music and movements to tell the story of their people from time immemorial. In the spirit of competition at the Olympic Games the Dene Nation representatives will demonstrate the Dene hand games. The games are usually played by a team to the sound of beating drums where the goal is to conceal objects in your hand and try to fool the other team.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010794 Views

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Recipients Of The 2010 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Announced

Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Bryan Adams, Françoise Faucher, Walter Homburger, Edouard Lock, Robin Phillips, Buffy Sainte-Marie

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts
Mohammed And Yulanda Faris

National Arts Centre Award
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Montreal, Feb. 23 – Bryan Adams, Françoise Faucher, Walter Homburger, Edouard Lock, Robin Phillips and Buffy Sainte-Marie have been named the 2010 recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, the most prestigious artistic honour bestowed in Canadian performing arts. The recipients have propelled their talent and vision to the highest level and made an enduring contribution to culture in Canada. Each year, the Awards shine a spotlight on these phenomenal people who, with their magic, enrich the lives of all Canadians.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010756 Views

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Gathering At The Rapids Pow-Wow Takes Place This March

Sault Ste. Marie, ON -February 22, 2010: Algoma University along with the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students Association have worked together organizing a community competition pow wow to celebrate life-long learning. The George Leach Centre, on the Algoma U campus will be the venue for the Anishinaabe pow wow on March 6th and 7th, 2010.

by NationTalk on February 23, 20101779 Views

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Government Of Canada Invests In Heritage Infrastructure At The Former Hamilton Customs House National Historic Site Of Canada

Canada’s Economic Action Plan investing in this National Historic Site of Canada

Hamilton, Ontario – Feb. 22, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Mr. David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing infrastructure funding to the Former Hamilton Customs House National Historic Site of Canada. Today’s announcement is part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan to stimulate Canada’s economy during the global recession. The Economic Action Plan includes major investments in national historic sites as a means of stimulating growth in the tourism sector.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2010718 Views

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Raven – Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad – Feb 20-25, 2010

Red Sky takes a traditional story to new contemporary heights through a compelling theatre dance piece for family audiences.

The outrageous Raven is a fabulous and magical creature of impulse and curiosity. In order to satisfy his overwhelming sense of curiosity, Raven hatches a brilliant scheme for stealing the stars, the moon and the sun and ends up bringing light to the people of the world.

by NationTalk on February 19, 2010832 Views

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Traditional Pow Wow at Georgian’s Barrie Campus March 13

The Anishnabe Education and Training Circle presents the fifth annual Traditional Pow Wow, Celebrating Our Future Generations, at Georgian’s Barrie Campus on Saturday, March 13.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010864 Views

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Minister Announces Over $71,000 In Additional Cultural Sector Funding

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
February 18, 2010

Newfoundland and Labrador’s cultural sector is getting an additional $71,467 boost, with new project funding recently approved through the Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP).

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010688 Views

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Aboriginal Training Program In Museum Practices

The Museums Association of Saskatchewan is pleased to present a morning of dialogue with Jameson Brandt, Coordinator of the Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010924 Views

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Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation Grants Allocated

News Release – February 17, 2010

The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation continues to work with communities and organizations to preserve the province’s architectural heritage and maintain its cultural treasures.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010870 Views

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February 17: Celebrating Aboriginal Culture

Considered one of the most difficult and advanced dance styles in traditional Aboriginal dancing, the Hoop Dance is a beautiful story of the creation of life. Dancing in colouful regalia, Alex Wells of the Lil’wat Nation holds the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer three times over. He has been dancing since the age of 13 and continues to share teachings on traditional values and culture. The story of life shown through this ancestral dance will be performed today at the 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion to the beats of the Smokey Valley Pow-Wow Drummers beginning at 11:00am.

by NationTalk on February 17, 20101141 Views

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9th Annual New Sun Conference On Aboriginal Arts: Something Else Again!

The 9th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts takes place at Carleton University, Saturday, February 27, 2010.

You don’t want to miss it! This year’s theme, “Something Else Again!” is in part self-referential, highlighting the distinctly hybrid character of the event: less formal than a conventional scholarly conference, more academic than a traditional cultural festival.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010749 Views

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Inukshuk Symbol Welcomes The World To Vancouver And To Inuit Culture

February 13, 2010 – Vancouver, British Columbia – National Inuit Leader Mary Simon, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the organization that represents Canada’s 55,000 Inuit, invites Canadians to discover the people behind the inukshuk during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and beyond.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010776 Views

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A Communiqué Has Been Released Regarding Region 13 Of The New And Upcoming Tourism Regions Being Introduced To Ontario

Northern Tourism Marketing Committee/Northern RTO Working Group
Communiqué # 1 ‐ February 5, 2010
To: Tourism stakeholders, First Nations, Municipalities

In December 2009, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism announced the re‐organization of the Province’s tourism industry into thirteen distinct regions. A new Regional Tourism Organization (RTO) would be established in each region to coordinate the diverse interests of the tourism industry, and to build and support a competitive tourism region through marketing and destination management. The Province is showing its commitment to the tourism industry by investing $65 million to fund these regions in each of the next two years.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010815 Views

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Great Start For Canada’s Northern House

Vancouver, British Columbia – February 15, 2010 – People have been lined up down the block to enter Canada’s Northern House ever since the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games started on Friday, February 12.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010592 Views

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Host Society Announces Celeigh Cardinal as Cultural Ambassador

The 2010 Host Society has named singer / songwriter Celeigh Cardinal as the Cultural Ambassador for this unique celebration …

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February 9, 2010

Grande Prairie, Alberta – The 2010 Arctic Winter Games Host Society have named singer / songwriter Celeigh Cardinal as the Cultural Ambassador for this unique celebration of northern culture.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010663 Views

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Métis Artist Selected As Final Participant In Coca-Cola’s Aboriginal Art Bottle Program

Program designed to offer the Aboriginal community an opportunity to show the world its culture. All funds raised in the online auction will benefit Vancouver 2010 Aboriginal Youth Legacy Fund.

Vancouver, Feb. 15 – Today, Coca-Cola selected Lisa Shepherd as the final artist in its Aboriginal art bottle program. In total, 15 artists were selected from more than 100 Aboriginal artists across Canada to participate in the program, which was designed to leverage the Olympic opportunity and help the Aboriginal community share its culture with the world. The program will also help the Aboriginal community financially. From February 15 – 25, 2010, each Coca-Cola Art Bottle will be available to collectors from around the world for purchase at the Aboriginal Art Bottle Auction. All proceeds will go to the Vancouver 2010 Aboriginal Youth Legacy Fund, which supports First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth across Canada.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010900 Views

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Arts Sector Receives $3.4 Million From Bc Arts Council

For Immediate Release
Feb. 11, 2010

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts
BC Arts Council

Victoria – Artists and arts organizations in communities across British Columbia are receiving more than $3.4 million in BC Arts Council grants, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Kevin Krueger announced today.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010789 Views

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2010 Elder’s Gathering at Trent University February 12 to 14

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Traditional Teachings, Sunrise Ceremonies and Workshops to be Held during 33rd Annual Event

The Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University is pleased to present the 33rd annual 2010 Elders’ and Traditional Peoples’ Gathering which runs from Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 at the First Peoples House of Learning in Peter Gzowski College at Trent University.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010927 Views

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The Drawings And Paintings Of Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition

Organized by the Art Gallery of Sudbury and the National Gallery of Canada Curated by Bonnie Devine

February 6 – May 2, 2010

The Drawings and Paintings of Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition features works covering a 44-year period that provide a critical and long-overdue assessment of the artist’s extensive aesthetic, philosophical and cultural investigations. At the Mackenzie Art Gallery the exhibition will be comprised of over 40 works, including examples of Odjig’s history and legend paintings, murals, erotica, abstractions and landscapes. They articulate the breadth of Odjig’s engagement with her personal and cultural history and also trace the remarkable aesthetic development of this artist from her initial experimentation to the mastery of her media.

by NationTalk on February 11, 20101331 Views

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Sharing The Saskatchewan Story

February 10, 2010

People around the world will be able to follow Saskatchewan’s presence at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games at www.saskpavilion.ca

The website will include photos, video, news releases, blogs and stories from the Games.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010685 Views

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Government Of Canada Supports Arts And Culture In Alberta

Calgary, February 10, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced funding for the Galileo Educational Network Association’s Wild and Free website.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010871 Views

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GNWT Celebrates Heritage Week In The Northwest Territories

February 09, 2010

In honour of Heritage Week, the Government of the NWT is encouraging all NWT residents to celebrate the history and diverse culture that makes our territory unique.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010744 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Bissell Centre Centennial Celebrations

Edmonton, Alberta – Feb. 10, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament (Edmonton East), today announced funding to support Bissell Centre in celebrating the 100th anniversary of service to the community of Edmonton.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010804 Views

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Voices Of The North Cabaret

“Voices of the North” Cabaret will be held February 18, 19 & 20, 2010 at the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre.

by NationTalk on February 10, 20101251 Views

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Travel Experts Unveil Canada’s Top 13 Must-Experience Winter Places

Vancouver, Feb. 8 – Olympic fever and national pride hits an all-time high as Canada prepares to welcome the world for the 2010 Winter Games. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), guided by a panel of five of Canada’s esteemed travel experts, has unveiled a list of the nation’s Top 13 Must-Experience NOW Winter places. The 13 spots come from the CTC’s user-generated website, localsknow.ca, where Canadians “in the know” have been uploading their great unknown spots daily in the hopes of inspiring their nation to keep exploring and to “discover the Canada you don’t know.”

by NationTalk on February 8, 20101079 Views

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Aboriginal Musician, Shy-Anne Hovorka annouces school tour May-June 2010

Shy-Anne Hovorka, Don Amero and Rob Benvegnu are all joining forces to do a Manitoba Tour. They are all healthy lifestyle artists who perform hip hop, contemporary, folk and inspirational music. This tour is focusing on Dave Courchene’s message of Mother Earth, peace, harmony and giving. We will also be doing a talent search at each location. Students will have to fill out forms beforehand so we know how to plan for each show (more information enclosed).

by georgelammers on February 8, 20101131 Views

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Minister Moore Officially Launches Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010

Vancouver, February 4, 2010 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, took advantage of his presence at the unveiling of the installation “Portraits in the Street: Vancouver 2010” today to invite students aged 5 to 18 to take part in the 2010 Canada Day Poster Challenge. Young people will be able to design a poster based on a theme that illustrates their pride in Canada and in being Canadian. This year’s theme is “My Canada is…”

by NationTalk on February 5, 2010655 Views

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Invitation To The Media: Discovering Legends With Jean-Claude Dupont

MONTREAL, Feb. 5

Pointe-à-Callière is pleased to invite media representatives to a press tour of the exhibition

Discovering legends with Jean-Claude Dupont

by NationTalk on February 5, 2010896 Views

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