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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, 2008906 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, 2008666 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, 2008796 Views

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Yukon Government Helps Support New Centre In Old Crow

FOR RELEASE #08-174
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.

by NationTalk on July 15, 2008664 Views

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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, 2008771 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, 20086564 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, 20081063 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, 2008791 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, 2008701 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, 2008673 Views

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Take it to the Streets on BC Day

Vancouver

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, 2008825 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, 2008732 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, 2008666 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, 2008593 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, 2008971 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, 20081125 Views

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Explore the BC Aboriginal Experience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2008

(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) — Aboriginal Tourism BC has 36 members, each with a unique cultural perspective on some of the more than 200 distinctly different First Nations communities and a strong Métis representation in the province. For those with a sense of adventure, there are jet boat adventures on the Fraser River, kayaking or canoe journeys, wildlife watching among the many choices. For the culturally curious there is a cliff-top mine perched 3,000 feet above the valley, excursions to petroglyph sites, and many cultural interpretive centres and art galleries in different areas of the province. For food and wine buffs, there are wineries and outstanding accommodations. Native tourism operators invite you to live and explore the Aboriginal experience: vibrant cultures, traditions and warm hospitality.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2008969 Views

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Yukon Permanent Art Collection New Acquisitions Exhibit

FOR RELEASE #08-170
July 10, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Thirteen new works chosen for the Yukon Permanent Art Collection will be exhibited at the Old Fire Hall, Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor announced.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2008722 Views

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Community Festivals In Full Swing Around The Province

July 10, 2008

Great Festivals Around the Province to Visit Including the Folk Festival: Robinson

Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson announced the province will provide a total of $185,800 this year in assistance to 42 Manitoba community festivals and invited everyone to check out Manitoba festivals including the Folk Festival which starts today and has been running for 35 years.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2008739 Views

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World-class Aboriginal Cultural Centre Opens

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July 10, 2008

Office of the Premier
Squamish Nation
Lil’wat Nation

WHISTLER – Premier Gordon Campbell joined Squamish Nation Chief Gibby Jacob and Lil’wat Nation Chief Leonard Andrew today to officially open the Skwxwú7mesh Lil’wat7úl (Squamish Lil’wat) Cultural Centre, a world-class venue showcasing Squamish and Lil’wat cultures as well as Aboriginal cultures from across B.C. and Canada.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2008757 Views

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Pole Carving Project

The Pole Carving Project involves eight (8) carvers and artists from the Syilx nation within the Okanagan territory. The vision is to develop a series of poles, eight in total, to be displayed at the front entrance of the new South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC), opening in September 2008.Four poles will be prominent and will include artists from the Penticton Indian Band. Four other poles will include Syilx artists from throughout the Okanagan. The confirmed date of the Pole raising Ceremony has yet to be determined, however, due to the amount of construction in that particular area, the expected time would be close to the end of September.

by NationTalk on July 10, 2008875 Views

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Prime Minister Harper Again Stands Up for Canada’s Seal Hunt

July 10, 2008

Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today issued the following statement after the conclusion of the G8 summit in Toyako, Japan:

“Along with the other important issues addressed at the G8 summit, Prime Minister Harper discussed Canada’s seal hunt in his bilateral meeting with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

by NationTalk on July 10, 2008773 Views

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B.C. Recognizes Contribution Of Aboriginal Elders

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July 9, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

PRINCE RUPERT – An additional $25,000 doubles the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation’s contribution to the annual First Nations Elders Gathering, Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

by NationTalk on July 9, 2008817 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Eight Yukon Arts and Heritage Organizations

WHITEHORSE, July 7, 2008 – Eight community and arts organizations in the Yukon will be able to offer more artistic presentations and local festivals, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament (Edmonton-Spruce Grove), 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 following organizations: the Yukon Arts Centre Corporation, the Frostbite Music Society, the Yukon International Storytelling Festival, Jazz Yukon, the Nakai Theatre Ensemble, Whitehorse Concerts, the Longest Night Society, and the All-City Concert Band Society.

by NationTalk on July 8, 2008754 Views

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New Trafford FirstVoices Publishing Program 2008 Application Forms now online

Saturday July 5, 2008

Trafford FirstVoices Publishing Program

This page contains information about the Trafford FirstVoices Publishing Program (TFVPP), The TFVPP is offered to Indigenous language communities lacking the financial resources and/or support of outside agencies capable of funding the publication of books or language teaching resources in their Indigenous language.

by NationTalk on July 5, 2008666 Views

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Roberts Creek Event Shares in BC150 Celebration Grants

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For Immediate Release
2008TCA0066-001030
July 3, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

ROBERTS CREEK – The Roberts Creek Community Association will receive a $9,800 BC150 Celebration Grant for the Roberts Creek Daze Celebration, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on July 4, 2008748 Views

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Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs to Attend Miawpukek First Nation’s Powwow

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
July 4, 2008

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, will attend Newfoundland and Labrador’s nationally-acclaimed Aboriginal tourism event, the Miawpukek First Nation’s Powwow on Saturday, July 5. The powwow is taking place at the Miawpukek First Nation Conne River Reserve July 3 – 6.

by NationTalk on July 4, 2008807 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR–(July 4, 2008) – Once again this year, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can look forward to seeing local, Canadian, and international films created by women, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on July 4, 2008826 Views

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Sîhtoskâtowîn Symposium: “Exploring Métis Cultural and Family Values for Métis-specific Violence Prevention”

The Métis Women of BC are pleased to announce that our Sîhtoskâtowîn Symposium: “Exploring Métis Cultural and Family Values for Métis-specific Violence Prevention” is taking place this weekend at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre in Richmond. This 3 day violence prevention conference focuses on documenting Métis values, experiences, and perspectives to assist us in preventing violence in our families and communities. Delegates to the conference include Métis Women’s Representatives, Métis Male community members, Métis Elders and Métis youth. Featured speakers include: Métis writer, playwright and academic, Maria Campbell; Monique Hurteau, Métis comedienne, Elder Phillip Gladue, and Métis performer and cultural presenter, Beverly Lambert. This forum is being sponsored by the Violence Prevention Branch of the Ministry of Community Services. For more information, please contact Victoria Pruden, Director of Women, Métis Nation BC at vpruden@mnbc.ca, or (250) 208-4937.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2008732 Views

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Aboriginal Groups Provided $95,000 in Funding to Support Cultural Heritage Initiatives

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
July 3, 2008

Aboriginal groups across the province are receiving funding from the Provincial Government to support initiatives that will safeguard Aboriginal traditions and cultures for generations to come.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2008823 Views

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14th Annual National Historica Fair in Victoria July 7 to 14

VICTORIA, July 3 – The National Historica Fair will bring together 165 students from across Canada to Victoria, British Columbia for a week of learning and adventure that culminates with a public display of their history projects on Saturday, July 12th, at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Opening ceremonies will be attended by the Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and her Honour Mrs. Gwen Point. Visual artist Butch Dick of the Songhees First Nation will lead the procession into the opening ceremony.

by NationTalk on July 3, 20081052 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation Flag Competition & Family Day

This year’s Metis Friends and Family Day will be held on July 19, 2008 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Kinsmen Park (weather permitting).

Everyone is welcome! There will be great food, fun entertainment, and lots of cultural activities to enjoy!

If you are interested in volunteering or being involved, contact: Kim Goudie, Labrador Metis Nation, at 1-709-896-0592 ext. 247 or kgoudielabradormetisca

by NationTalk on July 2, 2008779 Views

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The First Peoples’ Council Invites Art Submissions from B.C. First Nations’ Artists

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Victoria, June 30, 2008 – The First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples’ Council) today announced that it will be accepting submissions from B.C. First Nations’ artists. The selected works will enhance the art collection at Government House and will also recognize Lieutenant Governor Steven Point, who is of the Sto’lo Nation.

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Province Contributes $4 million to Fort Calgary

July 2, 2008

Major Community Facilities Program helps with expansion of interpretive centre

Calgary… The Alberta government is contributing $4 million to preserve Calgary’s history through renovations to Fort Calgary’s Interpretive Centre.

by NationTalk on July 2, 2008697 Views

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Government House to Honour B.C. Aboriginal Art

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For Immediate Release
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June 30, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – The Province is providing $100,000 to the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples’ Council) for talented B.C. Aboriginal artists to create an art display at Government House, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

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Silverton Event Shares in BC150 Celebration Grants

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June 27, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

SILVERTON – The Silverton Community Club will receive a $5,000 BC150 Celebration Grant to celebrate Canada Day, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

“Our province has a rich history, full of fascinating stories – from the ancient culture of our First Nations, to our gold rush explorers and homesteaders, and on to our 21st-century achievers,” said Bennett. “Local BC150 celebrations help to share our stories with each other and the world.”

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BC 150 Call to Artists

As part of the BC 150 celebrations, the First Peoples’ Council invites proposals from artists affiliated with a B.C. First Nation for the following works of art:

One monumental sculptural work from a Coast Salish artist.

Up to $43,000 will be awarded for this monumental work.
Three artworks in any medium from artists associated with a B.C. First Nation.

Up to $8,000 will be awarded for each of these works of art, which should be ready to hang or install.
The deadline for applications is August 15, 2008.

Click the links below for more details:

Call to Artists 2008 – Project Details (99.4 KB)

Call to Artists 2008 – Artist Submission Form (67.2 KB)

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Youth Designed Banners Define Prince Arthur’s Landing

June 26, 2008 – The City of Thunder Bay unveiled banners designed by 11 local youth today that will be installed along Water Street and the Marina Park Drive overpass as part of the Prince Arthur’s Landing development. Installation of the banners will begin in time for the Canada Day Celebrations in the park on July 1.

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Great Northern Arts Festival Announces New Title Sponsorship

Inuvik, NT, June 19, 2008: The Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik, NWT, is pleased to announce a formal title sponsorship agreement for the Festival over the next three years with the Inuvialuit Development Corporation and NorTerra Inc. The Festival, now celebrating its 20th year, is Canada’s largest northern aboriginal arts festival, and focuses year-round on the training, professional development, presentation and cultural exchange of multi-disciplinary northern artists from across all three territories and the circumpolar world. This year’s festival, to be held July 11-20, will feature over 100 artists and offer 40 workshops for members of the public, along with nightly traditional northern entertainment, a headline concert with Inuit performer Lucie Idlout, an Arctic fashion show and a number of planned activities for youth and families.

by NationTalk on June 27, 2008813 Views

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day caps CIBC’s 16th annual Diversity Month

TORONTO, Jun 27, 2008 — CIBC employees across Canada celebrated their diversity throughout June with more than 150 events and activities

As Canadians celebrate diversity and our national commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect on Canadian Multiculturalism Day, 40,000 CIBC employees across the country are capping the bank’s 16th annual Diversity Month. Throughout June, CIBC has held more than 150 events and activities – from discussion forums to pot luck lunches and receptions – to recognize, embrace and celebrate the richness of diversity in the bank.

by NationTalk on June 27, 20081363 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Métis Days

BOISSEVAIN, Manitoba, June 26, 2008 – Residents and visitors to Lake Metigoshe will have an opportunity to take part in Métis Days, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament (Brandon-Souris), 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 Métis Days.

by NationTalk on June 26, 2008778 Views

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Library and Archives Canada Brings Early Impressions of Quebec to the Governor General’s Residence at the Citadelle

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 26, 2008) – Early Impressions of Quebec will open today at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec in honour of the 400th celebration. Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond along with other distinguished guests proudly inaugurated this new exhibit now on display inside the Residence. This must-see exhibition includes exceptional works including paintings, rare books and other significant documents relating to the history and landscape of Quebec drawn from the permanent holdings at Library and Archives Canada.

by NationTalk on June 26, 2008832 Views

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2008 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival > Call for Submissions

Deadline to submit: Monday, July 14, 2008

The 7th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) invites you to submit your work to one of North America’s longest-running indigenous film and video festivals, happening this November 19-23, 2008.

Submissions are now being accepted in 6 categories. WAFF pays screening fees to artists and there is no submission fee for entries received on or before the mid-July deadline. For the complete rules and entry form, visit our Call for Entries page, or email info@aboriginalfilmfest.org.

Please forward this call widely to your Aboriginal media/artist networks.

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Red Sky Performance previews Mongolia, China, Canada collaboration July 3 to 5 Production will tour in September to the Beijing Olympics Cultural Festival

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June 25, 2008

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Tono (Higher, Faster, Stronger) • July 3 to July 5 Margaret Greenham Theatre, The Banff Centre Adult $16, Senior and Student $13, Child $9 Arts Lover Passholders Free Banff Centre Box Office: 1-800-413-8368 or 762-6301 Presented as part of the 2008 Banff Summer Arts Festival

Red Sky Performance, in partnership with The Banff Centre, will preview its newest production, Tono (Higher, Faster, Stronger) at the 2008 Banff Summer Arts Festival. This new creation brings together indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China for three performances in the Margaret Greenham Theatre from Thursday, July 3 to Saturday, July 5. In September, Red Sky will take the production on tour to Asia, presenting Tono at the Beijing Olympics Cultural Festival and touring to Ulanbataar, Mongolia and Hohhot, China.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2008719 Views

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Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

McGuinty Government Celebrates Ontario’s Artistic Talent

TORONTO, June 23 –

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Visual artist and sculptor Ron Noganosh and publishing house Coach House Books received the 2008 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts tonight.

Noganosh received the award for individual artist. He will receive $35,000, and will be asked to identify an emerging artist of the year, who will receive $15,000. Noganosh is best known for using junk material such as beer caps, auto parts and old toys to create imaginative, humorous and thought-provoking art works.

by NationTalk on June 24, 20081351 Views

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Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Recognize 30 Centuries of Mi’kmaq History and Culture

METEPENAGIAG, NB, June 21 – Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada today announced the unveiling of two plaques commemorating the national historic significance of Augustine Mound and Oxbow.

The Augustine Mound is a ceremonial burial site associated with Adena (Pre-Columbian Native American culture) traditions, built approximately 2,500 years ago. The site is sacred to the Mi’kmaq and holds a deep spiritual significance for the community. The Oxbow is a remarkably well-stratified archaeological site. Excavations revealed that it was a continuously occupied 3000-year-old fishing village, with links to present-day Metepenagiag; thereby making it the oldest continuously inhabited village in New Brunswick.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008805 Views

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Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of The Battle of Tourond’s Coulee / Fish Creek

FISH CREEK, SASKATCHEWAN, June 21, 2008 — Mr. Bradley Trost, the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, today unveiled a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque commemorating the national historic significance of the Battle of Tourond’s Coulee / Fish Creek.

“Tourond’s Coulee is a place of special meaning and value not only to the Métis and First Nations, but to all Canadians,” said Mr. Trost. “Our Government is proud to recognize it as a place that helped define our nation during its early years.”

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$245,000 Investment In East Side Aboriginal Tourism Development

June 20, 2008

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Eastside Aboriginal Sustainable Tourism (EAST) Inc. will launch a comprehensive Aboriginal tourism development and marketing initiative, thanks to funding under Canada-Manitoba Economic Partnership Agreement. This initiative will promote the wealth of natural resources and tourism opportunities in communities along the east side of Lake Winnipeg, in balance with respect for the land, its residents and culture.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2008823 Views

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Ontario Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

McGuinty Government Encourages Everyone To Honour Aboriginal People Today
By Taking Part In The Many Cultural Events Across The Province

TORONTO, June 21 –

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The Ontario government is extending greetings and best wishes to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples today in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2008770 Views

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Media Advisory: Governor General Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 20, 2008) – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present the Aboriginal Role Model Awards at Rideau Hall and will participate as the Guest of Honour in a conference entitled Perspectives, Realities and Strengths of Aboriginal Women, in Wendake, Quebec, on National Aboriginal Day, Saturday, June 21, 2008.

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