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Participants of Aboriginal dance needed for Yes I Dance survey

2014-01-31 The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council are leading a major nation-wide survey as part of the Canada Dance Mapping Study, a study which aims to enhance our understanding of the dance field. The survey is intended for individuals who are 16 years or age or older and currently living […]

by mmnationtalk on February 3, 2014471 Views

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First Nations University of Canada 36TH Annual Spring Celebration Pow-wow

April 12 & 13, 2014 REGINA, SK Everyone Welcome! Brandt Centre Evraz Place 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina SK The Pow-wow is a celebration of spring and a sharing of First Nations culture that adds to the diversity and cultural mosaic of Saskatchewan. It is one of the longest running celebrations in the province and has […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 20141064 Views

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Our Language Keeps our Culture Strong

Public Service Announcement Start Date: January 31, 2014 End Date: February 16, 2014 Inuit Language Week is coming soon! The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage invites Nunavummiut to celebrate Inuktut during Uqausirmut Quviasutiqarniq – Inuit Language Week, from February 17 to 28. This weeklong celebration of Inuktut is an important event for […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 2014651 Views

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Ensemble of artists will represent Yukon culture at Arctic Winter Games

FOR RELEASEJanuary 29, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Six young performing artists will represent Team Yukon’s cultural contingent at the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska in March 2014. “The Arctic Winter Games are a great opportunity for young performers to collaborate with their peers from across the circumpolar North,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon said. “This […]

by aanationtalk on January 30, 2014548 Views

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City Glyphs: Indigenous Film Festival – February 6, 2014

24 January 2014 http://usudbury.ca/index.php/en/news/news-2/item/592-city-glyphs-indigenous-film-festival-february-6-2014 NT2

by aanationtalk on January 29, 2014401 Views

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Winterlude First Weekend Highlights

OTTAWA, January 28, 2014 – Canada’s Capital Region is ready to welcome residents and visitors to the 36th Winterlude, which will begin on Friday, January 31, 2014. Over three weekends, until February 17, Ottawa–Gatineau will be the ideal destination to discover Canadian winter traditions through numerous cultural, sport, culinary, scientific, and family activities. An invitation […]

by aanationtalk on January 29, 2014515 Views

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Salmon is Life: Klappan Community Meeting

Jan. 27/14 All Tahltans are invited to share a traditional dinner and Tahltan dancing. Bring your regalia. Learn about the work that has been done in the Klappan and discuss what we need to do to protect its future for our children. Dease LakeSaturday, February 1, 20144:30pm – 8:30pmDease Lake School GymDinner will be served […]

by aanationtalk on January 28, 2014465 Views

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Advanced Artist Award supports artistic development

FOR RELEASEJanuary 27, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Eleven Yukon artists will share $40,000 through the Advanced Artist Award to further their career development in the performing, visual or literary arts. “The Yukon government is proud to support artists who contribute to the creative and cultural life of our communities,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon said. “This […]

by aanationtalk on January 28, 2014589 Views

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Robert Sirman – New Challenges for Supporting Arts and Culture

New Challenges for Supporting Arts and CultureRobert Sirman, Director and CEOCanada Council for the Arts Presentation to 6th World Summit on Arts and CultureSantiago, ChileJanuary 14, 2014 My presentation today will focus on five big changes impacting public arts funders in Canada: 1.     A dramatic expansion in what is considered art; 2.     The ascendance of Aboriginal arts […]

by aanationtalk on January 24, 2014741 Views

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MI’KMAQ Speaking Tour visits Neskonlith January 27, 2014

NESKONLITH HALL 4 PM – 8 PM – DINNER SERVED AT 4 PM HAND DRUMMING AND HONORING Speical Guests: Mi’kmaq Delegation from the Mi’kmaq Nation and Elsipogtog fracking land dispute on the east coast touring BC and visiting Neskonllith to raise awareness about their struggle against fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood and […]

by aanationtalk on January 24, 2014444 Views

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Renowned Canadian artist to create major original piece for CMHR

        For immediate release  Renowned Canadian artist to create major original piece for CMHR  Winnipeg – January 24, 2014 – One of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Rebecca Belmore, will create a large and prominent work of original art for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), its president and CEO Stuart […]

by ecnationtalk on January 24, 20141633 Views

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First-ever City Heritage Fund grants to support five projects

January 23, 2014 – The City’s new Heritage Fund program is awarding $61,000 in grants to five cultural heritage organizations. The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural City of Kingston Heritage Fund Grants. “This support will help […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2014743 Views

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Applications Available

January 22, 2014 CKCA and the Trust announce 2014/15 programs Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Trust’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Program. “This is the 17th year that CKCA has been able to provide financial […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2014672 Views

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Expression of Interest received for Millhaven Bay development

FOR RELEASEJanuary 22, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent and Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon today announced that the government is reviewing an Expression of Interest for a tourism development project at Millhaven Bay on Bennett Lake near Carcross. “The Yukon government is pleased to be working with the Carcross/Tagish […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2014971 Views

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Final indigiTALKS Now Available Online!: Rachelle Dickenson’s thesis continues instigation and discourse on Indigenous made youth screen media

(January 21, 2014 – Toronto) The newest and final indigiTALKS: Video Essay Project is now available online! Rachelle Dickenson presents her online video and written thesis (Co-written by Carla Taunton), Indigenous Youth Screen Media – Next Generation Practice and Production which investigates the cultural and thematic perspectives found in youth-made digital media, their representations of identity and […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2014714 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Indigenous Youth Screen Media – Next Generation Practice And Production

This art work was part of a prior imagineNATIVE Festival. Canada • 2013 World Premiere An investigation into the cultural and thematic perspectives found in youth-made digital media, their representations of identity and the methodology within community organizations and the Indigenous film movement.    Recommended Experience: READ ESSAY, THEN WATCH VIDEO ESSAY Indigenous Youth Screen […]

by mmnationtalk on January 22, 20141248 Views

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The Ontario Arts Council Releases Phase I Strategic Planning Report

Toronto, January 21, 2014 – The Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) strategic planning process continues on schedule with a draft strategic plan to be submitted for approval to OAC’s board of directors followed by a public launch of the plan this spring. This work is being greatly informed by Phase I of the process – the […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2014498 Views

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Traditional Classes – Calgary AB

Traditional Beadwork Join in with the growing number of people who are finding beading to be a relaxing, centering experience. Learn one or more of the various methods of beadwork:  Applique; floral or geometric, Lazy Stitch, Loom or Peyote  Weds. Evenings 7- 9:30 p.m.                                          Feb. 26, Mar. 05, 12, 19. 2014Cost $110.00 plus materials OR   Jan.29, Feb. 05, 12, […]

by ecnationtalk on January 21, 2014531 Views

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Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall

January 20, 2014 Join Their Excellencies for a Day of Outdoor Activities During Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston invite the public to get active and come experience various Nordic sports and traditionsduring Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall, on Saturday, January […]

by aanationtalk on January 21, 2014501 Views

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Adam Beach, actor and creator of the Adam Beach Film Institute.

Release Date: January 22, 2014 NationTalk interviews Adam Beach, actor and creator of the Adam Beach Film Institute. Born in Ashern, Manitoba, Adam Beach spent his early years with his two brothers on the Lake Manitoba/Dog Creek First Nation Reserve at Lake Manitoba. Adam is best known for his roles as Victor in Smoke Signals, Kickin’ Wing in Joe Dirt, Marine Private […]

by ecnationtalk on January 21, 20143130 Views

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A winter of film in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

The Rendez-vous de l’ONF en Acadie kicks off a new season   Moncton, January 15, 2014 – The return of the Rendez-vous de l’ONF en Acadie will bring a winter of film screenings to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Starting the week of January 26, 2014, audiences will be treated to 12 consecutive weeks of […]

by aanationtalk on January 16, 2014674 Views

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NWT wild fur garners high interest from Chinese buyers

YELLOWKNIFE (January 16, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay  promoted the NWT fur industry at the Beijing Fur Fair and International Fur Trade Federation Forum this week during their China Trade Mission, along with MLA Robert Hawkins and members of the NWT delegation. “In the Northwest Territories, we pride […]

by aanationtalk on January 16, 2014581 Views

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Nominations Wanted for Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award

Communities, Culture and HeritageJanuary 15, 2014 Nominations are wanted for the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award, a program that celebrates diverse and vibrant communities in the province. The annual award profiles achievements and increases visibility in communities through a formal recognition program. “Across Nova Scotia, people are working together to make their towns and cities […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 2014426 Views

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Community projects create new opportunities to explore, learn and grow

FOR RELEASEJanuary 14, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Eighteen community organizations will be able to upgrade equipment, facilities and programs using nearly $540,000 from the Government of Yukon’s Community Development Fund (CDF). “The Community Development Fund’s flexibility means that it can be used to assist with a wide range of projects,” Minister of Economic Development Currie Dixon said. “Communities […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 2014668 Views

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RFP for art at Musqueam Soccer Field Club House

2014-01-13 The Musqueam Indian Band is seeking proposals for art work for the new Club House at the Musqueam Soccer Fields. Subject to budget The Musqueam Indian Band is looking for: 4 (Four) house posts (approximately 2 m in height)4 (Four) weavings (approximately 4 m x 4 m)Silk screen art to boarder the facilities (for […]

by aanationtalk on January 14, 2014572 Views

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imagineNATIVE Co-Presents Arctic Defenders at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

January 9, 2014 Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story of how Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut was created. imagineNATIVE is excited to co-present Arctic Defenders at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St. W) at the following showtimes:Friday, January 17 at 9pmSunday, January 19 at 12:30pmTuesday, January 21 at 6:30pmWednesday, January 22 at 8:45pm “Award-winning […]

by aanationtalk on January 14, 2014467 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: BT Vancouver: A First Nations Cooking Class On This National Aboriginal Day

Credits: citytvofficial Published on Jun 21, 2013 On this National Aboriginal Day we get a traditional cooking lesson and find out how the T’Sleil Waututh Nation’s initiative is helping transform lives. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ecnationtalk on January 13, 2014614 Views

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NAN Mourns Passing of Long-Serving Nation Chief Norman Brown

THUNDER BAY (January 10, 2014): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno and the NAN Executive Council today expressed condolences following the death of long-serving Wapekeka First Nation Chief Norman Brown who passed away on Thursday. “It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear friend who gave so freely […]

by aanationtalk on January 13, 2014544 Views

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Live at Festival Hall

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Jan. 10, 2014 – Expect the unexpected at Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave. SE – this winter and spring as the Calgary Folk Music Festival presents live performances that encompass music, film, food, theatre, spoken word and even an advice panel. Inuit vocalist Tanya Tagaq launches the Show Your Roots Aboriginal […]

by aanationtalk on January 13, 2014537 Views

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GNWT promotes fur, tourism in China

YELLOWKNIFE (January 8, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay will lead a delegation to China to promote the NWT as a trade partner, a follow-up to the successful Council of the Federation Mission to China in 2012. During that mission, there was significant interest from the mining, energy, furs, and […]

by aanationtalk on January 10, 2014551 Views

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imagineNATIVE Rings in 2014 with the 10th Anniversary imagineNative Film + Video Tour – Book now!

01/09/2014 imagineNATIVE wishes all its artists, supporters and audiences a healthy, happy and creative start to the new year! In advance of its 15th anniversary Festival on October 22-26, 2014, imagineNATIVE celebrates the 10thmilestone year of the annual imagineNATIVE Film + Video Tour. Launched in 2005, imagineNATIVE’s celebrated film and video programming travels each winter to […]

by aanationtalk on January 9, 2014615 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Danis Goulet chats about ‘Wakening’ – TIFF 2013 Interview

Credits: TheArtsScene Published on Sep 16, 2013 Director/Writer Danis Goulet chats about her short film ‘Wakening’, part of the Stage to Screen project celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. Enjoy the interview! JOIN OUR COMMUNITY: www.TheArtsScene.cawww.facebook.com/TheArtsScene Background music:Stringed Disco – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b… Have a video, […]

by ecnationtalk on January 9, 2014813 Views

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4 Films Round Out an Eclectic Native Presence at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Jan 06, 2014 This year marks 20 years of the formal existence of the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program and the Native Forum at Sundance Film Festival. Throughout 2014 the Native Program will celebrate this milestone with partnerships and screenings across the country including Park City, New York, Los Angeles and Santa Fe. […]

by aanationtalk on January 9, 2014514 Views

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NTI Announces 2013 Photo of the Year Contest Winners

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. officials today selected the 2013 Photo of the Year Contest winners. Jeeteeta Merkosak of Pond Inlet was awarded $1,000 in prize money for her Narwhal at the Floe Edge photograph, an enlarged copy of her photograph, and the honour of having her photograph appear as the cover of NTI’s annual report and […]

by aanationtalk on January 8, 2014614 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: NW Profiles: Blackfoot Crossing

Credits: KSPS TV Uploaded on Nov 29, 2011 Northwest Profiles visits Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. Located an hour east of Calgary, Alberta Blackfoot Crossing takes visitors back in time to experience First Nation cultures which used to inhabit this land. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ecnationtalk on January 8, 2014949 Views

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First Nations Art Show ~ Gallery One Twenty One

From January 07, 2014 to March 01, 2014 Gallery One Twenty One (48 Bridge Street East, Belleville) is hosting its’ first ever “First Nations Art” show and sale entitled Spirit Woman from January 7 until March 01, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is going […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014721 Views

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Walk-A-Mile Film Project Sponsorships Still Available

January 6, 2014 – Thunder Bay’s Aboriginal Liaison needs your help in supporting an innovative film project that aims to build greater understanding between the City’s Aboriginal population and the broader community. Generous sponsors have to date contributed about $38,000 to the Walk-A-Mile Film Project, which will see the creation of a four-part documentary film series […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014668 Views

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FCC seeks applications for the FCC Expression Fund

Regina, Saskatchewan, January 7, 2014 – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will allocate $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund, for the seventh year in a row, to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across the country. This fund was developed in 2008 to support projects that contribute to the vitality of official language […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014518 Views

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Celebrate Family Day on Toronto’s Waterfront!

Family activities along Toronto’s Waterfront during Family Day! 01/06/2014 – FREE Family Day fun for kids of all ages is only footsteps away at Family Day on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA on Monday, February 17 along the Waterfront, from 10am until 6pm. Watch dog sport demos, create arts and crafts, discover Inuit […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014849 Views

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Province to host national meetings of Ministers of Tourism and Culture in 2014

January 6, 2014 For immediate release Tourism and Culture Ministers from across the country responsible for Tourism and for Culture will visit Prince Edward Island this year during the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Charlottetown Conference, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson. “2014 is the ideal year for the Island to play host […]

by aanationtalk on January 6, 2014532 Views

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A trip to the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua – President Chartier visits Miskitu Indian leaders and villages

January 4, 2014 From December 20 to 30, 2013 President Chartier engaged in a number of meetings of the Indian organization, Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Asla Takanka (YATAMA; literally meaning “Sons of Mother Earth”), including meetings with leaders who were successful in winning seats in Nicaragua’s national assembly, the Atlantic Coast regional autonomy government, mayoral […]

by aanationtalk on January 6, 2014595 Views

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Elizabeth “Lizzy” Edzerza

Dec. 20/13 The Tahltan Nation is in mourning. We have lost one of our eldest Matriarchs – Elizabeth “Lizzy” Edzerza. Our condolences to her family, we are sending you love and prayers. She will be forever in our hearts. The funeral service for Lizzy will be at the Thornhill Community Centre, Monday December 23rd at […]

by aanationtalk on January 5, 2014477 Views

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Member of Parliament LaVar Payne Announces Support for the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

MEDICINE HAT, Alberta, December 20, 2013 – LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament (Medicine Hat), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the City of Medicine Hat’s Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. “The Esplanade is an important part of the local community that celebrates our […]

by aanationtalk on January 5, 2014447 Views

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Ekstasis Releases Robert Lalonde’s Novel “The Last Indian Summer”

CHELSEA, QC, December 31, 2013 – Ekstasis Editions has just released a translation of Robert Lalonde’s novel The Last Indian Summer. A post-colonial novel of protest, it’s a bewitching and beautiful summer night’s dream, a hymn to passion, nature and freedom that condemns hypocrisy and intolerance. Winner of France’s 1982 Prix Jean-Macé, The Last Indian […]

by aanationtalk on January 5, 2014532 Views

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Aboriginal Heritage Portal

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce updates to the Aboriginal Heritage portal. Representing Canada’s three Aboriginal groups: the First Nations, Métis and Inuit, the portal offers material organized by cultural group and subject, as well as resources for Indian residential school research. Whether you are a first-time or experienced researcher, the portal will be the starting point for anyone interested in Aboriginal […]

by aanationtalk on January 5, 2014548 Views

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2014 ITK Wall Calendar Features Local Artwork on Theme of Inuit Seasons

ITK congratulates the 25 artists chosen for inclusion in its 2014 round calendar, currently being distributed to schools, municipal offices, businesses and organizations across Inuit Nunangat. The drawings were chosen after an open call inviting artists to submit work on the theme of Inuit seasons. ITK received hundreds of submissions from across the four Inuit […]

by mmnationtalk on January 3, 2014570 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014 Alberta National EventMarch 27-30, 2014 Edmonton, Shaw Conference Centre All TRC events will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue, from March 27 to 30, 2014. For 116 years, thousands of Aboriginal children in Alberta were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by […]

by mmnationtalk on January 3, 2014615 Views

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Not your typical “Jam Night”

MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council youth group The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council youth group recently held a “Jam Night” without any musical instruments. Instead of a traditional “Jam Night”, council member Janice Ferris and youth members made homemade strawberry jam from scratch. The youth were included throughout the entire process […]

by mmnationtalk on January 3, 2014619 Views

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Celebration heralds a new beginning for Maskwacis, formerly Hobbema (with video)

Video MASKWACIS – With drums reverberating and voices raised in song, Alberta’s largest aboriginal community rang in the new year on Tuesday night and said goodbye to its Dutch moniker of more than 100 years. At midnight, Hobbema celebrated a historic change, reassuming the Cree name Maskwacis that was dropped in 1891 at the bequest […]

by mmnationtalk on January 1, 2014927 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Idle No More – Toronto Eaton Centre 2013

Credit: Kevin Konnyu Published on Dec 22, 2013 On Saturday December 21 indigenous activists and allies gathered under the banner of the Idle No More movement at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto and took over the intersection with a flash mob round dance. Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of a similar action the activists then […]

by mmnationtalk on January 1, 2014833 Views

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