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The Oral History Centre presents the project ininiwag dibaajimowag : First Nations Men’s Digital Stories on the Inter-generational Experiences of Residential Schools

The Oral History Centre, in collaboration with the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg, is pleased to share digital stories created by seven First Nations men who participated in the project ininiwag dibaajimowag : First Nations Men’s Digital Stories on the Inter-generational Experiences of Residential Schools. The filmmakers featured include Daniel Highway, Gilbert Fredette, Ryan […]

by ecnationtalk on May 10, 2013769 Views

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The Spirits Within Carving Project Blessing

May 16, 2013 , Whistler Join the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler for this important celebration, Thursday, May 16th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Celebrations include:  Bowl found on an archaeological dig Witness the blessing of the Spirits Within Carving project > installation of four monumental carvings created over the winter Witness the blessing of the Spirits Within […]

by mmnationtalk on May 9, 2013597 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Canada’s Drum featuring National Chief Shawn Atleo

Credit: spartanyouthradio Published on Dec 3, 2012 Shawn Atleo is the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and makes it his priority to travel across Canada meeting with First Nations youth. In his second term as National Chief, Atleo has his thumb on the pulse of the nation and know what it is […]

by mmnationtalk on May 8, 2013612 Views

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Touring Artist Fund allows artists to grow new audience appreciation

FOR RELEASE #13-120May 7, 2013 WHITEHORSE—Seven Yukon artists are sharing $23,000 through the Government of Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund to tour their work to outside audiences and develop their professional skills. “Touring offers Yukon artists opportunities to interact with new audiences and to gain wider recognition for their work,” Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon […]

by aanationtalk on May 7, 2013431 Views

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Mystery of Tahltan language “code” revealed

May. 3/13 The coordinator of a language revitalization effort in Tahltan Nation says his team has made an important discovery that will help save our language, before it disappears. After a year of study, Oscar Dennis says he, along with Reginald and Ryan Dennis, have finally cracked the code on Tahltan language’s fundamental patterns. “We […]

by aanationtalk on May 6, 20131011 Views

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Library and Archives Canada Acquisition Update

Gatineau, Quebec, May 3, 2013 – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to report on its recent acquisitions.   In its effort to establish a representative documentary heritage of value to Canadians, LAC acquires a variety of material, either in paper or digital form, to ensure that the holdings in our vaults reflect Canadians’ documentary […]

by aanationtalk on May 6, 2013487 Views

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Preserving a language

U launches groundbreaking new Ojibwe-English ‘talking’ dictionary. Eugene Stillday was born in Ponemah on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, where he grew up speaking Ojibwe. That is, until his public school teachers forbade him from the practice and punished him and his classmates for speaking the only language they knew. “[So] we developed a system,” […]

by aanationtalk on May 2, 2013991 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: “Wisdom of Ages” First Nations Stories performed by Coast Tsimshian storyteller Shannon Thunderbird

Credit: Gustavo Thomas Uploaded on Feb 8, 2010 “Wisdom of Ages” First Nations Stories performed by Coast Tsimshian storyteller Shannon Thunderbird, at Hart House, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada. February 7th, 2010. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.  

by mmnationtalk on May 2, 2013579 Views

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Earth and Sky – Collaborative work by Shuvinai Ashoona and John Noestheden

Ottawa Until September 2, 2013, visitors to the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) may admire Earth and Sky, a 50-meter-long banner reproducing an original collaborative drawing by Shuvinai Ashoona and John Noestheden. Suspended from the ceiling of the colonnade, the striking windowed walkway that leads to the NGC’s galleries, the banner presents the drawing in its […]

by aanationtalk on May 2, 2013821 Views

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Northern Scene – Celebrating Artists

For Immediate Release Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 1, 2013) – Nunavut artists and musicians are in the international spotlight at Northern Scene in Ottawa and Gatineau. “Our government is extremely pleased that so many of our Nunavummiut artists – emerging and established – are able to showcase their talents at this multi-disciplinary arts festival where a total […]

by aanationtalk on May 1, 2013367 Views

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Congratulations Aboriginal Day of Wellness Grant Recipients!

Day Of Wellness Applicants Letter The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) would like to extend its congratulations to all the successful candidates for the first annual Aboriginal Day of Wellness Grants. This inaugural Aboriginal Day of Wellness event represents the small, proactive steps that the FNHA is taking today to ensure Health and Wellness remains […]

by aanationtalk on May 1, 2013518 Views

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Talking Stick Artist Submission

Full Circle First Nations Performance is accepting submission from artists for the2014 Talking Stick Festival. Fill out the information below.   We welcome work of both established and emerging artists from all areas of the performing arts – theatre, dance, drumming, spoken word, music and multi-media in traditional or contemporary form – or maybe even a […]

by mmnationtalk on May 1, 2013588 Views

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Canadian Armed Forces Commemorate the Battle of York

NR – 13.125 – April 27, 2013 Ottawa –The Canadian Armed Forces together with the City of Toronto marked the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of York today, with events downtown and along the waterfront. “I want to thank the City of Toronto for their partnership and dedication. Today’s events were a great opportunity for […]

by aanationtalk on April 29, 2013432 Views

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NWT has significant presence at Northern Scene in Ottawa

Yellowknife (April 26, 2013) – Northwest Territories (NWT) Commissioner George Tuccaro and Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty took part in the launch of Northern Scene at the National Arts Centre (NAC) yesterday. More than 70 artists from multiple disciplines will be representing the NWT during the festival, which will be held in Ottawa from April […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013498 Views

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50 years ago today the Ontario Arts Council was born!

Toronto, April 26, 2013 – On April 26, 1963, Bill 162, the legislation creating the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), was given its final reading in the Ontario Legislature. The province’s primary arts funding body, OAC, was founded with a mission to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians. “Our […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013491 Views

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Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art – The largest survey of contemporary Indigenous art ever, at the National Gallery of Canada

Invitation MEDIA PREVIEW Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10 am National Gallery of Canada 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Special exhibitions galleries RSVP to 613-990-6835 or bmallet@gallery.ca The Director of the National Gallery of Canada, Marc Mayer, is pleased to invite members of the media to a preview of the ambitious exhibition Sakahàn: International […]

by mmnationtalk on April 26, 2013618 Views

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Lieutenant Governor to commemorate Battle of York 200th anniversary in company of Duke of Edinburgh

April 25, 2013 Toronto—On Saturday, April 27, the Hon. David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will participate in a series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York. This significant milestone coincides with a private visit by His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. For complete information, visit the […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013322 Views

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Harper Government Invests in the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of York

Ottawa, April 26, 2013 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the City of Toronto to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York. “Two hundred years ago, British, Canadian, and First Nations defenders fought in the Battle of York, and their sacrifice deserves to […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013476 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Shannon Thunderbird – Prologue Spring Preview 2012

Credit: prologueadminPublished on Aug 10, 2012 Prologue to the Performing Arts, a leader in providing high-quality performing arts for children and families, presents its annual Spring Preview. The Spring Preview features 15-minute performance excerpts of new shows by 6 new or current Prologue artists. The 2012 Preview features: Shannon Thunderbird (music) Ballet Jörgen Canada (dance) Sheldon […]

by mmnationtalk on April 25, 2013672 Views

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Tourism and Culture minister helps bring focus to Yukon artists in Ottawa

FOR RELEASE #13-105April 25, 2013 Whitehorse—Yukon artists are front and centre as the Northern Scene Festival launches in Ottawa today. As part of the opening day, Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon will greet audiences attending A Circumpolar Soundscape produced by Yukoner Debbie Peters and featuring Diyet van Lieshout of Burwash Landing. “We are pleased […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013444 Views

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Battle of York bicentennial day events on April 27 – event details, road closures and TTC service changes

April 25, 2013 On Saturday, April 27, the City of Toronto and the Canadian Armed Forces will present a number of free downtown events to commemorate a defining day in the history of Canada and Toronto – the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York. Event highlights/details below: Starting at 9 a.m. at Queen’s Park, […]

by mmnationtalk on April 25, 2013625 Views

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Anglicans prepare for TRC event in Montreal

April 24, 2013 – General Synod Communications and the Anglican Journal, the church’s editorially independent newspaper, have entered into a partnership to distribute stories of national significance. This story is shared through this arrangement. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will lead a delegation of Anglicans expected to participate in the Truth […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013525 Views

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The NAC invites students to experience the music of Canada’s North

April 23, 2013 Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates the vibrancy and richness of Canada’s northern culture in a special fun-filled student matinee performance on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2.Adventures in Canada’s North, a co-production with the NAC’s Northern Scene, introduces students to this unique region – through story, throat singing and drum dancing. […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013617 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Kitikmeot Heritage Society

Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, April 24, 2013 – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council and Member of Parliament (Nunavut), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Kitikmeot Heritage Society […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013456 Views

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MCK to participate in launch of Truth & Reconciliation event in Montreal

For PDF, visit Kahnawake.com  Listen to Audio The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that Grand Chief Mike Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. will participate in the Survivors Walk and Procession March, which will launch the Quebec National Truth & Reconciliation Event in Montreal. The walk is a major component of the opening ceremonies for […]

by mmnationtalk on April 23, 2013601 Views

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Battle of York this Saturday!!!

Toronto, Ontario – April 23, 2013 – April 27th marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York. The military and the City of Toronto have partnered to commemorate the battle and planned a number of great events which will be happening this Saturday. There have been several releases on this, posters at TTC shelters and […]

by aanationtalk on April 23, 2013502 Views

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FNUniv Pow-Wow Postponed Due to Brandt Centre Labour Disruption

First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is required to postpone its 35th Annual Spring Celebration Pow-Wow, scheduled for the weekend of April 6-7, due to the possibility of a labor disruption as well as the concern Evraz Place has to deliver a quality event for their Client. The event has been rescheduled for the weekend […]

by aanationtalk on April 22, 2013653 Views

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Northern Scene Welcome Ceremony Kicks-off Historic Festival on April 25

April 19, 2013 There will be history in the making on Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m. in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre, when Northern Scene – the largest gathering ever of artists from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, as well as Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, ever held outside the region – kicks off with […]

by aanationtalk on April 22, 2013422 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Louisbourg300 Celebrations

Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, April 21, 2013 — Cape Breton’s tourism industry is getting a boost with its efforts to attract more visitors to the Island. The Government of Canada is investing over $1.3 million in Louisbourg300 celebrations as organizers gear up to attract visitors to the Cape Breton Island and deliver special programming this summer […]

by aanationtalk on April 22, 2013460 Views

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Film and Dialogue Series: Stories of Repatriation

April 25, 2013 Join the Sto:lo Nation for this first in series of Cultural Experiences. this film and dinner dialogue series welcomes First Nation and Stol-lo neighbors to the beautiful Sto:lo Resource Centre on the Sto:lo Nation grounds to watch four seperate films over four events and share dinner and dialogue together discussing repatriation and […]

by aanationtalk on April 22, 2013472 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: ShannonThunderbird & the Thunderbird Native Theatre

Credit: Shannon Thunderbird Our Show, Rolling Thunder was part of Canada’s National Culture Days – September, 2012. Company: (1) Coast Tsimshian: Artistic Director, SHANNON THUNDERBIRD. Host/Singer/Actor/Drummer, KATE DICKSON, Fancy Shawl Dancer/Singer/Drummer, ERIN DICKSON. (2) Singer/Actor/Drummer and Thunderbird’s Performance Partner for over ten years, SANDY HORNE (3) Actor/Drummer: CHRISTINE POHLKAMP Sandy Horne, Kate Dickson, Christine Pohlkamp, […]

by mmnationtalk on April 19, 2013869 Views

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Design Competition for BC Aboriginal Artists

Britco is pleased to launch a design competition, open to artists from Aboriginal Communities in British Columbia, to design an Aboriginal-inspired logo to complement Britco’s existing brand. The winner of the competition will receive $20,000. The contest opens April 15th and closes May 17th and will be adjudicated by a blue-ribbon panel chaired by Hon. Steven […]

by aanationtalk on April 19, 2013711 Views

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Air Canada’s enRoute Film Festival – Call for entries

Winners will attend a major international film festival – $5,000 prize for Best Short Film Toronto, April 19, 2013 – Air Canada today announced it is inviting Canadian film students and emerging filmmakers to enter its seventh annual enRoute short film festival. Each year, a celebrity jury selects the best short films and broadcasts them […]

by aanationtalk on April 19, 2013453 Views

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Monarchy and History Meet Nature and Culture on The Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Ottawa, Ontario, April 18, 2013 – The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage with a new release of collector coins showcasing our stories, symbols and traditions in an abundant variety of designs and innovative craftsmanship.  Themes ranging from the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 250th anniversary of […]

by aanationtalk on April 18, 2013355 Views

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North Atlantic seal hunt off to a strong start

Ottawa, April 18, 2013 – Sealers working in the North Atlantic Ocean are on target to increase this year’s harvest by 40% over last year’s catch. Nine days into the season, sealers estimate their harvest at almost 60,000 seals. “Good weather conditions and an abundant population of seals have contributed to the early success of […]

by aanationtalk on April 18, 2013413 Views

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Announces Winners of the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Photography Contest

April 17, 2013 Contest to Continue this Spring The first installment of the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Photography Contest brought nature lovers and photographers together.  The showcased what they love about the environment in Akwesasne and Massena. “The first contest for the winter season ran for two weeks from March 8 to 22, 2013,” said […]

by aanationtalk on April 17, 2013456 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: We Are All One People

Credit: Amanda Rose Schellenberg The following is a Public Service Announcement (PSA) intended to debunk and challenge Aboriginal stereotypes in Canadian mainstream society. Dustin Dufault (Kaska Dena Council) and Amanda Rose Schellenberg (Metis) share an alternative perspective to highlight the unique beauty of First Nations culture in Canada. We encourage you to leave your thoughts […]

by mmnationtalk on April 17, 20131084 Views

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K.M. Hunter Artist Award Winners Announced

April 4, 2013 – The recipients of the 2013 K.M. Hunter Artist Awards were announced today. The six recipients will be honoured by the K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation at an event at the Gladstone Hotel later in May. A prize of $8,000 was awarded in each of six artistic disciplines to: Dance   Meagan O’Shea, Toronto Film and Video   […]

by mmnationtalk on April 17, 2013489 Views

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Yukon’s Northern Scene artists featured in kickoff event

Whitehorse—Yukoners are invited to participate in a send-off celebration featuring Yukon artists who will be participating in Northern Scene, a 10-day festival April 25 to May 4 in Ottawa showcasing 250 artists from Canada’s North. Many of the 80 Yukon artists will be in attendance, along with Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon. “Participation in Northern […]

by mmnationtalk on April 17, 2013379 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: 7.2 Message from Stefan Rasporich

Credit: Garnet Journey Stefan Rasporich is an educator, screenwriter, songwriter, and actor, living in Alberta. He sent this video to us to post, with his message about what reconciliation means to him. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on April 16, 2013908 Views

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KAIROS and Québec Native Women public forum on Women of Courage at the Quebec national event of the TRC

April 16, 2013 Women of Courage forum: Gendering reconciliation As part of the Québec National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, KAIROS is honoured to co-sponsor this public forum with Québec Native Women. If you are in Montréal for this national event, please join us and please visit our display booth for conversation throughout […]

by aanationtalk on April 16, 2013902 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Christi Belcourt, Artist Description of ‘Giniigaaniimenaaning’

Credit: AANDCanada Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future – Christi Belcourt, Artist Description of ‘Giniigaaniimenaaning’ Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on April 15, 20131435 Views

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New B.C. grants support arts spaces and places

April 13, 2013 Victoria – Non-profit arts and cultural organizations, First Nations band councils and friendship centres in B.C. will share $2.384 million in grants for 118 projects through two new arts programs, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today. BC Creative Spaces provided $1.25 million for 37 projects to improve community […]

by aanationtalk on April 15, 2013792 Views

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BC Arts and Culture Week to celebrate creativity

Victoria – The 14th annual BC Arts and Culture Week, April 21-27, will offer British Columbians great opportunities to enjoy exciting arts events in communities throughout the province, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today. In 1999 the BC Arts Council initiated BC Arts and Culture Week to showcase and celebrate the […]

by aanationtalk on April 15, 2013449 Views

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Media Advisory – Seals and Sealing Network – Spokespersons Available to Discuss 2013 Seal Hunt

http://www.sealsandsealing.net/ Ottawa, April 15, 2013 – Representatives from Canada’s sealing industry, including seal harvesters, processors, and veterinarians are available to discuss the economic, ecological and cultural importance of the 2013 seal hunt. Recognizing its vital importance to coastal communities, Canada’s sealing community remains committed to supporting a sustainable industry and providing market demand for seal products […]

by aanationtalk on April 15, 2013447 Views

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NSI partners with Gimli Film Festival

April 11, 2013 The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to announce its new partnership with the Gimli Film Festival. NSI is programming seven themed hours of short films for the Gimli fest, which takes place from July 24 to 28, selected from the NSI Online Short Film Festival archives. Comedies, documentaries, drama, animation and more […]

by aanationtalk on April 12, 2013476 Views

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The National Arts Centre celebrates the return of the magnificient Oonark Tapestry

Ottawa – The National Arts Centre today unveiled the magnificent tapestry by renowned Inuit artist Jessie Oonark, just in time for the upcoming Northern Scene festival. The NAC first unveiled Ms. Oonark’s 373 cm by 601 cm tapestry in May 1973. The unnamed work was installed above the grand staircase in the NAC foyer, where it […]

by aanationtalk on April 12, 2013423 Views

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Waddington’s to offer important collection of Inuit graphics in spring auction

Toronto, April 11, 2013 – Waddington’s announced today it will be offering a rare and important collection of Inuit graphics in its Spring Inuit Art Auction. The collection is comprised of the Complete 1959 Cape Dorset Graphic Collection. 1959 represents the first time the Inuit people had publicly offered graphic art for sale and this collection is […]

by aanationtalk on April 12, 2013439 Views

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New information centre for tourists to open in Carcross

FOR RELEASE #13-087April 11, 2013 Whitehorse—A new Carcross Visitor Information Centre will be ready for the summer tourism season. “The team at the Carcross Visitor Information Centre will be providing exceptional service from a new location,” Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon said. “We’re expecting another busy tourism season and the building is ideal for […]

by aanationtalk on April 12, 2013349 Views

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Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Announcement of the Laureates of the 2013 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

Ottawa, April 10, 2013 – Day after day, our artists provide Canadians with unforgettable artistic experiences. These talented creators and their works deepen our appreciation of the arts and help strengthen our communities and our economy. For more than twenty years, the annual Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards have recognized the Canadian artists and arts […]

by aanationtalk on April 10, 2013449 Views

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