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Ontario Helping Festivals and Events Grow ~ Ontario Government Supporting Local Tourism and Job Creation

April 5, 2013 Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport The new Ontario government is giving local festivals and events a boost to help grow tourism, create jobs and support economic growth across the province. This year, 203 festivals and events received funding through the Celebrate Ontario fund. This support will help organizers enhance programming and services, attract […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Cape Dorset, Nunavut: The Epicentre of Inuit Art

Credit: AANDCanada The Inuit people of Cape Dorset have a solid sense of family, society and tradition, and through their art have managed to place this tiny hamlet prominently on the international arts scene. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

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Province commits funding for Aboriginal tourism

For Immediate Release2013JTST0069-000681April 4, 2013 Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour Osoyoos – The Province of British Columbia has provided $1 million to support the growth of Aboriginal tourism in B.C. The funding will go directly to the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) to support their ongoing marketing strategy, Citizens’ […]

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‘Spirits of Land, Air and Water’: Inuit Antler Carvings at Arctic Museum, Opens April 11

April 4, 2013 Bowdoin College Carvings of drummers, dancers, acrobats and spirits of all sorts will be on view in the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s newest exhibit, Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection, opening April 11. The exhibit features more than 30 carvings fashioned from caribou antlers by Inuit […]

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Polar Bear on Thin Ice exhibition launches at the Place des Festivals

Montreal, April 4, 2013 – Today, Polar Bear on Thin Ice, a new exhibit, launched at the Place des Festivals of Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal. Artist Armand Vaillancourt was on hand to document the event with a live painting session. The sculpture, which will be on display until April 21, 2013, illustrates the negative impact […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum – Banff Alberta 2010

Credit: muziczone1 “The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is dedicated to the appreciation, interpretation, demonstration and display of the cultures, traditions, and value of the First Nations people of North America and their trading partners. The museum seeks to show how the people of this land lived and adapted to their surroundings and each other prior […]

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Harper Government Invests in Aboriginal Culture in Orillia

Orillia, Ontario, April 4, 2013 – Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament (Simcoe North), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for an Orillia organization that offers valuable life skills training and traditional cultural teachings to local Aboriginal women and their families. The Orillia Native Women’s […]

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2017 Starts Now — A Canada 150 Conference Series — Launches In Vancouver

April 3, 2013 – CBC/Radio-Canada, in partnership with VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), are sparking the national conversation about Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation with the CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOWconference series, in collaboration with other local and national organizations.  Kicking-off in Vancouver, BC, on Friday, April 5, CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW is a series of […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Douglas Cardinal, Canadian Architect, Reflects on the Importance of Gestures of Reconciliation

Credit: AANDCanada Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future – Douglas Cardinal, Canadian Architect, Reflects on the Importance of Gestures of Reconciliation Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

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Northern Lights Festival Boréal announces 2013 line up

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS For 2013, NLFB is presenting one its most dynamic lineups yet, ranging from hip-hop to roots rock and everything in between. The music certainly reflects the eclectic atmosphere NLFB has become known for, but the calibre and acclaim of the talent for 2013 is undoubtedly on par with some of the largest […]

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Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories

Saturday, April 13, 2013 – 4:00 p.m.Eric Harvie Theatre Free The Raven dances and sings and always has something to say!  From the time Inuit lived a nomadic life, the Raven has occupied a central place in the imaginations and cultures of the peoples of the Eastern Arctic. Acclaimed director Sylvia Cloutier brings together a diverse […]

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National Theatre of Greenland Visits Canada!

For Immediate Release April 2, 2013 Media Contact: Patti Shaughnessy +299482538, nationaltheatregreenland@gmail.com   www.nuis.g1    National Theatre of Greenland Tours to Four Canadian Cities Starting March 29th, four students from the National Theatre of Greenland; Majbritt Bech, Mike Thomsen, Klaus Geisler, Hans Henrik Poulsen and three professional company members, Makka Kleist, Else Danielsen and Patti Shaughnessy […]

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Featured Video of the Day: 1812: A First Nations Perspective

Credit: CanWarMus The War of 1812 was a dramatic event in Canadian history. But what was at stake, and who won? The exhibition 1812 at the Canadian War Museum reveals that the answer to this question depends on perspective. The exhibition takes a unique approach, exploring the war through the eyes of the four main […]

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Nunavut Official Languages Act is now in Force

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 2, 2013) – The Nunavut Official Languages Act came into force yesterday, April 1, 2013. This is a milestone in the history of our young Territory. The new Act maintains the rights and privileges of English and French, while the Inuit Language will be elevated to equal status. This level of statutory […]

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Arvel Bird Concert to Benefit Gathering at the Heart of Niagara

Arvel Bird, a Scottish and Native American violinist, known for connecting Celtic and Native American traditions, and dubbed “Lord of the Strings,” along with Mohawk Joseph Michael Mahfoud’s blues and light rock offerings, will perform in concert on April 10 at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center 1201 Pine Street, Niagara Falls, New York, to […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Tony Belcourt, Métis Leader, Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future

Credit: AANDCanada Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future Talks to the Significance of the Location of the Stained Glass Window above the west door of the House of Commons commemorating legacy of Indian residential schools. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on April 1, 20131086 Views

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Library and Archives Canada Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) 2013-14

Minister’s Message The organizations of the Canadian Heritage portfolio enrich the lives of Canadians in many ways. They make the most of the possibilities offered by technology to preserve and celebrate our heritage and our culture; they encourage the full participation of Canadians in society; and they stimulate creativity, innovation, and the economy. As a […]

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NFB Inuit and Arctic films showcased in Canadian Museum of Nature’s Extraordinary Arctic Festival

Montreal, March 27, 2013 ― As the world’s leading producer of Inuit cinema, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has worked with artists and communities across the North to create a rich audiovisual legacy of Inuit and Arctic history, culture and stories. From April 4 to 28, a selection of some of the NFB’s […]

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63rd Annual Provincial Drama Festival Takes the Stage in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Executive CouncilTourism, Culture and RecreationMarch 28, 2013 The 63rd annual Provincial Drama Festival is set to get underway in Happy Valley-Goose Bay from March 31 – April 6, hosted by Mokami Players. The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs, will participate in the opening ceremonies at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 as […]

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Ministerial Statement – Inuit Women’s Conference Empowers Participants

Executive CouncilMarch 27, 2013 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Joan Shea, Acting Minister Responsible for the Status of Women: Inuit Women’s Conference Empowers Participants Mr. Speaker I rise in this Honourable House today to acknowledge the Inuit Women’s Gathering, a successful event made possible by the […]

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Veronique Nirlungayuk awarded the 2012 Nunavut Performing Arts Award

Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 26, 2013) – The Commissioner of Nunavut, Edna Elias, has awarded the first Performing Arts Award to Rankin Inlet performer Veronique Nirlungayuk. Veronique Nirlungayuk started drawing as a small child and was then introduced to drum dancing by her late father, Bernard Iqqugaqtuq. She has won competitions with both her drawing and […]

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GNWT Wraps Up Second Aboriginal Languages Symposium

Yellowknife (March 26, 2013) – The second Aboriginal Languages Symposium wrapped up last week in Yellowknife. Nearly two hundred delegates from across the Northwest Territories, representing all nine Aboriginal language groups, attended the two-day gathering. “Guiding a direction for the future of Aboriginal languages is a shared responsibility between the Territorial and Federal governments, Aboriginal governments, […]

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Exhibition on Nunavut will represent Canada in Venice

Ottawa, March 26, 2013 – “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” has been selected through a national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announced today. The exhibition will be organized and curated by Lateral Office of Toronto. As Nunavut celebrates its 15th anniversary in […]

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‘BLIZZARD: Emerging Northern Artists’ Book Launch

Vancouver, BC – grunt gallery is proud to announce the book launch for BLIZZARD: Emerging Northern Artists. This newly published catalogue includes essays by Candice Hopkins and Tania Willard that examine and reflect upon artwork by Jamasie Pitseolak, Nicholas Galanin, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Geronimo Inutiq (MadEskimo), and director Derek Aqqiaruq. Originally shown as an exhibition […]

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New videos launched to promote Maliseet language, culture

Aboriginal Affairs SecretariatExecutive Council OfficeOffice of the Premier 25 March 2013 Fredericton (GNB) – New videos to promote and preserve the use of the Maliseet language in New Brunswick were launched today in Fredericton by community members from the Tobique First Nation.  “Achieving a greater understanding of one’s language and culture is paramount in today’s […]

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The Banff Centre applauds increased arts and culture funding in Federal budget

Recognizes support of the Department of Canadian Heritage for Endowment Incentives Matching Program   March 21, 2013 The Government of Canada announced today that the cap for the Endowment Incentives Matching Program, administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage, will grow from $10.0 million to $15.0 million over five years. The increase will benefit Banff Centre […]

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Canadian Inuit film and culture showcased in Cambridge, U.K., at “Arctic Film Festival: Voices from the North”

Montreal, March 20, 2013― Distinguished Inuit artists Aaju Peter and Elisapie Isaac ( If the Weather Permits) and filmmakers Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs ( Vanishing Point) will join Tom Perlmutter, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada, and Susan Gregson, Deputy High Commissioner for the High Commission of Canada, for Arctic […]

by aanationtalk on March 21, 2013588 Views

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Métis students discover their culture

March 21, 2013 Infinite Reach March break camp Over March break, Métis high school students from across Ontario gathered at the Canadian Ecology Centre in Mattawa for a four-day retreat designed by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) to engage Métis high school students in discussions on post-secondary education and to learn about their Métis […]

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Elder Alita Sauve and Bella McWatch, an Aboriginal Youth

Release Date: March 20, 2013 NationTalk speaks to a youth documentary maker Bella McWatch and Elder Alita Sauve. Bella was one of 8 Aboriginal youth who developed, scripted, shot and edited documentary The Ripple Effect. It features self-portraits, interviews from people on the street and First Nations Elders on themes of disconnection in society. This documentary was a […]

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2013 Governor General’s Awards – National Gallery of Canada exhibition celebrates recipients

Ottawa – March 20, 2013 On view from March 22 to June 23, 2013 From Friday, March 22 to Sunday, June 23, 2013, visitors to the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will be able to admire outstanding works by the seven recipients of the prestigious 2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, awarded […]

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Applications Welcomed for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program

Tourism, Culture and RecreationExecutive CouncilMarch 19, 2013 Aboriginal groups throughout the province are encouraged to apply to the Provincial Government’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program before the program deadline of April 15, 2013. “The Provincial Government is committed to helping Aboriginal groups preserve and protect their culture and heritage,” said the Honourable Terry French, Minister of […]

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Media Advisory: War of 1812 Monument Design Concepts Finalists showcased

The National Capital Commission (NCC), in partnership with Canadian Heritage, invites the public to view the War of 1812 Monument design concepts. http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/image-full/uploads/news/images/1812_e_1.jpg Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013Time: 5 pm to 7 pmLocation: National Capital Commission40 Elgin St, Room 702, 7th floorOttawa, Ontario A national jury comprised of professionals of fine arts, heritage, and landscape […]

by aanationtalk on March 19, 2013370 Views

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Local communities benefit from BC Arts Council grants

For Immediate Release2013CSCD0018-000519March 18, 2013 Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Victoria – Artists and cultural organizations, including community arts councils, will share $8.36 million in the latest round of BC Arts Council grants, funded by the B.C. government, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today. The funding comes from $16.8 […]

by aanationtalk on March 18, 2013461 Views

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Red Sky Presenting Series

Red Sky Presenting Series offers inspiring and leading Indigenous creators and companies from across Canada and around the globe, and introduces audiences to diverse Indigenous artists in theatre, dance, music, comedy and film. Here are some highlights of our Presenting Series: Every Step You Take April 4, 2013 at 6:30pm Red Sky and Verity present […]

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Survey of Attitudes towards Aboriginals Shows need for more dialogue

News Release Toronto, March 15, 2013 According to a 2013 attitude survey sponsored by the Association of Canadian Studies and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, negative perceptions of Aboriginals have increased in frequency among since last year, particularly among English Canadians. On the other hand, at the national level, attitudes among immigrants were more positive […]

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Harper Government Invests in Aboriginal Culture in Mattawa

Mattawa, Ontario, March 15, 2013 – Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament (Nipissing—Timiskaming), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced a new investment for the Nij Nibi Kwey, which will reconnect Aboriginal women and children to their heritage, develop traditional skills and encourage cultural exchanges. The Nij […]

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Minister Blaney Walks in the Footsteps of the 104th Regiment

March 15, 2013 Québec City – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, took part in a re-enactment of a portion of the historic march of the 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot this morning, in Québec City. Accompanied by members of the Régiment de la Chaudière and Voltigeurs […]

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1st Annual Province-Wide Métis Youth Conference

2013-03-13 March 22 and 23, 2013 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan   Download the poster here   NT4

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SaskCulture Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant – Deadline Apr. 15

The SaskCulture Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant supports qualified Aboriginal arts and culture leaders and cultural organizations to deliver program in partnership that engage individuals who are acknowledged by the target community. Application deadline is Apr. 15, 2013. NT4

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Aboriginal youth in Toronto building bridges through the art of documentary

Tuesday March 12, 2013 NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release Leave Out Violence (LOVE), in collaboration with the Aboriginal Youth Skill Building Program (AYSBP) of Native Child & Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) is proud to present the world premiere of The Ripple Effect, on Wednesday March 20, at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Gallery […]

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American Proposal to Uplist Polar Bears Rejected

March 13, 2013 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook today announced that countries attending the CITES meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, would not challenge the vote which defeated the American proposal to uplist polar bears. Countries attending the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species’ (CITES) 16th Committee of the Parties voted on the American proposal last […]

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Polar Bear Group Wins

March 13, 2013 Dear friends, Today, Wednesday March 13, 2013 we were informed at the CITES COP in Bangkok, Thailand that there will be no further challenge to the vote last week to maintain the polar bear at Appendix ll of the CITES listing. This means that we have won an important victory in our […]

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Asinabka Festival Call For Submissions

The Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, and any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible.     Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works.  Preference will be given to […]

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NFB to screen three shorts nominated for a 2013 Jutra in the Best Animated Film category—online and free of charge

Montreal, March 12, 2013 – On March 15, 16 and 17, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be offering free streaming on NFB.ca of three NFB productions nominated for the Jutra Award for Best Animated Film. Beginning March 15, up until the annual Jutra Awards gala on Sunday, March 17, Bydlo by Patrick Bouchard, Kaspar by Diane Obomsawin and Here and the […]

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Statement: Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Announcement of the Recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Ottawa, March 12, 2013 – Each year, the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts provide an opportunity to recognize the talent and creativity of Canadians. […]

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Canada’s best visual, media and fine craft artists win awards for life’s work

Montreal, March 12, 2013 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the winners of the 2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts at the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal. The winners are: Marcel Barbeau, Painter and sculptor, Montreal Rebecca Belmore, Visual artist, Winnipeg William D. MacGillivray, Filmmaker and director, Rose Bay, N.S. Gordon Monahan, Sound […]

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Inuit singer/ songwriter SAALI at Zaphod Beeblebrox

March 09, 2013 Thursday, May 23, 2013. (Doors 8pm) Zaphod Beeblebrox http://www.Zaphods.ca27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada. Age 19+/ General Admission ADVANCE TICKETS: $7.00, for a limited time at http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=10807or by phone 1.888.222.6608 Saali, an Inuk singer/ songwriter, was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut in 1975 and lived in Killinik, a community that closed down in 1978. He […]

by aanationtalk on March 11, 2013584 Views

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Fort Smith Artist Featured on NWT Directory Cover

March 8, 2013 A Fort Smith based artist has become the first two-time winner of the Northwestel Directory Art Competition. The 2013-14 directory cover for the Northwest Territories will feature an encaustic painting titled Ravens After the Storm by Chris DeWolf of Fort Smith, NWT. “It’s very exciting to have your work on the cover […]

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Nunavummiut Invited to Celebrate French Language, Culture and Arts

Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 8, 2013) – Today marks the beginning of the 15th edition of Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, a 17-day celebration of French language and culture across Canada. This year’s theme – Joie de vivre, or Joy of Living – celebrates the enthusiasm and delight of Canada’s francophone communities. “The Department of Culture […]

by aanationtalk on March 8, 2013524 Views

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imagineNATIVE 2013 Call for Submissions

Be part of imagineNATIVE’s 14th Annual Festival! FREE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2013$25 LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2013 Complete submission details and film/video, radio, new media and TV Series submission forms: Online submission forms PDF submission forms It’s that time of year once again for you to submit your film, video, radio and new media works […]

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