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Students Submit Dozens of Potential February Holiday Names

May 7, 2014 Nova Scotia students have sent in dozens of suggestions to name the new February holiday. More than 75 submissions were received from classes across the province, at every grade level. Primary to Grade 12 classes were invited to submit ideas for a general, permanent name for the holiday, as well as suggestions […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2014385 Views

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In remembrance of the Inuit families relocated to the High Arctic in the 1950s – The Makivik Corporation and the NFB launch the Iqqaumavara site

Press releaseOnline as of May 9 at iqqaumavara.com May 7, 2014 – Montreal –  National Film Board of Canada Launching May 9 at iqqaumavara.com, Iqqaumavara (I Remember), an original idea by Marquise Lepage and Martha Flaherty, explores one of the darkest and least-known pages of Canadian history: the Canadian government’s relocation of 19 Inuit families, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2014604 Views

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City Celebrates Public Art Week, May 12-16

NEWS RELEASEMay 5, 2014 Summary The City of Nanaimo is celebrating Public Art Week from May 12 to 16. Over the course of the week, residents are encouraged to explore and celebrate the collection of public art found throughout our city. Public art is created by artists for public sites. It can increase the sense […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2014526 Views

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Which nation has more than 400 recognized archaeological sites in the Greater Toronto Area?

May 7, 2014 Wendake, QC, May 7, 2014 – One of the current best-selling books in Canada entitled “The Orenda”; the reburial of over 1760 ancestors in 2013 near Vaughan; a partner of the Pan American Games in Toronto; countless archaeological studies and academic institutions focusing on the ancestors of this nation; the film “The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2014541 Views

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Arts & Ideas alive at the 2014 Banff Summer Arts Festival

Media Release May 6, 2014Images available for download Arts & Ideas alive at the 2014 Banff Summer Arts Festival Banff Summer Arts Festival: June 14 to August 23, 2014 Over 85 public events including 30 free events for all ages Amphitheatre tickets on sale May 7 and all other events on sale May 9 Box […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2014887 Views

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Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

May 6, 2014 Their Excellencies Celebrate the Performing Arts OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will present the 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 6 p.m. They will also attend the National Arts Centre […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2014444 Views

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Celebrating the inaugural NSI Aboriginal Documentary films at Gimme Some Truth

March 21, 2014 was a great day. Four short films from the inaugural year of our NSI Aboriginal Documentary course screened at the Gimme Some Truth documentary festival in Winnipeg. First, there was a short reception and meet and greet for sponsors, faculty, students and some of the subjects of the films. There was a lovely exchange among the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2014555 Views

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WAG’s 100 Masters Exhibition Wins National and Regional Awards

Media Release The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s blockbuster exhibition 100 Masters: Only in Canada, which ran from May 11 to September 2, 2013, has recently won two major awards and was runner up for two other awards. The historic centennial exhibition, featuring 100 artworks borrowed from 30 galleries across the country, was the most successful exhibition […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2014447 Views

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Laura Adlers, National Community Relations Director of artsVest

Release Date:  May 6, 2014. Nationtalk speaks with Laura Adlers National Community Relations Director of artsVest artsVest™ is Business for the Arts‘ signature matching incentive and sponsorship training program, designed to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture and to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector. artsVest provides small- to mid-sized arts and culture organizations […]

by ecnationtalk on May 6, 20143577 Views

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Indiginesse ~ Perspectives from Contemporary Native Women

May 7th to Jun 28th  •  All Day Indiginesse is a creative forum for native women to share their spirit with new communities through storytelling, music, workshops and fine art. The exhibition was conceived and developed by local Métis artist, Nathalie Bertin. Along with the Aurora Cultural Centre’s Clare Bolton and Stephanie Nicolo, the curation team has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2014562 Views

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New artwork for the Year of Reconciliation debuts in May

May 5 2014 A new public art project debuts in May to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. Transit shelters around the city A collaborative drawing project by Tania Willard, Gabrielle Hill, and Peter Morin appears as a series of four bus shelter posters throughout May. The images were created in the style of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2014624 Views

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Makivik Corporation in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada to launch Iqqaumavara website

May 1, 2014-Montreal, Québec-To mark the official launch of the web documentary Iqqaumavara , a special event will take place in Inukjuak’s community centre at 15 :00 PM on May 9, 2014 in the presence of  the creation team, some of the relocatees and dignitaries. A film projection and a few speeches are scheduled. Not to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2014421 Views

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WAG Opens Historic Exhibition of First Nations Artists

Media Release Gallery admission is free to youth 18 and under May 10 to June 30. Canada’s first Aboriginal artist collective, the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (PNIAI) were a groundbreaking cultural and political entity that self-organized to demand recognition as professional, contemporary artists. 7: Professional Native Indian Artist Inc. exhibit opens at the Winnipeg […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2014556 Views

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Métis culture at Textile Museum of Canada

On May 21, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach Student Solidarity Network facilitators Sahra MacLean and Jessica MacLean will be hosting a Métis beading workshop in partnership with the Textile Museum of Canada’s Wide Open Wednesday program. The Textile Museum of Canada offers workshops on Wednesdays that explore maker culture. These workshops bring artists […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2014484 Views

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May 21 – 24 Aboriginal Awareness Week

Aboriginal Awareness Week (AAW), first introduced in 1992, is held on the four days that follow the Victoria Day long weekend. It was designed to increase awareness of Aboriginal peoples within the Canadian mosaic and the public service. It has evolved into a week to honour the many Aboriginal cultures in Canada, including the Métis, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2014597 Views

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National Film Board of Canada marks 75th anniversary with Activities Online and Across Canada “A History of Looking Forward”

Press release2014/04/30 April 30, 2014 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada Starting May 2, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will mark its 75th anniversary with an array of free activities, online and across Canada. Called A History of Looking Forward, these anniversary-year events reflect the legacy and creativity of today’s NFB—a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2014797 Views

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Celebrating Moose Jaw’s many cultures

News Release April 30, 2014 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – Canadian Heritage Government of Canada funding will support Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival’s annual event that celebrates and promotes all cultures within the community. The Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival is receiving funding of $4,100 through the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2014467 Views

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First Look at National Dance Survey Results from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council

Toronto, April 29, 2014 – More than 8,100 dancers, dance teachers and choreographers across Canada participated in the now concluded Yes I Dance survey.  For International Dance Day, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council are offering a sneak peek at preliminary survey results. The full survey results will be released […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2014677 Views

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GNWT highlights support for NWT filmmakers on National Canadian Film Day

YELLOWKNIFE (April 29) – Today is National Canadian Film Day – an opportunity to raise awareness of the achievements of Canadian filmmakers and to encourage Canadians across the country to take time out and watch a great Canadian film. As one of this year’s national sponsors, the NWT Film Commission is joining with its community […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2014826 Views

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Herzog & de Meuron Selected to Design Vancouver Art Gallery’s New Museum Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC — April 29, 2014 — The Vancouver Art Gallery has selected Herzog & de Meuron to design its new and expanded home in downtown Vancouver. The new museum building will be the first project in Canada for the Pritzker Prize–winning firm. At approximately 300,000 square feet, the new Gallery will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2014631 Views

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NeoIndigenA – World Premiere May 1-3, 2014 – A Call for Connection, Tranformation and Healing

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, ON (April 28, 2014)… Answer the call for connection, transformation and healing as Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents their World Premiere of  NeoIndigenA. A performance of the soul exploring our relationship to all living entities and  elements – it promises to be both transcendent and primordial. The World Premiere […]

by ecnationtalk on April 28, 2014783 Views

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4th International Aboriginal Tourism Conference: Rendez-vous in Québec!

WENDAKE, QC, April 25, 2014- The countdown has begun! In less than a year, Québec Aboriginal Tourism (QAT) will host the International Aboriginal Tourism Conference in Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (on March 24-25, 2015). This major conference will bring together 200 leaders, entrepreneurs and key players of the aboriginal tourism industry from Québec, Canada and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 2014472 Views

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Open invitation to First Nation artists to enter the 32nd Annual Peace Hills Trust Native Art Contest

      Open invitation to First Nation artists to enterthe 32nd Annual Peace Hills Trust Native Art Contest  Peace Hills Trust is now accepting submissions for our annual Native art contest.  This contest is open to all First Nations artists across Canada.  Our first place winner will receive $5000.00 and a feature on our […]

by ecnationtalk on April 25, 20141616 Views

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Almost $13 million granted for arts and culture in B.C.

For Immediate Release2014CSCD0026-000529April 25, 2014     Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development VICTORIA – Key community cultural organizations and events, including local arts councils, art galleries, theatres, museums and arts festivals throughout British Columbia shared nearly $13 million in BC Arts Council grants, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said today. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2014518 Views

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Artwork depicts First Nations experiences with cancer treatment

News ReleaseHealthAboriginal Affairs SecretariatOffice of the Premier24 April 2014 FREDERICTON (GNB) – A series of paintings depicting First Nations experiences with cancer treatment will be on display in Saint John and Moncton. This project is part of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s initiative entitled A New Path-Improving the Journey for New Brunswick’s First Nations Patients […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2014659 Views

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Meet Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

April 24, 2014 2014 BC Book Prize finalists Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton will visit the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast next week. Join them for a book signing at ULS in Burnaby on April 29 at 4:00 pm. They will also appear at the Sunshine Coast Aboriginal Storytellers Festival from April 30 to May […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2014601 Views

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Aspiring young artists invited to enter So You Want to Be an Artist? National Gallery of Canada’s art contest for teens

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014  – This week, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) launched the fourth edition of its popular contest So You Want to Be an Artist? Youth aged 16 to 19 from across the country are invited to submit their work by May 21, 2014. Submitted works will be shown on the site […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 20141051 Views

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History Will Not Be Silent – World Premiere of Circa 1948, Co-Created by The NFB and Stan Douglas

Press releaseApril 22, 2014 – New York City – National Film Board of Canada Starting today, users can step into the shadows of the postwar era through Circa 1948, a groundbreaking and immersive interactive storyworld co-created by the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning Digi-tal Studio in Vancouver and internationally acclaimed artist Stan Douglas. This […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2014491 Views

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Coalition for Music Education raises the volume on the importance of music!

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 – On Monday, May 5th Music Monday celebrates its 10th anniversary with a live webcast linking simultaneous cross Canada events in St. John’s NL; Halifax Regional Municipality NS; Charlottetown, PEI; Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Edmonton, AB; Whitehorse, YT; Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC. The event will conclude with a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2014586 Views

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Aboriginal History Expert James R. Miller Appointed to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

News Releases and BackgroundersMiller will represent Saskatchewan April 16, 2014– Ottawa (Ontario) – Office of the Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced today the appointment of James R. Miller, a renowned specialist in relations between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals, as […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2014588 Views

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Media Advisory – Celebrating the completion of the new Thunder Bay Courthouse

THUNDER BAY, April 17, 2014 – The Attorney General of Ontario, Madeleine Meilleur, will participate in a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of the Thunder Bay Courthouse. She will be joined by:     Cathy Rodger, Councillor, Fort William First Nation on behalf of Georjann Morriseau, Chief, Fort William First Nation    Stan Beardy, Ontario Regional Chief    […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2014584 Views

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Mistatim

Internationally renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky is Canada’s leading company of world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music. Red Sky will be on tour with our newest theatre/dance creation of Mistatim from February 1 – May 30, 2015 for children and family audiences. Mistatim is a coming of age story about […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014771 Views

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Shortlist for 2014 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards Announced

Toronto, April 16, 2014 – The 2014 shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards was announced today. The winners will be selected by students of Aldergrove Public School in Markham, Ontario, and will be announced there on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. ABOUT THIS YEAR’S SHORTLIST This year’s list includes books by some […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014720 Views

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SpringstART:Expression Impression

April 16, 2014 Drawing on the Fluxus tradition of experimental performance, Walter Phillips Gallery presents a workshop that combines the practice of yoga and mark-making. Artist Angela Schenstead will lead a yoga class in the gallery where poses will be recorded on paper. Participants will be encouraged to draw connections between gesture, the body and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014487 Views

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Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gears Up for 2014 and 2015 Seasons Thanks to Federal Support

April 15, 2014 Government of Canada announces funding for the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(April 15, 2014) – Department of Canadian Heritage Multi-year funding of $20,000 will support the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s 2014 and 2015 performing arts series. The Centre will receive $10,000 in 2014-2015 and $10,000 in 2015-2016 through the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014428 Views

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Simon Brault Named New Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts

Apr 14, 2014 Ottawa, April 14, 2014 – The Canada Council for the Arts welcomes the appointment by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages of Simon Brault as its new Director and CEO. Mr. Brault will assume the role on June 26, 2014 for a 5-year term. Quote “This is excellent news,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2014427 Views

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Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Unveils Celebration Village and Website

Media Releases April 14, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today plans for the Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Cultural Stages and launched the event’s new website. The event is on Saturday, June 21, 2014, and is Canada’s largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day. The free event takes place at The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2014493 Views

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Celebrate BC Arts and Culture Week

Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development April 14, 2014 VICTORIA – Arts and culture thrive today in British Columbia. Cultural activities contribute to our economy and help our communities shine as great places to live, work, play and visit. BC Arts and Culture Week, April 20-26, 2014, presents a great opportunity to celebrate British […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2014427 Views

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Shipwrecked secrets resurface at Harbourfront Centre, climb aboard The Speedy May 15-18 – #artlive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ON (April 14, 2014) – Built hastily of dry rotten wood in 1798, The HMS Speedy was doomed to sink before it set sail on Lake Ontario in 1804. The ship’s final voyage was enroute to Newcastle, where occupants of the ship were to try a case against a Chippewa man […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2014660 Views

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Largest Pow-wow in Atlantic Canadian History

The largest pow-wow in Atlantic Canadian history and the first national pow-wow or Mawio’mi (Mow-ee-OH-mee) ever held east of Montreal begins today, June 25, on the Halifax Common and will showcase competitive dancers and drummers from across North America. The event begins at noon and runs to Sunday, June 27 at 7 p.m. “Membertou 400 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 2014784 Views

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Arctic Museum: ‘Inuit Art from Cape Dorset and Beyond’ Opens April 17

On April 17, 2014, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center will open Cape Dorset and Beyond, an exhibition of Canadian Inuit art recently donated to Bowdoin College by Marcia and Robert Ellis. The ceremony to open the exhibit and thank the donors will include a lecture by Susan A. Kaplan, director of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 2014446 Views

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Highly Significant First Nations Cultural Artefact Brought Back to Canada

April 9, 2014 – Gatineau, QC – Department of Canadian Heritage Funding of $27,368 provided through the Government of Canada’s Movable Cultural Property Program helped bring back a rare Chilkat ceremonial blanket (c. 1865–71) to the community where it was made and to the descendants of its creator. This was announced by John Duncan, Member […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2014614 Views

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Community arts spaces benefit from improvement grants

April 9, 2014 VICTORIA – Non-profit cultural organizations, First Nations and friendship centres are sharing $804,000 in B.C. government grants to improve local arts infrastructure, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said today. The BC Creative Spaces program has awarded 41 grants to help arts and cultural organizations in communities throughout the province […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2014444 Views

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Spring Film Series Kicks Off in April

The WIFF Spring series kicks off on Thursday, April 10th with a celebration of First Nations’ films. Please join us for celebrated documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s Hi-Ho Mistahey! and director Jeff Barnaby’s dramatic feature film Rhymes for Young Ghouls. Hi-Ho Mistahey! Director Alanis Obomsawin, Canada 2013 @ 6 pm For more than 40 years, internationally […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2014439 Views

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Expedition: Arctic arrives at Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre

April 8, 2014 – Prince George, British Columbia – Department of Canadian Heritage The Government of Canada is providing funding of $15,000 through the Museums Assistance Program to support the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre’s Expedition: Arctic exhibit. Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament (Prince George–Peace River), announced this investment today on behalf of Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 2014458 Views

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New public art commissions for the Year of Reconciliation debut in April

April 7 2014 Two new projects debut in April to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. Granville and Robson A new video by Vancouver artist Emilie Crewe, “Making Circles: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket” will intervene in the advertisements on the dual screens at Granville and Robson streets. The 2:47-long silent video contrasts close-ups of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 2014551 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Supports Sealfie Movement

April 7, 2014 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook expressed support for the sealfie movement that continues to gain momentum in Nunavut, and on the national and international stages. A sealfie is when people post pictures of themselves wearing sealskin on social media. It is part of a social media movement intended to support and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 2014478 Views

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Cultural, artistic and educational projects get underway with Community Development Fund support

April 4, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Twenty community projects will be moving forward with more than $270,000 in support from the Community Development Fund (CDF). “The flexibility of the Community Development Fund means support is available to a wide range of initiatives,” Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon said. “By aligning this funding with community-determined priorities, these projects support […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2014807 Views

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Culture, legend and nature inspire new Royal Canadian Mint collector coins

OTTAWA, April 3, 2014 – The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating a wide range of themes on a new wave of collector coins featuring a trademark mix of traditional handcrafting and leading edge technology. These latest creations, available to the public since April 1, 2014, capture memorable events such as the winning of the Nobel […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2014610 Views

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WAG Hosts Memorial for Murdered Manitoba Women

The Winnipeg Art Gallery in partnership with the Family Violence Consortium of Manitoba will host the 8th annual Silent Witness Project Memorial on Wednesday, April 9, from 11:30am to 1pm. Each of the 19 life-sized silhouettes in this exhibition represents a Manitoba woman who was murdered by her intimate partner. In each case, the woman’s […]

by aanationtalk on April 2, 2014635 Views

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