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Featured Video of the Day: 35th Elders Gathering, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, July 12 to 14th, 2011

Credits to eldersgathering JULY 12, 13, 14, 2011 – TRADEX ABBOTSFORD, BC, CANADA Hosts are the Sto:lo and Coast Salish Communities The Purpose of the Elders Gathering is so the Elders can come together and take their rightful place as advisors, teachers and leaders. Many Elders are involved and work at the community level throughout […]

by mmnationtalk on October 31, 2012777 Views

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The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to witness real and concentrated discussion on the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2012 (Winnipeg, MB) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to witness real and concentrated discussion on the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. In Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 1-2, 2012 a series of meetings will bring the issue […]

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Language Legislation Implementation Plan Introduced

For Immediate Release Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 30, 2012) – The Uqausivut Plan — a plan that will guide the implementation of Nunavut’s Language Legislation – was tabled today in Nunavut’s Legislative Assembly. “The passage of our language legislation marked the first step in a journey just as bold and ambitious as the creation of Nunavut […]

by aanationtalk on October 31, 2012682 Views

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Diane Longboat, Kahontakwas, a Mohawk, Turtle Clan woman from Six Nations

Release Date: October 31, 2012 NationTalk speaks to Diane Longboat, Kahontakwas, a Mohawk, Turtle Clan woman from Six Nations, is a ceremonial leader, traditional teacher of Indigenous spiritual ways and a healer. She is a professional educator, with a graduate degree in education and has taught and lectured at Universities in Canada on the topics of […]

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Clifford Maracle | Permanent Collection Spotlight

September 14 – November 8 The Thunder Bay Art GalleryFoyer The Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection Spotlight Series exhibitions are intended to increase public access to the collection, and to assist in the expansion of research and knowledge relating to individual artists within the collection.  This installation of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Collection […]

by aanationtalk on October 30, 20121161 Views

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With Glowing Art: Heffel’s Fall 2012 Auction Will Present An Unparalleled Survey Of This Country’s Greatest Masterworks and Artists from Coast-to-Coast

The fall live auction is expected to achieve between $7M and $10M*, by conservative estimates The auction is led by museum-quality works by Lawren Harris, J.E.H Macdonald, William Kurelek and Emily Carr Heffel itself is a Canadian success story: Canadian-owned, family-run and the undisputed leader of Canadian art at auction Previews to be held in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, in advance of the live auction in Toronto on November […]

by aanationtalk on October 30, 2012654 Views

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PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation receives donation of 11,000 year old artifact

October 29, 2012 For immediate release Tourism and Culture Available Photos The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation now holds what is possibly the oldest artifact ever discovered in Prince Edward Island, says Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Henderson. The stone spear point, believed to be more than 11,000 years old, was discovered by the late […]

by aanationtalk on October 29, 2012477 Views

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Harper Government commemorates Laura Secord and the War of 1812

For immediate release St. Catharines, Ontario, October 29, 2012 — Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that the historic building located at 32 Church Street in St. Catharines, Ontario, will be […]

by aanationtalk on October 29, 2012484 Views

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CUPE marks Mi’kmaq History Month on behalf of Aboriginal Student Support Workers

Oct 26, 2012 (Halifax) – In honour of Mi’kmaq History Month, the union representing more than 800  Educational Support Staff with the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) would like to acknowledge the contributions of Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Student Support Workers at the Board. CUPE National Representative Marianne Welsh says, “Local 5047 would like to commend these employees […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012667 Views

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TVO gives 10 Ontario filmmakers a voice to share their unique perspectives about local poverty as part of the global Why Poverty? campaign

Toronto, Oct. 25, 2012 – As one of 70 broadcasters participating in the worldwide Why Poverty? initiative, TVO commissioned 10 Ontario short films witnessing the stories of people dealing with poverty. The Ontario short films are showcased on TVO’s dedicated Why Poverty? site, tvo.org/whypoverty, as well as on-air as interstitials. In commissioning the Ontario filmmakers, TVO showcases films that challenge commonly held […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012491 Views

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First French language services strategic plan released

Yellowknife (Wednesday, October 24, 2012) – The first strategic plan on French language services offered by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) was tabled today at the Legislative Assembly.  To date, the GNWT has not had an inclusive plan for French communications and services offered in government facilities. In March 2009, the Court ordered the […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012484 Views

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The Hnatyshyn Foundation Announces New Prize for Emerging Canadian Visual Artists

Ottawa, Ontario – Oct. 24, 2012 – Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., President and Chair of the Board of The Hnatyshyn Foundation today announced the creation of a new Visual Arts Prize. The Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Canadian Artists will be awarded annually for three years beginning this year. The prize consists of three awards of […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012405 Views

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M’Chigeeng First Nation Peace Pole Unveiling

Ojibwe Cultural Foundation In Honour of our Anishinabek Warriors. In Commemoration of the War of 1812. Place: Ojibwe Cultural Foundation Date: October 30, 2012 Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm There will be a War of 1812 Memorial & Warrior Peace Pole erected at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in remembrance and in honour of the […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2012441 Views

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Presentation of Commemorative War of 1812 Medal and Banner to First Nations and Métis Communities

October 24, 2012 Governor General to Present First Nations and Métis Communities with Commemorative War of 1812 Medal and Banner Ottawa—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over the War of 1812 National Recognition Ceremony for 48 First Nations and Métis communities with a heritage link to […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2012469 Views

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2011 Census of Population: Linguistic Characteristics of Canadians

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 > PDF version More than 200 languages were reported in the 2011 Census of Population as a home language or mother tongue. One-fifth of Canada’s population, or nearly 6,630,000 people, spoke a language other than English or French at home in 2011, either alone or in some combination with English or French. A full analysis is available in the report Linguistic Characteristics […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2012561 Views

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Join the conversation! Public Engagement in the Arts

Ottawa, Oct. 23, 2012 – The Canada Council is launching a dialogue about how the arts bring value to the lives of Canadians and we invite you to join the conversation. Read the discussion paper, Public Engagement in the Arts, on current thinking and practices in public engagement or check out Simon Brault’s blog post on ways Canadians can have rich […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2012816 Views

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2013 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts – Enter your nominations!

Nominations are due December 3, 2012. Nominations for the 2013 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are open. Through your work, you know how arts and culture breathe life into communities across our province. You know what a great contribution the arts make to Ontario’s economy. Now is the time – help us recognize the wealth […]

by aanationtalk on October 23, 2012466 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Drums of the Great Bear – Historic Gathering Against Enbridge in Prince Rupert

The beating of drums echoed throughout the seaside community of Prince Rupert, BC, on February 4 as thousands of First Nations and BC citizens banded together to express their opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway twin pipelines from the Alberta Tar Sands to nearby Kitimat on BC’s central coast. Watch this exclusive documentary video […]

by mmnationtalk on October 23, 2012758 Views

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19th Annual Louis Riel Day Commemorative Ceremony

Louis Riel Day November 16, 2012 On November 16, 1885, Louis Riel was executed by the Canadian government, and each year, for the last 19 years, November 16, has marked a significant occasion of observance across the Métis Nation, with Louis Riel Day ceremonies held throughout Canada.   This date gives us the opportunity to commemorate the […]

by aanationtalk on October 22, 2012743 Views

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Statement to the GA Third Committee by Mr. Wu Hongbo, USG for Economic and Social Affairs and Coordinator of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People

October 22, 2012 Please click here to read the statement to the GA Third Committee by Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Coordinator of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People under the agenda item “Indigenous Issues” NT3

by aanationtalk on October 22, 2012366 Views

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Kateri: The first indigenous person from North America to be canonized

UOI Offices, Nipissing FN, Oct. 19, 2012 – The Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee acknowledges that many First Nations citizens are getting ready for the first indigenous person from North America to be canonized by Pop Benedict XVI this Sunday. “With the long history that some of our citizens have had with the Roman Catholic Church, it is […]

by aanationtalk on October 22, 2012407 Views

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34th American Indian Workshop – “Art of Indians – Indians of Art”

May 14–17, 2013University of Helsinki, Finland The objective of the conference titled “Art of Indians – Indians of Art” is to examine American Indian art as well as European/Euro-American depictions of the indigenous people of North America from a broad perspective. What is Native American “art”? What forms did/does Native American “art” take? What part […]

by aanationtalk on October 22, 20121272 Views

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FSIN Spirit of Our Nations Pow Wow

October 22nd, 2012 FSIN Spirit of Our Nations Pow Wow (Saskatoon, SK) The FSIN Spirit of Our Nations Pow Wow will be held this year October 26th, 27th & 28th at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.  Once again, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) and BHP Billiton have joined in this celebration of First Nations […]

by ecnationtalk on October 22, 20122922 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Freedom and Forgiveness for Canada’s First Peoples

Footage from the Forgiven Summit, June 11-13, 2010. Produced By: Denise Lodde The Forgiven Summit was a response to the aboriginal apology issued by Prime Minister Steven Harper two years ago. A group of First Nations, Inuit and Metis motivated by faith gathered in Ottawa to sign the Charter of Freedom and Forgiveness, an official […]

by mmnationtalk on October 19, 2012898 Views

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House Speaker to Lead All-Party Canadian Delegation to Canonization of First North American Aboriginal Saint

October 18, 2012 – At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, will lead the all-party Canadian delegation attending the canonization mass for Kateri Tekakwitha on October 21, 2012, at the Vatican. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first North American Aboriginal […]

by aanationtalk on October 19, 2012481 Views

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Media Advisory: Thousands to Celebrate Sainthood of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Events taking place in Rome, across Canada for North America’s First Aboriginal Female Saint Toronto, Oct. 18, 2012 – Locally and across the country, Catholics are celebrating the canonization of North America’s first aboriginal female saint. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk-Algonquin woman who lived in the late 17th century, will be among seven holy women […]

by aanationtalk on October 18, 2012486 Views

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Violin Virtuoso James Ehnes gives a dazzling start to NAC Orchestra’s Northern Canada Tour

October 17, 2012 The third Ovation Series concert of the NAC Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season — conducted by Arild Remmereit — features extraordinary Manitoba-born violin virtuoso James Ehnes. Mr Ehnes joins the NAC Orchestra to dazzle audiences with two of Saint-Saëns’s Spanish-inspired concertos – both full of melodic brilliance and technical fireworks. The concert also features […]

by aanationtalk on October 18, 2012606 Views

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The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) recognizes and supports the United Nations: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Ottawa, ON (October 17, 2012)—As the National Voice representing Aboriginal women in Canada since 1974, it is our duty and responsibility to remind Canada that a large portion of our women are living in poverty. Our mission is to empower and to promote equal opportunities for Aboriginal women.  If Aboriginal women are to engage equitably […]

by mmnationtalk on October 18, 20121540 Views

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Tahltan Day Celebration October 18, 2012

A TAHLTAN BORDER SIGN FOR ENTERING TAHLTAN TERRITORY WILL BE PLACED AT THE SOUTHERN ENTRANCE OF OUR TERRITORY  COME JOIN US IN CELEBRATION ON TAHLTAN DAY OCTOBER 18, 2012 DEASE LAKE COMMUNITY HALL, DINNER AT 5:00 PM  PLEASE BRING YOUR REGALIA AND DRUMS OUR LAND, OUR TERRITORY “Dena nenn Sogga neh ’ine”    FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL TAHLTAN CENTRAL […]

by aanationtalk on October 17, 20121237 Views

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Harper Government to Create the Canadian Museum of History

Gatineau, October 16, 2012 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the Harper Government’s intention to introduce legislation creating the Canadian Museum of History, the first in a series of measures on the road to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. In order to achieve this, the Harper Government […]

by aanationtalk on October 17, 2012513 Views

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Improved Tourist Facilities Big Draw for NWT Tourists

Yellowknife (October 17, 2012) – Tourism numbers were high across much of the Northwest Territories this year. Camping was extremely popular in nearly every region, and over 23,000 camping nights were recorded in territorial parks this past summer, based on online reservations.  “Investing in tourism programs and improving visitor facilities is paramount to creating world-class tourism products […]

by NationTalk on October 17, 2012423 Views

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Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha

Known as the ‘Lily of the Mohawks’, Kateri Tekakwitha, will be canonized on October 21 in Rome, becoming North America’s first aboriginal saint. She was born in 1656 in Ossernenon (today Auriesville, New York) and died of tuberculosis in Kahnawake, Quebec in 1680. Kateri lived a pious and faith-filled life and was known for her […]

by NationTalk on October 17, 20121153 Views

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Media Advisory – Final results from 2011 Census of Population: Language

Ottawa, Oct. 17, 2012 – In 2006, Canadians reported more than 200 different languages in response to the census question on mother tongue. These included languages associated with long-standing immigration, such as German, Italian, Ukrainian and Dutch, and those that characterized more recent immigration, particularly languages spoken in Asia and Latin America. In 2006, the more […]

by aanationtalk on October 17, 2012337 Views

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Indigenous Reclamation – A Path Forward

October 15, 2012 The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians invites you to attend an open working session for Indigenous Nations. This working session, open to all Indigenous Nations, is intended to identify ways for our people to get involved and overcome barriers to our freedom and self-determination. Featured Speakers:   Arthur Manuel Indigenous Network on […]

by aanationtalk on October 16, 2012921 Views

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2011 Census of Population advisory: Language

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 > PDF version On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Statistics Canada will release the fourth and last round of data from the 2011 Census of Population, which will provide an in-depth portrait of Canada’s language diversity. Key findings will be available in an online report entitledLinguistic Characteristics of Canadians. It will examine the evolution of languages […]

by aanationtalk on October 16, 2012451 Views

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Minister of State Bernier Highlights Northern Tourism Experience During Polar Expedition

Iqaluit, Nunavut, October 16, 2012—Today, the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), toured Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions, a member of the Canadian Tourism Commission’s (CTC) Signature Experiences Collection (SEC), and underscored the importance of the tourism sector to Canada’s economy. “The Government of Canada is working to position Canada’s tourism sector […]

by aanationtalk on October 16, 2012462 Views

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2012 B.C. First Nations’ Art Awards Announced

Oct. 12, 2012 Vancouver – Premier Christy Clark and British Columbia Achievement Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell today announced the 2012 BC Creative Achievement Award recipients for First Nations’ Art. “We are honored to recognize the six artists named today for their creative excellence and cultural contributions,” said Premier Clark. “We all celebrate the traditional and […]

by aanationtalk on October 15, 2012682 Views

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Minister of State Bernier to Visit Canadian “Signature Experience”

Iqaluit, Nunavut, October 15, 2012—The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), will visit Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions and will showcase the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Signature Experiences Collection. Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Time: 8:00 a.m. Location:Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions923 Federal Rd. #6117Iqaluit, Nunavut For further information, please contact: Scott FrenchDirector of […]

by aanationtalk on October 15, 2012485 Views

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Media Advisory: Library and Archives Canada

Kleinburg, Ontario – Oct. 13, 2012 – Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with the official opening of Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton (organized and circulated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London) and Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians (organized and circulated by Library and Archives Canada). Mr. Daniel J. Caron, Deputy Head and Librarian […]

by aanationtalk on October 14, 2012411 Views

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OMA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 OMA Awards of Excellence

The OMA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 OMA Awards of Excellence. The Awards Committee noted an increased number of nominations to the newly re-launched Award program, showing just how much great work is happening in Ontario museums! The Awards of Excellence will be presented to recipients by the Honourable Michael Chan, […]

by aanationtalk on October 11, 2012479 Views

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Canada Council for the Arts poised for change

Ottawa, October 10, 2012 – In addition to allocating $157 million in financial support to professional artists and arts organizations, the Canada Council spent last year laying the groundwork for organizational and program change. Details on these activities are outlined in its 2011-12 Annual Report released today. Holding strong to the five directions and three themes outlined in […]

by aanationtalk on October 10, 2012459 Views

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WSO Celebrates 4th Annual Indigenous Festival October 10-13

Winnipeg, MB – October 5, 2012 – The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is proud to present the Indigenous Festival from October 10-13. The Festival began four years ago with the idea to connect First Nations with the mosaic of cultures represented here in Winnipeg – a fact that makes Canada so special. This year, audiences […]

by aanationtalk on October 9, 2012676 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: ACT FAST: 1-2-3! Youth of the Anishnawbe Nation Learn About Stroke

The “Talking Stick”, passed from one community to another, helps children understand: what a stroke is, what are the warning signs and symptoms, stroke prevention, and where/how to seek help in case of a stroke. Children are introduced to the F-A-S-T Stroke Song, which helps them remember what they have learned about stroke. Filmed on […]

by mmnationtalk on October 9, 2012887 Views

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Christina Davis, Attendee of the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Release Date: October 09, 2012 NationTalk had the honor of attending the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil at Allan Gardens Park, Toronto. Organized by The Native Women’s Association of Canada, hundreds of supporters gathered to remember the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Originally launched by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the […]

by mmnationtalk on October 9, 20122782 Views

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Harper Government Invests in McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Kleinburg, Ontario, October 5, 2012 – Investments in arts and heritage by the Government of Canada will increase tourism, create jobs and benefit residents and visitors. Support for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection was announced today by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister for International Cooperation and Member of Parliament (Vaughan), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, […]

by NationTalk on October 5, 2012411 Views

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Exhibit: Aboriginal Contributions to the War of 1812

Panel 1 Aboriginal Contributions to the War of 1812 Throughout Canada’s history, Aboriginal peoples have helped shape this land into the country we know today. Before Canada became a country, Britain’s military alliances with First Nations were a key part of the defensive network of British North America. During the War of 1812, First Nations […]

by aanationtalk on October 4, 2012668 Views

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Art Museum in Works for Whistler

Whistler Mayor in Discussion with the Audain Foundation About the Creation of a New Art Museum in Whistler Village Whistler, British Columbia – Oct. 3, 2012 – Editor’s Note: There are two photos associated with this press release. The Audain Foundation and Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden have entered talks that could see the creation of […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2012422 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Commemoration of Aboriginal People’s Contribution in War of 1812

Batchawana Bay, Ontario, October 2, 2012 – An investment by the Government of Canada will enable the community of Batchawana Bay to commemorate the 200thanniversary of the War of 1812. Support for Nebenaigoching Heritage Inc. was announced today by Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2012458 Views

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Experience the War of 1812 Bicentennial through film, food, art, talks, exhibitions and scary tours at 28 events this month

October 1, 2012 The City’s museums are celebrating October is History Month with 28 events that focus on the War of 1812. The bicentennial commemoration of this pivotal event in Toronto’s history will engage all of the senses with film, food, art, talks, exhibitions and scary tours. A complete calendar of these events can be […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2012342 Views

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Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages: October to be Named a Month of Commemoration of the Heroes and Key Battles of the War of 1812

Ottawa, October 1, 2012 – Canadians will celebrate and commemorate many important events and milestones on the road to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. The War of 1812 paved the way for Confederation. It was the fight for Canada and a defining moment in our country’s history that saw British army and navy, English- and […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2012367 Views

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