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Featured Video of the Day: Did Christopher Columbus “Discover” the “New World”?

Credit: Bob Joseph Published on Feb 10, 2013 In this video we provide some information on First Nations and “Contact” with people from other nations. We also look at the Christopher Columbus event in the context of “Discovery” of the the “New World” and how Indigenous Peoples interpret this event. The Columbus story provides a […]

by mmnationtalk on May 24, 2013719 Views

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We will all miss Elijah Harper

May, 2013 We will all miss Elijah Harper. He was recently a Board member for the former National Centre for First Nations Governance and deeply understood the importance of restoring our nations. Elijah Harper was a champion to all First Nations people, an honourable person and his passing is an incredible loss. All of us […]

by aanationtalk on May 24, 2013330 Views

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Library and Archives Canada and Early Exploration Photographs in Canada at the National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa – May 22, 2013 On Friday, May 24, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC), will present Early Exploration Photographs in Canada, the first in a series of installations that will be on display at the NGC over the next three years. Made possible by a recent agreement […]

by aanationtalk on May 23, 2013490 Views

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Métis jigger returns to share culture with students

5/21/2013 Renowned Métis jigger Corbin Poitras will return to Fort McMurray to engage with students for Aboriginal Awareness Week. “I really enjoyed sharing the art of Métis storytelling and dancing with students when I came to Fort McMurray last year,” said the Moose Mountain, Alta. resident. “It’s great to have an opportunity to pass on […]

by aanationtalk on May 23, 2013365 Views

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Parks Canada and Louis Riel Institute Agree to Provide New Visitor Programs at Riel House National Historic Site

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 23, 2013 — On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Ms. Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, today announced an agreement between Parks Canada and the Louis Riel Institute which will see the Institute provide educational program for students and tours […]

by aanationtalk on May 23, 2013512 Views

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Acquisitions to permanent art collection highlight Yukon’s artistic excellence

FOR RELEASE #13-135 May 22, 2013 Whitehorse—Eight new works reflecting the diversity of visual arts in the territory have been acquired for the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. “The new acquisitions to the permanent art collection are wonderful examples of visual arts development in Yukon,” Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon said. “The pieces are part […]

by aanationtalk on May 23, 2013481 Views

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The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) on Behalf of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee Expresses its Deepest Sympathies on the Passing of Elijah Harper

Nemaska, QC, May 22, 2013 – Speaking for the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come expressed his deepest sympathies to the family of the late Elijah Harper on their profound loss. “Elijah was a true pioneer and a peaceful warrior on behalf of aboriginal peoples throughout Canada. His […]

by aanationtalk on May 23, 2013429 Views

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Tahltan Language Revitalization Effort Underway

May. 21/13 Strengthening our Language Didene E Kune Mehōdihi Eku Desijihi. “All Tahltan people are living the Tahltan way of life.” Your Band leadership and the Tahltan Central Council are devoting sustained attention and resources to the challenge of revitalizing our Tahltan language. There are less than 30 fluent speakers remaining. But an exciting plan is […]

by aanationtalk on May 22, 2013642 Views

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PEI 2014 Fund projects will shape celebrations in Prince County

May 22, 2013 For immediate releasePremier’s Office Communities, small businesses, tourism operators, artists, eco-tourism and many more groups will benefit from investments in PEI 2014 Fund projects, says Premier Robert Ghiz. “The PEI 2014 Fund projects unveiled today and later in the month will showcase our culture, stimulate the local economy, draw visitors and leave a legacy for communities […]

by aanationtalk on May 22, 2013569 Views

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National Inuit Leader Terry Audla Comments on Aboriginal Awareness Week

Media Release: May 21, 2013 National Inuit Leader Terry Audla Comments on Aboriginal Awareness Week: “This is an excellent time to commemorate the contributions that aboriginal people have made and continue to make to this great nation. Canada proudly presents itself to the world as a country that embraces the cultures of its indigenous population. […]

by aanationtalk on May 22, 2013320 Views

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Member of Parliament Ryan Leef Announces Support for Da Kų Cultural Centre

Haines Junction, Yukon, May 21, 2013 – Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament (Yukon), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the Da Kų Cultural Centre. Funding will support the care and management of its growing repository of artifacts, archaeological materials, archives, and contemporary art. […]

by aanationtalk on May 22, 2013347 Views

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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Celebrates the Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples

(OTTAWA) May 21, 2013 – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, National Chief Betty Ann Lavallée, CD, (Ret`d) issued today the following statement on Aboriginal Awareness Week (May 21-24, 2013). “Aboriginal Awareness Week provides Canadians the opportunity to understand the significant contributions and accomplishments that Aboriginal Peoples have made within Canada’s Public Service today, and in the past,” stated […]

by aanationtalk on May 22, 2013440 Views

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Elijah Harper Remembered….

March 3rd, 1949 – May 17th, 2013   Elijah was born on March 3, 1949 at Red Sucker Lake First Nation in northeastern Manitoba. He attended residential school and later studied at the University of Manitoba. He began a long career in public service when he was elected Chief of his community at the young […]

by aanationtalk on May 21, 2013578 Views

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Knowledge transfer comic books / financial literacy

Non-profit promotion of health, literacy & wellness Good day. Just a quick note to let you know of the books we’ll have in stock this week: The Gift – dog bites with a sub-theme on life-long learning – dog bites are a real problem in some rural communities. Knowing what to do, but maybe more […]

by mmnationtalk on May 21, 2013444 Views

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Celebrating the Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples – Aboriginal Awareness Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO | MAY 21-24 2013 Please join us in celebrating the cultures and contributions of Aboriginal peoples during Aboriginal Awareness Week (AAW) from May 21 to 24, 2013. AAW was first introduced in 1992 with the purpose of increasing awareness of Aboriginal peoples within the federal public service. Since that time, it has evolved […]

by aanationtalk on May 21, 2013433 Views

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MNO Veterans Book Project reminder

May 21, 2013 We need your stories! As many of you know, the Veterans Book Project was launched in early spring 2013 by the Métis Nation of Ontario Veterans’ Council (MNOVC). This is a very exciting project indeed, and an opportunity to showcase MNO Veterans. Here is an opportunity to contribute your Veteran story and […]

by aanationtalk on May 21, 2013423 Views

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UBCIC Remembers Elijah Harper

News Release. May 17, 2013 (Vancouver, B.C. / Coast Salish Territory)  The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Elijah Harper. On behalf of our member communities and leaders, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to Anita Olsen Harper and their children. We shall never […]

by aanationtalk on May 17, 2013577 Views

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2013 Banff Summer Arts Festival showcases a great season of culture in the mountains

May 16, 2013Images available for download June 14 to August 24 · The Banff CentreBox office: 403.762.6301 · 1.800.413.8368 With one of the most brilliant careers in classical ballet, one that included countless principal roles with the Kirov Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and White Oak Dance Project, Mikhail Baryshnikov branched into […]

by aanationtalk on May 17, 2013673 Views

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Metis Jigging Lessons

MAY 17, 2013 The Batoche Metis Local #51 is offering free Metis Jigging Lessons at the Batoche National Historic Site on May 24th, 31st and June 7th, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

by aanationtalk on May 17, 2013501 Views

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Opportunity with Long Plain youth ages 12 to 17

Long Plain First Nation wants to know your ideas about “land” and protecting our land. Create a picture showing us some of your thoughts about Long Plain land and water. Two winners will be chosen, who will receive a $350 (first place) and $150 (second place) cash prize. Winning artwork will also be used in brochures and website for Long Plain’s “land […]

by mmnationtalk on May 16, 2013610 Views

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SAKAHÀN: International Indigenous Art

Ottawa (Ontario) – May 15, 2013 An exhibition that offers an exceptional opportunity to discover works by some of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists At the National Gallery of Canada and in 16 partner institutions From May 17 to September 2, 2013 Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, the largest-ever global survey of contemporary Indigenous art, […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2013487 Views

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imagineNATIVE Announces New East Coast Commissions

Artists in Newfoundland and Labrador Film + Media Arts Festival2013 MENTORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT Toronto, May 15, 2013— The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud and excited to announce two new film and video commissions for Indigenous artists in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through new partners, the No’kmaq village of eastern Newfoundland and the Newfoundland Independent […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2013478 Views

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Chief’s ride to support families and bike-tourism

May. 13/13 Tahltan Band Chief Rick McLean’s annual fourth charity bike ride is gearing up for family fun in support of families, youth, and recreational tourism. The ride kicks off July 5 from Dease Lake at 9am, and pedals out to Telegraph around 6pm, where a community BBQ will be held. Traditionally, the Chief’s ride […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2013619 Views

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The Huron-Wendat Nation signs a Memorandum of Understanding to rebury the remains of over 1,500 Huron-Wendat ancestors in Wendake South

Wendake, QC, May 15, 2013 – Grand Chief Konrad Sioui of the Huron-Wendat Nation signed, on May 7 with the University of Toronto and the Heritage Trust of Ontario, a memorandum of understanding aimed at reburying the bones of over 1500 Huron-Wendat ancestors which were kept for over 40 years at the University of Toronto. […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2013580 Views

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Harper Government Supports Arts and Culture in Nunavut

Iqaluit, May 14, 2013 – The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding that will help preserve and celebrate Nunavut’s heritage and will assist the arts and culture scene as well as the French language to continue thriving […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2013396 Views

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Talking Stick Festival 2014 Artist Submissions

Full Circle First Nations Performance is accepting submissions from artists for the 2014 Talking Stick Festival. 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 fusion of both!  Please refer to http://fullcircle.ca/artist-submission for […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2013460 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Toews to Announce Support for Arts and Culture in Nunavut

Iqaluit, NU, May 13, 2013 – The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will make an announcement regarding the arts and culture sector on Tuesday. This advisory is subject to change without notice. The details are as follows: Date: Tuesday, […]

by aanationtalk on May 14, 2013318 Views

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Canada’s Capital Region showcases Aboriginal art on 2013 Confederation Boulevard Banners

May 13, 2013 Aboriginal Expressions banner series highlights the work of 10 artists The National Capital Commission (NCC) wishes to advise the media of the installation of the 2013 series of Confederation Boulevard banners. This year, in collaboration with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), a special banner series entitled Aboriginal Expressions will feature works of […]

by aanationtalk on May 13, 2013558 Views

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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, 2013601 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, 2013616 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, 2013433 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, 20131025 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, 2013492 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, 2013997 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, 2013589 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, 2013836 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, 2013371 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, 2013522 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, 2013592 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, 2013438 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, 2013502 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, 2013493 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, 2013621 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, 2013324 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, 2013480 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, 2013677 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, 2013447 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, 2013627 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, 2013529 Views

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