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Repeat – Media Opportunity – Historical re-enactment and commemorative ceremony of the Battle of the Châteauguay

GATINEAU, Sept. 30, 2013 – The year 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the heroic Battle of the Châteauguay. Parks Canada is involved in the historic re-enactment of this historical feat of arms this coming October 5-6 in Ormstown, and will conclude the festivities with an official ceremony to be held at the historic site on October 26 in the presence of many dignitaries. Important to […]

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Artists invited to submit work to New Brunswick Art Bank Acquisitions Program

Tourism, Heritage and Culture03 October 2013 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Visual artists in the province are being invited by the New Brunswick Art Bank to make submissions to the 2013-14 Acquisitions Program. The art bank, established in 1968, is a permanent collection of more than 700 works of art, serving as a record of excellence in […]

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Media Advisory – Royal Proclamation 250th anniversary commemoration to include book launch of ‘Nation to Nation’

UOI OFFICES, Oct. 2, 2013 – Monday, October 7, 2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the issuing of the Royal Proclamation under the authority of King George III. The Proclamation is referred to by legal scholars as “the Indian Magna Carta”- representing the first time that Aboriginal title was recognized by a European power and laying the foundation for a […]

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Arts Fund supports projects that enrich communities

WHITEHORSE—Nine Yukon organizations are receiving Arts Fund support for community-based projects that provide arts education, development and appreciation opportunities for artists and audiences. “These projects provide many opportunities for community arts development,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon said. “The Arts Fund supports projects that encourage all Yukoners to be a part of the […]

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The best of NWT film on the big screen at Yellowknife International Film Festival

YELLOWKNIFE (October 1, 2013) – Northwest Territories talent will be on the big screen this week at the 7th Annual Yellowknife International Film Festival, which kicks off tonight with an opening reception and film screenings at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. Running from October 1-6, the Yellowknife International Film Festival is an annual event put […]

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Agreement between Province and CMHR unique in Canada

WINNIPEG – October 1, 2013 – An agreement signed today between Manitoba Education and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has created the only official partnership in Canada between a provincial education department and a national museum. “This unique collaboration creates a rare opportunity for provincial and federal jurisdictions to work together for the […]

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AFN National Chief Congratulates all Finalists of the Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature

October 1, 2013 AFN National Chief Congratulates all Finalists of the Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature (Ottawa, ON) –Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo congratulated the five Indigenous authors who are finalists to receive the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. In […]

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Christi Belcourt, Métis visual artist and author

Release Date: October 1, 2013  NationTalk recently had the opportunity to speak with Métis visual artist and author, Christi Belcourt. Listen in to hear from this amazing Métis artist and learn more about her incredible work with ‘Walking With Our Sisters’, specifically her new Exhibit being launched October 2nd, which commemorates the missing and murdered […]

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imagineNATIVE features new NFB films by Alanis Obomsawin and Jobie Weetaluktuk, interactive project by Tyler Hagan

Toronto, September 26, 2013 – The latest film by the most legendary figure in First Nations cinema, the world premiere of a new Inuit production and an exhibition showcasing a new interactive project by a Métis digital artist will all be featured at October’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, where the leadership of the National […]

by kanationtalk on September 30, 2013617 Views

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CMHR and The Manitoba Museum forge partnership to attract visitors, showcase history

WINNIPEG – September 27, 2013 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and The Manitoba Museum (TMM) today signed an important agreement to collaborate in areas such as marketing, educational programs, collections, exhibits and knowledge. “Together, our museums will create a visitor experience like no other in the world,” CMHR president and CEO Stuart […]

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Culture Days Offer Free, Family-friendly Events Across the Province

September 27, 2013 Free, family-friendly events celebrating Manitoba culture and the arts will be held throughout Manitoba today until Sunday, Sept. 29, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino announced. “Communities across the province are taking part in this national event that celebrates our incredible cultural and artistic resources, with more and more organizations, communities […]

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Congratulations to Arts Awards Recipients

September 27, 2013 Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield and Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty offer congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards announced Wednesday evening at the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards Gala in Regina. The 2013 winners are: Guy Vanderhaeghe, Saskatoon – Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Misty Wensel, […]

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Festival celebrates five years of showcasing Indigenous film, art and music

Sept. 25, 2013  THUNDER BAY, ON— Building on the tradition of sharing knowledge and telling stories, the Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival is a celebration of Indigenous films and filmmakers located in the heart of the traditional territory of the Anishinabek (Ojibway) in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  The 5th annual festival takes to the […]

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Morning Star goes high-tech for 20th anniversary

For immediate release Gatineau, Quebec, September 23, 2013 – The Canadian Museum of Civilization is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dene Suline artist Alex Janvier’s painting Morning Star, with a new interpretive experience that highlights the cultural and artistic significance of this Aboriginal masterpiece, thanks to the renewed support of Ralph and Roz Halbert. The new technology, along […]

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NunatuKavut Design and Win!

24 September 2013 NunatuKavut is holding a contest to help DESIGN OUR NEW FLAG! Flag Concept Design Contest   NT3

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Celebrating 5 years of Indigenous Film, Art & Music

Sept. 22, 2013  THUNDER BAY, — Building on the tradition of sharing knowledge and telling stories, the Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival is a celebration of indigenous films and filmmakers located in the heart of the traditional territory of the Anishinabek (Ojibway) in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The 5th annual festival takes to […]

by kanationtalk on September 24, 2013447 Views

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NLCA Oral History Project Launched on NTI Website

September 19, 2013 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today launched the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Oral History Project on the NTI website. The project features interviews with several people who were involved in various aspects of the NLCA negotiations over several decades, as well as a photographic history of the last several years. “This […]

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New series celebrates Aboriginal trailblazers

September 23, 2013 A scientist shooting for the moon and an entrepreneur who has turned traditional knowledge into an award-winning business are part of a new article series celebrating members of Alberta’s Aboriginal community.  Leading the Way: Aboriginal People Today tells the stories of individuals from across the province who are excelling in their respective fields […]

by kanationtalk on September 23, 2013843 Views

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Announcing the 38th annual American Indian Film Festival San Francisco

W E L C O M E.  AMERICAN INDIAN FILM INSTITUTE (AIFI) The 38th annual AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL will be presented November 1-10, 2013. The Festival, founded and produced by American Indians, chronicles our integrity as peoples, artists, and activists. This year, the Festival will once again showcase short films, documentaries, and features that […]

by kanationtalk on September 20, 2013759 Views

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Royal Proclamation of 1763 on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

MEDIA RELEASE Gatineau, Quebec, September 19, 2013 — Visitors to Canada’s national history museum have a unique opportunity this fall to view two landmark documents that are rarely seen by the public. The display will feature the historic Royal Proclamation of 1763, a document that forever redefined the relationship between the British Crown and the First […]

by kanationtalk on September 20, 2013481 Views

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7: Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated at the MacKenzie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MacKenzie exhibit showcases the work of one of Canada’s most important early artist alliances, the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated Regina, SK – On Friday, September 20, 2013 the MacKenzie Art Gallery will host the official opening celebration of its major fall exhibit, 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. Curated by Michelle LaVallee, […]

by aanationtalk on September 20, 2013946 Views

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City Seeks Sponsors for Walk-A-Mile Film Project

September 18, 2013 – The City of Thunder Bay, through its Aboriginal Liaison Unit, is currently seeking sponsors to help fund a high-quality, four-part educational documentary film series. It is designed to help develop strategies to strengthen the relationship between Thunder Bay’s urban Aboriginal population and the broader community. “The Aboriginal population is rapidly growing in […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 2013828 Views

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URI Celebrates International Day of Peace

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–September 19, 2013 –  To mark the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on September 21, United Religions Initiative (URI) Executive Director Victor Kazanjian joined the UN for its Department of Public Information student observance on the 18th. URI is currently mobilizing hundreds of its global networks to hold a series of events worldwide. […]

by kanationtalk on September 19, 2013497 Views

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All Nations Canoe Gathering begins Reconciliation Week activities

September 17, 2013 VANCOUVER – Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad today paddled into False Creek, along with members of several B.C. First Nations and other dignitaries, as part of the All Nations Canoe Gathering. The Canoe Gathering marks the beginning of Reconciliation Week in B.C., and coincides with the sixth national event of […]

by aanationtalk on September 18, 2013875 Views

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Reconciliation Week: Lighting of the Sacred Fire

September 17, 2013 VANCOUVER – Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad will attend a Sunrise Ceremony and a Lighting of the Sacred Fire at the PNE Grounds on Sept. 18, to mark the beginning of the sixth national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The Commission invites former students to share truths […]

by aanationtalk on September 18, 2013354 Views

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The Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society: Artisan Gardens Exclusive Media Invitation and Advisory

CALGARY, ALBERTA–( Sept. 16, 2013) – The Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society is inviting Calgary and area media to a first time viewing of the completed Artisan Gardens at the Bow Valley Ranche at Fish Creek Provincial Park on Sunday, September 22, 2013. This advisory includes event details and contact information should your media outlet […]

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SaskCulture’s Multiculturalism Strategy – Community Consultations

September 17, 2013 SaskCulture’s Mulitculturalism Strategy – In October, community consultations will be held in nine locations throughout the province (Regina, Saskatoon and one community in each of the seven districts for Sport, Culture and Recreation). It is anticipated that feedback gathered from these consultations will provide SaskCulture with valuable insight on how to best approach […]

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1,760 Huron-Wendat Nation ancestors reburied

September 14, 2013For immediate release TORONTO – Today, through a partnership between the Huron-Wendat Nation, the Ontario Heritage Trust and the University of Toronto, the remains of 1,760 Huron-Wendat Ancestors were reburied in a serene resting place that will be protected in perpetuity, reconnecting the Huron-Wendat Nation with their forebears. This is the largest reburial […]

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Sharing Aboriginal culture with Albertans and visitors

Sep 15, 2013 In support of Premier Alison Redford’s vision to build Alberta’s communities, three Aboriginal events are receiving funding from the Alberta government. The three grants, totaling $80,000, will help establish and expand the reach of these cultural celebrations. “Visitors to Alberta are looking for authentic experiences that help them connect with the places […]

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Media Advisory – Huron-Wendat Nation, Ontario Heritage Trust and University of Toronto commemorate reburial of First Nation Ancestors

TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2013 – Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, joined by Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust, and David Naylor, President of the University of Toronto, will speak at an event commemorating a historic reburial […]

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Science World To Host Regular Screenings Of “Bear Witness” During Hunting Season

(VANCOUVER, BC, September 13 2013) – Coastal First Nations is pleased to announce that Vancouver’s Telus World of Science has added the short documentary Bear Witness to its fall programming. The centre’s regular visitors will now have the chance to learn about First Nations-led bear research — and the threat of trophy hunting — in […]

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Life-size wolf in canoe sculpture by Mary Anne Barkhouse unveiled at the Museum of Civilization

For immediate release Gatineau, Quebec, September 13, 2013 —The Canadian Museum of Civilization unveiled a sculpture of a life-size bronze wolf in a copper canoe today, which it commissioned from internationally acclaimed ʹNamgis First Nation artist Mary Anne Barkhouse. The sculpture and its interpretive component were made possible thanks to the generous support of the […]

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Art and nature continue to shine on the Royal Canadian Mint’s newest collector coins

OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2013 – Canada’s magnificent wildlife and artistic talent are once again taking centre stage on the Royal Canadian Mint’s latest offering of finely crafted collector products. Themes such as the Bighorn Sheep of Canada’s Rockies to the Bald Eagles which grace our skies, as well as the classic works of the Group of […]

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The Grand Opening of The Artisan Gardens at The Ranche in Fish Creek

One of a kind Robert Bateman and other artists work on display for all to enjoy CALGARY, ALBERTA – Sept. 12, 2013 – For 18 years, The Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society, a 100% volunteer and passion run organization, has worked tirelessly to restore the Bow Valley Ranche in Fish Creek Provincial Park to […]

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Food, Social and Ceremonial Lobster Fishery for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Community

September 12, 2013 QUEBEC CITY – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq community in the Gaspé will carry out their food, social and ceremonial lobster fishing in Chaleur Bay between September 15 and October 6, 2013. This fishery, protected under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, which recognizes and confirms the ancestral and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples […]

by kanationtalk on September 12, 2013644 Views

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Sixth Anniversary of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 12, 2013 Six years ago – on September 13, 2007 – the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the minimum standards for the “survival, dignity and well‐being” of Indigenous Peoples around the world. The UN Declaration recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ right to self‐determination and calls for the full and effective participation […]

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MNO citizen produces Aboriginal greeting for 2013 International Children’s Games

September 12, 2013 Submitted by: Donna Grayer, MNO Windsor-Essex Métis Council Women’s Representative Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Windsor-Essex Métis Council Women’s Representative Donna Grayer was an associate producer for the Métis, First Nations and Inuit greeting performed for the 2013 International Children’s Games (ICG) opening ceremony held held on August 15 in Windsor Essex. […]

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission readies for BC National Event

September 11, 2013 Bear witness to truth and reconciliation September 19-21 The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission resumes its work with the BC National Event in Vancouver September 19-21. Survivors or former students of the Indian Residential Schools System run by the Canadian government and four Canadian churches will gather with their families and the […]

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Coastal Guardian Watchmen Ready to Uphold First nations Ban on Trophy Hunting

(VANCOUVER, BC, September 10 2013) – With trophy hunters descending on BC’s Central Coast for the opening of grizzly season, Guardian Watchmen patrol vessels from First Nations communities are once again heading out to monitor compliance with tribal law. One year ago, the Coastal First Nations alliance announced a ban on killing bears for sport […]

by aanationtalk on September 11, 2013645 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Nimis Kahpimotate Sister Canoe Journey

Credits: Leslie L Published on Jul 31, 2013 Nimis Kahpimotate is a canoe journey inspired by the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission addressing Indian Residential Schools in Canada. The journey, founded by Terri Harrison and Dawn Guenther, takes First Nations and non-First Nations women on a wilderness canoe journey to help build bridges between the […]

by ecnationtalk on September 10, 2013828 Views

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Naty Atz Sunuc, an Indigenous woman and KAIROS partner from Guatemala, to participate in the BC National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Vancouver

September 6, 2013 KAIROS is facilitating the participation of Naty Atz Sunuc, a partner from Guatemala, as an international witness at the BC National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Vancouver.  Naty Atz is the general coordinator of CEIBA, the Association of Community Development and Promotion in Guatemala, a long time partner of […]

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Inuktitut Magazine 2013 #113

Ajjiit Remembering Aupilarjuk Breaking the Silence of Abuse Isumagijakka: Allow Me to Introduce Myself (Terry Audla) Read Online: ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, Qaliujaaqpait, English, Français Download:  2013-0113-InuktitutMagazine-IUCANS-IULATN-EN-FR.pdf (pdf, 4.69 MB)   NT3

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Whitehorse Waterfront Now Transformed into a Dynamic Destination

Backgrounder Whitehorse, Yukon, September 6, 2013 – Once the economic heart of Whitehorse, the town’s historic waterfront has been revitalized to again become a centerpiece for the community. Today, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, the Honourable Darrell Pasloski, Yukon Premier, the Honourable Brad Cathers, […]

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Artist Oleg Lipchenko Inspired by Inuit Mythology

Lipchenko’s Inuit-inspired exhibit Northern Suite opens this week with a reception on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Articsok Gallery in Toronto. Ten percent of profits from the sale of the work will be donated to two organizations: The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Lipchenko is perhaps best known […]

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Victoria International Chalk Festival

September 11, 2013 – September 15, 2013 (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM) Welcome to Canada’s largest chalk festival!  This free, family-friendly event is a celebration of the unique medium of chalk art and presents an array of international and local chalk artists, including many members of our First Nations community. Enjoy 2D and 3D chalk […]

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Premier’s European Mission Wraps up with Several Key Agreements

FOR RELEASESeptember 5, 2013 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski and Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon, fresh from a nine-day European tourism mission, today announced a number of significant agreements that will lay the foundation for strong tourism growth from Germany and the United Kingdom to Yukon.  Together with Yukon tourism industry representatives, Pasloski and Nixon announced […]

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Free Human Rights Tours Extended into October

WINNIPEG – September 4, 2013 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has extended its popular summer program of free outdoor tours into the fall. The tours, which will continue on Saturdays until October 12, encourage visitors to reflect on the human rights rooted in our lives and local history. To date, more than […]

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Red Sky’s Open Global Challenge

Summary This program was developed for Aboriginal children and youth living in at-risk communities, including rural, reserve and remote, and who are in-turn isolated from art, culture and live performing arts.  This program themes stemming from our new multi-disciplinary theatrical creation Pony UP as a jumping point to engage children and youth.  Central to the […]

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Media Advisory – New Film Tells Story of Grizzly Bear Killed in Violation of First Nations Ban on Trophy Hunting

(VANCOUVER, BC, September 3, 2013)  Last May, trophy hunters shot and killed a five-year-old grizzly bear in BC’s Kwatna estuary — an ancient First Nations village site midway between the central coast communities of Bella Bella and Bella Coola. The bear, nicknamed ‘Cheeky’ by local field technicians, was skinned and left to rot in a […]

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Leading Ideas Speaker Series: Tomson Highway & Witi Ihimaera

Saturday, September 14, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.Rolston Recital Hall Donation at the Door Internationally renowned writers Witi Ihimaera (Maori, New Zealand) and Tomson Highway (Cree, Canada) will share the stage together for an evening of unforgettable stories, tales, and laughter. Tomson Highway is best known for his award-winning plays, The Rez Sisters, Dry Lips Oughta […]

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