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Final indigiTALKS Now Available Online!: Rachelle Dickenson’s thesis continues instigation and discourse on Indigenous made youth screen media

(January 21, 2014 – Toronto) The newest and final indigiTALKS: Video Essay Project is now available online! Rachelle Dickenson presents her online video and written thesis (Co-written by Carla Taunton), Indigenous Youth Screen Media – Next Generation Practice and Production which investigates the cultural and thematic perspectives found in youth-made digital media, their representations of identity and […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2014716 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Indigenous Youth Screen Media – Next Generation Practice And Production

This art work was part of a prior imagineNATIVE Festival. Canada • 2013 World Premiere An investigation into the cultural and thematic perspectives found in youth-made digital media, their representations of identity and the methodology within community organizations and the Indigenous film movement.    Recommended Experience: READ ESSAY, THEN WATCH VIDEO ESSAY Indigenous Youth Screen […]

by mmnationtalk on January 22, 20141252 Views

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The Ontario Arts Council Releases Phase I Strategic Planning Report

Toronto, January 21, 2014 – The Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) strategic planning process continues on schedule with a draft strategic plan to be submitted for approval to OAC’s board of directors followed by a public launch of the plan this spring. This work is being greatly informed by Phase I of the process – the […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2014504 Views

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Traditional Classes – Calgary AB

Traditional Beadwork Join in with the growing number of people who are finding beading to be a relaxing, centering experience. Learn one or more of the various methods of beadwork:  Applique; floral or geometric, Lazy Stitch, Loom or Peyote  Weds. Evenings 7- 9:30 p.m.                                          Feb. 26, Mar. 05, 12, 19. 2014Cost $110.00 plus materials OR   Jan.29, Feb. 05, 12, […]

by ecnationtalk on January 21, 2014535 Views

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Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall

January 20, 2014 Join Their Excellencies for a Day of Outdoor Activities During Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston invite the public to get active and come experience various Nordic sports and traditionsduring Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall, on Saturday, January […]

by aanationtalk on January 21, 2014506 Views

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Adam Beach, actor and creator of the Adam Beach Film Institute.

Release Date: January 22, 2014 NationTalk interviews Adam Beach, actor and creator of the Adam Beach Film Institute. Born in Ashern, Manitoba, Adam Beach spent his early years with his two brothers on the Lake Manitoba/Dog Creek First Nation Reserve at Lake Manitoba. Adam is best known for his roles as Victor in Smoke Signals, Kickin’ Wing in Joe Dirt, Marine Private […]

by ecnationtalk on January 21, 20143159 Views

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A winter of film in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

The Rendez-vous de l’ONF en Acadie kicks off a new season   Moncton, January 15, 2014 – The return of the Rendez-vous de l’ONF en Acadie will bring a winter of film screenings to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Starting the week of January 26, 2014, audiences will be treated to 12 consecutive weeks of […]

by aanationtalk on January 16, 2014679 Views

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NWT wild fur garners high interest from Chinese buyers

YELLOWKNIFE (January 16, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay  promoted the NWT fur industry at the Beijing Fur Fair and International Fur Trade Federation Forum this week during their China Trade Mission, along with MLA Robert Hawkins and members of the NWT delegation. “In the Northwest Territories, we pride […]

by aanationtalk on January 16, 2014586 Views

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Nominations Wanted for Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award

Communities, Culture and HeritageJanuary 15, 2014 Nominations are wanted for the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award, a program that celebrates diverse and vibrant communities in the province. The annual award profiles achievements and increases visibility in communities through a formal recognition program. “Across Nova Scotia, people are working together to make their towns and cities […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 2014430 Views

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Community projects create new opportunities to explore, learn and grow

FOR RELEASEJanuary 14, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Eighteen community organizations will be able to upgrade equipment, facilities and programs using nearly $540,000 from the Government of Yukon’s Community Development Fund (CDF). “The Community Development Fund’s flexibility means that it can be used to assist with a wide range of projects,” Minister of Economic Development Currie Dixon said. “Communities […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 2014672 Views

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RFP for art at Musqueam Soccer Field Club House

2014-01-13 The Musqueam Indian Band is seeking proposals for art work for the new Club House at the Musqueam Soccer Fields. Subject to budget The Musqueam Indian Band is looking for: 4 (Four) house posts (approximately 2 m in height)4 (Four) weavings (approximately 4 m x 4 m)Silk screen art to boarder the facilities (for […]

by aanationtalk on January 14, 2014575 Views

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imagineNATIVE Co-Presents Arctic Defenders at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

January 9, 2014 Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story of how Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut was created. imagineNATIVE is excited to co-present Arctic Defenders at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St. W) at the following showtimes:Friday, January 17 at 9pmSunday, January 19 at 12:30pmTuesday, January 21 at 6:30pmWednesday, January 22 at 8:45pm “Award-winning […]

by aanationtalk on January 14, 2014470 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: BT Vancouver: A First Nations Cooking Class On This National Aboriginal Day

Credits: citytvofficial Published on Jun 21, 2013 On this National Aboriginal Day we get a traditional cooking lesson and find out how the T’Sleil Waututh Nation’s initiative is helping transform lives. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ecnationtalk on January 13, 2014617 Views

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NAN Mourns Passing of Long-Serving Nation Chief Norman Brown

THUNDER BAY (January 10, 2014): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno and the NAN Executive Council today expressed condolences following the death of long-serving Wapekeka First Nation Chief Norman Brown who passed away on Thursday. “It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear friend who gave so freely […]

by aanationtalk on January 13, 2014549 Views

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Live at Festival Hall

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Jan. 10, 2014 – Expect the unexpected at Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave. SE – this winter and spring as the Calgary Folk Music Festival presents live performances that encompass music, film, food, theatre, spoken word and even an advice panel. Inuit vocalist Tanya Tagaq launches the Show Your Roots Aboriginal […]

by aanationtalk on January 13, 2014538 Views

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GNWT promotes fur, tourism in China

YELLOWKNIFE (January 8, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay will lead a delegation to China to promote the NWT as a trade partner, a follow-up to the successful Council of the Federation Mission to China in 2012. During that mission, there was significant interest from the mining, energy, furs, and […]

by aanationtalk on January 10, 2014557 Views

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imagineNATIVE Rings in 2014 with the 10th Anniversary imagineNative Film + Video Tour – Book now!

01/09/2014 imagineNATIVE wishes all its artists, supporters and audiences a healthy, happy and creative start to the new year! In advance of its 15th anniversary Festival on October 22-26, 2014, imagineNATIVE celebrates the 10thmilestone year of the annual imagineNATIVE Film + Video Tour. Launched in 2005, imagineNATIVE’s celebrated film and video programming travels each winter to […]

by aanationtalk on January 9, 2014617 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Danis Goulet chats about ‘Wakening’ – TIFF 2013 Interview

Credits: TheArtsScene Published on Sep 16, 2013 Director/Writer Danis Goulet chats about her short film ‘Wakening’, part of the Stage to Screen project celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. Enjoy the interview! JOIN OUR COMMUNITY: www.TheArtsScene.cawww.facebook.com/TheArtsScene Background music:Stringed Disco – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b… Have a video, […]

by ecnationtalk on January 9, 2014819 Views

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4 Films Round Out an Eclectic Native Presence at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Jan 06, 2014 This year marks 20 years of the formal existence of the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program and the Native Forum at Sundance Film Festival. Throughout 2014 the Native Program will celebrate this milestone with partnerships and screenings across the country including Park City, New York, Los Angeles and Santa Fe. […]

by aanationtalk on January 9, 2014518 Views

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NTI Announces 2013 Photo of the Year Contest Winners

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. officials today selected the 2013 Photo of the Year Contest winners. Jeeteeta Merkosak of Pond Inlet was awarded $1,000 in prize money for her Narwhal at the Floe Edge photograph, an enlarged copy of her photograph, and the honour of having her photograph appear as the cover of NTI’s annual report and […]

by aanationtalk on January 8, 2014618 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: NW Profiles: Blackfoot Crossing

Credits: KSPS TV Uploaded on Nov 29, 2011 Northwest Profiles visits Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. Located an hour east of Calgary, Alberta Blackfoot Crossing takes visitors back in time to experience First Nation cultures which used to inhabit this land. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ecnationtalk on January 8, 2014961 Views

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First Nations Art Show ~ Gallery One Twenty One

From January 07, 2014 to March 01, 2014 Gallery One Twenty One (48 Bridge Street East, Belleville) is hosting its’ first ever “First Nations Art” show and sale entitled Spirit Woman from January 7 until March 01, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is going […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014725 Views

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Walk-A-Mile Film Project Sponsorships Still Available

January 6, 2014 – Thunder Bay’s Aboriginal Liaison needs your help in supporting an innovative film project that aims to build greater understanding between the City’s Aboriginal population and the broader community. Generous sponsors have to date contributed about $38,000 to the Walk-A-Mile Film Project, which will see the creation of a four-part documentary film series […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014671 Views

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FCC seeks applications for the FCC Expression Fund

Regina, Saskatchewan, January 7, 2014 – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will allocate $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund, for the seventh year in a row, to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across the country. This fund was developed in 2008 to support projects that contribute to the vitality of official language […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014523 Views

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Celebrate Family Day on Toronto’s Waterfront!

Family activities along Toronto’s Waterfront during Family Day! 01/06/2014 – FREE Family Day fun for kids of all ages is only footsteps away at Family Day on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA on Monday, February 17 along the Waterfront, from 10am until 6pm. Watch dog sport demos, create arts and crafts, discover Inuit […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014851 Views

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Province to host national meetings of Ministers of Tourism and Culture in 2014

January 6, 2014 For immediate release Tourism and Culture Ministers from across the country responsible for Tourism and for Culture will visit Prince Edward Island this year during the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Charlottetown Conference, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson. “2014 is the ideal year for the Island to play host […]

by aanationtalk on January 6, 2014537 Views

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A trip to the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua – President Chartier visits Miskitu Indian leaders and villages

January 4, 2014 From December 20 to 30, 2013 President Chartier engaged in a number of meetings of the Indian organization, Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Asla Takanka (YATAMA; literally meaning “Sons of Mother Earth”), including meetings with leaders who were successful in winning seats in Nicaragua’s national assembly, the Atlantic Coast regional autonomy government, mayoral […]

by aanationtalk on January 6, 2014598 Views

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Elizabeth “Lizzy” Edzerza

Dec. 20/13 The Tahltan Nation is in mourning. We have lost one of our eldest Matriarchs – Elizabeth “Lizzy” Edzerza. Our condolences to her family, we are sending you love and prayers. She will be forever in our hearts. The funeral service for Lizzy will be at the Thornhill Community Centre, Monday December 23rd at […]

by aanationtalk on January 5, 2014481 Views

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Member of Parliament LaVar Payne Announces Support for the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

MEDICINE HAT, Alberta, December 20, 2013 – LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament (Medicine Hat), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the City of Medicine Hat’s Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. “The Esplanade is an important part of the local community that celebrates our […]

by aanationtalk on January 5, 2014451 Views

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Ekstasis Releases Robert Lalonde’s Novel “The Last Indian Summer”

CHELSEA, QC, December 31, 2013 – Ekstasis Editions has just released a translation of Robert Lalonde’s novel The Last Indian Summer. A post-colonial novel of protest, it’s a bewitching and beautiful summer night’s dream, a hymn to passion, nature and freedom that condemns hypocrisy and intolerance. Winner of France’s 1982 Prix Jean-Macé, The Last Indian […]

by aanationtalk on January 5, 2014540 Views

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Aboriginal Heritage Portal

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce updates to the Aboriginal Heritage portal. Representing Canada’s three Aboriginal groups: the First Nations, Métis and Inuit, the portal offers material organized by cultural group and subject, as well as resources for Indian residential school research. Whether you are a first-time or experienced researcher, the portal will be the starting point for anyone interested in Aboriginal […]

by aanationtalk on January 5, 2014549 Views

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2014 ITK Wall Calendar Features Local Artwork on Theme of Inuit Seasons

ITK congratulates the 25 artists chosen for inclusion in its 2014 round calendar, currently being distributed to schools, municipal offices, businesses and organizations across Inuit Nunangat. The drawings were chosen after an open call inviting artists to submit work on the theme of Inuit seasons. ITK received hundreds of submissions from across the four Inuit […]

by mmnationtalk on January 3, 2014574 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014 Alberta National EventMarch 27-30, 2014 Edmonton, Shaw Conference Centre All TRC events will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue, from March 27 to 30, 2014. For 116 years, thousands of Aboriginal children in Alberta were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by […]

by mmnationtalk on January 3, 2014618 Views

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Not your typical “Jam Night”

MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council youth group The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council youth group recently held a “Jam Night” without any musical instruments. Instead of a traditional “Jam Night”, council member Janice Ferris and youth members made homemade strawberry jam from scratch. The youth were included throughout the entire process […]

by mmnationtalk on January 3, 2014620 Views

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Celebration heralds a new beginning for Maskwacis, formerly Hobbema (with video)

Video MASKWACIS – With drums reverberating and voices raised in song, Alberta’s largest aboriginal community rang in the new year on Tuesday night and said goodbye to its Dutch moniker of more than 100 years. At midnight, Hobbema celebrated a historic change, reassuming the Cree name Maskwacis that was dropped in 1891 at the bequest […]

by mmnationtalk on January 1, 2014929 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Idle No More – Toronto Eaton Centre 2013

Credit: Kevin Konnyu Published on Dec 22, 2013 On Saturday December 21 indigenous activists and allies gathered under the banner of the Idle No More movement at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto and took over the intersection with a flash mob round dance. Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of a similar action the activists then […]

by mmnationtalk on January 1, 2014837 Views

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Ekstasis Releases Robert Lalonde’s Novel “The Last Indian Summer”

CHELSEA, QC, December 31, 2013 – Ekstasis Editions has just released a translation of Robert Lalonde’s novel The Last Indian Summer. A post-colonial novel of protest, it’s a bewitching and beautiful summer night’s dream, a hymn to passion, nature and freedom that condemns hypocrisy and intolerance. Winner of France’s 1982 Prix Jean-Macé, The Last Indian Summer is Robert Lalonde’s […]

by mmnationtalk on December 31, 2013711 Views

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Grinch grows heart, returns stolen gifts in Sheshatshiu

Someone who stole more than $2,000 worth of gifts in the Labrador community of Sheshatshiu turns out to have a conscience after all. Apology letter for stolen giftsSomeone who stole Mary Pia Benuen’s Christmas gifts left this note at her house. (See image) Mary Pia Benuen, who had lost an iPad and a laptop computer […]

by mmnationtalk on December 30, 2013690 Views

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Money Trumps Love When it Comes to 2014 New Year’s Resolutions: BMO Wealth Institute

TORONTO, ONTARIO–( Dec. 27, 2013) – The BMO Wealth Institute today released a study, which found that 80 per cent of Canadians plan to make a New Year’s resolution for 2014 before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, and more than one-third of all resolutions will be related to personal financial issues. 2014 New Year’s […]

by mmnationtalk on December 30, 2013584 Views

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New Funding for Film, Television and Digital Media in Inuktut

IQALUIT, Nunavut (December 19, 2013) – The Government of Nunavut (GN) is proud to announce $200,000 in additional funding to support the use of the Inuit language (Inuktut) in films, television and digital media. The $200,000 comes from the GN’s Department of Culture and Heritage. This support realizes the Government of Nunavut’s commitment under Uqausivut […]

by aanationtalk on December 20, 2013732 Views

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2014 ITK Wall Calendar Features Local Artwork on Theme of Inuit Seasons

ITK congratulates the 25 artists chosen for inclusion in its 2014 round calendar, currently being distributed to schools, municipal offices, businesses and organizations across Inuit Nunangat. The drawings were chosen after an open call inviting artists to submit work on the theme of Inuit seasons. ITK received hundreds of submissions from across the four Inuit […]

by aanationtalk on December 20, 2013581 Views

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New Program to Provide $200,000 to Engage Aboriginal Youth in the Arts in B.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2013 New Program to Provide $200,000 to Engage Aboriginal Youth in the Arts in B.C. Brentwood Bay, B.C. – A new pilot program will provide funding to British Columbia’s Aboriginal youth to engage in the arts, a vital aspect of defining and expressing identity. The BC Arts Council is providing […]

by mlappi on December 18, 2013911 Views

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Minister Shelly Glover Announces Funding for Arts Organizations in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, December 18, 2013 – The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for nine Winnipeg-based arts organizations. Several festivals are receiving support, including KidsFest, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Funding will also support activities such as community concerts and youth workshops presented by […]

by aanationtalk on December 18, 2013515 Views

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MAC exhibit ends January 5 – don’t miss it! – Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2013 – This holiday season is the perfect time to discover Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, a remarkable exhibition that has garnered repeated praise from both the general public and the media since its October opening at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Don’t miss it – only a […]

by aanationtalk on December 17, 2013534 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: A Mohawk Nation chief talking about the turtle as calendar

Credit: Alejandro Segura· Uploaded on Sep 20, 2011 Chief Top Leaf from the Mohawk Nation of the First Nations of Canada talking about the use of the turtle shell as lunar calendar during the Turtle Island Festival at the Iroquoian Village. El Jefe “Hoja en lo Alto” de la Nación Mohawk de las Primeras Naciones [nativas] del […]

by ecnationtalk on December 16, 20131389 Views

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The Royal Canadian Mint introduces new 25-cent circulation coins celebrating life in the north and the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition

Mint welcomes public to weekend coin exchange at the West Edmonton Mall OTTAWA, Dec. 12, 2013 – What:    The Royal Canadian Mint has launched two commemorative circulation coins in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, and of the cultures and traditions which continue to thrive in Canada’s northern regions. These coins […]

by aanationtalk on December 12, 2013598 Views

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Government of Canada invites Canadians to “Have your say” on Canada’s 150th celebrations

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 – The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today launched pan-Canadian consultations to seek Canadians’ views on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. “Canada’s 150th celebrations will give us the opportunity to reflect on all the things that make Canada the united, […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 2013655 Views

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Unique CMHR theatre to feature immersive “surround” technology

Museum holds annual meeting on International Human Rights Day Winnipeg – December 10, 2013 – A unique, circular “basket” theatre in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will be one of only a handful in the world to use 360-degree film technology. The Indigenous Perspectives theatre was showcased at the CMHR annual public meeting, held today on […]

by aanationtalk on December 10, 2013586 Views

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MMF Presenting Annual Christmas Cheer Board Concert

December 9, 2013 In keeping with the generous spirit of the season, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be holding it’s annual Christmas Concert with all proceeds going to the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg. Join the MMF, in partnership with the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg as they invite one and all to the ‘Metis […]

by aanationtalk on December 9, 2013461 Views

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2014 Talking Stick Festival

Dec. 6, 2013 For Immediate Release Full Circle First Nations Performance presents 2014 Talking Stick Festival  EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE, ENJOY ABORIGINAL CULTURE THROUGH THE ARTS February 18 – March 2, 2014 Vancouver, BC – Discover the work of Aboriginal arts and artists at the 13th annual Talking Stick Festival presented by Full Circle First Nations Performance. This […]

by aanationtalk on December 9, 2013860 Views

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