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Monarchy and History Meet Nature and Culture on The Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Ottawa, Ontario, April 18, 2013 – The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage with a new release of collector coins showcasing our stories, symbols and traditions in an abundant variety of designs and innovative craftsmanship.  Themes ranging from the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 250th anniversary of […]

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North Atlantic seal hunt off to a strong start

Ottawa, April 18, 2013 – Sealers working in the North Atlantic Ocean are on target to increase this year’s harvest by 40% over last year’s catch. Nine days into the season, sealers estimate their harvest at almost 60,000 seals. “Good weather conditions and an abundant population of seals have contributed to the early success of […]

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Announces Winners of the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Photography Contest

April 17, 2013 Contest to Continue this Spring The first installment of the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Photography Contest brought nature lovers and photographers together.  The showcased what they love about the environment in Akwesasne and Massena. “The first contest for the winter season ran for two weeks from March 8 to 22, 2013,” said […]

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Featured Video of the Day: We Are All One People

Credit: Amanda Rose Schellenberg The following is a Public Service Announcement (PSA) intended to debunk and challenge Aboriginal stereotypes in Canadian mainstream society. Dustin Dufault (Kaska Dena Council) and Amanda Rose Schellenberg (Metis) share an alternative perspective to highlight the unique beauty of First Nations culture in Canada. We encourage you to leave your thoughts […]

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K.M. Hunter Artist Award Winners Announced

April 4, 2013 – The recipients of the 2013 K.M. Hunter Artist Awards were announced today. The six recipients will be honoured by the K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation at an event at the Gladstone Hotel later in May. A prize of $8,000 was awarded in each of six artistic disciplines to: Dance   Meagan O’Shea, Toronto Film and Video   […]

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Yukon’s Northern Scene artists featured in kickoff event

Whitehorse—Yukoners are invited to participate in a send-off celebration featuring Yukon artists who will be participating in Northern Scene, a 10-day festival April 25 to May 4 in Ottawa showcasing 250 artists from Canada’s North. Many of the 80 Yukon artists will be in attendance, along with Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon. “Participation in Northern […]

by mmnationtalk on April 17, 2013384 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: 7.2 Message from Stefan Rasporich

Credit: Garnet Journey Stefan Rasporich is an educator, screenwriter, songwriter, and actor, living in Alberta. He sent this video to us to post, with his message about what reconciliation means to him. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on April 16, 2013908 Views

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KAIROS and Québec Native Women public forum on Women of Courage at the Quebec national event of the TRC

April 16, 2013 Women of Courage forum: Gendering reconciliation As part of the Québec National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, KAIROS is honoured to co-sponsor this public forum with Québec Native Women. If you are in Montréal for this national event, please join us and please visit our display booth for conversation throughout […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Christi Belcourt, Artist Description of ‘Giniigaaniimenaaning’

Credit: AANDCanada Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future – Christi Belcourt, Artist Description of ‘Giniigaaniimenaaning’ Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on April 15, 20131440 Views

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New B.C. grants support arts spaces and places

April 13, 2013 Victoria – Non-profit arts and cultural organizations, First Nations band councils and friendship centres in B.C. will share $2.384 million in grants for 118 projects through two new arts programs, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today. BC Creative Spaces provided $1.25 million for 37 projects to improve community […]

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BC Arts and Culture Week to celebrate creativity

Victoria – The 14th annual BC Arts and Culture Week, April 21-27, will offer British Columbians great opportunities to enjoy exciting arts events in communities throughout the province, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today. In 1999 the BC Arts Council initiated BC Arts and Culture Week to showcase and celebrate the […]

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Media Advisory – Seals and Sealing Network – Spokespersons Available to Discuss 2013 Seal Hunt

http://www.sealsandsealing.net/ Ottawa, April 15, 2013 – Representatives from Canada’s sealing industry, including seal harvesters, processors, and veterinarians are available to discuss the economic, ecological and cultural importance of the 2013 seal hunt. Recognizing its vital importance to coastal communities, Canada’s sealing community remains committed to supporting a sustainable industry and providing market demand for seal products […]

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NSI partners with Gimli Film Festival

April 11, 2013 The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to announce its new partnership with the Gimli Film Festival. NSI is programming seven themed hours of short films for the Gimli fest, which takes place from July 24 to 28, selected from the NSI Online Short Film Festival archives. Comedies, documentaries, drama, animation and more […]

by aanationtalk on April 12, 2013481 Views

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The National Arts Centre celebrates the return of the magnificient Oonark Tapestry

Ottawa – The National Arts Centre today unveiled the magnificent tapestry by renowned Inuit artist Jessie Oonark, just in time for the upcoming Northern Scene festival. The NAC first unveiled Ms. Oonark’s 373 cm by 601 cm tapestry in May 1973. The unnamed work was installed above the grand staircase in the NAC foyer, where it […]

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Waddington’s to offer important collection of Inuit graphics in spring auction

Toronto, April 11, 2013 – Waddington’s announced today it will be offering a rare and important collection of Inuit graphics in its Spring Inuit Art Auction. The collection is comprised of the Complete 1959 Cape Dorset Graphic Collection. 1959 represents the first time the Inuit people had publicly offered graphic art for sale and this collection is […]

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New information centre for tourists to open in Carcross

FOR RELEASE #13-087April 11, 2013 Whitehorse—A new Carcross Visitor Information Centre will be ready for the summer tourism season. “The team at the Carcross Visitor Information Centre will be providing exceptional service from a new location,” Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon said. “We’re expecting another busy tourism season and the building is ideal for […]

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Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Announcement of the Laureates of the 2013 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

Ottawa, April 10, 2013 – Day after day, our artists provide Canadians with unforgettable artistic experiences. These talented creators and their works deepen our appreciation of the arts and help strengthen our communities and our economy. For more than twenty years, the annual Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards have recognized the Canadian artists and arts […]

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Featured Video of the Day: David R. Maracle – Native Expressions – Lil Crow Native Arts Centre

Credit: Wasoonde Thanks to Crowe Productions from Picton, Ontario and their diligent work, we have a beautiful professional montage overview of what is all entailed in the work of World Renowned Mohawk Stone Sculptor/Artist and Multi-Instrumentalist David R. Maracle and his business of Native Expressions. Please enjoy this presentation. If you need to contact us […]

by mmnationtalk on April 9, 20131115 Views

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Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund – Gaspesian British Heritage Village receives funding from Government of Canada

New Richmond, Quebec, April 8, 2013 – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Gaspesian British Heritage Village has been granted financial assistance to upgrade its facilities. “By supporting the […]

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Toronto City Council approves revenue allocation from sign tax to support arts and culture

April 4, 2013 Toronto City Council today approved the allocation of $6 million in revenues, previously collected from the Third Party Sign Tax, to a variety of City arts and culture programs.  “Supporting our artists is great for the City of Toronto,” said Mayor Rob Ford. “A vibrant arts community is an important part of […]

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PSA for April 25 “Eye of the Beholder” Fundraising Event at the Ranche Restaurant in Fish Creek Provincial Park

Calgary, Alberta – April 5, 2013 – The Eye of the Beholder VIP event will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 6:30 -10:00 pm. The event will launch and showcase the newly completed Artisan Gardens, a permanent art gallery in nature featuring 175 original works created by 72 Canadian artists. The evening includes a performance […]

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Ontario Helping Festivals and Events Grow ~ Ontario Government Supporting Local Tourism and Job Creation

April 5, 2013 Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport The new Ontario government is giving local festivals and events a boost to help grow tourism, create jobs and support economic growth across the province. This year, 203 festivals and events received funding through the Celebrate Ontario fund. This support will help organizers enhance programming and services, attract […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Cape Dorset, Nunavut: The Epicentre of Inuit Art

Credit: AANDCanada The Inuit people of Cape Dorset have a solid sense of family, society and tradition, and through their art have managed to place this tiny hamlet prominently on the international arts scene. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on April 5, 20131245 Views

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Province commits funding for Aboriginal tourism

For Immediate Release2013JTST0069-000681April 4, 2013 Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour Osoyoos – The Province of British Columbia has provided $1 million to support the growth of Aboriginal tourism in B.C. The funding will go directly to the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) to support their ongoing marketing strategy, Citizens’ […]

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‘Spirits of Land, Air and Water’: Inuit Antler Carvings at Arctic Museum, Opens April 11

April 4, 2013 Bowdoin College Carvings of drummers, dancers, acrobats and spirits of all sorts will be on view in the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s newest exhibit, Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection, opening April 11. The exhibit features more than 30 carvings fashioned from caribou antlers by Inuit […]

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Polar Bear on Thin Ice exhibition launches at the Place des Festivals

Montreal, April 4, 2013 – Today, Polar Bear on Thin Ice, a new exhibit, launched at the Place des Festivals of Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal. Artist Armand Vaillancourt was on hand to document the event with a live painting session. The sculpture, which will be on display until April 21, 2013, illustrates the negative impact […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum – Banff Alberta 2010

Credit: muziczone1 “The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is dedicated to the appreciation, interpretation, demonstration and display of the cultures, traditions, and value of the First Nations people of North America and their trading partners. The museum seeks to show how the people of this land lived and adapted to their surroundings and each other prior […]

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Harper Government Invests in Aboriginal Culture in Orillia

Orillia, Ontario, April 4, 2013 – Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament (Simcoe North), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for an Orillia organization that offers valuable life skills training and traditional cultural teachings to local Aboriginal women and their families. The Orillia Native Women’s […]

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2017 Starts Now — A Canada 150 Conference Series — Launches In Vancouver

April 3, 2013 – CBC/Radio-Canada, in partnership with VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), are sparking the national conversation about Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation with the CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOWconference series, in collaboration with other local and national organizations.  Kicking-off in Vancouver, BC, on Friday, April 5, CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW is a series of […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Douglas Cardinal, Canadian Architect, Reflects on the Importance of Gestures of Reconciliation

Credit: AANDCanada Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future – Douglas Cardinal, Canadian Architect, Reflects on the Importance of Gestures of Reconciliation Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on April 3, 20131796 Views

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Northern Lights Festival Boréal announces 2013 line up

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS For 2013, NLFB is presenting one its most dynamic lineups yet, ranging from hip-hop to roots rock and everything in between. The music certainly reflects the eclectic atmosphere NLFB has become known for, but the calibre and acclaim of the talent for 2013 is undoubtedly on par with some of the largest […]

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Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories

Saturday, April 13, 2013 – 4:00 p.m.Eric Harvie Theatre Free The Raven dances and sings and always has something to say!  From the time Inuit lived a nomadic life, the Raven has occupied a central place in the imaginations and cultures of the peoples of the Eastern Arctic. Acclaimed director Sylvia Cloutier brings together a diverse […]

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National Theatre of Greenland Visits Canada!

For Immediate Release April 2, 2013 Media Contact: Patti Shaughnessy +299482538, nationaltheatregreenland@gmail.com   www.nuis.g1    National Theatre of Greenland Tours to Four Canadian Cities Starting March 29th, four students from the National Theatre of Greenland; Majbritt Bech, Mike Thomsen, Klaus Geisler, Hans Henrik Poulsen and three professional company members, Makka Kleist, Else Danielsen and Patti Shaughnessy […]

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Featured Video of the Day: 1812: A First Nations Perspective

Credit: CanWarMus The War of 1812 was a dramatic event in Canadian history. But what was at stake, and who won? The exhibition 1812 at the Canadian War Museum reveals that the answer to this question depends on perspective. The exhibition takes a unique approach, exploring the war through the eyes of the four main […]

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Nunavut Official Languages Act is now in Force

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 2, 2013) – The Nunavut Official Languages Act came into force yesterday, April 1, 2013. This is a milestone in the history of our young Territory. The new Act maintains the rights and privileges of English and French, while the Inuit Language will be elevated to equal status. This level of statutory […]

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Arvel Bird Concert to Benefit Gathering at the Heart of Niagara

Arvel Bird, a Scottish and Native American violinist, known for connecting Celtic and Native American traditions, and dubbed “Lord of the Strings,” along with Mohawk Joseph Michael Mahfoud’s blues and light rock offerings, will perform in concert on April 10 at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center 1201 Pine Street, Niagara Falls, New York, to […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Tony Belcourt, Métis Leader, Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future

Credit: AANDCanada Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future Talks to the Significance of the Location of the Stained Glass Window above the west door of the House of Commons commemorating legacy of Indian residential schools. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on April 1, 20131091 Views

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Library and Archives Canada Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) 2013-14

Minister’s Message The organizations of the Canadian Heritage portfolio enrich the lives of Canadians in many ways. They make the most of the possibilities offered by technology to preserve and celebrate our heritage and our culture; they encourage the full participation of Canadians in society; and they stimulate creativity, innovation, and the economy. As a […]

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NFB Inuit and Arctic films showcased in Canadian Museum of Nature’s Extraordinary Arctic Festival

Montreal, March 27, 2013 ― As the world’s leading producer of Inuit cinema, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has worked with artists and communities across the North to create a rich audiovisual legacy of Inuit and Arctic history, culture and stories. From April 4 to 28, a selection of some of the NFB’s […]

by aanationtalk on March 28, 2013664 Views

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63rd Annual Provincial Drama Festival Takes the Stage in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Executive CouncilTourism, Culture and RecreationMarch 28, 2013 The 63rd annual Provincial Drama Festival is set to get underway in Happy Valley-Goose Bay from March 31 – April 6, hosted by Mokami Players. The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs, will participate in the opening ceremonies at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 as […]

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Ministerial Statement – Inuit Women’s Conference Empowers Participants

Executive CouncilMarch 27, 2013 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Joan Shea, Acting Minister Responsible for the Status of Women: Inuit Women’s Conference Empowers Participants Mr. Speaker I rise in this Honourable House today to acknowledge the Inuit Women’s Gathering, a successful event made possible by the […]

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Veronique Nirlungayuk awarded the 2012 Nunavut Performing Arts Award

Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 26, 2013) – The Commissioner of Nunavut, Edna Elias, has awarded the first Performing Arts Award to Rankin Inlet performer Veronique Nirlungayuk. Veronique Nirlungayuk started drawing as a small child and was then introduced to drum dancing by her late father, Bernard Iqqugaqtuq. She has won competitions with both her drawing and […]

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GNWT Wraps Up Second Aboriginal Languages Symposium

Yellowknife (March 26, 2013) – The second Aboriginal Languages Symposium wrapped up last week in Yellowknife. Nearly two hundred delegates from across the Northwest Territories, representing all nine Aboriginal language groups, attended the two-day gathering. “Guiding a direction for the future of Aboriginal languages is a shared responsibility between the Territorial and Federal governments, Aboriginal governments, […]

by aanationtalk on March 27, 2013440 Views

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Exhibition on Nunavut will represent Canada in Venice

Ottawa, March 26, 2013 – “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” has been selected through a national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announced today. The exhibition will be organized and curated by Lateral Office of Toronto. As Nunavut celebrates its 15th anniversary in […]

by aanationtalk on March 26, 2013668 Views

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‘BLIZZARD: Emerging Northern Artists’ Book Launch

Vancouver, BC – grunt gallery is proud to announce the book launch for BLIZZARD: Emerging Northern Artists. This newly published catalogue includes essays by Candice Hopkins and Tania Willard that examine and reflect upon artwork by Jamasie Pitseolak, Nicholas Galanin, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Geronimo Inutiq (MadEskimo), and director Derek Aqqiaruq. Originally shown as an exhibition […]

by aanationtalk on March 26, 2013606 Views

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New videos launched to promote Maliseet language, culture

Aboriginal Affairs SecretariatExecutive Council OfficeOffice of the Premier 25 March 2013 Fredericton (GNB) – New videos to promote and preserve the use of the Maliseet language in New Brunswick were launched today in Fredericton by community members from the Tobique First Nation.  “Achieving a greater understanding of one’s language and culture is paramount in today’s […]

by aanationtalk on March 26, 2013441 Views

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The Banff Centre applauds increased arts and culture funding in Federal budget

Recognizes support of the Department of Canadian Heritage for Endowment Incentives Matching Program   March 21, 2013 The Government of Canada announced today that the cap for the Endowment Incentives Matching Program, administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage, will grow from $10.0 million to $15.0 million over five years. The increase will benefit Banff Centre […]

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Canadian Inuit film and culture showcased in Cambridge, U.K., at “Arctic Film Festival: Voices from the North”

Montreal, March 20, 2013― Distinguished Inuit artists Aaju Peter and Elisapie Isaac ( If the Weather Permits) and filmmakers Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs ( Vanishing Point) will join Tom Perlmutter, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada, and Susan Gregson, Deputy High Commissioner for the High Commission of Canada, for Arctic […]

by aanationtalk on March 21, 2013592 Views

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Métis students discover their culture

March 21, 2013 Infinite Reach March break camp Over March break, Métis high school students from across Ontario gathered at the Canadian Ecology Centre in Mattawa for a four-day retreat designed by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) to engage Métis high school students in discussions on post-secondary education and to learn about their Métis […]

by aanationtalk on March 21, 2013450 Views

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Elder Alita Sauve and Bella McWatch, an Aboriginal Youth

Release Date: March 20, 2013 NationTalk speaks to a youth documentary maker Bella McWatch and Elder Alita Sauve. Bella was one of 8 Aboriginal youth who developed, scripted, shot and edited documentary The Ripple Effect. It features self-portraits, interviews from people on the street and First Nations Elders on themes of disconnection in society. This documentary was a […]

by mmnationtalk on March 20, 20132717 Views

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