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

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

by aanationtalk on October 18, 2012609 Views

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

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

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Tahltan Day Celebration October 18, 2012

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

by aanationtalk on October 17, 20121238 Views

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Harper Government to Create the Canadian Museum of History

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

by aanationtalk on October 17, 2012513 Views

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Improved Tourist Facilities Big Draw for NWT Tourists

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

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Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha

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

by NationTalk on October 17, 20121155 Views

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

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

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Indigenous Reclamation – A Path Forward

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

by aanationtalk on October 16, 2012922 Views

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2011 Census of Population advisory: Language

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

by aanationtalk on October 16, 2012452 Views

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Minister of State Bernier Highlights Northern Tourism Experience During Polar Expedition

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

by aanationtalk on October 16, 2012462 Views

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2012 B.C. First Nations’ Art Awards Announced

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

by aanationtalk on October 15, 2012683 Views

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Minister of State Bernier to Visit Canadian “Signature Experience”

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

by aanationtalk on October 15, 2012486 Views

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Media Advisory: Library and Archives Canada

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

by aanationtalk on October 14, 2012413 Views

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

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

by aanationtalk on October 11, 2012481 Views

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Canada Council for the Arts poised for change

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

by aanationtalk on October 10, 2012460 Views

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WSO Celebrates 4th Annual Indigenous Festival October 10-13

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

by aanationtalk on October 9, 2012676 Views

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

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

by mmnationtalk on October 9, 2012887 Views

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Christina Davis, Attendee of the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

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

by mmnationtalk on October 9, 20122782 Views

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Harper Government Invests in McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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

by NationTalk on October 5, 2012412 Views

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Exhibit: Aboriginal Contributions to the War of 1812

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

by aanationtalk on October 4, 2012669 Views

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Art Museum in Works for Whistler

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

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2012422 Views

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

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

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2012458 Views

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

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

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2012343 Views

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

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

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2012367 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: How to use First Nations Art to engage Aboriginal youth

First Nations Culture, tradition, teachings. This video is done by Kloshenem, which is the Chinook word for “honour”. Honour our Voice is our current project. This video shows digital photography done by Aboriginal youth, creative movement, First nations dance (friendship dance as seen at many Pow Wows), visual art and mask making. This culminated in […]

by mmnationtalk on October 2, 2012954 Views

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World’s Top Nature Artists Flock to Canada’s Grouse Mountain for Conservation Festival

Vancouver, British Columbia – Oct. 2, 2012 – One of the world’s largest gatherings in art and conservation will take place at Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain this October as 40 of the world’s leading nature and wildlife artists from around the globe assemble for the second annual Artists for Conservation Festival. Some of the most pressing issues in conservation, […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2012463 Views

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“Indigenous” title used in renaming of two departments at The Banff Centre

  The Banff Centre’s long history of developing artistic and leadership excellence in Indigenous people in Canada and internationally is now reflected in new names for two departments. “We are pleased to announce that our departments have new names – Indigenous Arts, and Indigenous Leadership and Management,” said Sandra Laronde and Brian Calliou, directors of […]

by ecnationtalk on October 1, 20121423 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Honouring First Nations Veterans

This documentary shares stories from First Nations war veterans of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Veteran Ian White of Chapleau Cree First Nation, Veteran Jack Wynne of Moose Cree First Nation, Elder Isabelle Mercier and Ranger Sgt. Peter Moon remind us that our freedom should not be taken for granted […]

by mmnationtalk on October 1, 2012871 Views

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ITK Call for Photos! Send us Your Best Shot!

The 2013 ITK Round Wall Calendar will feature photos in support of Inuit wildlife harvesting. Send us photos of your hunting and fishing exploits. High resolution digital photos required. Include details on where photo was taken and who is in the photo. Only published photos will be paid for. (large photos $150, Small photos $75) […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2012403 Views

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Reel improvement in film industry heralded at Yellowknife Film Fest

Yellowknife (September 27, 2012) – The Yellowknife Film Festival kicks off tonight, and Minister David Ramsay will be in attendance – in film form – to give his congratulations to Western Arctic Moving Pictures and the NWT Professional Media Association on behalf of the NWT Film Commission. The NWT Film Commission will also be a panel member at the […]

by aanationtalk on September 28, 2012380 Views

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Media Release – Freshwater Fish Monopoly is Impoverishing Aboriginal Fishers

September 27, 2012 In Brief: The Frontier Centre has released a new policy series on why the monopoly of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC) needs to be phased out Saskatchewan and northwestern Ontario have both left the FFMC’s monopoly, which suggests dissatisfaction with the monopoly. Markets have changed and particularly affect Aboriginal fishers. Bad […]

by aanationtalk on September 28, 2012496 Views

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imagineNATIVE’s 2012 Industry Series Announced

Free Workshops and Panels!Industry Series presented by Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund Toronto – imagineNATIVE’s popular Industry Series, presented by Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund, runs Thursday, October 18, 2012 to Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the 13th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. The Industry Series is the […]

by aanationtalk on September 28, 2012529 Views

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Millie Knapp, Executive Director of ANDPVA

Release Date: September 28, 2012 NationTalk has the pleasure in speaking to Millie Knapp, who is the brand new Executive Director of ANDPVA. The Association for Native Development in the Performing & Visual Arts (ANDPVA) is Canada’s oldest Indigenous arts service organization, providing support to Canadian Indigenous artists in Ontario and around the world. Millie […]

by mmnationtalk on September 28, 20124532 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: First Nations Artists: Unity with the Power of Music

This documentary is a profile of three first nation musicians and how they started thier stand through music and storytelling. They are educating people about first nation issues and politics and how culture is important. The Artists featured in this ten minute film are: Lisa Marie Naponse, DeeJay NDN (Ian Campeau) & Mskwaankwad Rice (Biipiigwan). […]

by mmnationtalk on September 27, 20121128 Views

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Red Sky Attends Cinars, Montreal, QC, November 12-18, 2012

Sep 26, 2012 Red Sky attends CINARS 2012, a platform that brings together delegates from many countries in the performing arts, November 12 – 18, 2012. The Exhibition RoomFairmont The Queen Elizabeth HotelMontreal, QC. The Exhibition Room is open on:Thursday, November 15, 2012. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMFriday, November 16, 2012. 9:00 AM to 12:00 […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012579 Views

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CanNor Invests in NWT Iconic Attractions Tourism Promotion

CanNor-12-011 Yellowknife, NWT (September 26, 2012) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and Minister of the Arctic Council announced today an investment to foster increased tourism in the Northwest Territories to contribute to long-term economic prosperity in the North. “The Government of Canada is […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012436 Views

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Community Development Fund Tier 1 supports arts, recreation and communication

For Release #12-177 September 26, 2012 Whitehorse—Twenty community projects are receiving support totalling almost $260,000 from the Community Development Fund (CDF) as a result of recent Tier 1 applications.  “The Community Development Fund is designed for projects of all sizes that accomplish a wide variety of goals,” Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon said. “These are […]

by aanationtalk on September 26, 2012512 Views

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New Arts Council Formed for Cornwall & Region

September 24, 2012 Cornwall, Ontario – The Arts & Culture Summit achieved its goal this past weekend as participants voted to create an Arts Council to help the region’s arts sector to collaborate and grow. The Summit was held at Aultsville Theatre and attracted close to 100 participants. It was organized by Bruce Davis, Cultural […]

by aanationtalk on September 26, 2012592 Views

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Celebrating the diversity of NWT art during Arts Week

Yellowknife (September 25, 2012) – Northwest Territories Arts Week is from September 22 to 30 and is a celebration of the contribution that the NWT arts and fine crafts community makes to our territory.   “Artisans make significant cultural and economic contributions to communities across the territory and showcase the NWT as a place of artistic […]

by aanationtalk on September 25, 2012454 Views

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Telefilm Canada supports the production of six English-language feature-film projects for a total investment of $6.4 million

Montreal, September 25, 2012 – Telefilm Canada is supporting the production of six English-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF). For the first quarter of 2012-2013, a total of $6.4 million in funding was committed to these projects from the Atlantic and Ontario-Nunavut regions. Telefilm announces decisions on a quarterly basis as […]

by aanationtalk on September 25, 2012381 Views

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Startup Canada and Tsleil-Waututh Forum Ignites Discussion About Entrepreneurship, Aboriginal Economic Development

For immediate release September 21, 2012 NORTH VANCOUVER/TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORY, BC – Aboriginal business leaders came together for a Tsleil-Waututh Nation Leadership Forum featuring Startup Canada that was an engaging, spirited talk about Aboriginal economic development and entrepreneurship. The September 19 forum was the only one of 130 affiliated forums held across Canada co-hosted by a […]

by ecnationtalk on September 25, 2012681 Views

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IRS Call for Artisans

The Child Taken Call SummaryTo commemorate the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools (IRS) within our 7 First Nation communities andwithin the city of Saskatoon, home to many of our 7 First Nation members, the Saskatoon Tribal Council hereby ex‐tends a Call for Artisans, Request For Proposals, to capture an everlasting tribute to Survivors, Inter‐generationalSurvivors […]

by aanationtalk on September 25, 2012459 Views

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Opening and Closing Night Film Gala Presentations

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalOctober 17 – 21, 2012 Presenting Sponsor Bell Media THE PEOPLE OF THE KATTAWAPISKAK RIVER (World Premiere)directed by Alanis Obomsawin Screening Presenter: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network THE LESSER BLESSEDdirected by Anita Doronexecutive produced and story by Richard Van Campand starring Benjamin Bratt, Screening Presenter: Global Toronto (TORONTO – September 18, 2012) The 13th annual imagineNATIVE […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012580 Views

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Circle of Dance – NYC

Sep 20, 2012 Red Sky will participate in the Circle of Dance, a benefit in celebration of dance at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian. Honouring Native American creativity in dance, Red Sky Associate Artist Jacob Pratt (Dakota/Saulteaux) will perform an exciting hoop solo. This celebration also includes Master of Ceremonies, Jock […]

by aanationtalk on September 21, 2012634 Views

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The Legacy of William Commanda at the Main Library, Tuesday September 25

September 20, 2012 Join us for this presentation about the life, work and legacy of the late Algonquin Elder, Dr. William Commanda, Officer of the Order of Canada and founder of the Circle of All Nations. This retrospective on his life looks at his personal, political and spiritual history; his advocacy of human rights and peacemaking; his […]

by aanationtalk on September 21, 2012512 Views

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Government of Canada’s search for lost Franklin ships delivers numerous collateral results

Success in the Arctic a result of exceptional partnerships Ottawa, Ontario, Septemeber 20, 2012 — The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today gave an update on this summer’s Arctic archaeological survey led by Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Service to find the ill-fated 1845-1846 Franklin Expedition vessels: HMS Erebus […]

by aanationtalk on September 20, 2012467 Views

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Featured Pick: Don Amero – Right Where I Wanna Be – Radio Version

This is the first official video release from Winnipeg, Canadian musician Don Amero. Written and composed by Don Amero and fellow Winnipeg songwriter Jay Tooke.  See and hear more from Don at www.donamero.com From the notoriously tough North End of Winnipeg, Don faced his share of adversity growing up. With poverty, gangs, drugs and violence […]

by NationTalk on September 20, 20121106 Views

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4th Annual Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival Kicks Off with Four Days ofFilm, Music and Art

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 19, 2012  4th Annual Biindigaate Indigenous FilmFestival Kicks Off with Four Days ofFilm, Music and Art  THUNDER BAY, ON: Whether you enjoy hard-hitting documentaries, dramatic features or eclectic and experimental films, the 4th Annual Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival has something for everyone. The festival opens Thursday September 27 […]

by ecnationtalk on September 19, 2012752 Views

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Premier McLeod Promotes NWT Tourism in China

Shanghai, China (September 18, 2012) – Premier Bob McLeod spoke at the Shanghai Tourism Bureau yesterday and at a Canadian Tourism Commission event in Beijing on Friday to promote the NWT as a spectacular destination for Chinese visitors. “We offer authentic cultural getaways,” said Premier McLeod. “The Northwest Territories offers you a true wilderness experience, away […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 2012399 Views

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Featured Pick: CCAB Conference 2011: Membertou First Nation

Hear Chief of Membertou First Nation, Terry Paul, talk about his community’s choice to elevate their circumstances. Named after the Grand Chief Membertou (1510-1611) the community of Membertou belongs to the greater tribal group of the Mi’kmaw Nation. Membertou is situated 3 kms from the heart of the city of Sydney, Nova Scotia, within its […]

by NationTalk on September 18, 20121044 Views

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