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Building Communities Program Invests $834,136 In Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company

News Release – August 2, 2007 Aboriginal performing artists in Saskatchewan will soon enjoy increased access to professional opportunities with an $834,136 Building Communities Program investment from the province of Saskatchewan. The funding will go to the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company for renovations at the Black Box Theatre in Saskatoon. “It is important that artists […]

by NationTalk on August 3, 2007897 Views

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Beausoleil First Nation Annual Seven Grandfather Community Awards

August 2, 2007 – Deadline for nominations is August 31, 2007. Community members may make recommendations for these awards by submitting the following information: 1) your name, 2) person you are recommending, 3) the award category, and a 4) brief paragraph or more explaining the reason for the recommendation. Recommendations will be received at the […]

by NationTalk on August 2, 2007917 Views

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West Vancouver Atrium Will Be B.C. Spirit Square Legacy

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2007OTP0111-000989 Aug. 2, 2007 Office of the Premier Ministry of Community Services Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts WEST VANCOUVER – The Province is providing the District of West Vancouver with $500,000 to help create a Spirit Square in its new Civic Centre atrium, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today. […]

by NationTalk on August 2, 2007892 Views

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August Abound with Cultural and Heritage Activities Across Alberta

July 31, 2007 Edmonton… Heading into August, Alberta parks, museums and historic sites are keeping busy with a number of exciting events for people of all ages. Below is a list of events taking place in all corners of Alberta. Cheer on Team Alberta at the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games: August 3-11 Alberta’s best […]

by NationTalk on August 1, 2007996 Views

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Pow Wows in BC-Festivals, First Nations Style

Abbotsford First Nations really know how to throw a party. The invitation is sent far and wide, with participants coming from all over North America. A Pow Wow is a gathering of First Nations for a celebration of singing, drumming and dancing, a time of renewing friendships and creating new ones. While Pow Wows are […]

by NationTalk on July 31, 20073935 Views

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Canada’s New Government Sets Stage For Cultural Coup At UWinnipeg

M E D I A R E L E A S E WINNIPEG, July 24, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament (Provencher), today announced funding of up to $473, 600 […]

by NationTalk on July 31, 20071072 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Saskatchewan Intercultural Association

SASKATOON, July 30, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Carol Skelton, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), today announced $35,000 in funding for the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association for its Making Canada Safe, Inclusively public forum. “Canada’s New Government […]

by NationTalk on July 30, 20071037 Views

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New Aboriginal Programming At The CBC

July 27, 2007 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has launched a new website and new radio program to share the stories and culture of Aboriginal people. The new website is dedicated to Aboriginal arts, news, and events in Canada, while the CBC Radio One show, Live by the Drum covers stories and music from Indigenous cultures […]

by NationTalk on July 29, 20071356 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Sakitawak Métis Society in Île-à-la-Crosse

ÎLE-À-LA-CROSSE, Saskatchewan, July 25, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Carol Skelton, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), today announced funding of up to $50,600 for the Sakitawak Métis Society Local # 21. Funds will allow the Society […]

by NationTalk on July 25, 20071203 Views

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Funding Awarded To Array Of Arts Organizations

Yukon Government FOR RELEASE #07-161 July 24, 2007 WHITEHORSE – Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced that 18 arts organizations have been awarded funding assistance to develop, advance and present the arts in Yukon. “This funding allows for economic and social growth that encourages strong artistic community spirit and pride of place,” Taylor said. […]

by NationTalk on July 25, 20071065 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute

TSIIGEHTCHIC, Northwest Territories, July 23, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Secretary of State for Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament (Battlefords-Lloydminster), today announced funding of up to $19,584 for the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI) […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071548 Views

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The Bill Reid Foundation Today Announced its Intention to Create a Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver

-For immediate release: July 11, 2007 Vancouver BC. The Bill Reid Foundation today announced its intention to create a Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver. The announcement follows the July 10 decision of Vancouver City Council to award the sublease of the purpose-built art gallery at 639 Hornby Street to the Bill […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071273 Views

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Robinson Announces $7,100 in Funding for Annual Peguis Powwow

July 20, 2007 Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Eric Robinson today announced $7,100 in provincial funding for the Peguis First Nations annual powwow. The Province of Manitoba is pleased to provide assistance to the Peguis First Nation for its annual powwow, said Robinson. Annual festivals are significant events for communities and help mobilize volunteers and […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071296 Views

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Blood Tribe Honours Premier Stelmach with Traditional Chieftainship Ceremony

July 20, 2007 Edmonton … The Blood Tribe is honouring Premier Ed Stelmach with a naming ceremony and headdress transfer during a traditional chieftainship ceremony on their sacred Sun Dance grounds, July 27. “I am overwhelmed by this honour,” said Stelmach. “I have tremendous respect for the rich culture and traditions of Alberta’s First Nations […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071172 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Central Urban Metis Federation of Saskatoon

SASKATOON, July 19, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Carol Skelton, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Saskatoon – Rosetown – Biggar), today announced $70,000 in funding to the Central Urban Mtis Federation Inc. of Saskatoon. The funds will […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071222 Views

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Canada Post Honours the Legacy of Chief Membertou

Ottawa – Canada Post will honour the legacy of Grand Chief Membertou of the Mi’kmaq district Kespukwitk* with a commemorative stamp to be issued July 26. Membertou was able to forge enduring ties with French settlers at Port-Royal. Membertou and his followers established a mutually beneficial relationship between France and the Mi’kmaq that would remain […]

by NationTalk on July 19, 20071425 Views

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Minister Announces $248,208 in Arts and Heritage Funding

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, Culture and Recreation July 19, 2007 The development of Newfoundland and Labrador cultural industries continues with an investment of $248,208 for arts and heritage initiatives under the Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP). “By supporting these worthwhile projects we are growing and developing cultural industries,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, […]

by NationTalk on July 19, 20071061 Views

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Three Fires Confederacy Gathering

Re-Kindling the Flame THREE FIRES CONFEDERACY GATHERING August 20-24, 2007 ** DATE CHANGE. ** Ojibway Park Ojibways of Garden River just east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ——————————————————————————– First Nations from Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and Alberta including: Anishinabek Nation, Grand Council Treaty #3, Algonquin Nation Secretariat, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Assembly of First Nations Tribes […]

by NationTalk on July 18, 20071596 Views

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Free Family Event Highlights Dancing, Food and Crafts of 15 American Indian Tribes

Virginia Indians Host Tribes From Across the Nation as Part of Jamestown Commemoration WILLIAMSBURG, VA–(July 16, 2007) – The dancing, food and crafts of America’s original cultures will be showcased during a free festival July 21-22 at Hampton Coliseum. The American Indian Intertribal Cultural Festival offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compare and contrast Indian cultures […]

by NationTalk on July 17, 20071212 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Inuit Heritage Trust

IQALUIT, July 12, 2007 – The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, today announced funding of up to $190,000 for the Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT). The funds will support two projects in Nunavut that will help preserve, enrich, and protect Inuit cultural heritage and identity. “Canada’s New Government is […]

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071334 Views

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Canada’s New Government Recognizes Shawnadithit As A Person Of National Historic Significance

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, July 12, 2007–On behalf of the Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Ocean, today announced the unveiling of a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque commemorating Shawnadithit (circa 1801-1829), the last known Beothuk […]

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071209 Views

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Learning Through the Arts (LTTA), a division of the Royal Conservatory of Music, seeks Aboriginal artists.

Moogeecantamushkawak (Moo~gee~can~tam~mush~kawak) “Offering Gifts of the Spirit, by the People, through art, song and dance.” Moose Cree Translation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alberta — July 6, 2007 (NNW) – The Learning Through the Arts Aboriginal Program is looking for Aboriginal artists to go into schools and partner with teachers to share traditional and contemporary art forms […]

by NationTalk on July 6, 20072116 Views

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New Language Funding available 2007-2008

The First Peoples’ Heritage and Language Culture Council (FPHLCC), the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) and the New Relationship Trust (NRT) have come together in support of First Nations language and cultural revitalization in British Columbia to develop a plan that will support four new language revitalization strategies. Read more….. Language Culture Camp […]

by NationTalk on July 6, 20071005 Views

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Samson Cree Nation Hosts 2007 Celebration POWWOW

Hobbema, AB, July 5, 2007: Samson Cree Nation Pow-wow Committee is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the “Nipisihkopahk Pow-wow Celebration: 2007” from July 13th – July 15th, 2007 at Maskwacis Bear Park in Hobbema, AB. Host Drum for the weekend is Northern Cree. “We would like to especially thank Ermineskin Cree Nation […]

by NationTalk on July 5, 20075070 Views

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MUSEUM OPENING IS LARGEST FIRST NATIONS TOURIST ATTRACTION – Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Opens July 18, 2007

For Immediate Release – July 5, 2007 Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, located in Alberta’s Badlands, will become the largest First Nations owned and operated museum in Canada when it celebrates its opening on July 18, 2007 (open to the public July 19). The $25 million, 62,000 square foot museum will offer visitors an experience including […]

by NationTalk on July 5, 20076157 Views

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SHOOT NATIONS 2007, A Free Global Youth Photography & Drawing Competition

– a free Global Youth Photography & Drawing Competition for 11-24 year olds By Brett Jefferson Stott (Jul 3, 2007) SHOOT NATIONS – A global photography competition for young people aged 11 to 24. Prizes to be won, photos to be exhibited in 5 countries plus at the UN headquarters in NYC. Find out more… […]

by NationTalk on July 3, 20071080 Views

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CUPE Members Participate in a Sweet Grass Ceremony

June 29, 2007 Dieppe: CUPE members and a representative of the First Nations gathered in Dieppe, today, for the official opening of the new Moncton area CUPE office. The Pipe Carrier for the Fort Folly First Nation, Jean Nye, presided at a sweet grass ceremony as part as the opening ceremony.‘We are honoured by the […]

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071038 Views

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Mi’kmaq Artist Lives His Culture

Aboriginal Affairs June 26, 2007 ——————————————————————————– NOTE: The following is a feature story by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs. ——————————————————————————– The kids in Millbrook First Nation know him as “that guy who draws,” but to scores of other people, Gerald Gloade is much more than that. He’s an artist, and a particularly gifted one, but […]

by NationTalk on June 26, 20071224 Views

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The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC) Expresses shock and dismay at the desecration of one of it’s member Cultural Education Centres “Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre”

OTTAWA, June 26 – Hours before National Aboriginal Day, a heinous and despicable cowardly act was perpetrated against one of its member Centres in what can be described as a desecration of a Cultural Centre which acts as the repository of the Algonquin community’s language and traditional customs. Kitigan Zibi First Nation has been long […]

by NationTalk on June 26, 20075528 Views

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CAW Celebrates National Aboriginal Day in Vancouver

June 26, 2007 In keeping with the resolution passed at the recent CAW Council meeting held at Port Elgin “that all Local Unions and councils commit to working to end poverty amongst the First Nations community”; on June 20 to 24th many CAW local union members in BC joined with the Aboriginal Community in celebrating […]

by NationTalk on June 26, 20071190 Views

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