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Government of Canada Supports Exhibit on the First World War

HALIFAX, October 10, 2013 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding to the Army Museum Halifax Citadel for an exhibit on the First World War. This exhibit will be on display from May […]

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NTI Commends Qikiqtani Truth Commission

(October 9, 2013 –Iqaluit, Nunavut)  Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today commended the Qikiqtani Inuit Association for their excellent work on the Qikiqtani Truth Commission over the last six years. Towtongie made the comments following QIA’s launch of a two-book set and a film that includes the histories of all 13 Qikiqtaaluk communities and covers […]

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Duane Linklater wins the 2013 Sobey Art Award

October 9, 2013—HALIFAX, NS —The Curatorial Panel for the 2013 Sobey Art Award announced today that Duane Linklater of Ontario is the recipient of the $50,000 award. The announcement was made this evening during a gala event held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax hosted by Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery […]

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Member of Parliament Daryl Kramp Announces Support for Mohawk Language

TYENDINAGA TERRITORY, ON, Oct. 8, 2013 – Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the Tsi Kionhnheht Ne Onkwawenna Language Circle (TKNOLC) to develop Mohawk language-learning tools. “Community-based learning initiatives are important, as they contribute greatly to the preservation and […]

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Inuit meet with UN Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples, call for action on housing

Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo led an Inuit delegation representing the board of directors of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) in a meeting with James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, this afternoon in Ottawa. ITK and ICC Canada board members decided during the annual general meetings of […]

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Métis Nation Commemorates the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763

October 8, 2013 President Clément Chartier Calls for government-to-government multilateral level engagement  Ottawa,ON – Today the Assembly of First Nations hosted a reception at the Museum of Civilization to which President Chartier was invited to speak on the importance of the 250th anniversary of the Proclamation, which was issued on October 7, 1763, by King George […]

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Barona Museum Launches New Exhibition to Showcase “History of Sports” on the Barona Indian Reservation

“Sports: The Competitive Spirit at Barona” Is Now Open to the Public SAN DIEGO, CA – Oct 8, 2013 – To celebrate the history of sports on the Barona Indian Reservation, the Barona Cultural Center & Museum recently opened a new exhibition entitled Sports: The Competitive Spirit at Barona. The exhibit, on display this October through 2014, […]

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BC First Nations Education Organizations Commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation, 1763

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2013 (Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver) The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA), and First Nations Early Childhood Development Council (FNECDC) commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation, 1763. The Royal Proclamation was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III to, […]

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AFNQL marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763

WENDAKE, QC, Oct. 7, 2013 – October 7, 2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 issued by King George III. This day marks an important moment in Canadian history. “It is a moment that Canadians need to reflect upon and recall that this proclamation was a proposed fair and voluntary land dealing between the British government and Aboriginals […]

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University of Regina Fine Arts Series Presentations @ The MacKenzie

October 30, 2013 at 7:30am David Garneau presents Imaginary Spaces of Conciliation and Reconciliation: Art, Curation and Healing Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the Schumiatcher Theatre | Free Admission As a part of the Fine Arts Presentation Series, David Garneau will be discussing the Indigenous refusal of participating in “Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Journey” (particularly with many […]

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Celebrating 250 Years!

07 October 2013   NCC President Todd Russell is attending the Creating Canada symposium in Gatineau, Quebec this week. This conference celebrates 250 years of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which recognized the sovereignty and existence of aboriginal nations of the land that is today Canada. It is in this context that the British Inuit […]

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The Royal Proclamation of 1763

October 7th 2013 is the 250th anniversary of one of Canada’s earliest and most important historical documents, the Royal Proclamation of 1763. It is the legal basis for Aboriginal rights and land entitlements in Canada. Issued by King George III following the end of the Seven Years’ War, the Proclamation defined the boundaries of what […]

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Member of Parliament Ryan Leef Announces Support for Dawson City Music Festival Association

DAWSON CITY, Yukon, October 4, 2013 – Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament (Yukon), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the Dawson City Music Festival Association’s year-round performance series and annual music festival. “The Government of Canada is pleased to support the Dawson City Music […]

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Canadian Indigenous Chiefs and Delegation Mark the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 With a Pipe Ceremony at Green Park’s Canada Memorial

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Oct. 7, 2013 – The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations delegation marked the 250thanniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 with a ceremony at the Canada Memorial in Green Park, London this morning. A brief reception was held at Canada House in Trafalgar Square followed by the Pipe Ceremony at 10:00 am. […]

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Media Advisory – Member of Parliament Daryl Kramp to Announce Support for an Aboriginal Languages Initiative in Ontario

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY, ON, Oct. 7, 2013 – On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward−Hastings), will announce support for an Aboriginal Languages Initiative on Tuesday. This advisory is subject to change without notice. The details for are as follows: Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013   […]

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Inuit remain determined despite unfavourable EU court appeal decision on seal ban challenge

Thursday, October 3, 2013 – Ottawa, Ontario – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) expressed disappointment today with the decision of the European Court of Justice to reject the appeal of a 2011 ruling on a legal challenge to the 2009 European Union (EU) ban on the import and  sale of seal products in the EU internal […]

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Canadian Indigenous Chiefs and Delegation in London to Mark the Royal Proclamation of 1763

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Oct. 4, 2013 – The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) delegation arrived in London today, where they took a day to rest and get oriented to their surroundings. Meanwhile, Perry Bellegarde, Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, visited Oxford University yesterday. Following a private social dinner with college fellows […]

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Governor General of Canada and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development to Attend Royal Proclamation Symposium

OTTAWA, Oct. 3, 2013 – The Land Claims Agreements Coalition is pleased to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be delivering an opening address at the Creating Canada symposium, to be held October 7, 2013 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Federal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister The Honourable Bernard Valcourt […]

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New Ice Age booklet added to Tourism and Culture publications

FOR RELEASEOctober 3, 2013 WHITEHORSE—The latest scientific publication called Ice Age Old Crow: Yukon’s ancient history from north of the Arctic Circle is now available to the public. Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon made the announcement during an event held at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. The publication was produced with the support of the […]

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FSIN publishes itinerary of events marking the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in London

(October 3, 2013—Saskatoon, SK) The FSIN released their itinerary of events today as their delegation departed for London. While in London, the members of the delegation will participate in a number of activities over four days throughout the city.  “We want to promote awareness and common understanding of the importance and relevance of relations between First […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arts Fund supports projects that enrich communities

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

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

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

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Agreement between Province and CMHR unique in Canada

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

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

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

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Christi Belcourt, Métis visual artist and author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Congratulations to Arts Awards Recipients

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

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

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

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Morning Star goes high-tech for 20th anniversary

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

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NunatuKavut Design and Win!

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

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Celebrating 5 years of Indigenous Film, Art & Music

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

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NLCA Oral History Project Launched on NTI Website

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

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New series celebrates Aboriginal trailblazers

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

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Announcing the 38th annual American Indian Film Festival San Francisco

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

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

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

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7: Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated at the MacKenzie

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

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City Seeks Sponsors for Walk-A-Mile Film Project

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

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URI Celebrates International Day of Peace

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

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All Nations Canoe Gathering begins Reconciliation Week activities

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

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Reconciliation Week: Lighting of the Sacred Fire

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

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

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

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SaskCulture’s Multiculturalism Strategy – Community Consultations

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

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1,760 Huron-Wendat Nation ancestors reburied

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

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Sharing Aboriginal culture with Albertans and visitors

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

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

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

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