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Living Out the United Church’s Intercultural Commitment

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor

Toronto, Ontario, MEDIA ADVISORY (Aug. 5, 2009) –

Meeting in Kelowna, August 9-15, commissioners to The United Church of Canada’s 40th General Council will be invited to experience what it means to become an intercultural church.

by NationTalk on August 5, 2009687 Views

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Publication Available: “Canada’s Relationship with Inuit: A History of Policy and Program Development”

30 July 2009

The Research and Analysis Directorate of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, in conjunction with the Inuit Relations Secretariat, have published a book on Canada’s relationship with Inuit. This book provides an overview of the Federal Government’s Inuit policy and program development from first contact to 2006. Topics that are covered include the 1939 Re Eskimo decision that gave Canada constitutional responsibility for Inuit, post World War II acculturation and defence projects, law and justice, sovereignty and relocations, the E-number identification system, Inuit political organizations, comprehensive claim agreements, housing, healthcare, education, economic development, self-government, the environment, and urban issues.

by NationTalk on July 31, 20091043 Views

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Premier joins Blackfoot Confederacy in celebrating repatriation of sacred ceremonial objects

July 30, 2009

Groundbreaking legislation first of its kind in Canada

Lethbridge… The Alberta government is returning sacred ceremonial items to Alberta’s three Blackfoot Nations in order for these significant items to be actively used in traditional ceremonies.

by NationTalk on July 30, 20091669 Views

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Aboriginal Arts Development Awards – new deadlines!

Posted: July 29, 2009

Get your applications ready – this year there will be two new (and earlier) deadlines for the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards:

October 1st, 2009 will be the only deadline for:

. Individual Artists
. Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations

by NationTalk on July 30, 2009851 Views

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“Faithfully Yours, E. Pauline Johnson” Exhibit Opens

SIX NATIONS, ON. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In conjunction with the Woodland Cultural Centre, Chiefswood is pleased to announce the opening of the first exhibit dedicated to the life, times and work of E. Pauline Johnson – Tekahionwake curated by Curator Emeritus, Thomas V. Hill.

The exhibit, “Faithfully Yours, E. Pauline Johnson,” features artifacts revealing the legend of Pauline beginning at her childhood home, Chiefswood, to her death in Vancouver, B.C. The exhibit opens at the Woodland Cultural Centre Museum on Saturday, August 15th 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on July 30, 20091584 Views

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Grand Chief Stan Beardy and James Bartleman visit Sandy Lake

07/28/2009

NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and NAN staff members were in Sandy Lake on July 16th to launch the planning of the Treaty 5 Centennial Commemoration.

by NationTalk on July 30, 2009804 Views

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Highway 219 designated as Chief Whitecap Trail

News Release – July 29, 2009

Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter, Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Dustin Duncan and Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear unveiled today a new name and trailblazer sign design for a vibrant tourism and economic corridor south of Saskatoon.

by NationTalk on July 29, 2009924 Views

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New Brand Authenticates Nunavut Arts and Crafts

News Release
July 8, 2009

IQALUIT, Nunavut – July 8, 2009 – Peter Taptuna, Nunavut’s Minister of Economic Development & Transportation, officially announced today a new brand for all Nunavut arts and crafts. The new brand will be made available to all Nunavut artists to identify their work as authentic Nunavut arts and crafts.

by NationTalk on July 29, 2009776 Views

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Inuit Call EU Seal Product Ban Cynical and Unjustified

Monday July 27, 2009 – Ottawa, Ontario – Inuit are united in calling the actions of the European Union cynical and unjustified following today’s EU announcement that the Council of Ministers officially passed an import ban on seal products entering into the EU market.

by NationTalk on July 28, 2009786 Views

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PCT MOOSE to Escort Tribal Journey From Songhees

Monday, July 27, 2009

The training vessel PCT Moose, will escort more than 20 canoes from the Songhees Nation lands in Esquimalt Harbour to Port Townsend, Wash. on Wednesday (July 29).

by NationTalk on July 28, 2009763 Views

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Government of Canada Supports the Ben Calf Robe Society

Edmonton, Alberta (July 27, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament (Edmonton East), today announced funding for the Ben Calf Robe Society to support the Amiskos project, which will provide urban Aboriginal youth age 10 to 24 with the opportunity to experience year-round after-school activities.

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009889 Views

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Premier’s New Brunswick Day message

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July 27, 2009

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following statement was issued today by Premier Shawn Graham in observance of New Brunswick Day, Monday, Aug. 3:

Every year, New Brunswick Day is a welcome day off for the people of our province to get together with family and friends, relax, and enjoy themselves.

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009707 Views

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Canada and Yukon Governments Help Construct Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Cultural Centre

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Klukshu, Yukon (July 23, 2009) – The Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, announced today with the Honourable Premier Dennis Fentie and Chief Diane Strand of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, more than $14 million in joint funding for the construction of a new Champagne and Aishihik First Nations cultural centre in Haines Junction.

by NationTalk on July 26, 2009874 Views

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Government of Canada Celebrates the Historical Significance of Lydia Campbell

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (July 22, 2009) – The Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today celebrated the national historic significance of Lydia Campbell, whom he designated a person of national historic significance, on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

by NationTalk on July 23, 20091003 Views

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Coca-Cola shares the Diversity of Aboriginal Culture with Canada & the World

Vancouver, July 20 – As a part of our company’s ongoing series of Olympic-related programming, Coca-Cola is pleased to launch the Aboriginal Art Bottle program.

The Coca-Cola Aboriginal Art Bottle Program will provide an opportunity for Aboriginal people across Canada to experience the Olympic Spirit and showcase the diversity of Aboriginal art and culture to the world by displaying Aboriginal art on the contour bottle – the Coca-Cola’s unique global iconic asset.

by NationTalk on July 22, 20092285 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Sto:lo Heritage Trust Society

Mission, British Columbia (July 21, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Randy Kamp, Member of Parliament (Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission), today announced funding for the Sto:lo Heritage Trust Society.

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009928 Views

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Debajehmujig Theatre Group announces Opening of 25th Anniversary Summer Season

Debajehmujig Theatre Group is delighted to announce the opening of our 25th anniversary summer season with our first ever matinee double bill at The New Creation Centre in Manitowaning. The Three Tricksters is a new play by Drew Hayden Taylor, featuring veteran alumnae and well-known Aboriginal actors Jonathon Fisher and Cameron Coutereille and Jessica Wilde. Directed by Artistic Producer, Ron Berti.

by NationTalk on July 20, 20091103 Views

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Yukon Permanent Art Collection New Acquisitions Exhibition

FOR RELEASE #09-166
July 17, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Thirteen new acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection are featured at the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced.

by NationTalk on July 19, 2009816 Views

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The Kingston Arts Council Announces Exciting List of Portrait Prize Finalists

Kingston Ontario.

A new chapter unfolds in the contemporary Canadian portrait scene as thirty exciting portraits are chosen as finalists in The Kingston Prize, Canada’s National Portrait Competition. These portraits will be exhibited at the Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario, from October 9 – 25.

by NationTalk on July 19, 20091247 Views

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Peace and Friendship Gathering at Tatamagouche Centre

Dear Friends

August 16th to 20th, we are holding a Peace and Friendship Gathering at Tatamagouche Centre. This sixth annual gathering is designed to bring together First Nations and non-Aboriginal people from our region, to learn about our treaty relationship of Peace and Friendship, and to build good relations together. Every year, we have a different focus.

by NationTalk on July 17, 20091275 Views

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Government of Canada Supports the MacKenzie Art Gallery

Regina, Saskatchewan (July 16, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament (Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre), today announced funding to the MacKenzie Art Gallery for two exhibits: Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work and the Jack Sures Retrospective.

by NationTalk on July 16, 20091150 Views

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Federal Investment in Vancouver Aquarium’s Arctic Canada Gallery to Enhance Visitor Experience

July 14, 2009 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade, Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Minister responsible for British Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced federal support for major improvements to the Vancouver Aquarium’s Arctic Canada Gallery, which is the largest gallery at the Aquarium, and home to their beluga whale family, outdoor and underwater viewing areas, trainer facilities and the Arctic species display and education centre.

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009693 Views

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Performing, Visual and Literary Artists to Share Advanced Artist Award

FOR RELEASE #09-164
July 13, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced 11 Yukon artists will share $40,000 in funding to further their artistic development and create new works.

“The Yukon government is pleased to support the further advancement of artists who have shown commitment and continue to evolve their practice,” Taylor said. “Yukon’s thriving and dynamic artistic community enriches the lives of Yukoners and attracts new visitors north.”

by NationTalk on July 14, 2009802 Views

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Nominations Open for Provincial Arts Prizes, Awards

Tourism, Culture and Heritage
July 10, 2009

Nova Scotia’s vibrant creative community is being celebrated with several well-known provincial arts and culture prizes and awards.

The prizes will be awarded at the fourth annual Creative Nova Scotia Conference and Awards Gala on Oct. 24 in Yarmouth.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2009737 Views

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International Foundation & UWinnipeg Support Unesco Heritage Bid

July 9, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has donated $30,000 to The University of Winnipeg to support the Manitoba-Ontario group leading the bid to have a vast track of Canadian boreal forest designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2009813 Views

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Sandy Lake FN – Theme wanted for 2010 Treaty 5 Centennial Commemoration

Wed, 07/08/2009

Coordinators of the Treaty 5 Centennial Commemoration are asking the community for theme ideas for the historical 100-year commemoration event.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2009594 Views

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$1.1 M to develop artistic works as cultural legacies for British Columbia

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Vancouver, B.C. (July 8, 2009): A multi-disciplinary work by B.C. and Kenyan artists that reflects on water as a precious resource, an Irish-Canadian opera exploring the Air India tragedy, and two collaborative projects showcasing Canadian and Chinese musicians and dancers are among the 17 projects funded by Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD). APCD is pleased to invest a total of $1.1 million in these diverse projects that celebrate crosscultural themes and international partnerships.

by NationTalk on July 13, 20091103 Views

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NWT Visual Artists Selected for 2010 Olympics

YELLOWKNIFE (July 09) – Ten visual artists from the Northwest Territories (NWT) will receive the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to showcase their talents at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2009974 Views

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Media Advisory: Canadian Heritage

Edmonton, Alberta (July 10, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament (Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont), will make an announcement on Monday about the Metis Child and Family Services Society.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2009726 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Government of Nunavut Announce Kakiniit Grants Program Recipients

(July 9, 2009 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak and Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak today announced the names of the successful recipients of the annual Kakiniit Grants Program. The program awards funds to Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) seeking to improve their cultural and academic skills.

by NationTalk on July 10, 2009788 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Bay St. George Mi’kmaq Powwow

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
July 10, 2009

The Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, will attend the Bay St. George Mi’kmaq Powwow taking place July 10-12 in Flat Bay. Minister Pottle will address the powwow following the Grand Entry, Saturday, July 11 at 1:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on July 10, 2009720 Views

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New Brunswick filmmaker wins Commonwealth Vision Award

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July 3, 2009

SAINT JOHN (CNB) – A Saint John filmmaker, Greg Hemmings, won first prize in this year’s Commonwealth Vision Awards, presented recently at the Commonwealth Club in London.

by NationTalk on July 8, 2009751 Views

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UN Agency Ignores Indigenous approach to Knowledge Protection

Mon, 2009-06-29

Communities the world over risk losing control over their traditional knowledge because a UN agency insists on using existing intellectual property standards for managing access to the information.

by NationTalk on July 8, 2009613 Views

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Comes Full Circle

Cultural centre opens final portion of exhibitory at upcoming open house

By Holly Fraughton

What: SLCC open house

When: Thursday, July 9, noon to 3 p.m.

Where: SLCC, 4584 Blackcomb Way

Cost: Free

by NationTalk on July 8, 2009783 Views

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Northern Culture And Tourism Enhanced – McGuinty Government Boosts Creative Economy In The North

July 07, 2009

NEWS

Northern Ontario communities are promoting and strengthening their arts and heritage programming, which will attract tourists and create jobs.

by NationTalk on July 7, 2009646 Views

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You are invited to attend, 2009 Sahtu in the Arts

Northern Images – Yellowknife’s Premier Art Gallery and Canada’s Leading Retailer of Dene & Inuit Art and Crafts is Proud to Host the annual “Sahtu in the Arts” Show and Exhibition.

We would like to invite you to come see this exclusive exhibition featuring artists from the NWT’s Sahtu region

by NationTalk on July 7, 2009560 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) Celebrating Nunavut Day

On July 9, 2009, NTI will be celebrating Nunavut Day with a full schedule of festivities. See the document below for all the details:

Nunavut Day Schedule (English version)

Nunavut Day Schedule (Inuktitut version)

by NationTalk on July 7, 2009554 Views

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New Carving Centre Expands Carcross Attractions for Visitors and Locals Alike

FOR RELEASE #09-159
July 6, 2009

CARCROSS – Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor joined Mark Wedge, Khà Shâde Héni of Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) in celebrating the grand opening of the carving centre today in downtown Carcross. Officials from the governments of Canada, Yukon and CTFN, visitors and Carcross residents participated in the event, which featured ceremonial prayers and traditional singing and dancing.

by NationTalk on July 7, 2009825 Views

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First Nations Language Map Provides Unique Look at B.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2009

VICTORIA – The First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples’ Council) has launched an online interactive map that will allow British Columbians to explore their province from a First Nations languages perspective.

by NationTalk on July 6, 20091582 Views

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Nisga’a Nation Gathering Strength 2009

Nisga’a pullers will once again take to the waters on a multi-day canoe journey launching from Kitimaat on August 2, 2009, traveling along the coastline of Douglas Channel, stopping in Hartley Bay and then traveling along the shores of Grenville Channel, Ogden Channel and arriving in Kitkatla on August 7, 2009.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2009650 Views

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North Battleford to host Travelling Roundtable of the Francophones and Métis of Western Canada

REGINA, June 18, 2009 – From September 11 to 13, two of the founding peoples of Saskatchewan will meet in North Battleford for the third edition of the Travelling Roundtable of the Francophones and Métis of Western Canada. Organized by the Institut français and its partners – the Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise, the Centre Culturel francophone de North Battleford and various members of the regional Métis community – this breakthrough community gathering of bilingual exchange, learning and celebration promises to re-establish a constructive dialogue between two groups that have grown apart over the last century.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2009652 Views

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New Publication/Book Launch: Finding Dahshaa

3 July 2009

The launch of the book Finding Dahshaa by Stephanie Iribacher-Fox will take place Saturday, 11 July 2009, from 3:30-5:30pm at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, NT, Canada, in conjunction with the International Congress of Circumpolar Health.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2009820 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Miawpukek First Nation’s Powwow

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
July 3, 2009

The Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, will provide remarks during the Miawpukek First Nation’s Powwow taking place July 3-5 in Conne River. Minister Pottle will address the powwow following the Grand Entry, Saturday, July 4, at 1:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2009694 Views

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First Nations artist to donate portion of his sales to the Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Foundation news release
June 17, 2009

Alano Edzerza is launching his newest collection of artwork on June 18, 2009 and is donating 25 per cent of his total sales to Vancouver Foundation.

by NationTalk on July 2, 2009723 Views

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CNC Pilot Program revitalizes Traditional Metis Arts and Crafts

NEWS RELEASE
For release on June 23, 2009

Metis elders are refreshing their skills in traditional Metis arts and crafts through a unique pilot program at CNC in Prince George this week.

by NationTalk on June 30, 2009911 Views

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Government of Canada Ensures Financial Stability of Cultural Sector by Renewing Arts Investments for Next Five Years

Vancouver, British Columbia (June 26, 2009) – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the renewal of arts funding for the next five years. He made the announcement at the Vancouver Arts Summit, where he also discussed the benefits of the creative economy and the opportunities presented to the arts and cultural sectors by the changing technological landscape.

by NationTalk on June 26, 2009936 Views

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Cumberland Heritage Village Museum celebrates Aboriginal traditional skills

Join us at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum and learn about the First Nations’ way of life. Participate in hands-on workshops and learn traditional First Nations skills. The whole family will enjoy the interactive performances of traditional and contemporary-style dancers in full regalia.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009660 Views

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Metro Vancouver 2009 Cultural Grants Available Now!

Applications Now Available! Metro Vancouver 2009 Cultural Grants for Region-serving Arts and Cultural Organizations. Apply by Friday, July 24, 2009 – 4:00 PM

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009657 Views

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Indigenous Acts at the 2009 Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 9-12

June 22, 2009

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has a great lineup of Indigenous acts this year. The list includes six Manitobans, one group from Ontario and visiting acts from New Zealand and Australia.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009904 Views

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Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival

Deadline: July 1, 2009

Native Earth Performing Arts is seeking submissions for its 22nd annual festival of new works by Native artists. It is a festival showcasing and developing new works of Aboriginal theatre and dance. The Festival is scheduled for January 2010.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009731 Views

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