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Metis Nation Saskatchewan Historical Workshop

Métis Nation Saskatchewan presents the Historical Métis. Join guest speakers, Brenda Macdougall, Laura M. Hanowski and Camie Augustus, as they reveal how the governments of Canada and the United States have addressed policy regarding the historical Métis and learn what types of genealogical records are needed to research Métis lineage.

by NationTalk on March 4, 2011682 Views

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Celebrate Ontario Helps Over 230 Festivals And Events

March 3, 2011

McGuinty Government Supports Tourism And Family Fun In Local Communities

Ontario is supporting over 230 local festivals and events to help drive tourism, support jobs and generate economic activity.

This support will help festivals and events across the province enhance their programming and services to attract new audiences, increase visitor spending and create jobs.

by NationTalk on March 4, 2011642 Views

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Algoma University to Host Pow Wow This Weekend

Posted: 2011-03-02

Gathering at the Rapids Event To Take Place March 4-6

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON – March 2, 2011): Algoma University along with the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association have worked together to organize a community competition pow wow to celebrate life-long learning. The George Leach Centre, on the Algoma U campus will be the venue for the Anishinaabe pow wow on March 5th and 6th, 2011.

by NationTalk on March 3, 20111038 Views

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Aboriginal Languages Month

R(16)597 – Wednesday, March 02, 2011

During Aboriginal Languages Month, residents across the Northwest Territories are encouraged to celebrate our Aboriginal languages and culture by spending time with elders and participating in community events.

“Languages are about identity – who we are and how we understand and interact with each other,” says Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), Jackson Lafferty. “Promoting Aboriginal languages encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and family and cultural values.”

by NationTalk on March 2, 20111056 Views

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Journey to Churchill Polar Bear Exhibit Design Unveiled

News Release – Manitoba
March 1, 2011

New International Standard for Polar Bear Exhibits to be Set at Assiniboine Park Zoo: Selinger

Journey to Churchill will set a new international standard for polar bear exhibits and be a world‑class attraction for the province, Premier Greg Selinger said today at the unveiling of the display’s design concept.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2011913 Views

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Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Announcement of the Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize

Ottawa, March 1, 2011 – I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize. It was announced today that the winner of this literary award–which honours non-fiction books written in English about issues of worldwide interest–is Shelagh D. Grant for her book Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America. This year’s other finalists were Nick Cullather, Ian Morris, Serhii M. Plokhy, and Doug Saunders.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2011605 Views

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Invitations being accepted for arts programs

Wellness, Culture and Sport
28 February 2011

Fredericton (CNB) – Applications for the newly revised Music Industry Development program are now being accepted, Wellness, Culture and Sport Minister Trevor Holder announced today.

The program now comprises four components which offer financial support to the New Brunswick music industry.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2011569 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in the Peoples of the North Saskatchewan Festival

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, February 24, 2011 – The Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society will be able to present its Peoples of the North Saskatchewan Festival thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada. Funding was announced today by Tim Uppal, Member of Parliament (Edmonton-Sherwood Park), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2011740 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Mariposa Folk Foundation

Orillia, Ontario, February 24, 2011 – The Mariposa Folk Festival and year-round concert series will once again celebrate the best in Canadian folk music with support from the Government of Canada. Funding was announced today by Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament (Simcoe North), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2011743 Views

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Tourism 2015: New Directions for a Spectacular Future

R(16)592 – Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A new plan – Tourism 2015: New Directions for a Spectacular Future ─ was released today and will guide GNWT investments in the tourism industry over the next five years, and will encourage additional investments by the Federal government, industry, and other partners.

The Plan’s overall goal is to increase the value of the industry to $130 million over the next five years by focusing on six key program areas: marketing, infrastructure, skills development, research, community and industry engagement, and Aboriginal tourism.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2011611 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival

Calgary, February 22, 2011 – WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival will be able to carry out its activities for the next three years, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. This announcement was made today by Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

In addition to allowing WordFest to deliver its annual festival for the next three years, this funding will help develop long-term plans to promote literacy and the enjoyment of literary works. The 2011 edition of WordFest, which will take place from October 11 to 16, 2011, will stage more than 60 public events, including readings, discussion groups with authors, and new artistic experiences such as spoken word and multimedia presentations.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2011595 Views

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Join us for Conestoga’s First Annual Traditional Pow Wow

Posted February 22, 2011

Kitchener – Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services is hosting its first annual traditional Pow Wow ceremony on Saturday, February 26. Come out and celebrate Conestoga’s partnership with the Aboriginal community at one of the only Pow Wow events to take place in Kitchener. The event will feature drummers, singers and more than 100 dancers from First Nations across Southern Ontario, as well as aboriginal arts, crafts and traditional foods.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2011775 Views

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Celebrate Canadian Heritage at the Cannington Dog Sled Races

Cannington, ON, Feb. 22 – The 7th Annual Cannington Dog Sled Races & Winter Festival Feb. 26 & 27 celebrates Canadian Heritage

Some seventy of the top mushers from all over Ontario, Quebec and the northern States are coming to Cannington this weekend for a two day celebration of Canadian heritage with a definite four-legged twist. Adding a dash of international flavor to the Festival, Damion Robb of the Jamaican Dog Sled Team, will once again be joining the competition for the $10,000 in prize money in this multi-length, multi-format event.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2011944 Views

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Government of Canada Supports “Your WAG 100”

Winnipeg, February 22, 2011 – The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) will have the support of the Government of Canada to launch “Your WAG 100.” This was announced today by Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The “Your WAG 100” project will take the form of an interactive Web-based journey through the history of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Elements of the story will incorporate the different areas of the Gallery’s collections, which include Canadian and European art, decorative arts, and Inuit art.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2011585 Views

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Minister Duncan announces support for tourism and employment in Yukon

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Whitehorse (Yukon) February 22, 2011 – Today, the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency announced an investment of $306,670 for three tourism projects that will help grow Yukon’s tourism industry.

“Our Government is proud to support initiatives that strengthen Yukon’s economy,” said Minister Duncan who is also Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. “These investments create diversity in the Yukon tourism sector, and help strengthen tourism-related businesses while creating local jobs.”

by NationTalk on February 22, 2011586 Views

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Canada and Yukon partner to draw more international tourists to Yukon

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Whitehorse (Yukon) February 22, 2011 – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Elaine Taylor, Yukon’s Minister of Tourism and Culture today announced a combined investment of more than $3.4 million over four years to promote Yukon as a travel destination to overseas tourists.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2011717 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Arts Training in Wikwemikong

Wikwemikong, Ontario, February 22, 2011 – The Debajehmujig Theatre Group will continue to provide high-calibre training to arts students, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Funding was announced today by Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

“The future of the arts depends on the financial stability of the arts sector and appropriate training for the artists of tomorrow,” said Minister Moore. “By increasing our total funding to arts training in Canada, we are recognizing the importance of investing in the next generations of our most promising artists.”

by NationTalk on February 22, 2011685 Views

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Test your B.C. HQ during Heritage Week

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Feb. 18, 2011

Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment

Victoria – Heritage Week starts Monday – and it’s the perfect time to increase your heritage knowledge quotient, or HQ, as part of celebrating British Columbia’s rich history.

In proclaiming Heritage Week, Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment, urged people to participate in the many heritage activities taking place throughout the province, listed on the Heritage BC website at: www.heritagebc.ca/events/heritage-week

by NationTalk on February 22, 2011566 Views

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Canada Post celebrates Daphne Odjig’s contribution to Canadian art

Art Canada series enriched by colourful palette of native artist

Ottawa, Feb. 21 – Today, Canada Post issued three new stamps featuring the artwork of Canadian aboriginal artist Daphne Odjig. The stamps feature three of Odjig’s acrylic pieces. Each painting, Spiritual Renewal (1984), Pow-wow Dancer (1978), and Pow-wow (1969), is a representation of Odjig’s passion for the arts and love of her native heritage.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2011953 Views

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Indigenous Performance Initiatives to Showcase Trent University Students’ Work

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Indigenous theatre students to present work-in-progress

Thursday, February 17, 2011, Peterborough

Indigenous Performance Initiatives presents “‘My Story,’ Family, Culture & Tradition”, an evening of Indigenous dance, music and storytelling on Saturday, February 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at NOZHEM First Peoples Performance Space, to celebrate the work of Indigenous performance students at Trent University, along with regional, national and international artists.

by NationTalk on February 19, 2011986 Views

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Canadore College Hosts the 21st Annual Cultural Gathering

For Immediate Release: February 18, 2011

Canadore College is pleased to support the 21st Annual Cultural Gathering held on February 19 in the Education Centre Gymnasium. The event is an initiative of the Canadore Aboriginal Student Association.

This year’s theme is Honouring the Lifeblood of our Mother. The general community, along with special guests, drum groups and dancers, has been invited to participate in this one day event. This celebration of culture includes drumming, dancing, aboriginal crafts and a traditional feast.

by NationTalk on February 19, 2011758 Views

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Manitobans to Enjoy Fourth Annual Louis Riel Day on Feb. 21

February 18, 2011

Work Rules for Statutory Holidays Apply, Schools Closed

Manitoba Labour and Immigration advises that most workplaces employees will be entitled to 1½ times their regular rate of pay in addition to general holiday pay for any hours worked on Louis Riel Day falls on Monday, Feb. 21.

Louis Riel Day is a general or statutory holiday for all employees who work in a provincially regulated business. Louis Riel Day does not affect employees who work for businesses regulated by the federal government, such as airlines and interprovincial trucking. All schools are closed as well.

by NationTalk on February 19, 2011729 Views

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2011 Sâkêwêwak Storytellers Festival

February 23rd – 27th, 2011

First held in 2001 as the Distinguished Storytellers Series, the Sâkêwêwak Storytellers Festival has evolved into an annual multidisciplinary festival that presents a diverse array of renowned storytellers, artists, and academics from around the world, who engage our audiences in contemporary cultural expression, thought and dialogue derived from our oral traditions.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2011928 Views

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NWT Celebrates Heritage Week

R(16)586 – Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 21-27 is Heritage Week, and northern cultural and heritage organizations are celebrating by hosting several events and programs across the territory. To kick off the Week, the 2011 Pan-Territorial Heritage Fair is being held February 17 and 18 at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2011766 Views

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A new chapter in Arctic polar cruising

Adventure Canada takes majority stake in a new partnership with Cruise North Expeditions

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Mississauga ON AND Kuujjuaq QC Media Advisory – Feb. 16, 2011 – Cruise North Expeditions, a subsidiary of the Inuit-owned Makivik Corporation, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Adventure Canada that will continue to offer polar cruises with the cultural content and Inuit staffing that has become a trademark of Cruise North Expeditions.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2011842 Views

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Province Announces Plan to Support Arts and Culture

Premier’s Office
February 14, 2011

Government will support and encourage creative excellence in Nova Scotia’s arts and culture community with the adoption of a new five-point plan. Premier Darrell Dexter announced the plan today, Feb. 14, after extensive consultation.

“Today the province charts a new course for Nova Scotia’s creative economy,” said Premier Dexter. “This approach ensures that the arts and culture community has a strong voice in determining the province’s priorities for supporting arts and culture.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2011613 Views

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RBC seeks emerging artists for 13th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Toronto, February 14, 2011— RBC, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, today announced its call for entries for the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. With a total of $55,000 in prize money, it is the largest competition of its kind in Canada.

Entries must be submitted by May 11, 2011 and winners will be announced in Edmonton on September 27, 2011, with the national winner receiving $25,000 and two honourable mentions each receiving $15,000. Semi-finalists in the competition will see their work displayed at prominent art galleries across the country and featured in Canadian Art magazine.

by NationTalk on February 14, 2011671 Views

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Arvel Bird Releases Anticipated Storyteller Album

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Known around the world for his dramatic connections between Native American and Celtic traditions that culminate in inspiring violin and flute compositions, Arvel Bird today announced the release of his 17th album Storyteller. After years of demand from his fans, Bird has compiled the many traditional stories that he vividly tells during his live performances into one riveting recording. In this spoken word CD, Bird emotionally blends the cultural and spiritual elements of the majestic animals that were such an integral part of the lives of indigenous ancestors. From the strength of “The Bear,” to the flight of “The Red-Tailed Hawk,” the stories of each animal totem blend in magical harmony with the musical compositions in the background.

by NationTalk on February 13, 2011899 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Athabasca Centennial Celebrations

Athabasca, Alberta, February 11, 2011 – The Athabasca Centennial Committee can count on support from the Government of Canada in staging celebrations to commemorate and celebrate Athabasca’s 100th anniversary. This was announced today by Brian Jean, Member of Parliament (Fort McMurray-Athabasca), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2011723 Views

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Yukon performing and visual artists participate in Winterlude 2011

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February 10, 2011

Yukon artists will participate in Yukon Days as part of the 33rd annual Winterlude in Ottawa, thanks to co-ordinated efforts between the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada’s National Capital Commission (NCC).

“Winterlude brings hundreds of thousands of Canadians and visitors together to celebrate winter in the National Capital Region,” Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor said. “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with the National Capital Commission that will see our diverse northern culture being showcased during Yukon Days.”

by NationTalk on February 10, 2011931 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Secwepemc Cultural Education Society

Kamloops, British Columbia, February 10, 2011 – A variety of language tools to increase the knowledge and use of the Secwepemc language will be made available online to Aboriginal communities, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. This was announced today by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2011834 Views

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Indigenous photographers – Exhibit your photos at the UN

February 10, 2011

The Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues invites indigenous photographers from around the world to submit photographs related to the theme the “Right to Water”.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2011640 Views

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Métis Flag Raising Ceremony

In recognition of the contribution of the Métis people to the exploration and development of British Columbia, the City of Chilliwack, BC will share Wednesday February 16th with the Métis people of Chilliwack by flying the Métis Infinity Flag at a presentation and ceremony starting at 10:00 am., Chilliwack City Hall. This day will co-celebrate with the Manitoba Provincial Holiday, Louis Riel Day. Louis Riel Day gives people in Manitoba the chance to enjoy some time with their families, learn about the Métis people’s culture, language, heritage and ancestral homeland. Chilliwack Métis president Les Mitchell will make the presentation to Councilor Diane Janzen. So put on your Métis regalia, grab your sash, and join us at City Hall!

by NationTalk on February 10, 20111300 Views

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West Coast Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim Whale Festival Celebrates 25th Year With Record Number of Educational, Cultural and Culinary Events, March 19-27, 2011

Tofino, BC – February 9, 2011 – Tourism Tofino and the Pacific Rim Whale Festival Society today unveiled the extensive calendar of events planned for the 25th Annual Whale Festival (www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com) being held on the west coast of Vancouver Island from March 19-27, 2011.

Hosted by the coastal communities of Tofino and Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, the Pacific Rim Whale Festival marks the official opening of the annual grey whale migration and the area’s prime whale watching season. With more than 90 educational, cultural and culinary events, the Pacific Rim Whale Festival welcomes nature enthusiasts, wildlife watchers and art, music and food lovers from around the world.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2011665 Views

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Mitaanjigamiing First Nation Targets Tourism Sector

February 8, 2011

McGuinty Government Supporting Local Economic Development

A small First Nation in Northwestern Ontario is exploring the potential of developing an eco tourism lodge.

With Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) support, the Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, located in the Rainy Lake area northeast of Fort Frances, is studying the market potential for a new lodge in the area. The community will also begin evaluating options for locations and partners.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2011801 Views

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Minister of Languages & Nunavut Languages Commissioner Promote Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (February 7, 2011) – James Arreak, Minister of Languages and Nunavut Languages Commissioner, Alexina Kublu, are endorsing the use of the Inuit Language during Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq – Inuit Language Week, February 7-11, 2011.

“The Inuit Language is our own unique way of expressing ourselves and a wonderful reason to celebrate every day,” said Minister Arreak.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2011637 Views

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What Are Your ‘Top Ten’ National Historic Sites of Canada?

In Honour of Parks Canada’s Centennial, Canada’s History Declares its Top Ten Ways to See, Hear and Touch the History of Our Country’s Past and Challenges Canadians to Add to the List

Winnipeg, Feb. 8 – You can’t travel back in time, but you can travel across Canada to experience a wide variety of historical and interactive getaways. From the monumental struggles between the British and French and the eventual Acadian expulsion, to the Klondike Gold Rush and the sacred sites now guided by the Haida Watchmen, the crucial turning points that define our history still resonate with us today.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2011637 Views

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New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts

The 10th Anniversary of the New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts: “Shining Through” will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Carleton University Rm 5050, 5th Floor, Minto Centre from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

The conference will feature, Douglas Cardinal, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Mosha Folger, Nadia Myre, and Jim Albert.

by NationTalk on February 3, 2011858 Views

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Groups Encouraged to Apply to Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 3, 2011

Aboriginal organizations with a focus on preserving cultural heritage are being encouraged to apply to the Provincial Government’s 2011 Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program (ACHP).

“Established as a pilot project in 2008, this program has funded a number of successful initiatives designed to support the province’s Aboriginal heritage,” said the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. “As a government, we are committed to safeguarding and protecting Newfoundland and Labrador’s Aboriginal heritage. We want to ensure the practices and cultures of Aboriginal peoples in the province will be celebrated and sustained into the future.”

by NationTalk on February 3, 2011974 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Nipiit Magazine

Ottawa, February 2, 2011 – A new edition of Nipiit, a magazine for Inuit youth, will be produced with the support of the Government of Canada. The funding was announced today by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Member of Parliament for Nunavut, Regional Minister for the North, and Health Minister, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

by NationTalk on February 2, 2011813 Views

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Government of Canada Helps the New Brunswick Museum Acquire Rare Artifacts

Saint John, New Brunswick, February 1, 2011 – The New Brunswick Museum will repatriate a pair of rare fans thanks to support from the Government of Canada. This funding was announced today by Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament (Saint John), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

by NationTalk on February 1, 2011662 Views

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Marcelino Encourages Manitobans to Participate in Many Manitoba Winter Activities, Festivals

January 28, 2011

Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino today reminded Manitobans to partake in the many winter events and festivals beginning soon across the province.

“Our government is a proud supporter of winter festivals and events, which strengthen our communities economically and socially,” said Marcelino. “They add a sense of excitement and great community spirit to our Manitoba winters.”

by NationTalk on January 31, 2011843 Views

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The Ptarmigan Vase: A unique treasure enters National Gallery of Canada’s collection

Ottawa – January 27, 2011

New purchase brings together a B.C. mining story, First Nations imagery and Japanese “woodgrain metal” technique

Thanks to a generous contribution from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Movable Cultural Property Program, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has acquired a unique and highly-significant vase for its international art collection. The Ptarmigan Vase, made of copper, silver and gold, was designed by the exceptionally-talented American Tiffany & Co. designer George Paulding Farnham.

by NationTalk on January 28, 2011736 Views

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10th Anniversary Celebration of Aboriginal Performance & Art February 1 – 13, 2011

Vancouver, BC – Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents the 10th Annual Talking Stick Festival taking place over 13 days, February 1 – 13, in venues across the city. The Aboriginal community will gather to partake in a wide range of disciplines – the traditional, contemporary and blend of the two, which include dancing, drumming, hip hop, fiddling, comedy, live music, performance poetry, storytelling, and more.

by NationTalk on January 25, 2011947 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Aboriginal Languages Through Production of Animated Videos in Atikamekw and Innu

Wendake, Quebec – Jan. 25, 2011 – The Société de communication Atikamekw–Montagnais (SOCAM) will receive funding from the Government of Canada. The announcement was made by the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister for La Francophonie, and Member of Parliament (Louis-Saint-Laurent), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

by NationTalk on January 25, 2011671 Views

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Inuit art from Nunavut at The College of New Jersey Art Gallery

Ewing, NJ … A collection of vivid prints and drawings by Inuit artists from a single studio in a remote hamlet in Nunavut, Canada will be on display at The College of New Jersey Art Gallery from January 26-March 2.

The exhibit, Contemporary Inuit Art from Cape Dorset, showcases 26 works by artists from the Kinngait Studio in Cape Dorset, a municipality of just under 1,300 people that is known worldwide as the “Capital of Inuit Art” for its enduring and revered creative output. The 11 featured artists span several generations and include a mother and son.

by NationTalk on January 24, 2011744 Views

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Celebrating 10 Years of Aboriginal Performance – Talking Stick Festival 2011

Tickets on sale January 4, 2011

Prices range from$12 – $25 (plus HST and service charges). Group prices available.

Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents the 10th annual Talking Stick Festival: a 13 day, citywide celebration of Aboriginal performance and art. In celebration of our 10th year, the 2011 festival will play its opening week (February 1 – February 6) at the Roundhouse before moving into the Commercial Drive area of East Vancouver (until February 13) and will feature diverse programming, highlighting the talents of local, national and international artists in a fusion of cabaret, music, dance, theatre and storytelling.

by NationTalk on January 21, 2011826 Views

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CRD Launches New IDEA Arts Grant Program

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For Immediate Release
January 20, 2011

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Committee is announcing the launch of the IDEA Grant program. IDEA grants (Innovate, Develop, Experiment, Access) are a new, three-year pilot program of flexible, small arts grants. Each IDEA grant will provide up to $1,000 in support of proposals that offer a potential arts impact within the CRD. IDEA grants will encourage new arts activity by supporting innovative ideas, one-time opportunities and will provide new access for organizations that are ineligible under other Arts Development programs.

by NationTalk on January 21, 2011911 Views

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Province Announces Appointment of New Chair to Manitoba Film and Music

January 19, 2011

Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino recently has announced the appointment of Alana Langelotz as the incoming chair of the Manitoba Film and Music (MFM) board of directors.

“Alana Langelotz is a knowledgeable source in the film and television industry,” said Marcelino. “I am confident her experience will greatly benefit Manitoba Film and Music. Her passion for this trade augurs well for the sustained growth of this dynamic and creative industry in our province.”

by NationTalk on January 19, 2011797 Views

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Government of Canada Supports the Manitoba Métis Federation Southwest Region

Brandon, Manitoba, January 19, 2011 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament (Brandon-Souris), today announced funding for the Manitoba Métis Federation Southwest Region.

The funding will support bi-weekly Michif language classes for six communities in the Southwest region of Manitoba. The lessons will be taught by an elder, and lesson plans will be developed to incorporate prayers, family relationships, and greetings, as well as other daily activities.

by NationTalk on January 19, 20111084 Views

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