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Celebrating an Increasingly Multicultural Saskatchewan

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 The Government of Saskatchewan and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) have partnered to proclaim November 16 to 24, as Saskatchewan Multicultural Week.  The week will kick off Saturday, November 16 at Government House in Regina, with the second annual MCoS Multicultural Honours: A Celebration in Honour of Multicultural Contributions.  The event, […]

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The Government of Canada Invites Canadian Organizations to Plan Celebrate Canada Activities

OTTAWA, November 15, 2013 – Organizations wishing to apply for funding for Celebrate Canada 2014 activities can submit applications starting today and up until January 15, 2014. The Government of Canada provides financial assistance for activities organized during the Celebrate Canada period, which takes place from June 21 to July 1. This period includes National Aboriginal […]

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Three Yukon finalists in the running for a 2013 Canadian Tourism Award

FOR RELEASENovember 14, 2013 WHITEHORSE—Three Yukon businesses have been named finalists for a 2013 Canadian Tourism Award to be presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). “On behalf of the Yukon government, we wish each of the three finalists the best of luck in their respective categories,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike […]

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Media Advisory – Louis Riel Day Events in Toronto Nov. 15, 2013

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 – On November 15, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis communities across Ontario are commemorating Louis Riel, the Métis leader who was executed by the Canadian Government, for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of Métis rights. Events in Toronto will include: 9:00-9:45 am – Métis Flag Raising Ceremony, Toronto City Hall (Members’ Lounge) 11:00-12:15 pm – Louis Riel Day Ceremony at Northwest Rebellion Monument in Queen’s […]

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Rights Museum’s 2013-14 Corporate Plan Summary tabled in Parliament

WINNIPEG – November 13, 2013 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ (CMHR) annual corporate plan summary has been tabled in the House of Commons and can now be viewed on theMuseum’s website. The corporate plan summary –– an annual legislated requirement of each of Canada’s national museums –– documents the organization’s key planning and budgetary priorities for […]

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NAN Day of Prayer and Honour

NAN Day of Prayer and Honour will be celebrated across NAN territory on November 13, 2013. Nishnawbe Aski Nation encourages all First Nations to join together and observe a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m. (EST) in remembrance of all of our loved ones. For more information please Click Here NT3

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Toronto proclaims Year of Truth and Reconciliation acknowledging impact of Canada’s residential schools

November 12, 2013 At an event at City Hall this morning, the City of Toronto along with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) proclaimed November 12, 2013 to November 12, 2014 the Year of Truth and Reconciliation in Toronto to acknowledge the impact of the Residential School System on Aboriginal peoples and on […]

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Communities of colour joining with Indigenous communities for actions on truth, justice and reconciliation

November 12, 2013For Immediate Release Community organizations representing various communities of colour are organizing a day of dialogue to build solidarity with the Aboriginal Communities to promote truth and reconciliation.  The event “From Remembrance to Reconciliation – A Shared Community Dialogue on Our Roles as Treaty Peoples” taking place today at Osgoode Professional Development, 1 […]

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Building for Future Generations Art Auction & Gala: Odawa’s 18th Annual Art Auction & YFNC 2nd Annual Gala

Friday, 15 November 2013 17:00 until 22:00 St. Elias Conference & Banquet Facility750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 6L6 You are cordially invited to Building for Future Generations: 18th Annual Odawa Art Auction & 2nd Annual Youth For Northern Communities’ Joining Hands for Our Community Gala, Friday, November 15, 2013 at St. Elias Banquet Hall, […]

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City of Toronto to proclaim Year of Truth and Reconciliation

November 8, 2013 The City of Toronto will host an event on Tuesday to proclaim November 12, 2013 to November 12, 2014 the Year of Truth and Reconciliation in Toronto to acknowledge Aboriginal peoples affected by the Residential School System. Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, will read the […]

by aanationtalk on November 11, 2013541 Views

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will hold its Annual Public Meeting on December 10, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 8, 2013 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will be holding its Annual Public Meeting on December 10, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. CST.  The CMHR will provide an update on key accomplishments from the past year and will outline the path ahead as it works towards official opening in September […]

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PAMA Recognized for Excellence and Innovation By the Ontario Museum Association

BRAMPTON, ON. (Nov. 11, 2013) – On Nov. 7, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) was recognized by the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) for outstanding contributions to the Ontario museum community. PAMA received the Award of Excellence for Innovation and an Honourable Mention for Excellence in Exhibitions at the 2013 Awards of Excellence […]

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Member of Parliament John Weston Announces Support for Squamish Culture and Heritage Festival

SQUAMISH, British Columbia, November 8, 2013 – John Weston, Member of Parliament (West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country), today announced support for the 2nd Squamish Culture and Heritage Festival. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. “The Squamish Culture and Heritage Festival is not […]

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Media Advisory – Community Organizations Calling for Truth and Reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples and Peoples of Colour

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2013 – On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, the Colour of Poverty/Colour of Change along with several partner organizations and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) will be hosting a press conference on Tuesday, November 12, […]

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Historic Treaties and Treaty First Nations in Canada Infographic

November 2013 Historic Treaties and Treaty First Nations in Canada Infographic NT3

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Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Announces 2013 Awards of Excellence Recipients

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 7, 2013 Markham – On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the OMA will present the 2013 Awards of Excellence at the Markham Museum with the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport in attendance. Each year the OMA presents Awards of Excellence to recognize outstanding contributions to the Ontario museum community. […]

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Métis Week (Nov. 10-16, 2013)

Métis Week, held in November, marks the annual celebration of Métis people, their culture and their contributions. Events are held in Alberta communities and across the country, including special events commemorating the November 16th anniversary of Louis Riel’s death. 2013 Métis Week events listing  NT3

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Heart-Wrenching Book Inspires Hope

Fort McMurray, Canada’s David Tuccaro Jr. is Bad To The Bone Available Now in Print and on eBooks For Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks and Kobo (Columbus, Ohio/Los Angeles, CA) – Seraph Books announces the availability of the highly anticipated book, Bad To The Bone, by acclaimed author, Oprah’s Ambassador of Hope, […]

by aanationtalk on November 7, 2013654 Views

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Event Date [Nov 10-16, 2013] Mid Island Métis Nation – Cultural Awareness Week Events

Nanaimo Mayor, His Worship John Ruttan, proclaims “Métis Awareness Week November 10-16” in the city of Nanaimo. Mid Island Métis Nation is hosting an Aboriginal Family Night and Métis Awareness Days.  Open to the public on Tuesday November 12 is Aboriginal Family Night Métis Awareness Days on November 13, 14, and 15 for the Nanaimo […]

by aanationtalk on November 7, 2013619 Views

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Putting an end to racism and discrimination against the First Nations and the Inuit: a first step in the right direction

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 6, 2013 – The government of Quebec intends to develop an action plan to fight discrimination and racism against First Nations and Inuit. To guide them in this area, the government gathered during two days this week in Quebec City, more than a hundred people, Aboriginals or non-Aboriginal, representing a wide range […]

by aanationtalk on November 7, 2013753 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Norval Morrisseau An Aboriginal Canadian Artist The ‘Picasso of the North’

Credit: mjmj007a Published on May 20, 2013 Norval Morrisseau An Aboriginal Canadian Artist The “Picasso of the North” Authentic Hand Painted Canvas Art (Famous Masterpieces) Free Shipping and Free Returns…. http://www.FamousArtistsofHistory.com… http://www.GodistheCreator.com Norval Morrisseau, CM (March 14, 1932 — December 4, 2007), also known as Copper Thunderbird, was an Aboriginal Canadian artist. Known as the […]

by mmnationtalk on November 6, 20134339 Views

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Louis Riel Commemoration Ceremony

November 6, 2013 The Manitoba Metis Federation will be holding its annual commemoration ceremony for Louis Riel being held November 16, 2013. Louis Riel was executed in Regina on November 16, 1885. Louis Riel is celebrated was the leader of the Metis Nation, a father of Confederation, and a founder of Manitoba. He was buried […]

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University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George is hosting a Métis Day on Nov 14th

Lyle Lambert, MNBC Natural Resource Consultant will be attending on behalf of the Métis Nation British Columbia. See poster for full details or download PDF DOWNLOADABLES View/Download Metis Day 2013 PDF NT3

by aanationtalk on November 5, 2013640 Views

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Last Train Pictures Announces World Premiere of Down Here At the 2013 Whistler Film Festival

Come and view the World Premiere of homegrown, Canadian Feature film Down Here and meet the filmmakers! Opens at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival on Saturday, December 7th, at 6:30pm. Press/Industry Screening Friday, 12:30pm @ Village 8 Theatres 11/04/2013 – Vancouver, BC – Last Train Pictures is pleased to announce the world premiere of their […]

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Outstanding BC First Nations’ artists honoured with awards

November 4, 2013 Premier Christy Clark and BC Achievement Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell announce today the recipients of the 2013 BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art.  “First Nations art is a source of pride for all British Columbians,” said Premier Clark. “These six artists are carrying on a legacy that stretches back thousands […]

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CMHR announces September 2014 opening date

Museum, tourism, business partners set to welcome surge of visitors WINNIPEG – November 4, 2013 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will open its doors to the world on September 20, 2014, its President and CEO announced today at a briefing with industry partners. “A national project of this scope and scale comes along […]

by aanationtalk on November 4, 2013534 Views

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Joseph Boyden, novelist and short story writer

Release Date: November 4, 2013 NationTalk and Clarence Michon had the opportunity to speak with Author, Joseph Boyden, while attending this year’s  International Festival of Authors held at Toronto’s Harborfront last week.  In this interview, Mr. Boyden speaks candidly about the success of his three books; Three Day Road, Through Black Spruce and his new […]

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Call for Applications Aboriginal Artist in Residence

(Contract: June 2, 2014 – June 30, 2014) Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is seeking an Aboriginal Artist in Residence in order to promote Aboriginal arts as a way of sharing cultural knowledge throughout the Fraser Valley. The Artist in Residence will provide a valuable link between the library and the Aboriginal communities as a […]

by aanationtalk on October 30, 2013605 Views

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Government of Canada Launches 2014 Canada Day Challenge

OTTAWA, October 30, 2013 – The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today launched the 2014 Canada Day Challenge. Under the theme “Canada: Strong and Free,” the Canada Day Challenge invites young Canadians aged 8 to 18 years old to express their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian. The […]

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Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl Announces Support for 45th Seabird Island First Nations Festival

AGASSIZ, British Columbia, October 29, 2013 – Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon), today announced support for the 45th Annual Seabird Island First Nations Festival. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official […]

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Business for the Arts Awards $330,000 in Matching Incentives and Sponsorship Training to 32 Arts and Culture Groups in Saskatchewan

OCTOBER 29, 2013 artsVest™ Program Encourages Local Business Investment in the Arts Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national charitable organization of business members who support the arts, announced today the list of artsVest™ participants in Saskatchewan for 2013-2014.  artsVest™ Saskatchewan is a sponsorship training and matching incentive program developed by Business for the Arts […]

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University of Regina Fine Arts Presentation Series @ The MacKenzie

October 30, 2013 at 7:30pm David Garneau presents Imaginary Spaces of Conciliation and Reconciliation: Art, Curation and HealingWednesday, October 30, 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 Indian […]

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Province Partners with Local Film, New Media Industry to Create Good Jobs, Grow the Economy: Premier

October 29, 2013 Local Industry Supports Over 6,000 Jobs, Over $350 Million in GDP Impact Over Past Five Years: Economic Impact Study An economic impact study released today by On Screen Manitoba reports that Manitoba’s media production industry has emerged stronger than ever from the 2008 economic downturn thanks to support from the provincial government’s […]

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Anishinabek mourn passing of Musqueam Chief Ernie Campbell

UOI Offices (NIPISSING FN), Oct. 29, 2013 – Anishinabek Nation leaders are paying tribute to former Chief of the Musqueam Indian Band, Ernie Campbell who has passed into the Spirit World. “Ernie was a good friend,” says Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.  “He was a passionate, hard working leader locally, regionally and nationally.  He was […]

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NWT residents honoured at Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Ceremony

YELLOWKNIFE (October 28, 2013) – Five Northwest Territories (NWT) residents and organizations were honoured this morning at the third annual Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Award Ceremony. The event recognizing the important and lasting contributions of those dedicated to the arts and cultures of the North took place in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly. […]

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Musqueam Indian Band Mourns the Passing of Former Chief Ernest Campbell

October 27, 2013 It is with great sadness that the Musqeam Indian Band announces the death of former Chief Ernest Campbell. Ernest served as the Chief of Musqueam for over twenty years. He was first nominated for and elected as Chief for three two-year terms in the 1980’s. He returned as Chief in the election […]

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino Announces Support for Heritage and Official Languages in Ontario

VAUGHAN, Ontario, October 28, 2013 – The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will repatriate the personal collection of Arthur Lismer, iconic painter and original member of the Group of Seven, with support from the Government of Canada. Funding was announced today by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament (Vaughan), on […]

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Province Supports Safeguarding Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Tourism, Culture and RecreationExecutive CouncilOctober 28, 2013 The Provincial Government has provided $50,000 to 12 Aboriginal groups through the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program (ACHP) to support projects that preserve and protect Aboriginal practices and traditions. “As a government, we are committed to supporting Aboriginal initiatives that involve the safeguarding of traditions and cultures,” said the […]

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Treaty Six Territory & Metis Nation-Saskatchewan Flags Raised

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2013 CM13-151 Since its beginnings in 1882, Saskatoon has benefitted from a long relationship with both First Nations’ and Métis communities.  The raising today of the Treaty Six Territory and Métis Nation-Saskatchewan flags at City Hall acknowledges the spirit of the Treaties and this historic partnership. “The raising of these […]

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Government of Canada Marks the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of the Châteauguay

Howick, Quebec, October 26, 2013 — A ceremony was held today in Howick, Quebec, at the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site to commemorate the great feat of arms on October 26, 1813 and the role played by soldiers in defending Canada against the United States of America during the War of 1812.  “It took […]

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Four National Film Board of Canada documentaries selected for American Indian Film Festival

Montreal, October 24, 2013 – Four powerful National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentaries by Aboriginal filmmakers will be featured at the 38th annual American Indian Film Festival (November 1 to 10) in San Francisco.  This year’s selection will feature the world premiere of a film exploring alcohol abuse, lifting the shroud of shame surrounding addiction, as […]

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Fighting for their future: an inspiring look at the “Shannen’s Dream” children’s campaign

Toronto, October 23, 2013 – Though young Shannen Koostachin died tragically in 2010, her dream did not.  In 2008, Shannen was a 14-year-old student in the Northern Ontario Cree village of Attawapiskat, leading a campaign for a proper school in her community―a community that was stunned when she was killed in a car accident.  But […]

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2013 River City Round Up Takes Family Fun to New Heights and Showcases Aboriginal Culture

October 23, 2013 Today, media partners, prominent government officials, and school students gathered at City Hall to celebrate the kick off of this year’s River City Round Up – an annual citywide festival that celebrates Edmonton’s proud history of agriculture and western heritage. “Edmonton is the best place to build, create and make something. And this is […]

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The NFB at the 16th Montreal International Documentary Festival

Montreal, October 23, 2013 – An exciting selection of National Film Board of Canada (NFB) films and interactive works will be shown at the 16th Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), taking place November 13 to 24. Two features will be in competition:Ariel by Laura Bari (NFB/ Parabola Films/ Beso Film) and Hi-Ho Mistahey! by Alanis Obomsawin (NFB). Chelsea McMullan’s My Prairie Home (NFB) will […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2013840 Views

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Canada Council launches new grant program to help organizations manage change

New Program: Leadership for Change Arts organizations play a key role in bringing the arts to Canadians. They are contributing to the vitality of our communities and artistic practices – all while managing rapid changes due to demographics, technology and the economic downturn. That’s why the Canada Council is taking a more strategic approach to […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2013319 Views

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imagineNATIVE Releases Study on Indigenous Feature Film Production

Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International PerspectiveIllustrates Growth Potential of Sector To read the full report, please click here. Toronto, October 2013 – A new study examines the current state of Indigenous feature film production in Canada and demonstrates the potential for growth in this burgeoning sector of the nation’s film […]

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Member of Parliament Barry Devolin Announces Support for Cannington Dog Sled Races and Winter Festival

CANNINGTON, Ontario, October 23, 2013 – Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Cannington Dog Sled Races and Winter Festival. “From ice sculpting to authentic Aboriginal food to dog sled races, there is something for everyone at […]

by aanationtalk on October 23, 2013455 Views

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8th Annual Veterans Memorial Service – Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Oct 22, 2013 Join Whitecap Dakota First Nation on Thursday November 7th as they honour First Nations Veterans >> Poster

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The National Film Board of Canada presents HI-HO MISTAHEY!

The National Film Board of Canada presents HI-HO MISTAHEY!A film by Alanis Obomsawin At the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street W, Toronto FOR ONE WEEK ONLY! (November 1 to 7 at 7:00 PM) This film takes us into the heart of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide fair access to education […]

by aanationtalk on October 23, 2013651 Views

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The NFB and ImagineNative Launch Tyler Hagen’s Debut Interactive Project, Similkameen Crossroads

2013/10/21 Toronto – Just off the highway in the Similkameen Valley in British Columbia, there’s an idyllic white church that most travellers barely notice. But this little chapel is an integral part of the history and identity of the Similkameen people―as well as a symbol of the conflicted position of the Church on First Nations […]

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