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Reconciliation Day

Ottawa: February 10, 2013. Reconciliation Day, as part of Black History Month in Ottawa at St. Alban’s Church. In the presence of Her Excellency, Sheila Sealy Monteith, High Commissioner of Jamaica, Senator Don Meredith of Toronto, The Reverend Mark Whittall of St. Alban’s Church and other invited guests and dignitaries, Rubin Friedman, Principal Operating Officer […]

by aanationtalk on February 26, 2013533 Views

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Smithsonian.com recently named Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark as one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans

Smithsonian.com recently named Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark as one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans. The story covers different locations across the U.S. where visitors can see the cultural remnants and animal remains left by the original settlers of this continent. It mentions the exhibits at Lubbock Lake Landmark, […]

by aanationtalk on February 25, 2013380 Views

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Harper Government commemorates heroes of the War of 1812

For immediate release Ottawa, Ontario, February 22, 2013 – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that the Government of Canada has named four of its buildings in commemoration of several heroes of the War of 1812. “I am delighted that these buildings […]

by aanationtalk on February 22, 2013481 Views

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Harper Government Invests in New Brunswick’s Arts and Culture Scene

MONCTON, February 22, 2013 – Today, the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced new investments by the Government of Canada in 26 arts and culture organizations in New Brunswick. “Our Government recognizes the importance and impact of investing in […]

by aanationtalk on February 22, 2013467 Views

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Harper Government commemorates Shawnee leader Tecumseh for his role in the War of 1812

For immediate release Chatham-Kent, Ontario, February 22, 2013 – Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent—Essex, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that the Government of Canada building located at 120 Wellington Street West in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, will […]

by aanationtalk on February 22, 2013407 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Puvirnituq Snow Festival Vignette

Credits: Steve MacInnis   Puvirnituq is an Inuit village in Arctic Quebec’s Nunavik region. Located along the north eastern Hudson Bay coast, Puvirnituq is home to its very own Snow Festival. Held every 2 years, this week-long celebration of Inuit culture boasts a snow and ice sculpting contest and all kinds of traditional skills competitions such […]

by mmnationtalk on February 22, 20132072 Views

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Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole

February 16, 2013 Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole: Carving Connections with Jaalen Edenshaw Richmond, B.C. – Carver Jaalen Edenshaw demonstrates the interconnections between Land, Sea and People in Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site in a presentation about the carving of the Legacy Pole. This visual presentation takes place […]

by aanationtalk on February 19, 20131009 Views

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Nunavummiut urged to keep the Inuit Language strong

For Immediate Release Iqaluit, Nunavut (February 18, 2013) – Nunavut’s Inuit Language Week is an occasion to reflect collectively on the importance of our language, and what it means for the future of our territory. This year’s theme is Keep Our Language Strong – Speak Inuktut. “As Minister of Languages, I urge all Nunavummiut to […]

by mmnationtalk on February 19, 2013418 Views

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This Riel Day churn butter and bake bannock with a pig

February 15th, 2013 The Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre will host a fun-packed day with family and friends on Monday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to churn cream into butter, bake some barley bannock, watch bees make honey and strap on some snowshoes to […]

by aanationtalk on February 15, 2013665 Views

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Join PAMA on Family Day for Free Activities, Entertainment and New Museum Exhibitions

Brampton, ON (Feb. 14, 2013) – On Monday, Feb. 18, join the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) for a free Family Day event from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visitors will have free admission to PAMA, get an opportunity to explore the art gallery and museum wings, participate in hands-on activities, enjoy live entertainment […]

by aanationtalk on February 15, 2013645 Views

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Hosts Prayer Breakfast

MEDIA ADVISORY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is hosting a Prayer Breakfast that will bring together regional ministers and church parishioners to promote greater understanding, tolerance, mutual respect and healthy living. DATE: Saturday February16, 2013 TIME: 8 – 10 am LOCATION: St. Paul’s United Church 349 […]

by mmnationtalk on February 15, 2013628 Views

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Tla’amin youth join Premier to celebrate introduction of treaty

For Immediate Release2013PREM0020-000258Feb. 14, 2013 Office of the PremierMinistry of Aboriginal Relations and ReconciliationTla’amin Nation Victoria – Looking forward to a future under self-government, youth members of the Tla’amin Nation today placed personal mementos into a time capsule, celebrating the introduction of provincial legislation to ratify the Tla’amin treaty. They were joined by Premier Christy […]

by aanationtalk on February 15, 2013403 Views

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Ontario Heritage Trust launches Heritage Week 2013 in Toronto

Toronto, Feb. 15, 2013 – Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust hosted a special event at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre to launch the province’s celebrations for Heritage Week 2013, which runs from February 18 to 24. Focused on the this year’s Heritage Week theme – Cultural expressions – the event featured a keynote address by Marshall Pynkoski, Co-Artistic Director […]

by aanationtalk on February 15, 2013568 Views

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Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the Juno Awards Promote Sustainability with New Music Exhibit

News Release – February 14, 2013 The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), the national not-for-profit organization behind the JUNO Awards, announced today that they are working together on a new exhibit for display during the 2013 JUNO Awards in Regina and Moose Jaw.  The exhibit will […]

by aanationtalk on February 14, 2013478 Views

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Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art

Ottawa (ON) – February 13, 2013 One of the National Gallery of Canada’s most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions to date This summer, contemporary Indigenous art takes centre stage at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) in the ambitious exhibition Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art. Poetic, unexpected and challenging, some 150 artworks by over 75 artists from around […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 2013574 Views

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AGOKWE’s national tour comes to Toronto Feb. 20th

The multiple Dora award-winning Agokwe by Waawaate Fobister is at the Aki Studio Theatre in Regent Park.  Catch it while you can! Wednesday, February 20th – Sunday, February 24thAki Studio Theatre 585 Dundas St. E. Call the Native Earth box office for tickets: 1-800-204-0855 or email us at tickets@nativeearth.ca Evening: $ 25Weekday Matinee: $15Weekend Matinee: $25 Wednesday – Saturday @ 8pmThursday […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 2013862 Views

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NWT Films profiled in Ottawa and across territory

Yellowknife (February 11, 2013) – Northwest Territories films and film-makers are the focus this month, with screenings of NWT films at NWT Days in Ottawa and a traveling road tour heading out across the territory during February. “Events such as NWT Days and other local film screenings held to raise the profile of our fantastic films […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 2013617 Views

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TURTLE LODGE, MANITOBA, CANADA

TURTLE LODGE, MANITOBA, CANADA ELDERS GATHERING, FEAST & ROUNDDANCE FULL MOON, JANUARY 26, 2013 The Elders will be gathering on the day and the evening of the Full Moon January 26, 2013 beginning at 1 pm at the Turtle Lodge to give voice to the New Life. There is an awakening happening around the world. […]

by jesswiebe on February 4, 20132203 Views

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Call for Interest-Instructor for Craft Project

31 January 2013 Instructor for Craft Project Are you seeking employment and experienced in the field of craft making. Perhaps you might be interested in instructing a craft project with the Makkovik Inuit Community Government. Obtaining a qualified instructor is important to the operation of a successful craft project. Skills in sewing, using hide, sealskin, […]

by aanationtalk on February 4, 2013466 Views

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National Film Board of Canada garners 4 nominations at the 2013 Jutra Awards

Montreal, January 31, 2013 – Finalists for the 15th Jutra Awards were announced this morning. Four National Film Board of Canada (NFB) films have been nominated: Alphée of the Stars, by Hugo Latulippe, in the Best Feature-Length Documentary category; andBydlo, by Patrick Bouchard, Here and the Great Elsewhere, by Michèle Lemieux, andKaspar, by Diane Obomsawin, all in the Best […]

by aanationtalk on February 1, 2013719 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Dakota Unity Riders entering Long Plain First Nation, Manitoba, Canada. August 4, 2012

Credits: Steven Woods In 1812, Seven Strong Warrior Nations united against a common enemy and were victorious. The Dakota, Ojibway, Assiniboine, Cree, Mandam, Hidatsa, and Chippewa Nations became allies to fight and secure the land for the coming generations. Now, 200 years later, descendants of some of these same strong Nations gather once more. But […]

by mmnationtalk on February 1, 20131077 Views

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Destination BC board of directors announced

or Immediate Release2013JTST0019-000157Jan. 31, 2013 Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour Vancouver – The nine members of Destination BC’s inaugural board were announced today by Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Pat Bell. The board will be charged with oversight and operations of Destination BC, […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 20131518 Views

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IQ and Cultural Immersion Days Directives

For Immediate Release Iqaluit, NU (January 31, 2013) – The Government of Nunavut has new concrete ways to incorporate Inuit societal values in its everyday business that will assist in creating a balanced work environment thanks to two recently approved directives relating to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Cultural Immersion Days. “The Government of Nunavut has been […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 2013935 Views

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Building British Columbia’s creative economy

For Immediate Release2013CSCD0006-000156Jan. 31, 2013Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Victoria – The B.C. government is launching BC Creative Futures, a three-part strategy to support sustainable, long-term success for the province’s creative sector, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today. BC Creative Futures supports the provincial economy by helping to foster […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 2013501 Views

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Keep our Language Strong – Speak Inuktut

Start Date: January 31, 2013End Date: February 17, 2013Iqaluit, NU The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage is inviting Nunavummiut to celebrate Inuit Language Week February 18-22, 2013 (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᖅ ᕖᕝᕗᐊᓕ 18 – 22, 2013). This year’s theme is Keep Our Language Strong – Speak Inuktut (ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕗᑦ ᓴᙱᔫᑎᓪᓚᕗᑦ – ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑕ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ). All […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 2013793 Views

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Pacific Rim Whale Festival, March 16-24, Kicks Off Famed West Coast Vancouver Island Whale Watching Season

Culinary, Cultural, Musical, Educational Events Celebrate Return of Migrating Whales to Year-Round Whale Sighting Destination Tofino, BC and Ucluelet, BC – Jan 29, 2013 –  The Pacific Rim Whale Festival today published the calendar of culinary, cultural, musical and educational events — many of them free — planned for the 27th Annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival being held […]

by aanationtalk on January 30, 2013499 Views

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CBC/Radio-Canada, VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada present “CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW,” a conference series, in collaboration with leading canadian organizations

Ottawa, Jan. 28, 2013 – Today, CBC/Radio-Canada, VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, in collaboration with a number of leading organizations across the country, announced cities and dates for its CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW initiative, a conference series that will spark a national conversation about Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary. The CANADA 150/2017 STARTS […]

by aanationtalk on January 28, 2013524 Views

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B.C. Multiculturalism Grants support cultural diversity

For Immediate Release2013AEIT0014-000110Jan. 25, 2013 Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology and Responsible for Multiculturalism Victoria – The B.C. government is providing new funding to support multicultural organizations in raising awareness and strengthening their capacity to promote and enhance B.C.’s multicultural identity. $29,500 will help 14 community organizations throughout the province with a variety of […]

by aanationtalk on January 28, 2013569 Views

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BC Arts Council welcomes two new board members

For Immediate Release2013CSCD0004-000114Jan. 25, 2013 Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Victoria – Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett congratulated an acclaimed B.C. artistic director/choreographer and a successful self-taught visual artist recently appointed as new members of the BC Arts Council (BCAC) board. Established in 1995, the BCAC is a publicly funded B.C. […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013539 Views

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Harper Government Invests in War of 1812 Commemorations in Brockville

Brockville, Ontario, January 25, 2013 – Today, Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds–Grenville), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced funding for the City of Brockville to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.   With this support, Brockville will offer a weekend-long series of activities to commemorate the War […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013503 Views

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Peace Hills Trust is Pleased To Present 31st Annual Native Art Contest Prize Increase

Press Release Peace Hills Trust is pleased to present the 31st Annual Native Art Contest.  This contest is a definite highlight for the company, one that is anticipated by many across the country.  This year we are excited to announce our prize money has doubled from years past.  This year’s winner will receive $5000.00 along […]

by mmnationtalk on January 25, 20131193 Views

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Illumi’Native: Full Circle’s 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents the 12th Annual Talking Stick Festival Performance Date: 02/19/2013, 7:00 pm Full Circle is celebrating 20 years and on behalf of the Board of Directors would like to commend Margo Kane and her staff for this phenomenal achievement. Well done! For two decades Full Circle has entertained audiences, trained […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013698 Views

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Manitoba’s Winter Festivals Offer Opportunity for Families to Explore Manitoba’s Diverse Culture

January 24, 2013 Communities Across Province Hosting Events that Celebrate the Season: Marcelino Manitobans are encouraged to head out to one of the many festivals being held this winter to check out the different entertainment opportunities offered across the province, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino said today. “The province proudly supports a number […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013400 Views

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New Relationship Trust 2nd call for Elders and Youth 2012/13 open now

Elders & Youth Our Elders hold the wisdom of past generations. Our youth are the key to the future. Both groups are essential to strong, healthy Nations. Each year, NRT supports approximately 90 initiatives for both youth and Elders. Youth Grants The NRT BC First Nation Youth Grant Initiative provides incentives for groups representing First […]

by aanationtalk on January 24, 2013528 Views

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Honouring Chief Theresa Spence

Watch Live by Clicking This Link   Dear Ontario Regional Chief Beardy and National Chief Atleo; Please find attached a letter of invitation and guest pre-registration form to attend an honouring event for Chief Theresa Spence, to be hosted by Nishnawbe Aski Nation at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, ON. We are currently working […]

by aanationtalk on January 24, 2013846 Views

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First Nations and Canadian Citizenship take the stage at Stratford

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo to speak at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium Toronto, Jan. 23, 2013 – The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) and the Stratford Festival have partnered to present Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at the ICC’s 11th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium. Taking place August […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2013472 Views

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Mississaugas of The New Credit First Nation – Solidarity March

Date: 24 January 2013Time: 10:30 am startWhere: MNCFN Industrial Building,78 Mississauga Road Please join us as we stand together to show our opposition to Bill C-45. We will meet at the Industrial Building and after a few brief speeches, be transported via bus to the Farmer’s Market in Hagersville. At noon we will proceed from the corner of […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2013413 Views

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Free Movie Screening: People of NunatuKavut

22 January 2013   Come on out to a FREE screening of the film, “People of NunatuKavut“ Learn more about your history and culture and enjoy some entertainment in the process! Feel free to bring friends and family to this wonderful event! This film tells the story of the Southern Inuit of Labrador. It is […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2013560 Views

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Aboriginal identity at the centre of 2013 Prix de Rome winning project

Ottawa, January 22, 2013 – The 2013 winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners aims to uncover the stories that the built environment can tell about culture, as the two evolve together over time. Brett MacIntyre will bring his own aboriginal perspective to the research and is […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2013823 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Winnipeg’s Art and Culture Scene

Winnipeg, January 22, 2013 – Today, the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages announced support for five arts and cultural projects in Winnipeg. These investments will help boost the economy and create jobs and growth in Manitoba. “Our Government received […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2013584 Views

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New report shows the significant impact of arts and culture on Ontario tourism

Toronto, Jan. 22, 2013 – The economic impact of arts and culture tourism in Ontario is considerable according to a new analysis released today by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Ontario Arts and Culture Tourism Profile, the report prepared for OAC by Research Resolutions & Consulting Ltd., provides a comprehensive profile of Ontario’s arts and culture tourists. QUICK FACTS Arts and […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2013436 Views

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Have a Heart Day 2013

February 14, 2013 On February 14, 2013, give First Nations children the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy and proud of their cultures. Join us in Ottawa on Parliament Hill from 10 – 11:30 am or take part by hosting a Have a Heart Day event in […]

by aanationtalk on January 18, 2013598 Views

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Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art – Call for Submissions

COWICHAN INTERNATIONAL ABORIGINAL FILM FESTIVALApril 17-20, 2013 Duncan, British Columbia, Canada Welcome to the Festival Welcome to the 9th annual Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art, held in Duncan, April 17,18,19,20, 2013.  The festival events take place on the traditional lands of the Cowichan people on southern Vancouver Island, in the beautiful Quwutsun Cultural Centre. […]

by ecnationtalk on January 18, 2013558 Views

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Native Communications Society produces first NWT Indigenous Documentary Series

Yellowknife (January 17, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories congratulates the Native Communications Society and NCS Productions on the premiere of the first indigenous documentary series produced entirely in the Northwest Territories using a full northern cast and crew. The six-part television series Dene: A Journey is produced with support from the GNWT’s Support for Entrepreneurs […]

by aanationtalk on January 17, 2013707 Views

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SaskCulture Municipal Cultural Engagement & Planning Grant – Deadline February 15

The Municipal Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant is a matching grant to a maximum of $25,000.  The deadline for applications is Feb.15, 2013. Eligible applicants are urban municipalities, rural municipalities and First Nations bands. NT4

by aanationtalk on January 17, 2013668 Views

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Royal Canadian Mint rings in 2013 with new collector coins celebrating Canadian heritage and history

100th Anniversary of Canadian Arctic Expedition; the 100 year-old Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Collection; OCanada subscription series; and 2013 World Baseball ClassicTM are some of the many themes kicking off the Mint’s first launch of the year   Ottawa, Jan. 17, 2013 – As Canada looks ahead to a new year, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to launch the first coins […]

by aanationtalk on January 17, 2013394 Views

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Gold Coin Recognizes Nunavik Carver’s Work

A 1962 carving by Joanassie Nowkawalk of Inukjuak is featured on a gold coin unveiled by the Royal Canadian Mint this week. Born in 1924, Joanassie began carving in the 1950s, and sold his work for export to the Hudson’s Bay Company. He continued to carve until he suffered a stroke in 1983. He died in 1990. […]

by aanationtalk on January 17, 2013520 Views

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Royal Canadian Mint Honours Canadian Inuit Art With Fine Gold Coin

Winnipeg, Manitoba — January 15, 2013 — Today at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a 99.99% fine gold collector coin with a 50-cent face value honouring Canadian Inuit Art. “Canada has a proud history of Inuit art and this beautifully crafted coin reveals the mystical connection the Inuit people share with nature and the […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 2013466 Views

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Featured Video of the Day : Chief Spence’s message to FN youth

Credits: ProductionsCazabon Message recorded on Dec. 25, 2012 in support of youth reclaiming cultural practices and ceremony such as drumming. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on January 14, 2013909 Views

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Royal Canadian Mint to unveil fine gold coin honouring Canadian Inuit Art

Winnipeg, Jan. 14, 2013 – The Royal Canadian Mint will unveil a fine gold coin honouring Canadian Inuit Art. Where:The Winnipeg Art Gallery300 Memorial BoulevardWinnipeg, Manitoba When:January 15, 201311 a.m. arrivalBrief remarks and unveil: 11:15 a.m. Who: Mr. Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg South Ms. Bonnie Staples-Lyon, Director, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors […]

by aanationtalk on January 14, 2013472 Views

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