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Program to Support Diverse Artists

Communities, Culture and HeritageJune 24, 2013 Nova Scotia’s diverse artists now have a program that will recognize, celebrate and support their contributions to arts and culture and the creative economy. Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister, Leonard Preyra joined Louise Profeit-LeBlanc of the Canada Council for the Arts, Candace Stevenson, chair of Arts Nova Scotia and […]

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Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York

June 24, 2013 The First Nations and Métis experience during the War of 1812 was artistically honoured and explored with dance, music, theatre and literary works at the free Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York National Historic site June 20 to 22. “This festival successfully showcased the diverse history and talent that exists within Toronto’s […]

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The Pride of a People – The Métis Nation Special Exhibit Gallery

June 25, 2013 The partnership was signed between the Métis Local 1990 and the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum on Friday, June 21, 2013, marking the start of an exciting collaboration on the construction of a Special Exhibits Gallery at the museum – an all-Métis exhibit for approximately 12 months after the grand opening of the facility […]

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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Says the Bell of Batoche Continues to Ring Loudly for the Truth

“The Bell of Batoche is a time capsule which rings loudly for the truth, and its story compels Canadians to look back at the collective history and the treatment of Métis and Indian Peoples…” Vice-Chief Ron Swain (Ottawa) June 20th, 2013 – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples issued the following statement on the ongoing mystery of the Bell of Batoche that is […]

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First Canadian broadcast of Tahltan film

Jun. 21/13 Twenty-nine-year old Tahltan filmmaker Michael Bourquin is now writing and directing what will become Canada’s first broadcast TV show voiced entirely in Tahltan language. “I’m pretty excited about that. It will be the first nationally broadcast film 100 per cent in our indigenous mother tongue.” The one-hour documentary is scheduled to air coast-to-coast in the spring […]

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Yonge/Dundas Square Aboriginal History Month

From Wed, 26 June, 2013 12:00pm until Wed, 26 June, 2013 8:00pm At Yonge-Dundas Square On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is proudly hosting their 4th annual Aboriginal History Month event at Yonge-Dundas Square! This exciting event begins at noon and ends at 8:00pm. All are welcome to attend the Aboriginal […]

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Member of Parliament Robert Sopuck Announces Support for Aboriginal Languages in Dauphin

DAUPHIN, Manitoba, June 24, 2013 – Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament (Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the Dauphin Friendship Centre for its Ojibway and Michif language classes. “Teaching Aboriginal languages is central to their preservation and revitalization,” said Mr. Sopuck. […]

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GNWT officially recognizes 414 Gwich’in place names

YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2013) – On June 21, 2013 the Government of the Northwest Territories will officially recognize 414 traditional Gwich’in geographical, or place, names reflecting their land use across the Gwich’in Settlement Area of the NWT. During the 19th and 20th centuries, many traditional place names fell into disuse or were replaced by colonial names […]

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An Iceberg in the Heart of Ottawa

Ottawa – June 19, 2013 Iluliaq: a monumental work by Greenlandic artist Inuk Silis Høegh As part of SAKAHÀN: International Indigenous ArtAt the National Gallery of CanadaUntil September 2, 2013 A massive iceberg has engulfed the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). The monumental art work, a vibrant contrast to the heat […]

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War Of 1812 Hero Laura Secord Commemorated on Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin

Queenston, Ontario, June 21, 2013 – 200 years after Laura Secord’s historic nocturnal walk through the woods and fields near Queenston, Upper Canada to warn British forces of a planned American attack, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Royal Canadian […]

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Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Launch of Celebrate Canada

OTTAWA, June 21, 2013 – Today marks the beginning of Celebrate Canada, an 11-day period of festivities taking place across Canada from June 21 to July 1. Celebrate Canada starts on June 21 with National Aboriginal Day, followed by Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, and Canada Day on July 1. […]

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Provincial Government Celebrates National Aboriginal Day, Proclaims Peace and Prayer Day, Highlights New Treaty Education Initiatives

June 21, 2013 Manitoba Students to Gain Better Understanding of Important Role of Treaties in Manitoba’s History: Ministers The provincial government joined Manitobans today to celebrate National Aboriginal Day by proclaiming the first World Peace and Prayer Day in Manitoba and highlighting provincial school curriculum changes underway to ensure Manitoba students have a comprehensive understanding […]

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Statement from the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation on National Aboriginal Day

For Immediate Release2013ARR0029-001003June 21, 2013 Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation  VICTORIA – Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad issued the following statement to mark National Aboriginal Day: “Today is a very special day across Canada, created to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions of Aboriginal people – whether they are First Nations, Inuit […]

by mmnationtalk on June 24, 2013382 Views

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Premier’s Statement on National Aboriginal Day

For Immediate Release2013PREM0072-001002 June 21, 2013 Office of the Premier   VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement to mark National Aboriginal Day: “June 21, National Aboriginal Day, is a day for Canadians to come together and recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. […]

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Human Rights Commission Recognizes National Aboriginal Day

JusticeJune 21, 2013 The following is being distributed at the request of the Human Rights Commission: The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission recognizes National Aboriginal Day being celebrated on June 21. First established in 1996, National Aboriginal Day recognizes the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador Recognizes National Aboriginal Day

Executive CouncilJune 21, 2013 Aboriginal people significantly contribute to the cultural fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador and all of Canada. Today, June 21, is National Aboriginal Day and it serves as a time for people throughout the province and across the country to celebrate the many contributions and achievements of Aboriginal people. “Here in Newfoundland […]

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People’s Pow Wow-Celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA – June 19, 2013 – The Alex Pathways to Housing(P2H) 2nd Annual People’s Pow Wow is expected to attract over 400 guests on Friday, June 21st. Celebrating National Aboriginal Awareness Week, the event honours the many Aboriginal cultures in Canada, including the Metis, Inuit and First Nations peoples. Focused on building a more inclusive society and raising […]

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Minister Valcourt Celebrates National Aboriginal Day in High Prairie, Alberta

Ref. #2-3821 HIGH PRAIRIE, ALBERTA (June 21, 2013) – The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, celebrated National Aboriginal Day alongside students and staff from Prairie River Junior High School and community members in High Prairie, Alberta, which is represented by Brian Jean, Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray-Athabasca. “I […]

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OSSTF/FEESO celebrates National Aboriginal Day – June 21st

TORONTO, ON – Jun 20 2013 — The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is pleased to join all Canadians in recognizing and celebrating National Aboriginal Day on June 21. Proclaimed by the Governor General of Canada in 1996, National Aboriginal Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the unique achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis […]

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Humanitarian Crisis is the Legacy of Colonialism: OFL Statement on National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2013

OFL STATEMENTJune 21, 2013 As many Canadians prepare for summer trips to camp grounds and cottages, the First Nations community and its allies will be building off of the strength of the Idle No More movement to mobilizing actions across Ontario and Canada demanding rights, justice and dignity. The Ontario Federation of Labour proudly continues […]

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Two heroes in the fight for Canada commemorated on new War of 1812 stamps

June 20, 2013 OTTAWA (ON) – Today, Canada Post unveiled two stamps honouring the daring exploits of two legendary Canadian heroes Laura Secord and Charles de Salaberry. These stamps are the second in a series commemorating the War of 1812. Laura Secord and Charles de Salaberry’s pivotal actions helped to secure this country’s distinct identity […]

by aanationtalk on June 21, 2013384 Views

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The Book of Us Call for Submissions

The Book of Usa Toronto Experiences Exhibit The Book of Us is a collective memory project, aiming to assemble a collection of personal stories from all Torontonians.  Read more here !  

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Member of Parliament Royal Galipeau Honours Aboriginal Veterans

OTTAWA, June 20, 2013 – On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Orléans, laid a wreath at the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument in honour of Aboriginal Veterans who served their country in times of conflict. “Today, our Government pays tribute […]

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National Aboriginal Day Celebration – June 21

News Release – June 20, 2013 Government Relations Minister and the Minister responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Jim Reiter encourages all Saskatchewan residents to participate in the National Aboriginal Day celebrations in their communities. “As Saskatchewan welcomes more newcomers than ever before, we should all celebrate the first peoples of this land; […]

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Ontario Human Rights Commission joins in celebrating National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the unique culture and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada.  This year there has been a lot of attention on issues regarding Aboriginal Peoples – and that is a good thing since our nation has a long history of ignoring […]

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WAFF screens DAKOTA 38 in downtown Winnipeg to mark Aboriginal Solidarity Day

June 19, 2013 The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival will be hosting an outdoor screening of Dakota 38 on June 21st. The event begins at noon and the film will screen on the  Jumbotron at Portage and Main-Winnipeg. This powerful documentary tells the story of a man who follows his vision of the past into a […]

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Visit to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation

June 20, 2013 Visit to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on National Aboriginal Day OTTAWA— Youth of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation living in the remote boreal forest of northwestern Ontario are opening their homes to Canadians to share their culture and showcase the spirit of their community. Her Excellency Sharon Johnston and Her Honour Mrs. […]

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Second Round of Winners Announced for the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Photography Contest

June 19, 2013 The St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC) program at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) banded together with the Friends of the Robert Moses State Park (RMSP) Nature Center this past winter to coordinate a seasonal photography contest with a St. Lawrence River theme. The purpose of this contest is to […]

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Media Advisory: City will hold flag-raising ceremony to mark National Aboriginal Day

19 June 2013 Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson will be joined by Chief Kirby Whiteduck, Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn, and Chief Gilbert Whiteduck, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, for a flag-raising ceremony to mark and recognize National Aboriginal Day. Elders Irvin Sarazin and Joe Louis Morin will preside over the opening and closing ceremonies. Date: Friday, June 21, […]

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Art Gallery of Peterborough Evening Reception

Event date: Friday, June 21, 2013, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMLocation: Art Gallery of Peterborough The Art Gallery of Peterborough is delighted to host an evening reception and exhibition catalogue launch for William Kingfisher’s new publication: “jiigbiig: at the edge where the water and the land meet” Jiigbiig is an Anishinaabe word that refers […]

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Photography Contest Launches on National Aboriginal Day

Ontario Government Celebrates First Nation, Inuit and Métis Culture June 19, 2013 Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs Steep yourself in time-honoured traditions on June 21, National Aboriginal Day. This year, explore the rich culture of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario. You can share your favourite memories of Aboriginal experiences and destinations by entering a […]

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Governor General to Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day Activities June 20, 2013 OTTAWA—In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival’s Education Day Event, on Friday, June 21, 2013, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Vincent Massey Park, in Ottawa. His Excellency will deliver […]

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Bus transportation for the Celebration of the Seal

Start Date: June 19, 2013End Date: June 21, 2013Iqaluit, NU30 sec Come and join in the annual Celebration of the Seal sponsored by the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and First Air – on June 21 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Sylvia Grinnell Park. Come dressed in sealskin for a chance […]

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2013 National Aboriginal Day Community Events

Wednesday. June 19 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Host: Stollery Children’s HospitaVUofA Hospital Location: North end of main cafeteria at UofA Hospital (toward 112 street entrance) Contact: Audrey Thomas Audrey.thomas@albertahealthservices.ca Tea & Bannock – free event Friday June 21. 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.Host: Alberta Native Friendship Centres AssociationLocation: Centennial Plaza (behind downtown library)Contact: pmanager@creatinghopesociety.caContemporary and traditional […]

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NUPGE celebrates National Aboriginal Day: June 21

“We value the partnerships we have formed over the years with Aboriginal workers and Aboriginal communities,” Clancy says. Ottawa (19 June 2013) – The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is pleased to encourage all members to join with Aboriginal Peoples and Canadians across the country in celebrating National Aboriginal Day on June […]

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National Aboriginal Day at the Mary Winspear Centre

June 21, 2013 – , Mary Winspear Centre Come to the Mary Winspear Centre on June 21st after 2pm to celebrate First People’s and Métis art. Enjoy the carving demonstration, display of local artists’ work, kids’ traditional games and sculpture dedication. Dedication of this magnificent six-foot marble sculpture of a medicine woman, entitled ‘Sky Woman”, will be the […]

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National Aboriginal Day 2013

Start: 21/06/2013 10:00 am End: 21/06/2013 2:30 pm National Aboriginal Day 2013 Friday, June 21 Batoche National Historic Site 10 a.m.  –  2:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 10 a.m. Smoking Sage Drum Group – One Arrow First Nation Opening Prayer – Elder Stewart Prosper Tribute to Elder Rose Fleury Enjoy fiddle music, jigging demonstrations, cultural arts demonstrations, author […]

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day 2013

June 14, 2013 Albertans are invited to share in traditional Aboriginal food and enjoy outstanding performances from Aboriginal dancers and singers at National Aboriginal Day events taking place across the province in June. On Tuesday, June 18, Alberta helps kick off National Aboriginal Day with a noon hour celebration at Edmonton City Centre (100 St. & 102 […]

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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

June 13, 2013 On Friday, June 21, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump offers a full day of activities to mark National Aboriginal Day. Visitors can sample delicious Blackfoot delicacies, enjoy superb First Nations performers and take guided tours of the interpretive centre, available throughout the day. A shuttle service will take visitors from the parking lot to the buffalo […]

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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day and Welcome the Summer Solstice at PAMA

For Immediate Release:June 13, 2013 BRAMPTON, ON. (June 13, 2013) – Kick off the summer with two special events at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA). Welcome the summer solstice on June 21 from 6-10 p.m. with free performances by Fire Juggler Terrence Drake and an outdoor summer solstice mural. The festivities continue on […]

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PAMA celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is marking National Aboriginal Day, which falls on June 21, with a festival two days later featuring traditional First Nations storytellers, beading demonstrations and hands-on activities. The June 23 festivities run from 1-5 p.m. at PAMA, located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. National Aboriginal Day activities […]

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National Aboriginal Day Events – June 21, 2013

13 Jun ’13 National Aboriginal Day events Chetwynd/Dawson CreekJune 21—National Aboriginal Day!Chetwynd and Dawson Creek HospitalsDisplay boards, tables and bannockCall Yvonne 250.788.7224 Comox/CourtenayJune 21—National Aboriginal Day Celebration3:00 pm to 7:00 pm3310 Comox Road, CourtenayContact Ramona Johnson 250.339.7702 CrestonJune 21—National Aboriginal Day at Lower Kootenay10:00 am to 2:00 pmLower Kootenay Band, 830 Simon Road, CrestonContact Linda […]

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National Aboriginal Day events to date

Date:   June 21, 2013 June 21- National Aboriginal Day! – Display boards & tables & bannock.Chetwynd & Dawson Creek Hospitals. Call Yvonne 250.788.7224 June 21- National Aboriginal Day Celebrations-Moberly Lake Elem., call 250.788.2574 June 21- National Aboriginal Day Celebrations- Fort St John Friendship Centre, call 250.785.8566 June 21-National Aboriginal Day Celebration- Nawican Friendship Centre, Dawson […]

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Arts Fund supports community engagement in the arts

FOR RELEASE #13-157 June 18, 2013 WHITEHORSE—Eleven arts organizations will share more than $102,000 from the Arts Fund in support of artistic development, cultural diversity and community participation.  “The Arts Fund supports events and projects that foster cultural connections and community development through participation in the arts,” Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon said. “This group […]

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New Heritage Minute Launch Marks National Aboriginal Month!

Unsung hero is recognized in the Battle of Queenston Heights Ohsweken – June 12, 2013 – The Historica-Dominion Institute joins Aboriginal leaders, educators and members of the community to celebrate its second new Heritage Minute in nearly a decade at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, ON. The story of John Norton and the Grand River warriors at the […]

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National Aboriginal Day

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission18 June 2013 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued by Randy Dickinson, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, to mark National Aboriginal Day: National Aboriginal Day was established to recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. June […]

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City Archives showcases Samuel de Champlain’s 400-year-old voyage

17 June 2013 Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson officially opened the Ottawa’s First Tourist? exhibit today at City of Ottawa Archives in commemoration of Samuel de Champlain’s 1613 voyage. City Archives partnered with the Kitigin Zibi, the Anishinabeg, the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation and the Museoparc Vanier to offer this exhibit marking the 400th anniversary of de Champlain’s […]

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Battle of York spectacularly staged at Fort York’s War of 1812 Festival

June 17, 2013 Fort York National Historic Site once again became a theatre of war this past weekend with muskets, marching and cannon fire at the free War of 1812 Festival. More than 6,000 people witnessed Toronto’s most traumatic and historic battle, restaged in three stirring sequences. Over 250 re-enactors, collectively called the Re-Enactment Regiments […]

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Call Issued for First Nations’ Art Submissions for Annual Awards

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 17, 2013 – A call was issued today for the seventh annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations’ Art. The deadline for submissions is July 10, 2013. The award, administered by the BC Achievement Foundation and generously sponsored by Polygon, provides four awards valued at $2,500 each. This year, for […]

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‘Our kids deserve the right to their culture’: Hare

TORONTO, June 17, 2013 – Anishinabek Nation leaders have told provincial government officials that their children in care deserve the right to their culture. “We need to leave here today with long and short term goals in place,” said Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare, part of a delegation who met with Teresa Piruzza, Minister […]

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