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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 […]

by mmnationtalk on June 19, 2013765 Views

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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 […]

by mmnationtalk on June 19, 2013434 Views

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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 […]

by mmnationtalk on June 19, 2013409 Views

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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 […]

by mmnationtalk on June 19, 2013431 Views

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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 […]

by mmnationtalk on June 19, 2013556 Views

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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 […]

by mmnationtalk on June 19, 2013387 Views

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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 […]

by mmnationtalk on June 19, 2013644 Views

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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 […]

by mmnationtalk on June 19, 2013814 Views

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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 […]

by aanationtalk on June 19, 2013492 Views

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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 […]

by aanationtalk on June 18, 2013416 Views

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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 […]

by aanationtalk on June 18, 2013372 Views

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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 […]

by aanationtalk on June 18, 2013444 Views

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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 […]

by aanationtalk on June 17, 2013495 Views

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The Moving Gallery: Beyond Survival

This piece of visual poetry is a brand new interpretation of a work previously created. “The Moving Gallery: Beyond Survival” looks to discuss the topic of residential schools from the point of impact, rather than it’s place of creation. By looking through the eyes of the youth, who themselves never attended residential schools, a viewpoint […]

by aanationtalk on June 17, 2013678 Views

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Northwestel Invites Northern Artists to Enter Competition

June 11, 2013 Northern artists are encouraged to search through their portfolios and choose pieces to enter in Northwestel’s annual directory cover art competition. The deadline to submit entries for this year’s competition is September 20th. “It’s always an exciting time of year when the entries for the competition start coming in,” said Paul Flaherty, […]

by aanationtalk on June 17, 2013351 Views

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Open Hearth Park unveiled as name of new Sydney park

For immediate release SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, June 14, 2013 – Canadians have spoken. With twice as many votes as any other finalist, Cape Bretoners and friends and family from across the country have chosen Open Hearth Park as the name of the new park taking shape on the site of the former tar ponds in the heart […]

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Shearwater and Bella Bella to host a celebration of history on BC’s Central Coast

June 11th, 2013 – On Saturday, July 6th, there will be two separate events taking place in Shearwater, BC recognizing the history of the region. There will be a World War II cenotaph dedication ceremony followed by a mural unveiling entitled “Bella Bella –United in History,” celebrating the founding of Bella Bella. The first event […]

by aanationtalk on June 14, 2013496 Views

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Community invited to attend War of 1812 unveiling ceremony on National Aboriginal day

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK), on behalf of Mohawk Legion Branch 219, is inviting the community to attend a special ceremony to commemorate Kahnawà:ke’s role in the War of 1812. Specifically, a monument that includes the names of Kahnawà:ke warriors who took part in the Battle of Chateauguay will be unveiled. The event will take place […]

by mmnationtalk on June 13, 2013728 Views

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Passing of Kawawachikamach Naskapi Chief, Isaac Pien

WENDAKE, QC, June 13, 2013 – Gathered in assembly, the Chiefs of the AFNQL wanted to underline the recent passing of one of their colleagues, the Chief of the Naskapi Nation, Isaac Pien. Several Chiefs wanted to acknowledge the life of a great hunter, a man who has always shown the greatest respect for the […]

by aanationtalk on June 13, 2013556 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Growing up in Cities (Canada) – Beneath the Surface: Native Roots in the City (Redwire)

Credit: Doug Ragan Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010 This video was created by Redwire Native Youth Media as part of the Growing Up in Cities (Canada). The video was focused on the challenges faced by urban aboriginal youth, and the solutions youth themselves are finding to those challenges. Growing Up in Cities (Canada) is part […]

by mmnationtalk on June 12, 2013525 Views

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Basil Johnston receives 2013 Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award

Toronto, June 12, 2013 – Elder, writer and scholar Basil Johnston is the 2013 recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award. The $7,500 prize will be presented to Mr. Johnston at a special event on June 21, 2013 at Georgian College’s Aboriginal Resource Centre in Barrie.  Created in 2012, the Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award celebrates the work of Aboriginal artists and arts […]

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Huron-Wendat Day honours Toronto’s First Nation history

June 11, 2013 In celebration of Huron-Wendat Day on June 15, the City of Toronto and Heritage Toronto are hosting representatives from the Huron-Wendat Nation at a plaque presentation and commemorative trail-naming ceremony to honour the long history of the Huron-Wendat Nation in Toronto. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 11 […]

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Redsky ~ INSIGNIA

As old as humanity itself and native to every corner of the world, sign language predates speech, and its basic gestures are remarkably consistent among cultures. Americans Plains Indians are among the best sign talkers of all time. What if there could be world-speech which would overstep all linguistic barriers, and why is sign language […]

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Banff National Aboriginal Day

Friday, June 21, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Shaw Amphitheatre Free The public is invited to participate in National Aboriginal Day events taking place at the Shaw Amphitheatre at The Banff Centre in collaboration with Exshaw School. Stoney Nakoda Elders Gerald Powderface and Gilbert Francis, with renowned Morley artist Rolland Rollinmud, will lead a […]

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Ontario Heritage Trust calls for nominations to recognition programs

TORONTO, June 12, 2013 – The Ontario Heritage Trust is seeking nominations to its annual recognition programs celebrating contributions to heritage conservation. The nomination deadline for all programs is September 30. Through the Trust’s recognition programs, heritage volunteers and communities are applauded for outstanding achievements in preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage. The Young Heritage Leaders program recognizes volunteers […]

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The Redpath Waterfront Festival: All the Best on Land and Water

Tall Ships® Entire Fleet, Wharf at York Interactive History and After-Dark Water Show TORONTO, ONTARIO – June 11, 2013 – Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Celebrate the start of summer in Toronto, with a visit to the Redpath Waterfront Festival, June 20-23, to welcome the Tall Ships® fleet to Toronto and […]

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CUAG hosts Conversation on Contemporary Indigenous Art with Rebecca Belmore

Carleton University Art Gallery, Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation with Rebecca Belmore (Winnipeg), Ursula Johnson (Cape Breton), Melody McKiver (Ottawa), and Heather Anderson (CUAG) in conjunction with the exhibition Rebecca Belmore | What Is Said and What Is Done. Rebecca Belmore is renowned for powerful works in performance, sculpture, photography, and video that […]

by aanationtalk on June 11, 2013529 Views

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Minister Moore Announces New Programs to Support Canada’s History

GATINEAU, June 11, 2013 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today introduced a series of new measures to help promote Canadian history, including the first ever Government of Canada History Awards. “Canadians want to know more about our history, and these new measures will make our history more accessible […]

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Featured Video of the Day: The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre

Credit: AANDCanada Published on Feb 14, 2013 Serving the largest urban Inuit population in Canada, the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre provides education programming with additional cultural content. Children who attend the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre not only follow the same curriculum as any other child in Ontario, but they also get the added benefit of […]

by mmnationtalk on June 10, 2013940 Views

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Summer Music in the Garden 2013 Presented by TD Bank Group

18 superb music concerts performed in a beautiful waterfront setting TORONTO, ON (June 10, 2013) – Summer Music in the Garden 2013, presented by TD Bank Group, returns for its 13th season, scheduled most Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings,  beginning Sunday, June 30, through to Sunday, September 15.  The popular series of 18 music concerts is performed by talented musicians, set in […]

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Toronto Fringe Festival featuring Métis playwright

June 07, 2013 Jessica Lea Fleming is a writer, actor, improviser, producer and a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen. Her most recent playBlue Moon Girls, which she not only wrote and produced but is also performing in, will be featured during the Toronto Fringe Festival from July 5-13. Fleming grew up in historic Penetanguishene, […]

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Celebrating Tourism Week in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (June 10, 2013) – National Tourism Week in Canada is June 10-16, 2013 and events to celebrate the week and highlight the economic opportunities tourism brings to the territory are being held across the Northwest Territories. “Tourism is a vital industry and has the potential to drive economic growth in every region of the NWT,” […]

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Member of Parliament James Bezan Announces Support for the Riverton and District Friendship Centre

RIVERTON, Manitoba, June 10, 2013 – James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk–Interlake), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the Riverton and District Friendship Centre for Oji-Cree and Saulteaux language classes. “Communities are best placed to develop the activities needed to take on the […]

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Prehistory, pre-confederation and modern day Canada all find a home on the Royal Canadian Mint’s new collector coins

Ottawa, Ontario, June 7, 2013 – The Royal Canadian Mint is opening new windows on Canada’ rich history, culture and symbols with new collector coins whose themes span the dawn of time to the present.  That lengthy story is told through coins such as the first in a fine silver series  depicting prehistoric creatures discovered in […]

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National Aboriginal Day Celebrations

If you’re in Ottawa for National Aboriginal Day, check out Summer Solstice 2013, a collaboration by National Aboriginal Organizations in the National Capital Region. Mainstage performers include Lucie Idlout, Holly McNarland, Joanne Shenandoah and Murray Porter. Hosted by the Native Women’s Association, this year’s event will feature the launch of the Faceless Dolls exhibit made […]

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June is National Aboriginal History Month

2013-06-05  The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto has compiled a list of great events to check out in the month of June. Click the link to see all the great things you and your family can do!   NT4

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New Exhibit Tells Story of the Search For the Northwest Passage

Communities, Culture and HeritageJune 6, 2013 Nova Scotians will get the chance to learn about the treacherous search in the Canadian Arctic for the Northwest Passage that began 400 years ago.  Echoes in the Ice: History, Mystery and Frozen Corpses, produced by Gone West Productions Ltd., in partnership with the Canada Science and Technology Museum, […]

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Report: KAIROS at the Quebec national event of the TRC

June 5, 2013 KAIROS was honoured to be part of the Quebec national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commisison in Montreal this April, and to welcome our Filipina and Indigenous partner Vernie Yocogan Diano as part of this time of listening and learning. She celebrated Cordillera Day with the Filipino community in Montreal by […]

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Featured Video of the Day: Stories In The Stone (Crowfeather)

Credit: danielcrowfeather Published on Feb 26, 2013 This song is about the amazing history of Mi’kmaq presence in Kejimkujik National park in Nova Scotia, Canada. Specifically, it speaks of the many images carved in the soft slate along the shores of Kejimkujik Lake, and the stories that these images tell. Going to see these petroglyphs […]

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Saving indigenous languages among newly funded projects

June 5, 2013 Simon Fraser UniversityPublic Affairs/Media Relations (PAMR)778.782.3210    www.sfu.ca/pamr Contact: Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.9017; Marianne_Meadahl@sfu.ca Saving indigenous languages among newly funded projects Simon Fraser University researcher Marianne Ignace is leading a new initiative aimed at saving the region’s indigenous languages and the heritage they help preserve. A $2.5 million Partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research […]

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Experience Aboriginal History Month at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

June 04, 2013 Experience the cultures of Canada’s First Peoples during National Aboriginal History Month at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Make June your month to connect with the songs and stories, history and present day of the Peoples who have inhabited this land for thousands of years.  Admire the Museum’s organic design created by renowned […]

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