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Mr. Ed Komarnicki will deliver welcoming remarks and participate in a signing ceremony at the Gabriel Dumont Institute 30th Anniversary Culture Conference

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mr. Ed Komarnicki, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, will deliver welcoming remarks and participate in a signing ceremony at the Gabriel Dumont Institute 30th Anniversary Culture Conference.

Mr. Komarnicki will be available for a photo op and to answer questions from the media following the address.

by NationTalk on November 18, 2010681 Views

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Thunderbird Aboriginal Arts, Culture and Entrepreneur Centre

Apji Gwenaajwang “very beautiful things”

A Holiday Show and Sale of Fine Arts, Crafts and Fashions by Aboriginal Artists at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Toronto, Nov. 17 – The Thunderbird Aboriginal Arts, Culture and Entrepreneur Centre (Thunderbird) has gathered together a number of exceptional Aboriginal artists, crafts people and fashion designers for a holiday show and sale at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

by NationTalk on November 17, 20101292 Views

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The Portrait Gallery of Canada Celebrates the Year of the Metis Nation in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 16, 2010 — Today, Library and Archives Canada, in collaboration with The Forks, has officially launched the Portraits in the Street: Year of the Métis Nation installation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Developed by the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada, this outdoor installation commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Northwest Resistance and the hanging of Métis leader Louis Riel.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2010569 Views

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Honouring Métis Culture, Language and Heritage

November 16, 2010

McGuinty Government Marks Louis Riel Day

Ontario is honouring the memory of Louis Riel and the lasting contributions he made to the province’s Métis community 125 years ago.

A special commemoration ceremony was held today with the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Métis community at the Northwest Rebellion Memorial in Queen’s Park to pay tribute to Louis Riel.

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Government of Canada Investment Brings Exhibition by Aboriginal Artist Bob Boyer to Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia – Nov. 15, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament (Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo), today announced funding for the Kamloops Art Gallery.

This funding will assist the Gallery in hosting the travelling exhibition “Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work” from January 15 to March 13, 2011. The exhibit is the first major retrospective of Métis artist Bob Boyer, a renowned artist, art historian, curator, and educator, whose works have been shown at the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. In addition to his national and international acclaim, Bob Boyer was also a groundbreaking curator who worked at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina to highlight the achievements of historical and contemporary Aboriginal artists.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010591 Views

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Third World Canada Ottawa Premiere

Premiere Information

Assembly of First Nations presents:

3rd World Canada Nov. 30th, 2010

Ottawa Premiere event at the National Arts Centre

Panel discussion: 8:30 P.M.

Screening time: 7:30 PM

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010579 Views

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Government of Canada Supports the Three Peoples at the Crossroads Event

Tignish, Prince Edward Island, November 15, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament (Egmont), today announced funding for the West Prince Heritage Complex Association.

The funding will help the Association present Three Peoples at the Crossroads. This event will celebrate the contributions of the Mi’kmaq, Acadian, and Irish peoples to the founding and development of Tignish, a small community in northwestern Prince Edward Island. Activities will include music and dance performances and a play, representing the culture and heritage of the three founding peoples of Tignish. Celebrations will be ongoing from March to December 2011.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010567 Views

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Media Advisory/Launch of Library and Archives Canada’s Portraits in the Street: Year of the Metis Nation

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Nov. 12, 2010 – Library and Archives Canada invites members of the media to a curatorial tour of its installation Portraits in the Street: Year of the Métis Nation next Tuesday.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010582 Views

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What’s New at KLU’SKAP Native Art Gallery

11/12/2010

The week of November 1st to November 7th 2010 was a very exciting time for the KLU’SKAP Native Art Gallery with the grand opening of our latest featured artist Alan Syliboy of the Mik’Maq First Nations, on November the 4th, 2010.

The opening night for this very special six week exhibition was a huge success, with over 200 people in attendance.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20101193 Views

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Vancouver Designated a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011

Vancouver, November 12, 2010 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, accompanied by His Worship Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, today announced that Vancouver has been designated a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011. The other two cities to receive this title are Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and Lévis, Quebec.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010702 Views

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Minister Duncan and Parliamentary Secretary Glover Unveil Commemorative Medallion to Celebrate 2010 as Year of the Métis

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (November 14, 2010) – The junction of two rivers, in the heart of Winnipeg, was the site today of a special commemoration ceremony for Canada’s Métis. The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface and the Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Duncan, joined Métis leaders at the Forks to pay tribute to 2010: the Year of the Métis.

by NationTalk on November 14, 2010754 Views

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Cultural Industries Training Fund reinstated

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November 12, 2010

Whitehorse – The Cultural Industries Training Fund (CITF) has been reinstated, Education Minister Patrick Rouble announced today.

The CITF was established in 1999 to support training in the cultural sector to allow for employment opportunities and to make cultural industry entrepreneurs and businesses more competitive. The fund has always been governed by representatives from various cultural industry sectors and administered from within the cultural community.

by NationTalk on November 12, 2010842 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Nov. 12, 2010 – Please be advised that the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Parliamentary Secretary Shelley Glover will be joined by Métis leaders for a special ceremony and commemoration for Year of the Métis.

by NationTalk on November 12, 2010704 Views

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Charlottetown Designated a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011

Charlottetown, November 12, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament (Egmont), and Clifford J. Lee, Mayor of Charlottetown, today announced that Charlottetown has been designated a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011. The other two cities to receive this title are Vancouver, British Columbia, and Lévis, Quebec.

by NationTalk on November 12, 2010558 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in the Oshawa and Durham Metis Council

Oshawa, Ontario – Nov. 10, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament (Oshawa), today announced funding to the Oshawa and Durham Métis Council for three projects—the Métis Dance Project, the Métis Fiddle Project, and the Voyageur Canoe Project—that will provide Aboriginal young people with opportunities to learn about Métis culture.

by NationTalk on November 11, 2010720 Views

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Louis Riel event to look at what has been learned over last 125 years

For Immediate Release November 10, 2010
Media Advisory

To commemorate Louis Riel Day and discuss the accomplishments of the Métis community over the past 125 years, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Métis Nation of Ontario are holding a panel discussion and reception on November 16 at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.

Earlier this year, the Ontario legislature proclaimed 2010 as the ‘Year of the Métis.’ Panellists will talk about what this declaration means to the Métis community, particularly within the context of Métis history, identity and Crown-Métis relations today.

by NationTalk on November 10, 2010671 Views

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Province Supports East-Side Tourism Initiatives

November 9, 2010

The Eastside Tourism Investment Program (EASTIP) will assist business-tourism development in the eastern region of Manitoba, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino announced today.

“Manitoba’s eastern boreal forest offers tremendous global tourism potential. We are pleased to support the First Nation-led effort to establish a world-class destination by providing assistance to entrepreneurs as they work to develop this potential in advance of a bid for UNESCO World Heritage status,” said Marcelino. “Through this new program and many other worthwhile initiatives, government is demonstrating its commitment to the continued growth of Manitoba’s tourism industry.”

by NationTalk on November 9, 2010772 Views

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National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art forge a new partnership

Ottawa/Toronto – November 9, 2010

Exhibition of works by nationally and internationally renowned artists Kim Adams, Geoffrey Farmer and Thomas Demand inaugurate this landmark agreement.

Thanks to an innovative new partnership between the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto residents and visitors can now view some of the most significant works from the NGC’s contemporary art collection, without having to leave the metropolitan area.

by NationTalk on November 9, 2010817 Views

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Canadian Biennial

It Is What It Is:
Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art

An inaugural exhibition that explores the fascinating world
of contemporary Canadian art at the National Gallery of Canada

On view from November 5, 2010 to April 24, 2011

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Ottawa, Nov. 4 – More than 80 of the most innovative and ambitious works created by artists across Canada are highlighted in the National Gallery of Canada’s (NGC) inaugural Canadian Biennial exhibition It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art. Reflecting the depth and diversity of contemporary Canadian art, these works are drawn from acquisitions made over the past two years for the NGC’s collections of Indigenous and Contemporary art as well as for the Canadian Museum of Canadian Contemporary Photography (CMCP). Together they reveal the unique ways contemporary Canadian artists are tackling the state of the world through their art, and how they are selecting interdisciplinary modes of expression that explode traditional categories, materials and genres. Supported by the RBC Foundation, this exhibition is on view until April 24, 2011.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010755 Views

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Amazing Family Sundays: Photography Exhibit and Book Launch by René Fumoleau

R(16)535 – Thursday, November 04, 2010

Amazing Family Sundays returns to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre this Sunday, November 7, with the opening of the René Fumoleau exhibit, Seasons of Beauty. The exhibit will be on display until May 2011.

The display parallels the launch of Rene’s new photo book: Way Down North: Dene Life – Dene Land, in which he captures the changing seasons and changing times of Denendeh – the land of the people. Way Down North is a celebration of beauty, highlighting a selection of the thousands of photos René took while living and learning among the Dene.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010586 Views

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Moonstone Creation Gallery presents a group show of contemporary Native artists

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Cree Artist Yvonne Jobin is proud to present a group show of contemporary Native artists at her Moonstone Creation Gallery in Inglewood. Painters, sculptors, and even an animator will be featured in a show of exemplary work that also features Jobin’s exquisite beadwork. The show that runs from November 5th until December 31.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010795 Views

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New Book Examines Inspirations of Canada’s Most Treasured Aboriginal Painter

Book Launch and Final Chance to See Private Collection of Norval Morrisseau Paintings in Elmwood Spa

Toronto, Ontario – Nov. 3, 2010 – The inspirations that motivated Canada’s most treasured aboriginal painter, Norval Morrisseau, have now been compiled into one book for the very first time. Westerkirk Works of Art is pleased to invite the public to attend the book launch on November 10, 2010 for Copper Thunderbird: The Art of Norval Morrisseau, written by curator Jessica Wilson, with essay by Barry Douglas Ace, former chief curator and acting chief of the Indian and Inuit Art Centre at the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Ojibway scholar, writer and storyteller Basil H. Johnston will talk about his experiences with the artist, and their collaboration in 1999.

by NationTalk on November 3, 2010743 Views

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MTS proud to sponsor festival that’s bringing people together to celebrate Aboriginal culture

Company to provide the communications solutions for 2010 Manito Ahbee Festival, featuring one of the largest powwows in North America

Stock Symbol: MBT

Winnipeg, Nov. 2 – MTS is proud to announce its sponsorship of Manito Ahbee: Bringing People Together, taking place November 3 to 7, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Manito Ahbee Festival, featuring the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, will receive communications support, including wireless devices and services, from MTS.

by NationTalk on November 3, 2010631 Views

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Aboriginal Arts Development Awards 2010/2011 – Expanded Call for Proposals

Aboriginal Arts Development Awards 2010/2011
Expanded Call for Proposals

To increase support to underserved regions and artistic practices, a second deadline has been added this year for the newest AADA funding programs: Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations and Aboriginal Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships.

by NationTalk on October 29, 2010750 Views

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Klu’skap Art Gallery – First Exhibition Announced Today!!

November 2010 at Klu’skap art gallery!!

We will be presenting a retrospective exhibition of Mr. Alan Syliboy!!! Great ambassador for the Mi’kmaq culture and all First Nations!! Mr Syliboy’s talent already shines around the world !!

This is with great honor and respect that we will present samples of both older and newer work from Alan Sylkiboy…and much, much more!

by NationTalk on October 28, 2010869 Views

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Media Advisory/Photo Op – Dawn Ceremony to Open Whales / Tohora at the Ontario Science Centre

Toronto, Oct. 27 – Media are invited to attend a traditional Maori dawn ceremony led by Maori Elders from New Zealand and a Canadian First Nations representative to bless the exhibition Whales / Tohora. This exhibition features intriguing objects and interactive science from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The Maori Elders will lead the way into the exhibition, stopping to recite traditional prayers. The delegations will then hear whaikorero (speeches) from the Elders, which will weave together the past, present and future. When the speeches are over, the ritual of hongi (pressing noses) and shaking hands will take place, and the ceremony will conclude with the sharing of food.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010647 Views

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Manitoba Theatre Centre Receives Royal Designation from Queen

October 26, 2010

Queen Elizabeth has given permission for the Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC) to use the royal designation, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

“On behalf of Manitobans, I would like to congratulate the Manitoba Theatre Centre on being given a royal designation from Queen Elizabeth,” said Selinger. “The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is a mainstay in our province’s cultural life, providing us with a rich and diverse array of theatre. It has also solidified its reputation for artistic excellence and for being a well-managed organization.”

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010605 Views

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Sissons/Morrow Carvings at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

R(16)523 – Monday, October 25, 2010

Yellowknife (October 25, 2010) – In honour of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Sissons/Morrow carving collection is on public display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife.

“The carvings depict important parts of our legal and cultural history,” said the Minister of Justice and Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty. “The exhibit shows the development of our justice system throughout its early days. The majority of the cases shown in the collection involve Aboriginal traditions and justice.”

by NationTalk on October 25, 2010565 Views

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First Nations’ Artists Honoured

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Oct. 22, 2010

Office of the Premier
BC Achievement Foundation

Vancouver – The six recipients of the fourth annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations ‘Art were honoured today by Premier Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.

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Carl Beam – At The National Gallery of Canada – October 21, 2010 to January 16, 2011

An exhibition bringing together masterpieces from the artist who has been a vital force in contemporary art in Canada

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Ottawa, Oct. 21 – Carl Beam was a vital force in contemporary art in Canada. At the vanguard of a new and assertive First Nations art discourse, his art builds intellectual and philosophical bridges between cultures. His powerful works explore the space between Indigenous and other cultural views of our collective “place” within the universe/cosmos. Personal, even self-referential, his work also shows his awareness of communal and global concerns. Until January 16, 2011, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) presents Carl Beam, an exhibition bringing together fifty of the most outstanding works of this contemporary Canadian artist of Anishinaabe descent who passed away in 2005, including five pieces acquired this year by the Gallery. For more information, visit the exhibition website at www.gallery.ca/beam.

by NationTalk on October 22, 20101200 Views

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Canada Council for the Arts releases five year strategic plan

Toronto, October 20, 2010 – The Canada Council for the Arts outlined today its priorities for the next five years with the release of Strengthening Connections: Strategic Plan 2011-16.

“This plan continues the vision and strategic directions of the Council’s 2008-11 Plan while expanding its focus to better reflect changes in the broader environment,” noted Robert Sirman, Director and CEO. “The plan responds to what we heard during a broad consultation process and highlights how we bring value to our constituents and stakeholders.”

by NationTalk on October 21, 2010650 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Mayatlan’s Wila Culture and Language Group

Port Hardy, British Columbia, October 21, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North), today announced funding to the Mayatlan’s Wila Culture and Language Group for their Kwak’wala Digital Language Project.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2010782 Views

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La Nostalgia Remix – Sat October 23 at 8 pm

Performance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and James Luna
Presented by Red Sky Performance and Toronto Free Gallery
Co-presented by 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

Since the early 1990s, conceptual artist James Luna and performance artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña have worked on an ongoing project titled The Shame-man meets El Mexican’t, in which they challenge assumptions and lazy thinking about ethnicity and culture in our society with a strong dose of melancholic humour and sharp-edged conceptualism. By using performance, writing, photography and video, the artists have remained flexible and relevant to our shifting culture.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2010619 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Preservation of the Blackfoot Language

Calgary, October 18, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced funding for the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) for its Blackfoot Language Introduction Project.

by NationTalk on October 18, 2010939 Views

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Northern Superior Chiefs to develop consultation protocol

UOI Offices, Fort William First Nation, Oct. 14 – Anishinabek Nation leadership in Northern Superior Region say that there has been no consultation with First Nations in the excavation of thousands of 9,000 year-old artifacts being shipped to Lakehead University and have plans to develop a consultation and accommodation protocol.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2010601 Views

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Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Shelly Glover Makes Announcement About Native Women’s Transition Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Oct. 13, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Saint Boniface), will make an announcement Thursday about the Native Women’s Transition Centre.

by NationTalk on October 13, 2010618 Views

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Archives of Manitoba Offer Free Guided Tours of New Map Exhibit

October 12, 2010

Free guided tours of a new exhibit of historic and rare Manitoba maps at the Archives of Manitoba are being offered during noon hours in October, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino announced today.

“Maps are more than just pieces of paper. They are also a window to history, showing us how people saw our province hundreds of years ago,” said Marcelino. “This exhibit features reproductions of rare maps that lead us on a journey through Manitoba’s past, maps that have described transportation routes, planned our communities and defined the boundaries of this province.”

by NationTalk on October 12, 2010754 Views

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Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Opens Kidstage Series

For Immediate Release
Oct. 7, 2010

Family Friendly Programming Returns To The Grand Theatre
The Grand Theatre presents its third season of family-friendly programming with the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre in A Story Before Time on Sunday, October 17, at 2:30 p.m.

by NationTalk on October 12, 2010591 Views

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Towards Forever… an Indigenous Art Historical Worldview

Steven Loft, curator, theorist, writer, and National Visiting Trudeau Fellow at Ryerson, will present his inaugural lecture on Thursday, October 28.

Loft’s lecture will address how, as we develop a new approach to art history from the perspective of indigenous cultures, we must create radical, critical and culturally dynamic dialogue about indigenous cultural sovereignty.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2010702 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Indian Brook Powwow Committee

Indian Brook First Nation, Nova Scotia, October 7, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Member of Parliament (Central Nova) and Minister of National Defence, today announced funding for the Indian Brook Powwow Committee.

Funding will enable this cultural development group to present the fourth annual Indian Brook “Mawio’mi” or “Gathering” on the Indian Brook First Nation Reserve from October 16 to 18.

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Government of Canada Supports Preservation of the Nakoda Language

Morley, Alberta, October 5, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Blake Richards, Member of Parliament (Wild Rose), today announced funding for the Rocky Mountain Nakoda Centre for Language and Culture Preservation for its Rocky Mountain Nakoda Website Project.

by NationTalk on October 6, 2010735 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), on the Occasion of an Inuit Art Exhibition in Delhi, India

Delhi, India – Oct. 4, 2010 – Sport and culture are inextricably linked, and as the nations of the Commonwealth gather to celebrate and compete in the nineteenth edition of the Commonwealth Games, sport and culture have been brought together here in Delhi. Through a partnership between the National Gallery of Canada and the National Museum of India, an exhibition of major works of Inuit art is taking place in India for the first time ever.

by NationTalk on October 5, 2010703 Views

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Treaty Day Highlights Key Milestones Over Past Year

Aboriginal Affairs
October 1, 2010

NOTE: A social media version of this release, with high-res downloadable photos, is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2010-09-30-Treaty . More photos, audio and video clips will be added later today, Oct. 1.

The relationship between the Mi’kmaq and the province is growing every day and continues to show positive results in a number of areas, Premier Darrell Dexter said today, Oct. 1.

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Minister Duncan participates in Mi’kmaq Treaty Day celebrations in Nova Scotia

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Halifax, Nova Scotia (October 1, 2010) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians joined hundreds of participants in the celebration of Treaty Day in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 1, 2010.

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Nova Scotia Recognized for Tourism Excellence

Premier’s OfficeOctober 1, 2010

NOTE: A list of award nominees follows this release.

A record nine Nova Scotia nominations are finalists for the 2010 National Awards for Tourism Excellence.

Premier Darrell Dexter extended his congratulations to those short-listed for the prestigious awards.

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Culture Days fever takes over 700 cities and towns – hundreds of thousands celebrate first annual Canada-wide event

2011 dates announced: September 30 – October 2

Toronto, Oct 1 – For three days, hundreds of thousands of Canadians in every province and territory celebrated arts and culture in their communities during the first annual edition of Culture Days, a free, grassroots, Canada-wide event designed to inspire and catalyze greater public participation in arts and culture.

by NationTalk on October 1, 2010685 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Sept. 30, 2010 – Please be advised that the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, will be in Halifax celebrating and participating in Treaty Day events.

Following Treaty Day events, Minister Duncan along with leaders from the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APC) and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) will make an important announcement.

by NationTalk on October 1, 2010662 Views

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Provincial plaque commemorates Royal Navy Depot Holland Landing from War of 1812

September 30, 2010
For immediate release

Sharon – Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Town of East Gwillimbury unveiled a provincial plaque to commemorate Holland’s Landing Depot – a former Royal Navy depot constructed during the War of 1812.

“Due to its strategic location, the Holland’s Landing Depot contributed to the success of the British and Canadians and their Aboriginal allies in the region of the Upper Great Lakes during the War of 1812,” said Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust. “I’m pleased to see it commemorated for the important role it played in the defence of Upper Canada at the time and thus, for its place in the history of Ontario.”

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Birch Bark Canoe Project at Maritime Museum for Mi’kmaq History Month

Tourism, Culture and Heritage
September 30, 2010

People have a chance to see tradition come to life as a seventh-generation Mi’kmaq elder will build a 17-foot birch bark canoe at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in October.

Todd Labrador, from the Kejimkujik area, begins building the traditional canoe, used for ocean travel, today, Sept. 30, in the museum’s Small Craft Gallery. He will have a regular work schedule during museum hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

by NationTalk on September 30, 20101130 Views

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Canada Council invests $158 million in arts funding

Ottawa, September 29, 2010 – The Canada Council for the Arts awarded over $158 million in grants, payments, fellowships and prizes last year, it announced today in its 2009-10 Annual Report. The funds supported the creation, production and dissemination of art that instills a sense of identity and inspiration for Canadians.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2010952 Views

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