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Arts & Heritage Awards Nominees Celebrated

December 13, 2012 – The achievements and contributions of several local artists, cultural organizations and businesses were celebrated at the City of Thunder Bay’s Arts & Heritage Awards on Thursday evening at Magnus Theatre. Awards were presented to 10 distinguished nominees to recognize their achievements in their field or support of Thunder Bay’s cultural sector.  Nominees […]

by aanationtalk on December 18, 2012873 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Savouring the Flavours of Aboriginal Culture

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC When you eat salmon served by an Aboriginal host – whether in a contemporary restaurant setting, or prepared by traditional methods – you’re not just sampling a British Columbia delicacy, but also partaking of something that’s been profoundly significant to the survival of the province’s First Nations since time immemorial. For […]

by mmnationtalk on December 17, 20121397 Views

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YWCA Canada is mobilizing young women to Think Big/Start Small

Toronto, Dec. 17, 2012 – Today, YWCA Canada launches Y Act Up, a civic engagement and leadership program for young women between 16 and 29 years of age.  Funded by Canadian Heritage under the Youth Take Charge program, Y Act Up provides young women with opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, and become agents of change while improving their connection to their […]

by mmnationtalk on December 17, 2012671 Views

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Arctic Inspiration Prize Recipients

For Immediate Release Arctic Inspiration Prize Recipients Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 14, 2012) – Three Nunavut-based projects are among the first recipients of the Arctic Inspiration Prize. The Arctic Food Network, the Nunavut Literacy Council and a group of elders writing a book on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit were awarded the honour at the 8th ArcticNet Annual Scientific […]

by mmnationtalk on December 17, 20121895 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Land of Our Ancestors

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC The ideas of environmental stewardship and sustainable resource management are certainly not new or radical concepts for British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples. Long before Europeans even dreamed of traveling to North America, B.C.’s First Nations already had a deep spiritual connection to the land – considering themselves a part of it – […]

by mmnationtalk on December 14, 20121088 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Request for Proposals

December 11th, 2012 A Community Story Workshop Model Issuing Office: Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada510 – 1 Nicholas St.Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7 T: 613-238-3977F: 613-238-1787www.pauktuutit.ca Deadline for submissions: December 18, 2012 A Community Story Workshop Model – Request for Proposal NT4

by aanationtalk on December 11, 2012496 Views

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Southern First Nations Secretariat – Sharing Tecumseh’s Vision of Unity, One Community at a Time

For Immediate Release December 11, 2012 Moraviantown, ON – The Southern First Nations Secretariat and London District Chiefs Council are proud to announce the beginning of the awareness campaign for the Rekindling Tecumseh’s Vision Conference scheduled for October 2013. The awareness campaign will be lead by a Traditional Messenger. Beginning Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Patricia Shawnoo, […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 20121439 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Celebrating Aboriginal Culture

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC Celebrations have always been a big part of Aboriginal culture in British Columbia. Throughout the province, you can find various rodeos, pow wows, round dances and ceremonies happening during the year that celebrate and showcase ancient traditions and colourful displays. Mike Retasket of the Secwepemc Nation shares and celebrates his culture […]

by mmnationtalk on December 10, 2012818 Views

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Canadian War Museum 1812 experience expands to include new online and travelling exhibitions

Ottawa, Dec. 10, 2012 – The Canadian War Museum will soon reach more people than ever with its popular exhibition 1812. The four perspectives in the current exhibition in Ottawa will soon be available via a virtual exhibition that launches today and a 140 square metre version that will travel to venues across Canada after […]

by aanationtalk on December 10, 2012558 Views

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Recipient – 2012 Access Equity and Human Rights Awards

Toronto, Dec. 4, 2012 – On Wednesday December 5, 2012, The City of Toronto will present the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) with the 2012 City of Toronto Aboriginal Affairs Award. The Aboriginal Affairs Award was established in 2003 to honour the volunteer contributions made by person(s) or organizations and whose efforts have made or are making a significant or ongoing contribution to […]

by aanationtalk on December 5, 2012634 Views

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National Gallery of Canada seeks nationwide participation in creating artwork

Ottawa – December 4, 2012 Twitter: #NGCsakahan  @gallerydotcaFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/nationalgallerycanadaYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ngcmedia Give your blanket, share your story, and be part of artist Marie Watt’s Blanket Stories installation The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) invites the public to help create a work of art by donating a wool or natural fibre blanket with a story to tell to artist Marie Watt. […]

by aanationtalk on December 5, 2012442 Views

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Media Invitation – A fundraising event honouring and celebrating Nunavik – Avataq rallies the business community in support of Inuit language and culture

Montreal, Dec. 4, 2012 – The Avataq Cultural Institute is inviting media representatives to its first fundraiser, tomorrow, on December 5th in Montréal. In attendance will be top Nunavik policy makers, business people and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Élizabeth Larouche. Time honoured traditions and modernity come together through performances by Elisapie Isaac, Akinesie Sivuaraapik, […]

by aanationtalk on December 5, 2012410 Views

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Outside Looking In Announces 3-year agreement with Scotiabank in support of Future Leaders Program

        Toronto, ON – December 3, 2012- Outside Looking In (OLI) and Scotiabank signed a 3-year, $75,000 agreement in support of the Future Leaders Program, an intensive mentoring and employment opportunities initiative that was piloted with unprecedented success last year.    “Scotiabank has long focused on the advancement and education of Aboriginal youth. We […]

by ecnationtalk on December 4, 20123589 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kahnawà:ke Language Summit

Credits to KahnawakeTV  A proposed Kahnawà:ke Language and Culture Summit is in the works, KTV spoke with Chera Lahache for more information. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information. WebRep   Overall rating     This site has no rating (not enough votes)    

by mmnationtalk on November 30, 2012855 Views

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Online book: Honouring Indigenous Women: Heart of Nations Vol.2

Following the success of Honouring Indigenous Women: Hearts of Nations Vol.1, published earlier this year, the Indigenous Peoples’ SolidarityMovement Ottawa (IPSMO) has now launched the second volume! Sixty-two women and men from various nations contributed to this book.Indigenous women shared their lived experiences with regards to their relationships with the land, their birth mothers, families, communities, and themselves. […]

by ecnationtalk on November 30, 20121041 Views

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The Past Meets the Future in Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta – Nov. 27, 2012 – Every six or seven months, the Art Gallery of Alberta hosts a party called Refinery. It is a late-night cabaret for Edmonton’s business and cultural communities to meet, to witness strange and unforgettable art and performances, to drink, to scheme. The Art Gallery of Alberta, designed by Randall Stout, is a […]

by aanationtalk on November 28, 2012677 Views

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Red Sky attends CAPACOA, January 23-26, 2013, Toronto, Canada

Nov 26, 2012 A four-day gathering of members and stakeholders from the national and international touring performing arts sector, with an emphasis on professional development, networking, and advocacy. The conference brings together over 200 cultural entrepreneurs and key industry stakeholders working in the national and International performing arts sector. The conference includes an exhibit hall, […]

by aanationtalk on November 27, 2012934 Views

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Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future

November 26, 2012 President Chartier participated in a Dedication Ceremony of the stained glass window held in the Centre Block of the House of Commons this morning. At the ceremony the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, were joined by […]

by aanationtalk on November 27, 2012432 Views

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Harper Government Announces New Designations of National Historical Significance in Quebec

Ottawa, Ontario, November, 27, 2012 — On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State for Agriculture, today announced the designation of six new national historic sites, persons and events in Quebec that define significant moments in […]

by aanationtalk on November 27, 2012666 Views

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Harper Government Supports French and Inuit Languages in Nunavut

Iqaluit, November 26, 2012 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canada Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, and Member of Parliament (Nunavut), announced the renewal of the Canada–Nunavut General Agreement on the Promotion […]

by aanationtalk on November 27, 2012671 Views

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Remembering the Past: Window to the Future

November 26, 2012 Stained Glass Windows designed by Métis Artist Unveiled on Parliament Hill On the morning of November 26, a ceremony was held in the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa to formally dedicate and unveil stained glass windows commemorating residential school survivors.  The installation of the windows on Parliament Hill is […]

by aanationtalk on November 26, 2012807 Views

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Harper Government Commemorates the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools through the Dedication of a Stained Glass Window in Parliament

Ref. #2-3738 Ottawa, Ontario (November 26, 2012) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today presented to the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, a stained glass window commemorating the legacy of Indian Residential Schools. This stained glass window, designed by renowned Métis artist Christi Belcourt, is permanently installed in Centre […]

by aanationtalk on November 26, 2012756 Views

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indigiFLIX Community Screening Series and the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre present Dinner and a Movie

For Immediate Release featuring “Before Tomorrow” by director Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Ivalue  indigiFLIX: FREE Dinner and a Movie NightPresented by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalDecember 5th, 2012, 7:00PMToronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre439 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON (Toronto, November 23, 2012) The indigiFLIX Community Screening Series hosts the final community screening […]

by aanationtalk on November 23, 2012656 Views

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Arts Connect – Fall 2012

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by aanationtalk on November 23, 2012524 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: War of 1812 Commemorations launch

Credits to KahnawakeTV Members of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and the Royal Canadian Legion Mohawk Branch 219 officially launch commemoration activities for the War of 1812. The activities planned for Kahnawà:ke aim to educate Kahnawa’kehró:non, particularly the Youth, on the important role that Kahnawà:ke played in the battles that took place throughout the three […]

by mmnationtalk on November 23, 20121097 Views

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Advisory Live Webcast : Dedication Ceremony of Stained Glass Window Commemorating Legacy of Indian Residential Schools

Ottawa, Ontario – Nov. 23, 2012 – On November 26, 2012, at 9:00am EST, a live webcast will broadcast the stained glass window dedication ceremony. The stained glass window in Centre Block of Parliament commemorates the legacy of former Indian Residential School students and their families, as well as the Prime Ministers historic Apology in 2008. […]

by aanationtalk on November 23, 2012986 Views

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Harper Government Designates T’äw Tà’är as National Historic Site

Ottawa, Ontario, November 23, 2012 — On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, today recognized T’äw Tà’är, a cultural landscape in the Yukon, as a national historic site of Canada. “T’äw Tà’är is a cultural landscape that illustrates the […]

by aanationtalk on November 23, 2012611 Views

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit Christmas Celebration

Saturday December 15th, 2012     10:30am to 3pm St. Joeseph’s Church,151 Laurier Avenue East – Ottawa  10:30 am Door opens for the community members 11:00 am -12:00 pm – Children’s Games/Visit from Santa 12 noon – Christmas Dinner Served 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Elders Games and Dancing 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Adult Games with fiddle playing 2:40 pm – Door prize draws […]

by aanationtalk on November 23, 2012864 Views

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B.C. promotes heritage sites through new exhibit

For Immediate Release2012FOR0211-001825Nov. 21, 2012 Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource OperationsMinistry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Vancouver – A new exhibit promoting heritage sites in B.C. is now on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre, announced Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson at the official opening today. The […]

by aanationtalk on November 22, 2012379 Views

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Harper Government Designates Two Celebrated B.C. Aboriginal Leaders as Persons of National Historic Significance

Ottawa, Ontario, November 22, 2012 — On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, today recognized Jean-Baptiste Lolo and Andrew Paull for their significant contributions to Canadian history.  “The national significance of Jean-Baptiste Lolo is being recognized for future generations because […]

by aanationtalk on November 22, 2012690 Views

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Government of Nunavut, NTI and ITK pleased with progress of EU seal ban appeal hearing

November 21, 2012 Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 20, 2012) The Government of Nunavut (GN), Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) were pleased today with the progress of the appeal hearing on the Inuit-led legal challenge on the European Union (EU) seal ban. Officials representing the three organizations, along with other plaintiffs, were in […]

by aanationtalk on November 21, 2012434 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Duncan to Participate in a Dedication Ceremony for the Stained-Glass Window Commemorating the Legacy of Former Indian Residential School Students and their Families

Please be advised that the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, along with the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, will participate in a dedication ceremony for the stained-glass window commemorating the legacy of former Indian Residential School students and their families. Minister Duncan and the Speaker will […]

by aanationtalk on November 21, 2012692 Views

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Exhibition: Stephen Bulger Gallery – Jeff Thomas – Resistance is NOT Futile

Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2012 – January 19, 2013Reception: Saturday, December 1, 2-5pmArtist Talk: Saturday, December 1, 1pm (RSVP) Toronto, Nov. 21, 2012 – The work of American photographer Edward S. Curtis, particularly his seminal work The North American Indian, has been the focal point for this project. Jeff Thomas does not recreate a modern version of Curtis’ study […]

by aanationtalk on November 21, 2012493 Views

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Introducing Diversity Magazine

The Best of Harmony and Innovation Toronto, Nov. 21, 2012 – Diversity Magazine, a publication aimed at weaving the beauty of the multicultural tapestry of Canada through harmony and innovation, is now with thousands of readers across the Greater Toronto Area. It was launched under the distinguished patronage of His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham, Canada’s newest city, on Thursday, November 15 […]

by aanationtalk on November 21, 2012369 Views

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Ottawa premiere of We Were Children

Toronto, November 19, 2012―The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will present the Ottawa premiere of We Were Children ( Eagle Vision/ eOne/NFB) on November 25, 2012, with a free public screening Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Library and Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street. This special screening is presented in collaboration with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada(TRC) […]

by aanationtalk on November 20, 2012596 Views

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Fulfilling Riel’s Dream

Louis Riel Day Events Celebrated throughout Métis Homeland Every year, Métis from across the Homeland, honour the anniversary of the unjust execution of Louis Riel on November 16, 1885, by holding Louis Riel Day events. Although Louis Riel Day commemorates one of the great tragedies of Canadian history, it is also a day to celebrate […]

by aanationtalk on November 20, 20121027 Views

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2012 BC First Nations’ Art Recipients Honoured

11/19/2012 Vancouver – Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Ida Chong and Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, honoured six award recipients today at the presentation ceremony for the sixth annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations’ Art.  “The artists honoured today reflect the spirit and generosity of the First Nations history, traditions […]

by aanationtalk on November 20, 20121008 Views

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City honours Métis people at flag raising on Louis Riel Day

November 16, 2012 At a ceremony and flag-raising today, the City of Toronto honoured the contributions of Louis Riel and the Métis people to the development of Canada. Senator Alis Kennedy of the Métis Nation of Ontario provided opening remarks at today’s event. Councillor Michael Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, […]

by aanationtalk on November 19, 2012407 Views

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War of 1812 hero Tecumseh commemorated on Royal Canadian Mint 25-cent circulation coin

Amherstburg, ON, Nov. 16, 2012 – The bravery of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh during the War of 1812 made him one of the war’s most well-known heroes and his likeness is now featured on a new 25-cent circulation coin which was unveiled today at the Barracks at Fort Malden National Historic site. This is the second of […]

by aanationtalk on November 16, 2012838 Views

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The Métis Nation of Ontario Celebrates Louis Riel Day

Toronto, Nov. 16, 2012 – Louis Riel was the great Métis leader executed by the Canadian government onNovember 16, 1885, for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of Métis rights.  Every year on November 16,Louis Riel Day is held to remember Riel’s sacrifice, and renew the commitment to completing the work he started. The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) celebrates Louis […]

by aanationtalk on November 16, 2012527 Views

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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief, Betty Ann Lavallée Message Commemorating “Louis Riel Day”

To Commemorate “Louis Riel Day,” the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples will unfurl the Métis Flag at the Ottawa Police Headquarters on November 16, 2012 (Ottawa) November 16, 2012 – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, National Chief Betty Ann Lavallée issued the following statement to commemorate the anniversary of Louis Riel execution on November 16, 1885. “Each year, on Louis Riel […]

by aanationtalk on November 16, 2012610 Views

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Saskatchewan Celebrates Multicultural Week

News Release – November 16, 2012 The Government of Saskatchewan and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) have partnered once again to proclaim November 18-25 as Multicultural Week in Saskatchewan. Multicultural Week in Saskatchewan is celebrated every year in November to recognize the diversity of Saskatchewan’s growing population, encourage respect for the vast multicultural heritage […]

by aanationtalk on November 16, 2012792 Views

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City honours Métis people on Louis Riel Day

November 15, 2012 The City of Toronto will host an event tomorrow to honour the contributions of Métis leader Louis Riel and the Métis people to the development of Canada. Councillor Michael Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, will bring greetings and read the proclamation on behalf of Mayor Rob Ford […]

by aanationtalk on November 16, 2012712 Views

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Harper Government Supports Community Radio in Northern Alberta

Edmonton, November 15, 2012 – Aboriginal communities in Northern Alberta will continue to benefit from local radio programming, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Brent Rathgeber, Member of Parliament (Edmonton–St. Albert), today announced funding for the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA) for the production and broadcast of radio programming. He made this […]

by aanationtalk on November 16, 2012346 Views

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Media Advisory – Louis Riel Day Events in Toronto Nov. 16, 2012

Ottawa, Nov. 15, 2012 – On November 16, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis communities across Ontario are commemorating Louis Riel, the Métis leader who was executed by the Canadian Government on November 16, 1885, for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of Métis rights. Events in Toronto will include: 9:00-9:45 am – Métis Flag Raising Ceremony, Toronto City Hall (Members’ Lounge) […]

by aanationtalk on November 15, 2012451 Views

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CanNor Invests in Nunavut’s Tourism Sector – Tourism initiatives in Arviat build capacity and create local jobs

CanNor-12-016 Arviat, Nunavut (November 15, 2012) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and Minister for the Arctic Council announced today an investment that will strengthen tourism and business capacity in the Hamlet of Arviat, Nunavut. “Our Government is proud to work with Nunavummiut on […]

by aanationtalk on November 15, 2012965 Views

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A Day for Rememberance

November 12, 2012 OPERATION VETERAN MAKES TREMENDOUS PROGRESS Founded in 2009 by Dr. Paul Kavanaugh in association with the Canadian War Museum, Operation Veteran now has schools in every province and territory participating in the program, which is aimed at both providing meals for Veterans visiting the War Museum Mess Hall (restaurant) through fund raising […]

by aanationtalk on November 13, 2012483 Views

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MNO Senator and Veteran Continue a Vital Tradition

November 11, 2012 Every year on November 11, Métis from across the homeland participate in Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Being part of these ceremonies is very important to Métis because we have contributed to the defense of Canada as far back as the War of 1812 as well as both World Wars, the Korean Conflict, peacekeeping […]

by aanationtalk on November 13, 2012351 Views

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MNO Community Council President Addresses Ontario Museums Association

November 09, 2012 At this year’s Ontario Museums Association Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Niagara Region Métis Council President Stephen Quesnelle was part of a presentation highlighting the successful partnership between the MNO Niagara Region Métis Council and the Welland Historical Museum. According to Pierre Bois, the Special Projects Manager […]

by aanationtalk on November 13, 2012402 Views

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Call for Arts & Heritage Award Nominations Extended

November 9, 2012 – The City of Thunder Bay is calling for nominations for the third annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards (formerly the Chronicle Journal Awards for Arts & Heritage). The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, Nov. 23. The Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards recognize the contributions of individual artists, cultural […]

by aanationtalk on November 13, 2012414 Views

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