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The National Arts Centre and the Government of Canada team up to shine the spotlight on Canada’s North in 2012-2013

August 21, 2012 Ottawa (Canada)—As Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues his seventh annual tour of Canada’s North this week to highlight the Government of Canada’s support for economic and social development in that region, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is busy with preparations for two major initiatives that will shine a national spotlight on Northern […]

by NationTalk on August 22, 2012468 Views

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South LRT Aboriginal Art Panels Unveiled

August 21, 2012 A stunning display of colour and design is on display August 21, 2012 in City Hall as Edmonton Transit, the Edmonton Arts Council and Edmonton’s First Nations community unveiled 15 panels of original art created for the South LRT. “The City of Edmonton is pleased to be adding new artwork to the […]

by NationTalk on August 22, 2012555 Views

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Edmonton Economic Development Corporation: Revolutionary Festivals

Edmonton, Alberta – Aug. 20, 2012 – The French artist Paul Cézanne once said, “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” He could not have predicted the strange power of his sentence – who or what it might inspire. Cézanne died in 1906, when the City of […]

by NationTalk on August 22, 2012448 Views

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Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians Elders Gathering

For Immediate Release:August 20, 2012 Hiawatha, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is pleased that Hiawatha First Nation will host the 2012 AIAI Elders Gathering. The annual event will take place on August 21, 22 and 23, and is expected to draw participants from AIAI member Nations as well as other […]

by mmnationtalk on August 21, 2012573 Views

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Harper Government Invests in the Nuyumbalees Society’s Liqwala/Kwak’wala Language Preservation Initiative

Quadra Island, British Columbia, August 20, 2012 – An investment from the Harper Government will help the Nuyumbalees Society preserve and promote the Liqwala/Kwak’wala language. The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister […]

by mmnationtalk on August 21, 2012506 Views

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Celebrating the life of Catherine Beaulieu Bouvier Lamoureux

Fort Providence (August 17, 2012) – Catherine Beaulieu Bouvier Lamoureux will be celebrated as a National Historic Person this weekend. Ms. Lamoureux is the first NWT woman to receive this designation from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. “We remember Catherine and honour her memory by carrying on her work and the things […]

by mmnationtalk on August 20, 2012385 Views

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Barona Band of Mission Indians Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Barona Mission2

Church Designed by Irving Gill, a Pioneer of Modern Architecture in San Diego County San Diego, CA – Aug 17, 2012 – The Barona Band of Mission Indians recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the historic Catholic Mission, a small stucco church on the reservation that was designed by renowned San Diego […]

by mmnationtalk on August 20, 2012546 Views

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Cultural policy to be renewed

Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living 16 August 2012 Fredericton (GNB) – New Brunswickers and cultural stakeholders will be consulted on a renewal of the province’s cultural policy. The policy was first drafted and adopted 10 years ago. Since then, there has been significant growth and changes in the cultural sector in New Brunswick, with the […]

by aanationtalk on August 16, 2012537 Views

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Over 800 Lutheran and Anglican youth attend gathering in Saskatoon

August 16, 2012 – Over 800 youth from across Canada will converge at TCU Place in Saskatoon, Sask. from August 16-19 to take part in the 2012 Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering. Youth from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) will come together to participate in […]

by aanationtalk on August 16, 2012410 Views

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Monument to Former Residents of Nutak Unveiled

Executive Council August 15, 2012 The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister for Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs, was in Nutak today (Wednesday, August 15) to participate in a ceremony commemorating the formal apology made by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to former residents who were relocated from the northern Labrador […]

by aanationtalk on August 16, 2012402 Views

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The Life and Times of Roy Thomas

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 at 7:30 pm As the closing of VISION CIRCLE: The Art of Roy Thomas approaches, Roy’s wife, Louise Thomas will present a special talk focused on the last works produced by Roy – The Time and Life Series. The Gallery is honoured to have a number of […]

by aanationtalk on August 16, 2012501 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Culture in North Bay and Area

North Bay, Ontario, August 14, 2012 – Investments by the Harper Government in cultural organizations in North Bay and the surrounding area are helping create jobs and stimulate the economy. Support for 20 arts, culture, and official-language projects was announced today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. These investments […]

by aanationtalk on August 16, 2012483 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Culture in Sudbury

Sudbury, Ontario, August 14, 2012 – Investments by the Harper Government in cultural organizations in Sudbury are helping create jobs and stimulate the economy. Support for 13 projects was announced today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. These investments will support a wide variety of organizations that share the […]

by aanationtalk on August 14, 2012448 Views

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Harper Government Supports War of 1812 Commemoration in Mississauga

Mississauga, August 14, 2012 – An investment from the Government of Canada will enhance Mississaugans’ knowledge of the War of 1812 and provide the opportunity to participate in commemorative activities. Funding to the Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival was announced today by Brad Butt, Member of Parliament (Mississauga–Streetsville), on behalf of the Honourable James […]

by aanationtalk on August 14, 2012440 Views

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NunatuKavut Treaty Celebrations Launch Aug 21-22, 2012

14 August 2012 Public Service Announcement NCC Launches Treaty Celebrations On August 21, 2015, Nunatukavut will be marking the 250th anniversary of the British – Inuit Treaty of 1765. This treaty was a formal recognition of our Inuit occupancy in our territory prior to British contact, and the partnership from the treaty supports the evolving […]

by aanationtalk on August 14, 2012454 Views

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Fort York presents CBC’s 8th Fire film series

August 13, 2012 Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto is hosting the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 8th Fire film series, August 13 to 16. The 8th Fire film series is a provocative look at Canada’s 500-year relationship with Indigenous peoples.  This four-part series, part of Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival, is an encounter with fascinating, […]

by aanationtalk on August 14, 2012610 Views

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Fort York presents CBC’s 8th Fire film series

August 13, 2012 Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto is hosting the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 8th Fire film series, August 13 to 16. The 8th Fire film series is a provocative look at Canada’s 500-year relationship with Indigenous peoples.  This four-part series, part of Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival, is an encounter with fascinating, […]

by NationTalk on August 14, 2012591 Views

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Arts and culture benefit from B.C. government support

August 13, 2012 Victoria – The British Columbia government is again providing $16,831,000 to the BC Arts Council (BCAC) to support arts and culture in communities throughout the province during the 2012-13 fiscal year. Artists and cultural organizations apply for grants from BCAC, a publicly funded, independent agency of the B.C. government. Council enlists the […]

by aanationtalk on August 13, 2012517 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Culture in Northern Ontario

Timmins, Ontario, August 13, 2012 – Investments by the Harper Government in cultural organizations in Northern Ontario are helping create jobs and stimulate the economy. Support for 48 projects was announced today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. These investments will support a wide variety of organizations that share […]

by aanationtalk on August 13, 2012439 Views

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Métis Role in the War of 1812 Remembered

August 13, 2012 Assembled by Linda Lord with the assistance of Senator Brenda Powley, Senator Ruth Wagner and Anne Trudel The Métis Voyageur, spring edition (70), featured stories about Métis involvement in the War of 1812 and commemorations that were planned for July, 2012. As expected, Fort St. Joseph was invaded again! This time, hundreds […]

by aanationtalk on August 13, 20121210 Views

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Harper Government Supports New Exhibit in Prince George

Prince George, British Columbia, August 10, 2012 – The Fraser–Fort George Museum Society is hosting a new travelling exhibition this fall, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. This was announced today by Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament (Prince George–Peace River), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official […]

by NationTalk on August 10, 2012453 Views

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imagineNATIVE’s Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative

Toronto – August 10, 2012 – imagineNATIVE is proud to announce the Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative (SSDI) an artistic commission and national exhibition of four, one-minute digital works by award-winning Canadian Indigenous filmmakers celebrating and honouring Indigenous women and their contributions as strong, successful and valued members of society. The SSDI is produced by imagineNATIVE, […]

by NationTalk on August 10, 20121151 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Bruce County’s Aboriginal Heritage

Southampton, Ontario, August 10, 2012 – An investment in Bruce County’s history, art and Aboriginal heritage will showcase newly discovered artifacts, promote tourism, and stimulate the local economy. Support for the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, a museum owned and operated by the Corporation of the County of Bruce, was announced today by Ben […]

by NationTalk on August 10, 2012439 Views

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United Church Meeting Opens Tomorrow at Carleton University

Toronto, Ontario – Aug. 10, 2012 – Canada’s largest Protestant denomination, The United Church of Canada, is holding its 41st General Council in Ottawa, August 11-18, 2012. The meeting opens tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. on the campus of Carleton University. The Ravens’ Nest gymnasium will serve as the main meeting space. The General Council is […]

by NationTalk on August 10, 2012437 Views

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North American Premiere of Susuriwka – willow bridge

For Immediate Release: Toronto, ON (August 9, 2012)…Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is excited to announce the North American Premiere of Susuriwka – willow bridge: Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theatre, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and with Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012 from Aug 17– 19, 2012 at the Fleck Dance Theatre. A metaphorical journey, Susuriwka – willow […]

by NationTalk on August 9, 2012489 Views

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2012 Theme: “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices”

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (1995 – 2004). In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of […]

by NationTalk on August 9, 2012431 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Culture in the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, August 9, 2012 – Investments in arts, culture, and heritage are helping boost the economy and create jobs and growth in the Northwest Territories. Support for five projects was announced today by the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. […]

by NationTalk on August 9, 2012415 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Peterborough’s Little Lake Musicfest

Peterborough, Ontario, August 8, 2012 – An investment in Peterborough’s arts and culture will attract tourism, stimulate the economy, and boost citizens’ involvement in the community. Funding for the Peterborough Little Lake Musicfest was announced today by Dean Del Mastro, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Member […]

by NationTalk on August 9, 2012438 Views

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2012 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year on August 9 in Canada and elsewhere around the globe. This day is celebrated to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This is also an occasion to recognize the many valuable achievements and contributions that indigenous […]

by NationTalk on August 9, 2012467 Views

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Can You Build a Traditional Komatic?

NunatuKavut Community Council07 August 2012 NCC is searching for an individual in our communities who has the capacity and materials to build a traditional (seal skin lashed) komatic. The komatic is intended to be used in The Rooms (Husky Energy Gallery) which is scheduled to open in June of 2013. The measurements of the sled […]

by NationTalk on August 8, 2012635 Views

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United Church General Council Meets in Ottawa August 11–18

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Toronto: Canada’s largest Protestant denomination, The United Church of Canada, is holding its 41st General Council in Ottawa, August 11–18, 2012. The meetings will take place on the campus of Carleton University. The Ravens’ Nest gymnasium will serve as the main meeting space.

The General Council is a national gathering of more than 350 delegates called commissioners. Commissioners are selected by the church’s 13 regional Conferences and represent an equal number of lay and ordered men and women. In addition, close to 300 guests, observers, youth, children, global partners, staff, and volunteers will be present for the week-long gathering. Although seating may be limited at certain times, members of the general public are welcome to observe the meeting as visitors.

by NationTalk on August 8, 2012515 Views

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Provincial plaque commemorates Timmins

August 07, 2012
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Timmins – Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre unveiled a provincial plaque to commemorate Timmins during its 100th anniversary.

The plaque reads as follows:

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Ojibway and Cree communities were among the early inhabitants of the region. They were drawn to the area’s abundant natural resources, and participated in vast trading networks with other First Nations. Europeans arrived in the late 1600s and in the centuries that followed, local French, English and First Nations communities were largely reliant on the fur trade. In the early 1900s, the Ontario government promoted further settlement in the region, and infrastructure – such as the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway – made the area more accessible. In 1909, a substantial gold discovery in the region initiated a gold rush and led to the creation of mines, including Hollinger, Dome and McIntyre. A fire destroyed the mining settlement Porcupine Camp in 1911 and soon after Timmins developed as a “company town” of Noah Timmins’s Hollinger Mines. Settlers from diverse backgrounds – including French-Canadian, Finnish, Ukrainian, Italian and Chinese – were drawn to Timmins, making it a vibrant community and an important cultural and economic centre for the region.

by NationTalk on August 7, 2012899 Views

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Harper Government Supports Sunnyside Truce Sound 400 Festival

Sunnyside, Newfoundland and Labrador, August 7, 2012 – An investment in support of commemorations of the first recorded meeting between the English and the Beothuk is also promoting local tourism. Senator Elizabeth Marshall confirmed this support today while participating in the opening ceremony of the Sunnyside Truce Sound 400 Festival and the unveiling of the Peace Garden Memorial, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Funding has enabled the Sunnyside Heritage Association to create the memorial and organize the Festival as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations. Taking place from August 7 to 12, 2012, the Sunnyside Truce Sound 400 Festival will present various events that celebrate First Nations and Newfoundland cultures. Activities include music concerts, historic performances, a display of archaeological artifacts, storytelling, and guided walks on the Truce Sound Coastal Trail.

by NationTalk on August 7, 2012800 Views

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Media Advisory: Ministers to Speak at Sunnyside Truce Sound 400 Festival

Innovation, Business and Rural Development
Executive Council
August 6, 2012

The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, and the Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, will speak at the Sunnyside Truce Sound 400 Festival tomorrow (Tuesday, August 7).

Minister Hutchings will speak at the opening reception beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Lions Community Centre in Sunnyside. Minister McGrath will speak at the opening ceremony at Truce Sound Lookout at 12:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on August 6, 2012604 Views

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Save the Date! imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival October 17 – 21, 2012

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August 2, 2012

Five days of Indigenous film, video, radio, new media, art, entertainment, and so much more.
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Toronto – The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival celebrates its 13th year October 17-21, 2012. Held in various venues in downtown Toronto, imagineNATIVE showcases new works by Indigenous artists at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media.

The Festival’s Opening Day Celebrations kicks off with a Welcome Gathering at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (16 Spadina Road) on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with remarks from imagineNATIVE, an honoured elder and traditional singers. imagineNATIVE’s popular Opening Night Gala screening returns to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Opening Night Party at The Brant House (522 King Street West).

by NationTalk on August 2, 2012477 Views

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Virtual Exhibition Celebrates Long-Lost Ancestor’s Return

Man Turned to Stone: T’xwelatse brings to life a remarkable story of loss and repatriation. At its heart is a message of collaboration and cooperation between cultures and communities.

Abbotsford, British Columbia – Aug. 2, 2012 – The women’s faces draw attention to the centre of the gallery space, radiant against black backgrounds. They wear braided cedar bark headbands and serious yet warm expressions–bright eyes, soft mouths and a proud demeanour. Who are these fifteen Elders whose large-scale photo portraits are suspended in a semicircle, and who is in their midst?

by NationTalk on August 2, 2012642 Views

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Harper Government Invests in the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association

Millbrook, Nova Scotia, August 2, 2012 – An investment by the Government of Canada will help strengthen and preserve Aboriginal cultural identity in Nova Scotia. This was announced today by Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament (Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding will enable the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association (NSNWA) to launch a new project that will prepare Mi’kmaq women for leadership roles. Educational workshops and sessions for Aboriginal women between the ages of 15 and 80 will be offered in the communities of Bear River, Annapolis Valley, Glooscap, and Chapel Island. The project activities will take place between September 2012 and March 2013.

by NationTalk on August 2, 2012537 Views

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Walter Phillips Gallery to premiere new film by Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater

August 1, 2012

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Modest Livelihood • August 3 to November 18, 2012
Opening reception and screening (artists present): Thursday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.
Walter Phillips Gallery • The Banff Centre
Presented in collaboration with dOCUMENTA (13)

Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater’s new collaborative film Modest Livelihood follows the artists as they set out from Fort St. John, B.C. on a series of moose-hunting trips. Travelling first by backcountry vehicle then more slowly on foot, they encounter stunning northern landscapes and starker regions marred by industrialization, eventually finding the wildlife they seek. Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre will exhibit Modest Livelihood from August 3 to November 18 as part of dOCUMENTA (13).

by NationTalk on August 2, 2012736 Views

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Virtual Exhibition Celebrates Long-Lost Ancestor’s Return

Man Turned to Stone: T’xwelatse brings to life a remarkable story of loss and repatriation. At its heart is a message of collaboration and cooperation between cultures and communities. Abbotsford, British Columbia – Aug. 2, 2012 – The women’s faces draw attention to the centre of the gallery space, radiant against black backgrounds. They wear […]

by NationTalk on August 2, 2012541 Views

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Standing Bear’s Footsteps, chronicling a battle for civil rights unlike any other in American history, comes to Public Television October 15

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Lincoln, Neb: Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT) proudly announces the release of a new documentary that recounts the remarkable journey of legendary warrior Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Nation, who fought injustice not with guns and arrows–but with words. Standing Bear’s Footsteps is available to Public Television stations via the PBS National Program Service (NPS) on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 10 p.m. ET.

A production of NET Television (Nebraska’s Public Television network) for NAPT and PBS, Standing Bear’s Footsteps tells the story of the Ponca Nation’s exile from Nebraska to the malaria-infested plains of Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. After the banishment, to honor his dying son’s last wish to be buried in his homeland, Chief Standing Bear and his small clan set-off on a frigid, six-hundred-mile journey back to their former home. En-route, they were arrested and imprisoned at Fort Omaha for leaving the Reservation. Standing Bear and his starving band were about to be sent back to “death country” when a remarkable series of events unfolded.

by NationTalk on August 1, 2012521 Views

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Standing Bear’s Footsteps, chronicling a battle for civil rights unlike any other in American history, comes to Public Television October 15

For Immediate Release: Lincoln, Neb: Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT) proudly announces the release of a new documentary that recounts the remarkable journey of legendary warrior Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Nation, who fought injustice not with guns and arrows–but with words. Standing Bear’s Footsteps is available to Public Television stations via the […]

by NationTalk on August 1, 2012375 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Culture in Peterborough

Peterborough, Ontario, July 31, 2012 – New investments in Peterborough’s arts and culture community will continue to increase tourism, create jobs, and stimulate the economy. Funding for nine cultural projects was announced today by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

“Today’s announcement will help make Peterborough’s vibrant arts and culture community even stronger,” said Minister Nicholson. “Investments in these organizations will ensure we have access to a variety of artistic and cultural experiences and will generate economic growth in the community.”

by NationTalk on July 31, 2012450 Views

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Harper Government Commemorates the Role of Aboriginal Peoples in the War of 1812

Brantford, Ontario, July 30, 2012 – Investments in the Woodland Cultural Centre will increase access to Indigenous arts and heritage, boost tourism, and raise awareness of the role played by Aboriginal people during the War of 1812. Support for the Centre’s Planet IndigenUs Festival and for the 1812 Whirlwind Conference was announced today by Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Woodland Cultural Centre, a First Nations organization located on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Brantford, Ontario, is a non-profit organization that preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of the First Nations of the Eastern Woodland area. The funding will support the Centre’s third edition of the Planet IndigenUs Festival from August 10 to 19, 2012. The Festival celebrates Indigenous contemporary arts and culture and features music, theatre, dance, storytelling, and visual arts by Aboriginal artists from Canada and around the world. The investment will also support the Centre’s conference commemorating the role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812. The 1812 Whirlwind Conference will be held at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, Ontario, from November 15 to 17, 2012.

by NationTalk on July 30, 2012576 Views

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Harper Government Invests in First Nations Culture and Heritage

Dawson City/Old Crow, Yukon, July 27, 2012 – The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation will undertake projects aimed at preserving and showcasing the rich culture and heritage of the region, thanks to support from the Government of Canda. This was announced today by Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament (Yukon), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Funding will allow the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, located in Old Crow, to research Gwich’in traditional navigation routes and land use. This will include researching and documenting the Van Tat Gwich’in historical and contemporary land to revitalize trails, adding signage along the Crow Flats trail, and producing educational manuals about traditional Gwich’in technologies and cultural systems.

by NationTalk on July 27, 2012648 Views

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Harper Government Invests in the Hudson’s Hope Museum

Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia, July 27, 2012 – A new investment from the Government of Canada will allow the Hudson’s Hope Museum to serve as a heritage resource hub for British Columbia’s Peace River region. Funding was announced today by Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament (Prince George–Peace River), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Senior Regional Minister for British Columbia.

This support will assist the Hudson’s Hope Historical Society in undertaking a collections management project and integrating a new open-source digital collection management system to replace the outdated paper catalogue system. This project will ensure long-term public access to 3,200 artifacts in the Museum’s collection.

by NationTalk on July 27, 2012582 Views

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Harper Government Invests in War of 1812 Commemoration in Hamilton

Hamilton, July 24, 2012 – Thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada, the City of Hamilton will have the opportunity to hold War of 1812 commemorative activities that will pay tribute to the city’s heritage and boost local tourism. This was announced today by David Sweet, Member of Parliament (Ancaster–Dundas–Flamborough–Westdale), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

With this support, the City of Hamilton plans to commemorate the soldiers who fell during the Battle of Stoney Creek. The City will re-inter the remains that were discovered on municipal lands into a crypt at the Smith’s Knoll Battlefield Cemetery, and the surrounding grounds will be landscaped to include interpretive stone pathways. Once this is complete, the City will host a commemorative event to honour these soldiers and give them a proper burial.

by NationTalk on July 25, 2012626 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Christian Paradis Will Make an Announcement About Culture, Official Languages, and Aboriginal People in the Greater Montréal Area

Ottawa, July 23, 2012 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), will announce investments on Tuesday for culture, official languages and Aboriginal projects that will strengthen the economy in the Greater Montréal region.

This advisory is subject to change without notice.

by NationTalk on July 24, 2012566 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Arts, Culture, Official Languages in the Québec City Region and Eastern Quebec

Québec City, July 23, 2012 – New investments in arts, culture, and official languages will promote economic growth in the Québec City region and in Eastern Quebec. Support for 78 projects was announced today by Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament (Lotbinière–Chutes-de-la-Chaudière) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec. Mr. Gourde made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding will support a wide variety of organizations and projects that share the goal of supporting official languages and arts and culture in Canada. Among the organizations and projects receiving funding are the Musée maritime du Québec, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, the Festival Celtique de Québec, and the Théâtre Périscope.

by NationTalk on July 24, 2012511 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Revitalization of the Nelueun Language

Mashteuiatsh, QC, July 23, 2012 – The Ilnuatsh people of Mashteuiatsh—the only Aboriginal community in the Lac-Saint-Jean region—will be able to increase knowledge and use of the Nelueun language, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. This was announced today by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Member of Parliament (Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2012488 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Saskatchewan’s Economy

Regina, July 20, 2012 – Investments in the arts, culture, youth and official-language sectors are helping boost the economy and create jobs and growth in Saskatchewan. Support for 75 projects was announced today by Tom Lukiwski, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament (Regina–Lumsden–Lake Centre), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding supports a range of organizations, projects and festivals across the province, that share the common goal of providing visitors and residents of Saskatchewan with rich cultural experiences. Groups and initiatives receiving support include the All Folk’d Up In Montmartre Folk Festival, the Stenen 100th Anniversary Homecoming, New Dance Horizons, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, and le Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan Ltée.

by NationTalk on July 20, 2012520 Views

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