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Call for Applications Aboriginal Artist in Residence

(Contract: June 2, 2014 – June 30, 2014) Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is seeking an Aboriginal Artist in Residence in order to promote Aboriginal arts as a way of sharing cultural knowledge throughout the Fraser Valley. The Artist in Residence will provide a valuable link between the library and the Aboriginal communities as a […]

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Government of Canada Launches 2014 Canada Day Challenge

OTTAWA, October 30, 2013 – The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today launched the 2014 Canada Day Challenge. Under the theme “Canada: Strong and Free,” the Canada Day Challenge invites young Canadians aged 8 to 18 years old to express their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian. The […]

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Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl Announces Support for 45th Seabird Island First Nations Festival

AGASSIZ, British Columbia, October 29, 2013 – Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon), today announced support for the 45th Annual Seabird Island First Nations Festival. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official […]

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Business for the Arts Awards $330,000 in Matching Incentives and Sponsorship Training to 32 Arts and Culture Groups in Saskatchewan

OCTOBER 29, 2013 artsVest™ Program Encourages Local Business Investment in the Arts Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national charitable organization of business members who support the arts, announced today the list of artsVest™ participants in Saskatchewan for 2013-2014.  artsVest™ Saskatchewan is a sponsorship training and matching incentive program developed by Business for the Arts […]

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University of Regina Fine Arts Presentation Series @ The MacKenzie

October 30, 2013 at 7:30pm David Garneau presents Imaginary Spaces of Conciliation and Reconciliation: Art, Curation and HealingWednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the Schumiatcher Theatre | Free Admission As a part of the Fine Arts Presentation Series, David Garneau will be discussing the Indigenous refusal of participating in “Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Journey” (particularly with many Indian […]

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Province Partners with Local Film, New Media Industry to Create Good Jobs, Grow the Economy: Premier

October 29, 2013 Local Industry Supports Over 6,000 Jobs, Over $350 Million in GDP Impact Over Past Five Years: Economic Impact Study An economic impact study released today by On Screen Manitoba reports that Manitoba’s media production industry has emerged stronger than ever from the 2008 economic downturn thanks to support from the provincial government’s […]

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Anishinabek mourn passing of Musqueam Chief Ernie Campbell

UOI Offices (NIPISSING FN), Oct. 29, 2013 – Anishinabek Nation leaders are paying tribute to former Chief of the Musqueam Indian Band, Ernie Campbell who has passed into the Spirit World. “Ernie was a good friend,” says Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.  “He was a passionate, hard working leader locally, regionally and nationally.  He was […]

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NWT residents honoured at Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Ceremony

YELLOWKNIFE (October 28, 2013) – Five Northwest Territories (NWT) residents and organizations were honoured this morning at the third annual Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Award Ceremony. The event recognizing the important and lasting contributions of those dedicated to the arts and cultures of the North took place in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly. […]

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Musqueam Indian Band Mourns the Passing of Former Chief Ernest Campbell

October 27, 2013 It is with great sadness that the Musqeam Indian Band announces the death of former Chief Ernest Campbell. Ernest served as the Chief of Musqueam for over twenty years. He was first nominated for and elected as Chief for three two-year terms in the 1980’s. He returned as Chief in the election […]

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino Announces Support for Heritage and Official Languages in Ontario

VAUGHAN, Ontario, October 28, 2013 – The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will repatriate the personal collection of Arthur Lismer, iconic painter and original member of the Group of Seven, with support from the Government of Canada. Funding was announced today by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament (Vaughan), on […]

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Province Supports Safeguarding Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Tourism, Culture and RecreationExecutive CouncilOctober 28, 2013 The Provincial Government has provided $50,000 to 12 Aboriginal groups through the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program (ACHP) to support projects that preserve and protect Aboriginal practices and traditions. “As a government, we are committed to supporting Aboriginal initiatives that involve the safeguarding of traditions and cultures,” said the […]

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Treaty Six Territory & Metis Nation-Saskatchewan Flags Raised

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2013 CM13-151 Since its beginnings in 1882, Saskatoon has benefitted from a long relationship with both First Nations’ and Métis communities.  The raising today of the Treaty Six Territory and Métis Nation-Saskatchewan flags at City Hall acknowledges the spirit of the Treaties and this historic partnership. “The raising of these […]

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Government of Canada Marks the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of the Châteauguay

Howick, Quebec, October 26, 2013 — A ceremony was held today in Howick, Quebec, at the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site to commemorate the great feat of arms on October 26, 1813 and the role played by soldiers in defending Canada against the United States of America during the War of 1812.  “It took […]

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Four National Film Board of Canada documentaries selected for American Indian Film Festival

Montreal, October 24, 2013 – Four powerful National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentaries by Aboriginal filmmakers will be featured at the 38th annual American Indian Film Festival (November 1 to 10) in San Francisco.  This year’s selection will feature the world premiere of a film exploring alcohol abuse, lifting the shroud of shame surrounding addiction, as […]

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Fighting for their future: an inspiring look at the “Shannen’s Dream” children’s campaign

Toronto, October 23, 2013 – Though young Shannen Koostachin died tragically in 2010, her dream did not.  In 2008, Shannen was a 14-year-old student in the Northern Ontario Cree village of Attawapiskat, leading a campaign for a proper school in her community―a community that was stunned when she was killed in a car accident.  But […]

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2013 River City Round Up Takes Family Fun to New Heights and Showcases Aboriginal Culture

October 23, 2013 Today, media partners, prominent government officials, and school students gathered at City Hall to celebrate the kick off of this year’s River City Round Up – an annual citywide festival that celebrates Edmonton’s proud history of agriculture and western heritage. “Edmonton is the best place to build, create and make something. And this is […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2013504 Views

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The NFB at the 16th Montreal International Documentary Festival

Montreal, October 23, 2013 – An exciting selection of National Film Board of Canada (NFB) films and interactive works will be shown at the 16th Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), taking place November 13 to 24. Two features will be in competition:Ariel by Laura Bari (NFB/ Parabola Films/ Beso Film) and Hi-Ho Mistahey! by Alanis Obomsawin (NFB). Chelsea McMullan’s My Prairie Home (NFB) will […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2013846 Views

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Canada Council launches new grant program to help organizations manage change

New Program: Leadership for Change Arts organizations play a key role in bringing the arts to Canadians. They are contributing to the vitality of our communities and artistic practices – all while managing rapid changes due to demographics, technology and the economic downturn. That’s why the Canada Council is taking a more strategic approach to […]

by aanationtalk on October 24, 2013322 Views

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imagineNATIVE Releases Study on Indigenous Feature Film Production

Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International PerspectiveIllustrates Growth Potential of Sector To read the full report, please click here. Toronto, October 2013 – A new study examines the current state of Indigenous feature film production in Canada and demonstrates the potential for growth in this burgeoning sector of the nation’s film […]

by aanationtalk on October 23, 2013660 Views

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Member of Parliament Barry Devolin Announces Support for Cannington Dog Sled Races and Winter Festival

CANNINGTON, Ontario, October 23, 2013 – Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Cannington Dog Sled Races and Winter Festival. “From ice sculpting to authentic Aboriginal food to dog sled races, there is something for everyone at […]

by aanationtalk on October 23, 2013461 Views

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8th Annual Veterans Memorial Service – Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Oct 22, 2013 Join Whitecap Dakota First Nation on Thursday November 7th as they honour First Nations Veterans >> Poster

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The National Film Board of Canada presents HI-HO MISTAHEY!

The National Film Board of Canada presents HI-HO MISTAHEY!A film by Alanis Obomsawin At the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street W, Toronto FOR ONE WEEK ONLY! (November 1 to 7 at 7:00 PM) This film takes us into the heart of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide fair access to education […]

by aanationtalk on October 23, 2013656 Views

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The NFB and ImagineNative Launch Tyler Hagen’s Debut Interactive Project, Similkameen Crossroads

2013/10/21 Toronto – Just off the highway in the Similkameen Valley in British Columbia, there’s an idyllic white church that most travellers barely notice. But this little chapel is an integral part of the history and identity of the Similkameen people―as well as a symbol of the conflicted position of the Church on First Nations […]

by aanationtalk on October 22, 20131122 Views

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14th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces Festival Award Winners

On Saturday, October 19 at imagineNATIVE’s Awards Show and Reception at The Hoxton, the esteemed Awards Jury considered film, video, radio and new media works from Canadian and international Indigenous artists to select winners in 12 categories plus two Pitch Prizes with over $20,000 in cash and $7,500 of in-kind services. imagineNATIVE will offer FREE screenings of the Best […]

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Member of Parliament Joan Crockatt Announces Support for Wordfest: Banff–Calgary International Writers Festival

CALGARY, October 19, 2013 – Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced multi-year funding for WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival. “WordFest introduces us to writers from across Canada and beyond whose creativity and talent inspire audiences and celebrate the love […]

by aanationtalk on October 21, 2013458 Views

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1910 Declaration of the Tahltan Tribe

Oct. 18/13 We, the undersigned members of the Tahltan tribe, speaking for ourselves, and our entire tribe, hereby make known to all whom it may concern, that we have heard of the Indian Rights movement among the Indian tribes of the Coast, and of the southern interior of B.C.. Also we have read the Declaration […]

by aanationtalk on October 19, 2013641 Views

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500K in extra arts grants announced

For Immediate Release2013CSCD0064-001562 Oct. 17, 2013 Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development VICTORIA – Communities throughout the province will benefit from a half a million dollars in B.C. government funding to help non-profit cultural organizations, First Nations and friendship centres improve local arts infrastructure, including theatres, studios and galleries, Community, Sport and Cultural Development […]

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Museum of Civilization acquires historic carving found in Ottawa’s former Bank of Montreal building

Posted on: 17/10/2013 Gatineau, Quebec – A recently discovered 19th century stone carving of the Bank of Montreal coat of arms will become part of the National Collection at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, thanks to a generous transfer from Public Works and Government Services Canada. Workers found the historic tablet inside existing walls on […]

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Did eels change the course of history?

Oct 17, 2013 As part of the Louisbourg300 celebrations, Parks Canada and Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources are pleased to share a remarkable Mi’kmaq legend. Join us for some baked eel at the Membertou Heritage Park on Thursday, October 24 at 1:00 pm when we will officially launch a new video which retells the Mi’kmaq […]

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Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture – October 17, 2013 to January 5, 2014

Co-curated by Kathleen Ritter, Associate Curator (former), Vancouver Art Gallery, and Tania Willard, a Secwepemc artist, designer and curator MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2013 – Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works that reflect the realities of Aboriginal peoples today. Organized and circulated […]

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Legacy of Hope Foundation’s 100 Years of Loss Mobile Exhibition

Public ShowingOctober 16, 20136:30 -8:30 pm440 Albert St. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is hosting the Legacy of Hope Foundation’s, 100 Years of Loss, mobile exhibition. The exhibition is designed to raise awareness about the history and the legacy of residential schools, in Canada. Grade 7-12 students will visit the display during a ten-day period […]

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Poster contest to help celebrate National Aboriginal History Month in Toronto

October 15, 2013 The City of Toronto’s Aboriginal Affairs Committee is launching a poster design contest in preparation for National Aboriginal History Month in June. The contest is open to all Aboriginal youth between the ages of 13 and 24 years old. The winning design will be used to help to promote events leading up […]

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Métis Days with North Cariboo Métis Association

MNBC Chartered Community “North Cariboo Métis Association” invites you to attend their “Métis Days”, a night of celebration and fun. Music will be by local Métis fiddler Amy Robertson and band Cariboo Thunder. Métis dancers will also be showcased. Tickets are available! Click on poster to see details. DOWNLOADABLES Download poster NT3

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University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival Premieres in Ottawa, October 24 – 26

OTTAWA (October 9, 2013) – The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), in collaboration with the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), is pleased to present the 1st University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival from October 24 to 26, 2013. This inaugural edition of the University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival tackles a wide […]

by aanationtalk on October 15, 2013487 Views

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Treaty 6 Territory & Metis Nation-SK Flag Raising – October 25th

11 Oct 2013 On September 9, 2013, the City of Saskatoon approved a report to fly the Treaty 6 Territory and the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan flag in front of Saskatoon City Hall alongside the Canada, Saskatchewan and Saskatoon flags. This decision is of culmination of several years of relationship building with the First Nations […]

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Member of Parliament Gerald Keddy Announces Support for Mi’kmaq Language Learning Program

BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia, October 11, 2013 – Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament (South Shore–St. Margaret’s), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support to the Mi’kmaq Burial Grounds Research & Restoration […]

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Letter from Algonquin Grandmothers, attending Wabanaki Confederacy Conference

October 11, 2013 Our travel day was July 31st. It was a beautiful drive but rather long. We arrived late in the evening at the hotel and were anxious to get started in the morning. Because of work, some of the Kokoms couldn’t travel for the beginning of the conference. In attendance were: Shirley Tolley, […]

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The Friendship Centre Wapiti

October 09, 2013 On the morning of October, 8th, 2013, a large male elk, also referred to as wapiti by Western Cree speakers, was spotted roaming the City Centre area of downtown Ottawa. Staff at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, were excited and surprised to see this herbivore which is very rare to the Ottawa valley. Ottawa police arrived […]

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Media Advisory – Member of Parliament Gerald Keddy will Announce Support for Mi’kmaq Heritage Project

BRIDGEWATER, NS, Oct. 10, 2013 – Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore−St. Margaret’s), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will announce support for a Mi’kmaq heritage project on Friday. This advisory is subject to change without notice. The details for are as follows: Date: Friday, October 11, 2013     […]

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Government of Canada Supports Exhibit on the First World War

HALIFAX, October 10, 2013 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding to the Army Museum Halifax Citadel for an exhibit on the First World War. This exhibit will be on display from May […]

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NTI Commends Qikiqtani Truth Commission

(October 9, 2013 –Iqaluit, Nunavut)  Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today commended the Qikiqtani Inuit Association for their excellent work on the Qikiqtani Truth Commission over the last six years. Towtongie made the comments following QIA’s launch of a two-book set and a film that includes the histories of all 13 Qikiqtaaluk communities and covers […]

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Duane Linklater wins the 2013 Sobey Art Award

October 9, 2013—HALIFAX, NS —The Curatorial Panel for the 2013 Sobey Art Award announced today that Duane Linklater of Ontario is the recipient of the $50,000 award. The announcement was made this evening during a gala event held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax hosted by Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery […]

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Member of Parliament Daryl Kramp Announces Support for Mohawk Language

TYENDINAGA TERRITORY, ON, Oct. 8, 2013 – Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the Tsi Kionhnheht Ne Onkwawenna Language Circle (TKNOLC) to develop Mohawk language-learning tools. “Community-based learning initiatives are important, as they contribute greatly to the preservation and […]

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Inuit meet with UN Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples, call for action on housing

Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo led an Inuit delegation representing the board of directors of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) in a meeting with James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, this afternoon in Ottawa. ITK and ICC Canada board members decided during the annual general meetings of […]

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Métis Nation Commemorates the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763

October 8, 2013 President Clément Chartier Calls for government-to-government multilateral level engagement  Ottawa,ON – Today the Assembly of First Nations hosted a reception at the Museum of Civilization to which President Chartier was invited to speak on the importance of the 250th anniversary of the Proclamation, which was issued on October 7, 1763, by King George […]

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Barona Museum Launches New Exhibition to Showcase “History of Sports” on the Barona Indian Reservation

“Sports: The Competitive Spirit at Barona” Is Now Open to the Public SAN DIEGO, CA – Oct 8, 2013 – To celebrate the history of sports on the Barona Indian Reservation, the Barona Cultural Center & Museum recently opened a new exhibition entitled Sports: The Competitive Spirit at Barona. The exhibit, on display this October through 2014, […]

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BC First Nations Education Organizations Commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation, 1763

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2013 (Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver) The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA), and First Nations Early Childhood Development Council (FNECDC) commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation, 1763. The Royal Proclamation was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III to, […]

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AFNQL marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763

WENDAKE, QC, Oct. 7, 2013 – October 7, 2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 issued by King George III. This day marks an important moment in Canadian history. “It is a moment that Canadians need to reflect upon and recall that this proclamation was a proposed fair and voluntary land dealing between the British government and Aboriginals […]

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University of Regina Fine Arts Series Presentations @ The MacKenzie

October 30, 2013 at 7:30am David Garneau presents Imaginary Spaces of Conciliation and Reconciliation: Art, Curation and Healing Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the Schumiatcher Theatre | Free Admission As a part of the Fine Arts Presentation Series, David Garneau will be discussing the Indigenous refusal of participating in “Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Journey” (particularly with many […]

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Celebrating 250 Years!

07 October 2013   NCC President Todd Russell is attending the Creating Canada symposium in Gatineau, Quebec this week. This conference celebrates 250 years of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which recognized the sovereignty and existence of aboriginal nations of the land that is today Canada. It is in this context that the British Inuit […]

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