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Featured Video of the Day: Dakota Unity Riders entering Long Plain First Nation, Manitoba, Canada. August 4, 2012

Credits: Steven Woods In 1812, Seven Strong Warrior Nations united against a common enemy and were victorious. The Dakota, Ojibway, Assiniboine, Cree, Mandam, Hidatsa, and Chippewa Nations became allies to fight and secure the land for the coming generations. Now, 200 years later, descendants of some of these same strong Nations gather once more. But […]

by mmnationtalk on February 1, 20131081 Views

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Destination BC board of directors announced

or Immediate Release2013JTST0019-000157Jan. 31, 2013 Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour Vancouver – The nine members of Destination BC’s inaugural board were announced today by Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Pat Bell. The board will be charged with oversight and operations of Destination BC, […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 20131522 Views

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IQ and Cultural Immersion Days Directives

For Immediate Release Iqaluit, NU (January 31, 2013) – The Government of Nunavut has new concrete ways to incorporate Inuit societal values in its everyday business that will assist in creating a balanced work environment thanks to two recently approved directives relating to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Cultural Immersion Days. “The Government of Nunavut has been […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 2013938 Views

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Building British Columbia’s creative economy

For Immediate Release2013CSCD0006-000156Jan. 31, 2013Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Victoria – The B.C. government is launching BC Creative Futures, a three-part strategy to support sustainable, long-term success for the province’s creative sector, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today. BC Creative Futures supports the provincial economy by helping to foster […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 2013506 Views

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Keep our Language Strong – Speak Inuktut

Start Date: January 31, 2013End Date: February 17, 2013Iqaluit, NU The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage is inviting Nunavummiut to celebrate Inuit Language Week February 18-22, 2013 (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᖅ ᕖᕝᕗᐊᓕ 18 – 22, 2013). This year’s theme is Keep Our Language Strong – Speak Inuktut (ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕗᑦ ᓴᙱᔫᑎᓪᓚᕗᑦ – ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑕ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ). All […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 2013798 Views

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Pacific Rim Whale Festival, March 16-24, Kicks Off Famed West Coast Vancouver Island Whale Watching Season

Culinary, Cultural, Musical, Educational Events Celebrate Return of Migrating Whales to Year-Round Whale Sighting Destination Tofino, BC and Ucluelet, BC – Jan 29, 2013 –  The Pacific Rim Whale Festival today published the calendar of culinary, cultural, musical and educational events — many of them free — planned for the 27th Annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival being held […]

by aanationtalk on January 30, 2013504 Views

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CBC/Radio-Canada, VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada present “CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW,” a conference series, in collaboration with leading canadian organizations

Ottawa, Jan. 28, 2013 – Today, CBC/Radio-Canada, VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, in collaboration with a number of leading organizations across the country, announced cities and dates for its CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW initiative, a conference series that will spark a national conversation about Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary. The CANADA 150/2017 STARTS […]

by aanationtalk on January 28, 2013529 Views

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B.C. Multiculturalism Grants support cultural diversity

For Immediate Release2013AEIT0014-000110Jan. 25, 2013 Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology and Responsible for Multiculturalism Victoria – The B.C. government is providing new funding to support multicultural organizations in raising awareness and strengthening their capacity to promote and enhance B.C.’s multicultural identity. $29,500 will help 14 community organizations throughout the province with a variety of […]

by aanationtalk on January 28, 2013571 Views

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BC Arts Council welcomes two new board members

For Immediate Release2013CSCD0004-000114Jan. 25, 2013 Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Victoria – Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett congratulated an acclaimed B.C. artistic director/choreographer and a successful self-taught visual artist recently appointed as new members of the BC Arts Council (BCAC) board. Established in 1995, the BCAC is a publicly funded B.C. […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013541 Views

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Harper Government Invests in War of 1812 Commemorations in Brockville

Brockville, Ontario, January 25, 2013 – Today, Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds–Grenville), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced funding for the City of Brockville to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.   With this support, Brockville will offer a weekend-long series of activities to commemorate the War […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013508 Views

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Peace Hills Trust is Pleased To Present 31st Annual Native Art Contest Prize Increase

Press Release Peace Hills Trust is pleased to present the 31st Annual Native Art Contest.  This contest is a definite highlight for the company, one that is anticipated by many across the country.  This year we are excited to announce our prize money has doubled from years past.  This year’s winner will receive $5000.00 along […]

by mmnationtalk on January 25, 20131195 Views

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Illumi’Native: Full Circle’s 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents the 12th Annual Talking Stick Festival Performance Date: 02/19/2013, 7:00 pm Full Circle is celebrating 20 years and on behalf of the Board of Directors would like to commend Margo Kane and her staff for this phenomenal achievement. Well done! For two decades Full Circle has entertained audiences, trained […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013701 Views

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Manitoba’s Winter Festivals Offer Opportunity for Families to Explore Manitoba’s Diverse Culture

January 24, 2013 Communities Across Province Hosting Events that Celebrate the Season: Marcelino Manitobans are encouraged to head out to one of the many festivals being held this winter to check out the different entertainment opportunities offered across the province, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino said today. “The province proudly supports a number […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013403 Views

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New Relationship Trust 2nd call for Elders and Youth 2012/13 open now

Elders & Youth Our Elders hold the wisdom of past generations. Our youth are the key to the future. Both groups are essential to strong, healthy Nations. Each year, NRT supports approximately 90 initiatives for both youth and Elders. Youth Grants The NRT BC First Nation Youth Grant Initiative provides incentives for groups representing First […]

by aanationtalk on January 24, 2013532 Views

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Honouring Chief Theresa Spence

Watch Live by Clicking This Link   Dear Ontario Regional Chief Beardy and National Chief Atleo; Please find attached a letter of invitation and guest pre-registration form to attend an honouring event for Chief Theresa Spence, to be hosted by Nishnawbe Aski Nation at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, ON. We are currently working […]

by aanationtalk on January 24, 2013848 Views

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First Nations and Canadian Citizenship take the stage at Stratford

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo to speak at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium Toronto, Jan. 23, 2013 – The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) and the Stratford Festival have partnered to present Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at the ICC’s 11th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium. Taking place August […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2013474 Views

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Mississaugas of The New Credit First Nation – Solidarity March

Date: 24 January 2013Time: 10:30 am startWhere: MNCFN Industrial Building,78 Mississauga Road Please join us as we stand together to show our opposition to Bill C-45. We will meet at the Industrial Building and after a few brief speeches, be transported via bus to the Farmer’s Market in Hagersville. At noon we will proceed from the corner of […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2013416 Views

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Free Movie Screening: People of NunatuKavut

22 January 2013   Come on out to a FREE screening of the film, “People of NunatuKavut“ Learn more about your history and culture and enjoy some entertainment in the process! Feel free to bring friends and family to this wonderful event! This film tells the story of the Southern Inuit of Labrador. It is […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 2013564 Views

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Aboriginal identity at the centre of 2013 Prix de Rome winning project

Ottawa, January 22, 2013 – The 2013 winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners aims to uncover the stories that the built environment can tell about culture, as the two evolve together over time. Brett MacIntyre will bring his own aboriginal perspective to the research and is […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2013827 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Winnipeg’s Art and Culture Scene

Winnipeg, January 22, 2013 – Today, the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages announced support for five arts and cultural projects in Winnipeg. These investments will help boost the economy and create jobs and growth in Manitoba. “Our Government received […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2013589 Views

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New report shows the significant impact of arts and culture on Ontario tourism

Toronto, Jan. 22, 2013 – The economic impact of arts and culture tourism in Ontario is considerable according to a new analysis released today by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Ontario Arts and Culture Tourism Profile, the report prepared for OAC by Research Resolutions & Consulting Ltd., provides a comprehensive profile of Ontario’s arts and culture tourists. QUICK FACTS Arts and […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 2013439 Views

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Have a Heart Day 2013

February 14, 2013 On February 14, 2013, give First Nations children the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy and proud of their cultures. Join us in Ottawa on Parliament Hill from 10 – 11:30 am or take part by hosting a Have a Heart Day event in […]

by aanationtalk on January 18, 2013601 Views

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Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art – Call for Submissions

COWICHAN INTERNATIONAL ABORIGINAL FILM FESTIVALApril 17-20, 2013 Duncan, British Columbia, Canada Welcome to the Festival Welcome to the 9th annual Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art, held in Duncan, April 17,18,19,20, 2013.  The festival events take place on the traditional lands of the Cowichan people on southern Vancouver Island, in the beautiful Quwutsun Cultural Centre. […]

by ecnationtalk on January 18, 2013563 Views

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Native Communications Society produces first NWT Indigenous Documentary Series

Yellowknife (January 17, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories congratulates the Native Communications Society and NCS Productions on the premiere of the first indigenous documentary series produced entirely in the Northwest Territories using a full northern cast and crew. The six-part television series Dene: A Journey is produced with support from the GNWT’s Support for Entrepreneurs […]

by aanationtalk on January 17, 2013710 Views

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SaskCulture Municipal Cultural Engagement & Planning Grant – Deadline February 15

The Municipal Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant is a matching grant to a maximum of $25,000.  The deadline for applications is Feb.15, 2013. Eligible applicants are urban municipalities, rural municipalities and First Nations bands. NT4

by aanationtalk on January 17, 2013672 Views

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Royal Canadian Mint rings in 2013 with new collector coins celebrating Canadian heritage and history

100th Anniversary of Canadian Arctic Expedition; the 100 year-old Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Collection; OCanada subscription series; and 2013 World Baseball ClassicTM are some of the many themes kicking off the Mint’s first launch of the year   Ottawa, Jan. 17, 2013 – As Canada looks ahead to a new year, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to launch the first coins […]

by aanationtalk on January 17, 2013395 Views

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Gold Coin Recognizes Nunavik Carver’s Work

A 1962 carving by Joanassie Nowkawalk of Inukjuak is featured on a gold coin unveiled by the Royal Canadian Mint this week. Born in 1924, Joanassie began carving in the 1950s, and sold his work for export to the Hudson’s Bay Company. He continued to carve until he suffered a stroke in 1983. He died in 1990. […]

by aanationtalk on January 17, 2013521 Views

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Royal Canadian Mint Honours Canadian Inuit Art With Fine Gold Coin

Winnipeg, Manitoba — January 15, 2013 — Today at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a 99.99% fine gold collector coin with a 50-cent face value honouring Canadian Inuit Art. “Canada has a proud history of Inuit art and this beautifully crafted coin reveals the mystical connection the Inuit people share with nature and the […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 2013472 Views

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Featured Video of the Day : Chief Spence’s message to FN youth

Credits: ProductionsCazabon Message recorded on Dec. 25, 2012 in support of youth reclaiming cultural practices and ceremony such as drumming. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on January 14, 2013918 Views

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Royal Canadian Mint to unveil fine gold coin honouring Canadian Inuit Art

Winnipeg, Jan. 14, 2013 – The Royal Canadian Mint will unveil a fine gold coin honouring Canadian Inuit Art. Where:The Winnipeg Art Gallery300 Memorial BoulevardWinnipeg, Manitoba When:January 15, 201311 a.m. arrivalBrief remarks and unveil: 11:15 a.m. Who: Mr. Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg South Ms. Bonnie Staples-Lyon, Director, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors […]

by aanationtalk on January 14, 2013474 Views

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B.C. creates new opportunities for arts funding

For Immediate Release2013CSCD0001-000016Jan. 9, 2013Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Victoria – The B.C. government is investing $1.5 million in two new arts programs to help cultural organizations continue to provide quality arts experiences in communities throughout British Columbia, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today. Funding for BC Creative Spaces […]

by aanationtalk on January 10, 2013536 Views

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National Museum of the American Indian Hosts Three-Day Multicultural Festival on Inaugural Weekend

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host “Out of Many: A Multicultural Festival of Music, Dance and Story” from Friday, Jan. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 20. The three-day program to commemorate the inauguration of President Barack Obama will feature daily performances of live music, dancing and storytelling in the museum from a […]

by aanationtalk on January 8, 2013447 Views

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Carolyn Vesely, Visual Arts Officer, named new Director of Granting at Ontario Arts Council

Toronto, January 8, 2013 – Carolyn Vesely, Visual Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), has been appointed OAC’s new Director of Granting. Her new position takes effect May 13, 2013, following the retirement on May 10, 2013 of current Director of Granting Programs, Billyann Balay. “We were fortunate to have a large number of highly qualified internal candidates for […]

by ecnationtalk on January 8, 2013748 Views

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Advanced Artist Award supports individual artistic skills development

January 7, 2013 Whitehorse—Ten Yukon artists are sharing $41,950 from the Yukon government’s Advanced Artist Award in support of career development through targeted educational pursuits. “This government has long supported talented artists whose creativity is showcased through a variety of artistic disciplines,” Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon said. “The Advanced Artist Award helps established […]

by aanationtalk on January 8, 2013529 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Takaya : Wolf

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC   Dennis Thomas from Takaya Tours   shares the Tsleil-Waututh Nation   word for wolf. The Tsleil-Waututh are Coast Salish people who speak the Downriver dialect of the Halkomelem   language. It is a language of the First Nations peoples of southeastern Vancouver Island and of the mainland around the Fraser River Delta and the […]

by mmnationtalk on January 7, 20131056 Views

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Visit to the Ainu – Japan

January 2, 2013 President Chartier hosted by Dr. Kenichi Matsui of the University of Tsukuba spent two weeks in Japan giving lectures on the Métis Nation, as well as visiting the Ainu institutions.  On December 11th President Chartier spoke at the University of Tsukuba on Métis Nation history, rights, research and traditional knowledge.  The presentation lasted […]

by aanationtalk on January 6, 2013431 Views

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Idle No More Alberta – Dr. Pamela Palmater (Part 2 of 4)

Credits – idlenomorealberta  Update and Information on each piece of federal legislation that is being passed right now or on its way to being passed.Dr. Pamela PalmaterMi’kmaw citizen and member of Eel River Bar First Nation Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ecnationtalk on December 21, 20121660 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Edmonton Flash Mob Round Dance

Credits: Brad Crowfoot People all across Canada are joining together in Flash Mob Round Dances such as this one taking place in Edmonton, AB.  They are doing this to bring attention to the passing of Bill C-45, which attacks Indigenous rights and changes laws affecting Indigenous People without their consultation or consent.  For more information: http://idlenomore1.blogspot.com/   Have […]

by mmnationtalk on December 19, 20121368 Views

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NTI Announces 2012 Photo of the Year Contest Winner

(December 18, 2012 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)      Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. officials today selected the 2012 Photo of the Year. Edward Qaqqasiq of Arctic Bay was awarded $1,000 in prize money for his photograph, entitled ingniksaaluk view. Edward also received an enlarged copy of his photograph, and the honour of having his photograph appear as the cover of […]

by aanationtalk on December 19, 20121030 Views

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Arts funding supports artistic expression and community engagement

December 18, 2012 Whitehorse—A number of projects encouraging artistic expression and community engagement are receiving Yukon government support. Six Yukon organizations will share $126,717 in funding through the Yukon Arts Fund.  “The Government of Yukon is very pleased to support community projects that foster artistic development and public engagement,” Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon […]

by mmnationtalk on December 19, 2012807 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: First Nations Carvings and Culture

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC When it comes to Aboriginal art, few First Nations are as highly regarded as master carvers as are the people of the Haida Nation. Hailing from Haida Gwaii (Island of the People) or what was also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of B.C., the Haida are credited […]

by mmnationtalk on December 18, 20121093 Views

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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, 2012876 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, 20121407 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, 2012675 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, 20121905 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, 20121100 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, 2012499 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, 20121443 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, 2012828 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, 2012561 Views

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