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Local Musher Beck Wins Diavik 150

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Diavik Diamond Mine is pleased to announce another successful Diavik 150 Canadian Championship Dog Derby. The action over the 3-day race was exciting, drawing teams not only from the home town of Yellowknife and elsewhere in Canada, but also from France and the United States.

by NationTalk on April 6, 20081595 Views

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Scientists to gather in Victoria for symposium on Kwäday Dän Ts’ìnchi

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Victoria, BC – Leading scientists who have been studying the ancient human remains that melted out of a glacier in northwestern British Columbia in 1999 will gather in Victoria for the first time next month for a symposium and lecture.

by NationTalk on April 6, 2008825 Views

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Festiv’Art 2008

Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31, 2008

The Festiv’Art 2008 organizing committee is pleased to invite Vermont and Upstate New York artists to apply to the 13th edition of Quebec’s largest and oldest outdoor art festival. As always, Canadian artists are encouraged to apply and a special invitation is extended this year to artists of Amerindian origin.

by NationTalk on April 4, 2008936 Views

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New database at Beaton Institute Helping to Preserve Island’s Multi-cultural Fabric

March 31, 2008

(Sydney, NS) – At the Beaton Institute of Cape Breton University, new work is underway to maintain the Island’s diverse multi-cultural heritage.

by NationTalk on April 1, 20081122 Views

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Deadline: 2008 Manitoba Showcase

March 31, 2008

2008 MANITOBA SHOWCASE DEADLINE: April 15, 2008

The deadline for artists interested in showcasing at the 2008 Manitoba Showcase is fast approaching: April 15, 2008. Selected performing artists who submit their promo materials will have the chance to perform in front of arts organizations and presenters from throughout Manitoba This event is held annually, and every year several showcasing performers gain the opportunity to tour Manitoba from it.

by NationTalk on March 31, 2008821 Views

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Red Sky tours to Atlantic Canada

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Red Sky tours to Atlantic Canada

Tue Apr 1, 2008
Performance 10:00 am
The Y’arc Playhouse
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

by NationTalk on March 31, 2008965 Views

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Television Program: Minik, The Lost Eskimo

March 31, 2008

There is a television program Minik: The Lost Eskimo about five Inuit brought to New York by by explorer Robert Peary in October 1897. This program was produced by the American Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and is reviewed by Henrietta Walmark in The Globe and Mail under the title, Critics Choice.

VISIT here for more information.

by NationTalk on March 31, 2008750 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival

WINNIPEG, March 30, 2008 – A festival with a history of bringing world-class performances to the young people of Manitoba will continue to do so thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Steven Fletcher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament (Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival.

by NationTalk on March 31, 2008896 Views

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Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy – Celebrate Our Community

MARCH 31, 2008
SUNRISE PAVILION RECREATION CENTRE
(LOCATED NEAR SURREY CENTRAL SKYTRAIN STATION)
10341 – 135 STREET, SURREY
TIME: 4:30 PM TO 9:00 PM

The 2007/2008 Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy Interim Committee is pleased to invite you to celebrate our community and be part of finalizing the revitalization of the Urban Aboriginal Strategy in Metro Vancouver.

by NationTalk on March 29, 2008752 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Kitikmeot Inuit Association’s Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centre

CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut, March 28, 2008 – The Kitikmeot region’s Aboriginal young people will have a chance to increase their knowledge of their culture, their language, and their traditional lifestyle and life skills through the programs of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association’s Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centre, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008855 Views

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National Lecture Series and Student Forums launched at the Canadian Museum of Nature for International Polar Year

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(March 27, 2008) – A dynamic national series of public education programmes focussed on the International Polar Year kicks off on Tuesday, April 1 in Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Nature with an evening lecture by award-winning author and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer. This is the official launch of the Polar Perspectives 2008 Speakers Series and Youth Forums which will cover 15 cities from coast to coast to coast this year. On April 2, Dr. Louis Fortier, Scientific Director of ArcticNet and one of Canada’s leading experts on climate change, will give a public lecture in French at the Museum.

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008751 Views

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Grants Honour Aboriginal And Pioneer Contributions

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008AG0014-000426
March 27, 2008

Ministry of Attorney General
and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism
Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts

VICTORIA – Thirty-three community-based and Aboriginal organizations across the province will receive funding for projects that capture Aboriginal and immigrant pioneer contributions and stories, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism Wally Oppal and Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced today.

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008870 Views

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National Native American 5K Championships in Albuquerque – Weekend of Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

For immediate release: March 20, 2008

For more information: Mike Daney 505.710.3323

Albuquerque, NM – The Native American Sports Council’s – Sports Warrior Track Club is conducting the first annual Native American 5,000-meter run “National Championships” to be held in Albuquerque, NM on Sunday April 27, 2008. This event will serve as a national Native American Championships and will require participants to provide proof of Native American tribal membership.

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008795 Views

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The National Gallery of Canada Celebrates the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts with Winners’ Exhibition

Ottawa – March 27, 2008

In collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) opens an exhibition today devoted to the eight winners of the 2008 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (GGAVMA), which are organized by the Canada Council. Representing the practices of some of Canada’s leading artists working in painting, performance, video, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fine craft and film, a selection of some twenty-five works will be showcased in the Upper Contemporary Galleries until June 15, 2008.

by NationTalk on March 27, 2008893 Views

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APTN Launches Flag Contest

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is calling for entries for the 2008 Aboriginal Solidarity Day Flag contest. This year’s contest follows a successful inaugural contest in 2007 that saw 14-year-old Nicole Chang’s distinct and colourful flag design chosen from a total of 67 entries from across Canada.

by NationTalk on March 27, 2008983 Views

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Grants & Scholarships to Give Away

The Yellowknife Community Foundation is pleased to announce its’ 2008 call for Scholarship and Grant applications.

Annual scholarships are available for individuals studying in the fine and performing arts, sport and physical activity, language studies and aviation training.

A wide range of grants are also available for registered charities.

For further information:

www.yellowknifecommunityfoundation.ca
email info@yellowknifecommunityfoundation.ca
Regards
Ian Legaree
Grants Chair

by NationTalk on March 27, 2008757 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Aurora Winterfest Committee

CHURCHILL, MANITOBA–(March 27, 2008) – Northern winter traditions and Manitoba’s Aboriginal heritage will be on display during Churchill’s annual Aurora Winterfest. This event is taking place thanks in part to an investment from the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on March 27, 20081027 Views

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The Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards 2008 Special Honour Awards Nominations

Three special honour awards have been established to honour and celebrate dedicated individuals who have been influential to the development of the Canadian Aboriginal Music Industry. Teachers, mentors, agents, promoters, producers, broadcasters, directors, elders, musicians, and anyone else who has inspired, influenced, encouraged, taught and shared their knowledge, wisdom and resources in the interest of Aboriginal Music in Canada.

by NationTalk on March 26, 2008872 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Alberta’s Francophone Communities

EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(March 26, 2008) – Francophone communities in Alberta will be able to undertake a number of major initiatives to strengthen their vitality thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

On behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Rahim Jaffer, Member of Parliament (Edmonton-Strathcona), today announced funding for seven organizations representing the Francophone communities of Alberta.

by NationTalk on March 26, 2008891 Views

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Inuit Lecture Series- Canada’s Hidden Language Crisis: Inuit language in the Arctic

Speakers:
Jose Kusugak – Inuktitut language expert
Eva Aariak – Interim Language Commissioner, Government of Nunavut
Brad Morse – Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
Moderator: Kathleen Petty, Host of Ottawa Morning and The House on CBC Radio

by NationTalk on March 26, 2008873 Views

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Visual and Media Arts Take Centre Stage at Rideau Hall

March 25, 2008

OTTAWA–Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over the ninth annual Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts ceremony at Rideau Hall on Friday, March 28, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. Media interested in covering this event are asked to arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than 5:45 p.m.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008782 Views

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Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Announcement of Winners

Ottawa, March 25, 2008 – The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the names of the eight winners of the 2008 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

Kenojuak Ashevak, Serge Giguère, Michel Goulet, Alex Janvier, Tanya Mars and Eric Metcalfe will receive awards for artistic achievement; Chantal Gilbert will receive the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts, while Shirley Thomson will receive the outstanding contribution award for her work as a cultural administrator, gallery director and arts advocate.

by NationTalk on March 25, 20081059 Views

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CEMA Hosts 2008 Elders Workshop for the Region

March 20th, 2008

Fort McMurray, Alberta – Over 100 Aboriginal Elders from communities across the Municipality of Wood Buffalo gathered in Fort McMurray to discuss the impacts of development on their traditional life styles. This two day workshop is part of an annual event sponsored by the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) as an important component of CEMA’s Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK) Advisory Committee.

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008789 Views

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Artwork Wanted for Provincial Collection

March 20, 2008

Submission deadline is April 1
Edmonton… The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) is looking for new art to add to its provincial collection. Alberta-based visual artists, who are not already represented in the provincial collection, are invited to submit images of their work to the AFA no later than April 1.

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008800 Views

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Announcing the BC150 Community Arts Grant Program

A partnership between BC150 and the Assembly of BC Arts Councils is offering a $190,000 grant program to support community and regional arts activities, announced Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen, March 19, 2008.

BC150 Community Arts Grant funding is available to community and regional arts councils, members of the Assembly of BC Arts Councils and Aboriginal cultural centres. Eligible projects span a variety of disciplines, including visual art exhibitions, dance, musical or theatre productions and presentations, publication projects (print or electronic) including artists’ books, catalogues, monographs and anthologies, and media arts projects.

application form (PDF)
Guidelines

by NationTalk on March 21, 2008767 Views

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Ontario Aboriginal Language Initiative Call for Proposals

March 20, 2008

Ontario Aboriginal Language Initiative 2008-2009
Call For Proposal Kit

Call for Proposals for Community Projects for up to $5,000.00
Deadline April 24, 2008

The Kit Includes:

Call for Proposals Backgrounder – 4 pages
Application Form – 13 Pages
Finance Information and Forms – 4 pages
Important Dates – 1 page

by NationTalk on March 21, 20081003 Views

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BC150 Supports Community Arts

VICTORIA – A partnership between BC150 and the Assembly of BC Arts Councils is offering a $190,000 grant program to support community and regional arts activities, announced Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen.

“Through the BC150 Community Arts Grant, exciting new arts projects will bring B.C.’s rich history to life,” said Hagen. “These projects will connect to BC150 celebrations in every corner of the province – and leave a legacy of arts and cultural projects for future audiences to enjoy.”

by NationTalk on March 20, 2008741 Views

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Province to Honour Top Alberta Artists

News Release
March 20, 2008

Edmonton… Alberta is honouring excellence in the visual, performing and literary arts and recognizing the contributions of individuals and organizations to the cultural life of the province with new and revised arts awards.

“The arts, in all of its forms, significantly contribute to our quality of life and help to make Alberta one of the most exciting and vibrant places in Canada,” said Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit. “The Alberta government is proud of the wealth of creative talent that exists in this province and is committed to supporting our arts community.”

by NationTalk on March 20, 2008782 Views

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Canadian First Nation’s Digital Preservation Project Gets Boost from EMC

U’mista Cultural Society One of Seven Winners Worldwide of Grants Designed to Preserve and Protect Information Heritage

TORONTO, March 18 – EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced the U’mista Cultural Society http://www.umista.ca/ in Alert Bay, B.C., is one of seven organizations receiving EMC Heritage Trust Project awards totaling US$100,000. The Heritage Trust awards are designed to protect and improve access to information in communities around the world. EMC received 325 applications from 34 countries since announcing the inaugural awards program last May.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081214 Views

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BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts presents ‘Into the Open’ Exhibition at the Sutherland Gallery

BRANDON, MB – The Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department and the Brandon University Fine Arts Students Association are proud to present the student art exhibit Into the Open from March 19 to March 29, 2008 at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art. This season’s last group exhibit will showcase artworks from all media, subjects, and course levels. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008692 Views

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New Agreement Supports Osoyoos Tourism

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008CS0051-000373
March 17, 2008

Ministry of Community Services

OSOYOOS – Osoyoos is the latest community to sign an agreement under the B.C. Resort Municipality Initiative with the Province, allowing it to share a portion of hotel room tax to invest in local resort-oriented projects that promote the local wine industry and support a greener, healthier environment, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.

“This agreement will give Osoyoos the tools it needs to attract more visitors and entice them to stay longer,” said Chong. “Through this program we’re helping create vibrant, sustainable resort-based communities across B.C., which in turn, provide tourism options, jobs and economic development opportunities.”

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081295 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia Attends 7th National Michif Language Conference

7th National Michif Conference
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Gabriel Dumont Institute hosted the 7th National Michif Language Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The conference unfolded over three days and over 150 delegates attended from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081147 Views

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Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society 2008 Conference

Date: May 14, 15 and 16, 2008
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, 1763 Comox St., Vancouver

Honouring Our Children and Youth

Our 2008 Conference is fast approaching. This year’s conference’s theme is “Honouring Our Children and Youth”. We are very excited about the opportunity to bring together friends and colleagues from across Canada and the US as we did two years ago for three days of sharing and learning from each other.

by NationTalk on March 17, 20082151 Views

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Speakers at Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon

THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES JUSTICE PROGRAM (IPJP) AND
THE MENDEL ART GALLERY PRESENT:

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
SOCIAL JUSTICE WITHIN
ARTISTIC TRADITIONS

Speakers:
Lori Blondeau
Executive Director of Tribe: A Centre for the Evolving Aboriginal Media, Visual and Performing Arts

Carol Greyeyes
Indigenous Arts Advisor and Artist in Residence Consultant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

Dr. Mary Longman
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan

MONDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2008
7PM-10PM
MENDEL ART GALLERY, SASKATOON
950 SPADINA CRES E.

FREE ADMISSION
COME AND JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF GREAT SPEAKERS, ART, FOOD AND FRIENDS!

by NationTalk on March 17, 2008792 Views

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Honouring Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007)

15 FEBRUARY – 8 JUNE 2008

CONTEMPORARY GALLERY B206 In recognition of Norval Morrisseau’s great contributions to art in Canada, a selection of works from the National Gallery of Canada’s collection recently returned from the tour of his solo exhibition will be installed alongside new acquisitions and an important loan from the Indian and Inuit Art Centre, Department of Indian and Nothern Affairs Canada. The legacy of Morrisseau’s brilliant painting career continues on through his remarkable works.

by NationTalk on March 17, 2008743 Views

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Aboriginal Treasures are Beijing-bound

Gatineau, Quebec, March 13, 2007 — Some of the most important Aboriginal artifacts in the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s (CMC) national collection are heading to China for a groundbreaking exhibition on the remarkable diversity and creativity of Canada’s First Peoples from earliest times to the present day.

First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization is organized by the CMC in collaboration with the National Museum of China. It will be presented at the Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City, from August 1 to October 15, 2008. The exhibition will then tour to other venues in China and Japan.

by NationTalk on March 15, 2008901 Views

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Government of Canada Helps Open Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations As Part Of Quebec’s 400th Anniversary Celebrations

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Wendake, Quebec, (March 7, 2008) – The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, and the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today participated in the inauguration of the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake, which is part of the activities for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City.

“This project is a perfect example of the determination, business sense, and talent of First Nations peoples,” said Minister Verner. “I am proud our Government is supporting the construction of the Hôtel-Musée, which will provide an exceptional showcase for the Huron-Wendat Nation by promoting its culture and history.”

by NationTalk on March 15, 2008884 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Michif Language

SASKATOON, March 14, 2008 – Michif, a language spoken by the Métis, will be preserved, promoted, and revitalized in Saskatchewan thanks to the Michif Language Project, which is being supported by the Government of Canada.

On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Carol Skelton, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), today announced funding for the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research.

by NationTalk on March 15, 2008881 Views

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Newfoundlanders and Inuit Celebrate Culture & Tradition

OTTAWA, March 14 – Tomorrow in Iqaluit, Nunavut and St. John’s, Newfoundland, people who have relied on the sea for hundreds and thousands of years for their survival will celebrate a culture and tradition that has centred around the seal. With European countries moving towards bans on seal products, Canadians are speaking out to try to avoid cultural and economic collapse in rural and northern communities.

“It is easy for people in southern Canada, the United States or a European city centre to condemn people who hunt seals, based on graphic photos and emotional statements,” said Rob Cahill, Executive Director of the Fur Institute of Canada. “This weekend, you will hear from real people who truly rely on nature to feed their families and sustain their communities – proud people who believe in conservation and animal welfare.”

by NationTalk on March 15, 2008846 Views

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Province to Participate in Celebration of Sealing Industry

Fisheries and Aquaculture
March 14, 2008

As the opening of the 2008 seal fishery nears, the Provincial Government will join with sealing industry representatives and supporters to celebrate the history, culture and traditions associated with the seal harvest in Newfoundland and Labrador.

On March 15, the Honourable Tom Rideout, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, will participate in an event in St. John’s organized by the Fur Institute of Canada to recognize the benefits of the seal fishery and to promote the truths of the harvest. March 15 is the annual anti-sealing global day of protest.

by NationTalk on March 14, 2008882 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Northern Saskatchewan International Children’s Festival

SASKATOON, March 13, 2008 – Children and adults from all over Saskatchewan will celebrate and participate in productions involving puppetry, masks, storytelling, theatre, and music thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada in the Northern Saskatchewan International Children’s Festival.

The 20th edition of this unique festival will take place in Saskatoon from June 4 to 7, 2008, and will offer young people culturally diverse programming, Aboriginal artistic expression, artistic productions from within and outside Saskatchewan, and works by emerging artists.

by NationTalk on March 13, 2008830 Views

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Investment in Strathcona Manor to Enhance Rigolet Tourism Infrastructure

13 March 2008
Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Rigolet Inuit Community Government will construct a replica of the circa-1836 Lord Strathcona Manor thanks in part to an investment from the Government of Canada.

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is investing more than $310,000 in this construction project.

by NationTalk on March 13, 2008842 Views

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Completion of the Centennial Mural is Underway

News Release – March 13, 2008

Preparation will begin today at the Legislative Building to complete the Saskatchewan Centennial Mural, Northern Tradition and Transition, painted by Roger Jerome.

The seams of the mural panels will be completed and the entire mural will be varnished in order to protect it. Scaffolding will be set up this afternoon and the work, to be done by conservators Sara Spafford-Ricci, Tara Fraser and Christine Foster, will begin tomorrow and be completed over the weekend.

by NationTalk on March 13, 2008846 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Preservation of Cultural Heritage Site in Labrador

13 March 2008
Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador

Work on a major project to stabilize the 171-year-old Moravian Mission Complex in Hebron, Labrador will continue this year, thanks to the efforts of the Nunatsiavut Government to preserve the site and an investment from the Government of Canada.

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), through its Innovative Communities Fund program is investing more than $666,000 to stabilize the structure at the landmark site.

by NationTalk on March 13, 2008765 Views

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2008 Governor General Performing Arts Awards

Montreal

Anton Kuerti, Eugene Levy, Brian Macdonald, John Murrell, Alanis Obomsawin and Michel Pagliaro have been named the 2008 recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, the most illustrious artistic honour conferred upon Canada’s performing artists. These individuals join an esteemed group of Canadians in the performing arts who have devoted their lives to enriching the cultural life of Canada.

by NationTalk on March 12, 20081053 Views

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Elders’ Conference Promotes Regional and National Diversity

(March 10, 2008, Thunder Bay, Ontario) In concert with Aboriginal Awareness Week 2008, Lakehead University’s Aboriginal Awareness Centre is pleased to host an Elders’ conference called Through Our Eyes – the theme of which is diversity.

“The aim of the conference is to inform students, service providers, and the general public about the diversity and culture that exists in Indian, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada, especially here in northwestern Ontario,” says Conference Organizer Brent Kelso. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. from March 12 – 14, and all community members are welcome to attend.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2008868 Views

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CARFAC National / Visual Arts Alliance Applauds Motion for Artists’ Tax Exemption

Visual Arts Alliance Applauds Motion for Artists’ Tax Exemption OTTAWA — A parliamentary motion to exempt artists from paying taxes on their first $50,000 of income is being applauded by visual artists and institutions across Canada.

The motion—M431—was introduced by Winnipeg MP Pat Martin (NDP) on January 24 and reads as follows: “That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize and acknowledge that artists contribute greatly to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Canada; (b) take note that, in other countries such as Ireland, incomeearned by artists, writers, performers and creators of art is exempt from income tax; and (c) give consideration to exempting up to $50,000of annual income earned by artists, writers, creators, and performers who work in Canada’s cultural industries.”

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081011 Views

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Northern Aboriginal Festival Comes Together April 5 and 6, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday March 6, 2008
NEWS RELEASE

Sudbury, ON – The Northern Aboriginal Festival, part of the 125 Greater Sudbury Anniversary celebrations, will be holding its inaugural festival at the Sudbury Arena on April 5 and 6, 2008. The festival will offer people of all nations the experience of traditional Aboriginal culture. A coming together of Cambrian College, Laurentian University and the City of Greater Sudbury, the festival will include a Powwow with Grand Entries at 12:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday April 5 and 12:00pm on Sunday April 6. A Vendors Market will be on site featuring food, crafts, Native artisans and information.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20084106 Views

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Additional Funds to help NWT Tourism Industry meet Global Trends

YELLOWKNIFE (March 7, 2008) – Twelve proposals received under the new Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program were announced today by the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod.

The Program, launched in January 2008, provides assistance to members of the Northwest Territories (NWT) tourism industry to support business planning, product and product package development, as well as marketing, in light of changing tourism trends.

by NationTalk on March 8, 2008811 Views

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Aboriginal Partnered Showcase was a Huge Success

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March 7, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) – The Aboriginal Partnered Showcase was a huge success during the 2008 East Coast Music Awards, and has resulted in a permanent boost for local First Nations artists.

The goal of the showcase was to raise enough money to form the First Nations Artist Group Inc., which will promote and support New Brunswick Aboriginal musicians at home and abroad.

by NationTalk on March 7, 2008724 Views

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