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U of S Powwow 2007

Building Bridges: Past, Present, and Future Thursday September 13, 2007 (Grand Entry at 10:00 a.m.) Physical Activity Complex (PAC) University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK The Aboriginal Students’ Centre (ASC) has been working with members of the community on- and off-campus to host the welcoming Powwow for all new and returning students. Formerly known as the […]

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Community Festival Support Program Provides Funding For Opaskwayak Indian Days

News Release – Manitoba August 15, 2007 Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Eric Robinson today announced $7,600 in provincial support for Opaskwayak Indian Days. “These types of gatherings and celebrations signify the uniqueness of communities throughout the province,” said Robinson. “They are also great opportunities to be active and participate in cultural events which as […]

by NationTalk on August 15, 20071073 Views

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BMO Names Best Student Artists in Canada

Eclectic works by fourteen exceptional artists from across the country win top awards at the 5th annual BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition TORONTO, August 14, 2007 BMO Financial Group today announced one national and 13 regional winners of the only national graduating artist competition in Canada, the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art […]

by NationTalk on August 14, 20071435 Views

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Deadline Approaches for Northwestel Directory Cover Art Contest

News Release 08/13/2007 Northern artists have just six more weeks to submit works for consideration in Northwestel’s annual directory cover art competition. All entries must be received by Friday, September 21st. This year, artists have been invited to present their interpretation of the theme of “Celebrating Arctic Winter Games.””Northwestel is proud to be a sponsor […]

by NationTalk on August 14, 20071089 Views

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Lytton Set To Celebrate With Spirit Square Funds

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2007CS0053-001020 Aug. 13, 2007 Ministry of Community Services Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts LYTTON – Lytton will be developing its very own B.C. Spirit Square at Pocket Park thanks to over $69,000 from the provincial government, Blair Lekstrom, Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Development and MLA for Peace River […]

by NationTalk on August 14, 2007843 Views

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New Investment In First Nations Language Revitalization

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2007CFD0034-001012 Aug. 13, 2007 Ministry of Children and Family Development VICTORIA – A $2-million grant will support First Nations language initiatives in early childhood development programming in British Columbia, Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen announced today. “Culture and language are extremely important in addressing the literacy and long-term […]

by NationTalk on August 13, 20071275 Views

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“Voice of Tomorrow” A Gathering of Youth

Aug 22, 2007 Other August 22, 23, 24, 25 2007 Hosted by: Pic River First Nation Registration Fees are: $50.00 per person(Includes meals for 4 days and comedy show) Participants are responsible for their own camping equipment Gathering Events include: Lighting of the Sacred Fire Daily Sunrise Ceremony Daily Healing Ceremonies Teachings of the sweat […]

by NationTalk on August 13, 2007838 Views

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Aboriginal People, Edmontonians Come Together to Honour Tradition, Preserve Sacred Site

News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rossdale monument opened Edmonton, August 10, 2007 – The City of Edmonton has opened a special monument at the Traditional Burial Grounds and Fort Edmonton Cemetery at Rossdale, to honour the final resting place of Aboriginal people and Edmonton’s pioneers. “The opening of this historic site and monument is an important […]

by NationTalk on August 13, 20071001 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Innu Festival on Labrador Coast

ST. JOHN’S, August 9, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament (St. John’s South-Mount Pearl), today announced $54,650 in funding for the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation. Funds will help support the […]

by NationTalk on August 9, 20071060 Views

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Robinson Congratulates Fisher River For Successful Community Celebrations

August 7, 2007 – – – Ada Wilson Memorial Powwow to be Held Aug. 7 to 10 Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Eric Robinson today saluted Fisher River’s annual community celebrations including Treaty Days and the Ada Wilson Memorial Powwow. “The community of Fisher River Cree Nation has worked tirelessly to co-ordinate this annual celebration […]

by NationTalk on August 7, 2007965 Views

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OFNYPC – Ontario First Nations Your Peoples Council Acknowledges International Youth Day – August 12, 2007

August 7, 2007 The theme for the 2007 commemoration of International Youth Day is: BE SEEN, BE HEARD: YOUTH PARTICIPATION FOR DEVELOPMENT International Youth Day gives the world an opportunity to recognize the potential of youth, to celebrate their achievements, and plan for ways to better engage young people to successfully take action for development. […]

by NationTalk on August 7, 20071586 Views

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Parks Canada: Harvest Festival at the Cartier-Brebeuf National Historic Site of Canada

QUEBEC, QUEBEC–(Aug. 6, 2007) – On Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m., the interpretation team at the Cartier-Brebeuf National Historic Site invites you to a harvest-themed family festival. In case of rain, the festival will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2007. Come enjoy activities for the whole family. You can […]

by NationTalk on August 6, 20071044 Views

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Metis Music Wanted

The Manitoba Metis Federation invites all Metis musicians that would like to have their music aired on the Metis Hour X2 (a program on NCI FM) to forward a copy of their CD to the MMF Home Office at 150 Henry Avenue, attention Cara Lytwyn. Please be sure to include your name and contact information […]

by NationTalk on August 3, 20071059 Views

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New Aboriginal Arts Website

August 3, 2007 You are invited to the first-ever ACI Manitoba Aboriginal Arts and Culture web site! This new site will provide arts and cultural content and resources that are specific to the Manitoban Aboriginal arts community while helping to build bridges between urban and rural communities. Ultimately, it will be an invaluable Aboriginal arts […]

by NationTalk on August 3, 20071108 Views

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Cowichan 2008 Spirit Pole To Tour B.C.

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2007TSA0034-001002 Aug. 3, 2007 Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts DUNCAN – At a special Cowichan 2008 countdown event, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced that the Province is sponsoring a unique Spirit Pole carving tour that will give British Columbians a rare opportunity to carve […]

by NationTalk on August 3, 20071195 Views

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Lathlin Announces Provincial Support For Signature Northern Gathering

August 3, 2007 Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Oscar Lathlin today announced that Norway House Cree Nation’s Treaty and York Boat Days – a signature northern gathering – has received $10,000 in provincial funding. “The province is pleased to support the 34th annual Treaty and York Boat Days,” said Lathlin, who will be attending community […]

by NationTalk on August 3, 20071071 Views

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Building Communities Program Invests $834,136 In Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company

News Release – August 2, 2007 Aboriginal performing artists in Saskatchewan will soon enjoy increased access to professional opportunities with an $834,136 Building Communities Program investment from the province of Saskatchewan. The funding will go to the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company for renovations at the Black Box Theatre in Saskatoon. “It is important that artists […]

by NationTalk on August 3, 2007933 Views

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Beausoleil First Nation Annual Seven Grandfather Community Awards

August 2, 2007 – Deadline for nominations is August 31, 2007. Community members may make recommendations for these awards by submitting the following information: 1) your name, 2) person you are recommending, 3) the award category, and a 4) brief paragraph or more explaining the reason for the recommendation. Recommendations will be received at the […]

by NationTalk on August 2, 2007957 Views

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West Vancouver Atrium Will Be B.C. Spirit Square Legacy

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2007OTP0111-000989 Aug. 2, 2007 Office of the Premier Ministry of Community Services Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts WEST VANCOUVER – The Province is providing the District of West Vancouver with $500,000 to help create a Spirit Square in its new Civic Centre atrium, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today. […]

by NationTalk on August 2, 2007937 Views

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August Abound with Cultural and Heritage Activities Across Alberta

July 31, 2007 Edmonton… Heading into August, Alberta parks, museums and historic sites are keeping busy with a number of exciting events for people of all ages. Below is a list of events taking place in all corners of Alberta. Cheer on Team Alberta at the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games: August 3-11 Alberta’s best […]

by NationTalk on August 1, 20071077 Views

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Pow Wows in BC-Festivals, First Nations Style

Abbotsford First Nations really know how to throw a party. The invitation is sent far and wide, with participants coming from all over North America. A Pow Wow is a gathering of First Nations for a celebration of singing, drumming and dancing, a time of renewing friendships and creating new ones. While Pow Wows are […]

by NationTalk on July 31, 20074090 Views

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Canada’s New Government Sets Stage For Cultural Coup At UWinnipeg

M E D I A R E L E A S E WINNIPEG, July 24, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament (Provencher), today announced funding of up to $473, 600 […]

by NationTalk on July 31, 20071099 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Saskatchewan Intercultural Association

SASKATOON, July 30, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Carol Skelton, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), today announced $35,000 in funding for the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association for its Making Canada Safe, Inclusively public forum. “Canada’s New Government […]

by NationTalk on July 30, 20071084 Views

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New Aboriginal Programming At The CBC

July 27, 2007 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has launched a new website and new radio program to share the stories and culture of Aboriginal people. The new website is dedicated to Aboriginal arts, news, and events in Canada, while the CBC Radio One show, Live by the Drum covers stories and music from Indigenous cultures […]

by NationTalk on July 29, 20071419 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Sakitawak Métis Society in Île-à-la-Crosse

ÎLE-À-LA-CROSSE, Saskatchewan, July 25, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Carol Skelton, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), today announced funding of up to $50,600 for the Sakitawak Métis Society Local # 21. Funds will allow the Society […]

by NationTalk on July 25, 20071281 Views

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Funding Awarded To Array Of Arts Organizations

Yukon Government FOR RELEASE #07-161 July 24, 2007 WHITEHORSE – Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced that 18 arts organizations have been awarded funding assistance to develop, advance and present the arts in Yukon. “This funding allows for economic and social growth that encourages strong artistic community spirit and pride of place,” Taylor said. […]

by NationTalk on July 25, 20071105 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute

TSIIGEHTCHIC, Northwest Territories, July 23, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Secretary of State for Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament (Battlefords-Lloydminster), today announced funding of up to $19,584 for the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI) […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071644 Views

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The Bill Reid Foundation Today Announced its Intention to Create a Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver

-For immediate release: July 11, 2007 Vancouver BC. The Bill Reid Foundation today announced its intention to create a Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver. The announcement follows the July 10 decision of Vancouver City Council to award the sublease of the purpose-built art gallery at 639 Hornby Street to the Bill […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071320 Views

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Robinson Announces $7,100 in Funding for Annual Peguis Powwow

July 20, 2007 Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Eric Robinson today announced $7,100 in provincial funding for the Peguis First Nations annual powwow. The Province of Manitoba is pleased to provide assistance to the Peguis First Nation for its annual powwow, said Robinson. Annual festivals are significant events for communities and help mobilize volunteers and […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071351 Views

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Blood Tribe Honours Premier Stelmach with Traditional Chieftainship Ceremony

July 20, 2007 Edmonton … The Blood Tribe is honouring Premier Ed Stelmach with a naming ceremony and headdress transfer during a traditional chieftainship ceremony on their sacred Sun Dance grounds, July 27. “I am overwhelmed by this honour,” said Stelmach. “I have tremendous respect for the rich culture and traditions of Alberta’s First Nations […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071252 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Central Urban Metis Federation of Saskatoon

SASKATOON, July 19, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Carol Skelton, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Saskatoon – Rosetown – Biggar), today announced $70,000 in funding to the Central Urban Mtis Federation Inc. of Saskatoon. The funds will […]

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071265 Views

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Canada Post Honours the Legacy of Chief Membertou

Ottawa – Canada Post will honour the legacy of Grand Chief Membertou of the Mi’kmaq district Kespukwitk* with a commemorative stamp to be issued July 26. Membertou was able to forge enduring ties with French settlers at Port-Royal. Membertou and his followers established a mutually beneficial relationship between France and the Mi’kmaq that would remain […]

by NationTalk on July 19, 20071511 Views

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Minister Announces $248,208 in Arts and Heritage Funding

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, Culture and Recreation July 19, 2007 The development of Newfoundland and Labrador cultural industries continues with an investment of $248,208 for arts and heritage initiatives under the Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP). “By supporting these worthwhile projects we are growing and developing cultural industries,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, […]

by NationTalk on July 19, 20071102 Views

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Three Fires Confederacy Gathering

Re-Kindling the Flame THREE FIRES CONFEDERACY GATHERING August 20-24, 2007 ** DATE CHANGE. ** Ojibway Park Ojibways of Garden River just east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ——————————————————————————– First Nations from Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and Alberta including: Anishinabek Nation, Grand Council Treaty #3, Algonquin Nation Secretariat, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Assembly of First Nations Tribes […]

by NationTalk on July 18, 20071679 Views

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Free Family Event Highlights Dancing, Food and Crafts of 15 American Indian Tribes

Virginia Indians Host Tribes From Across the Nation as Part of Jamestown Commemoration WILLIAMSBURG, VA–(July 16, 2007) – The dancing, food and crafts of America’s original cultures will be showcased during a free festival July 21-22 at Hampton Coliseum. The American Indian Intertribal Cultural Festival offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compare and contrast Indian cultures […]

by NationTalk on July 17, 20071254 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Inuit Heritage Trust

IQALUIT, July 12, 2007 – The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, today announced funding of up to $190,000 for the Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT). The funds will support two projects in Nunavut that will help preserve, enrich, and protect Inuit cultural heritage and identity. “Canada’s New Government is […]

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071412 Views

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Canada’s New Government Recognizes Shawnadithit As A Person Of National Historic Significance

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, July 12, 2007–On behalf of the Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Ocean, today announced the unveiling of a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque commemorating Shawnadithit (circa 1801-1829), the last known Beothuk […]

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071244 Views

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Learning Through the Arts (LTTA), a division of the Royal Conservatory of Music, seeks Aboriginal artists.

Moogeecantamushkawak (Moo~gee~can~tam~mush~kawak) “Offering Gifts of the Spirit, by the People, through art, song and dance.” Moose Cree Translation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alberta — July 6, 2007 (NNW) – The Learning Through the Arts Aboriginal Program is looking for Aboriginal artists to go into schools and partner with teachers to share traditional and contemporary art forms […]

by NationTalk on July 6, 20072174 Views

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New Language Funding available 2007-2008

The First Peoples’ Heritage and Language Culture Council (FPHLCC), the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) and the New Relationship Trust (NRT) have come together in support of First Nations language and cultural revitalization in British Columbia to develop a plan that will support four new language revitalization strategies. Read more….. Language Culture Camp […]

by NationTalk on July 6, 20071041 Views

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Samson Cree Nation Hosts 2007 Celebration POWWOW

Hobbema, AB, July 5, 2007: Samson Cree Nation Pow-wow Committee is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the “Nipisihkopahk Pow-wow Celebration: 2007” from July 13th – July 15th, 2007 at Maskwacis Bear Park in Hobbema, AB. Host Drum for the weekend is Northern Cree. “We would like to especially thank Ermineskin Cree Nation […]

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MUSEUM OPENING IS LARGEST FIRST NATIONS TOURIST ATTRACTION – Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Opens July 18, 2007

For Immediate Release – July 5, 2007 Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, located in Alberta’s Badlands, will become the largest First Nations owned and operated museum in Canada when it celebrates its opening on July 18, 2007 (open to the public July 19). The $25 million, 62,000 square foot museum will offer visitors an experience including […]

by NationTalk on July 5, 20076258 Views

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SHOOT NATIONS 2007, A Free Global Youth Photography & Drawing Competition

– a free Global Youth Photography & Drawing Competition for 11-24 year olds By Brett Jefferson Stott (Jul 3, 2007) SHOOT NATIONS – A global photography competition for young people aged 11 to 24. Prizes to be won, photos to be exhibited in 5 countries plus at the UN headquarters in NYC. Find out more… […]

by NationTalk on July 3, 20071136 Views

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CUPE Members Participate in a Sweet Grass Ceremony

June 29, 2007 Dieppe: CUPE members and a representative of the First Nations gathered in Dieppe, today, for the official opening of the new Moncton area CUPE office. The Pipe Carrier for the Fort Folly First Nation, Jean Nye, presided at a sweet grass ceremony as part as the opening ceremony.‘We are honoured by the […]

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071123 Views

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Mi’kmaq Artist Lives His Culture

Aboriginal Affairs June 26, 2007 ——————————————————————————– NOTE: The following is a feature story by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs. ——————————————————————————– The kids in Millbrook First Nation know him as “that guy who draws,” but to scores of other people, Gerald Gloade is much more than that. He’s an artist, and a particularly gifted one, but […]

by NationTalk on June 26, 20071288 Views

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The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC) Expresses shock and dismay at the desecration of one of it’s member Cultural Education Centres “Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre”

OTTAWA, June 26 – Hours before National Aboriginal Day, a heinous and despicable cowardly act was perpetrated against one of its member Centres in what can be described as a desecration of a Cultural Centre which acts as the repository of the Algonquin community’s language and traditional customs. Kitigan Zibi First Nation has been long […]

by NationTalk on June 26, 20075599 Views

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CAW Celebrates National Aboriginal Day in Vancouver

June 26, 2007 In keeping with the resolution passed at the recent CAW Council meeting held at Port Elgin “that all Local Unions and councils commit to working to end poverty amongst the First Nations community”; on June 20 to 24th many CAW local union members in BC joined with the Aboriginal Community in celebrating […]

by NationTalk on June 26, 20071250 Views

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