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The Business of Music – a National Training Strategy for Business Skills in the Music Industry

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is pleased to announce the release of:

The Business of Music, a National Training Strategy for Business Skills in the Music Industry. This document will serve as a road map for training in the rapidly evolving music industry as it confronts the challenges and reaps the benefits of globalization and new technology.

by NationTalk on April 27, 2008896 Views

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Queen Charlotte Fishing Lodge Welcomes “the jet age”

RICHMOND, BC, April 25 – British Columbia’s world acclaimed salmon fishing in the remote northern reaches of the Queen Charlotte Islands, will take another giant stride this season as Air North 737 charter jet service speeds the sports adventurer guests to Masset, en route to Queen Charlotte Lodge (QCL) on Naden Harbour. From Masset, Helijet takes over with a luxury high-speed shuttle to the Lodge.

by NationTalk on April 26, 20081333 Views

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Permanent Forum Speakers say Violation of Language Rights ‘Cultural Genocide’, Call for Concrete Public Policy to Protect Indigenous Languages

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Seventh Session
6th & 7th Meetings (AM & PM)

Language rights should be implemented as a collective and individual right since they were integral to self-determination, a member of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said today during a half-day debate devoted to indigenous languages.

by NationTalk on April 25, 20081197 Views

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His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond Speech on the Occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the National Art Matters Forum

Banff, Thursday, April 24, 2008

Good evening,

In the past year or so, the Governor General and I have held over 20 editions of Art Matters, not only at Rideau Hall when awards celebrating artistic talent are presented, but also during our visits across Canada and abroad. And we have the same goal every time: to provide a space for people to discuss and reflect on Canadian culture. Hundreds of artists, administrators, researchers and patrons have attended and taken part in these debates on our evolving culture, new methods of distribution and its ever-changing relationship with the public.

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008930 Views

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Petro-Canada Announces Olympic-Sized Legacy Project

Apr. 23, 2008

Aboriginal Artist to Carve 25-foot Totem Pole in Celebration of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(April 23, 2008) – Petro-Canada announced today that as a legacy to celebrate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Company had commissioned British Columbia-based Aboriginal artist Klatle-Bhi (pronounced Cloth Bay) to carve a 25-foot totem pole. The totem pole will commemorate Petro-Canada’s sponsorship of the Games, and promote cultural and economic opportunities made possible by hosting the 2010 Winter Games.

by NationTalk on April 24, 20081104 Views

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BC150 Grants Support Aboriginal Accomplishments

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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April 23, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation is providing $50,000 as part of B.C.’s celebration of 150 years to support organizations that will highlight the historical contributions made by the province’s Aboriginal communities.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2008981 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN–(April 22, 2008) – People living in Saskatchewan will have more opportunities to learn about First Nations languages thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2008900 Views

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Nears Completion

Apr 21, 08

A world-class attraction, showcasing the distinct cultures of the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation, will open in June 2008 in North America’s premier alpine resort and event site for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Located in the Upper Village of Whistler in a spectacular natural setting on a 1.76 hectare (4.35 acre) site, it is the result of a historic Protocol Agreement signed by the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation in March 2001.

by NationTalk on April 22, 20084649 Views

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Debert Air Industrial Park Development Preserves Mi’kmaq Heritage

Aboriginal Affairs
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An important step was taken today, April 21, when Premier Rodney MacDonald announced the next stage in developing the Debert Air Industrial Park, while preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Mi’kmaq in the region.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2008975 Views

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Earth Day Celebrations at The Royal Saskatchewan Museum

News Release – April 17, 2008

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the City of Regina have formed a partnership to honour Earth Day and are planning an exciting afternoon of activities for all.

by NationTalk on April 17, 2008997 Views

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A Call Of The Wild; Wolves Teach A Wild Wisdom In Northern Saskatchewan, Canada

Published on Monday, April 14, 2008

Walking on a wild side is nothing new for the director and founder of A Wolf Adventure, in Northern Saskatchewan Canada. Skylar Breton helps to unlock a natural wild wisdom within us all, while teaching the next generation about a highly misunderstood wild animal, the wolf.

by NationTalk on April 15, 2008998 Views

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International Symposium on:Linguistic Rights in the World, the current situation

International Symposium on:”Linguistic Rights in the World, the current situation”, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Universal Esperanto Association and the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.

by NationTalk on April 14, 2008911 Views

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Artists and Arts Organizations from across Alberta to Benefit from $2 Million in New Funds

Ottawa, April 14, 2008 – More than 100 artists and arts organizations in 11 Alberta communities will share a total of $2 million through the Alberta Creative Development Initiative (ACDI), a new program designed to support the development of the arts in Alberta.

by NationTalk on April 14, 2008950 Views

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Government of Canada Stands up for Sealers

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The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today issued the following statement:

“The Government of Canada has taken action to protect the safety and livelihoods of Canadian sealers by boarding and seizing the Farley Mowat to arrest its Captain and Chief Officer for alleged violations of Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations (MMR). These actions were taken in accordance with Canadian fisheries legislation.”

by NationTalk on April 14, 2008870 Views

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Million-dollar Jarislowsky Endowment will bring Master Artists to The Banff Centre

Media Release
For immediate release
April 11, 2008

The rising stars of Canada’s arts scene will have an opportunity to work beside, and be inspired by, distinguished national and international artists thanks to a $1-million gift from the Jarislowsky Foundation.

by NationTalk on April 14, 20081126 Views

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Manito Ahbee – A Festival For All Nations

The MANITO AHBEE FESTIVAL will be held from October 31st to November 9th 2008 at the MTS Centre, Winnipeg Convention Centre and other venues in and around downtown Winnipeg. The 10 days festival is a celebration of Aboriginal music, art and culture.

by NationTalk on April 14, 2008967 Views

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Time is Running Out on Three Exciting Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, April 10, 2008 — This is your last chance to experience three very different exhibitions currently on at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. From encounters with an intriguing ancient civilization, to groundbreaking Canadian art and outer-space adventures, there is something for everyone.

by NationTalk on April 13, 2008954 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta Youth Art Contest

Deadline May 7, 2008

VIEW Contest Poster.

by NationTalk on April 12, 2008897 Views

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Cultural Olympiad launches Artist Registry

VANOC has created an artist registry for individual artists and ensembles interested in participating in Cultural Olympiad and/or other Olympic and Paralympic Games programs. Designed as a programming resource, the registry will also serve as a central artist database that VANOC can reference for the development of future events. Submission guidelines are available at www.vancouver2010.com/en/CultureEducation/CulturalOlympiad/ArtistRegistry

by NationTalk on April 11, 2008795 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Lesser Slave Lake North Country Community Association

JOUSSARD, Alberta, April 11, 2008 — Residents of Northern Alberta and Northern British Columbia will continue to enjoy well-renowned arts and culture festival thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on April 11, 20081011 Views

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A Thousand Years of History Online

ACOMA PUEBLO, NM–(April 10, 2008) – Recovering from a disastrous fire in 2000, the new Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum at Acoma Pueblo are now open for tourist visits and online at www.AcomaSkyCity.org. Ranked by USA Today as “the #1 place to honor American Indian life,” Sky City is known worldwide for its fine Native American pottery and as a living example of the rich cultural history of the Pueblo Indians.

by NationTalk on April 10, 20081040 Views

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Access OAC: May 1 and All Year Long

OAC encourages and supports diverse artistic practices

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEWS RELEASE–(April 9, 2008) – The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has over 50 programs available to support the arts by people of diverse cultural backgrounds. As part of its response to continuing systemic barriers for arts professionals of colour and Aboriginal arts professionals, OAC created the Access and Career Development program; the next deadline is May 1, 2008. The program funds professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance the applicants’ artistic work and careers.

by NationTalk on April 9, 2008959 Views

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Awo Taan Healing Lodge Awo Taan Healing Lodge will be Hosting The 8th World Indigenous Women & Wellness Conference

Awo Taan Healing Lodge Calgary, Alberta will be hosting the The 8th World Indigenous Women & Wellness Conference. This is an excellent opportunity for participants from across the globe to share information, innovative initiatives, models. research and best practices on Family Violence and Indigenous Peoples. The conference will also provide participants with the opportunity to network.

by NationTalk on April 9, 2008999 Views

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“Blanket of Remembrance” 1st Memorial Round Dance

16th May 2008 Friday
Edmonton City Hall, Edmonton, AB

Creating Hope Society is a non-profit Aboriginal organization with members that have life experiences in the Canadian child welfare system and now recognize that we are in third generation of child welfare. Our mandate is building strength to create hope for the future of Aboriginal people impacted by the child welfare system.

by NationTalk on April 8, 20081282 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations – Call for Applications – Birds of Prey

April 2, 2008

Saskatchewan First Nations
Saskatchewan Tribal Councils
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN)
FSIN Institutions
Saskatchewan First Nation Schools

To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Call for Applications – Birds of Prey

The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC) is announcing a Call for Applications for Birds of Prey items from Eagles, Hawks and other raptors. SICC is requesting any First Nation individual or First Nation community that requires Birds of Prey items to fill out the relevant part of the attached application and return the completed form to:

by NationTalk on April 7, 20081075 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Fort Simpson Heritage Centre

FORT SIMPSON, Northwest Territories, April 7, 2008 – The rich heritage and the current culture of the Deh Cho region will be preserved and promoted, thanks to support from the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on April 7, 2008956 Views

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Yellowknife – For Arts Sake Artists’ Social

7pm-9pm Friday, April 11 @ Northern United Place

Art Demos & Exhibitions
Musical entertainment
by Dana Sipos

The Aurora Arts Society invites the artist community (and the folks who love them) to gather at Northern United Place from 7pm-9pm on April 11 for another For Arts Sake Artists’ Social. This will be the fourth Artists’ Social hosted by the AAS, with more planned for the future. The Artists’ Socials reflect the desire and commitment of the Aurora Arts Society to establish a gathering place for artists to meet, greet and show their stuff in a budget-conscious style.

by NationTalk on April 7, 20081010 Views

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2009 and 2010 Open Call for Proposals

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

This Call for Proposals is issued by VANOC to obtain proposals from cultural organizations who wish to participate with VANOC as part of the 2009 and/or 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

by NationTalk on April 7, 20081055 Views

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Local Musher Beck Wins Diavik 150

– NEWS ITEM –

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, 20081700 Views

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

NEWS RELEASE

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, 2008875 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, 2008984 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, 20081211 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, 2008877 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, 20081053 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, 2008818 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, 2008959 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, 2008823 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, 2008902 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, 2008818 Views

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Grants Honour Aboriginal And Pioneer Contributions

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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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, 2008938 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, 2008875 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, 2008950 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, 20081051 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, 2008822 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, 20081083 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, 2008955 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, 2008964 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, 2008955 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, 2008847 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, 20081124 Views

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