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First Nations artist to donate portion of his sales to the Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Foundation news release
June 17, 2009

Alano Edzerza is launching his newest collection of artwork on June 18, 2009 and is donating 25 per cent of his total sales to Vancouver Foundation.

by NationTalk on July 2, 2009790 Views

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CNC Pilot Program revitalizes Traditional Metis Arts and Crafts

NEWS RELEASE
For release on June 23, 2009

Metis elders are refreshing their skills in traditional Metis arts and crafts through a unique pilot program at CNC in Prince George this week.

by NationTalk on June 30, 2009985 Views

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Government of Canada Ensures Financial Stability of Cultural Sector by Renewing Arts Investments for Next Five Years

Vancouver, British Columbia (June 26, 2009) – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the renewal of arts funding for the next five years. He made the announcement at the Vancouver Arts Summit, where he also discussed the benefits of the creative economy and the opportunities presented to the arts and cultural sectors by the changing technological landscape.

by NationTalk on June 26, 20091045 Views

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Cumberland Heritage Village Museum celebrates Aboriginal traditional skills

Join us at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum and learn about the First Nations’ way of life. Participate in hands-on workshops and learn traditional First Nations skills. The whole family will enjoy the interactive performances of traditional and contemporary-style dancers in full regalia.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009709 Views

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Metro Vancouver 2009 Cultural Grants Available Now!

Applications Now Available! Metro Vancouver 2009 Cultural Grants for Region-serving Arts and Cultural Organizations. Apply by Friday, July 24, 2009 – 4:00 PM

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009725 Views

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Indigenous Acts at the 2009 Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 9-12

June 22, 2009

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has a great lineup of Indigenous acts this year. The list includes six Manitobans, one group from Ontario and visiting acts from New Zealand and Australia.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009954 Views

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Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival

Deadline: July 1, 2009

Native Earth Performing Arts is seeking submissions for its 22nd annual festival of new works by Native artists. It is a festival showcasing and developing new works of Aboriginal theatre and dance. The Festival is scheduled for January 2010.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009801 Views

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“Whispers of the Ancients” works by Moses Amik Beaver July 1 to 26, 2009

Art Gallery of Bancroft
10 Flint Avenue,
P.O. Box 398,
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0

July 1 to 26, 2009

Moses Amik Beaver, is a self-taught Canadian Aboriginal Artist from the fly-in reserve of Summer Beaver, Nibinamik, Ontario. Moses began to paint with encouragement from his uncle and while lack of access to formal education or supplies, due to the remoteness of his reserve, he only began to explore colour as an adult. While Moses’ paintings reflect traditional Woodlands art, with its bold black lines and interlay of abstract images depicting the intrinsic connection between man and earth, he further embraces a very unique style.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009962 Views

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Local Artist Highlighted

16 June 2009

The US$1 million Rio Tinto Prize for Sustainability, awarded earlier this month to US-based Trees, Water & People, also included the presentation of a uniquely northern piece of art carved by Inuit artist and Yellowknife resident Joe Jaw Ashoona. A fourth generation Inuit artist, Ashoona carved a polar bear from kimberlite rock donated by Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., the Rio Tinto company which operates the Diavik Diamond Mine.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009807 Views

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Government of Canada Funding Tourism Expansion in Fraser Canyon

June 19, 2009 Lytton, British Columbia

Today, the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced Government of Canada support for the New Pathways to Gold Society to increase heritage-themed tourism from Hope to Barkerville.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2009832 Views

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Federal Funding Supports New Opportunities in Lillooet

June 19, 2009 Lillooet, British Columbia

Today, the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Member of Parliament for Chiliwack – Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced Government of Canada support for the Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society to develop a strategic tourism plan.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2009791 Views

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Message from Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health – National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2009

As an Inuk, I am very pleased to be celebrating National Aboriginal Day with all Canadians. Today is a chance to cherish and appreciate the traditions and heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis and also recognize their great contributions to Canada. Aboriginal people hold a special place in our culturally diverse country and that is why we have dedicated this day to celebrate their heritage.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2009763 Views

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A Statement by the Minister of State (Status of Women)

OTTAWA, June 19 – The following is the text of a statement by the Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State (Status of Women), on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day – Share in the Celebration! June 21, 2009:

by NationTalk on June 19, 20091186 Views

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Message From Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean,Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of National Aboriginal Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 19, 2009) – One year after the Government of Canada delivered its official Statement of Apology to the former students of Indian residential schools, we have the opportunity on this National Aboriginal Day to celebrate reconciliation and to look to the future with confidence.

by NationTalk on June 19, 20091050 Views

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Government of British Columbia: Certainty and Opportunity Through Co-Operation

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 19, 2009) –

OPINION-EDITORIAL

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY:

CERTAINTY AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH CO-OPERATION

By Premier Gordon Campbell

June 19, 2009

(612 words)

by NationTalk on June 19, 2009953 Views

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Governor General Visits the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region

Ottawa, Ontario (June 18, 2009) – Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, along with their daughter, Marie-Eden, will be visiting the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec on June 21 and 22, 2009.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009883 Views

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Come Help Us Celebrate an “Amazing Feet”!

Winnipeg, Manitoba (June 18, 2009) – Construction is well underway on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. In celebration of this historic milestone and in recognition of the collective efforts it took to make the dream a reality, the Museum is presenting “Amazing Feet”, an event to be held in Winnipeg at The Forks from June 18-21, 2009 (with online participation available for those residing outside Winnipeg area). Winnipeggers and, indeed, all Canadians are invited to join in the celebration by making an imprint of their foot or hand to be preserved in a time capsule that will later be buried on the Museum site.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009871 Views

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Premier’s message: New Brunswick’s 225th anniversary

NB 867
June 18, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) – The following statement was issued today by Premier Shawn Graham, in recognition of New Brunswick’s 225th anniversary.

This year we are celebrating a significant milestone in our history: the 225th anniversary of New Brunswick.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009837 Views

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Alberta government celebrates National Aboriginal Day

June 18, 2009

Inaugural $25,000 Aboriginal Quality of Life Award winner and new pilot project for Aboriginal students announced
Edmonton… The Government of Alberta augmented national Aboriginal Day celebrations across Canada by hosting a noon-hour gathering in downtown Edmonton, celebrating a $25,000 award winner and announcing a new pilot project under the Safe Communities Innovation Fund (SCIF).

by NationTalk on June 18, 20091043 Views

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Re-telling stories of Aboriginals sheds light on shared history: York U professor

Changing stories taught at school may improve modern relations, says book

TORONTO, June 16, 2009 — Many non-Aboriginal Canadians are bewildered or angered by Aboriginal activism including actions such as blockades because they have been raised with romantic images of Aboriginals as people from the past, says York University professor Susan Dion.

by NationTalk on June 18, 20091246 Views

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Open House Event on the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador

“We are spirited and proud peoples”
– Chief Ghislain Picard

Quebec City, June 17 – About a hundred persons from different activity sectors will participate in a public event on Friday June 19th, in Trois-Rivières, namely the “Open House Event on the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador”, under the initiative of the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL). A press conference will follow the event.

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009824 Views

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Banff choreographers’ summit to spark new creative work in indigenous dance

June 10, 2009

Indigenous Dance Excerpts
June 20, 7:30 p.m. · June 21, 2:00 p.m.
Margaret Greenham Theatre · The Banff Centre · Tickets $10
Banff Centre Box Office: 1.800.413.8368 or 402.762.6301
Presented as part of the 2009 Banff Summer Arts Festival

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009851 Views

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New Brunswick – Minister’s message: National Aboriginal Day

Aboriginal Affairs
NB 854

June 17, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) – The following message was released today by Rick Brewer, minister responsible for the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day:

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009905 Views

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MMF Congratulates Metis Sisters Receiving Spirit of the Earth Award

MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release
June 16, 2009

WINNIPEG – On behalf of the Manitoba Metis Federation Board of Directors and the Manitoba Metis community, President David Chartrand extends his congratulations to Channing, Chelsea and Christie Lavallée, who will receive the Spirit of the Earth award for their work in preserving and promoting Metis culture.

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009819 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports the Societe d’Histoire et d’Archeologie de Mashteuiatsh

Mashteuiatsh, Quebec (June 16, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec) and Member of Parliament (Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean), today announced funding for the Societe d’histoire et d’archeologie de Mashteuiatsh.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009822 Views

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Toronto Aboriginal Celebration Events

The 15th annual National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated on June 21. The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting events leading up to, on and following National Aboriginal Day. Details follow.

by NationTalk on June 16, 20091171 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre

SOUTHAMPTON, Ontario, June 15, 2009 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron-Bruce), today announced funding for the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009791 Views

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Inuit Celebrate Nunavut Official Language Act Obtaining Parliamentary Concurrence

(June 12, 2009 – Iqaluit) The Senate of Canada unanimously passed the Nunavut Official Languages Act after much debate in Ottawa on June 11, 2009. The Act needed concurrence from Parliament as per section 38 of the Nunavut Act.

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009790 Views

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Creative Communities: 2010 Legacies Now

The Creative Communities program invests in B.C. municipalities and other local governing bodies to undertake cultural development projects with community partners. The goal of the program is to encourage cultural planning in communities to recognize the creative sector’s importance and its role in attaining social and economic objectives. Support from the Creative Communities program is available in three categories.

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009704 Views

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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

June 12, 2009

Fort Macleod… Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump on Sunday, June 21 for a full day of activities to celebrate National Aboriginal Day.

Ceremonies include:

. welcome and opening remarks;
. opening prayer – Blackfoot Elder;
. flag raising song – Blackfoot Drum Group;
. drumming and dancing (two performances at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.);
. Napi’s puppet theatre (Blackfoot legends that come to life with a cast of characters);
. traditional food sampling; and,
. First Nations music.

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009834 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports U’mista Cultural Society

Alert Bay, British Columbia (June 12, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, John Duncan, Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North), today announced funding for the U’mista Cultural Society.

by NationTalk on June 14, 2009902 Views

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Regina Showcases First Nations Languages

June 10, 2009 REGINA – The “2009 Regina First Nations Language Festival” will be held on June 16 at Scott Collegiate in Regina. Language learners and other special guest performers will perform songs, skits, and monologues in Cree, Dene, Nakota, Dakota, Saulteaux and Anishnabemowin. The festival is free admission and begins at the Scott Collegiate auditorium at 6:30 pm. Many of the participants are children and adults speaking a First Nations language for the first time. The festival is meant to encourage others to continue to speak First Nations languages in Regina.

by NationTalk on June 12, 20091316 Views

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Alberta Culture Centre Stage during Spring Tour

News Release
June 10, 2009

Minister Blackett hosts meetings in six Alberta communities
Edmonton… The Minister of Culture and Community Spirit is meeting with cultural leaders on a tour of six Alberta communities this month.

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009818 Views

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Federal and Provincial Funding Announced for New Cultural Centre for Arts and Youth

Date: 10 June 2009
Publication: Sioux Bulletin

On Friday, Kenora MP Greg Rickford came to Sioux Lookout with good news for local youth.

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009725 Views

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Yukon Artists to Take Their Talents on the Road

FOR RELEASE #09-142
June 10, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The Touring Artist Fund will contribute $44,378 in funding to 14 Yukon artists travelling to the Northwest Territories, Alberta, BC, the US and Jamaica, announced Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor.

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009994 Views

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Languages key to Nationhood: Beaucage

MONTREAL, June 10 – John Beaucage, candidate for the office of National Chief, has challenged all First Nations and leaders to make language a priority, stating that languages are the key to indigenous Nationhood. In addressing the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, former Grand Council Chief Beaucage made further commitments to enhance French language services at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). “As Nations we are people who have distinct cultures. As such, it is our languages that define us. Language is key to Nationhood,” said Beaucage, a citizen of Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario. “Our languages are sacred, and protecting and restoring them should be a priority for our Chiefs and citizens.”

by NationTalk on June 10, 2009910 Views

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Yukon Museums Receive Funding for Collections, Exhibits and Income Generation

FOR RELEASE #09-138
June 4, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Twelve Yukon museums and First Nation cultural / heritage centres, along with the Yukon Historical and Museums Association, will share $300,000 to support capital projects.

by NationTalk on June 9, 2009708 Views

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Diverse Yukon Arts Projects Receive Valuable Support

FOR RELEASE #09-140
June 8, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The Department of Tourism and Culture Arts Fund is contributing $138,735 to 19 recipients with exciting and diverse artistic goals, announced Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor.

by NationTalk on June 9, 2009929 Views

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Minister Announces Funding for Community Heritage Organizations

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
June 8, 2009

The Provincial Government continues to support and promote Newfoundland and Labrador’ s cultural heritage through the provision of operational support to community-based heritage organizations throughout the province.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20091163 Views

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Observing the First Anniversary of the Prime Minister’s Apology to Residential Schools Survivors

Please make copies and post on your Community Bulletin Board

Restoring Languages, Culture and Families
Honouring Residential School Survivors’ Contributions to Canada

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is hosting a commemorative gathering to observe the first anniversary of the Prime Minister’s apology to Indian Residential Schools Survivors.

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009858 Views

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National Aboriginal Day 2009 in Winnipeg

June 3, 2009

The National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Manitoba are lead annually by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, the Manito Ahbee Festival, the Manitoba Metis Federation, the Casinos of Winnipeg and NCI FM. This year is no different and the entertainment begins with gigs at the McPhillips Street Station on June 18, wrapping up four nights later on the Central Park Stage at the Red River Exhibition Grounds.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20092418 Views

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In Honor of Our Ancestors, Grandmothers and Grandfathers Healing of the Seven Generations Is Sponsoring The Indigenous Grandparents Rights Walk

PRESS RELEASE

The Healing of The Seven Generations is sponsoring the Indigenous Grandparent’s Rights Walk from Kitchener to Ottawa from July 4 – 20, 2009, which will take approximately fifteen days of walking. The Kookums (grandmothers in the Cree language) and Moosims (grandfathers) will begin walking from Victoria Park in Kitchener. A sunrise ceremony will begin the Walk. This Press Release is the formal invitation to include all Kookums and Moosims and grandchildren to the Walk.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20091262 Views

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The 34th Annual American Indian Film Festival Call for Entries

San Francisco, CA — The American Indian Film Institute is currently seeking film and video entries for the 34th annual American Indian Film Festival. As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian film arts and entertainment, the American Indian Film Festival has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity. At Film Festival 2008, AIFI premiered and/or screened over 100 film and video works from American and Canadian filmmakers. The annual Film Festival and American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show, produced by AIFI Founder and President Michael Smith, draws an audience of nearly 5,000, anticipating the latest in American Indian cinema and music.

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009747 Views

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Into the Wild: Profs Participate in First Nation Rafting Trip

Algoma University press release

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – JUNE 3rd, 2009): Two professors from Algoma University’s Community Economic and Social Development (CESD) department have embarked on a journey by raft on the Kanogami and Albany rivers with an intergenerational group of community members from Fort Albany First Nation. The purpose of the trip is to identify sites and stories of cultural importance to the community. Fort Albany is situated 450 kilometers north of Timmins, on the west coast of James Bay.

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009902 Views

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June is now National Aboriginal History Month

Thu 04 Jun 2009

New Democrat Crowder’s motion passes unanimously after two year struggle

OTTAWA –MPs cheered today after a motion from New Democrat Jean Crowder (Nanaimo-Cowichan) received unanimous consent declaring June as National Aboriginal History Month.

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009969 Views

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Passamaquoddy-Maliseet dictionaries being donated

Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
(09/06/05)
NB 802

June 5, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) – Fifty copies of the Passamaquoddy-Maliseet dictionary are being distributed among the Maliseet First Nations communities and libraries across the province. Rick Brewer, minister responsible for the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, made the announcerment today.

by NationTalk on June 7, 2009812 Views

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Awards Celebrate B.C. First Nations Art

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For Immediate Release
2009OTP0087-000978
June 5, 2009

Office of the Premier
BC Achievement Foundation

VANCOUVER – Five B.C. First Nations artists were named as the recipients of the 2009 BC Creative Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art today by Premier Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.

by NationTalk on June 7, 2009855 Views

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Selkirk-Interlake Communities Receive Festival Funding

June 4, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – James Bezan, Member of Parliament, Selkirk-Interlake is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada is providing to:

· the Stonewall Quarry Days Committee $2,900 for this year’s Stonewall Quarry Days and,

· the Saint Laurent & District Métis Association $7, 100 for this year’s St. Laurent Métis Heritage Festival.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2009867 Views

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James Jerome Exhibit on display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (June 4, 2009) – An exhibit of photographs by Gwich’in photographer James Jerome will be on display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) this summer and fall, and travelling throughout the Gwich’in Settlement Area over the winter.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20091007 Views

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Nova Scotia Summer Festivals and Events Celebrate Diversity, Culture and Historical Achievements

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (June 3, 2009). Throughout the month of June, Nova Scotia is hosting a wide array of festivals and events celebrating the province’s rich and diverse culture, history, and achievement.

by NationTalk on June 4, 2009994 Views

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