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Media Advisory: Canadian Heritage

WOODSTOCK, NEW BRUNSWICK–(Feb. 18, 2008) – On behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Mike Allen, Member of Parliament (Tobique-Mactaquac), will make a funding announcement, tomorrow, in Woodstock, New Brunswick, concerning the Assembly of First Nations Regional Office for New Brunswick and PEI.

by NationTalk on February 19, 2008882 Views

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The National Arts Centre English Theatre presents ‘Death of a Chief’

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is unearthed … on Native ground!

The National Arts Centre English Theatre presents

Death of a Chief

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Co-adapted and co-directed by Yvette Nolan and Kennedy C. MacKinnon

An NAC English Theatre/Native Earth Performing Arts (Toronto) coproduction

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Native Earth Performing Arts

by NationTalk on February 18, 20081026 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Commemorates Louis Riel Day

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release February 17, 2008

WINNIPEG – On Monday, February 18, 2008, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand and Board of Directors are pleased to invite you to celebrate the contributions of the Father of Manitoba, Louis Riel. On February 18th, Manitobans of all ages and cultures will join our celebration of the new Louis Riel provincial statutory holiday at the St. Boniface Museum.

by NationTalk on February 17, 20081130 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Festival du Voyageur 2008

WINNIPEG, February 15, 2008 — On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament (Provencher), and Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament (Lévis-Bellechasse), today announced funding for the Festival du Voyageur 2008.

Funding of $90,000 will help the Festival du Voyageur, which takes place from February 15 to 24, continue to provide the community with cultural, artistic, and historical experiences. Every year in the month of February, the festival provides a variety of folklore and traditional activities, as well as presentations of dance and art that are meant to reflect the era of the fur trade and the voyageurs.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2008986 Views

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Winners At Winterlude’s National Snow Sculpture Competition

February 12, 2008

The National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the Ville de Gatineau, is pleased to announce the winners of the Winterlude’s National Snow Sculpture Competition, which began on Tuesday, February 5, and ended Saturday, February 9, at noon.

by NationTalk on February 14, 20081232 Views

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Canada Council Releases Action Plan for 2008-11

News Releases – 2008

Ottawa, February 13, 2008 – The Canada Council for the Arts today released its Action Plan for the next three years, including plans for the distribution of $31.5 million in new funding in 2008-09.

In July 2007, the federal government announced an ongoing $30 million increase to the Council’s parliamentary appropriation, bringing the government’s annual investment in the Council to over $180 million. The announcement followed one-time increases to the Council’s funding of $20 million in 2006-2007 and $30 million in 2007-2008. The Council has also increased its funding for arts project grants by $1.5 million on a permanent basis, which brings the total amount of new ongoing funding to $31.5 million.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081024 Views

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Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents Talking Stick Festival. Celebrating Aboriginal Performance and Art. Featuring Ab-Original Cabaret, Live Music, Dance, Theatre and More

February 12-17, 2008
Vancouver, BC

For tickets phone (604) 631-2872 or book online at www.ticketstonight.ca
Information line at (604) 683-8993 or online at www.fullcircleperformance.ca

Media Contact: Bonnie Allan, Bridge Communications, 1081 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5L7, 604-739-3180 (office) 604-221-5052 (fax), 604-218-9525 (cell)

Many Thanks to our sponsors:

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Department of Canadian Heritage, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, The Dance Centre, Britannia Community Centre, City of Vancouver, Global TV, The Georgia Straight, UBC, Shared Vision, West Coast Rez Bluez, First Nations Drum.

The Projects Through-Our-Eyes, Cedar, and Pillow Talk are sponsored by Constant Arts Society, UNYA, Vancouver Foundation (Youth Philanthropy Council), ArtStarts, Canada Counci

All Roundhouse events are co-presented by Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Visit here to download poster and agenda or for more information.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081265 Views

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Walter Phillips Gallery to Host Exhibition on Nationhood and Identity

For immediate release
February 11, 2008

High resolution images available

ANTHEM: Perspectives on Home and Native Land
February 16 to May 11, 2008
Curated by Ryan Rice

Artists: KC Adams, FASTWÜRMS, Cynthia Girard, Dana Inkster, Alisdair MacRae, Shirley Moorhouse, Eric Robertson, Miles Turner

Opening reception and catalogue launch: Saturday, February 16 · 7 to 9 p.m.
Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre · Information: 403.762.6281
Organized and circulated by Carleton University Art Gallery

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081014 Views

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New Awards Recognize Excellence In Cultural Diversity

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008AG0004-000184
Feb. 11, 2008

Ministry of Attorney General
and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism

VICTORIA – To honour and celebrate British Columbia’s cultural diversity and indigenous communities, the Province will recognize exceptional work in bringing B.C.’s diverse cultures together with the Nesika Awards, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism Wally Oppal and provincial Multicultural Advisory Council chair John Halani announced today.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081039 Views

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2008 Artists in the Park Project, Ivvavik National Park, Yukon

Each year, Parks Canada, Western Arctic brings up to six artists into Ivvavik National Park, Yukon to experience and work in this spectacular and remote national park. We will offer our fifth annual Artists in the Park program from July 2nd to July 11th, 2008.

Artists in the Park is both a residency and an artistic retreat. It is a professional working opportunity, where artists can explore and experience an Arctic environment. It also provides an opportunity for artists to exchange ideas. We hope that the work of artists in our national parks will help more Canadians learn about not just what lives in a national park, but how it feels to be there. Up to six artists will be selected. Three places are held for beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.

by NationTalk on February 11, 20081170 Views

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Master Ice Carvers, Giant Snow Sculptures and a Celebration of Northern Culture will Delight Crowds during Winterlude’s Second Weekend

February 08, 2008

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is pleased to invite residents and visitors to take part in the second weekend of the 30th edition of Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, which takes place in the Capital Region until February 17, 2008.

by NationTalk on February 10, 20081012 Views

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First Nations House at the University of Toronto presents, Aboriginal Awareness Week

First Nations House at the University of Toronto Presents Aboriginal Awareness Week, Honouring Our Students: Past and Present. For a complete lisitng of events, please visit http://www.fnh.utoronto.ca/upcomingEvents.html

Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

On Campus : St. George » Borden Building North » 563 Spadina Avenue » First Nations House, 3rd Floor

by NationTalk on February 10, 20083239 Views

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Yukon Artists, Performers Participating in Winterlude 2008 in Canada’s Capital

FOR RELEASE #08-028
February 8, 2008

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – A select group of Yukon performers and artists will participate in Winterlude in Canada’s Capital Region, thanks to coordinated efforts between the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the Government of Yukon.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008953 Views

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All Bark, No Frostbite

Countdown begins to the ’08 Cannington Dog Sled Race & Winter Carnival Feb. 22nd, 23rd and 24th

CANNINGTON, ON, Feb. 8 – The 4th Annual Cannington Dog Sled Race & Winter Carnival is just days away – and this year, the fun-filled extravaganza taking place just minutes north of the GTA is bigger and better than ever before!

More than 70 dog sled teams from across North America will be competing for a $10,000 purse as the picturesque town of Cannington welcomes thousands of spectators to the celebration, billed as one of the best of its kind in Canada.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081829 Views

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Manitoba to Celebrate Louis Riel Day Feb. 18

Manitoba News Release
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February 8, 2008

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Robinson Invites Manitobans to Enjoy Winter Activities Across the Province

Manitoba’s first February holiday will be an opportunity to enjoy Manitoba’s winter and its seasonal festivals, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson said today.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081197 Views

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Media Adivsory/Winter Celebration 2008: Destination Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 7, 2008) – Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, along with their daughter Marie-Eden, extend a special invitation to winter enthusiasts to join them for Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall. This festival is presented for the seventh consecutive year and will take place this Saturday, February 9, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented as part of Winterlude, Winter Celebration is the perfect event to enjoy what the season has to offer and to take part in a variety of free interpretive and outdoor activities. This year, the festival will focus on the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. Visitors will relive this time period through folk music, traditional dances and storytelling by a voyageur. A bust of the great explorer Samuel de Champlain, carved out of ice, will also be on display.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2008928 Views

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Submissions to the 2008 Lindalee Tracey Award are Now Being Accepted!

THE LINDALEE TRACEY AWARD
http://www.whitepinepictures.com/lltaward.htm#submit

Writer, filmmaker, journalist, entertainer, mother, Lindalee Tracey was one of the brightest and liveliest Canadian artists. The underlying theme of her work was to champion those who are often ignored, underestimated and forgotten and to celebrate those who rise above disadvantage. Lindalee passed away on October 19, 2006 at age 49, after a five year battle with breast cancer.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081278 Views

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Boosting Tourism In The North

Visit A Northern Tourist Destination On Family Day

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Feb. 7 – The province’s first Family Day – February 18 – is a great opportunity to visit tourist and cultural attractions in Northern Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 7, 2008981 Views

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Aboriginal Storytelling Month at the U of S

Aboriginal Storytelling will be held on February 26, 2008 from 1 to 2 p.m. for children and from 2 to 3 for adults at the Neatby Timlin Theatre (Arts 241, formerly Place Riel Theatre) at the U of S. Please see the poster for more details.

by NationTalk on February 6, 20081017 Views

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Updates from Arts Partners in Creative Development; Deadline Approaching March 3

Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD) is a strategic investment partnership to assist B.C. arts and cultural organizations create and develop new works or further develop existing works, with the intent of producing, presenting or exhibiting them at the highest standard.

by NationTalk on February 6, 2008950 Views

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Historically Significant, Rare Caribou Coats Unveiled in Labrador

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 5, 2008

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mark Nui, Grand Chief of the Innu Nation, were delighted today to officially unveil two rare caribou skin Innu coats at the Labrador Interpretation Centre in North West River, Labrador. Accompanying Premier Williams and Grand Chief Nui for this historic occasion were the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs; Peter Penashue, Deputy Grand Chief of the Innu Nation; Chief Anastasia Qupee of the Sheshatshui Innu First Nation; Chief Prote Poker of the Mushuau Innu First Nation; and esteemed Innu elders.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081222 Views

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Federal and Provincial Investment to Preserve Acadian and Mi’kmaq Basket-making Culture

4 February 2008
Richmond, Prince Edward Island

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and Richard Brown, PEI’s Minister of Development and Technology, today announced funding for the Basket Weavers of PEI Co-operative Ltd. to build a new facility which will preserve both Acadian and Mi’kmaq basket-making cultures.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008889 Views

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East Coast Music Awards to showcase Aboriginal Talent

Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
(08/02/04)
NB 137

Feb. 4, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) — New Brunswick Aboriginal musical talent will be centre stage during the 2008 East Coast Music Awards.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008842 Views

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Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad 2008 Takes the Stage

VANCOUVER, Feb. 1 – Cultural Olympiad 2008 today launches a multi-year celebration of arts, culture and creativity staged as part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Running February 1 to March 21, 2008 in more than 40 venues throughout Metro Vancouver and British Columbia’s Sea-to-Sky corridor, this seven-week celebration of the imagination offers an exhilarating program of contemporary talent and creative collaborations. More than 300 free and ticketed performances and exhibitions fall under the Cultural Olympiad 2008 umbrella, spanning music, dance, visual arts, literary arts, theatre, film and new media. This is the first time a Winter Games has hosted a Cultural Olympiad two years before Games time.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008937 Views

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Media Advisory: Rare Painted Caribou Coats to be Unveiled in Labrador

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 4, 2008

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mark Nui, Grand Chief of the Innu Nation, will officially unveil two rare and historically significant caribou coats at the Labrador Interpretation Centre in North West River, Tuesday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. Joining them in the ceremony will be the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, and Tom Paddon, manager, Labrador operations, Vale Inco.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081007 Views

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Eleven Local Artists Receive Advance Artist Awards

FOR RELEASE #07-277
December 19 2007

WHITEHORSE – Eleven artists are sharing $40,000 in funding to continue developing their personal artistic talents, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced today.

by NationTalk on December 20, 20071117 Views

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Canada Committed to a Humane Seal Hunt

December 20, 2007

OTTAWA – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released a scientific study on the animal welfare aspects of global seal hunts. We are supportive of EFSA’s recommendations since they uphold the legitimacy and humaneness of hunting practices and techniques that are used, regulated and enforced in Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt.

by NationTalk on December 20, 20071082 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Manitoba Métis Federation

WINNIPEG, December 19, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament (Provencher), today announced funding for the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF).

by NationTalk on December 20, 20071082 Views

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Grants to Celebrate 150 Years Of Diversity In B.C.

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007AG0042-001639
Dec. 18, 2007

Ministry of Attorney General
and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism

VICTORIA – As part of B.C.’s celebration of 150 years since its founding as a colony, the Ministry of Attorney General and BC150 Years will provide $200,000 for grants to support communities in telling the stories of Aboriginal and immigrant pioneers’ contributions.

by NationTalk on December 19, 20071100 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Port Theatre Society on Vancouver Island

NANAIMO, British Columbia, December 17, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament (Nanaimo-Alberni), today announced funding for the Port Theatre Society.

by NationTalk on December 18, 2007979 Views

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Old Fire Hall Will Continue as Arts Venue in 2008 – Yukon Government

FOR RELEASE #07-272
December 17, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Following the success of the pilot project for the use of the Old Fire Hall this past summer, the Yukon government will continue to partner with the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce and the Yukon Arts Centre to provide arts programming at this venue for 2008, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor has announced.

by NationTalk on December 18, 2007952 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Aboriginal Women in Alberta

EDMONTON, December 17, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Laurie Hawn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre), today announced funding for the Aboriginal Women’s Professional Association (AWPA).

by NationTalk on December 17, 20071049 Views

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Floyd Red Crow Westerman Journeys On To The Spirit World

Dec. 13, 2007 – Renowned musician, activist, and elder, Floyd Red Crow Westerman passed on to the spirit world at 5:00 a.m. PST this morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after an extended illness and complications from Leukemia as reported today by the Native American Times and News From Indian Country.

Floyd Red Crow Westerman participated and performed in the First Annual Native American Music Awards in 1998, was the recipient of NAMA’s Living Legend Award in 2002, and was recently awarded Best Country Recording for his recording, “A Tribute To Johnny Cash” at the Ninth Annual Native American Music Awards in October 2006.

With music as his first love, Westerman left his home on the Lake Traverse reservation in South Dakota with a suitcase and an old guitar as a young man. He traveled across the country playing country music and his own original songs.

In 1969, he signed his first recording contract and released his first album, the highly acclaimed, “Custer Died for Your Sins” which captured the Indian movement’s pathos and ethos during its formative years. In 1970 he released his second recording, “Indian Country”.

As a member of the American Indian Movement, and spokesman for the International Indian Treaty Council, he traveled around the world to improve social conditions for indigenous peoples. In 1982, he reflected those sentiments in his third recording, “This Land Is Your Mother.”

In 1996, he attended the first Native American Music Awards and performed with Joanne Shenandoah in a tribute performance for Hall of Fame Inductee, the late Buddy Red Bow.

In 2002 he was awarded the NAMA Living Legend Award at the Fifth Annual Native American Music Awards with Keith Secola accepting on his behalf.

In 2006, he was won Best Country Recording at the Native American Music Awards for his last full length recording, “A Tribute To Johnny Cash” released by Henhouse Studios.

During his music career and before his entrance into many films and television shows, he played and collaborated with a number of notable musicians, including; Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson, Buffy St. Marie, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelsonm Jackson Browne, Harry Belafonte, and Sting.

Westerman’s film and television appearances include the role of the Shaman for Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s “The Doors” and a Ten Bears in “Dances With Wolves” His television roles have included playing Uncle Ray on “Walker, Texas Ranger”, One Who Waits, on “Northern Exposure” and multiple appearances as Albert Hosteen on the “X-Files”.

Westerman has received numerous other awards including; a Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition, the Award for Generosity by the Americans for Indian Opportunity, Cultural Ambassador by the International Treaty Council, Lifetime Achievement from the City of Los Angeles and the Integrity Award from the Multi-Cultural Motion Picture Association.

The Native American Music Awards has been honored by Floyd Red Crow Westerman’s participation and contributions over the years and he will always be remembered with great fondness, admiration and respect.

The Native American Music Awards & Association
www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com

by NationTalk on December 14, 2007993 Views

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Arts Fund Supports 18 Arts and Culture Projects

FOR RELEASE #07-267
December 13, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor announced today that 18 arts and cultural projects will share $189,050 provided through the Arts Fund.

“The Arts Fund continues to provide support to worthy artistic projects designed to benefit communities throughout Yukon,” Taylor said.

by NationTalk on December 14, 20071050 Views

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First On-line Concert from First Nations

On December 13 at 2:30 pm EST, come to listen and see the First Online First Nations Christmas Concert featuring students from 10 First Nations school performing in their own language. This concert is hosted by Keewatin Career Development Corporation (KCDC) and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s First Nation SchoolNet Program.

>>On-line Concert

by NationTalk on December 13, 2007877 Views

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BC United Métis Youth Circle (BCUMYC) Call for Proposals

In partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH), the BC United Métis Youth Circle (BCUMYC) requesting applications for the 2008-2009 fiscal year of the Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC) Initiative.

by NationTalk on December 13, 20071136 Views

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New Deadline For Premier’s Awards For Excellence In The Arts

Celebrate Culture By Nominating An Artist Or Arts Organization This Holiday Season

MANITOULIN, ON, Dec. 11 – The McGuinty government is giving people ten more days to nominate their favourite artist or arts organization for the recently expanded $120,000 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Minister of Culture Aileen Carroll announced today.

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007987 Views

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National Gallery of Canada Foundation Receives $2 Million Gift to Endow Gallery’s Indigenous Art Curatorial Chair

First Chair to be endowed at the Gallery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Dec. 11, 2007) – The National Gallery of Canada Foundation announced today the creation of the Audain Curator of Indigenous Art Endowment which has been made possible through a gift of $2 million from the Audain Foundation. This is the second time in less than two years that the British Columbia-based Audain Foundation has made a gift of such magnitude to the National Gallery and its Foundation.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20072191 Views

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February 15 Deadline for Arts and Letters Awards Submissions

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
December 11, 2007

February 15 Deadline for Arts and Letters Awards Submissions

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, is encouraging artists in the literary, visual and music sectors to make application to the 2008 Provincial Arts and Letters Awards program. The deadline for receipt of submissions is February 15, 2008.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2007905 Views

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2nd Annual Christmas Family Fun Day

The Métis Nation of Ontario in Brampton

Date: Saturday December 15th, 2007
Time: 1–4PM

– Free harvest feast catered by Diana Therrien
– Live guitar music performed by Marc Laverdiere
– Raffles and prizes
– 50/50 game to raise funds for community meat
– Kids Aboriginal story-telling and corn husk doll making
– Christmas crafts with Sharon McBride
– Reading tent for kids with Heather Purdon
– Drumming and shakers for adults and kids
– Karaoke Christmas Carolling Place: Central Public School Auditorium in Brampton

by NationTalk on December 11, 2007957 Views

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2007 Pow Wow Award Winners

Choose a Category to View Award Winners (For Past Winners, Please Visit the Archive Section):

>>Boys & Girls: 6-12 Years
>>Teens: 13 – 17 Years
>>Adults: 18 – 49 Years
>>Goldern Age – Seniors: 50+ Years

by NationTalk on December 11, 2007886 Views

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BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department presents Human Nature, a ceramics thesis exhibition by Derryl May, at the Sutherland Gallery

Mon, Dec 10, 2007

BRANDON, MB – From December 14 to 22, 2007 and January 9 to 12, 2008, the Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department proudly presents Human Nature, a thesis exhibition featuring the ceramics work of Derryl May, at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art. An evening reception with refreshments will be held on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20071525 Views

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Arts Fund Supports 18 Arts and Cultural Projects

FOR RELEASE #07-265
December 7, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor announced today that 18 arts and cultural projects will share $189,050 provided through the Arts Fund.

“I am pleased to see that the Arts Fund continues to provide support to worthy artistic projects designed to benefit communities throughout Yukon,” Taylor said. “With our $568,000 in increased funding for the arts, announced in September, the Arts Fund is now positioned to address an even wider range of important community art activities.”

by NationTalk on December 8, 20071028 Views

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Travelling Culture Kits Bring The Rooms to Rural Schools

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Education
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
December 7, 2007

Cultural and historical resources normally found at The Rooms in St. John’s will soon find their way into every intermediate school in the province. The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, announced today that, through a partnership with Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and The Rooms’ corporate sponsor BMO Financial Group, 18 Travelling Culture Kits will bring the incredible resources of this world-class facility to students across Newfoundland and Labrador.

by NationTalk on December 7, 20071275 Views

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Luminato Festival unveils 2008 program

Toronto, ON
June 6 to 15, 2008

by NationTalk on December 7, 20071371 Views

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Open teaching by Visiting Elder Paul Skanks – Dec 06, 2007

Paul was raised in Kahnawake, Quebec, A Mohawk Nation in Quebec. His spirit name is Tiao Re Hen Sere, “The First Light of Day” and is of the Turtle Clan. Since retirement, Paul has embarked on a journey of cultural rebirth. He has engaged in an active pursuit of knowledge based on teachings shared by Elders and Traditional Teachers from various First Nations on Turtle Island. Paul works with Aboriginal Communities toward the improvement of education, women’s safety and personal wellness.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
On Campus : St. George » First Nations House » 563 Spadina Avenue » Third Floor

by NationTalk on December 6, 20071253 Views

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December 6 Honouring Mi’kmaq from Tuft’s Cove

For Immediate Release –
December 4, 2007

Dartmouth, NS – On December 6, 2007 at 8:45 am, members of the Mi’kmaq community will gather to honour and remember family members who perished as a result of the Halifax Explosion.

by NationTalk on December 6, 20071441 Views

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Government of Canada Statement: Passing of Norval Morrisseau

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Dec. 5, 2007) – On behalf of the Government of Canada, we would like to express our sadness on the passing of Ojibwa artist, Norval Morrisseau. Mr.Morrisseau was unquestionably one of the greatest artists of his generation. He was a courageous Aboriginal painter who, through perseverance and faith in his gift, was able to break through enormous cultural and racial barriers to bring his art not just to Canada, but to the world.

by NationTalk on December 5, 2007915 Views

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Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Norval Morrisseau Remembered

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor

TORONTO/ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY–(Dec. 5, 2007) – Canada has lost an internationally renowned master artist who captivated the world with his unique paintings of dreams and visions emerging from his rich Ojibway heritage.

by NationTalk on December 5, 20071124 Views

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Aurora Borealis – Bombardier Ice Bus: A Northern Manitoba Winter Adventure – Inclusive from Winnipeg (March 07 – 10, 2008)

Dec 05, 07

Winnipeg, Manitoba based Heartland International Travel and Tours, in conjunction with the Manitoba Museum, Bakers Narrows Lodge and Calm Air, is offering an all-inclusive weekend tour to experience one of nature’s most exciting displays … the Aurora Borealis.

In addition to observing the spectacular Northern Lights from the deck of the largest winter lodge in Manitoba, the tour also includes several outdoor activities such as: ice fishing, a unique lake excursion aboard an enclosed Bombardier ice bus, a tour to the Flin Flon Mining Museum, a visit to an Aboriginal art gallery, a slide presentation by a local historian, cultural art demonstrations such as caribou tufting and aboriginal traditions.

by NationTalk on December 5, 20071192 Views

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