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Investing Today for Stability Tomorrow: The Government of Canada Delivers on Its Commitment to National Arts Training Program

BANFF, Alberta, March 18, 2009 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced additional funding for the National Arts Training Contribution Program. Through this funding, the Government is meeting a commitment made in Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

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Aboriginal Curatorial Collective – Curator’s Camp October 22 – 24, 2009

The ACC’s 4th annual gathering will take place in the format of a curator’s camp – a 2 1/2 day fast-paced collaborative exchange that will incorporate workshops, mentoring, and curatorial practices /strategies with tours, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities for ACC members, the Ottawa arts community and artists, cultural workers, arts administrators and students engaged with promoting and supporting Aboriginal Arts and curatorial practice.

by NationTalk on March 21, 20091083 Views

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Canada Boosting Aboriginal Tourism in British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia –(March 20, 2009) – British Columbians will benefit from federal government support for a tourism initiative aimed at strengthening economic opportunities for Aboriginal businesses.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009942 Views

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Ensuring the Preservation and Promotion of the Cree Language: The Government of Canada Supports Online Language Portal

Hobbema, Alberta –(March 19, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament (Wetaskiwin), today announced funding that will enable the Miyo Wahkohtowin Community Education Authority to continue to develop its Web-based interactive Cree language portal.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2009970 Views

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Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres [UMAYC] Funding Decisions for Fiscal Year 2009/2010

The Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC) Initiative is intended for Aboriginal youth between 15 and 24 who live in communities with populations over 1,000, regardless of status, culture or gender, and may include Aboriginal children and youth ages 10-14 years, or young Aboriginal adults ages 25-29 years. Where programs engage youth from 10-14 or 25-29 years, an explanation of why youth in this age group have been included will be required. Programs that are funded will have strong involvement and participation of Aboriginal youth at all stages, i.e., planning, development and delivery of the program.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20091997 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Snowking’s Winter Festival

YELLOWKNIFE, March 18, 2009 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister responsible for the North, today announced funding that will help the Snowking’s Winter Festival celebrate arts and music in a unique winter setting. The 14th annual Snowking’s Winter Festival is taking place from March 1 to 28, 2009.

by NationTalk on March 18, 2009855 Views

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Touring Artist Fund Sends Yukon Artists Across Canada

FOR RELEASE #09-065
March 16, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced the Touring Artist Fund is contributing $46,340 to enable seven projects featuring music, visual artists and dancers to tour Canada.

by NationTalk on March 16, 2009926 Views

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Arts Fund Supports Vibrant Community Projects

FOR RELEASE #09-062
March 13, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The Arts Fund is contributing $150,280 to 13 recipients with a mix of well-known and new projects announced Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor.

“It’s exciting to see Yukon’s abundant artistic talent continuing to develop in new directions, while building increasingly solid foundations,” Taylor said.

by NationTalk on March 16, 2009957 Views

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Province Funds $150K for FirstVoices Documentary

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March 13, 2009

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

BURNABY – The Province is investing $150,000 in Knowledge (formerly the Knowledge Network) documentary shorts that will showcase First Nations languages, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on March 16, 2009833 Views

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First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council are Now Accepting Applications

March 12, 2009

The Aboriginal Language Initiative (ALI)

Provides funding for community and regionally-based projects directed at maintaining, revitalizing and promoting First Nations languages. ALI funds are distributed to provincial and territorial delivery organizations.

by NationTalk on March 14, 2009865 Views

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Invitation to I AM… Gallery Opening

Friday, March 13
7:30pm
A-Frame Gallery, Sioux Lookout

I Am … is a portrait series that seeks to celebrate Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 3 and 9.

“Despite our obvious social and political hardships, we’re comprised of many beautiful and diverse nations. Within those nations are many vibrant souls – all carrying their own strengths, values and beliefs. People we look up to. People we admire. People we honour. Whether it’s your brother, your aunt, your friend or your neighbour, we all look to someone who inspires us to be better human beings.”

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009819 Views

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UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger is intended to raise awareness about language endangerment and the need to safeguard the world’s linguistic diversity among policy-makers, speaker communities and the general public, and to be a tool to monitor the status of endangered languages and the trends in linguistic diversity at the global level.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009968 Views

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En’owkin Centre invites you to witness and participate in 8,000 Sacred Drums Ceremony – Okanagan

‘KSEP’XITM’ – “We Will Drum For Him
Saturday March 21, 2009
2:00 – 4:00 pm

‘citxws senklip’ (Coyote’s House)
4200 Skaha Lake Road, Along Highway 97 (Wrights Campground)

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009696 Views

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MOA Renewal Project

We’re back!

On Sunday, March 8, we re-open our doors to the public after a six-month closure for expansion and renovation. At this time, our new wing (the “Centre for Cultural Research,” containing staff offices and laboratories, the Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives,) will be largely operational, and we’ll have nearly completed our renovations, including a $3.5 million upgrade to the building envelope and environmental systems. HOWEVER, the Multiversity Galleries (formerly Visible Storage) and MOA’s major temporary exhibition gallery will still be under construction until the Project as a whole is complete. MOA’s grand re-launch of ALL of our new spaces is being planned for January 23, 2010, to coincide with the Cultural Olympiad.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20091076 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Festival Manipogo

SAINT-LAURENT, Manitoba, March 6, 2009 -On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake), is pleased to announce funding for the Festival Manipogo, which will help the Comité culturel de Saint-Laurent present the 2009 Festival Manipogo on March 6 and 7 to celebrate the community’s French Métis heritage and traditions.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009888 Views

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Michael J. Audain appointed Chairman of the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees

Ottawa (Ontario) – March 9, 2009

The NGC will also benefit from the expertise of new board members Allan Benoit and Liza Maheu

The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) warmly welcomes the appointment of Michael J. Audain to chair its board of directors, as announced earlier today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. He also announced the appointment of two new board members – Allan Benoit and Liza Maheu – and the renewal of Mr. Paul R. Baay’s term as an NGC board member for a further four years.

by NationTalk on March 10, 20091059 Views

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Want at taste of some of the art coming to the 2009 EXPRESSIONS Aboriginal Art Auction?

CLICK HERE!

REMEMBER, Space is limited, so get your tickets TODAY!

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009583 Views

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Appointments to the National Gallery of Canada Board of Trustees

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 9, 2009) – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Michael J. Audain as Chair of the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees, and Allan Benoit and Liza Maheu as members of the Board of Trustees.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091059 Views

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Call-Out: All Roads Film Festival 2009 Celebrating Indigenous and Underrepresented Cultures

Film Festival seeks works celebrating indigenous and underrepresented cultures National Geographic is inviting filmmakers from around the world to submit entries for its All Roads Film Festival 2009, a unique cultural multimedia event that celebrates indigenous and underrepresented cultures. The deadline for submissions is March 15.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009807 Views

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imagineNATIVE Tours Northern Ontario Aboriginal Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2009

March 9 – 16
~ Work made for/by youth and the closing night selection from the 2008 Festival ~

An imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Initiative
www.imagineNATIVE.org

Toronto, Ontario. This March the tour will continue its travels to four communities to present a selection of short films made for/by youth to local schools, followed by a free evening screening of Older Than America (www.olderthanamerica.com) starring Adam Beach, preceded by the short film Palace starring Lorne Cardinal. Youth Screenings (Gr. 8 – University), Feature Presentation (PG13)

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091116 Views

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CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program

CBS Entertainment is now accepting applications for year seven of the CBS Diversity Institute’s Writers Mentoring Program for the 2009-2010 Season.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009736 Views

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New Exhibition Reflecting the Uniqueness of the Inuit Experience of Residential Schools Launched at Library and Archives Canada

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 4, 2009) – Library and Archives Canada, in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, held the official opening of the exhibition entitled “We were so far away…”: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools today at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009732 Views

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NAMA 11 Submission Deadline March 31st

30 DAY GRACE PERIOD IN EFFECT

The deadline for nomination submission entries for the 11th Annual Native American Music Awards is March 31, 2009. All entries must be postmarked by that date.

Submissions must be made by active Advisory Board members. Nomination submission forms with eligibility information are available on the home page of the Awards’ website, www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com or by following this link for the NAMA 11 Submission Form

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009930 Views

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Call For Submissions / Klondike Institute of Art & Culture – Dawson City, YT

Call For Submissions / Klondike Institute of Art & Culture / Odd Gallery & Artist In Residency Program / Dawson City, YT / Deadline Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009906 Views

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Kelowna Art Gallery, En’owkin Centre, Ullus Collective present Reel Rootz Indigenous Media Arts Exhibition 2009

In partnership with Indigenous Independant Digital Filmmaking Program, Capilano University.

Opening Reception and Feature Film Screening of NARAMATA: CITXWS PEQLQIN
Directed by Victoria Baptiste
Featuring Richard Armstrong

This film is a journey between a Syilx father (Armstrong) and his daughter (Baptiste) as he takes her on an interpretive tour of the Naramata bench. This film enables the viewer to join Victoria as she learns the intergenerational history of the the place known to her ancestor’s as CITXWS PEQLQIN (Eagle’s House).

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009952 Views

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Indigenous film festival in the Okanagan!

FEBRUARY 26, 2009

For Immediate Release: KELOWNA, BC. The general public is invited to the opening of the REEL ROOTz 2009 Media Arts Exhibition to be held Friday March 06th, 2009, 7.00 PM at the Kelowna Art Gallery – 1315 Water Street .

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091099 Views

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23rd Annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival Celebrates West Coast Vancouver Island Grey Whale Migration and Coastal Life

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Tofino, Ucluelet Coastal Communities Host 9-Day Event March 14-22, 2009

Tofino, BC –(March 2, 2009) – The Pacific Rim Whale Festival Society today unveiled the more than seventy-five events — many of them free — planned for the 23rd Annual Whale Festival being held on the west coast of Vancouver Island from March 14-22, 2009.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091114 Views

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2009 Canada Summer Games National Artists Program

Sport North and the NWT Arts Council are seeking young artists that are interested in participating at the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island as Team NWT cultural delegates. The National Artist Program brings together young artists from each province/territory, with professional artists from each discipline to collaborate in a two-week creative mentorship (August 15 – 29, 2009).

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009927 Views

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Public Service Announcement – BC First Nations’ Art Award

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VANCOUVER, Feb. 25 – BC First Nations artists are invited to enter a submission or nomination for the 3rd annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009934 Views

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Province Awards $6.2 Million for Arts and Culture

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Feb. 25, 2009

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

VICTORIA – The Province has awarded more than 260 grants totalling more than $6 million to artists and cultural organizations in British Columbia through the most recent round of BC Arts Council funding, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009858 Views

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2nd Annual Aboriginal Festival

Come join the fun!

Please join us for an evening of cultural entertainment, goodies, vendors and draws.

MARCH 14, 2008
Gypsy Theatre
465 Central Ave., Fort Erie
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009943 Views

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Celebrating the North Photo Competition 2008

At the end of 2008, we ran a photo contest entitled “Celebrating the North” which was open to all employees of NorTerra Inc. and its group of companies. The aim of the contest was to generate fresh new photographs depicting any aspect of Northern life and who better to ask than the people who are currently contributing to and enhancing the economy and communities of Canada’s North.
We received an amazing response! The winner of each of the six categories received $500.

Click here to view our competition winners.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009760 Views

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Keyano Celebrates Aboriginal Awareness Day with Community Elders

February 19, 2009

It turned out to be a day filled with respect and admiration as Keyano College celebrated Aboriginal Awareness Day today in the Recital Theatre.

The annual event is held in honour of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. The theme this year was Honouring our Elders. Jim Foote, Keyano College President welcomed the guests and thanked the elders for being there for Keyano students.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009941 Views

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Library Announces Expansion of Program Increasing Access to Arts and Culture

Library Announces Expansion of Program Increasing Access to Arts and Culture
Passes to cultural venues available free at all 99 Toronto Public Library branches

Toronto (Thursday, February 19, 2009) – Mayor David Miller and City Librarian Jane Pyper announced today the expansion of Toronto Public Library’s Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program. The program, which began as a limited pilot funded by Sun Life Financial in July of 2007, is now offering free passes to some of the city’s greatest arts and cultural institutions at all 99 library branches.

by NationTalk on February 20, 20091035 Views

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Heritage Celebrations With Lots of Bark – And We Have Snow!!!!

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CANNINGTON, ON, Feb. 19 – With the 5th annual Cannington Dog Sled Races & Winter Festival rapidly approaching, excitement has risen considerably with the announcement of Heritage Canada’s support of the event. Their involvement has assisted in the transformation of a large area in MacLeod Park into the Heritage Village, a unique native encampment alive with culture and traditions of the Métis and First Nations peoples of Canada. Some performance highlights of the Heritage Village include:

by NationTalk on February 20, 20091060 Views

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$15.1 Million for Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Feb. 19, 2009

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

VICTORIA – The provincial government is providing an additional $15.1 million for arts, culture and heritage through supplementary estimates, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

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Government of Canada Provides Funding and Support for Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination

GRAND PRÉ, Nova Scotia, February 16, 2009 — Representing the federal government, the Honourable Senator Gérald Comeau today announced federal funding of $211,348.50 and in-kind support for the Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination.

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Ontario Heritage Trust Celebrates Community Heritage Volunteers

February 13, 2009
For immediate release

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is honouring 236 volunteers through its 2008 Heritage Community Recognition Program for significant contributions to built, cultural and natural heritage preservation across the province. Special awards will be presented by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20091004 Views

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2009 Great Northern Arts Festival Call for Artists and Performers

The Great Northern Arts Festival will assist selected artists with travel to Inuvik and provide modest, shared accommodation and cafeteria‐style meals for the duration of the event. The Festival is Drug and Alcohol‐free, and chosen artists will be expected to agree to follow a strict code of professional conduct during the event.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20091081 Views

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Experience EXPRESSIONS Aboriginal Art Auction

Experience EXPRESSIONS Aboriginal Art Auction, one of Canada’s premiere Auctions of Aboriginal Fine Art in support of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2009918 Views

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The NFB on Parliament Hill

February 11, 2009 08:46 AM

Gatineau, Wednesday, February 11, 2008 – Unionized employees at the National Film Board (NFB) have their eye on federal MPs. And these elected officials won’t be able to miss their message, which will be visible on five giant billboards around Parliament Hill in Ottawa. CUPE, which represents 260 NFB employees, is continuing its campaign for increased Film Board funding – a campaign launched last week with two on-line videos that can be viewed on YouTube and at www.cupe.ca and www.scfp.qc.ca. Entitled At the NFB, the economic crisis is 15 years old, this initiative focuses on the Film Board’s unique and indispensable role in the development of homegrown cinema and talent.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2009846 Views

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Aboriginal Art Show

Date: February 12, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: until 5:00 p.m.
Where: Agora
Price: Free of charge!

by NationTalk on February 11, 2009792 Views

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Ab-ORiginAL Writers Series – A Storytelling Legacy

Talking Stick Festival 2009
UBC First Nations House of Learning
Friday February 13th 2009 1pm -4 pm
An afternoon of sharing stories with revered storytellers accompanied by herbal teas & fresh bannock served by T’Uy’Tanat-Cease & Senaqwila Wyss. Co-presented by First Nations House of Learning.
Pass the Legend…Please! Presented by the En’owkin Centre National Aboriginal Professional Artists Training (NAPAT) Program professional storytellers

by NationTalk on February 11, 20091220 Views

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2010 Winter Games present Prime-time Opportunity to Promote Aboriginal Tourism

February 10, 2009

Canadian Tourism Commission and Four Host First Nations sign historic partnership agreement

As the world’s attention turns to Canada in the year leading up to the 2010 Winter Games, the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) unveiled a strategy today highlighting Aboriginal tourism as a key focus.

by NationTalk on February 10, 20091035 Views

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Manito Ahbee Festival and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards Dates Announced!

NOVEMBER 4TH TO 8TH, 2009! The dates have been finalized. The Manito Ahbee Festival and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards invite participants from around the world to gather in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to celebrate music, arts and culture in the heart of Turtle Island.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2009950 Views

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New Brunswick Heritage Week 2009

Wellness, Culture and Sport

Feature article #1 / Heritage Week 2009 (09/02/09)
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Feb. 9, 2009

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first in a series of five feature articles prepared for Heritage Week, Feb. 9 – 13, 2009. The article was prepared by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Rick Brewer. For more information on Heritage Week activities throughout the province, visit the Heritage Week 2009 website.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20091169 Views

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Yukon Artists, Performers Participating in Winterlude 2009

February 04, 2009

Thanks to coordinated efforts between the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the Government of Yukon, for the second year in a row a select group of Yukon performers and artists will participate in Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, in Canada’s Capital Region.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2009799 Views

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Media Advisory: Moving Forward Promoting Success in the Métis Community Conference Feb. 8-11, 2009

February 8-11 at the Chateau Louis (11727 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton )

(Edmonton) February 6, 2009 – The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is pleased to invite all media to attend our Moving Forward Promoting Success in the Métis Community Conference from Feb. 8-11. Please see attached schedule for times.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2009661 Views

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Oral storytellers are taking their stories to the Talking Stick Festival 2009

On February 13th 2009 Enowkin Students who are predicating in Napat 3A will be presenting their oral stories at the 8th annual Talking Stick Festival. The talking stick festival will run from February 9th -15th, 2009. It is a celebration of traditional contemporary Aboriginal performance art.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2009862 Views

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Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival

7th Annual ~ February 17 to 21, 2009

Celebrates Youth, Elders, New Work & Partnerships

www.weeneebeg.ca

For immediate release…February 5, 2009

Moose Factory, Ontario…The 7th annual Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival and the official presenting sponsor CTV, proudly celebrates a diverse program and partnerships. A total of 35 films will be screened in a multitude of venues within Moose Factory and Moosonee Ontario. Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival takes place during the week of February 17 to 21, 2009.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20091339 Views

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