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Theatre Calgary Call for Submissions

Theatre Calgary invites aboriginal performers to submit a resume and head-shot for consideration to perform in our 2009/10 season production of Beyond Eden by Bruce Ruddell.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009808 Views

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2009 Most Successful Talking Stick So Far!

We’d like to extend our thanks to all the artists and performers, backstage hands and volunteers, organizers and audience members who came and made 2009 the most successful Talking Stick festival so far! Big thanks also to all our sponsors for their generous and continued support of the Talking Stick Festival. You can see some pictures from this year’s Talking Stick Festival here.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009810 Views

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Rainforests and Regalia with Mothership Adventures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2009

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — Appreciation for First Nations culture is the theme July 2-6, 2009 aboard Mothership’s historic Columbia lll. She cruises the beautiful wilderness areas of the Broughton Archipelago for 4 nights after leaving Port McNeill on Vancouver Island. Lillian Hunt, curator of Cultural Tourism Programs for the U’mista’s Potlatch Collection, will guide guests through the legends, artwork and sites of the Kwakwaka’wakw culture.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009942 Views

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Media Advisory: Canadian Heritage

Brantford, Ontario –(April 23, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant), will make a funding announcement tomorrow about Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009888 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and South Beach Casino & Resort Commit $1 million to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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April 21, 2009

WINNIPEG—The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and South Beach Casino & Resort have committed $1 million to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

by NationTalk on April 23, 20091096 Views

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Grenfell: TNL Youth Theatre brings Stories of the World to Corner Brook stage

DATE: April 21, 2009

The young people of TNL’s Youth Theatre Program will wow audiences with tales of the globe with the production Here and There, scheduled for April 26 at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre as part of TNL’s Festival of Youth.

by NationTalk on April 22, 20091206 Views

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$2-Million Gift Benefits Visual Arts At UVic

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Date: April 17, 2009

Visual arts students at the University of Victoria will benefit from a $2-million gift from BC art philanthropist Michael Audain and the Audain Foundation. The gift will establish the Audain Professorship in Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest, bringing a distinguished practising artist to teach in UVic’s Department of Visual Arts. The Faculty of Fine Arts will recognize the gift by naming the Visual Arts Building’s main public gathering and exhibition space the Audain Gallery and Atrium.

by NationTalk on April 22, 20091251 Views

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U of S Researchers Awarded $1.66M for Northern, Community and Cultural Projects

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With funding announced today from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers will launch a three-year project to better understand the political and economic roles that growing Aboriginal communities play in Canada’s North.

by NationTalk on April 22, 20091143 Views

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Canadian Museum of Nature/Darwin’s Missing Link in Early Seal Evolution Found in Canadian Arctic

Ottawa, Ontario –(April 22, 2009) – A Canadian Museum of Nature scientist’s exciting discovery in Canada’s High Arctic has yielded the 20-to-24-million-year-old fossil skeleton of a previously unknown mammal-a breakthrough that sheds new light on the early evolution of pinnipeds (the group that includes seals, sea lions and walruses). The results will be published on April 23, 2009 by Dr. Natalia Rybczynski and co-authors in the prestigious journal Nature.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009882 Views

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Government of Canada recognizes Efforts of Young Canadians for Celebrating Diversity

Winnipeg, April 20, 2009 — The Government of Canada is honouring 12 young Canadians today for their creative work in celebrating Canadian nation-builders of diverse backgrounds.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009905 Views

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BC Scene, presented by the National Arts Centre – First Nations Welcome

April 22, 2009, 5:30pm
National Arts Centre – Le Salon
53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
FREE!

This celebratory event welcomes First Nations artists from British Columbia into the National Capital Region for BC Scene festivities. It is an evening of community sharing between local Indigenous performers, visiting B.C. artists and other invited dignitaries.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009928 Views

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Manitoba at The Gathering Of Nations

April 17, 2009

Manitoba will be well represented in Albuquerque, New Mexico next week for the 26th annual Gathering of Nations. Five Manitoban acts will be showcasing at Stage 49 and “The Pit,” while Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program, Travel Manitoba and the Manito Ahbee Festival will be hosting a Manitoba Reception and participating in the trade show.

by NationTalk on April 22, 20091172 Views

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Ontario Boosts Support for the Arts

April 21, 2009

McGuinty Government Invests In Growing Creative Sector

Ontario is investing in the vitality of its arts and cultural sector and the continued growth of the creative economy.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2009855 Views

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Inform EU Representatives on Canadian Seal Harvest

Executive Council
Fisheries and Aquaculture
April 21, 2009

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has continued to meet with European Union (EU) representatives in Ottawa on the proposed EU ban on Canadian seal products. The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and the Honourable Dave Denine, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, just returned from meetings in Ottawa with a number of EU Ambassadors and senior diplomatic staff. The ministers met with representatives of Portugal, Latvia, Austria, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Romania, Germany, Poland and the European Union delegation to Ottawa. These meetings follow up on letters that the Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, wrote to EU Ambassadors regarding the province’s position on the proposed ban.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2009890 Views

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Marquee Tourism Events Program

About the Program

Canada’s Economic Action Plan unveiled in Budget 2009 was designed to provide timely economic stimulus when it is needed most: now and in the next 24 months. The Marquee Tourism Events Program (MTEP) has been established to provide targeted, time-limited support to assist existing marquee tourism events to enhance their offering and deliver world-class programs and experiences. By the summer of 2009, Industry Canada will provide initial funding to marquee events that significantly promote tourism, in time to respond to the many events that bring tourists to Canada during the summer vacation period. Through this program, we will assist marquee events attract international audiences, which may have been impacted by the global economic downturn.

by NationTalk on April 21, 20091096 Views

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$2.5 Million for Experience the Fraser Project

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For Immediate Release
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April 9, 2009

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

FORT LANGLEY – The Province will provide Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) with $1.25 million apiece to begin development of a system of inter-regional trails, river-based infrastructure and heritage features through the Lower Fraser River corridor, Maple Ridge-
Mission MLA Randy Hawes announced today on behalf of Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Bill Bennett.

by NationTalk on April 21, 20091066 Views

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Call For Nominations – Lifetime Artistic Achievement Awards

The Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2009 www.ggpaa.ca

Nominations are now being accepted for Canada’s most prestigious awards for excellence in the performing arts.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2009983 Views

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Media Advisory: Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General on State Visits to Ukraine and the Kingdom of Norway

Ottawa, Ontario –(April 20, 2009) – On the occasion of the State visits to Ukraine and the Kingdom of Norway, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will be accompanied by nine Canadian delegates who will play an active role in meetings with Ukrainian and Norwegian civil society.

by NationTalk on April 20, 2009987 Views

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NTI Announces Creation of Monuments to Commemorate High Arctic Relocations

Released | April 14, 2009 |

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook today announced that NTI has commissioned the creation of two monuments ­­- one in Resolute Bay and one in Grise Fiord – to commemorate the sacrifices made by Inuit relocated to these communities in 1953 and 1955. Two of Nunavut’s leading carvers have been commissioned to create these monuments: Simeonie Amagoalik of Resolute Bay and Looty Pijimani of Grise Fiord. The unveilings are scheduled to take place on September 5, 2009 (Resolute Bay) and September 6, 2009 (Grise Fiord).

by NationTalk on April 20, 2009807 Views

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After the Flood: Cree Leaders rebuild their world. Stories from Chemawawin and Mistipawistik

A public discussion open and free to the public on May 30, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – Please run the following public service announcement until Friday, May 29, 2009:

After the Flood: Cree Leaders rebuild their world. Stories from Chemawawin and Mistipawistik

by NationTalk on April 19, 2009935 Views

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Orazietti announces $55,697 to Promote Festivals and Events in Sault Ste. Marie

For Immediate Release
Date: April 15, 2009

McGuinty Government Investment Will Help Boost Local Economy By Supporting Tourism

Sault Ste. Marie – The McGuinty government is continuing its commitment to Sault Ste. Marie’s tourism industry with $55,697 in new funding to promote three local events through the Celebrate Ontario program David Orazietti, MPP announced today.

by NationTalk on April 17, 2009839 Views

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Supporting Niagara’s Museums as They Prepare for the 1812 Bicentennial

Niagara-on-The-Lake, Ontario –(April 16, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament (Niagara Falls), Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced funding for museums, which will allow residents and visitors to learn more about the history of the Niagara Region as these museums prepare for the War of 1812 bicentennial commemorations.

by NationTalk on April 16, 2009824 Views

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Holland America Line Features Eight Ships Sailing Four Alaska Itineraries in 2010

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SEATTLE, April 14 — Holland America Line is introducing a new 14-day Alaskan Adventurer cruise itinerary in 2010 to complement its extensive selection of seven-day itineraries and departures. The Alaskan Adventurer increases the choice of Holland America itineraries to a total of four, joining the popular Alaskan Explorer, Glacier Discovery and Glacier Bay Inside Passage itineraries.
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by NationTalk on April 16, 2009826 Views

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Manitobans Pick up Three Noms at New Award Show

April 13, 2009

Artists from Manitoba picked up three nominations for the 2009 North American Indigenous Image Awards (NAIIA). Tracy Bone is in the running for Best Country Album, Team Rezofficial has a chance to bring home the hardware from the Best Music Video category and local comedian and NCI FM radio personality Ryan McMahon is up for Best Comedian of the Year.

by NationTalk on April 14, 20091099 Views

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Upcoming PBS Mini-series on Native American History

We Shall Remain is a groundbreaking mini-series and provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective. Episode 1 After the Mayflower (PBS PREMIERE ON APRIL 13, 2009)

by NationTalk on April 14, 20091448 Views

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Province Grants Aboriginal Arts Awards $390,000

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April 11, 2009

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia has granted $390,000 to the latest round of the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards, a significant increase over last year’s amount, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on April 13, 20091085 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in New Tourism Opportunities in the Kootenays

April 09, 2009
Creston, British Columbia

Today the Honourable Jim Abbott, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation and Member of Parliament for Kootenay – Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment that will help the Lower Kootenay Indian Band and the International Selkirk Loops Society promote and strengthen tourism in the Kootenays.

by NationTalk on April 13, 2009975 Views

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The National Gallery of Canada will consult with the photographic artists community on the future of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

Ottawa – April 8, 2009

The Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada has instructed the Museum staff to undertake a consultation with the photographic community across Canada on the long-term future of its affiliate the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

by NationTalk on April 12, 2009674 Views

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Education Day – Friday, November 27th, 2009

Hamilton, April 7, 2009 – Copps Coliseum will become the world’s largest classroom when up to 7,000 students and teachers converge on the site for the Canadian Aboriginal Festival’s Education Day.

by NationTalk on April 12, 2009901 Views

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Get ready Hamilton! North America’s largest multi-disciplined Aboriginal Arts Event is coming to the City this November

Canadian Aboriginal Festival Overview – Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Place Theatre , November 28th to 29th, 2009

Hamilton, April 7, 2009 – Get ready Hamilton! North America’s largest multi-disciplined Aboriginal arts event is coming to the city this November.

The Festival, the “signature event” for Canadian Aboriginal peoples will be staged in Hamilton over four days. Organizers are confident that attendance will exceed past years with more than 40,000 visitors taking in the festival.

by NationTalk on April 9, 2009978 Views

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NTI Announces 2008 Photo of the Year Contest Winner

(April 6, 2009 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak announced today that Niore Iqalukjuak of Arctic Bay won NTI’s 2008 Photo of the Year Contest. Iqalukjuak won $1,000 in prize money and an enlarged copy of his photograph after a selection committee composed of NTI employees judged the 2008 winners of the Photo of the Month Contest. This is the second time Iqalukjuak has won this contest.

by NationTalk on April 7, 2009780 Views

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Métis Nation Veterans Web Portal Announced

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April 6, 2009

Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier is welcoming the Federal Government’s commitment to helping share the stories and celebrate the contributions of Métis Nation veterans. Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Federal Interlocutor for Métis, and Greg Thompson, Minister for Veterans Affairs, today announced funding for the MNC to develop a new web portal dedicated to Métis Nation veterans.

by NationTalk on April 7, 2009880 Views

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AGO Remix Exhibition Redefines the 21st-century Indian Artist

(Toronto, March 16, 2009) From images of Apache kids with skateboards to traditional tribal graphics, Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World explores the challenges of being indigenous and an artist in the 21st century.

Opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario on April 4 and continuing through August 23, Remix features the work of 15 artists from Canada, the United States and Mexico. This generation of artists doesn’t feel compelled to reflect a traditional tribal identity in their work. Instead, they are developing a post-Indian articulation of the aboriginal identity, one that features new ideas and challenges old perceptions.

by NationTalk on April 7, 20091155 Views

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Ministers Strahl and Thompson Announce Partnership to Launch Metis Veterans Web Site

Ottawa, Ontario –(April 6, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, and the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced a partnership with the Metis National Council to launch a web site that will allow the Canadian public to gain deeper awareness of the role played by Metis veterans during the First and Second World Wars.

by NationTalk on April 6, 2009951 Views

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SICC Takes Significant Step Forward in Realizing the Vision of a First Nations Keeping House

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2009

(Saskatoon, SK) The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC) has taken a significant step forward in realizing the vision of a Saskatchewan First Nations Keeping House. A Request for Proposals has been issued to conduct a feasibility study. The study will examine the potential to locate this world-class facility within Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The 74 First Nations of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) has mandated the SICC to issue this request.

by NationTalk on April 6, 2009767 Views

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Knowledge seeking filmmakers to create short docs about B.C.’s First Nations languages

Knowledge (Network) is commissioning the creation of 13 one- to three-minute documentary short films about British Columbia’s First Nations languages. This language revitalization project will celebrate the rich diversity of Aboriginal languages while bringing to light the urgent need to preserve them.

by NationTalk on April 6, 2009650 Views

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imagineNATIVE & LIFT 2009 Mentorship Recipient Announced

imagineNATIVE and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto are pleased to announce Amanda Strong as the recipient of this year’s imagineNATIVE/LIFT Mentorship.

This mentorship was developed with the vision of supporting an aspiring filmmaker to complete their first project in 8 or 16mm film. The selected candidate is enrolled in LIFT’s series of filmmaking workshops, paired with an experienced mentor, provided with 1200 feet of film from Kodak and an honorarium from imagineNATIVE to facilitate the completion of a five minute short work. The world premiere of the completed work is then presented as part of the annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival held in downtown Toronto.

by NationTalk on April 2, 2009934 Views

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the IMAGES Festival are proud to co-present: On Screen Program 9, The Landscape as a Collective Memory Device

Saturday April 11 at 6pm
Joseph Workman Theatre (1001 Queen Street West at Ossington)
Admission: Pay What You Can

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Adele Horne
USA, 2008, video, 6 min
Crowds of people gather near Lopez Canyon in the Mojave Desert on the 13th of each month, pointing all types of cameras towards the sun to compare the abstract light formations in the images they have captured. Horne’s document of the event explores both the material and ideological means of these public rituals and spiritual transformations.

by NationTalk on April 2, 2009886 Views

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Recordings of the Nunavut 10 Anniversary Celebration are now available online

LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy

Aboriginal Issues

Nunavut 10th Anniversary Celebration

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Nunavut, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) held a one-day celebratory event to promote informed dialogue on the past, present and future of Nunavut. The afternoon sessions featured LAC collections of photography, maps and film, presented by LAC experts and by members of the Inuit community. An evening panel took place entitled “Nunavut at 10: What’s working, what’s not and what’s next.”

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Meet the North 2009 – Request for Artists

Meet the North conference will take place in Edmonton, Alberta from May 11 – 1th, 2009 at the Mayfield Inn and Suites Hotel and Conference Centre.

by NationTalk on April 1, 2009736 Views

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The 5th Annual Cowichan International Festival of Film & Art

NEWS Release
March 28, 2009

April 16-19, 2009, Cowichan Theatre, Duncan BC
Cowichan Ticket Centre: 250-748-7529.

Join is for four fabulous evenings of film and entertainment at the 5th annual Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival. This year features an outstanding selection of internationally produced Indigenous films filled with wisdom, heritage and beauty that weave stories that bring hope, inspiration and speak to people of all cultures. Each evening features two film screenings.

by NationTalk on April 1, 20091254 Views

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Duck Lake Interpretive Centre gets a $375,000 Facelift

News Release – March 31, 2009

The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing $375,000 toward repairs to Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre – home of the first shots fired in the 1885 Northwest Resistance/Rebellion.

Exterior repairs include replacing all windows in the tower, roof repairs including new roofing, soffit and fascia, siding replacement and paint.

by NationTalk on April 1, 2009822 Views

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Selkirk First Nation Welcomed Minister Kenyon To Community Celebration

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March 30, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Chief and council of the Selkirk First Nation proudly welcomed Economic Development Minister Jim Kenyon to a community tour and celebration of the progress of the Journey to Self Reliance project on Friday, March 27.

by NationTalk on March 31, 2009833 Views

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Between Dreams and Reality: Nunavut Ten Years Later – Roundtable and Book Launch

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QUEBEC, March 31 – Between 2005 and 2008 the Centre interuniversitaire d’études et de recherches autochtones (CIERA, Université Laval) and Nunavut Arctic College published a five volume series entitled Life Stories of Northern Leaders/Inuit Voices in the Making of Nunavut, a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

by NationTalk on March 31, 20091154 Views

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Red Sky is still accepting dates for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons

Spring is just around the bend, and Red Sky is still accepting dates for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons.

The good news continues to pour in following the extraordinarily successful production of Tono, most recently performed as part of the Closing Ceremonies of the cultural programming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2008 Meet in Beijing Festival. Red Sky performed to over 15,000 people in Beijing and Inner Mongolia. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Embassy of Beijing for making this outstanding tour of 10 presentations in Beijing and Inner Mongolia possible.

by NationTalk on March 31, 2009855 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Okanagan International Children’s Festival

Penticton, British Columbia –(March 28, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Member of Parliament (Okanagan-Coquihalla), today announced funding that will help the Okanagan International Children’s Festival Society present its 7th annual Festival.

by NationTalk on March 30, 2009954 Views

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Emily Carr University’s Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition

Attn: Event Calendar Editors/Programmers

Emily Carr’s Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition opens this evening with live performances by Arlette Alcock and Haisla Collins, along with her band, Nastybrutishshort. The exhibit features works by current aboriginal students, and is curated by Jeneen Frei Njootli and Lauren Wood.

by NationTalk on March 28, 2009946 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of the Opening of the Spirit of Place: British Columbia Young Artists Exhibition

Rideau Hall, Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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A child’s drawing is an open door to his or her heart.

Today, 15 children are reaching out to us and saying, “Come in, come in, come and see where I live. Come and see how beautiful it is and how wonderful it is to live and grow in this place.”

by NationTalk on March 28, 2009675 Views

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Special Inuit evening at the National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa – March 23, 2009

The NGC screens The Necessities of Life, nominated for 8 Genie Awards

And discover Inuit oral traditions, culture and realities in the fascinating exhibition High-definition Inuit Storytelling

On Thursday, April 2, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) invites the public to a special evening starting at 5 p.m. that is organized as part of Genie Awards Week celebrations. This event will begin with a visit to the exhibition High-definition Inuit Storytelling, currently on view at the NGC. Then, the feature film, The Necessities of Life, directed by Benoit Pilon, will be screened in the Auditorium at 7:15 p.m. This movie is the Genie Awards’ front-runner with eight nominations.

by NationTalk on March 27, 20091060 Views

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