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Annie Mae Movement Opens at Greystone Theatre Saturday, May 10, 2008

May 06, 2008

Annie Mae’s Movement

Dates: Saturday, May 10, 2008 – Saturday, May 17, 2008

Location: Greystone Theatre, John Mitchell Building, UofS

Details: This important and powerful play explores what it must have been like to be Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a woman in a man’s movement, a Canadian in America, an Aboriginal in a white-dominant culture at a time when it felt like Aboriginal peoples could really change the world. Dying under mysterious circumstances, it is still not clear whether she was killed by the FBI or by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM). What really happened to Anna Mae back in the late 70’s cannot be truly known. Facts are lost in disinformation and denial, in misinformation and memory. Instead of recounting cold facts, this play looks for the truth by examining the life and death of this remarkable Aboriginal woman.

by NationTalk on May 7, 20081044 Views

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Enbridge Donates $1 Million to Support Aboriginal Program Building at The Banff Centre; First in Canada

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Enbridge donates $1 million to support Aboriginal program building at The Banff Centre; first in Canada
Frank Alec says balancing on a pole during an outdoor ropes course at The Banff Centre taught him a powerful lesson about leadership. “What I found interesting is that the experience of being 25 feet in the air showed me how to trust other people and what’s needed to achieve a goal — in business, in negotiations, and in meetings.” Alec, general manager of the Lake Babine First Nation in British Columbia, is one of hundreds of Aboriginal leaders who have strengthened their leadership skills at The Banff Centre. Those experiences will be enhanced in the future, thanks to a generous donation from Enbridge Inc.

by NationTalk on May 7, 20081102 Views

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Girls Gone Arctic

For the mother who has everything

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 6, 2008) –

If your mother has all the chocolates and jewelry she can ever use, take a look at the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Women-only Adventures at http://www.corporate.canada.travel/en/ca/mediacentre/story_ideas/women_only_stories.html.

Trek the Nunavut tundra on a women-only immersion in sacred sites and Inuit art.

By Margo Pfeiff

by NationTalk on May 6, 20081037 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Full Circle: First Nations Performance

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 5, 2008) – Aboriginal theatre students in British Columbia will have continued access to professional arts training thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2008911 Views

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Minister Congratulates Arts Council Award Winners

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
May 5, 2008

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today extended congratulations to the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) Arts Award winners, who were recognized at a gala celebration held Saturday, May 3, at the Reid Theatre in St. John’s.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2008987 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Tyrconnell Heritage Society

DUTTON, ONTARIO–(May 3, 2008) – The community of Dunwich/Dutton will be able to take part in educational and cultural activities and events that celebrate the local heritage of the region, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2008832 Views

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Traditional Healers and Elders Gathering

Turtle Lodge, Sagkeeng First Nation
June 2 – 5, 2008

This is a historical gathering bringing together Traditional Healers from the five different cultural groups (Dakota/Dene/Ojibway/OjiCree/Cree) in Manitoba to discuss important issues of traditional healing and cultural practices. The gathering will be held outdoors beside the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation. Through the guidance of Traditional Healer Advisors, themes have been developed to guide the discussions:

by NationTalk on May 3, 20081875 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

Rideau Hall, Friday, May 2, 2008

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Tonight, we are celebrating the performing arts, and to me, the stage is a meeting place.

by NationTalk on May 3, 2008805 Views

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Province Sets Foundation For New Maritime Centre

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For Immediate Release
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May 2, 2008

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts

NORTH VANCOUVER – The Province is providing a one-time grant of $9 million to help British Columbians celebrate and preserve Canada’s unique maritime heritage at a new National Maritime Centre for the Pacific and the Arctic, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

by NationTalk on May 3, 2008879 Views

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Spirit Pole begins Historic Journey across BC

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For Immediate Release
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May 2, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts

VICTORIA – A unique art project expected to engage as many as 10,000 British Columbians in a celebration of Aboriginal heritage and BC150 was launched during the Spirit of Cowichan Days, announced Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen and Cowichan 2008 board chair Cal Swustus.

by NationTalk on May 2, 20081199 Views

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Canadian Council for The Arts – Grants Deadlines

Capacity Building Initiative: Annual Support for Aboriginal Administrative Artistic Practices (Pilot)
Last updated 08-2006
Application Deadline 15 May 2008

Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants
Last updated 05-2006
Application Deadline 15 May and 15 November 2008

by NationTalk on May 2, 20081009 Views

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Uniting the World Through Film, Citytv Presents the Live Broadcast of Pangea Day Saturday, May 10, 2008

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TORONTO, May 1 – Citytv takes part in the premiere of the exciting global initiative, Pangea Day. Tune into the 4-hour, live-broadcast of short films and inspirational speakers from around the globe, Saturday, May 10, 2008 on Citytv.

by NationTalk on May 1, 2008908 Views

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Ontario Museum Association Celebrates 9th Annual “May is Museum Month Initiative”; Special Focus on the “Greening” of Our Museums

Toronto, May 1, 2008 – The ONTARIO MUSEUM ASSOCIATION (OMA) is pleased to announce that May 2008 will see the 9th annual May is Museum Month event, which features special activities and exhibits open to the public at museums, historic sites and art galleries all across Ontario. The month-long campaign builds on International Museum Day, celebrated globally on Sunday May 18th, 2007, and this year provides an opportunity to showcase the many museums across Ontario with “green” activities, events and initiatives.

by NationTalk on May 1, 2008914 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN–(May 1, 2008) – Theatre students in Saskatchewan will have continued access to professional arts training, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on May 1, 2008852 Views

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Yukon Film Projects Gain National and International Acclaim

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April 30, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Yukon filmmakers’ talents have earned them international acclaim, and the three recipients of support from the Department of Economic Development’s Film & Sound Commission are also receiving an impressive array of awards and nominations from across North America.

by NationTalk on May 1, 2008974 Views

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The Governor General Celebrates the Performing Arts at Rideau Hall

May 1st, 2008

OTTAWA— Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will honour the recipients of this year’s Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Friday, May 2, 2008, at 6 p.m. Earlier during the day, Their Excellencies will host the 24th Art matters, a discussion on the body’s performance on stage and the influence of technologies.

by NationTalk on May 1, 2008977 Views

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NorthWords Writers Festival – June 12-14, Yellowknife NWT

Our History Through Stories
NorthWords Writers Festival – June 12-14, Yellowknife NWT

Come celebrate Our History Through Stories at the 3rd Annual NorthWords Writers Festival June 12 to 14 in Yellowknife. The festival showcases Aboriginal and Northern writers and features open mikes, workshops, readings at a closing gala, and more.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20082280 Views

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Northwestel Directory Cover Artwork Unveiling

News Release
04/29/2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008
5 p.m.

Yukon Arts Centre, Lobby

Whitehorse, Yukon

by NationTalk on April 29, 20081241 Views

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

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

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

by NationTalk on April 27, 2008947 Views

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Queen Charlotte Fishing Lodge Welcomes “the jet age”

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

by NationTalk on April 26, 20081401 Views

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

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

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

by NationTalk on April 25, 20081234 Views

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

Banff, Thursday, April 24, 2008

Good evening,

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

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008972 Views

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Petro-Canada Announces Olympic-Sized Legacy Project

Apr. 23, 2008

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

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

by NationTalk on April 24, 20081167 Views

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BC150 Grants Support Aboriginal Accomplishments

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April 23, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

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

by NationTalk on April 23, 20081029 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

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

by NationTalk on April 22, 2008951 Views

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Nears Completion

Apr 21, 08

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

by NationTalk on April 22, 20084719 Views

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Debert Air Industrial Park Development Preserves Mi’kmaq Heritage

Aboriginal Affairs
April 21, 2008
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An important step was taken today, April 21, when Premier Rodney MacDonald announced the next stage in developing the Debert Air Industrial Park, while preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Mi’kmaq in the region.

by NationTalk on April 22, 20081035 Views

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Earth Day Celebrations at The Royal Saskatchewan Museum

News Release – April 17, 2008

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

by NationTalk on April 17, 20081042 Views

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

Published on Monday, April 14, 2008

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

by NationTalk on April 15, 20081059 Views

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

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

by NationTalk on April 14, 2008963 Views

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

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

by NationTalk on April 14, 20081017 Views

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Government of Canada Stands up for Sealers

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

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

by NationTalk on April 14, 2008907 Views

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

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For immediate release
April 11, 2008

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

by NationTalk on April 14, 20081203 Views

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Manito Ahbee – A Festival For All Nations

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

by NationTalk on April 14, 2008997 Views

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

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

by NationTalk on April 13, 2008978 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta Youth Art Contest

Deadline May 7, 2008

VIEW Contest Poster.

by NationTalk on April 12, 2008932 Views

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Cultural Olympiad launches Artist Registry

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

by NationTalk on April 11, 2008845 Views

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

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

by NationTalk on April 11, 20081064 Views

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A Thousand Years of History Online

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

by NationTalk on April 10, 20081116 Views

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Access OAC: May 1 and All Year Long

OAC encourages and supports diverse artistic practices

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

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

by NationTalk on April 9, 20081018 Views

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

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

by NationTalk on April 9, 20081069 Views

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“Blanket of Remembrance” 1st Memorial Round Dance

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

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

by NationTalk on April 8, 20081351 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations – Call for Applications – Birds of Prey

April 2, 2008

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Call for Applications – Birds of Prey

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

by NationTalk on April 7, 20081164 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Fort Simpson Heritage Centre

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

by NationTalk on April 7, 20081002 Views

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Yellowknife – For Arts Sake Artists’ Social

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

Art Demos & Exhibitions
Musical entertainment
by Dana Sipos

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

by NationTalk on April 7, 20081062 Views

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2009 and 2010 Open Call for Proposals

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

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

by NationTalk on April 7, 20081127 Views

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Local Musher Beck Wins Diavik 150

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Diavik Diamond Mine is pleased to announce another successful Diavik 150 Canadian Championship Dog Derby. The action over the 3-day race was exciting, drawing teams not only from the home town of Yellowknife and elsewhere in Canada, but also from France and the United States.

by NationTalk on April 6, 20081758 Views

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

NEWS RELEASE

Victoria, BC – Leading scientists who have been studying the ancient human remains that melted out of a glacier in northwestern British Columbia in 1999 will gather in Victoria for the first time next month for a symposium and lecture.

by NationTalk on April 6, 2008908 Views

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Festiv’Art 2008

Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31, 2008

The Festiv’Art 2008 organizing committee is pleased to invite Vermont and Upstate New York artists to apply to the 13th edition of Quebec’s largest and oldest outdoor art festival. As always, Canadian artists are encouraged to apply and a special invitation is extended this year to artists of Amerindian origin.

by NationTalk on April 4, 20081024 Views

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New database at Beaton Institute Helping to Preserve Island’s Multi-cultural Fabric

March 31, 2008

(Sydney, NS) – At the Beaton Institute of Cape Breton University, new work is underway to maintain the Island’s diverse multi-cultural heritage.

by NationTalk on April 1, 20081284 Views

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