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Roberts Creek Event Shares in BC150 Celebration Grants

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008TCA0066-001030
July 3, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

ROBERTS CREEK – The Roberts Creek Community Association will receive a $9,800 BC150 Celebration Grant for the Roberts Creek Daze Celebration, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on July 4, 2008935 Views

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Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs to Attend Miawpukek First Nation’s Powwow

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
July 4, 2008

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, will attend Newfoundland and Labrador’s nationally-acclaimed Aboriginal tourism event, the Miawpukek First Nation’s Powwow on Saturday, July 5. The powwow is taking place at the Miawpukek First Nation Conne River Reserve July 3 – 6.

by NationTalk on July 4, 20081021 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR–(July 4, 2008) – Once again this year, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can look forward to seeing local, Canadian, and international films created by women, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on July 4, 2008975 Views

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Sîhtoskâtowîn Symposium: “Exploring Métis Cultural and Family Values for Métis-specific Violence Prevention”

The Métis Women of BC are pleased to announce that our Sîhtoskâtowîn Symposium: “Exploring Métis Cultural and Family Values for Métis-specific Violence Prevention” is taking place this weekend at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre in Richmond. This 3 day violence prevention conference focuses on documenting Métis values, experiences, and perspectives to assist us in preventing violence in our families and communities. Delegates to the conference include Métis Women’s Representatives, Métis Male community members, Métis Elders and Métis youth. Featured speakers include: Métis writer, playwright and academic, Maria Campbell; Monique Hurteau, Métis comedienne, Elder Phillip Gladue, and Métis performer and cultural presenter, Beverly Lambert. This forum is being sponsored by the Violence Prevention Branch of the Ministry of Community Services. For more information, please contact Victoria Pruden, Director of Women, Métis Nation BC at vpruden@mnbc.ca, or (250) 208-4937.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2008923 Views

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Aboriginal Groups Provided $95,000 in Funding to Support Cultural Heritage Initiatives

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
July 3, 2008

Aboriginal groups across the province are receiving funding from the Provincial Government to support initiatives that will safeguard Aboriginal traditions and cultures for generations to come.

by NationTalk on July 3, 20081005 Views

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14th Annual National Historica Fair in Victoria July 7 to 14

VICTORIA, July 3 – The National Historica Fair will bring together 165 students from across Canada to Victoria, British Columbia for a week of learning and adventure that culminates with a public display of their history projects on Saturday, July 12th, at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Opening ceremonies will be attended by the Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and her Honour Mrs. Gwen Point. Visual artist Butch Dick of the Songhees First Nation will lead the procession into the opening ceremony.

by NationTalk on July 3, 20081268 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation Flag Competition & Family Day

This year’s Metis Friends and Family Day will be held on July 19, 2008 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Kinsmen Park (weather permitting).

Everyone is welcome! There will be great food, fun entertainment, and lots of cultural activities to enjoy!

If you are interested in volunteering or being involved, contact: Kim Goudie, Labrador Metis Nation, at 1-709-896-0592 ext. 247 or kgoudielabradormetisca

by NationTalk on July 2, 2008967 Views

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The First Peoples’ Council Invites Art Submissions from B.C. First Nations’ Artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Victoria, June 30, 2008 – The First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples’ Council) today announced that it will be accepting submissions from B.C. First Nations’ artists. The selected works will enhance the art collection at Government House and will also recognize Lieutenant Governor Steven Point, who is of the Sto’lo Nation.

by NationTalk on July 2, 2008956 Views

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Province Contributes $4 million to Fort Calgary

July 2, 2008

Major Community Facilities Program helps with expansion of interpretive centre

Calgary… The Alberta government is contributing $4 million to preserve Calgary’s history through renovations to Fort Calgary’s Interpretive Centre.

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Government House to Honour B.C. Aboriginal Art

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ARR0016-000954
June 30, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – The Province is providing $100,000 to the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples’ Council) for talented B.C. Aboriginal artists to create an art display at Government House, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

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Silverton Event Shares in BC150 Celebration Grants

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For Immediate Release
2008TSA0064-000989
June 27, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

SILVERTON – The Silverton Community Club will receive a $5,000 BC150 Celebration Grant to celebrate Canada Day, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

“Our province has a rich history, full of fascinating stories – from the ancient culture of our First Nations, to our gold rush explorers and homesteaders, and on to our 21st-century achievers,” said Bennett. “Local BC150 celebrations help to share our stories with each other and the world.”

by NationTalk on June 30, 2008901 Views

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BC 150 Call to Artists

As part of the BC 150 celebrations, the First Peoples’ Council invites proposals from artists affiliated with a B.C. First Nation for the following works of art:

One monumental sculptural work from a Coast Salish artist.

Up to $43,000 will be awarded for this monumental work.
Three artworks in any medium from artists associated with a B.C. First Nation.

Up to $8,000 will be awarded for each of these works of art, which should be ready to hang or install.
The deadline for applications is August 15, 2008.

Click the links below for more details:

Call to Artists 2008 – Project Details (99.4 KB)

Call to Artists 2008 – Artist Submission Form (67.2 KB)

by NationTalk on June 30, 2008938 Views

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Youth Designed Banners Define Prince Arthur’s Landing

June 26, 2008 – The City of Thunder Bay unveiled banners designed by 11 local youth today that will be installed along Water Street and the Marina Park Drive overpass as part of the Prince Arthur’s Landing development. Installation of the banners will begin in time for the Canada Day Celebrations in the park on July 1.

by NationTalk on June 30, 20081115 Views

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Great Northern Arts Festival Announces New Title Sponsorship

Inuvik, NT, June 19, 2008: The Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik, NWT, is pleased to announce a formal title sponsorship agreement for the Festival over the next three years with the Inuvialuit Development Corporation and NorTerra Inc. The Festival, now celebrating its 20th year, is Canada’s largest northern aboriginal arts festival, and focuses year-round on the training, professional development, presentation and cultural exchange of multi-disciplinary northern artists from across all three territories and the circumpolar world. This year’s festival, to be held July 11-20, will feature over 100 artists and offer 40 workshops for members of the public, along with nightly traditional northern entertainment, a headline concert with Inuit performer Lucie Idlout, an Arctic fashion show and a number of planned activities for youth and families.

by NationTalk on June 27, 20081009 Views

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day caps CIBC’s 16th annual Diversity Month

TORONTO, Jun 27, 2008 — CIBC employees across Canada celebrated their diversity throughout June with more than 150 events and activities

As Canadians celebrate diversity and our national commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect on Canadian Multiculturalism Day, 40,000 CIBC employees across the country are capping the bank’s 16th annual Diversity Month. Throughout June, CIBC has held more than 150 events and activities – from discussion forums to pot luck lunches and receptions – to recognize, embrace and celebrate the richness of diversity in the bank.

by NationTalk on June 27, 20081548 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Métis Days

BOISSEVAIN, Manitoba, June 26, 2008 – Residents and visitors to Lake Metigoshe will have an opportunity to take part in Métis Days, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament (Brandon-Souris), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for Métis Days.

by NationTalk on June 26, 20081035 Views

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Library and Archives Canada Brings Early Impressions of Quebec to the Governor General’s Residence at the Citadelle

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 26, 2008) – Early Impressions of Quebec will open today at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec in honour of the 400th celebration. Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond along with other distinguished guests proudly inaugurated this new exhibit now on display inside the Residence. This must-see exhibition includes exceptional works including paintings, rare books and other significant documents relating to the history and landscape of Quebec drawn from the permanent holdings at Library and Archives Canada.

by NationTalk on June 26, 20081007 Views

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2008 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival > Call for Submissions

Deadline to submit: Monday, July 14, 2008

The 7th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) invites you to submit your work to one of North America’s longest-running indigenous film and video festivals, happening this November 19-23, 2008.

Submissions are now being accepted in 6 categories. WAFF pays screening fees to artists and there is no submission fee for entries received on or before the mid-July deadline. For the complete rules and entry form, visit our Call for Entries page, or email info@aboriginalfilmfest.org.

Please forward this call widely to your Aboriginal media/artist networks.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2008886 Views

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Red Sky Performance previews Mongolia, China, Canada collaboration July 3 to 5 Production will tour in September to the Beijing Olympics Cultural Festival

Media Release
For immediate release
June 25, 2008

High resolution images available

Tono (Higher, Faster, Stronger) • July 3 to July 5 Margaret Greenham Theatre, The Banff Centre Adult $16, Senior and Student $13, Child $9 Arts Lover Passholders Free Banff Centre Box Office: 1-800-413-8368 or 762-6301 Presented as part of the 2008 Banff Summer Arts Festival

Red Sky Performance, in partnership with The Banff Centre, will preview its newest production, Tono (Higher, Faster, Stronger) at the 2008 Banff Summer Arts Festival. This new creation brings together indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China for three performances in the Margaret Greenham Theatre from Thursday, July 3 to Saturday, July 5. In September, Red Sky will take the production on tour to Asia, presenting Tono at the Beijing Olympics Cultural Festival and touring to Ulanbataar, Mongolia and Hohhot, China.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2008908 Views

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Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

McGuinty Government Celebrates Ontario’s Artistic Talent

TORONTO, June 23 –

NEWS

Visual artist and sculptor Ron Noganosh and publishing house Coach House Books received the 2008 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts tonight.

Noganosh received the award for individual artist. He will receive $35,000, and will be asked to identify an emerging artist of the year, who will receive $15,000. Noganosh is best known for using junk material such as beer caps, auto parts and old toys to create imaginative, humorous and thought-provoking art works.

by NationTalk on June 24, 20081520 Views

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Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Recognize 30 Centuries of Mi’kmaq History and Culture

METEPENAGIAG, NB, June 21 – Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada today announced the unveiling of two plaques commemorating the national historic significance of Augustine Mound and Oxbow.

The Augustine Mound is a ceremonial burial site associated with Adena (Pre-Columbian Native American culture) traditions, built approximately 2,500 years ago. The site is sacred to the Mi’kmaq and holds a deep spiritual significance for the community. The Oxbow is a remarkably well-stratified archaeological site. Excavations revealed that it was a continuously occupied 3000-year-old fishing village, with links to present-day Metepenagiag; thereby making it the oldest continuously inhabited village in New Brunswick.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081054 Views

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Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of The Battle of Tourond’s Coulee / Fish Creek

FISH CREEK, SASKATCHEWAN, June 21, 2008 — Mr. Bradley Trost, the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, today unveiled a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque commemorating the national historic significance of the Battle of Tourond’s Coulee / Fish Creek.

“Tourond’s Coulee is a place of special meaning and value not only to the Métis and First Nations, but to all Canadians,” said Mr. Trost. “Our Government is proud to recognize it as a place that helped define our nation during its early years.”

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081533 Views

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$245,000 Investment In East Side Aboriginal Tourism Development

June 20, 2008

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Eastside Aboriginal Sustainable Tourism (EAST) Inc. will launch a comprehensive Aboriginal tourism development and marketing initiative, thanks to funding under Canada-Manitoba Economic Partnership Agreement. This initiative will promote the wealth of natural resources and tourism opportunities in communities along the east side of Lake Winnipeg, in balance with respect for the land, its residents and culture.

by NationTalk on June 22, 20081053 Views

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Ontario Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

McGuinty Government Encourages Everyone To Honour Aboriginal People Today
By Taking Part In The Many Cultural Events Across The Province

TORONTO, June 21 –

NEWS

The Ontario government is extending greetings and best wishes to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples today in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2008906 Views

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Media Advisory: Governor General Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 20, 2008) – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present the Aboriginal Role Model Awards at Rideau Hall and will participate as the Guest of Honour in a conference entitled Perspectives, Realities and Strengths of Aboriginal Women, in Wendake, Quebec, on National Aboriginal Day, Saturday, June 21, 2008.

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Batshaw Youth and Family Centers Receive Federal Support for Powwow

PREVOST, QUEBEC–(June 20, 2008) – With Government of Canada support, youth in Prévost will celebrate National Aboriginal Day with a Powwow that, in part, recognizes the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today a contribution to Batshaw Youth and Family Centers.

by NationTalk on June 21, 20082037 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Societe acadienne de Clare

SAULNIERVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA–(June 21, 2008) – Residents from the Clare area will celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity and the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Senator Gerald J. Comeau, on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the Societe acadienne de Clare.

by NationTalk on June 21, 2008893 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

BASIN LOUISE, QUEBEC–(June 20, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis will unveil INAC’s spectacular event for the 400th Anniversary Celebrations: Domagaya: the Meeting of Aboriginal Cultures and Digital Arts, in presence of Mr. Pita Aatami, President of Makivik Corporation, Mr. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), and Mr. Max Gros-Louis. Grand Chief, Huron-Wendat Nation.

Where: Bassin Louise, Quebec In the SAT(osphere).
When: Saturday, June 21, 2008 11:00 a.m

For more information, please contact

Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
Josee Bellemare
Press Secretary
819-997-0002

or

INAC Media Relations Line
819-953-1160

by NationTalk on June 21, 20081063 Views

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Government of Canada Invites all Canadians to Take Part in 2008 Celebrate Canada! Festivities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 20, 2008) – Celebrate Canada! enables Canadians throughout the country to join together to celebrate the extraordinary achievements that have shaped Canada and to learn more about our diversity and history.

The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians; and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity); invite all Canadians to participate in Celebrate Canada! activities, which take place across the country from June 21 to July 1.

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Canadian Labour Congress statement in support of National Aboriginal Day June 21, 2008

June 20, 2008

The recent and historic apology made to the survivors and their families of the Indian residential school system is an important moment. It is appropriate the Prime Minister and leaders of other parties publicly accepted responsibility of behalf of the country for the injustice, the racism, the neglect and the human rights violations of the residential school system.

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Saskatchewan Public Service Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

News Release – June 20, 2008

The Saskatchewan public service is pleased to join in the celebrations of National Aboriginal Day on Saturday, June 21, and salutes the successes of its nearly 1,500 Aboriginal employees.

“Aboriginal employees bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to their jobs,” Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission Wayne Elhard said. “There are many great opportunities for Aboriginal people in the public service and with the help of a new, permanent position aimed at recruiting Aboriginal employees, we are confident the public service will become more attractive to Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal people.”

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Saskatchewan – Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

News Release – June 20, 2008

Celebrations will be underway across Saskatchewan tomorrow in recognition of National Aboriginal Day. First Nations, Métis and Inuit people are showcasing their pride in their rich and diverse histories, cultures and achievements.

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Social Services and Seniors Minister Recognizes Mi’kmaq Family PRIDE Program now Underway in Prince Edward Island

Friday, June 20, 2008
For immediate release

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

In recognition of National Aboriginal Day (June 21), Social Services and Seniors Minister Doug Currie applauds the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI for the development of the Mi’kmaq Family PRIDE (Prevention, Respect, Intervention, Development and Education) Program now underway in Prince Edward Island.

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Nova Scotia – National Aboriginal Day

Aboriginal Affairs
June 20, 2008

First Nations communities in Nova Scotia will be holding a variety of events on Saturday, June 21, to mark National Aboriginal Day.

The events include pow wows, various displays, storytelling, traditional dancing, music, and art and craft demonstrations.

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Government of Canada Makes Strategic Investment in Yukon Arts Communities and Economy

Ottawa (June 20, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced funding to support the Yukon Arts Community through Canada’s Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) initiative.

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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day – June 21, 2008!

CANADA – Saturday, June 21, 2008 is Canada’s National Aboriginal Day, a day on which First Nations, Métis and Inuit people gather to celebrate and share their cultures through events incorporating dance, song and theatrical performances both contemporary and traditional. First proclaimed by the Governor General of Canada on June 13, 1996, June 21 of every year has become a day in the Canadian calendar that presents Aboriginal peoples with a great opportunity to express pride for their rich diverse cultures with their families, neighbours, friends and visitors. June 21 was chosen because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice (first day of summer and longest day of the year) and because many Aboriginal groups mark this day as a time to celebrate their heritage.

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National Aboriginal Day a Celebration of Culture and Achievement

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
June 20, 2008

The Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, today encouraged Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to recognize and take part in activities surrounding National Aboriginal Day, Saturday, June 21.

“National Aboriginal Day provides an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize the contributions of Aboriginal peoples, and here in Newfoundland and Labrador it is important to recognize their ongoing contribution to our unique cultural fabric,” said Minister Pottle, who will be taking part in National Aboriginal Day activities at the Labrador Friendship Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. “I encourage all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to take time on this important day to participate in events related to this celebration, and to reflect on the recent progress we have made in matters concerning Aboriginal justice, self-government and land claims. We also recognize there is still a great deal of work to be done to improve the health and well-being of our Aboriginal peoples.”

by NationTalk on June 20, 20081109 Views

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Statement by the OFL National Aboriginal Day – June 21st

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

ONTARIO–(June 20, 2008) – National Aboriginal Day is celebrated across Canada on June 21st, a day first proclaimed in 1996 by then Governor-General Roméo LeBlanc as an annual celebration to recognize and acknowledge the many diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit to Canada.

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Unique Summer Travel Experience Tickets Released-BC 150 Years Rivermania

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(June 19, 2008) – Announced today, travellers are able to book their tickets for the British Columbia’s most exciting travel experience – BC150 Years Rivermania. In 2008, British Columbia celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. One of BC150 Years’ flagship events, Rivermania will honour the Fraser River and its Peoples and recognize the 200th anniversary of Simon Fraser’s exploration of the Fraser River. From August 24 to September 28, 2008, a flotilla of boats will begin the journey from Prince George down the Fraser River to its end in Steveston (Richmond). Visitors can book their Rivermania experience by calling 1-888-730-9503.

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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Métis Crossing

Come experience our exciting Métis culture and history

Smoky Lake, Alberta (June 18, 2008) – Métis Crossing invites everyone to learn about our exciting culture and history during National Aboriginal Day June 21. The Métis were and still are an integral part of building the nation of Canada.

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Media Advisory: Governor General to Welcome 2008 Canadian Leadership Conference Participants to a Hip Hop Beat

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 19, 2008) – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will welcome the delegates of the 2008 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. The participants are returning to the nation’s capital for final two days of discussions on the conference’s theme, Leadership and the Community.

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City of Toronto – Share the Celebration on National Aboriginal Day

June 19, 2008

The 14th annual National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 21. The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee invites everyone to join the events beginning with a sunrise ceremony at 5:30 a.m. on the podium roof at City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The sunrise ceremony, led by Elder Alex Jacobs, is followed by a flag-raising ceremony at which Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, will read the National Aboriginal Day proclamation.

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Alberta Celebrates National Aboriginal Day by Recognizing Unique Culture, Economic Development and Well-being

June 19, 2008

Edmonton… On June 19, the Government of Alberta joined celebrations across Canada in support of National Aboriginal Day, hosting a noon-hour event in downtown Edmonton that recognized the unique heritage and cultures of First Nations, MEtis and Inuit peoples throughout the province and Canada.

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Share in the Celebration – National Aboriginal Day

Please join us in celebrating National Aboriginal Day on campus with the raising of the tipi in front of Pembina Hall. Tea and bannock will be served.

Event URL:
http://www.ualberta.ca/nativestudies

Date
Friday June 20, 2008
11:30 AM

Location
North Campus: Pembina Hall

Contact Information
Faculty of Native Studies
nativest@ualberta.ca
492-2991

Sponsors
Faculty of Native Studies, Abo

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Province Funds National Aboriginal Day Festivities

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ARR0015-000947
June 19, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – The Province is providing $94,200 to Aboriginal organizations to support National Aboriginal Day celebrations throughout British Columbia, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

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Lathlin Pays Tribute to Aboriginal Grandmothers

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National Aboriginal Day To be Celebrated This Week

Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Oscar Lathlin today recognized the outstanding leadership and contribution of eight Aboriginal women who will be honoured tonight at the seventh annual Keeping the Fires Burning ceremony in Winnipeg.

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 18, 2008) – June 21st is National Aboriginal Day. Many events will be taking place across the country to mark this day of recognition and celebration of Aboriginal peoples and cultures.

Some of the activities planned for this day include pow-wows, picnics, exhibits and workshops.

To obtain an online media kit or to consult the complete list of events, please visit our web site: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nad/mdkt-eng.asp.

For more information, please contact

INAC Media Relations Line
819-953-1160

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New Brunswick – National Aboriginal Day 2008

Aboriginal Affairs
NB 913
June 18, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) – New Brunswickers are being encouraged to be part of activities to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, Saturday, June 21, by Ed Doherty, minister responsible for the aboriginal affairs secretariat.

Following is Doherty’s statement in recognition of National Aboriginal Day:

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