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Mary Michell Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0147-000878
June 9, 2008

Office of the Premier
BC Achievement Foundation

VANCOUVER – Aboriginal artist Mary Michell has been named by Premier Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, as the recipient of the 2008 BC Creative Lifetime Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art. The award recognizes BC First Nations artists whose dedication to their work has had a profound impact on both their community and First Nations culture.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081028 Views

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The Government of Canada Announces Domagaya as Part of Québec City’s 400th Anniversary Celebrations

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Quebec City (June 9, 2008) – People celebrating the 400th anniversary of Québec City will be able to enjoy a dynamic multi-media experience featuring daily speakers and a 360-degree multimedia projection, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Domagaya: the Meeting of Aboriginal Cultures and Digital Arts, is an official event of the Québec City 400th Anniversary Celebrations, and will be held from June 21 to July 1, 2008 at the Louise Basin in the Old Port of Quebec. Staged within a 9-metre high dome, Domagaya will offer visitors a dynamic multi-media experience featuring a unique 360-degree multimedia immersive projection, and daily keynote speakers. There will also be electrifying MixSession evenings featuring dazzling performances of Aboriginal DJs and DJs.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081039 Views

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Tourism Agencies to Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Northwest Resistance/Rebellion

News Release – June 7, 2008

The Saskatchewan West Central Tourism Association Inc. (SWCT) will capitalize on the tourism opportunities associated with the 125th anniversary of the 1885 Northwest Resistance/Rebellion by implementing a three-year action plan to guide tourism development and marketing initiatives.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20082004 Views

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day in Saskatchewan

Jun 05, 08

In many countries around the world, the longest day of the year holds special cultural and spiritual significance. In Canada, this special time is when we observe National Aboriginal Day, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20085052 Views

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Coast Salish Public Art Work Unveiled in Stanley Park

MEDIA ADVISORY
June 6, 2008

Three intricately carved gateway sculptures by renown Coast Salish artist Susan Point will be unveiled at the Brockton Point totem area in Stanley Park:

Monday, June 9, 2008
10:30 am to 12 noon
Stanley Park, Brockton Point totem site
(Free parking is available at marked lots near the site between 10 am and 1 pm. A shuttle bus will circulate between lots and the event site 30 minutes before and after the event.)

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081802 Views

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Yukon Arts and Cultural Projects Receive Support from Arts Fund

FOR RELEASE #08-137
June 6, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The Arts Fund is contributing $78,000 towards seven projects to further develop the arts in Yukon, Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor announced.

“The arts remind us of our power to innovate and teach us how to think beyond limitations and inventively overcome boundaries,” Taylor said. “The Yukon government is proud to support community groups and collectives pursuing creative, artistic endeavours that enrich our lives and our communities.”

by NationTalk on June 8, 2008944 Views

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The Banff Centre National Aboriginal Day Celebrations

Friday, June 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free
Tipi and outdoor area between Vinci and Smith Halls

A presentation by Red Sky Performance Theatre, with special guests including Mongolian throat singers, in celebration of the rich contribution Aboriginal people have made to Canada. Meet with elders, faculty, and staff members from Aboriginal Leadership and Aboriginal Arts at The Banff Centre. Bring a blanket or chair, and sample delicious bannock around the fire.

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by NationTalk on June 8, 20081321 Views

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On Commom Ground – National Media Arts Conference and Festival

June 10 – 15, 2008
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a major cultural gathering to celebrate Indigenous film, video and new media art by international, national and local artists from June 10 to June 15, 2008.

by NationTalk on June 7, 20081498 Views

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Call for Proposals: Artists on Site

Artists on Site, a Pilot Program:
INAC Contaminants and Remediation Directorate (CARD)

Program Overview:

INAC is currently responsible for managing over 20 contaminated sites in the Northwest Territories in various states of remediation.

For human health and environmental reasons, it is often necessary to remove buildings on the sites.

by NationTalk on June 6, 20081509 Views

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Asimauttaq’s HipHop Message: Respect Each Other

Asimauttaq’s HipHop Message: Respect Each Other

is being broadcast on APTN:

June 10 @ 12am, June 14 @ 23:00 & June 14 @ 3:00am

>>View poster

by NationTalk on June 6, 20081284 Views

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The Association des Francophones du Nunavut Celebrates Equal Status for the Languages of Nunavut

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT–(June 5, 2008) – The Association des francophones du Nunavut celebrates the recent passing into law of the Official Languages Act of Nunavut on June 4, 2008.

“This is a historic moment for Nunavut,” stated Suzanne Laliberte, president of the Association des francophones du Nunavut. “We are thrilled to have contributed to development of the new Official Languages Act. The Act will protect not only the constitutional rights of the francophone community but also provide the long-needed recognition of the Inuit language. We hope that the Legislative Assembly will soon pass Bill 7, the Inuit Protection Act, to further equity within Nunavut society.”

by NationTalk on June 6, 2008857 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Two Vancouver Museum Initiatives

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2008 – Two Vancouver-area museums will be better equipped to promote the diverse heritage of Canadian society and help Canadians understand our history, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament (Okanagan-Coquihalla), 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 the University of British Columbia (UBC) Museum of Anthropology and the Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081264 Views

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NTI Concerned About the Fate of The Inuit Language Protection Act

NR 08-23 LAN ENG – For Immediate Release

(June 2, 2008 – – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The agenda for the sitting of the Legislative Assembly indicates that the Official Languages Act, Bill 6, will tentatively be read a third time during this sitting, without any reference to the Inuit Language Protection Act, Bill 7. This has Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. concerned about the fate of Bill 7.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081458 Views

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XXVII Keewaywin Conference

CONSTANCE LAKE FIRST NATION
AUGUST 12, 13, & 14, 2008

Grand Entry

As part of the NAN XXVII Keewayin Conference this year, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will have a Grand Entry the morning of Day One, leading to the commencement of the meeting. NAN invites all of their respected Chiefs to partake in the Grand Entry with their First Nation’s flag. Staffs and flag poles will be provided for each First Nation flag and will remain in the meeting room for the duration of the Conference.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20082534 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Pictou Landing Powwow Committee

PICTOU LANDING, Nova Scotia, June 4, 2008 – Mi’kmaq culture and traditions will be featured at the 17th Pictou Landing Powwow, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, 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 the Pictou Landing Powwow Committee.

by NationTalk on June 4, 2008949 Views

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Media Advisory – Luminato Eve Launches Second Annual Luminato Festival with Magical Evening of David Michalek’s Slow Dancing

Luminato, TELUS, honoured guests, celebrate Toronto’s premier arts fest

TORONTO, June 3 – On Thursday, June 5, Toronto will celebrate the opening of the second annual Luminato, Toronto’s Festival of Arts + Creativity, with the Canadian premiere of photographer David Michalek’s Slow Dancing.

by NationTalk on June 4, 20081018 Views

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Traditional Skills Strengthen Cultural Links for Youth

YELLOWKNIFE (June 3, 2008) – Over 100 students from the Kalemi Dene School in N’dilo and the Kaw Tay Whee School in Dettah are learning and applying traditional life skills over the next two weeks in a Government of the Northwest Territories sponsored Traditional Skills Education Project.

by NationTalk on June 4, 20081383 Views

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Historical Portrait to be Presented to City of Vancouver, Musqueam Band

MEDIA ADVISORY
June 2 , 2008

A portrait of significant historical value will be presented to the City of Vancouver and the Musqueam Indian Band by the government of Spain at City Hall on Tuesday.

by NationTalk on June 3, 20081362 Views

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Canada Day 2008: Celebrating Traditions and the History of Our Country

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 3, 2008) – This year, Canada Day celebrations in the Capital Region will feature an exciting array of artists and a range of activities that will highlight the founding of our country and our cultural diversity.

by NationTalk on June 3, 20081623 Views

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Government Announces Provincial Policy on Multiculturalism

Human Resources, Labour and Employment
June 3, 2008

Today, the Provincial Government launched a Policy on Multiculturalism designed to celebrate all cultures in recognition that diversity leads to creativity, innovation and economic growth. This new policy is part of the commitments outlined in the three-year $6 million provincial immigration strategy, Diversity ~ Opportunity and Growth. The strategy aims to significantly increase the attraction and retention of immigrants to the province. The announcement was made at The Rooms by the Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment.

by NationTalk on June 3, 20081058 Views

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Tourism Week June 2-8, 2008

YELLOWKNIFE (June 2, 2008) – Tourism Week June 2-8, 2008 is – a nation-wide celebration of Canada’s $71 billion tourism industry and its enormous contributions to the Canadian economy.

In the Northwest Territories, tourism is by far the largest renewable resource based industry and one that Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod says can offer many spin-off benefits. “It is an area of investment that has the potential to establish and grow viable and sustainable ventures in every one of our 33 communities,” he said.

by NationTalk on June 3, 2008884 Views

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ITK Commends Senate for Including Inuktitut as Official Language in Upper Chamber

Monday June 2, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario – Mary Simon national leader for Inuit in Canada and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami commends the work of Inuit Senators Charlie Watt, and Willie Adams for spearheading the use of the Inuit language in the Canadian Senate.

by NationTalk on June 3, 20082331 Views

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New 2008/2009 Funding Available for Language and Culture Camps!

We are pleased to announce the Language and Culture Camp program funding is now available to B.C. language communities. Twelve to fifteen projects will be funded, up to $15,000–$20,000; one project per language is available.

Deadline: June 23, 2008

Please click the link to review the Program details and application process:

Language Culture Camp 2008-2009 (302.4 KB)

by NationTalk on June 2, 2008743 Views

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Manito Ahbee Festival

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.

The 2008 Festival includes six components, the International Competition Powwow, Education Week, Manito Ahbee Music Fest, Indigenous Market Place and Trade show, Métis Celebrations and feature the 3rd Annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.

Planning in now underway for the 2008 festival. Please check back for updates.

For more information on the Manito Ahbee Festival, please contact our offices at:
Toll Free 1 866 449 0251
Local 204 956 1849
Email: info@manitoahbee.com
www.manitoahbee.com

by NationTalk on June 1, 20082043 Views

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Government of Canada Unveils Commemorative Map of Champlain’s Voyages and Explorations in Celebration of 400th Anniversary of Québec

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Québec – A commemorative map of the voyages and explorations of Samuel de Champlain was unveiled today by Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse, on behalf of the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec.

by NationTalk on May 31, 20081514 Views

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A Gathering: Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Join us on June 7, 2008, to celebrate Aboriginal peoples and their cultures at the first annual Aboriginal Gathering: Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration. This free, family-oriented event, hosted by Region of Peel, Children’s Services will take place between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College, Davis Campus, located at 7899 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton ON L6Y 5H9. The opening ceremonies will be at 10:00 a.m. and closing ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is, Seven Grandfather Teachings.

by NationTalk on May 30, 20081576 Views

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spOtlight: Discover the Arts in You and Your Community

spOtlight: event details now online

TORONTO, May 27 – The celebration of the arts in Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford and Waterloo is only ten days away! The Ministry of Culture and the Ontario Arts Council today announced the details of the three-day spOtlight: festival, now available at www.spotlightfestival.ca.

by NationTalk on May 28, 20081449 Views

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Explore the Culture of Canada’s First Nations on a Riverboat Safari Down the Yukon

5/23/2008
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Great River Journey
CONTACT: George Asquith
TEL: 867-456-2421
E-MAIL: info@greatriverjourney.com
WEB: www.greatriverjourney.com

Whitehorse,Yukon— Travel the Yukon River through First Nations territory with Great River Journey, a unique river boat excursion through the heart of the Yukon Wilderness. The 370 mile journey travels through the culture and history of the Yukon, beginning in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital city, and ending in Dawson City, capital of the Great Klondike Gold Rush.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2008903 Views

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Media invitation – A few months away from a visit to Québec’s Far North Kent Nagano and the OSM are Initiated into Inuit Traditions

MONTREAL, May 24 – The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Avataq Cultural Institute invite representatives of the media to a get-together during which members of the Inuit community will “initiate” Maestro Kent Nagano and some of the OSM musicians into the great traditions of their culture.

In addition to learning all the details of the OSM musicians’ visit to Nunavik, journalists will be able to attend among other things a traditional prayer ceremony in the Inuktitut language and a rare demonstration of throat singing presented by two Inuit singers.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2008911 Views

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Alderville First Nation’s contribution to the National Day of Action

Alderville First Nation welcomes ALL People from all nations to visit Alderville on Thursday May 29th, 2008

Alderville will be hosting several peaceful National Day of Action activities.
Families and individuals from the surrounding area are welcome to attend.
All activities will be held at the Alderville First Nation Community Centre.

For a map to the Community Centre, click here.

Time Activity
7:00 am Opening with Drumming
7:10 am – 9:00 am Free Coffee (take-out)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Free BBQ lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Free Cultural Presentation

Please drop by in support of First Nations across Canada on the National Day of Action.

COME TO ALDERVILLE AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
For more information please contact the Chief’s Office at 905-352-3000.

by NationTalk on May 23, 20081986 Views

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Join Us in Winnipeg on June 5th and 6th for a Roundtable Dialogue on Indigenous Rights

May 22nd 2008

Canada is home to over one million Indigenous people, representing hundreds of unique histories, languages, and cultural traditions. Canada is seen as a strong promoter of human rights in the world – but our reputation on Indigenous rights is not as positive. Questions about Indigenous rights are being raised all over the world as Indigenous communities have brought their struggles to the international level. This has led to a growing international movement to recognize and respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2008890 Views

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Media Advisory/DND: Aboriginal Awareness Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 22, 2008) – Media are invited to attend an event at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa to celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week. The champion of the awareness week, Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, Chief of the Land Staff, will give his remarks to during the event.

by NationTalk on May 22, 20082095 Views

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National Gallery of Canada: In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun – Sámi and Inuit Art 2000 – 2005

Ottawa – May 21, 2008

A unique exhibition bringing together contemporary works by Inuit artists from Canada and Sámi artists from Finland, Norway, and Sweden

At the National Gallery of Canada from 23 May to 17 August 2008

This spring and summer, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) hosts In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun: Sámi and Inuit Art 2000–2005, a unique exhibition presenting contemporary artworks by indigenous groups living on two continents north of the Arctic Circle. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Hamilton, this exhibition brings together seventy works created between 2000 and 2005 by Canadian Inuit artists and Sámi artists from Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Using a wide range of media, these works – sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, and photographs – offer a glimpse into the affinities and contrasts between the two Arctic peoples. Presented at the NGC with the support of the embassies of Finland, Norway, and Sweden, the exhibition gives an overview of many facets of Sámi and Inuit art.

by NationTalk on May 22, 20081065 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports En’owkin Centre

PENTICTON, British Columbia, May 21, 2008 – Aboriginal young people in the Okanagan region will have continued access to professional arts training, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament (Okanagan-Coquihalla), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Okanagan Indian Educational Resources Society to support the En’owkin Centre, located on the Okanagan Indian Reserve, close to Penticton.

by NationTalk on May 21, 20081208 Views

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MNBC supports Awakening The Heart Through The Arts Connection With Community Spirit Forum

On May 13th &14th, 2008 MNBC and the Metis Chartered Community President Donna Wright in Nelson supported the Forum at the Mir Centre for Peace, Selkirk College in Castlegar BC. The forum included the Nelson Community Services Centre, Selkirk College, Aboriginal Peoples Family Accord, and the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. Metis fiddler Rene Therrien (MNBC Minister Responsible for Heritage, Language, and Culture) and Metis dancers Bev Lambert and Maddy McCallum provided Metis cultural dance and music. Further cultural support was provided by the Lakota Hoop Dancers and Story teller Kevin Loche (and his nephew). Various presenters for workshops added to a successful event and heart opening experience.

by NationTalk on May 21, 20081072 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports 16 Ontario Arts-Training Organizations

TORONTO, May 21, 2008 – Arts students in Toronto and Hamilton and on Manitoulin Island will have access to increased developmental opportunities, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced funding for 16 national arts-training organizations that support the development of promising artists.

by NationTalk on May 21, 20081054 Views

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

By the Honourable Josee Verner
Minister of Canadian Heritage,
Status of Women and Official Languages

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 21, 2008) –

As the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, I am proud to invite all Canadians to celebrate May 21-World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

by NationTalk on May 21, 20082691 Views

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Weasel Tail…A Legend Lives On

May, 20, 2008…A legendary man, a respected elder, a ceremonialist, cultural leader and recognized Order of Canada and National Aboriginal Achievement Award recipient, the late Dr. Joe Crowshoe Sr. (Aapohsoy’yiis) life is celebrated and documented through the book, Weasel Tail.

Dr. Joe Crowshoe Sr., also known by his Blackfoot Indian name Weasel Tail, was a great man of dignity who helped to bridge the traditional ways of his people, the Piikani Nation. Among being recognized as a respected elder from his community, Joe also received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Calgary, a Doctorate of Humanities from the University of Montana, and an Alberta Achievement Award from the Province of Alberta.

by NationTalk on May 20, 20081632 Views

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Call for Nominations – Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement
The Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

Deadline for 2009 nominations: June 15, 2008

Nominations are now open for Canada’s most prestigious awards for excellence in the performing arts. They recognize lifetime artistic achievement in the fields of theatre, dance, classical music, popular music, film, and radio and television broadcasting as well as for voluntarism in the performing arts.

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008914 Views

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Frontiers North Adventures Provides Best Access in the World to Wild Polar Bears

WINNIPEG, May 15 – Frontiers North Adventures, the premiere provider of Authentic Arctic Experiences in Canada’s north, is on record pace for another successful year in the tourism industry.

Owners and operators of the Tundra Buggy(R) Adventure, Frontiers North currently offers wildlife viewing programs in Manitoba, Nunavut, and British Columbia, the most popular adventure being to experience Polar Bears in Churchill.

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008997 Views

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Ontario Celebrates Excellence in The Arts

News Releases
May 15, 2008

McGuinty Government Announces Finalists for Premier’s Awards

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One of Ontario’s outstanding artists and one arts organization will take centre stage at the 2008 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

by NationTalk on May 15, 2008915 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Chase Centennial Celebrations

CHASE, British Columbia, May 15, 2008 — Chase-area residents and visitors will have an opportunity to participate in 100 days of festivities thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament (Okanagan-Shuswap), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced funding for the celebrations of the centennial of the village of Chase.

by NationTalk on May 15, 2008884 Views

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The Triple Truth

Written by Jani Lauzon, Michelle St. John, Monique Mojica

Performance and Design Concept by Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble

Directed by Yvette Nolan

Produced by Native Earth Performing Arts

The history of Indigenous People at work in North America unfolds in 60 minutes of story, song and movement. With humour and poignancy, The Triple Truth dramatizes pre-contact sustainable economies to Columbus, through to the present-day rebuilding of Native economic stability and sovereignty.

Where: Circle of Life Thunderbird House, 715 Main St, Winnipeg
When: 8pm Friday May 30th, 2008
How much: $5.00 per person

*For more information and to make a reservation please
call Theatre Projects Manitoba 989-2400

by NationTalk on May 14, 20081407 Views

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New Banners Mark 50th Anniversary of Celebrating Local Artists

May 13, 2008

New banners mark 50th anniversary of celebrating local artists
More than 750 banners featuring the work of internationally recognized Vancouver artist Bratsa Bonifacho will fly over the Burrard and Cambie bridges, and on Burrard and Georgia streets this summer.

The new banners mark the 50th anniversary of Vancouver’s Summer Annual City Banner Program in which painters, sculptors, graphic and textile artists, photographers, and printmakers have all translated their personal creative language into street banners.

by NationTalk on May 14, 20081116 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Festival de contes et légendes en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

VAL-D’OR, Quebec, May 14, 2008 – Residents of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region will be able to discover the talents of storytellers and other local artists, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Festival de Contes et légendes en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

by NationTalk on May 14, 20081032 Views

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OSC Gallery 2008-2009 Exhibition Programming Call for Submissions 2008

Deadline: July 20th, 2008

About The Open Sky Creative Society (OSCS) / OSC Gallery is based in Ft. Simpson / Liidlii kue, NWT & primarily serves the artistic community & audiences of the Dehcho, a multicultural region in the NWT composed of a dozen or so villages & aboriginal settlements. The OSCS was formed in 1999 by local artists & arts supporters who saw a need for an arts & cultural service organization as well as presentation & artist outreach opportunities in the Dehcho. The society’s presence in our region is vital as extreme distances to the nearest urban centres, result in few opportunities for audiences & artist alike. The OSCS fulfills a unique role in the community & the Dehcho as the only active non-profit, non-governmental, artist, & cultural supporter run organization. The volunteer-based society provides artists & audiences with an informed professional forum for research, production, presentation, promotion & dissemination of new works in contemporary visual arts & traditional Dene crafts as well as networking & educational opportunities, & a general resource centre.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2008990 Views

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Polar bear lecture, May 28, at Canadian Museum of Nature, presented by Brenda Saunders

May 12, 2008

The future of the lord of the Arctic

Back by popular demand, Brenda Saunders returns to the Canadian Museum of Nature on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 to present her fascinating talk and slide show on the polar bear, its life and future. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. at 240 McLeod Street (corner of Metcalfe).

by NationTalk on May 13, 20081145 Views

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Spirit Square to Honour Veterans, First Nations

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0119-000731
May 9, 2008

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Community Services

PRINCE GEORGE – The Veteran’s Plaza Spirit Square will transform the lawn area in front of Prince George’s City Hall into a urban plaza designed to attract people and activity year round with the addition of a First Nations Spirit Gate and upgrades to the Cenotaph, Premier Gordon Campbell said today, announcing a $500,000 contribution from the Province’s B.C. Spirit Squares program.

by NationTalk on May 12, 2008852 Views

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Westfest declares its 5th anniversary as “A Celebration of Canadian Aboriginal Women in Music”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, Ontario, May 7, 2008 – Westfest, Ottawa’s most diverse outdoor multi-disciplinary arts festival of the summer, is proud to feature a dynamic lineup of female artists with indigenous roots. Most notably, Canadian legend and iconic musician, Buffy Sainte-Marie, will grace the Domicile Mainstage with a rare appearance.

by NationTalk on May 10, 20082682 Views

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