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Aboriginal Storytelling Month at the U of S

Aboriginal Storytelling will be held on February 26, 2008 from 1 to 2 p.m. for children and from 2 to 3 for adults at the Neatby Timlin Theatre (Arts 241, formerly Place Riel Theatre) at the U of S. Please see the poster for more details.

by NationTalk on February 6, 20081039 Views

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Updates from Arts Partners in Creative Development; Deadline Approaching March 3

Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD) is a strategic investment partnership to assist B.C. arts and cultural organizations create and develop new works or further develop existing works, with the intent of producing, presenting or exhibiting them at the highest standard.

by NationTalk on February 6, 2008970 Views

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Historically Significant, Rare Caribou Coats Unveiled in Labrador

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 5, 2008

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mark Nui, Grand Chief of the Innu Nation, were delighted today to officially unveil two rare caribou skin Innu coats at the Labrador Interpretation Centre in North West River, Labrador. Accompanying Premier Williams and Grand Chief Nui for this historic occasion were the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs; Peter Penashue, Deputy Grand Chief of the Innu Nation; Chief Anastasia Qupee of the Sheshatshui Innu First Nation; Chief Prote Poker of the Mushuau Innu First Nation; and esteemed Innu elders.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081265 Views

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Federal and Provincial Investment to Preserve Acadian and Mi’kmaq Basket-making Culture

4 February 2008
Richmond, Prince Edward Island

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and Richard Brown, PEI’s Minister of Development and Technology, today announced funding for the Basket Weavers of PEI Co-operative Ltd. to build a new facility which will preserve both Acadian and Mi’kmaq basket-making cultures.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008902 Views

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East Coast Music Awards to showcase Aboriginal Talent

Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
(08/02/04)
NB 137

Feb. 4, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) — New Brunswick Aboriginal musical talent will be centre stage during the 2008 East Coast Music Awards.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008853 Views

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Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad 2008 Takes the Stage

VANCOUVER, Feb. 1 – Cultural Olympiad 2008 today launches a multi-year celebration of arts, culture and creativity staged as part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Running February 1 to March 21, 2008 in more than 40 venues throughout Metro Vancouver and British Columbia’s Sea-to-Sky corridor, this seven-week celebration of the imagination offers an exhilarating program of contemporary talent and creative collaborations. More than 300 free and ticketed performances and exhibitions fall under the Cultural Olympiad 2008 umbrella, spanning music, dance, visual arts, literary arts, theatre, film and new media. This is the first time a Winter Games has hosted a Cultural Olympiad two years before Games time.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008948 Views

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Media Advisory: Rare Painted Caribou Coats to be Unveiled in Labrador

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 4, 2008

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mark Nui, Grand Chief of the Innu Nation, will officially unveil two rare and historically significant caribou coats at the Labrador Interpretation Centre in North West River, Tuesday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. Joining them in the ceremony will be the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, and Tom Paddon, manager, Labrador operations, Vale Inco.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081023 Views

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Eleven Local Artists Receive Advance Artist Awards

FOR RELEASE #07-277
December 19 2007

WHITEHORSE – Eleven artists are sharing $40,000 in funding to continue developing their personal artistic talents, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced today.

by NationTalk on December 20, 20071134 Views

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Canada Committed to a Humane Seal Hunt

December 20, 2007

OTTAWA – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released a scientific study on the animal welfare aspects of global seal hunts. We are supportive of EFSA’s recommendations since they uphold the legitimacy and humaneness of hunting practices and techniques that are used, regulated and enforced in Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt.

by NationTalk on December 20, 20071097 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Manitoba Métis Federation

WINNIPEG, December 19, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament (Provencher), today announced funding for the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF).

by NationTalk on December 20, 20071108 Views

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Grants to Celebrate 150 Years Of Diversity In B.C.

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For Immediate Release
2007AG0042-001639
Dec. 18, 2007

Ministry of Attorney General
and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism

VICTORIA – As part of B.C.’s celebration of 150 years since its founding as a colony, the Ministry of Attorney General and BC150 Years will provide $200,000 for grants to support communities in telling the stories of Aboriginal and immigrant pioneers’ contributions.

by NationTalk on December 19, 20071118 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Port Theatre Society on Vancouver Island

NANAIMO, British Columbia, December 17, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament (Nanaimo-Alberni), today announced funding for the Port Theatre Society.

by NationTalk on December 18, 2007998 Views

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Old Fire Hall Will Continue as Arts Venue in 2008 – Yukon Government

FOR RELEASE #07-272
December 17, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Following the success of the pilot project for the use of the Old Fire Hall this past summer, the Yukon government will continue to partner with the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce and the Yukon Arts Centre to provide arts programming at this venue for 2008, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor has announced.

by NationTalk on December 18, 2007962 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Aboriginal Women in Alberta

EDMONTON, December 17, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Laurie Hawn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre), today announced funding for the Aboriginal Women’s Professional Association (AWPA).

by NationTalk on December 17, 20071062 Views

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Floyd Red Crow Westerman Journeys On To The Spirit World

Dec. 13, 2007 – Renowned musician, activist, and elder, Floyd Red Crow Westerman passed on to the spirit world at 5:00 a.m. PST this morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after an extended illness and complications from Leukemia as reported today by the Native American Times and News From Indian Country.

Floyd Red Crow Westerman participated and performed in the First Annual Native American Music Awards in 1998, was the recipient of NAMA’s Living Legend Award in 2002, and was recently awarded Best Country Recording for his recording, “A Tribute To Johnny Cash” at the Ninth Annual Native American Music Awards in October 2006.

With music as his first love, Westerman left his home on the Lake Traverse reservation in South Dakota with a suitcase and an old guitar as a young man. He traveled across the country playing country music and his own original songs.

In 1969, he signed his first recording contract and released his first album, the highly acclaimed, “Custer Died for Your Sins” which captured the Indian movement’s pathos and ethos during its formative years. In 1970 he released his second recording, “Indian Country”.

As a member of the American Indian Movement, and spokesman for the International Indian Treaty Council, he traveled around the world to improve social conditions for indigenous peoples. In 1982, he reflected those sentiments in his third recording, “This Land Is Your Mother.”

In 1996, he attended the first Native American Music Awards and performed with Joanne Shenandoah in a tribute performance for Hall of Fame Inductee, the late Buddy Red Bow.

In 2002 he was awarded the NAMA Living Legend Award at the Fifth Annual Native American Music Awards with Keith Secola accepting on his behalf.

In 2006, he was won Best Country Recording at the Native American Music Awards for his last full length recording, “A Tribute To Johnny Cash” released by Henhouse Studios.

During his music career and before his entrance into many films and television shows, he played and collaborated with a number of notable musicians, including; Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson, Buffy St. Marie, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelsonm Jackson Browne, Harry Belafonte, and Sting.

Westerman’s film and television appearances include the role of the Shaman for Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s “The Doors” and a Ten Bears in “Dances With Wolves” His television roles have included playing Uncle Ray on “Walker, Texas Ranger”, One Who Waits, on “Northern Exposure” and multiple appearances as Albert Hosteen on the “X-Files”.

Westerman has received numerous other awards including; a Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition, the Award for Generosity by the Americans for Indian Opportunity, Cultural Ambassador by the International Treaty Council, Lifetime Achievement from the City of Los Angeles and the Integrity Award from the Multi-Cultural Motion Picture Association.

The Native American Music Awards has been honored by Floyd Red Crow Westerman’s participation and contributions over the years and he will always be remembered with great fondness, admiration and respect.

The Native American Music Awards & Association
www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com

by NationTalk on December 14, 20071005 Views

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Arts Fund Supports 18 Arts and Culture Projects

FOR RELEASE #07-267
December 13, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor announced today that 18 arts and cultural projects will share $189,050 provided through the Arts Fund.

“The Arts Fund continues to provide support to worthy artistic projects designed to benefit communities throughout Yukon,” Taylor said.

by NationTalk on December 14, 20071067 Views

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First On-line Concert from First Nations

On December 13 at 2:30 pm EST, come to listen and see the First Online First Nations Christmas Concert featuring students from 10 First Nations school performing in their own language. This concert is hosted by Keewatin Career Development Corporation (KCDC) and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s First Nation SchoolNet Program.

>>On-line Concert

by NationTalk on December 13, 2007899 Views

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BC United Métis Youth Circle (BCUMYC) Call for Proposals

In partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH), the BC United Métis Youth Circle (BCUMYC) requesting applications for the 2008-2009 fiscal year of the Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC) Initiative.

by NationTalk on December 13, 20071152 Views

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New Deadline For Premier’s Awards For Excellence In The Arts

Celebrate Culture By Nominating An Artist Or Arts Organization This Holiday Season

MANITOULIN, ON, Dec. 11 – The McGuinty government is giving people ten more days to nominate their favourite artist or arts organization for the recently expanded $120,000 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Minister of Culture Aileen Carroll announced today.

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007993 Views

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National Gallery of Canada Foundation Receives $2 Million Gift to Endow Gallery’s Indigenous Art Curatorial Chair

First Chair to be endowed at the Gallery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Dec. 11, 2007) – The National Gallery of Canada Foundation announced today the creation of the Audain Curator of Indigenous Art Endowment which has been made possible through a gift of $2 million from the Audain Foundation. This is the second time in less than two years that the British Columbia-based Audain Foundation has made a gift of such magnitude to the National Gallery and its Foundation.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20072208 Views

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February 15 Deadline for Arts and Letters Awards Submissions

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
December 11, 2007

February 15 Deadline for Arts and Letters Awards Submissions

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, is encouraging artists in the literary, visual and music sectors to make application to the 2008 Provincial Arts and Letters Awards program. The deadline for receipt of submissions is February 15, 2008.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2007924 Views

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2nd Annual Christmas Family Fun Day

The Métis Nation of Ontario in Brampton

Date: Saturday December 15th, 2007
Time: 1–4PM

– Free harvest feast catered by Diana Therrien
– Live guitar music performed by Marc Laverdiere
– Raffles and prizes
– 50/50 game to raise funds for community meat
– Kids Aboriginal story-telling and corn husk doll making
– Christmas crafts with Sharon McBride
– Reading tent for kids with Heather Purdon
– Drumming and shakers for adults and kids
– Karaoke Christmas Carolling Place: Central Public School Auditorium in Brampton

by NationTalk on December 11, 2007978 Views

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2007 Pow Wow Award Winners

Choose a Category to View Award Winners (For Past Winners, Please Visit the Archive Section):

>>Boys & Girls: 6-12 Years
>>Teens: 13 – 17 Years
>>Adults: 18 – 49 Years
>>Goldern Age – Seniors: 50+ Years

by NationTalk on December 11, 2007899 Views

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BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department presents Human Nature, a ceramics thesis exhibition by Derryl May, at the Sutherland Gallery

Mon, Dec 10, 2007

BRANDON, MB – From December 14 to 22, 2007 and January 9 to 12, 2008, the Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department proudly presents Human Nature, a thesis exhibition featuring the ceramics work of Derryl May, at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art. An evening reception with refreshments will be held on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20071549 Views

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Arts Fund Supports 18 Arts and Cultural Projects

FOR RELEASE #07-265
December 7, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor announced today that 18 arts and cultural projects will share $189,050 provided through the Arts Fund.

“I am pleased to see that the Arts Fund continues to provide support to worthy artistic projects designed to benefit communities throughout Yukon,” Taylor said. “With our $568,000 in increased funding for the arts, announced in September, the Arts Fund is now positioned to address an even wider range of important community art activities.”

by NationTalk on December 8, 20071045 Views

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Travelling Culture Kits Bring The Rooms to Rural Schools

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Education
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
December 7, 2007

Cultural and historical resources normally found at The Rooms in St. John’s will soon find their way into every intermediate school in the province. The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, announced today that, through a partnership with Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and The Rooms’ corporate sponsor BMO Financial Group, 18 Travelling Culture Kits will bring the incredible resources of this world-class facility to students across Newfoundland and Labrador.

by NationTalk on December 7, 20071295 Views

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Luminato Festival unveils 2008 program

Toronto, ON
June 6 to 15, 2008

by NationTalk on December 7, 20071395 Views

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Open teaching by Visiting Elder Paul Skanks – Dec 06, 2007

Paul was raised in Kahnawake, Quebec, A Mohawk Nation in Quebec. His spirit name is Tiao Re Hen Sere, “The First Light of Day” and is of the Turtle Clan. Since retirement, Paul has embarked on a journey of cultural rebirth. He has engaged in an active pursuit of knowledge based on teachings shared by Elders and Traditional Teachers from various First Nations on Turtle Island. Paul works with Aboriginal Communities toward the improvement of education, women’s safety and personal wellness.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
On Campus : St. George » First Nations House » 563 Spadina Avenue » Third Floor

by NationTalk on December 6, 20071277 Views

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December 6 Honouring Mi’kmaq from Tuft’s Cove

For Immediate Release –
December 4, 2007

Dartmouth, NS – On December 6, 2007 at 8:45 am, members of the Mi’kmaq community will gather to honour and remember family members who perished as a result of the Halifax Explosion.

by NationTalk on December 6, 20071477 Views

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Government of Canada Statement: Passing of Norval Morrisseau

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Dec. 5, 2007) – On behalf of the Government of Canada, we would like to express our sadness on the passing of Ojibwa artist, Norval Morrisseau. Mr.Morrisseau was unquestionably one of the greatest artists of his generation. He was a courageous Aboriginal painter who, through perseverance and faith in his gift, was able to break through enormous cultural and racial barriers to bring his art not just to Canada, but to the world.

by NationTalk on December 5, 2007923 Views

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Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Norval Morrisseau Remembered

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor

TORONTO/ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY–(Dec. 5, 2007) – Canada has lost an internationally renowned master artist who captivated the world with his unique paintings of dreams and visions emerging from his rich Ojibway heritage.

by NationTalk on December 5, 20071159 Views

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Aurora Borealis – Bombardier Ice Bus: A Northern Manitoba Winter Adventure – Inclusive from Winnipeg (March 07 – 10, 2008)

Dec 05, 07

Winnipeg, Manitoba based Heartland International Travel and Tours, in conjunction with the Manitoba Museum, Bakers Narrows Lodge and Calm Air, is offering an all-inclusive weekend tour to experience one of nature’s most exciting displays … the Aurora Borealis.

In addition to observing the spectacular Northern Lights from the deck of the largest winter lodge in Manitoba, the tour also includes several outdoor activities such as: ice fishing, a unique lake excursion aboard an enclosed Bombardier ice bus, a tour to the Flin Flon Mining Museum, a visit to an Aboriginal art gallery, a slide presentation by a local historian, cultural art demonstrations such as caribou tufting and aboriginal traditions.

by NationTalk on December 5, 20071212 Views

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Inuit Note Appointment of Bernard Lord as Special Advisor for Consultations on Official Languages – Call for Protection of Inuit Language

Monday December 3 , 2007 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Inuit leader Mary Simon commented on the appointment of Bernard Lord by Prime Minister Harper today to lead Cross Canada Official Languages consultations.

“It’s a positive development to have former New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord leading these consultations,” stated Mary Simon. ” As I understand it, Mr. Lord will be visiting seven designated cities across Canada with a particular focus on protecting minority language rights within the ambit of the Official Languages Act,and that is a good thing. I am however calling upon the government to recognise that Aboriginal languages in this country also require protection and enhancement if our societies are to prosper within Canada.”

by NationTalk on December 4, 2007898 Views

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The Government of Canada Launches Consultations on Linguistic Duality and Official Languages

MONCTON, December 3, 2007 – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Josée Verner, today launched consultations with Canadians on linguistic duality and Official Languages, and announced the appointment of Bernard Lord as special advisor to Minister Verner on these consultations.

by NationTalk on December 3, 2007996 Views

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McGuinty Government Celebrates Aboriginal Culture

Province Provides Support To Annual Festival

TORONTO, Dec. 1 – The annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival is an excellent opportunity for people to learn more about Aboriginal culture and traditions, Michael Bryant, Ontario’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs said today as he joined the celebrations at the Rogers Centre.

by NationTalk on December 1, 2007872 Views

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Public Service Announcement – British Columbia Achievement Foundation

VANCOUVER, Nov. 30 – Submissions and nominations are now being accepted for the BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design and the BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art for artists affiliated with BC First Nations.

An artist may be nominated or self-submit to these juried awards. Up to five awards of $5,000 will be presented for each award at formal ceremonies in the spring of 2008.

by NationTalk on November 30, 20071032 Views

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Aboriginal TV Producers Sought for NSI Storytellers Producer Phase

Media Release
Aboriginal TV producers wanted

Winnipeg — Aboriginal TV producers are now encouraged to apply for the NSI Storytellers producer phase which offers the opportunity to develop television producing skills through an intensive training week and an internship on a western-based television series destined for broadcast in Canada. The training is offered by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).

by NationTalk on November 30, 20071086 Views

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Hudson’s Bay Company Makes Major Donation Of Archival Records To Province Of Manitoba

November 22, 2007

A donation to the Province of Manitoba of new archival records from the Hudson’s Bay Company was received today by Premier Gary Doer.

The donation will join the unique collection recently inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Memory of the World Register. The UNESCO Memory of the World Register identifies and lists the most significant documentary heritage collections in the world.

by NationTalk on November 22, 2007940 Views

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Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages 8-10 January 2008

November 20, 2007

This Expert Group Meeting is being organized in accordance with ECOSOC decision 2007/244, which authorized a three-day international expert group meeting on indigenous languages and requested that the results of the meeting be reported to the Permanent Forum at its seventh session.

In addition, the Permanent Forum stated the following in its report:

“Considering that 2008 is the International Year of Languages, the Permanent Forum recommends holding an expert group meeting on indigenous languages that will call upon States, the United Nations system and indigenous peoples and their organizations to consider the following elements:

by NationTalk on November 22, 2007908 Views

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33rd annual Alcatraz Sunrise Gathering, November 22nd 2007

Date: Thursday 11/22/07
Location: PIER 33 SAN FRANCISCO
Time: 4am

Special guests, speakers and performances include: MC: Bill Means, IITC Board Member (Oglala Lakota), Mike Flores, IITC Board Member (Tohono O’Odham), Ann Marie Sayers (Ohlone); Radley Davis, Iss-Ahwi (Pitt -River); Pomo Dancers; Shingle Springs Rancheria Miwok Dancers; Aztec Dancers; Arigon Starr (Kickapoo); Goodshield (Lakota); One Struggle; and the All Nations Singers.

Tickets $12 per person, children 5 and under free. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at www.alcatrazcruises.com or by phone at 415- 981-7625. They can also be purchased the day of the event at the Pier 33 Ticket Booth. This event is wheel chair accessible. All are welcome.

>>View poster

by NationTalk on November 20, 20071089 Views

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Famous 1885 Battle Site Gains New Name

BATOCHE, SASKATCHEWAN, NOVEMBER 17, 2007–On behalf of Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird, Mr. Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon–Humboldt, today announced the new designation name of Battle of Tourond’s Coulee/Fish Creek National Historic Site of Canada formally named the Battle of Fish Creek National Historic Site of Canada. This change better reflects the complete history of the site. The announcement was made as part of the Gabriel Dumont Institute’s “Louis Riel Day and Tribute to Métis Veterans” activities and celebration held at Batoche National Historic Site.

by NationTalk on November 19, 20071167 Views

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MMF Pays Tribute on Louis Riel Day

NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release
November 15, 2007

WINNIPEG – Tomorrow, people of Manitoba and citizens from the Metis Nation Homeland, and friends of the Metis will continue our long tradition of remembering the death and honouring the life of past Metis Leader and Manitoba Founder Louis Riel.

by NationTalk on November 19, 20071218 Views

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McGuinty Government Marks Louis Riel Day At Queen’s Park

15th Annual Celebration Honours Métis Culture, Language and Heritage

QUEEN’S PARK, Nov. 16 – Michael Bryant, Ontario’s new Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, invited everyone in Ontario to honour the culture, language and heritage of Métis people as he took part in the 15th Annual Louis Riel Day Commemoration Ceremony at the Ontario Legislature this morning.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071192 Views

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The Métis Nation Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Louis Riel Day

TORONTO, Nov. 15 – Hundreds of Métis Citizens and friends are expected to gather at the Northwest Monument at Queens Park in Toronto on Friday to take part in the 15th Annual Riel Day Commemorative Ceremony.

Ontario’s first stand-alone Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Michael Bryant, and Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation, John Beaucage, will be among those in attendance this year.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071135 Views

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Sandra Laronde Appointed Director of Aboriginal Arts at The Banff Centre

For immediate release
November 9, 2007

An award-winning director, choreographer, dancer, actor, producer, and creative leader, Sandra Laronde has been appointed director of Aboriginal Arts at The Banff Centre. While directing programs for artists at the Centre in both fine and performing arts, Laronde will also continue as artistic director of Red Sky Performance, the thriving Toronto-based performing arts company she founded in 2000.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071556 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Writers Selected for NSI Storytellers Training Program

Media Release
NSI Storytellers/Aboriginal writers named
November 13, 2007

Winnipeg — Six writers from Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Yukon have been chosen for NSI Storytellers – a training program run by the National Screen Institute — Canada (NSI) in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) to develop above-the-line Aboriginal talent.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071411 Views

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Carcross Tagish First Nation – Attention Experienced Carvers & Artists

Existing Artists/Carvers

Priority will be given to Carcross Tagish First Nation citizens who are existing artists or carvers for a short-tem contract to carve poles under the direction of Keith Wolf Smarch.

Project to start immediately until March 2008.

Accepting applications for 4 to 5 citizens.

Please have your applications in by:

November 16, 2007

For more information or to request an application, please contact the Capacity Department by phone: 867-821-8228 or fax: 867-821-8214 or by email: louise.parker@ctfn.ca
Gunalchise!

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071003 Views

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Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art Launches Campaign with $1 million Gift from The Audain Foundation

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14 – The announcement today of a $1 million gift from The Audain Foundation has launched the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art into the spotlight as the Gallery prepares to open to the public on May 10, 2008.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071007 Views

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Media Advisory – City Recognizes Louis Riel Day

November 13, 2007

Mayor David Miller has proclaimed November 16 as Louis Riel Day in the City of Toronto to acknowledge that the Métis People are recognized in the Constitution Act 1982, as one of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples with a homeland across Canada. Louis Riel Day is commemorated each year in Toronto with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall and various community events.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071125 Views

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NWT Arts Council Applications

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment, in partnership with the NWT Arts Council would like to inform Northerners that the closing date for applications for NWT Arts Council Arts Funding is January 31, 2008.

Money is available for artists and members of registered territorial organizations who are producing a specific artistic work, project or event in a recognized discipline. For more information, or to request an application, please call 920-6370.

Website: www.pwnhc.ca/artscouncil
E-mail: boris_atamanenko@gov.nt.ca.

by NationTalk on November 14, 2007981 Views

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