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A History of Canada in 10 Maps’ – TheTyee.ca

How European explorers, daring and cruel, drew the lines for a nation. A History of Canada in 10 Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land Adam Shoalts Penguin (2018) Sprawling across half of North America, the modern Canadian map seems eternal. But as Adam Shoalts argues in this remarkable book, Canada is a very […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2019203 Views

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Have a Heart Day is coming up on February 14, 2019!

Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.  Click on this link to hear Senator Kim Pate make a […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2019759 Views

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The Blanket Exercise comes to the Nelson Public Library – The Nelson Daily

January 07 2019 Most of us learned about Canadian history through school textbooks, but the history we learned is not the whole story. Enter The Blanket Exercise, a facilitated, interactive event that illustrates the indigenous experience of the colonization of Canada. The Nelson Public Library, in partnership with Touchstones Nelson, will host community leaders Toni […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019215 Views

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The history of blankets & their present use by Squamish & Lil’wat Nations – SLCC

Blankets have a deeply woven history with Indigenous peoples in North America. Originally created from fur, animal hides, grasses or cedar bark, traders introduced blankets in the 1800s that were lighter and less bulky than traditionally-made blankets, becoming quick preferences amongst Indigenous peoples to make into dresses, skirts, leggings, and jackets. In the Northwest and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019186 Views

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Video – Ask an Elder: What do you call the winter months in the Mi’kmaw language? – CBC

Mi’kmaw linguist Bernie Francis explains a few winter words Jan 06, 2019 How do the Mi’kmaq in Atlantic Canada observe the winter season? In the CBC Indigenous video series Ask an Elder, Mi’kmaw linguist Bernie Francis shares the names of the winter months and the stories behind them. Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/bernie-francis-mi-kmaw-language-words-winter-1.4966323

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019211 Views

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YVR Art Foundation: Reminder! Call for Applications Emerging and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program – $5,000 Art Scholarship

Reminder! The YVR Art Foundation Call for Applications to BC and Yukon Indigenous artists for the 2019 Emerging Artist Scholarship Program and the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program is open! Application Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019, at 4pm. NEW for 2019 The Youth Art Scholarship has been renamed to the Emerging Artist Scholarship Program to include […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019173 Views

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Anishinaabemowin Language Keeper and teacher precious to culture – Anishinabek News

NIPISSING FIRST NATION—A Nipissing First Nation woman spoke only Anishinaabemowin until she was seven-years-old. Now a valued language keeper and helper with Nipissing First Nation’s Culture and Heritage Centre, Evelyn McLeod states the Nipissing dialect is one of kind. “There’s not many of us left now that speak in that dialect.” “I was brought up […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019178 Views

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MP applauds UWinnipeg’s commitment to preserve Indigenous languages

Jan. 04, 2019 Winnipeg Centre MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette applauded The University of Winnipeg’s commitment to preserving Indigenous languages while speaking to parliament in November. While speaking to parliament on November 29, Winnipeg Centre MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette applauded The University of Winnipeg’s commitment to preserving Indigenous languages. Ouellette recalled a meeting he had with UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 2019168 Views

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Nogdawindamin immerses child welfare workers in Anishinaabemowin – SooToday.com

‘We’re trying to fix a problem, and it’s our culture and our language that will emerge and help us to get to where we need to go, especially in child welfare,’ says child welfare agency’s elder in residence Nogdawindamin Family & Community Services hosted an Anishinaabemowin immersion conference in Sault Ste. Marie earlier this week, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019206 Views

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Bought for a buck, now priceless: Alberta Indigenous media archive being digitized – The Globe and Mail

He bought them for a dollar. Now, “boxes and boxes and boxes” of old audiotape and film that Bert Crowfoot has safeguarded for decades are turning out to be a priceless trove of Indigenous stories, culture and language. “This is a continuation of our oral traditions,” said Crowfoot, who’s helping direct a project to turn […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019174 Views

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