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A catalogue of my life’: Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore on Facing the Monumental exhibition – CBC

Exhibition opens for the summer at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal Jun 20, 2019 The largest exhibition devoted to award-winning Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore opens June 20 at Musée d’art contemporain (MAC) de Montreal. First presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) last summer, Facing the Monumental brings together a vast selection of […]

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Royal Roads U: New writing guide bridges academic and Traditional Knowledge

June 18, 2019 A new guide from the Royal Roads University Writing Centre bridges Coast Salish Traditional Knowledge and academic writing. The Four Feathers Writing Guide launches June 21 with Royal Roads’ celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day and an interactive display about the guide in the university’s library. The guide presents Traditional Coast Salish teachings and approaches to learning […]

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Summer exhibitions opening at the MAC: Rebecca Belmore, Nadia Myre, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Ragnar Kjartansson & The National

MONTRÉAL, June 19, 2019  – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is pleased to announce that its summer exhibitions will be inaugurated with a major presentation by award-winning Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore. Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), where it was warmly received last summer, the exhibition Facing the Monumental presents a […]

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Canada Announces New National Historic Designations

June 20, 2019            Ottawa, Ontario       Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national historic people, places, and events reflect the rich and varied heritage of our country and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about our diverse history. Yesterday, the designation of six new persons and places of national […]

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Uxbridge marks Indigenous Peoples Day – DurhamRegion.com

Township moves to acknowledge local Indigenous communities UXBRIDGE — A proclamation to recognize National Indigenous People’s Day is the latest in a series of Township efforts to acknowledge local Indigenous contributions. At a meeting on June 17, Barbara Blower, founder of Maamawi Collective, spoke to councillors about the proclamation. “I ask that you imagine with […]

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The Government of Canada Supports Indigenous Arts in Northern Ontario

HAILEYBURY – June 20, 2019 The Government of Canada is committed to providing access to and promoting the exhibition of Indigenous artists in both rural and urban areas. Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament (Nipissing–Timiskaming) yesterday announced that the Government of Canada is investing $97,200 in the Temiskaming Art Gallery to support its exhibit of the […]

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Meet to Discuss Culture and Heritage Priorities

HALIFAX, June 19, 2019 – Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for culture and heritage held their annual meeting to discuss their governments’ priorities and opportunities to collaborate for 2019–2020. The meeting, which took place in Halifax this year, was co-chaired by the Honourable Leo A. Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage of […]

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City invited to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – North Bay Nugget

June 19, 2019 A screening of the documentary Reconciliation on Bay Street will kick off North Bay’s inaugural National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration Thursday evening. Written by North Bay author Maurice Switzer and produced by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Andree Cazabon, Reconciliation on Bay Street “features Indigenous and non-indigenous leaders sharing insights for a respectful and […]

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Celebrate Indigenous culture – Wetaskiwin Times

June 19, 2019 This week is a chance to celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of Canada’s First Nations people with several events going on to celebrate Nation Indigenous Peoples Day. On Wednesday June 19, there will be events, including dancing, drumming and bannock at the Wetaskiwin Memorial Arts Centre from 1 p.m. […]

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Celebrate Indigenous culture – Wetaskiwin Times

June 19, 2019 This week is a chance to celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of Canada’s First Nations people with several events going on to celebrate Nation Indigenous Peoples Day. On Wednesday June 19, there will be events, including dancing, drumming and bannock at the Wetaskiwin Memorial Arts Centre from 1 p.m. […]

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Parks Canada announces new Framework for History and Commemoration

From: Parks Canada June 19, 2019                                    Ottawa, ON                                 Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places reflect the diverse heritage of the nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about our rich and varied history, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and […]

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A celebration of culture – Castanet.net

Jun 19, 2019 The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival will celebrate the diversity of First Nations culture. Attendees can immerse themselves in traditional and contemporary music, dance, storytelling, workshops, vendors, art, comedy, and culinary delights. The event takes place July 6 and 7 at the Gellatly fields and Johnson Bentley Memorial Park in West […]

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NFB says Indigenous Action Plan is on track, meets 2020 production targets – Toronto Star

June 19, 2019 MONTREAL—The National Film Board of Canada says it has reached its commitment to spend at least 15 per cent of its production funds on Indigenous works — one year ahead of schedule. The commitment was part of the NFB’s three-year Indigenous Action Plan, which was announced in June 2017 in response to […]

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Amherst Street will be getting a new name on Indigenous Peoples Day Friday – CBC

The street’s current name is that of an army general who promoted biological warfare Jun 19, 2019 The City of Montreal will be announcing a new name for Amherst Street Friday morning, on National Indigenous Peoples Day. The announcement comes two years after former Montreal mayor Denis Coderre promised to rename the street. The street […]

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Cultural competence is both knowledge and values

It takes personal work, but lawyers can do a lot more to model reconciliation in their practices. It is heartbreaking that so little seems to change. The report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released on June 3, almost four years to the day after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to […]

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BMO Celebrating Women: BMO Recognizes Outstanding Women in Saskatoon through National Program

SASKATOON, June 18, 2019 – The third annual BMO Celebrating Women event in Saskatoon honoured four women for their remarkable contributions to business and the community. The program honours female leaders in local communities as part of BMO’s commitment to drive the advancement of women and recognizes contributions in one of three categories: Trailblazers & […]

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Government of Canada supports festivals in Nova Scotia

From: Canadian Heritage June 18, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and Mr. Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament (Halifax), announced today that the Government of Canada will provide $1.7 million in 2019-2020 to organizations that stage festivals, celebrations and […]

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OC’s Kelowna campus flies Syilx flag permanently

June 17, 2019 The Syilx Okanagan Nation flag has found a permanent home at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus, after a historic ceremony today. The Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training joined representatives of the Westbank First Nation, Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) and Okanagan College today for a flag raising ceremony recognizing the traditional unceded […]

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New College Yukon First Nations Art certificate program recruiting students

June 18, 2019 WHITEHORSE—Applications and registrations are now open for the new Yukon First Nations Art certificate program at Yukon College. The program starts this September at Ayamdigut campus. Students will receive hands-on instruction in beadwork, sewing, traditional footwear, carving, and fine craftwork. Courses also include English, Math, product development and exploration of the skills […]

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Algoma University Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre Receives Ontario Historical Society Indigenous History Award

(SAULT STE. MARIE- June 17, 2019): Uniquely located on the site of the former Shingwauk Residential School, the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) at Algoma University has taken up the charge for community-engaged work by making accessible the story of Indian Residential Schools, broadly, and the story of the Shingwauk Residential School and its Survivors, […]

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Langley could be adding Kwantlen language to street signs – Citynews1130

Jun 17, 2019 LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) — You could soon see some street signs in both English, and a First Nation Language in Langley. Council is looking at putting up some bilingual street signs in parts of the Township, and Fort Langley. Coun. Eric Woodward brought the idea forward, and says he was inspired by […]

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Traditional ceremony at gravesite of eight warriors – Battlefords News-Optimist

June 23, 2019 A traditional gathering took place Saturday at the gravesite of the eight Indigenous warriors hanged at Battleford in 1885. Several elders and members of surrounding First Nations were there for the ceremony remembering the warriors. The event included a pipe ceremony and prayers for those who had died as well as a […]

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Mosaic Forest Management Expands Progressive Aboriginal Relations Certification, Creates Indigenous Language Revitalization Fund

June 17, 2019 NANAIMO, B.C.  –  Mosaic Forest Management Corp., timberlands manager for TimberWest and Island Timberlands, is pleased to announce the successful expansion of bronze-level Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification across all Mosaic-managed lands. TimberWest was the first forestry company in British Columbia to achieve PAR certification, and extending this certification to Island Timberlands-owned […]

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Path to reconciliation considered by Yellowknife city council – CBC

The city aims to make Yellowknife a better place for Indigenous people Jun 18, 2019 A reconciliation plan for the city of Yellowknife is slowly making its way through city council. The city is getting close to finishing a document that lays out plans for making the city more inclusive and respectful of Indigenous people. […]

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Learn From Indigenous Elders This Summer at Wigwam Chi-Chemung – She Does The City

June 17, 2019 This summer, you can explore the rich heritage and achievements of Toronto’s Indigenous communities through a new, fully interactive experience. Presented by Myseum, and in partnership with Elder Dr. Duke Redbird, Wigwam Chi-Chemung (“Big House Canoe”) is an art installation meets Indigenous interpretive learning centre. This forty-foot pontoon houseboat is covered with […]

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Moonstruck, Mi’kmaw style: Nova Scotia video series debuts on YouTube – The Chronicle Herald

It was a cold February evening when Curtis Michael went for a walk outside with his grandmother. He was about 10 at the time, a member of a big family who lived with Rita Michael at Sipekne’katik First Nation in East Hants. “I remember her saying, c’mon, wije’wik, everybody come here,” Michael recounted. “We said […]

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Senate adopts Indigenous Languages Act, with amendments – Nunatsiaq News

17 June, 2019 Bill C-91 now recognizes the importance of Inuktut to Inuit Nunangat The Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples has adopted an amended version of Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, with changes largely prompted by Inuit groups. The legislation, introduced this past winter, would see the government establish an Office of the […]

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ITK Responds To Senate Amendments To Bill C-91

Friday June 14, 2019 – Inuit are one people sharing a common language, Inuktut. The majority of Inuit live in 51 communities throughout Inuit Nunangat. Inuit Nunangat is a distinct geographic, political, and cultural region that makes up nearly one-third of Canada’s landmass and half of its coastline. Eighty-four percent of Inuit in Inuit Nunangat […]

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Google celebrates Ontario Ojibwe artist’s work – CTV Ottawa News

June 17, 2019 A brightly-coloured illustration celebrating the popular Indigenous jingle dress dance adorned Google’s homepage on Saturday, courtesy of Ojibwe artist Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley. The illustration depicts two women dancing in jingle dresses, which the search engine describes as filling the air with sounds like raindrops on a tin roof as metal ornaments jingle […]

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TheMuseum to host sunrise ceremony in downtown Kitchener – KitchenerPost.ca

Celebrations begin at 5:59 a.m. with a traditional Sunrise Ceremony On Friday, June 21, TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener will again open its doors in the early hours of the morning for At First Light: Tsi Tewentahróhos to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day and the summer solstice. Celebrations will begin at 5:59 a.m. with a traditional […]

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MMIWG: Honouring National Indigenous Month

June 14, 2019 In 2009, June was declared National Indigenous History Month, following the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons. On June 3 of this year, we released our Final Report with significant Calls for Justice to make Canada a safer and more respectful place for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA […]

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NCC – Washing Away: The Erosion of Archaeological Legacy

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm The erosion of shorelines is presenting as a global challenge. This is of particular concern for Canada — which has the largest coastline in the world — and especially for Indigenous nations. Important traces of cultural heritage and legacy are being literally washed away. What exactly […]

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Tsartlip paddlers uphold tradition with canoe trip to Victoria Harbour – Times Colonist

June 14, 2019 When Ivan and Madeline Morris of the Tsartlip First Nation created the Geronimo Canoe Club back in 1974, they wanted their children — four boys and two girls — to compete in traditional war canoe races on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. More than four decades later, their grandchildren continue to […]

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City of Richmond: Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at City Centre Community Centre with art and bannock

11 June 2019 Drop in to City Centre Community Centre on Friday, June 21 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Indigenous artist Christine MacKenzie. Participants of all ages and art abilities are invited between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the free Art and Bannock event. Christine Mackenzie will lead everyone in painting a […]

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Indigenous Awareness Day Gathers Students Throughout Division – PortageOnline.com

14 June 2019 Dakota Tipi First Nation was the site of a day dedicated to indigenous culture for the Grade 6 students throughout the Portage la Prairie School Division. Indigenous Academic Achievement Facilitator Jill Fast outlines the activities in Indigenous Awareness Day. “We have guest speaker presentations in the morning with elders and knowledge keepers,” […]

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Local advocate gives back through art – Penticton Herald

Jun 13, 2019 Through the power of art, one Penticton advocate is hoping to challenge the stigma around homelessness and encourage local conversation. Indigenous artist Idris Hudson has vowed to donate 25% of all net proceeds from the sale of postcards, greeting cards and posters, purchased from his booth at the Penticton Farmers’ Market, every […]

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Teaching the traditional way of tanning hides on M’Chigeeng First Nation – CBC

Clyde Migwans says he learned the method of traditional tanning from his brother who lives up north Jun 14, 2019 Tanning in the traditional way is not for the faint of heart. It takes twelve days to scrape, soak, ring out and smoke moose and deer hides to get them to them ready, Clyde Migwans […]

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Native women’s shelter encourages Montrealers to step into spirit of reconciliation – CBC

Saturday’s Spirit Walk is an important fundraising event for the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal Jun 14, 2019 For staff at the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, their sixth annual Spirit Walk will be more than just the shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The walk, which takes place on June 15 at Mount Royal, […]

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Saskatchewan First Nation to host two-spirit powwow: ‘This needs to happen,’ organizer says – Toronto Star

June 14, 2019 EDMONTON–A Saskatchewan First Nation is rallying around its two-spirit community for a historic powwow that will draw Indigenous people from across the Prairies. Organizers say the Saturday event at Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation, near Saskatoon, will be the first two-spirit powwow to take place on a First Nation reserve in Canada. […]

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MKO Honours Elder Marie Ballantyne for Years of Guidance and Service to Her Community

June 13, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is pleased to help induct Cree Elder Marie Ballantyne into the Circle of Honour tonight at the 18th annual Keeping the Fires Burning event in Winnipeg. This annual celebration, organized by Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. and the sākihiwēwin Foundation, is the […]

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Senators share Why Indigenous History Month is Important to Them

Indigenous History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples nationwide. Celebrated every June, the commemorative month pays special tribute to the contributions of Indigenous peoples who helped shape our country. To mark Indigenous History Month, Senator Dennis Glen Patterson explains why it […]

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imagineNATIVE: Meet Our New Senior Staff and 2019 Programming Team + FINAL Call for iN20 Submissions

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new senior level staff. Niki Little has joined the organization as our new Artistic Director, overseeing imagineNATIVE’s artistic programming including the annual Festival and year-round programming. Niki is a community-based artist/curator, arts administrator, and a founding member of The Ephemerals (Jaimie Isaac and Jenny Western). She […]

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Studio Bell to showcase Indigenous artists with new exhibit – CTV News

June 13, 2019 Visitors to the National Music Centre in downtown Calgary will soon be able to learn more about the music of Canada’s First Nations as a new, permanent exhibition will be launched on Friday. The goal of Speak Up!, which opens on Friday, is to focus on the achievements of Indigenous artists who […]

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Celebrating Indigenous history, traditions – Markham Review

The City of Markham kicked off National Indigenous History Month with a celebration that included a strawberry ceremony. In Indigenous traditions, strawberries are often referred to as ‘heart berries’ and serve as a reminder to Indigenous peoples of reconciliation and the importance of maintaining heartfelt relationships in their families and communities. In a strawberry ceremony, […]

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Connecting to culture, leaning on kinship key to how these Indigenous fathers are breaking traumatic cycles – CBC

‘It’s to learn that, yes, we do need support, we do need help, and it’s OK to be vulnerable’ Jun 13, 2019 It’s 34 C in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley the day Philip Brass leads his son Forrest to one of their favourite spots to hike. Brass is wearing a custom pair of beaded moccasins. They […]

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National Music Centre’s Speak Up! exhibition honours ‘Indigenous artists making social impacts’ – Owen Sound Sun Times

June 13, 2019 The National Music Centre announced today through a news release a new exhibition that honours Indigenous artists making social impacts with their art. The exhibition tells the stories of Willie Dunn, iskwē, Northern Cree, Alanis Obomsawin, Dr. Duke Redbird, Leonard Summer, Seventh Fire, War Party and Polaris Prize winners Tanya Tagaq and […]

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We’re an oral people’: Inuktitut radio program begins broadcasting in Ottawa – CBC

CKCU’s Uqallagvik is Canada’s southernmost Inuktitut radio show Jun 13, 2019 When Jessie Kangok was growing up in Igloolik, Nunavut, she remembers listening to the radio every day. At 12 o’clock, she recalls, the CBC’s Joanna Awa would come on the air with stories from across Canada, all told in her mother tongue: Inuktitut. But […]

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Northern Ontario artist designs Twitter emoji – Tbnewswatch.com

Janelle Wawia of Opwaaganisining First Nation designed a Twitter emoji to be used on the social media platform in celebration of Indigenous History Month. THUNDER BAY – An artist from Northern Ontario will have her work on display around the world for millions of people to see and share in celebration of Indigenous History Month. […]

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B.C.’s focus on foster care neglects need to support struggling families, experts say – Toronto Star

June 13, 2019 VANCOUVER—When it comes to child welfare, social work experts and parents in British Columbia say we’re investing in the wrong end of the system — pouring money into foster care instead of offering adequate support to vulnerable families, many of whom are Indigenous. “We’re willing to give strangers just about anything to […]

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A diverse and inclusive cohort of talent selected under the Talent to Watch Program

Regional, cultural and gender diverse, the selection of projects from the Talent to Watch Program is reaching new heights Toronto/Montréal, June 12, 2019 – Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund are pleased to announce the 2019 English- and French-language projects selected under the Talent to Watch Program with a total of 31 first feature films […]

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