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Media advisory: Indigenous Art Centre to open new exhibition titled #nofilterneeded: Shining light on the Native Indian and Inuit Photographers Association, 1985-1992

Gatineau, Quebec – Please be advised of the opening of a new exhibition at the Indigenous Art Centre of 10 Wellington, titled #nofilterneeded: Shining light on the Native Indian and Inuit Photographers Association, 1985-1992. Rheanne Chartrand, curator for the new exhibition, will take this opportunity to talk about the series of photographic works brought together for […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201858 Views

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Treaty Day recognizes special relationship between Crown, Mi’kmaq – CBC

‘I love Canada … but it’s important that Canadians know we’re their allies, not their subjects’ Oct 01, 2018 Treaty Day in Nova Scotia was proclaimed in 1993 but two people participating in events Monday remembered back to 1986 when the occasion unofficially began in Halifax. Mayor Mike Savage noted that a group of Mi’kmaq […]

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National Seniors Day: Celebrating and Honouring Métis Nation Seniors

October 1, 2018, Ottawa ON: Statement from President Chartier on today’s National Seniors Day. National Seniors Day is an occasion to publicly honour and celebrate the profound contributions of Métis Nation seniors in Canada. Métis senior citizens hold a prominent and highly respected role in Métis life. They are our traditional teachers and carry the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201847 Views

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New map for Nunavut’s Auyuittuq National Park features Inuktitut place names – Nunatsiaq News

October 01, 2018 “I hope when non-Inuit visitors see it, they’ll have a lot of respect for the people who have lived there” A new Parks Canada map for Auyuittuq National Park has plenty of new names on it—and they’re written in the Inuit language. It’s the result of an eight-year project that involved more […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201850 Views

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MSVU: Treaty Day and start of Mi’kmaq History Month

October 1, 2018 October 1 is Treaty Day and the start of Mi’kmaq History Month. Proclaimed in our province in 1993, Mi’kmaq History Month promotes awareness of Mi’kmaq culture and heritage for all citizens of Nova Scotia. “As we acknowledge in our opening remarks at every major Mount event, we live on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201846 Views

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Yorkton Reconciliation Forum – OTC

On Sept. 26, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner came together with the Yorkton Tribal Council and Big Brothers, Big Sisters Yorkton to hold the community’s first Reconciliation Forum. Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, Mary Culbertson, and OTC’s director of Reconciliation, Partnerships attended, alongside Yorkton’s teachers, politicians, businesses, and community members “It’s ownership, they’re part of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201827 Views

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Point Pelee National Park launches its inaugural Art at the oTENTiks

Festival showcases Indigenous arts and culture October 1, 2018     Point Pelee National Park      Parks Canada Agency Point Pelee National Park is wrapping up its centennial year with its very first arts and crafts festival in the beautiful and unique setting of the Camp Henry oTENTik village. Art at the oTENTiks is a two-day event featuring […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201848 Views

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Charla Huber: Funding enhances projects that bring communities together – Times Colonist

September 30, 2018 Last week, the federal government made an announcement that Spirit Bay is receiving a $2.9-million grant for Indigenous and economic development. This will help develop the village centre at Spirit Bay, a multiphase, mixed-use development for up to 500 homes on 40 hectares of land. The project is a partnership between the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201825 Views

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Belfry Theatre launches Indigenous Exchange Program – CHEK News

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre is enhancing the relationship among theatre staff and patrons, First Nation artists, and members of the community, with the launch of its Indigenous Exchange Program. “We hired a core member of the staff, an Indigenous Cultural Advisor. That’s the first piece” says Habel. “And the second piece is that we opened up […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201821 Views

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QIA announces 24 new Qikiqtani Cultural Activities Programs

Iqaluit, Nunavut – September 28, 2018 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is pleased to announce the second round of approved list of QCAP – the Qikiqtani Cultural Activities Program projects. The 24 successful applicants include projects from individuals and community organizations from various Qikiqtani communities. The projects include activities such as berry-picking, hunting and on-the-land […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201829 Views

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Metis kitchen party gets people moving at Alberta Culture Days – Chat News Today!

MEDICINE HAT, AB — There were events taking place all over the province on the weekend for Alberta Culture Days. On Sunday in Medicine Hat the Miywasin Friendship Centre hosted at Metis Kitchen Party at Police Point Park’s Interpretive Centre. Sabina Prince, cultural coordinator at the Miywasin Friendship Centre, says Culture Days is a chance […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201827 Views

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Military Heritage Park receives five-bloom rating at competition – BarrieToday

Community also receives Outstanding Achievement Award for the National Capital Commission Floral Displays Award STRATHCONA COUNTY, Alberta, September 29th, 2018 — The City of Barrie received a 5 Blooms – Gold rating and a special mention for Military Heritage Park during the 2018 National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Strathcona County, Alberta. The community also […]

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Indigenous Law art exhibit on display in Victoria – CHEK News

WATCH: It ‘s been a big week for indigenous law, with UVic unveiling the worlds first degree in the field. One project is now on display in Victoria for the month to celebrate, and give the conversation an artistic view. Julian Kolsut reports. September 30, 2018 Around 100 visitors showed up to see Testify: Indigenous’ […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201826 Views

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Chief Lady Bird, Artist – Flare

Chief Lady Bird is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe artist who uses illustration, mixed media painting and street art to bring empowerment to the forefront of discussions about the nuances of being an Indigenous womxn. (She’s also the beautiful talent behind this year’s #HowIMadeIt artwork.) Here, she tells FLARE how she made it Where did you go […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201825 Views

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Native American and Canadian Aboriginal literature, Prof David Stirrup

Credits: University of Kent Prof David Stirrup research interests centre on Native American and Canadian Aboriginal literature in all genres–fiction, poetry, memoir, and children’s writing—and Native North American visual art. I am particularly interested in the relationship between literary and artistic production and major legal, political, and theoretical debates over cultural and political sovereignty, indigeneity, […]

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Sault College Comes Together In Support Of Orange Shirt Day

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON September 28, 2018) – Today, as part of Orange Shirt Day, Sault College staff and students along with community supporters joined together in the spirit of reconciliation to honour residential school survivors and remember those who did not make it back home to their family. Taking place in Enji Maawnjiding, the […]

by aanationtalk on September 29, 201875 Views

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“Words that are lasting” – Queen’s Gazette

September 28, 2018 The Faculty of Law has unveiled a permanent art installation in their lobby, paying tribute to Indigenous Peoples. Every time students, faculty, staff, and visitors enter the Faculty of Law building, they will be met with a reminder of the original inhabitants of the land on which Queen’s sits. This spring, the […]

by aanationtalk on September 29, 201826 Views

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Halifax city hall to unveil reconciliation space inspired by Downie, Wenjack – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 28, 2018  Halifax City Hall will unveil a Legacy Space next Thursday, becoming the first such municipal building in Canada with a space dedicated to reconciliation discussions. The city says the space was created in partnership with the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund and will be “a safe, welcoming place where […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201834 Views

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City of Halifax: Treaty Day celebrations on Monday, October 1

September 28, 2018 Residents and visitors are invited to help celebrate Treaty Day, marking the 25thanniversary of Mi’kmaq History Month on Monday, Oct. 1. As proclaimed in 1993 by then Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy, Treaty Day marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. What: Veterans Parade of Honour […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201865 Views

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Celebrates its Awards of Excellence and Community Champion Special Awards at its 10th Biennial Awards of Excellence Dinner

September 28th, 2018 (Winnipeg) – Last night, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation celebrated its 10th biennial Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner at the Delta Marriott Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The event marked the end of the 2018 Best Practices program, which highlights the different programs, strategies, or initiatives developed to combat racism and promote positive race […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201856 Views

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Playground coming to site in Saskatchewan older than the pyramids – The Globe and Mail

There’s an idyllic spot of natural beauty in Saskatchewan known as Wanuskewin, which means “seeking peace of mind” in the Cree language, where archaeological digs have uncovered artifacts of daily life older than the Egyptian pyramids. Today it’s home to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site and cultural centre near Saskatoon, celebrating First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201847 Views

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Canada’s first National Indigenous Cultural Expo opening in Edmonton this weekend – Thestar.com

Sept. 27, 2018 EDMONTON—Indigenous clothing, food, dance and games will be in the spotlight this weekend as thousands are expected to gather in Edmonton for the first National Indigenous Cultural Expo. Starting Friday, the three-day event at the Edmonton Expo Centre will focus on the sights, the sounds, the smells and the tastes of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201850 Views

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Culture Days Returns to Celebrate Creativity in Thunder Bay

September 27, 2018 The ninth annual national Culture Days event runs in Thunder Bay this Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday Sep. 30. Presented by Ontario Power Generation, it gives citizens an opportunity to experience live music, art, film, dance, heritage and more. “This year, the City has organized a hub of activity at Magnus Theatre,” […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201840 Views

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Traffic Delays – Mi’kmaq Treaty Day Procession

September 28, 2018 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that there will likely be some traffic delays in downtown Halifax on Monday, Oct. 1, as a procession marking Mi’kmaq Treaty Day makes its way to Grand Parade. The procession of approximately 200 people will leave St. Mary’s Basilica on Spring Garden Road at about […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201846 Views

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WATERLICHT – A Monumental Public Art Installation Canadian Premiere, October 12-14, 2018 – Artvoice

September 27, 2018 WATERLICHT, the signature piece of The Bentway’s fall public art exhibition, If, But, What If? is a dream landscape created through the imaginative use of LEDs, special software, and lenses, designed by acclaimed Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. Larger-than-life, cascading waves of blue light will soar underneath the Gardiner Expressway, simulating a virtual […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201836 Views

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UBC raises Syilx Okanagan Nation Flag – Ok UBC

September 28, 2018 Special ceremony marks official flag raising A new and permanent place has been given to the Syilx Okanagan Nation flag at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Yesterday members from the Syilx Okanagan Nation and the UBC Okanagan community gathered at the university’s courtyard to celebrate the raising of the Okanagan Nation flag on a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201839 Views

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Photography Exhibition About Reconciliation Opens at PAMA This Weekend

BRAMPTON, ON. (Sept. 27, 2018) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) presents Caring Across Boundaries: A Photography Exhibition, from the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. It is a collaboration between photographer Liam Sharp, champion for First Nations children Cindy Blackstock, and three First Nations communities in Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia. In a […]

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6th annual Powwow – Newstalk 610 CKTB

The Niagara Regional Native Centre is getting ready for the 6th annual ‘Nurturing Our Roots’ Traditional Powwow. Residents are invited to gather in Montebello Park, in St. Catharines, for the celebration of Indigenous life and culture Oct 6th and 7th. The free event runs from noon to 5 pm each day and features crafts, food, […]

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The Ottawa Art Gallery brings contemporary Indigenous arts into the classroom

Ottawa – ON – September 26 2018 – The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) has launched the publication and program Contemporary Indigenous Arts in the Classroom which aims to provide elementary and high school–level teachers with curriculum-linked lesson plans designed by contemporary Indigenous artists. The goal is to build students’ cultural competence and respect for diverse Indigenous peoples, while […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201839 Views

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The First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s CEO Receives Order of British Columbia

Brentwood Bay, B.C. – We are proud to announce that FPCC’s Chief Executive Officer Tracey Herbert has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the province’s highest form of recognition. Tracey received this honour at Government House in Victoria on September 20, 2018. Tracey Herbert is the CEO of First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), […]

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CBU Art Gallery: New Exhibition to Open in October

Teresa Marshall: Red Rising Hoods October 1, 2018 – January 11, 2019 Opening reception: Monday, October 1st, 2018, 3 – 6 pm Artist’s talk: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, 2 – 4 pm Drawing from popular and commodity culture, Teresa Marshall’s artistic practice uses familiar objects to address Aboriginal issues and to analyze relations of power. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201837 Views

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Toronto celebrates Indigenous legacies of resiliency and vitality

Toronto celebrates Indigenous legacies of resiliency and vitality The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Celebration, the first of its kind in Canada, will create common ground from October 9 through October 11 for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to honour residential school survivors and their families by sharing in this memorable event. Produced by the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201865 Views

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Media Advisory – Indigenous art installation unveiled by Queen’s Faculty of Law

KINGSTON – On Friday, September 28, Queen’s University will formally unveil the winning entry in the Indigenous Art Commission competition held by the Faculty of Law last spring. Words that are lasting, by Montréal (Tiohtià:ke) visual artist Hannah Claus, is an art installation now suspended in the law school’s atrium that represents Indigenous legal traditions, […]

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Eagle Staff presented to Canadian Armed Forces – MNO

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was well represented during an Eagle Staff Ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Borden. On Aug. 10, MNO Veterans’ Council Sgt.-At-Arms Doug Woods and MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Senator Ken (Two Dogs) Fraser were among the guests who attended the ceremony. The staff was created by members of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201836 Views

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Charlottetown, PEI Named as Host for Contact East 2019

September 27, 2018 Atlantic Presenters Association’s Contact East, Atlantic Canada’s performing arts conference, wrapped up last week in St. John’s, NL and saw over 250 arts professionals perform showcases, attend professional development workshops and conduct business over the four-day conference. Once again, Contact East extended its reach, bringing artists from central and western Canada, the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201842 Views

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AUMA: Revitalizing Indigenous languages

September 25, 2018 The Canadian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released Indigenous Languages in Canada, a short document that suggests simple ways to preserve and revitalize Indigenous languages in Canada. Examples include learning a greeting in the Indigenous language of your region, renaming streets with Indigenous names, or recognizing local Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201832 Views

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City of Saskatoon: New Transit shelter bridges past & future through Métis art

For immediate release: September 26, 2018 TU18-546 As part of the City’s commitment to reconciliation, a transit shelter was designed in collaboration with students from Aden Bowman Collegiate and Saskatoon Metis Elder, Senator Nora Cummings to be installed in front of the school. “This new transit shelter is a wonderful addition to our community and […]

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Turtle symbol honours Blackfoot – Lethbridge Herald

September 27, 2018. The University of Lethbridge has been weaving Indigenous culture into the fabric of the institution for more than 50 years, creating an environment where students are able to find community, support success and enrich programming. The university’s School of Liberal Education has accepted the Blackfoot image of the turtle as the official […]

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Royal Alberta Museum honours Indigenous stories

Sept. 26, 2018 When stepping inside the new Royal Alberta Museum, visitors will be immersed in stories of Indigenous culture and heritage. From the importance of language and connection with the buffalo to stories of First Nations women who fought to regain their treaty rights, Indigenous content is widely represented in the new Royal Alberta […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201841 Views

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Songs of Hope by Edmonton Opera

DESCRIPTION In partnership with University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension, Edmonton Opera presents a showcase of music to bring people together in the spirit of hope and reconciliation on Orange Shirt Day. The event includes: Performances of opera arias, Cree songs, African folk music, and a fiddle group from Prince Charles School starting at noon. […]

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The City of Calgary honours residential school survivors

CALGARY; September 25, 2018 —The City of Calgary is collaborating with Indigenous communities, elders and leaders to educate Calgarians on the history of residential schools and to recognize the intergenerational impacts on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children in Canada. The event is taking place on Monday, October 1st from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. […]

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OCAD U: Ribbon is cut on the George Reid House!

September 26, 2018 OCAD University’s historic George Reid House has officially re-opened following a dynamic renovation of the building, including the addition of Indigenous artwork created by Inuk artist Couzyn van Heuvelen. The building’s refurbishment – as part of OCAD University’s larger, Creative City Campus revitalization project  ̶  includes the modernization of interior facilities, the […]

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Langara unveils Musqueam house post

Sep 26, 2018 Vancouver, BC – At a ceremony today, Langara College unveiled a locally carved Musqueam house post that sits in the northwest corner of the campus. The 14-foot welcome figure, carved of red cedar by Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow Jr., was carved for the College. It welcomes all visitors to the traditional unceded territory […]

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Threads of a Cree life: Montreal student unveils epic full caribou hide beadwork – CBC

My Grandmother’s Garden honours Cree, Indigenous women Sep 26, 2018 The idea to bead an entire caribou hide came to Flora Weistche in a dream. “I dreamt of my grandmother Helen sitting across the table from me, the caribou hide laid out on the table. When I looked at it, I could see the three […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201832 Views

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Arctic Kingdom and RCGS partner to bring Canadians to the High Arctic… with Alex Trebek

Ottawa, September 26, 2018— Arctic Kingdom and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) have teamed up to attract more Canadians to Canada’s North. Under the new partnership, the RCGS will work with Arctic Kingdom to bring travellers to experience Nunavut through a unique Arctic safari. “The alliance with Arctic Kingdom gives Canadians a hands-on experience […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201842 Views

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University of SK: The Power of Partnerships – Muskeg Lake Cree Nation’s 30th Anniversary as Canada’s first commercial urban reserve.

Event Details Location: Gordon Oakes Red Bear Centre, University of Saskatchewan Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 Time: 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. A 3-part panel series will be held on Thursday, September 27 to commemorate Muskeg Lake Cree Nation’s 30th Anniversary as Canada’s first created commercial urban reserve. The signing of the Treaty Land Entitlement for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201864 Views

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Ian Thom curates final exhibition after 30 years at the Vancouver Art Gallery – The Province

Thom was instrumental in bringing into the permanent collection 119 works by the Group of Seven and 32 historical Indigenous art works. After curating more than 100 exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery and across the country during a career that spanned three decades, Ian Thom has overseen his last one at the VAG. It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201837 Views

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U of Lethbridge: School of Liberal Education celebrates Blackfoot heritage by accepting image of the turtle as an official symbol

For more than 50 years, Indigenous culture has been woven into the fabric of the University of Lethbridge, enriching programming, teaching and research, and creating an environment where students find community, support and success. Today, the University’s School of Liberal Education is proud to celebrate this heritage by accepting the Blackfoot image of the turtle […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201890 Views

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First Artifacts Jointly Owned by Canada and Inuit Recovered from Franklin Wrecks

From: Parks Canada Artifacts removed from HMS Erebus shared with Inuit at community gatherings September 26, 2018 Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Parks Canada Agency For the first time ever, artifacts from the 1845 Franklin Expedition that are jointly owned by the Government of Canada and Inuit were recovered from the wreck site of HMS Erebus. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201862 Views

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MNO Honourary Senator celebrates Màmawi Together National Challenge launch – MNO

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Honourary Senator Reta Gordon spent the afternoon of July 14, as an honoured guest at the Màmawi Together barbecue celebrating the achievements of the volunteer-led 2018 Màmawi Together Speaker Series. The 6th annual speaker series was held on May 23 and 24 at the University of Ottawa. It was a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201835 Views

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