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One Month to ManyFest: Downtown’s Biggest Street Party returns September 8-10

MEDIA RELEASE August 8, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeggers only have one month to wait until downtown Winnipeg’s biggest street party, ManyFest, returns with food and fun for all ages. The 7th Annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest will once again animate Broadway and Memorial from September 8-10 with an energetic atmosphere […]

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Why the Native North America compilation is even more relevant today – CBC Radio

August 08, 2017 Jarrett Martineau believes the musicians featured on the Native North America Vol. 1 collection are important because they’re a reminder that Indigenous acts of today aren’t starting from nothing, and the issues they were singing about back then are still being faced by Indigenous people today. The Native North America collection, compiled […]

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Federal government must renew its support for official language communities in the territories

GATINEAU, August 4, 2017 – In response to the release of the 2016 Census data about the linguistic characteristics of Canadians, Interim Commissioner of Official Languages Ghislaine Saikaley urged the federal government to put concrete measures in place that take into consideration all of the data released by Statistics Canada on official languages in the territories. “It is […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017154 Views

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The Government of Canada supports Mi’gmaq immersion in Listuguj

August 5, 2017 − Listuguj (Quebec) – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) During a return visit to the Listuguj community on the way to the annual pow-wow, Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon−La Mitis−Matane–Matapédia, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced investments of more than $1.7 million […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017112 Views

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WAG: Calling All Knitters! CRAFTED 2017 Supports Winnipeg Children and Youth

Two-day juried show and sale features artisans from Manitoba and Canada’s North Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 3, 2017: Handmade toques, mitts, and socks will provide a colourful backdrop to this year’s CRAFTED: Show + Sale on November 3 and 4 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The third annual craft fair will once again feature a handmade […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017140 Views

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Nyla Innuksuk named inaugural imagineNATIVE Indigenous VR/AR Artist-in-Residence

August 3, 2017 – imagineNATIVE is delighted to announce filmmaker and media artist Nyla Innuksuk as the participant of the inaugural imagineNATIVE Indigenous VR/AR Residency supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.  As part of the Residency, Nyla will situate herself at imagineNATIVE’s office space at 401 Richmond on a part-time basis for 2 days a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017155 Views

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Celebrate Canada 150 with the “Canada, It’s Complicated” Tour

ST. JOHN’S, August 3, 2017 The Government of Canada is supporting a project from Newfoundland and Labrador that will allow Canadians to discover the culture and keen sense of humour that give the province its unique character. Seamus O’Regan, Member of Parliament (St. John’s South–Mount Pearl), made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. In 2017, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017115 Views

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We’re at the mercy of the water’: Battling the waves on the tribal canoe trip – CBC

Tribal Canoe Journey: Paddling in the Salish Sea Aug 03, 2017 Salish Sea, July 26 — “Squaxin Island pullers, it’s time to get up!” Joe Seymour, one of the skippers who captains our canoe, isn’t beseeching. He’s ordering. It’s 5 a.m. The sun has yet to rise. Even the birds are still sleeping. “Squaxin Island […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2017109 Views

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Indigenous language speakers declining in Saskatchewan: StatCan – Globalnews.ca

August 4, 2017 In 2016, the number of people who indicated an Indigenous language as their “mother tongue” dropped to 31,370 after sitting at 34,055 in 2011. “When we hear the numbers are getting low, it does create awareness and it does create some concern,” Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Chief Bobby Cameron said. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 201769 Views

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Canada’s Brightest Young Artists Celebrated in 15th Annual BMO 1st Art! Competition

BMO Financial Group announces one national winner and 12 regional winners National winner wins $15,000; regional winners each win $7,500 All winning works will be showcased from November 16 to December 16, 2017 at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2017  –  BMO Financial Group today announced the winners of its annual BMO 1st Art! competition. Celebrating […]

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NEH Pledges $2.1 Million to Revitalize Endangered Native American Languages

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2017) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a three-year partnership with First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) to foster the revitalization of Native American languages through language-immersion education programs within tribal communities. There are currently approximately 150 Native languages spoken in the U.S., many of them spoken only by a small […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 201791 Views

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Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of Moose Factory Buildings

From Parks Canada August 3, 2017 Moose Factory, Ontario Parks Canada Agency National parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the […]

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Minister Carr unveils Parks Canada Legacy Flag Installation at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Flag display honours First Nations and the making of Treaty No. 1 nearly 150 years ago August 3, 2017     St. Andrews, Manitoba   Parks Canada Agency Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017147 Views

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Tribal Journeys 2017 arrives this weekend in Campbell River – plan on traffic delays

Aug 01, 2017 The Tribal Journeys 2017 canoes are almost here! Campbell River will be teeming with tourists and participants by this weekend. This Saturday, August 5, approximately 100 canoes carrying First Nations families from California to Alaska- and parts in between – will leave the shores of Cape Mudge and arrive at the Tyee […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017129 Views

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Vancouver Mural Fest returns with more inclusive mandate – Westender

August 3, 2017 There are plenty of canvases for East Vancouver artists to work with, but they’re not going to be found in your local supplies store. Instead, lift your eyes to the sky and look at the city around you. Whether it’s an exposed brick building on the Main Street corridor, or a Mount […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201775 Views

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Nunavut’s Arnait Video explores Inuit-Syrian friendship in new film – NunatsiaqOnline

August 03, 2017 “It’s a story of love and respect, regardless of ethnicity” Arnait Video Productions has begun shooting a new feature-length children’s film that tells a tale of girlhood, love, respect and family bonds between two distant cultures. The Igloolik-based production company just wrapped its first two weeks of filming in Montreal for the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201781 Views

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Yellow Wolf Powwow in Central Sasnich this weekend – Peninsula News Review

Aug 3rd, 2017 Dancers and drummers from First Nations across the Island, mainland and even from the western United States, will be at the Tsartlip Nation this weekend for the annual Yellow Wolf Powwow. Hosted by the Sampson family each year, the powwow is named for a family member who not only lived within the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017113 Views

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Government of Canada announces delegation traveling to France to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

August 3, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario, Veterans Affairs Canada Canadians who fought in the Dieppe Raid 75 years ago sacrificed greatly in their efforts to help bring peace and freedom to the people of Europe. Their task was a difficult and costly one. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017162 Views

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MNO leaders take part in National Aboriginal Day Rendezvous at River Mill Park – MNO

On June 21, 2017, The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), First Nations and Inuit leaders and citizens were in Huntsville attending its annual National Aboriginal Day Celebration (NAD) that included a focus on Métis culture and heritage. Students from Huntsville, Spruce Glen and St. Mary’s schools, as well as members of the public, gathered in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201777 Views

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Tribal Journeys stops at Qualicum First Nation community – Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Aug 2nd, 2017 Dozens of paddlers made their way from Nanoose First Nation community The Tribal Journeys, although long and sometimes tiring, is life changing, says Nigel Lawrence. Lawrence, the skipper and secretary for the Suquamish First Nation in Washington, said he has participated in almost every Tribal Journeys since 1989. “It’s something that I […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2017184 Views

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Waterton Lakes park hosts Blackfoot Heritage festival – Lethbridge Herald

August 01, 2017 Blackfoot traditions and culture will be celebrated next week in Waterton Lakes National Park. Food, crafts and a powwow will be part of the Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival, Aug. 8 to 10. Parks Canada staff are collaborating with the Blackfoot Canadian Culture Society to present no-charge events in the Waterton Community […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201779 Views

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Pow Wow events roll through the weekend – Lac La Biche Post

August 01, 2017 It’s been a rocky road, but with the final corner now showing the finish line, the Pow Wow Days Association has a full list of events scheduled for the upcoming weekend. Starting with the senior’s fish fry and the naming of this year’s Citizen of the Year on Thursday night, and wrapping […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201769 Views

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Swift Current event will celebrate Métis heritage – Prairie Post

July 31, 2017 An event to celebrate Métis culture and heritage in southwest Saskatchewan will take place in Swift Current on Aug. 3. The Métis Culture Camp is a free event at the Battleford Trail Ruts municipal heritage site in Swift Current. It will be an opportunity for families and people of all ages to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201756 Views

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Cultural diversity adds much to our lives – The Chronicle Journal

July 31, 2017 AS A member of Diversity Thunder Bay, I am committed to making Thunder Bay a community where diversity is welcomed and valued. What does this mean? Does it mean one city where the only voice that counts agrees with the “mainstream” voice? Does it mean the freedom to voice your opinion even […]

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Sweet Water Maiden and Grandmother Moon events set for August, September – Cape Breton Post

July 31, 2017 INGONISH – The 150th anniversary of Canada is an opportunity to bring people together to foster greater understanding between Indigenous peoples in Canada and non-Indigenous Canadians. Advertisement With that in mind, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park has two special events planned that will provide opportunities to learn about Indigenous traditions and customs […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201763 Views

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NCC: Public Archaeological Digs at Leamy Lake Park and the Moore Farm

 Friday, August 4, 2017 at 8:00am – Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 5:00pm  Leamy Lake Park and the Moore Farm Leamy Lake Park Leamy Lake Park contains the largest pre-contact archaeological site complex in the Outaouais Region. Most of the sites were occupied between 1,000 and 2,000 years ago. The artifact collections recovered from these […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 2017149 Views

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Official August 2017 program – Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

MAJOR EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST! Montréal Symphonique, Nova Stella and a third installment of Sessions 375 MONTREAL, July 31, 2017  – The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is promising to continue dazzling audiences this coming August with a series of large-scale events that are sure to wow! On August 19, at the foot […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 2017115 Views

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Developing Innovative New Ways to Explore Indigenous History

Ontario Supports ROM, OCAD U in New Multimedia Indigenous History Project July 31, 2017 Ontario is supporting an innovative collaboration between OCAD University and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to showcase Indigenous culture and history before and beyond Ontario’s 150th anniversary. This fall, a group of students from OCAD U’s Indigenous Visual Culture Program will […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2017104 Views

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Pic Mobert First Nation Community Week Activities

Monday July 31, 2017 Sunrise & pipe ceremony Fur skinning demonstration 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mobert Jeopardy (under the big tent) 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Kids and youth games 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday August 1, 2017 Wiener & Marshmallow Roast 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Elders Casting Competition and Washer Toss 1:00 […]

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Moose Cree FN: Food Donations for Gathering of Our People Community Feast

July 27, 2017 We are seeking food donations for the Gathering of Our People community feast. Accepting goose, moose, fish, etc. Read More. NT5

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Lots of Live Music and Local Talent at 2017 Canada Games Festival, July 28-August 12

There’s plenty of music to see and hear when the 2017 Canada Games roll into Winnipeg this month. Kicking off July 28, the Canada Games Festival takes over The Forks for free concerts, family-friendly events, and more running until August 12. All the provinces and territories are getting their own spotlight at this year’s event, […]

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WIPCE 2017: Indigenous peoples are resilient

Credits: Te Karere TVNZ Published on Jul 25, 2017 Thousands of indigenous peoples were welcomed to Canada with an indigenous ceremony by the natives of Canada today at Sin Nations Reserve. Celebrating resilience is the theme for this year’s conference. And as Te Okiwa McLean reports the first nation peoples are driving to set up […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 2017429 Views

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City of Nanaimo accepting proposals from indigenous artists

July 26, 2017 Art project planned for Colliery Dam spillway Summary The City of Nanaimo is seeking proposals for artwork that celebrates the rich cultural histories and continuing presence of indigenous peoples in the place now known as Colliery Dam Park. Artists are asked to submit proposals that demonstrate imaginations, originality, excellence and artist merit […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017476 Views

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Official program – Week of July 28 to August 3, 2017 – Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

Montreal’s 375th Anniversary Celebrations MONTREAL, July 28, 2017  – Let yourself get swept away this week by the magic of Place des Anges, the final play presented in the We’re acting out ! series – a flagship event that is part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. Angel-acrobats will capture the audience’s imagination as they fly above Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles under a shower of millions of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017545 Views

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YVR Art: Call for Applications – 2017 Masterpiece Study Program

July 26, 2017 Check out our Masterpiece Study Program Travel Grants of up to $3,800 for study/research of First Nations art and artifacts at museums in BC, USA and the UK. Our partner musuems are: American Museum of Natural History – New York, NY, USA Museum of Vancouver – Vancouver, BC Pitt Rivers Museum – Oxford, UK Royal […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017172 Views

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Halifax Festival Launch

July 28, 2017 The largest gathering of tall ships to dock in the Port of Halifax in years has begun to arrive as the launch for Rendez-Vous 2017 (RDV 2017) Tall Ships Regatta took place today, July 28. Led by Sail Training International, RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is a transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017174 Views

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CMF invests over $4.3M in 19 Canadian innovative digital media projects

Toronto, July 27, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today an investment of more than $4.3M in development and marketing support to innovative, Canadian digital media projects as part of the first round of funding in the Experimental Stream’s 2017-2018 Innovation Program. The CMF has contributed more than $76.3M in development and marketing […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 201779 Views

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Government of Canada supports the expansion of the Surrey Museum

Surrey, British Columbia, July 27, 2017— Investing in cultural infrastructure helps Canada preserve the experiences of its people and places, and inspires visitors to explore and understand the world around them. The Government of Canada and the City of Surrey recognize that strategic investments in public infrastructure—including funding for cultural projects—play a key role in supporting […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017119 Views

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PAMA: What’s on in August

July 25, 2017 Summer Staycation Day Activities and FREE Admission Continues this August at PAMA! PAMA has great opportunities for visitors to explore, create and connect! Free admission to PAMA continues all August long. Explore exhibitions like Peel 150: Stories of Canada and Walk the Art and our wonderful hands-on permanent exhibitions. Families – Enjoy activities the whole family will […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2017105 Views

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Museum welcomes Canada Summer Games with Indigenous Voices

Winnipeg – July 26, 2017 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will welcome the Canada Summer Games to Winnipeg with a celebration of Indigenous music and culture. On Saturday afternoon, the Canadian Journeys gallery will be transformed into a venue for “Indigenous Voices, Songs and Sounds,” featuring a star-studded line-up of performers, organized […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2017125 Views

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Inuktuuqta! Let’s Speak Inuktut! – Government of NU

July 26, 2017 Did you know that as of July 9, 2017, all public and private sector organizations in Nunavut must offer their communications and services to the public in Inuktut? This includes signs, posters, commercial advertising, reception and customer or client services. These requirements also apply to private sector organizations serving Nunavummiut. The Department […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 201764 Views

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BR Residential School Cemetery – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 27, 2017 REGINA – A residential school cemetery has become the first in Saskatchewan to be designated as a provincial heritage site. Culture Minister Ken Cheveldayoff formally recognized the cemetery on the edge of Regina yesterday and says the children buried there will not be forgotten. The site has […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201791 Views

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BR Supreme Court NEB – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 27, 2017 OTTAWA – A pair of contrasting court decisions have been handed down dealing with treaty rights and the National Energy Board. The Inuit Hamlet of Clyde River won a nearly six-year-long battle yesterday to stop seismic testing in the Arctic that could kill or maim the marine […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2017117 Views

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Regina Indian Industrial School Cemetery Receives Provincial Heritage Status

The Government of Saskatchewan has designated the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) Cemetery as the province’s 51st Provincial Heritage Property.  The cemetery grounds contain the graves of approximately 35 children from First Nations and Métis communities in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba who died while attending the school. “The memory of those who died while attending […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017134 Views

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Residential school cemetery in Regina gets provincial heritage designation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Along a dusty gravel road on the edge of Regina is a residential school cemetery that is now Saskatchewan’s first such cemetery to be designated as a provincial heritage site. Culture Minister Ken Cheveldayoff formally recognized the cemetery today, saying it will […]

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Ontario Heritage Trust welcomes new Chair to Board of Directors

July 26, 2017 TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Harvey Andrew McCue (Waubageshig) as Chair of the Board of Directors. McCue joined the Board in 2009 and was appointed Vice-Chair in 2015. An Anishinabe from the Georgina Island First Nation and a consultant specializing in Aboriginal issues in the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017155 Views

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O-Train Confederation Line’s iconic stations: State-of-the-art design and distinctive public art

July 24, 2017 The O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) system will open in 2018 and all 13 stations will change the city’s landscape. Although each station will have common design features and cohesive architectural elements, they will also have individual artistic markings. The public has started to be introduced to certain design elements, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2017101 Views

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Patuanak: Axeenet’i Tth’al

July 25, 2017 Celebrating the ingenuity of Northern Dene trappers and artisans, “Asenet’i Tth’al” is in collaboration with Wanuskewin Galleries and the community of Patuanak, SK from July 15 to October 6, 2017 at Wanuskewin Galleries and Heritage Park. Wanuskewin Heritage Park is located 15 km north of downtown Saskatoon, SK. NT5

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201746 Views

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MNA: Back to Batoche Days

Posted on: July 25th, 2017 Back to Batoche Days 2017 marked yet another grand celebration of Métis culture. Lively fiddle music, jigging performances, and community events entertained hundreds of locals and visitors from all over the Nation, July 20thto 23rd. In the following days, guests enjoyed lively jigging competitions, fiddling performances, bannock making, chariot races, […]

by aanationtalk on July 26, 201768 Views

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Supreme Court rebukes energy regulator for Clyde River consultation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017  OTTAWA _ The country’s highest court has ruled that the federal government can rely on the National Energy Board to fulfil its duty to consult Indigenous communities about development projects in their traditional territories _ but only if the process is robust. In unanimous decisions in two separate appeal cases […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2017135 Views

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