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Google Earth Voyager story highlights Indigenous cultural heritage – Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic Education offers a new multimedia educational resource centred on Indigenous content August 7, 2018 Canadian Geographic Education has launched its fourth Google Earth Voyager story, focusing on the cultural practices of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The latest in a series that has previously featured Canada’s original place names and examined the dark history […]

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AB Government: New funding boosts opportunities for women

Aug 07, 2018 Status of Women is supporting 32 projects that will help immigrant entrepreneurs, empower Indigenous communities and make life better for Alberta women. The province is providing $850,000 to non-profit organizations to kick-start or expand innovative projects that empower women in leadership roles, increase economic security for their families and prevent gender-based violence. […]

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Discovery Days numbered? St. John’s council first to vote to change name – CBC

First Monday after June 24 will be referred to in city documents as ‘St. John’s Day’ Aug 06, 2018 A motion to refer to Discovery Day as St. John’s Day in all official city documents passed by a vote of 5-4 at St. John’s City Council Monday. The motion was made by Councillor Maggie Burton, […]

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Indigenous language experts make new words – Sault Star

Elders, translators and master speakers of Ojibwa and Oji-Cree gather in Sault Ste. Marie this week to translate 2,000 words into the Indigenous languages August 6, 2018 Elders, translators and master speakers of Ojibwa and Oji-Cree gather in Sault Ste. Marie this week to translate 2,000 words into the Indigenous languages. Participants from remote fly-in […]

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Cottonwood Lady memorial an act of kindness from one First Nation to another – CBC

Memorial for MMIWG created from trees planted by residential school students 100 years ago Aug 05, 2018 More than 100 years ago, a group of 13-year-old indigenous boys planted cottonwood trees outside the Portage La Prairie Indian Residential School. Little did they know that they were planting the seeds to a powerful memorial for missing […]

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City of Brandon & Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba Partner on Downtown Celebration of Indigenous Arts

August 2, 2018 Brandon, MB – An evening where Indigenous music and art meld into the local landscape is on tap for this year’s second ‘City of Brandon 100th Meridian Concerts’ event, set for Thursday, August 9th, in the heart of downtown Brandon. Organized by staff of the City of Brandon’s Community Development section in […]

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“Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall” Exhibition Opens Today at Algoma University

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – August 3, 2018): The first major, permanent, residential school Survivor-driven exhibition in a former residential school building opened in ceremony today on the campus of Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The event honours over four decades of work led by the Survivor community in their efforts to tell […]

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Mi’kmaq Grand Council flag permanently installed at Saint Mary’s

A sign of acknowledgement and acceptance The Mi’kmaq Grand Council flag now has a permanent home on the Saint Mary’s campus, along side the Canadian and provincial flags that fly in front of the McNally Building. The flag-raising followed a special meeting between members of the Sɨkɨpne’katik (Shubenacadie) District Grand Council, Saint Mary’s senior executive […]

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AB Government: Heritage Park reno to highlight resource history

August 06, 2018 The Alberta government is investing in new and refurbished exhibits at Calgary’s Heritage Park which will tell the story of our natural resources history. The province is providing $1.5 million to support the park’s Natural Resources Project that will see the construction of a new interpretive centre and the restoration and reconstruction […]

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TIFF unveils Canadian lineup for 2018

Credits: CBC News The Toronto International Film Festival announces 20 Canadian features, including 3 films featuring Indigenous talent. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4769660 For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple […]

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Heritage Day: Statement from Premier Notley

Aug 06, 2018 Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement on Heritage Day weekend: “Albertans love Heritage Day. Since 1974, we have celebrated our many diverse and vibrant cultures on the first Monday of August and throughout the holiday weekend. “It’s a chance to explore the sights and sounds, not to mention tasty dishes, of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201828 Views

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NIC launches Nuu-chah-nulth language courses

Aug 1, 2018 NIC will offer two new tuition-free Nuu-chah-nulth language courses at its Port Alberni campus this year. The introductory courses are tuition-free, with the first course starting this September. Nuu-chah-nulth 096 (NCN-096) focuses on developing listening techniques and learning words, phrases and greetings to communicate in the home, the classroom and with elders. […]

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Regina park could soon be named after Jean Okimasis – MBC Radio

Aug 3, 2018 The City of Regina is set to vote on naming a new park in the southeast area after a respected Cree language expert. The Regina Planning Commission voted on Thursday to unanimously recommend to city council that the park be named Okimasis Park after Jean Okimasis. Of the White Bear First Nation, […]

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For northern museums, exhibits of Indigenous art are increasingly community efforts – Nunatsiaq News

August 03, 2018 Indigenous curators can provide the extra details for museum exhibits that otherwise would be lost without their interpretation You don’t have to search hard to find Indigenous art in the world’s museums. Often, you can even find it in the world’s art museums. But, no matter where it is placed, finding exhibitions […]

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Family Fun Day to be Hosted at Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site in Honour of National Acadian Feast Day

From: Parks Canada Parks Canada celebrates families and Acadian culture on Sunday, August 12 August 3, 2018           Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site           Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada is celebrating families and Acadian culture at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This Family Fun Day event […]

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NU Government: Call for proposals – Women’s empowerment initiatives

August 02, 2018 The Department of Family Services is accepting applications for community-based projects that promote women’s empowerment in Nunavut. Projects must take place between October 15, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Community-based, non-profit organizations, municipal corporations or individuals can apply to receive funding under the following categories: Leadership skills. Employment. Economic self-sufficiency. Wellness. Self-reliance. […]

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Mixed Blood – Liv Wade

Credits:Liv Wade Dancers: Randi Gardypie and Melissa Rodrigues Camera: Claudia Medina and David James An EnMedia Production Mixed Blood is off of Liv Wade’s album, Resilience. For downloads of the song or EP, here are some links: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/res… https://livwade.bandcamp.com/releases Bio: Liv Wade is a Metis musician based on Salt Spring Island where she is a […]

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Announcing the 7th Annual Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

Algonquin Territory • Ottawa • Canada • August 8-12, 2018 It’s Asinabka Time, Folks! The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival is excited to announce our 7th annual festival, screening the best in Indigenous film from Canada and around the world. Highlights: This year’s festival takes place over 5 days, and includes our traditional opening […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201857 Views

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Huu-ay-aht begins $150 Million Salmon Watershed Renewal Program

ANACLA, BC, Aug. 2, 2018  – The Sarita River Watershed is the heart of Huu-ay-aht First Nations and is the most important of the 35 streams and rivers in the nations’ traditional territory. Huu-ay-aht’s ḥahuułi includes Barkley Sound, the Alberni Inlet, and the Sarita River watershed, which extends over approximately 190 square kilometers. For generations, […]

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Son of veteran Tommy Prince looking to have a place for Indigenous vets in Winnipeg to gather – APTN News

August 2, 2018 The son of one of the most decorated Indigenous war veterans is calling for support of former soldiers who are homeless. Tommy Prince Jr. is urging the city to think outside the box when it comes to ending veteran homelessness. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/08/02/son-of-veteran-tommy-prince-looking-to-have-a-place-for-indigenous-vets-in-winnipeg-to-gather/

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Innu Nikamu music festival breaks through racial divide on Quebec’s North Shore – CBC

Aug 02, 2018 Organizers of one of Quebec’s largest Indigenous music festivals say Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists will share the stage at the festival’s 34th edition — the diverse acts an effort to build bridges with Mani-Utenam’s neighbours. Artisanal crafts, music and traditional foods will be on offer during the four days of the Festival […]

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Tlicho community gathers at Whitebeach Point for cultural celebration – CBC

Aug 02, 2018 Whitebeach Point difficult to access; Tlicho gov’t wants to give opportunity for ‘people to get out there’ A Tlicho community gathering at Whitebeach Point is celebrating Tlicho culture by helping the community connect to the land. Other communities have on-the-land camps where people gather to share traditional meals, stories, and teachings, said […]

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Children’s Friendship Social celebrates children and culture teachings. – BayToday.ca

‘It’s about having a deeper understanding and respect for the Indigenous culture’ Laurie Braidwood One Kids’ Place Treatment Centre One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre was host to the 2nd Annual Children’s Friendship Social, in partnership with the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre Wednesday. The children and their families gathered to share in traditional drumming, […]

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B.C. First Nations Languages Report Shows Increase in Language Learners, Urges Action

B.C. First Nations Languages Report Shows Increase in Language Learners, Urges Action BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C. – A comprehensive survey of First Nations languages in B.C. reveals that all of the languages are facing severe threats to their vitality with the loss of aging fluent language speakers. Despite this finding, language experts are cautiously optimistic about […]

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Supporting Arts, Culture and Multiculturalism in Newfoundland and Labrador

BAY ROBERTS, Newfoundland and Labrador, August 2, 2018 Today Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage), was in Bay Roberts to highlight the support provided by the Government of Canada to arts, culture and multiculturalism organizations. He was accompanied by Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament (Avalon). On behalf of the Honourable Pablo […]

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Saskatoon family of powwow dancers travels far and wide to attend events across North America – CBC

See how the Warrens keep their family traditions alive Aug 02, 2018 The love of song and dance is what brought them together. The strength of their cultural and traditional values is what keeps T.J. and Dabney Warren and their daughters travelling thousands of kilometres every summer to participate in powwows. T.J, 34, and Dabney […]

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BC Gov News – New members for BC Arts Council

Five new members have been appointed to the BC Arts Council board and one member has had his term renewed. The arts council board, appointed by Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare, represents diverse cultural and artistic communities throughout British Columbia. The new appointees to the board are: José Delgado-Guevara – concert master […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201828 Views

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New federal funding to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in the Northwest Territories

August 1, 2018 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Status of Women Canada Indigenous women hold important places as leaders in their families and communities, as givers and caretakers of life, as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and protectors. By creating the conditions for Indigenous women to succeed, we are also supporting their families and communities, which will help […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201884 Views

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Behind B.C. Day is a piece of colonial history we can all be proud of – Macleans.ca

Aug 1, 2018 A colonial governor who was part black welcomed racial minorities and stood up for Indigenous people against marauding Americans: How was he airbrushed from the modern narrative? It’s not just the passage of time that explains it. No matter how dramatic, some crucial events of history defy the convenient meta-narratives that nations […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201831 Views

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City of Toronto: East End ‘Bridges to Art’ concepts selected for Carlaw-Dundas area underpasses

July 31, 2018 The City of Toronto announced today that street artists Kirsten McCrae and Jason Pinney have been awarded commissions to create artwork on the underpass on Gerrard Street East at Carlaw Avenue, and on Jones Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Boultbee Avenue. “I am looking forward to watching artwork from Kirsten and […]

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Été: A Métis Summer Camp Experience

August 01, 2018 After their first day of paddling, the excitement of the campers participating in the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Été: A Métis Summer Camp Experience was more obvious than their sore shoulders or blistered hands. Youth in Grades 10 to 12 from across Ontario travelled to Lake Huron’s north shore to Blind […]

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Métis Nation of Alberta members receive free access to federal parks in Alberta – Edmonton Journal

July 31, 2018 A new agreement will give members of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) free access to national parks and national historic sites in the province. On Tuesday, MNA president Audrey Poitras signed an agreement with Parks Canada officials to offer the Indigenous Peoples Open Doors program to her nation’s citizens. The official […]

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First Nation owned, Blue Quills University hosted some international guests | APTN News

Credits:APTN News Published on Jul 13, 2018 Blue Quills University is a First Nation owned and run institution in Alberta. And this week, they hosted some international guests for a culture exchange and to share stories of their histories. APTN Video Journalist Chris Stewart visited the university.

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CBU Student Becomes Keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Cape Breton University student, Phillip Prosper, received the Keptin’s Sash, assuming the role of Keptin for the community of We’koqma’q First Nation. When he discovered he had been recommended for the position of Keptin, Phillip says he couldn’t believe his ears. His father, also a Keptin, has had to slow […]

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OCAD U: Launch of Uncover/Recover at the ROM

July 31, 2018 On Thursday, July 26, the ROM and OCAD U presented their joint web-based project Uncover/Recover. This collaboration began last year, when students in the Indigenous Visual Culture program (INVC), led by Professor Bonnie Devine, received an opportunity to interact with, and respond to, Indigenous artifacts from the ROM’s archives. The project was […]

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Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park celebrates elders

31 July 2018  Nunavut Parks and Special Places would like to show appreciation for Elders in Rankin Inlet by hosting a day to celebrate them. Elders are invited to join us in Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park at the ‘Elders Cabin’ for tea, coffee and food on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 1:30 to 4 […]

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The resurgence of powwows in Ontario – TVO.org

Jul 31, 2018 Powwows were once banned throughout the country, but the traditional celebrations of Indigenous cultures have made a comeback in recent years In 1876, the federal government introduced the Indian Act partly to put an end to Indigenous cultural ceremonies. Under the so-called potlatch ban, anyone found guilty of engaging or assisting in […]

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Second call for applications: QCAP – QIA’s Qikiqtani Cultural Activities Program

Iqaluit, Nunavut – July 31, 2018 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is once again inviting applications from individuals and community organizations in all 13 Qikiqtani communities for the Qikiqtani Cultural Activities Program (QCAP). Following extensive consultations with all 13 Qikiqtani communities in 2017, QIA heard clearly that Qikiqtani Inuit wanted cultural programs which foster […]

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NU Government: Call for proposals – Men and Boy’s initiatives

July 30, 2018 The Department of Family Services is accepting applications for community-based projects that provide ongoing services for men and boys, or the development of new initiatives to promote the health and healing of men and boys. Individuals, community non-profit organizations and municipal corporations can apply to receive funding. Proposals should not exceed $20,000. […]

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Results from Canada’s participation in the Sixth Joint Convention Review Meeting – Nuclear Safety Canada

Canada participated in the Sixth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, from May 21 to June 1, 2018. A total of 69 Contracting Parties attended the Review Meeting. Each Contracting Party […]

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Yukon First Nation rebuilds heritage through biennial Moosehide Gatherings – CBC

Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation members host celebration of Han culture every 2 years Jul 30, 2018 Members of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation celebrated their heritage this weekend at a celebration aimed at restoring their culture. The Moosehide Gathering takes place once every two years just outside Dawson City, Yukon. Tr’ondek Hwech’in Chief Roberta Joseph […]

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New federal funding strengthens the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women

From: Status of Women Canada News release July 30, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Status of Women Canada Indigenous women hold important places as leaders in their families and communities, as givers and caretakers of life, as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and protectors. By creating the conditions for Indigenous women to succeed, we are also supporting their […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201857 Views

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Lennox Island First Nation celebrates St. Anne’s Sunday – CBC

‘It’s a time where all families can come together to ensure that those relationships are kept’ Jul 30, 2018 The small community of Lennox Island, P.E.I., was packed as Mi’kmaq community members and visitors joined together to celebrate St. Anne’s Sunday, one of the longest running annual events in the province. The celebration has been […]

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London council approves heritage designation for former home of indigenous doctor – Global News

July 30, 2018 London city council worked through a busy agenda Tuesday evening. Councillors unanimously approved heritage designation for a house at 172 Central Avenue, which was owned by Dr. Oronhyatekha, one of Canada’s first indigenous physicians. Meanwhile, council also voted to approve Medallion’s ask for $4.3-million in brownfield incentives to clean up contaminated soil […]

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Mini language class “Learn the Places of Ktaqmkuk” held at Qalipu First Nation Saturday in Corner Brook – The Telegram

Four people participated in a six-hour mini language class entitled Learn the Places of Ktaqmkuk — at Qalipu First Nation Saturday in Corner Brook. The class was conducted by Qalipu members Marcella Williams and Shane Snook. It was one of four mini language classes scheduled for the west coast and participants had a chance to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201840 Views

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Pisiit Course: Inuit Ancient Songs from The Masters!

July 27, 2018 Ancient Inuit music includes the chant-like songs of survival, joy, resilience and healing called Pisiit or Pihiit and are traditionally accompanied by the large Inuit drum. These songs are written in the traditional poetic terminology and were often banished and discouraged by Christian missionaries. The Pisiit course, taught by 6 elders and […]

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Pilot program helps Indigenous language speakers find their voices — again – CBC

‘I remember that was all we spoke before we went to school’ Jul 30, 2018 The far-reaching impacts of residential school prevented Ethel Thomas from speaking her Indigenous language of Splatsín. She could understand the language of her people — members of the Shuswap Nation in B.C.’s southern Interior — but the trauma of residential […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201824 Views

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imagineNATIVE TV Series Call for Mediatheque Submissions

Get your latest production broadcast, programmed or sold to our attending Buyers, Distributor and Programmers! Deadline: August 30, 2018 imagineNATIVE is now accepting recent TV series submissions produced and led by Indigenous owned production companies to imagineNATIVE’s on-site Mediatheque available during imagineNATIVE Industry Days (October 15-19) through the Festival, October 17-21, 2018. The imagineNATIVE Mediatheque is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201830 Views

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Early Chinese settlers honoured in Lytton

July 28, 2018 LYTTON – Chinese British Columbians, leaders of a number of First Nations and representatives of the Town of Lytton gathered today for the unveiling of a special commemorative plaque honouring early Chinese settlers. George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, unveiled the plaque. The plaque celebrates the many contributions of the Chinese […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201831 Views

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A collector’s guide to Indigenous baskets – The Chronicle Herald

In the world of Indigenous basket art, sweetgrass, a ceremonial ritual element, provides strengthening power as well as decoration to a basket featuring traditional patterns and styles. According to local lore, the basic elements of a Mi’Kmaq basket remain essentially the same over the centuries, adapting only to purpose and trade “needs.” Baskets made of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201827 Views

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