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BC Government: Province marks 25th anniversary of Multiculturalism Act

Nov. 21, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia proclaimed Nov. 18 to 24, 2018, as Multiculturalism Week in B.C. at a ceremony at the Parliament Buildings, to celebrate the diversity of cultures and experiences in the province. This year marks a quarter century since the introduction of the B.C. Multiculturalism Act, which was […]

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Dilico Anishinabek Family Care: Christmas Wish Campaign – 2018

Make a Child’s Christmas Wish Come True… Join Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and help fill 800 Christmas Wish bags for deserving babies, children and youth this holiday season. http://www.dilico.com/upload/documents/christmas-wish-2018-letter-web.pdf NT5

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ONWA at Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference in Sydney, Australia

ONWA at Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference in Sydney, Australia The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) will be attending the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (hosw.com) conference in Sydney, Australia November 26-29, 2018. ONWA is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1971 to empower and support Indigenous women and their families through cultural restoration.  As […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201859 Views

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Saskatchewan changes the name of Killsquaw Lake to honour Indigenous women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2018 REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government has changed the offensive name of several lakes to one that recognizes Indigenous women. The group of lakes near the town of Unity in the western part of the province was previously known as Killsquaw Lake. Area elders have given the spot a new Cree […]

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Name Change Honours Indigenous Women’s Story In Saskatchewan History

November 20, 2018 A grouping of small lakes near the Town of Unity has a new name to respectfully honour Indigenous culture and history in our province.  Replacing the previous name of Killsquaw Lake, the new name given by area Elders is Kikiskitotawânawak Iskêwak Lakes, which in Cree means We Honour the Women. “The names […]

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New vertical $10 bank note featuring iconic Canadian Viola Desmond now in circulation

November 19, 2018 The Bank of Canada today issued the new vertical $10 bank note featuring the portrait of social justice icon Viola Desmond, during a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg. Canadians will start to see this new note over the coming weeks and months as it gradually enters […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201853 Views

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University of Sudbury – Calling for submissions: “Indigenous Me” Youth Publication Contest!

The University of Sudbury, a member of the Laurentian Federation, is calling on Indigenous youth to submit a creative writing composition on the theme “What being Indigenous means to me!” Creative writing submissions can take the form of a short story, poem, short essay, open letter, song or written artwork. Submissions will be showcased in […]

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Louis Riel Day Celebrated

November 16, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – President Chartier attended the Louis Riel Day commemoration ceremony at Louis Riel’s gravesite in St. Boniface. On November 16, 1885 Riel was executed for leading the Northwest Resistance in defence of Métis rights. Métis people across Manitoba came together on Nov. 16th to mark the 133 anniversary of the […]

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Be immersed’: Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre launches cultural nights – The Signal

All welcome for beading, drumming every other Thursday November 19, 2018 Cheyenne Labrador didn’t have an opportunity to practise Indigenous culture when she was growing up, but now she is giving others the chance to do that. Labrador, a Mi’kmaw from the Acadia First Nation, lives away from her community, like many urban Indigenous people. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201825 Views

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Polytechnic receives grant for language learning – Brantford Expositor

November 18, 2018 Efforts to revitalize the Cayuga language have received a boost from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Six Nations Polytechnic has received a $732,000 grant to help adults learn the Cayuga language. The instruction will include up to 3,600 hours of immersion programming with those who can speak Cayuga. As well, the initiative will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201826 Views

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The New Pathways Foundation – Minister Sylvie D’Amours supports Aboriginal children at the New Pathways Foundation benefit

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 17, 2018 – Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs Sylvie D’Amours participated today in the Tournée des anciens Canadiens, a benefit organized by the New Pathways Foundation. Former Montreal Canadiens hockey players and a team made up of First Nations players faced off in a friendly hockey game. Minister D’Amours took advantage of the opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201851 Views

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New acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection unveiled in Carcross

November 16, 2018 Five new works selected for inclusion in Yukon’s Permanent Art Collection have been unveiled in a public exhibition at the Carcross Learning Centre. Entitled A Closer Look, the exhibition showcases a diverse range of art forms, including carving, sculpture, beadwork and jewelry, and a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, styles and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201830 Views

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Royal Ontario Museum to return human remains and artifacts removed from burial mounds – CBC

Nov 18, 2018 ‘I’m excited about bringing them back home,’ says Rainy River First Nations council member Artifacts, sacred objects and the remains of ancestors will soon be returned to Rainy River First Nations from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, where they have been stored for more than 30 years. The Anishinaabe community […]

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Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient announced for 2018

November 16, 2018 Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 16 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2018 recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on November 22. Those who will be invested into […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 2018105 Views

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Media Advisory – Governor General to Invest 41 Recipients into the Order of Canada

November 16, 2018 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 2 Companions, 15 Officers and 24 Members into the Order of Canada on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Rideau Hall. The investiture ceremony will be streamed live online at www.gg.ca/en/live. About the Order of Canada The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201845 Views

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Supporting Indigenous Business and Culture in PEI for a strengthened and inclusive economy

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency New multi-purpose centre will house Indigenous-led enterprises and showcase Indigenous culture November 16, 2018 – Charlottetown, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada are building on the potential of their resources and making innovative contributions to grow a strong economy. In Prince Edward Island, the Mi’kmaq […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201852 Views

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City of Edmonton Receives $1.5 Million to Revitalize the Quarters Area Downtown

EDMONTON, November 16, 2018 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced $1.5 million in support from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund for two cultural infrastructure projects that will help revitalize and strengthen the Quarters Downtown Edmonton, a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community. As part of its 20-year plan to renew the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 201843 Views

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Alberta commits funding to teach Indigenous languages – CTV News

November 15, 2018 A one-of-a-kind program through the Alberta government is helping to provide language instruction for First Nations youth. The Indigenous Languages in Education grant program will help by increasing the number of Indigenous language teachers in First Nations schools and increasing the resource development in early childhood education. Through it, officials hope to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201841 Views

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How the Totem Pole Became a Symbol of Canada – TheTyee.ca

Much appropriated, today they have been reclaimed by Indigenous artists around the globe. An anthropologist, an artist, and a politician walk into a restaurant and we have a great opener for a joke and a brief summary of how the totem pole became recognized around the world as a symbol of Canada. The year was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201838 Views

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What would the wind write if it could write poetry?

Credits: CBC Arts In this collaboration between nature and technology, Indigenous artist Tania Willard creates poetry using wind. This past summer, the shoreline of an industrial part of Mississauga played home to an exhibition that lasted ten short days. Called The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, it included artists that responded to climate change, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2018225 Views

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Media Advisory – Métis Nation of Ontario

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018 – On November 16, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis communities across Ontario are commemorating Louis Riel, the Métis leader who was executed by the Canadian Government, for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of Métis rights. The MNO is holding the provincial Louis Riel Day Ceremony at Queen’s […]

by aanationtalk on November 15, 201857 Views

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Honouring and celebrating Alberta’s artists

Nov 15, 2018 Alberta is making history by becoming the first province in Canada to dedicate an entire month to the celebration of artists. Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda has proclaimed January 2019 as the first ever Month of the Artist in Alberta. The month will be an annual celebration of artists and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201832 Views

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AB Government: Strengthening Indigenous languages in schools

Nov 15, 2018 The Alberta government is investing in a new program that will bring Indigenous language education into classrooms across the province. The first of its kind in Canada, the Indigenous Languages in Education grant program invests $6 million to increase Indigenous language teacher capacity and expand resource development for early childhood education, as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201889 Views

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Over $700,000 to boost cultural organizations across Vancouver

November 13 2018 Council unanimously approves 2018 Cultural Grants Nearly 50 local organizations will receive funding following the approval of the 2018 Cultural Grants by Council today. From dance and theatre, to arts and photography groups, each of the grant recipients aligns with the priorities of the Creative City Strategy, with $130,000 going towards organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201821 Views

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Nova Scotia begins annual ritual of feting its ‘Tree for Boston’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 OXFORD, N.S. _ Nova Scotia’s annual ritual of making a celebrity out of a tree began today in Oxford, N.S. The “Tree for Boston” was carefully cut down this morning under blue skies as about 200 people watched, including carol-singing schoolchildren. The 14-metre white spruce now starts a four-day tour […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201836 Views

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4th Annual Indigenous & Ingenious promises another stellar Show & Sale – Muskrat Mag

Toronto ON, Distinctly, uniquely Indigenous works by eighteen talented artists, artisans and designers will be showcased and available for sale in Toronto at Indigenous & Ingenious on November 17 & 18, 2018. The show will be open at 765 Queen Street East, just east of Broadview at the Ralph Thornton Centre, from 11:00 a.m. to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201828 Views

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Hamilton, Ont. born Kapwani Kiwanga wins $100,000 Sobey Art Award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018 OTTAWA _ Kapwani Kiwanga has won this year’s $100,000 Sobey Art Award. The Hamilton, Ont.-born artist received the prestigious prize Wednesday night during a ceremony in Ottawa. She represented the Ontario region for the contemporary art honour. Kiwanga’s body of work examines social and political themes such as colonization and […]

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Saskatoon police recover stolen Indigenous jingle dresses, five people charged – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018 By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS Saskatoon police have laid charges in the theft of seven jingle dresses used in Indigenous ceremonies and dances. On Oct. 30, the dresses and some beaded moccasins and scarves were stolen from a vehicle parked at a restaurant. Thanks to the combined efforts of a […]

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Montreal’s Indigenous community gets funding to support language revitalization – CBC

‘They’ll be able to connect with somebody, have a basic level of speaking and be proud of their language’ Nov 15, 2018 Learning Kanien’kéha over the past two and a half years has been a way for Amanda Ibarra to reconnect with her Mohawk roots. She grew up off reserve from her grandmother’s community of […]

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Kapwani Kiwanga wins 2018 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s most prestigious contemporary art prize

November 14, 2018 Kapwani Kiwanga, representing the Ontario region, is the winner of the 2018 Sobey Art Award, confirming her position as a rising star in the Canadian contemporary art scene. The award was announced at the annual Sobey Art Award gala held Wednesday evening at the National Gallery of Canada. Upon receiving the award from Ursula […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201847 Views

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MNBC: Louis Riel Day 2018

November 14th, 2018 “Louis Riel Day” is the most significant day in our history as Métis people. This day is a day of celebration of who we are as a unique people, our unique culture and traditions independent of other Aboriginal peoples. Louis David Riel, a transformative figure of Canadian history, born in St. Boniface […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201881 Views

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Government of Canada supports Indigenous languages in Quebec

From: Canadian Heritage Kahnawake, Quebec, November 14, 2018 Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing $275,558 to the Kahnawake Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest, over two years, to preserve and promote the Mohawk language. Mr. Miller made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201836 Views

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Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2K18 – Now Accepting Submissions

November 28th – December 2nd Welcome to the 17th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, celebrating the best Indigenous Cinema from Canada and around the world! We have an exciting line up of films, special guest speakers and events planned this year, so we hope to see you all & Welcome you to the 2018 WAFF […]

by aanationtalk on November 14, 201856 Views

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Here Comes More Talent! Whistler Film Festival announces Director Masterclass with Robert Budreau and additional Content Summit and talent program guests.

Whistler, B.C. (November 13, 2018)​– With two weeks to go until show time, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) continues to turn up the heat by announcing a second wave of established industry leaders and creators, as well as the finalists for WFF’s Power Pitch, Producers Lab, Doc Lab and MPPIA Short Film Award talent programs. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201896 Views

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New federal investment to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in Manitoba

From: Status of Women Canada November 14, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201873 Views

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Rainy River First Nations and the Royal Ontario Museum Joint Statement: Collaborative efforts regarding the return of Ancestors and sacred objects to Indigenous communities

RAINY RIVER and TORONTO, November 13, 2018 – Since 2016, the community of Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have been engaged in a collaborative effort to return Ancestors and sacred objects that were removed from the community during excavations of burial mounds in the 1950s-1970s. The ROM recognizes their […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201869 Views

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MOA: Marking The Infinite – Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

DATES November 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 Aboriginal women have been redrawing the boundaries of the contemporary Aboriginal art scene in Australia since the late 1980s, redefining a movement that continues today. Their work resonates with vitality and relevance, their Indigenous ways of knowing the world captured in each brush stroke and woven thread. […]

by aanationtalk on November 14, 201841 Views

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Starting November 15, 2018 – Grand Reopening of the Gérard-Morisset Pavilion at the MNBAQ

QUÉBEC CITY, Nov. 14, 2018  – To mark the grand finale of its 85th anniversary celebrations, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will reopen the Gérard Morisset Pavilion. In the wake of a highly successful revitalization that has made the building dating from 1933 more beautiful and luminous than ever, it will open […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201848 Views

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OHRC releases Indigenous peoples and human rights dialogue report

Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released To dream together: Indigenous peoples and human rights dialogue report. The report summarizes themes and recommendations from the OHRC’s three-day dialogue event (February 21 to 23, 2018), which brought together First Nations, Métis and Inuit (“Indigenous”) Elders and traditional knowledge keepers, along with academics, leaders, artists, advocates, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201889 Views

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Mé​tis Week provides a chance to ‘reclaim the pride’ – CBC

Week-long event is increasingly important time for Métis families and communities Nov 14, 2018 Mé​tis dancer Elizabeth Potskin dances a traditional jig in front of a crowd in Calgary to celebrate Mé​tis Week. The Red River Jig is a traditional Mé​tis dance, a style borrowed from European settlers but now owned and celebrated by Mé​tis […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201857 Views

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Sacred fire in St. Catharines honours Gord Downie’s indigenous work – Niagara News

Residents of Niagara gathered around a sacred fire in honour of Gord Downie on Oct. 18 to celebrate his work in raising awareness for the indigenous community. Fred Bowering kept the fire from the early morning, all the way to the end of the night behind the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre (PAC). The gathering […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201841 Views

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New federal investment will help improve women’s economic security in Québec’s Outaouais region

Project will improve women’s access to well-paying jobs in the automotive sector November 14, 2018 – Gatineau, Québec – Status of Women Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can play in promoting women’s […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201875 Views

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Apply for the 2018 TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award by December 5

Applications are now open for the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award which provides $15K to a Canadian writer of an outstanding feature film screenplay, supporting them to develop their project. The award is open to experienced screenwriters who are female, or who are Indigenous, or who belong to a visible minority, or who identify with a disability. Applicants […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201843 Views

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Preserving, Promoting and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Quebec

MONTRÉAL, November 14, 2018 Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, today announced that the Government of Canada is providing $344,292 over two years to the Centre de Développement Communautaire Autochtone de Montréal (Native Montréal) in order to preserve, promote and revitalize Indigenous languages in the Greater Montréal area. Mr. Miller made the announcement on behalf […]

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New federal investment will help improve women’s economic security in Labrador

Projects will help women to participate more fully in the economy November 14, 2018 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Status of Women Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can play in promoting women’s […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201836 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Marc Miller to Announce Funding to Support the Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest in Kahnawake

KAHNAWAKE, Quebec – Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will be in Kahnawake on Wednesday to announce funding for the the Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative. Mr. Miller will make this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Please note that all details are […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201857 Views

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Photography student sends message about MMIWG using Canadian flag – CBC

Charla Sylvester inspired by Tina Fontaine’s story Nov 14, 2018 A photography student from Beausoleil First Nation in Ontario is hoping to bring awareness to murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada through her art. Charla Sylvester, 25 discovered her love for photography after she began taking photos of her infant daughter. Now […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201875 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Marc Miller to Announce Funding to Support Indigenous Languages in Montréal

From: Canadian Heritage MONTRÉAL – Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs), will be in Montréal on Wednesday to announce funding, through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, for the Centre de Développement Communautaire Autochtone de Montréal. Mr. Miller will make this announcement on behalf of the Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201850 Views

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Unikkaarvik Visitor’s Centre programming – November

In November, the Unikkaarvik Visitor’s Centre presents movies based on northern stories and history. Join us at building 220 in Iqaluit on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and popcorn and drinks are provided. November 15 –The Snow Walker: Drama about a plane crash and the survivors, the pilot and a young Inuk played […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201838 Views

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Métis Nation represented at Armistice 100 Mons Belguim

On November, 11, 1918, in Mons Belgium, the guns fell silent marking the end of World War I (1914 to 1918). World War 1, known as the “Great War”, was the bloodiest war in Canadian history where more than 60,000 Canadian lost their lives. This November, 11, 2018, a delegation from Canada will participate in […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201831 Views

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