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Alberta Indigenous community welcomes first rainbow Pride crosswalk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 MASKWACIS, Alta. _ A rainbow crosswalk in an Indigenous community south of Edmonton might be the first one on a First Nation reserve in Canada. More than 15 volunteers painted the colourful crosswalk in front of the Samson Cree Nation administration building to celebrate Pride Month. Chief Vernon Saddleback said […]

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Largest gift of cultural properties in University of Lethbridge history given by Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess

The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery today unveils an unparalleled bequest of more than 1,000 works of art valued between $4 and $5 million from the estate of Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess (DFA ’04). “This is the largest gift of art and cultural properties to the U of L in its 51-year history,” says […]

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First Nations artist from B.C. brings West Coast twist to new Grateful Dead box set – CBC

Roy Henry Vickers drew on his personal background to create the pieces Jun 13, 2018 Roy Henry Vickers, a First Nations artist from northwest British Columbia, has always been a fan of the rock band Grateful Dead but never imagined he would one day be working with them. Vickers was asked to design the artwork […]

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Wikwemikong First Nation and tech firm launch new Anishinaabemowin app – CBC

Challenge4Change app teaches users Anishinaabemowin words and phrases Jun 13, 2018 A new program seeks to develop an online community and resources to help in revitalizing Indigenous languages. Challenge4Change is an initiative between Wikwemikong First Nation and Synergiq Solutions that has developed and launched a free app that teaches users common Anishinaabemowin words and phrases. […]

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Paddling with their ancestors: Yukon First Nations hit the ocean in traditional canoe – CBC

Waves, whales, and ‘a connection with a higher power’ as Champagne and Aishihik members journey to Juneau Jun 13, 2018 Members of the Champagne/Aishihik First Nations in Yukon never thought they would paddle a traditional Tlingit dugout canoe, especially on the ocean. So Chief Steve Smith couldn’t say no to the opportunity for his First […]

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National Arts Centre announces First Projects to receive National Creation Fund Investments

June 14, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre today announced the first nine projects that will be receiving investments totaling $1.4 million from the National Creation Fund, a new initiative that supports the development of bold and ambitious Canadian work in music, theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performing arts. The projects are: Eve […]

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Indigenous plaques unveiled throughout Bow Valley – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Jun 14, 2018 KANANASKIS – Eight plaques highlighting the Indigenous history of the Bow Valley were unveiled last week at various locations throughout the valley. Each plaque includes the Stoney name for the location and provides a brief history about the cultural significance of the location. For example, the plaque at Mount Yamnuska explains to […]

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National arts fund backs ‘The Hockey Sweater’ musical, Kid Koala stage show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  OTTAWA _ A musical based on the children’s book “The Hockey Sweater,” a mosquito tale from DJ Kid Koala, and a multidisciplinary production about Inuit myths are among the projects being funded by The National Arts Centre. The organization has announced nine projects that will get $1.4 million from a […]

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The past haunts new pavilion – Prince George Citizen

June 12, 2018 Even 60 years ago, long before Canada’s original inhabitants became politically active, before Aboriginal, First Nations, and Indigenous became the words they are today, when residential schools were still common, there was still decency. That’s where the unnamed city official speaking to The Citizen in May 1958 was coming from, reacting to […]

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Parks Canada announces contract to Know History for Franklin Expedition Inuit Oral History Project

From: Parks Canada Project will increase awareness of Inuit interaction with 1845 expedition June 13, 2018 Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Parks Canada Agency The locations of the Franklin Expedition vessels were a mystery for over 150 years, after Sir John Franklin and his crew went missing while searching for a Northwest Passage. Over time, Inuit traditional […]

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Funding supports projects to preserve and share Yukon heritage

June 12, 2018 A total of $348,000 in funding has been granted to twelve Yukon museums and First Nations cultural centres through the Special Capital Projects Assistance Program. This support will be used toward a variety of projects that enhance the recipients’ ability to protect, preserve and interpret their collections and share their stories. Examples […]

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New Toronto exhibit features two of Cape Dorset’s late, great artists – Nunatsiaq.com

June 12, 2018 The Art Gallery of Ontario’s new Tunirrusiangit exhibit was curated by four Inuit artists TORONTO—As you turn into the corridor that leads to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s newest exhibit, you’re met with the daily sounds of a busy Arctic community: the beep of the water truck backing up or the whooshing […]

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Future access to Battlefords residential school cemetery uncertain – CBC

Registrar of cemeteries says land owner has responsibility to provide reasonable access Jun 12, 2018 A group of Grade 12 students will have access to a historic residential school cemetery site on private property near the Battlefords, but future field trips are still in the air. In May, for the first time, Indigenous elders, families […]

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Thousand Islands National Park is Pleased to Offer Free Admission Day on June 16

From: Parks Canada Celebrate Canada’s Indigenous Culture with Parks Canada on National Indigenous Peoples Day June 12, 2018 Mallorytown Landing, Ontario Parks Canada Agency The Government is celebrating families and the importance of our protected areas with free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. This year, […]

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Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto is healing and resurgence in action – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 12, 2018 By Riley Kucheran, PhD Student, Indigenous Advisor, Ryerson University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Riley Kucheran, PhD Student, Indigenous Advisor, Ryerson […]

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“Challenge4Change challenges all Canadians to help revitalize Indigenous Languages.”

“Challenge4Change challenges all Canadians to help revitalize Indigenous Languages.” June 11, 2018, Wiikwemikoong, ON — To celebrate National Indigenous History Month, a program called ​Challenge4Change​​has been launched in Ontario to fundraise for the retention and growth of Indigenous Languages and Culture. ​There are very few reconciliation initiatives that we can champion together. Language is one […]

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Indigenous Arts Festival – Toronto Life

The Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York National Historic Site on June 23 & 24 is an annual celebration featuring more than 30 performances by Indigenous artists from across Canada, traditional and contemporary music, dance, visual arts, crafts, storytelling, food and family fun. Free admission. toronto.ca/IAF Read More: https://torontolife.com/culture/todo/indigenous-arts-festival-june-23-24/

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Government of Canada Appoints Three Outstanding Canadians to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

June 11, 2018        Ottawa, Ontario             Parks Canada Agency Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced the appointment of three distinguished Canadians to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC): Lisa Prosper, from Inuvik, Northwest Territories, is a scholar and public speaker, presenting and publishing nationally and […]

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Smiths Falls pow wow brings Indigenous pride to shores of Rideau River – Inside Ottawa Valley

The Spirit of the Drum Pow Wow took over Duck Island in the middle of the Rideau River in Smiths Falls this past weekend. From June 9 to 10, Indigenous drums could be heard across the waters, voices raised in unison, as dancers danced on the grass, their bright costumes bright in the summer sun. […]

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The Abenakis and the Les Sources RCM join forces to showcase Mont Ham

A regional park with Indigenous colours Ham-Sud, Quebec – June 11, 2018 The Les Sources RCM and the Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki (GCNWA) have held the public’s interest since a mysterious announcement was made in the Parc régional du Mont-Ham, on October 30, regarding a partnership. Nearly eight months later, the two organizations invited the media to […]

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New opera brings story of disappeared Indigenous tribe to the stage – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 10, 2018  By Holly McKenzie-Sutter THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ In 1829, a uniquely important young woman died of tuberculosis in St. John’s. Shawnadithit was the last living member of the Beothuk _ Newfoundland’s lost Indigenous tribe, who died out after Europeans brought violence and disease to the island. She […]

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Calgary’s new central library devotes $500K to Indigenous public art – CBC

‘Growing up an Indigenous person in an urban setting, I never saw my culture reflected’ Jun 08, 2018 The Calgary Public Library is partnering with First Nations on a $500,000 project devoted to bringing Indigenous art to the new building when it opens this fall. Organizers hope it will showcase Indigenous art and reflect the […]

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Huntsville students learn about Métis way of life – MNO

Three grade school classes in Huntsville learned about Métis traditions and way of life during recent visits by Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) Senator Verna Porter-Brunelle and her husband Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Victor Brunelle. On May 18, the pair travelled to the classrooms of two of their grandchildren. […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day festivities – Kenora Daily Miner

June 8, 2018 Anicinabe Park will be bustling with activity in a couple weeks. On Thursday, June 21 the park will play host to National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations put on by the Ne-Chee Friendship Centre. The theme for the 2018 celebration is honouring the past, recognizing the present, and empowering the future. “One thing […]

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Few Canadians ever set foot on a First Nations reserve, and that’s a problem – Macleans.ca

An in-depth survey finds the vast majority of non-Indigenous Canadians live sealed away from First Nations people and their communities. Is it any wonder we’re so divided? Jun 8, 2018 With her family back home in London, Ont. and her suitcase of belongings in the northern Ontario reserve of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, Monique […]

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Billboard project weaves Indigenous art into your daily commute – CBC

Mi’kmaw artist from Nova Scotia one of 50 Indigenous women participating coast-to-coast Jun 08, 2018 “I hope it doesn’t cause any accidents.” That’s what Mi’kmaw artist Teresa Marshall says as she gazes up at a roadside billboard displaying a Mohawk woman in a bright red T-shirt, posing playfully on the trunk of a vintage car. […]

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Billy Ray Belcourt wins $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 8, 2018  By Adina Bresge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Billy-Ray Belcourt sobbed as he accepted the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize on Thursday night, sharing his hopes that his writing can help bring about a world that Indigenous people would want to live in. The 23-year-old of the Driftpile Cree Nation in […]

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Debths by Susan Howe and This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt Win the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO – Thursday, June 7, 2018 – Debths by Susan Howe and This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt are the International and Canadian winners of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. The Griffin Poetry Prize was founded in 2000 to serve and encourage excellence in poetry. The prize is for first edition […]

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Metis Bev gives students a rich cultural experience – Fairview Post

June 7, 2018 Metis Bev has been performing in schools in the area this past week, giving students a cultural experience through story, song and dance. Wednesday, she spoke to Fairview High’s grade sevens at EE Oliver School and then to the EEO grade one class. She explains, through storytelling, how the Metis came to […]

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Inner Spirit Holdings is Honored to Support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Inner Spirit Holdings is Honored to Support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund – Inner Spirit will commemorate the legacy of The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie with a charitable commitment to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, and a Legacy Room in support of reconciliation – CALGARY, Alberta – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. […]

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National billboard art project showcasing Indigenous resilience – APTN News

June 7, 2018 A new art exhibition is hitting the road and showcasing works from 50 contemporary Indigenous women artists across Canada. But instead of housing the pieces in a gallery space, the artwork will be displayed on approximately 170 billboards from coast to coast this summer. Resilience features artwork from some of the country’s […]

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CAMH celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

CAMH celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day , CAMH is hosting a Mini Pow Wow to educate, entertain and unite CAMH and the greater community. “Getting Together in the Spirit of Reconciliation” will be held Tuesday, June 19 at CAMH’s Queen Street West campus. “When it comes to Reconciliation, we […]

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Grey whale buried at B.C. dump exhumed added to provincial museum’s collection – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS UCLUELET, B.C. _ They arrived at the dump ready to dig up a grey whale’s grave, carrying shovels, rakes, brushes and small garden tools, hoping the decomposition process had done the job of cleaning the bones and deodorizing the carcass after being buried for […]

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Griffin Poetry Prize to hand out Canadian, international awards at Toronto gala – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2018  TORONTO _ Literary luminaries will gather in Toronto tonight as two of the best wordsmiths from home and abroad receive the lucrative Griffin Poetry Prize. One Canadian and one international winner will each take home a $65,000 prize at the awards gala. Scholar Billy-Ray Belcourt of the Driftpile Cree Nation […]

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Huntsville to Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st – Muskoka411

June 6, 2018 The Town of Huntsville is proud to announce their annual celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day with a special event on the evening of June 21, 2018. “It is important for our community to recognize and respect indigenous people and lands,” said Mayor Scott Aitchison. “Events like this which educate and raise […]

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Honorary degree for B.C. elder’s efforts to keep her Indigenous language alive – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 6, 2018 ROSEDALE, B.C. _ She’s the last surviving fluent speaker of her Indigenous language, but Elizabeth Phillips says she’s more confident now than ever that her mother tongue will survive. The 79-year-old Sto:lo Nation elder is scheduled to receive an honorary degree Wednesday for her efforts to preserve the Halq’emeylem language […]

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PE Government: First-ever Mawi’omi Day brings students together

The word mawi’omi in Mi’kmaq means “gathering,” and that’s exactly what students will be doing on Mawi’omi Day June 21at the Abegweit First Nation. Mawi’omi Day is a pilot project that provides 65 students from Stonepark Intermediate, Mount Stewart Consolidated, and École François-Buote to gather with their peers at Abegweit First Nation to gain perspective, […]

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Cree language program in Hythe receives $10,000 – My Grande Prairie Now

Jun. 5th, 2018 It took almost a year but a connection between an educator and an oil and gas giant is paying off. Barb Belcourt works as a First Nations, Metis, Inuit Liason Officer with the Peace Wapiti School Division. She was able to share information about the Cree language program offered at Hythe Regional […]

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Event wants to build relationships, help with reconciliation – 660News

Jun 5, 2018 It’s an event that aims to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities towards reconciliation. Wild Rose United Church and Colouring It Forward are hosting the Making It Right Relations Art Festival. The United Church of Canada managed 13 residential schools years ago and today, Right Relations teams from various congregations are […]

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History made at architecture biennale with Indigenous-led exhibition – Construction Canada

June 5, 2018 Unceded: Voices of the Land is the first ever Indigenous-led entry to be presented by Canada at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts, it is presented by internationally renowned architect Douglas Cardinal and curators Gerald McMaster and David Fortin. “The Canada Council for the Arts is […]

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AP Exclusive: Tribe welcomes artifacts from British Museum – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 5, 2018  By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GRAND RONDE, Ore. _ Tribal artifacts that have been hidden away in the archives of the British Museum in London for nearly 120 years are being returned to a Native American tribe for an exhibit at its own museum _ a facility the tribe […]

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Royal Saskatchewan Museum Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

June 1, 2018 The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) is celebrating National Indigenous History Month throughout the month of June including a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the First Nations Gallery. Each week features a different theme including Film Week, Treaties Week, Tools and Technology Week and the Anniversary Celebration Week. “The Royal Saskatchewan Museum […]

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Indigenous language stakeholders to gather at 25th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium – University of Lethbridge

As Indigenous communities across North America face the challenge of keeping their traditional languages alive, an important conference is coming to the University of Lethbridge. The U of L’s Departments of Modern Languages and Indigenous Studies have teamed with the Peigan Board of Education/Piikani Nation to host the 25th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium (SILS 2018), […]

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National Indigenous Day at Trout Lake – CFNR

June 21st National Indigenous Day Journey 106.3 will be there! A day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. Join us at the celebration with the official BC National Indigenous Day event at Trout Lake with a community-based, full day of events set […]

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National Indigenous Cultural Expo asks city for $200K sponsorship – Country 105

June 4, 2018 The Edmonton Expo Centre will host the National Indigenous Cultural Expo at the end of September, however, the event being awarded to the city of Edmonton is both good and bad news, according to a city councillor. Scott McKeen says the expo is another sign of Edmonton’s growing reputation as a place […]

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Son’s braid cut at Calgary school: Indigenous mother hopes for teaching moment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 3, 2018  By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Shantel Tallow and her son Rafe Vadnais began a meaningful ritual last weekend when the 11-year-old asked if she would braid his hair each morning. Once the braid is complete, a prayer is said to set the tone for the rest of […]

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The AFNQL Highlights the National Indigenous History Month

WENDAKE, QC, June 1, 2018  – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) would like to highlight the National Indigenous History Month, which objective is to remind and celebrate the contribution of Indigenous peoples to Canada. “Our peoples have occupied and still occupy a fundamental place in the creation and development of this country. History […]

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Canadian Heritage launches engagement sessions on First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages

From: Canadian Heritage GATINEAU, June 1, 2018 Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, launched the intensive community-based engagement sessions that will be held across Canada this summer to support the co-development of First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages legislation. The intensive engagement sessions will build on the results of early engagement sessions […]

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Indigenous music, dance and stories passed onto students at reconciliation gathering in Peterborough – The Peterborough Examiner

Co-facilitator Linda Slavin says in order to connect with the Earth we must understand all issues, including Indigenous history Children sit in a circle watching both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children sing and dance around a group of drummers. It’s a way of sharing stories, culture and history to better educate students on the Indigenous people […]

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Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

Parks Canada announces plan to connect Canadians to heritage in the Québec region June 1, 2018      Québec, Quebec      Parks Canada Agency The management plan for Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site was tabled in Parliament today. Management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the management of Parks Canada places. National historic sites reflect […]

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