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Media advisory: Minister Monsef will make an important announcement regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, will make an important announcement regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The details are as follows: Date: February 7th, 2019 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Rotunda Neeginan Centre Inc. 181 Higgins Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice. All […]

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Women call for more female powwow emcees – CBC

Feb 06, 2019 Role traditionally held by men; some attendees complain about misogynistic comments Jeff Cappo had been a powwow announcer for 11 years when he came to a realization: Men dominated this role and some of the jokes he and fellow emcees were making were misogynistic. “I always listen to my female elders, the kokums. They’re the ones […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201938 Views

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Joseph Tisiga presents a cutting-edge navigation of identity and self through an exhibition at Whistler’s Audain Art Museum

Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was… opens to the public on February 16, 2019 and is presented by Polygon Homes Media Preview on February 15, 2019 at 3 p.m. WHISTLER, BC, Feb. 6, 2019  – Whistler’s Audain Art Museum today announced a new major exhibition featuring the contemporary work of Whitehorse-based Kaska Dena artist, Joseph Tisiga. Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was…, which runs from February […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201958 Views

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Grants helping local artists explore Indigenous identity – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Feb 5, 2019 Two local indigenous artists have received financial support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to explore and communicate elements of their identities through their art. John McDonald and Violet Naytowhow are both embarking on projects that will explore part of what it means to be an Indigenous person. Naytowhow is examining the traditions […]

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Mixed reception greets new federal bill aimed at protecting and promoting Indigenous languages – Globe and Mail

February 5, 2019 The Liberal government introduced legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting and promoting endangered Indigenous languages, saying in the bill that years of colonialist laws caused their erosion. The legislation would create an office of an Indigenous languages commissioner and responds to three calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. That […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201948 Views

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Makivik Says New Indigenous Language Legislation Far From Perfect But Will Continue to Seek Inuit Specific Legislation to Protect Inuktitut

February 6, 2019 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – The President of Makivik Corporation says Inuit in Nunavik will continue to push for standalone language legislation that protects Inuktitut, which is absent from the newly announced Indigenous Language Legislation. Watt says it falls short of protecting and enhancing the development of one of the first Aboriginal languages […]

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Heart of Our Nation – Cliff Cardinal

International Indigenous actor and musician Cliff Cardinal begins his spirited interview by discussing his new music with his band The Skylarks, as well as some solo work. Cardinal then moves on to discuss other aspects of his life and career. Cliff expands on some of his inspiration and expression of ideals before including information of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2019154 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Tabling of Federal Legislation to Revitalize Indigenous Languages, Says the Bill Deserves Support from All Canadians and Parliamentarians

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Tabling of Federal Legislation to Revitalize Indigenous Languages, Says the Bill Deserves Support from All Canadians and Parliamentarians February 5, 2019 Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomed the tabling in Parliament of the federal Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2019157 Views

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Métis Nation Supports Indigenous Languages Act

February 5, 2019 February 5, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – The Métis Nation welcomes the legislation introduced today in the House of Commons and the effect it will have on the protection and promotion of the Michif language, the national language of the Métis people and Nation. “The bill marks a giant first step in Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201935 Views

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Finding the voice of an ancestor – Winnipeg Free Press

Feb 05, 2019 Kevin Brownlee’s new book has been 4,000 years in the making. The work of historical fiction — titled Dibaajimindww Geteyaag: Ogiiyose, Noojigiigoo’iwe gaye Dibinawaag Nibiing Onji or, translated in English, Stories of the Old Ones: Hunter and Fisher from Sheltered Water — explores the life of a 25-year-old man who was buried […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201939 Views

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McAvity appointed CMA Director Emeritus

TORONTO – Beloved for their lush landscapes and sea vistas, the masterpieces of Impressionism are some of the world’s most recognizable artworks. The distinctive styles of Monet, Degas, Pissarro and others are seen on the walls of the most monumental museums, but are also present in our daily lives through countless reproductions on posters, notecards and calendars. An […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201941 Views

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Arts Club Theatre Company Redpatch – CTV News

February 5, 2019 Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre artsclub.com THE STORY OF AN INDIGENOUS SOLDIER Between 1914 and 1918, over four thousand Indigenous men volunteered to fight and die for Canada in WW1. Redpatch tells a part of this story through the eyes of a soldier from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation of Vancouver Island. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201938 Views

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NL Government: Provincial Art Bank Adds 31 New Selections

February 6, 2019 The following is being distributed at the request of The Rooms Corporation: Provincial Art Bank Adds 31 New Selections The Rooms is pleased to announce the Provincial Art Bank Jury has selected 31 new works as part of the Provincial Art Bank collection. The selection represents artists from all over the province […]

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WAG Calls for Floral Interpreters for Art in Bloom 2019

The biennial event returns April 11-14 Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 31, 2019: Today, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) launches an open call for floral interpreters to be featured at Art in Bloom 2019. This community-organized event blossoms once every two years, inviting professional and amateur floral designers to use flowers to interpret artworks from the WAG […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201938 Views

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ITK: Inuit Express Disappointment With National Indigenous Languages Bill

February 5, 2019, Ottawa, ON – The national indigenous languages bill that was introduced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage in the House of Commons today is a symbolic gesture that does not address Inuit rights to speak our language, nor does it include provisions that are necessary to support its revitalization, maintenance, and promotion. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201943 Views

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City of Ottawa to host series, looking for public input on new central library branch – OttawaMatters.com

Residents can attend design workshops, pop-up events, expert lectures, and participate in online activities regarding the project. The City of Ottawa is inviting the public to inspire the design of the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility. The national engagement process for the architectural design of the facility has been […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201956 Views

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Government of Canada introduces historic legislation on Indigenous languages

From: Canadian Heritage News release OTTAWA, February 5, 2019 Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, introduced Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, to reclaim, revitalize, strengthen and maintain Indigenous languages in Canada. The bill has been developed to support the meaningful implementation of Calls to Action 13, 14 and 15 […]

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Nunavut publisher prints in English and Inuktitut – APTN News

February 5, 2019 It was a full house for a meet-the-author event in Iqaluit over the weekend. Inhabit Media is the only independent publisher in the Arctic. Almost all of its titles are published in English and Inuktitut, and the company has more than 130 titles in its catalogue. APTN reporter Kent Driscoll has more […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201937 Views

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Interactive USask art project addresses decolonization and Indigenization

Feb 4, 2019 During Indigenous Achievement Week at USask, which runs from Feb. 4 – 8, renowned Plains Cree artist Ruth Cuthand (BFA’83, MFA’92) and Woodlands Cree artist Vanessa Hyggen (BA’17) will work on a project called mîkisak ikwa asiniyak ǀ Beads and Stone ǀ Lii rasaad aykwa lii rosh (written in Cree, English and Michif). Using beadwork […]

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Indigenous Burlesque Troupe Performs on Surrey Campus – The Runner

February 05, 2019 The Indigenous burlesque collective known as Virago Nation performed in the first of a series of events entitled “Medicine In Our Very Bones: Gender, Sexuality and Embodied Resistance in Indigenous Burlesque” on Jan. 24. The event was held in order to educate and highlight the importance of Indigenous identity and sexuality, which is […]

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Sault College Hosts Annual Pow Wow – An Exciting Weekend Of Culture And Expression

January 31, 2019 “Love and Unity” will fill the air on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 at Sault College’s annual Pow Wow taking place in the College’s Health and Wellness Centre! Sault College is proud to continue the tradition of hosting the Pow Wow on campus and, for the fifth year, partner with the […]

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The unmarked graves of the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital – The Post Millennial

February 4, 2019 This story contains work from Lucas Holtvluwer who interviewed the author’s grandmother, Nora Zuvic-Beauregard, a former Camsell patient. In 1946, the Charles Camsell Indian hospital was opened in Edmonton as part of the twenty-nine “Indian hospitals” that were established and operated by the Canadian government between 1945 to 1981, exclusively for Indigenous peoples. The Canadian government segregated Indigenous […]

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Canadian Canoe Museum hires director to develop relations, collaborate with Indigenous communities – Globalnews.ca

February 05, 2019 In an effort to build and continue to foster its relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, the Canadian Canoe Museum has hired a new director to lead its community work with Indigenous Peoples. Robin Binèsi Cavanagh has been named the museum’s first director of Indigenous Peoples’ Collaborative Relations and has already begun his […]

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Public service announcement – Inspire the design for the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility

Feb 04, 2019 OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2019  – The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada are inviting the public to inspire the design of the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility. The national engagement process for the architectural design of the facility has been labeled the […]

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From ‘Invisible indian’ to national award winner – Belleville Intelligencer

February 04, 2019 A Belleville artist has won a national award for a poem she wrote about Indigenous identity. Shelby Lisk, 26, received the award Jan. 28 from Governor General Julie Payette at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall. Lisk’s poem, “Invisible indian,” placed first in the senior writing category of Historica Canada’s 2018 Indigenous Arts and Stories […]

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Inuit leaders want “substantive” national Indigenous languages law – Nunatsiaq News

February 04, 2019 Trudeau government’s promised Indigenous Languages Act still not tabled As the International Year of Indigenous Languages received recognition at the United Nations this past Feb. 1, Canadian Inuit leaders called on the federal government to create a national Indigenous languages law that is “substantive” and not merely symbolic. “There is so much positive work […]

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Media advisory: Minister Rodriguez to Make an Important Announcement About Indigenous Languages

OTTAWA – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, will make an important announcement about Indigenous languages on Tuesday. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. The details are as follows: Date: Tuesday February 5 Time: 12:15 p.m. Place: National Arts Centre Rossy Pavilion 1 Elgin […]

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New licensed child care spaces are coming to North Vancouver

Feb. 4, 2019 NORTH VANCOUVER – Local families in North Vancouver will soon have access to 172 new licensed child care spaces at two new child care centres, thanks in part to a $431,950 investment from the Province’s Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. “North Shore families have been burdened for far too long by the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201938 Views

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Honouring Our Future Leaders.’ theme of the 29th annual pow wow at Canadore College – BayToday

‘A lot of our people are telling us, especially the elders, that we need to hold on to our culture, hold on to our traditions, because if we don’t, who will?’ Student ambassador, Shawnesia Ottawa Troy White, a member of the Flat Bay Band in Newfoundland, now living in Oshawa, drove to North Bay to attend […]

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A day of art therapy from Cree artist Michael Lonechild – Estevan Mercury

February 3, 2019 The rustle of brushes and a calm deep voice telling stories about the relationships with colour, light, paint, tools and canvas were heard in the room. One of the Saskatchewan’s most accomplished and respected Cree artists Michael Lonechild held a painting clinic at Estevan Art Concepts Custom Framing. For this piece, Lonechild […]

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Indigenous languages art installation unveiled at U of T’s Faculty of Law

February 01, 2019 Five long, horizontal wood plaques with crisp black lettering are now displayed one above the other on a  wall in the Jackman Law Building at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. They are part of a language art project produced by U of T’s Indigenous Law Students’ Association, together with alumna Amanda […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201951 Views

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Provinces funds free activities in celebration of B.C. families

February 01, 2019 VICTORIA – Recreation facilities, art galleries, museums and Indigenous organizations are hosting free events this Family Day long weekend, including ice skating, swimming and other activities, thanks to support from the Province. “B.C. Family Day is a chance to take a break and spend time making memories with your family,” said Lisa […]

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Photos: Indigenous cultures take centre stage as Winterlude 2019 kicks off – CBC

Feb 03, 2019 Festival adds Indigenous cultures showcase, LGBTQ events to 2019 schedule An expanded Winterlude kicked off this weekend in the National Capital Region, with thousands taking in both old and new events — including performances showcasing Indigenous cultures. Sunday’s powwow at the Canadian Museum of History was one of a number of additions […]

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Government of Canada Launches Commemoration Fund for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

New Commemoration Fund to support Indigenous families and communities to honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and LGBTQ2S individuals. February 2, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Department for Women and Gender Equality No relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with Indigenous peoples. We cannot […]

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Inuit leaders gather in New York for launch of UN’s year of Indigenous languages – CBC

‘We want to see Inuktut recognized as a founding language of our nation,’ says president of Nunavut Tunngavik Feb 04, 2019 Inuit leaders from across Canada’s territories gathered Friday in New York City for the launch of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. “We want to see Inuktut recognized as a founding language of […]

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Addresses UN General Assembly at Launch Event for the International Year of Indigenous Languages and Calls for Support for Upcoming Indigenous Languages Legislation in Canada

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Addresses UN General Assembly at Launch Event for the International Year of Indigenous Languages and Calls for Support for Upcoming Indigenous Languages Legislation in Canada February 1, 2019 (National Chief’s remarks) (New York City, NY) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today addressed the United Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2019137 Views

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Inuit Leaders push for strong measures that support the revitalization, maintenance and protection of Inuktut as part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages launched at the United Nations General Assembly

Press Release February 1, 2019, Ottawa, ON and New York, NY– Inuit leadership from the four Inuit regions in Canada: Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated President, Aluki Kotierk of Nunavut, Makivik Corporation President Charlie Watt of Nunavik, Nunatsiavut Government President Johannes Lampe of Nunatsiavut, and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Chair and CEO, Duane Smith of theInuvialuit Settlement Region, […]

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Minister Rodriguez and Canadian Indigenous Leaders Take Part in the Launch of the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages

GATINEAU, February 1, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today took part in the United Nations General Assembly launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages in New York. He was joined by Indigenous leaders including National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations; President Clément Chartier, Métis National Council; President […]

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AFN National Chief Attending United Nations General Assembly Launch Event of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

January 31, 2019 (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Launch Event of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages at the UN New York Headquarters on February 1, 2019. National Chief Bellegarde will deliver a strong statement on the need for action […]

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Thompson Rivers U: Training the next generation of First Nations language teachers

January 31, 2019 Language not only helps us communicate and connect with one another, it is also a lifeline to our past, present and future. It is a link to our ways of being, our beliefs, customs, norms and so much more. June Kelly, the co-ordinator of TRU’s First Nations language program, recently stopped by […]

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Artist incorporates Indian Act into jingle dress regalia – CBC

Feb 01, 2019 Regalia part of Aboriginal Visual Arts Exhibition in Fredericton A Wolastoqew artist has made a jingle dress adorned with shreds of the Indian Act to honour the women from her community who fought to preserve their culture. The regalia is titled Ahtolimiye (she keeps praying.) “I have the freedom to practise my […]

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Mi’kmaw advocate, leader and elder Calvin White to receive Order of Canada – CBC

Feb 01, 2019 One of the leaders in the fight to create the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation is receiving one of the country’s highest honours Friday, as elder Calvin White of Flat Bay is appointed to the Order of Canada. White has spent 50 years advocating for Indigenous recognition and rights in Newfoundland and Labrador, along the […]

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Canadore hosting its 29th annual pow-wow this weekend – BayToday

The cultural gathering will include drumming, dancing, Indigenous arts and crafts, and a traditional feast at the Indigenous gathering space within The event will include opportunities for the community to learn about the importance of celebrating culture and honouring future leaders says a college news release. “It is unusual for a college to be able […]

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BC Government: Ministry broadens hiring credentials for new frontline workers

January 31, 2019 VICTORIA – To better respond to the evolving needs of vulnerable children and families, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has expanded the educational and experiential requirements for new frontline workers, in line with recommendations from Grand Chief Ed John’s report on Indigenous child welfare. Preference will continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201941 Views

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Alberta’s 1st Artist in Residence revealed

Jan 31, 2019 Edmonton’s Lauren Crazybull has been named the province’s and Canada’s first Artist in Residence. Crazybull is a Blackfoot Dene painter, illustrator and documentarian. Recently, her focus has been working with youth through art. Crazybull’s work is informed by several years of justice- and Indigenous-related advocacy. “Congratulations to Lauren on being selected as […]

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Winterlude Opening Weekend Highlights

OTTAWA, February 1, 2019 Gary Anandasangaree, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, officially opened the 32nd edition of the Crystal Garden International Ice Carving Competition this morning, on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Presented by Tim Hortons in collaboration with the Canadian Ice Carvers’ Society, the event is being […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201953 Views

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Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery hosts Indigenous exhibit – yorkregion.com

Our exhibition features more than 50 paintings, drawings and prints by 14 artists from Turtle Island, writes Ewa Chwojko-Srawley According to Indigenous oral history, Sky Woman fell down to the earth when it was covered with water. She landed on the back of a big turtle, but she needed land to survive. Several animals tried […]

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Winterfest could be the most colourful, vibrant the city has ever seen – BarrieToday

This year’s celebration in the city will include plenty of programming around Indigenous culture This weekend’s Winterfest along Barrie’s waterfront will be full snowy fun and local learning for all who attend. The annual seasonal celebration takes place Saturday and Sunday with a wide variety of events for all ages. Events that will be taking […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201932 Views

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Minister Rodriguez Announces Appointments to the Board of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

GATINEAU, January 31, 2019 Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced the appointments of Michèle Rivet as Vice-Chairperson and of Julie Jai as trustee to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This appointment was made under the Government of Canada’s new approach to Governor in Council […]

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National Arts Centre Celebrates its 50th Anniversary throughout 2019

January 30, 2019 Programming includes an Open House on June 2, the BIG BANG festival, the NAC Orchestra’s European Tour and the launch of NAC Indigenous Theatre OTTAWA, January 30, 2019 — The National Arts Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 with an array of special programming and activities that includes a public […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201949 Views

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