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Media Advisory – Minister Rodriguez to Visit Abitibi-Témiscamingue

ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE, Quebec – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, will visit Rouyn-Noranda and Témiscamingue First Nation on Thursday, August 29, and then Amos and Val-d’Or on Friday, August 30 to announce new investments; meet with stakeholders from the arts, culture and heritage sectors; and take part in the opening of the Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Please […]

by pnationtalk on August 28, 201941 Views

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Giving Indigenous arts a voice – Anishinabek News

TORONTO— Denise Bolduc, an Anishinaabekwe from the Lake Superior territory and member of Batchewana First Nation, is a trail-blazing arts administrator, and producer operating from her home base in Toronto. An accomplished arts leader and cultural curator, Bolduc is recognized for her significant contributions and involvement within a number of diverse creative initiatives. She also […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201925 Views

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Indigenous language, culture programs in Quebec receive $8.7 million boost from Canada – APTN News

August 27, 2019 Over the next two years, Quebec-based Indigenous language and culture programs will receive a $8.7 million boost from the Canadian government, Pablo Rodriguez, minister of Canadian heritage and multiculturalism, announced Monday. “Indigenous languages are an integral part of our country’s identity and play an important role in sharing culture,” Rodriguez said in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201920 Views

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Gardens of Light 2019 – Spotlight on Espace pour la Vie’s Cultural Gardens

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2019  – The Chinese Garden, the First Nations Garden and the Japanese Garden will shine with a thousand lights as part of the annual Gardens of Light event at the Jardin botanique de Montréal, September 6 to October 31, 2019. Espace pour la vie invites everyone to discover the cultural riches of the three […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201949 Views

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New Trilingual Signs at Laurentian Reflect the First Language of this Territory

Aug. 26, 2019 — Aanii. Anishinaabemowin speakers have given Laurentian University a new look over the summer, translating the new trilingual signs throughout campus. Starting this semester, all members of our community will be greeted by signs in English, French, and Anishinaabemowin, the language of the land upon which Laurentian is situated. We wish to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201932 Views

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Three Fires Powwow drumbeat for all nations – Grand River Sachem

Three Fires 33rd annual Powwow weaves together past and present with hope for the future There was a rhythmic order to turning onto the park grounds. It was here, as one turned right, the other left, that you heard the drumbeat. Multi-passenger golf carts taxi service shuttled people from their vehicles to Mississaugas of the […]

by pnationtalk on August 27, 201944 Views

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Media advisory: Member of Parliament Kent Hehr to Announce Funding for Indigenous Languages in Southern Alberta

From: Canadian Heritage CALGARY – The Honourable Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), will announce investments in support of Indigenous languages in Calgary and the surrounding area on Wednesday. Mr. Hehr will make this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Please note that the following details […]

by aanationtalk on August 27, 201966 Views

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A sense of pride’: Mi’kmaw language lessons at work – CBC

Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources in Cape Breton has made language training mandatory for staff August 27, 2019 The Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources in Eskasoni, N.S., has been the go-to place when it comes to environmental issues in the Mi’kmaw community for over 20 years. While the goal has been to protect and preserve natural resources […]

by pnationtalk on August 27, 201940 Views

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Revitalizing an Indigenous Language with Youth-Oriented Multimedia Programming

KEEWAYWIN FIRST NATION, Ontario, August 27, 2019 The Honourable Robert Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora), today announced $187,896 in funding for a digital documentary series from Keewaywin First Nation. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Keewaywin First Nation will partner with professional filmmakers to […]

by pnationtalk on August 27, 201936 Views

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Move the earth, move your mind at the Bonavista Biennale – CBC

Bonavista Biennale is back for 2nd summer with a focus on movement of all kinds August 27, 2019 It’s the seemingly magic rocking of a glow-in-the-dark light through an old Elliston root cellar, or the floating of a would-be boulder through the sky. This year’s edition of the Bonavista Biennale is all about movement, as […]

by pnationtalk on August 27, 201940 Views

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Pride flag-raising: Statement from Minister Aheer

Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, issued the following statement about raising the Pride flag at McDougall Centre: “As Calgary kicks off Pride celebrations, we raise the Pride flag as a symbol of our government’s commitment to building a province where everyone can succeed. “When we come together to share […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201943 Views

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P.E.I. Lennox Island First Nation’s 19th annual powwow steps into a proud history – The Journal Pioneer

LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. — Dancers dressed in full regalia were welcomed into the circle with the thundering sound of drums intertwined with the voices of singers. There was a grand entry, welcoming First Nation leaders, P.E.I. government dignitaries, veterans, police, and registered dancers into the circle. In a clockwise motion, the group slowly stepped to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201965 Views

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The Government of Canada Invests More than $4 Million in Arts and Culture in Alberta

From: Canadian Heritage News release EDMONTON, August 25, 2019 Arts, culture and heritage organizations across Alberta will continue to prosper and offer arts programming, festivals and celebrations year round, in modernized and well-equipped facilities, thanks to ongoing, dedicated support from the Government of Canada. Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre), today announced funding totalling […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201935 Views

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New centre on Charlottetown waterfront to provide Indigenous community services, cultural programming – The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Mi’kmaq people on P.E.I. will soon have a dedicated centre where they can gather, celebrate and access vital community supports. Charlottetown MP Sean Casey, Premier Dennis King, Chief Junior Gould of the Abegweit First Nation and Chief Darlene Bernard of the Lennox First Nation announced $4.2 million in funding for the construction […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201962 Views

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Supporting Indigenous Languages and Cultures in Quebec

QUÉBEC CITY, August 26, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing more than $8.7 million over two years in Indigenous languages and cultures in Quebec. This funding, provided through the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program and the Museums Assistance Program, will support 48 community-based projects that include the […]

by pnationtalk on August 26, 201948 Views

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Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day first for Alberta

“Today, our government becomes the first Alberta government to commemorate the signing of Treaty No. 6. “On Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day, we honour the Treaty No. 6 First Nations in Alberta by raising their flag. “The people of the Treaty No. 6 First Nations have lived on this land for generations. They are an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2019102 Views

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Contemporary Indigenous arts festival launches in Victoria – CBC

‘We have incredible indigenous artists in this province,’ says arts manager Aug 23, 2019 Indigifest, a festival that celebrates contemporary Indigenous artists, launches Friday in Victoria. The festival is a free, one-day event at the Esquimalt Gorge Park, which will include musical performers, workshops and interactive activities. Sarah Pocklington, a musician and arts manager of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201941 Views

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UFCW Canada and Ambearrister visit Kapapamahchakwew – Wandering Spirit School

Toronto – August 22, 2019 – UFCW Canada recently hosted a Reconciliation Ambearrister at a special event at the Kapapamahchakwew – Wandering Spirit School in Toronto. During the event, union members, children, and school representatives learned about the many ways that we can promote the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Attendees also took in a story, […]

by aanationtalk on August 23, 201949 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Seven National Historic Designations

August 23, 2019          Ottawa, Ontario      Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national historic people, places, and events reflect the rich and varied heritage of our country and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about our diverse history. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks […]

by pnationtalk on August 23, 201949 Views

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Fall cultural calendar at the McCord Museum: Three new exhibitions and some twenty cultural events you won’t want to miss

Montreal, August 22, 2019 – The McCord Museum’s fall cultural calendar is bubbling with activity! In September, in conjunction with the Museum, MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image will present the exhibition The Archivist, by Celia Perrin Sidarous, a young multiple-award-winning Montreal artist. In October, the Museum will open the exhibition Jean-Claude Poitras: Fashion and Inspiration, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201994 Views

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Birks and Telefilm Canada Announce This Year’s Recipients of the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film

Montréal/Toronto, August 22, 2019 – Birks , the official jewelry sponsor of the Toronto International Film Festival, and Telefilm Canada today announced the honourees for the annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film. The Tribute, taking place on Wednesday, September 4 at a luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel, celebrates Canada’s diverse […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2019104 Views

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MNBC Annual General Meeting 2019 Official Notice

Welcome to the official site for the 2019 MNBC Annual General Meeting! The Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), in accordance with the MNBC Constitution, HEREBY gives notice of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year the AGM will take place at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, located at 808 Canada Games Way, […]

by aanationtalk on August 23, 201963 Views

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Attend Doors Open Waterloo Region, Sat., Sept 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Explore Waterloo Region in a whole new way. Attend Doors Open Waterloo Region, Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tour noteworthy buildings, explore interesting places and local heritage sites. This free event features tours of unique areas across Waterloo Region, many of which are not regularly open. Some of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201948 Views

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AGO to install major new sculpture by Brian Jungen at corner of Dundas and McCaul Streets

TORONTO – The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has commissioned artist Brian Jungen to create a large scale work of public art for the south-west corner of Dundas and McCaul Streets in Toronto. Scheduled to be unveiled in the fall of 2020, it will be the first public artwork commissioned by the AGO in its […]

by aanationtalk on August 23, 2019133 Views

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Aboriginal arts organization forced to cancel conference plans due to Ontario funding cuts – Globalnews.ca

After the Ontario government eliminated the Indigenous Culture Fund earlier in 2019, some Indigenous organizations have been left without funding. The Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada (AACC) previously received $25,000 from the Indigenous Culture Fund through the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). The funding was administered on behalf of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201976 Views

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Musical Festival to feature Indigenous performers for first time – paNOW

For the first time ever the Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival at the Prince Albert National Park will feature a variety of Indigenous talent to go along with some other top bands. Organizers decided it was time to broaden the talent on offer at four different locations this Friday through Sunday. “The Prince Albert National Park […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201939 Views

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North Cowichan\DuncanRCMP – First Nations Pow Wow Success

From August 9-11, 2019, Cowichan Tribes Pow Wow Committee hosted the annual Quw’utsum Intertribal Pow Wow at the Si’em Lelum soccer field in Duncan. This three day outdoor event features First Nations music and dancers from across Vancouver Island and beyond. Each year a theme for the Pow Wow is picked that the Cowichan Tribes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201923 Views

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A new series featuring some of Canada’s most fascinating personalities – Canadian Museum of History

Gatineau, Quebec — The Canadian Museum of History invites you to a new series of inspiring talks and performances featuring some of Canada’s most fascinating personalities. Designed for open dialogue, the series An evening with . . . welcomes a broad range of experts and personalities in fields such as history, politics, media and arts […]

by aanationtalk on August 21, 201927 Views

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New Mawiomi Centre to provide Mi’kmaq and broader Indigenous community services and cultural programming in Charlottetown

From: Infrastructure Canada Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, August 21, 2019—Investing in social infrastructure where people can come together and share ideas and resources helps build dynamic, inclusive communities where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Today, Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201955 Views

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‘What our ancestors meant:’ Canada, First Nations create new park reserve – The Globe and Mail

A deal on a vast new national park reserve in the North is being called a model for future relationships between First Nations and Canada. “This is what our ancestors meant when they entered into treaty with Canada,” said Steve Nitah, who represented Indigenous groups in talks that led to the Thaidene Nene National Park […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201930 Views

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Dr. Ella Henry, a Maori woman from New Zealand

Dr. Ella Henry, Maori woman, New Zealand working on an Indigenous collaboration for enterprise and the role of Indigenous networks project. The project explores Indigenous economies, the capability of Indigenous entrepreneurs and enterprise. This is to be achieved by studying Indigenous networks, through a set of case studies involving business, and other types of networks, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2019608 Views

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Museums Across Quebec Receive Federal Financial Support

MONTRÉAL, August 21, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today highlighted total funding of $1,247,726 for 33 museum projects across Quebec. This funding for the 2019–2020 fiscal year will support new projects as well as others already in progress. The financial support has been granted under three components of Canadian […]

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201944 Views

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Sâkêwêwak – Call for Entries!

Call for submissions! Sâkêwêwak is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit, arts organisation dedicated to the promotion, development and exhibition of Indigenous arts and artists. We are currently accepting proposals for our 2019 to 2021 programming cycle: Annual Storytellers Festival: Join us in presenting our annual multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts & storytelling schedule presented in various communities throughout the month of […]

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201944 Views

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First Nations Languages Conference Registration is now open

The First Nations Education Steering Committee is holding our First Nations Languages Conference on October 7 & 8, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel.  It is a conference that happens every two years and it is a major networking and professional development opportunity for all of those involved in the vital […]

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201968 Views

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Federal support announced for Indigenous festival – StCatharinesStandard.ca

Celebration of Nations artistic director Michele-Elise Burnett hopes to propel the annual festival forward in years to come, thanks to new federal funding. “This is funding is definitely going to help propel us forward in bringing in incredible, extraordinary artists,” she said. Federal Minister of Tourism Melanie Joly was at the First Ontario Performing Arts […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201925 Views

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Heritage Institutions Across British Columbia Receive Support from the Government of Canada

From: Canadian Heritage August 20, 2019 From Rossland to Victoria, Revelstoke to Kitimat, and all points in between, British Columbia’s museums and heritage institutions are thriving, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced investments totalling $905,752 for 19 organizations across the province. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201942 Views

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Bead by bead: Native Studies grad finds connection and business opportunities in her passion for beading – UAlberta

August 19, 2019 How education and land-based learning inspired Jessica Sanderson-Barry’s unique designs Jessica Sanderson-Barry always loved beading, and hoped to turn that passion into a business opportunity, but found she never had much success making a living off her work. “I was beading flat back pieces, and I found that it was really hard […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201958 Views

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BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Announces New Board of Directors

(VICTORIA, BC) – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) elected three new board members with eight remaining on the board at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Williams Lake on July 6, 2019. The BCAAFC welcomes three new board members to the board: Carol Camille, Lillooet Friendship Centre Society Tami Omeasoo, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre […]

by aanationtalk on August 20, 201955 Views

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Royal BC Museum releases province’s first Indigenous Repatriation Handbook – The Martlet

August 19, 2019 Handbook looks to guide museums out of a dark history of colonizing practices The Royal BC Museum has items from Indigenous peoples across the province in its collection — but not all of these items were collected with the permission of those Indigenous peoples. Now, the museum is on a path to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201932 Views

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Workshops on public art and landscape for the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility

August 19, 2019 Announcements and Events On August 21 and 22, hundreds of participants are expected to take part in design workshops on Public Art and Landscape, with an emphasis on sustainability, for the new Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) joint facility. At this workshop, participants will meet the artists […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201955 Views

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Nipissing First Nation artist takes to the stage for arts sake – Anishinabek News

NIPISSING FIRST NATION— A colourful new mural has been painted by Nipissing First Nation’s Dan Commanda to adorn the walls of Nbisiing Secondary School. Commanda, a multidisciplinary artist, is known for a variety of traditional and contemporary art forms. He is also a cultural mentor to many. He is one of the five finalists in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201926 Views

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Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Welcomes Long Overdue Passing of Bill S-3 as Positive Step toward Constructive Reconciliation

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Welcomes Long Overdue Passing of Bill S-3 as Positive Step toward Constructive Reconciliation The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) considers the long overdue passage of Bill S-3 as a positive step toward constructive reconciliation. Following generations of gender bias and inequality, the Liberal government has passed Bill S-3. First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on August 20, 2019202 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Joly to Announce Funding to Enhance Indigenous Arts Festival in Niagara

From: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Media advisory August 19, 2019 — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will announce funding to strengthen a local Indigenous tourism experience, to celebrate unique culture, history and creative arts, while creating new economic opportunities. Date: Tuesday, August 20, […]

by aanationtalk on August 19, 201942 Views

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City-funded Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency celebrates Coast Salish weaving practices with launch on August 25

The Public Art Boost grant was created to leverage community partners to enable significant new public art projects, attract diverse audiences from across the city and from other municipalities, and facilitate innovative projects unique to Vancouver. Branislav Henselmann, Managing Director of Cultural Services August 15 2019 – Built in 1927 as a floating house in Coal […]

by pnationtalk on August 19, 201950 Views

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Powwow grounds named in honour of Butch Elliott during 35th annual event – Owen Sound Sun Times

August 18, 2019 The powwow grounds at Cape Croker Park have been renamed in honour of Arthur “Butch” Elliott, remembered as a defender of First Nations’ rights who reintroduced drumming to his community. With family members and friends of Elliott in attendance, a renaming ceremony took place Saturday during the 35th annual Neyaashiinigmiing Traditional Powwow. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201943 Views

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Power, Protest and Pictographs – TheTyee.ca

A conversation with Marianne Nicolson about the power of art in asserting Indigenous rights. Artist Marianne Nicolson has had a big year. The exhibition Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always, co-created with Althea Thauberger, opened at UBC’s Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery in January. In May, Nicolson was presented with the Emily Award, acknowledging her outstanding […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201943 Views

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Métis Nation Leadership Continues Commitment to Métis World War ll Veterans

August 17, 2019, Britt, Ontario – Today, Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President and the Métis Nation’s Minister Responsible for Veterans, David Chartrand continued to fulfill his promise to properly acknowledge the service and sacrifice of Métis Veterans who served in World War ll. President Chartrand honoured 106-year-old Alex Boucher who now lives in Britt Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201941 Views

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Glenbow Ranch Park hosting huge Indigenous Celebration, Aug. 23 – CochraneNow.com

19 August 2019 Indigenous celebrations have taken place at the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park in the past but none will measure up to the activities planned for Friday, Aug. 23. Drumming, singing, dancing hourly and interpretive walks are all part of the celebration of the rich heritage of our Indigenous People that runs from 12 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201941 Views

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Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of Mazinaw Pictographs

From: Parks Canada Southern Ontario’s only major pictograph site August 16, 2019 Pikwàkanagàn, Ontario Parks Canada Agency Over the years, Indigenous artists left their mark on a rock cliff at Mazinaw Lake using red ochre to create figures of animals, humans, and geometric symbols. Today, Dr. Richard Alway commemorated the national historic significance of Mazinaw […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201926 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports a Commemorative Project to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Williams Lake Stampede

From: Canadian Heritage WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia, August 16, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing $95,000 to the Williams Lake Indian Band to support the creation of a commemorative stampede display. The Williams Lake Indian Band, or T’exelc First Nation, is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201984 Views

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