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Canada implements measures to address Canada – United-States border-crossing issues for First Nations

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada December 12, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Border-crossing issues represent a longstanding set of concerns for First Nations, dating back to the creation of the Canada-United States (US) border in the late 18th century. Acting on recent reports from a Minister’s Special Representative and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2018101 Views

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Tsuut’ina First Nation students spread holiday cheer with feast for elders – CBC

Annual tradition is about more than just good eats Dec 12, 2018 As elders watch from beautifully decorated tables, students sing Christmas carols in their native tongue on stage at the 20th annual Elders Christmas Feast at Tsuut’ina High School. The celebration saw school staff and students serve the seniors a full turkey dinner, complete […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201847 Views

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City of Iqaluit: Santa Claus Parade Float Winners

DECEMBER 10, 2018 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City would like to congratulate the winners of the annual Santa Claus Parade Float Contest. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the parade, as well as all the residents everyone who came out to watch. The winners are: Best overall float: Jeremy Debicki for the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201836 Views

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BC Government: Apply for community arts festival and youth engagement grants

Dec. 12, 2018 VICTORIA – The BC Arts Council is accepting applications for two of its project-assistance funding programs: Community Arts Festivals and the Youth Engagement Program. The BC Arts Council’s Youth Engagement Program provides grants to eligible arts and cultural organizations in order to engage young British Columbians in the arts. Funding is intended […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201856 Views

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Reconciliation, Place-Making, and Identity: RAIC releases report on International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium

OTTAWA,  Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce that the Highlights Report of the first RAIC International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium is now available for download. The richly illustrated 56-page report summarizes the presentations of more than 20 Indigenous architects, designers, and other professionals as well as students and interns from across […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201846 Views

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Indigenous youth in Quebec child protection told not to speak their own languages, sources say – CBC

‘How can we still be doing this?’ asks Nakuset, executive director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal Dec 12, 2018 At least three Quebec group homes or rehabilitation centres for youth stand accused of discouraging Indigenous children from speaking their languages and, in some cases, punishing them for doing it, according to sources and public testimony […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201835 Views

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Heart of Our Nation – Stevie Salas

Stevie Salas, a proud Apache, has played guitar with artists such as George Clinton Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, and Sass Jordan. He discusses his role as executive producer of the award-winning documentary film “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” [Rezolution Films, 2017] He describes the film, shortened in title to ‘Rumble’ as he talks, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2018240 Views

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Minister Rodriguez Announces Reappointment of Chair of the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees

From: Canadian Heritage News release Appointment – Our Heritage, Our Culture GATINEAU, December 11, 2018 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today the reappointment of Adrian Burns as Chair of the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. She will begin a new […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201843 Views

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Holiday campaigns ‘fill the gap’ when people need food in remote, northern communities – CBC

CBC’s Sounds of the Season will help deliver food up north on Friday, December 14 Dec 11, 2018 CBC Thunder Bay’s annual Sounds of the Season event is quickly approaching and for the past three years we’ve partnered with the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA), the Thunder Bay International Airport as well as a handful […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201844 Views

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Deep in the valley, a stunning vista of Wolastoqey art – CBC

More than colours and animals, these cabins for Camp Wolastoq are a teaching tool, artist says Dec 11, 2018 Tucked away in the hills south of Perth-Andover, in the countryside and among the evergreens, a surprise smattering of colourful cabins looks surreal and almost out of place. Four years ago, the cabins were remnants of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201841 Views

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Congratulations! ArtBridges Fourth Annual Recognition Awards

The awards showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts in Canada in three categories: Innovation!, Resiliency! and Creativity! The award process: In mid-2018 we did a call for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges Member initiatives to participate in award nominations. All of the entrees were compelling and demonstrated amazing work. The awards jury was […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201845 Views

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Government of Canada announces new way forward on aquaculture management and the protection of wild salmon

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, ON — Global demand for fish and seafood as a high-protein food source has increased significantly in the last decades. This demand is projected to further increase as the world’s population continues to grow. Combined with unprecedented pressures on many global fish stocks in our oceans, it is clear the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2018113 Views

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Art museum brings Emily Carr, Bill Reid to the slopes in Whistler, BC – National Post

First Nations masks are displayed behind glass as a man walks past “The Dance Screen (The Scream Too)” – a red cedar panel by Haida master carver James Hart, at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, B.C., on Sunday December 2, 2018. Nestled into a crop of towering trees in one of Canada’s most popular […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201851 Views

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Media Advisory – Chez Doris to serve 300 vulnerable and homeless women for its annual holiday meal

MONTREAL, Chez Doris will serve 300 women a holiday meal, a 25% increase from last year. In order to respond to the growing number of women in need, Chez Doris will host two back-to-back holiday parties, a lunch and dinner service, at the reception hall of Evangel Church. Women who are affected by poverty, homelessness […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201839 Views

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StatCan report finds more people are learning Indigenous languages – Toronto Star

Dec. 9, 2018 EDMONTON—As a child, Carolyn Kiskotagan was afraid to speak her native tongue. It started in Grade 3, while she was attending a public school near the Red Pheasant reserve in Saskatchewan, one with Plains Cree children like herself. She was exhilarated, finding children other than her sister to speak Cree with between […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201836 Views

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ENSS shows Christmas spirit helping out a First Nation in northern Ontario – northumberlandnews.com

Dec 07, 2018 Brighton — It’s become a tradition at East Northumberland Secondary School to support a First Nation up north with a shipment of winter coats, school supplies and recreational sports equipment at Christmas time. This year’s donations from the students, their families and the Brighton community were delivered to Pic Mobert First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201840 Views

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Want to leave your mark on the city? You’ve got the chance to name 3 new streets – CBC

New roads being created in Etobicoke, with naming competition ending Sunday December 07, 2018 If you’ve ever wanted to leave your mark on Toronto, now’s your chance: Residents have the opportunity to name three new streets. They’re being created as part of the Six Points Interchange transformation — a project in the works for more than a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201842 Views

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It’s more than just a haircut’: Indigenous stylist provides safe space, empowerment through her work – CBC

December 07, 2018 A lot of people feel judged when they go into salons,’ says Onion Lake Cree Nation’s Trysta Cook A hairstylist from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan says she wants to create a safe space for Indigenous people looking to get their hair trimmed or styled. Trysta Cook, who has been cutting […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201857 Views

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The Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School inaugurates the first permanent Canadian Armed Forces Indigenous Spiritual Lodge

December 7, 2018 – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) today inaugurated the first permanent Canadian Armed Forces Indigenous Spiritual Lodge. Military dignitaries, chaplains, Elders, Indigenous veterans and a group of roughly 20 participants from the Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry Program (CFAEP) attended the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2018106 Views

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Baffinland holding Holiday Feasts in North Baffin Communities

December 06, 2018 Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (Baffinland) will be holding community feasts in Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, and Pond Inlet from December 13-17. Each community feast will consist of catered holiday favourites and country food, prizes, and more. The events are part of Baffinland’s inaugural Community Christmas Feasts.“These events provide an […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201855 Views

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Foster care must include cultural care – Winnipeg Free Press

December 06, 2018 It’s one of Canada’s bleakest realities, one that stretches coast to coast to coast: too many Indigenous children live in foster care. Too many Indigenous children lose vital connections to their culture, identity and family when they are placed with non-Indigenous families. And too many Indigenous families are ripped apart simply because […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201830 Views

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Medicine Wheel Garden completed at future Bravery Park site – Orangeville Citizen

December 6, 2018 The Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle (DCCRC) has announced the completion of its Medicine Wheel Garden, a project more than four years in the making situated inside what will one day become Bravery Park. Sitting down with the Citizen, Debbie Sipkema, who co-founded the DCCRC along with her husband Gil in 2014, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201833 Views

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Study: Aboriginal languages and the role of second-language acquisition, 2016

December 07, 2018 In Canada, a growing number of people are learning an Aboriginal language as a second language. As a result, there were 263,840 people who reported that they could speak an Aboriginal language well enough to conduct a conversation in 2016, up 8% since 1996. Over the same period, however, the number of people with an Aboriginal mother […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201893 Views

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A Good Direction | Supaman

Credits: Under the Big Sky As a member of the Apsaalooke Nation, Supaman makes his home in Montana. Supaman is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip-hop artist who has dedicates his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope and faith through a unique fusion of traditional and modern […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2018259 Views

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Coast Salish carver to create Camosun’s latest art installation

December 3, 2018 A modern totem pole, representing the energy and vibrancy of Camosun College, is being carved by Coast Salish artist Bear (Douglas) Horne as part of the finishing touches on the college’s new Centre for Trades Education and Innovation (CTEI) at Interurban. Bear, a former Camosun student, has been commissioned by the college […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201846 Views

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2018 Christmas Lights Across Canada Ceremony

The Members of the Legislative Assembly are pleased to invite you and your family for the annual Christmas Lights Across Canada celebration at the Legislative Assembly. Join us for an evening of lights, hot chocolate, hot dogs and glowing surprises for the kids. When: December 6, 2018 Where: Legislative Assembly (parking lot), followed by Cadet […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201849 Views

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Christmas Lights Across Canada Will Light Up the Country from Coast to Coast to Coast

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, December 5, 2018 Tonight marks the start of the 34th annual Christmas Lights Across Canada, during which capital cities across the country will be illuminated. Everyone is invited to marvel at the luminous landscape that will unite the provinces and territories in the spirit of the holidays. This program is presented by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201854 Views

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Last WWII Mohawk code talker honoured by Assembly of First Nations, House of Commons – CBC

96-year-old Louis Levi Oakes used Mohawk language to encode messages for Allied forces Dec 04, 2018 Louis Levi Oakes is the last of his kind. The 96-year-old veteran from Akwesasne is the last surviving Mohawk code talker, according to the U.S. Congress. During the Second World War, Kanien’kéha (Mohawk language) was one of 33 Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201838 Views

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Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee leaders working to make progress on shared priorities including housing and food security

December 4, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, Dominic LeBlanc, and the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed and Inuit leaders, were pleased to gather on November 29 for the sixth meeting of the Inuit-Crown Partnership […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201842 Views

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Medal of Good Citizenship recipients announced

Dec. 4, 2018 VANCOUVER – Nineteen British Columbians will be receiving the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding community service. “It is an honour to congratulate these community leaders whose commitment helps strengthen our society,” said Premier John Horgan. “The Medal of Good Citizenship awards recognize these individuals and their remarkable contributions to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201889 Views

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Canadian astronaut takes Mi’kmaw basket to space station – CBC

David Saint-Jacques also given an eagle feather and a Mi’kmaw name Dec 03, 2018 When Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques blasted into space Monday on his way to the International Space Station, he took with him some symbolic Mi’kmaw items. Tucked away in his gear was an eagle feather and a miniature, handmade basket created out […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201877 Views

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SK Government: Scotty Has Approved The Drawings, Now Onto The Build!

December 3, 2018 Construction to bring Scotty, the world’s largest T.rex to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) is underway, but that doesn’t mean the RSM is closed to the public the entire time. “The RSM is a world-class organization and continually offers new experiences to its visitors, the addition of Scotty will prove to be […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2018106 Views

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Minister Rodriguez Shares with the New Executive Director of Telefilm Canada the Government’s Vision and Priorities for Public corporation

From: Canadian Heritage Gatineau, December 3, 2018 The  Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, sent a letter to Christa Dickenson, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. The purpose of the letter was to inform her of the Government of Canada’s vision and priorities with respect to the public corporation. Here is the full […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201862 Views

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Indigenous Welcoming House’ a breakthrough for Burnaby Village Museum – Burnaby Now

December 1, 2018 There’s a space in the Burnaby Village Museum where students, teachers and the whole community can learn about the people and culture that has been in Burnaby for thousands of years. This year, students going through the Burnaby Village Museum to learn about Christmas will also learn about local First Nations culture […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201844 Views

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Inuktuuriaqarniq Namminiqaqtinut Program

30 November 2018  The Department of Culture and Heritage is committed to helping businesses understand and meet their language obligations. 85% of Nunavut’s population is Inuit and using Inuktut in daily operations, shows dedication to customers and contributes to the long term promotion of Inuktut language and culture. Through Inuktuuriaqarniq Namminiqaqtinut (Private Sector Inuktut […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2018126 Views

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Use of Indigenous Languages in Proceedings of the House of Commons and Committees

On November 29 2018, the House concurred in the 66th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, entitled “The Use of Indigenous Languages in Proceedings of the House of Commons and Committees.” The report recommends that the use of Indigenous languages be recognized in the House of Commons and specifies a process […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201867 Views

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National Chief Bulletin – Co-Development of Federal Legislation for Indigenous Children and Families

National Chief Bulletin – Co-Development of Federal Legislation for Indigenous Children and Families SUMMARY:   On November 30, 2018 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde along with Indigenous Services Canada Minister Jane Philpott and leaders of the Inuit Tapariit Kanatami and Métis Nation announced the intention to co-develop legislation that will benefit First Nations, Inuit and Métis […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2018339 Views

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Atlantic Memorial Park Receives Support for Chapel Point Battery

Chapel Point Battery to be restored into a major military tourism attraction to commemorate Sydney Harbour war efforts November 30, 2018 – Sydney, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Facilitating meaningful and reflective opportunities to remember Canada’s historical war contributions will attract new visitors, sustain growth in Atlantic Canada’s tourism sector and strengthen the region’s […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201867 Views

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Indigenous place names poised to return to the map of northern Ontario – CBC

Bitimagamasing, the original name for Ramsey Lake, means ‘water that lies beside the hill’ Nov 30, 2018 The name won’t be back on the map, but it will be a kind of giant label on the landscape. Perched on a hill overlooking what has been called Ramsey Lake in Sudbury for over a century now, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201881 Views

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Concert to bridge Celtic and Indigenous cultures – The London Free Press

November 29, 2018 It’s a colourful, compelling coming together of cultures through poetry, song, music and dance. A cross-cultural concert featuring a collection of area poets, dancers, musicians and artists representing both First Nations and Celtic traditions will be taking place in Point Edward on Dec. 2. Director Dave Clark – in association with the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201857 Views

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Government of Canada, with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders, announce co-developed legislation will be introduced on Indigenous child and family services in early 2019

November 30, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada Today, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, together with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, and Métis National Council President Clément Chartier, announced that the Government of Canada will introduce co-developed federal legislation on Indigenous child and family […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201878 Views

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Teaching math through cedar weaving, trade beads and oral history – CBC

Educators in Prince Rupert rise to the challenge of incorporating Indigenous culture into math class Nov 29, 2018 At the math workshop the tables were full of materials: faux cedar strips, dry erase markers, dice, scissors. Educators streamed into the Vancouver conference room to learn how curriculum specialists in Prince Rupert, B.C., are developing Ts’msyen […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201884 Views

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Pinery closed for planned deer hunt – Lakeshore Advance

November 28, 2018 GRAND BEND – Pinery Provincial Park is closed to the public until Friday to allow for an indigenous deer hunt. Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks said this is the fifth year for an indigenous deer harvest at the park that’s made up of 21 square kilometres of forest and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201834 Views

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New U of A exhibit shows how print fashions reflect social fabric – Folio

November 27 2018 Fashion in Print showcases evolving dress styles over 300 years to explore how we see ourselves and the world through what we wear. Those paisley scarves and plaid shirts are more than just pretty faces in your closet—they’re also a reflection of the times. We love print fabrics for their visual pop, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201835 Views

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Labrador Innu angry as Quebec wildlife officials seize caribou gift – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 28, 2018 By Sidhartha Banerjee THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Labrador Innu say caribou meat seized this week by Quebec wildlife officials was a gift from Quebec Cree intended for ceremonial purposes. A statement from the Innu Nation said members from the northern Labrador community of Natuashish, including Innu Nation Grand Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201848 Views

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Traditional parenting visits from Cree elders connect urban First Nations families with culture – CBC

Elders Harry and Elsie Watchmaker pass on traditional teachings and tips to disconnected parents Nov 28, 2018 With 49 years of marriage and nine children between them, Cree elders Harry and Elsie Watchmaker have seen and done it all when it comes to family life. The couple’s latest journey is the regular drive to Calgary’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201872 Views

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Fedeli announces cash for the arts in Nipissing – The North Bay Nugget

November 27, 2018 Ten local arts organizations are receiving more than $255,000 in project and operating grants through the Ontario Arts Council, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced today. The funding includes $86,600 for Aanmitaagzi under the Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations: Operating and ICF Project Grants for Organizations programs, $30,000 for White Water Gallery under the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201865 Views

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CCAB announces recipients of the 2019 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award and National Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur Award

CCAB announces recipients of the 2019 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award and National Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur Award Toronto – November 27, 2018 – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is pleased to announce the 2019 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) recipients of this year’s prestigious national awards. Brenda LaRose, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 2018416 Views

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Grants and Contributions Public Presentation – Gjoa Haven

November 26, 2018 The Department of Culture and Heritage will be giving a public presentation about its Grants and Contributions programs on Monday, December 3, 2018 in Gjoa Haven at the Community Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Staff from the Department of Culture and Heritage will be giving information and answering questions about these […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201859 Views

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New Indigenous artwork unveiled at Red Deer Regional Hospital – Red Deer Express

AHS, Elders and artist partner to enhance Indigenous awareness and relationships Nov. 26, 2018 Patients, visitors and staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC) have a new opportunity to enhance their awareness of Indigenous culture. A new mural, created by local Indigenous artist Ryan Jason Allen Willert, can now be viewed in the corridor […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201864 Views

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