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The St. Albert Healing Garden Opening And Celebration

Community-led initiative commits to healing and reconciliation After months of preparation and years of planning, The St. Albert Healing Garden officially opened to the public on Friday, September 15 with a spiritual pipe ceremony and celebration. One of the first of its kind in Canada, the collaborative initiative between the City of St. Albert and […]

by aanationtalk on September 21, 201766 Views

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OTC: Regina Symphony Orchestra launches Reconciliation Project With Buffy Sainte-Marie

The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) has launched a project with Buff Sainte-Marie to create an open dialogue on Truth and Reconciliation. Starting Oct. 11, the partnership will begin with a symphonic concert experience at the Conexus Arts Centre and conclude with a community tour to three First Nation communities across southern Saskatchewan in the spring. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017119 Views

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“Intangible” – New Exhibition Opens at the Bill Reid Gallery – My VanCity

An exciting new exhibit featuring a diverse display of art works created by six Coast Salish artists has just opened at the Bill Reid Gallery. Subtitled “Memory and Innovation in Coast Salish Art”, the pieces are all very modern but are clearly grounded in the multigenerational traditions of the Coast Salish people. The exhibition was […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201778 Views

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Indigenous art to appear in Law atrium – Queen’s University

September 20, 2017 The call has gone out seeking a piece of Indigenous artwork to reside in the Faculty of Law which will be used to welcome students, instructors, guests, and community members visiting the Faculty of Law. “Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory,” says Dean Bill Flanagan. “By honouring this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201784 Views

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U.S. museum given “cultural repatriation” award for returning Inuit bodies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2017  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS A renowned American museum and an Inuit government have received an award for returning Inuit bodies that had been dug up and taken for scientific study. Chicago’s Field Museum and the Nunatsiavut government in Labrador have been given the first Cultural Repatriation Award by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201793 Views

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Statement: National Inquiry announces Call for Submissions of artistic expression

September 19, 2017 WINNIPEG, MB- The research team of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is inviting artists to submit their work as part of the commemoration for the commission’s Truth Gathering Process. The acts of commemoration can include messages of hope, loss, resilience and reconciliation for lost loved ones, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017150 Views

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First Nations elder shares traditional food knowledge – CBC

Yuzicapi comes from a family of 15 and said she’s learned about traditional foods for about 60 years Sep 18, 2017 For Lorraine Yuzicapi, traditional foods has been a way of life for her family ever since she was a young girl. Yuzicapi is an elder from Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation and nationally recognized as […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017138 Views

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We Aspire: An exhibit of work by Métis artists in Niagara – MNO

The work of four Métis artists including three Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens is currently being exhibited at the Niagara Artists Centre in Niagara. The exhibit started on September 9 and will run until September 22. The Exhibit entitled We Aspire honours the tradition of Métis dot art and bead work; the custom of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201791 Views

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Fall harvest weekend at Bellevue House National Historic Site

Parks Canada offers family fun and date night ideas to welcome autumn September 18, 2017     Kingston, Ontario        Parks Canada Agency To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Government of Canada offered free admission for all visitors to Parks Canada places, to encourage Canadians to experience their rich history and heritage in […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 2017139 Views

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Meet the artists – UM Today

Meet the two artists whose work has been immortalized on UMCycle building September 18, 2017 — Two University of Manitoba alumni, Dee Barsy [B.F.A./08] and Kenneth Lavallee [B.F.A./08], have their art immortalized on the state-of-the-art UMCycle building. This new building fits in a larger development plan: The University of Manitoba Trans Canada Trail Greenway and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2017104 Views

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As Franklin’s lure brings people north, Gjoa Haven seeks its share of the booty – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2017 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS GJOA HAVEN , Nunavut _ It’s cool and cloudy as Don Sessions, wearing a toque and a good, solid jacket, hops off an inflatable boat that has ferried him from his cruise ship to shore. The welcoming facilities in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, are primitive […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201773 Views

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Indigenous Culture Fund programs now open

Toronto, September 15, 2017 – Applications are now available for all three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF programs for individuals and organizations have been established to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life. ICF Small Grants What this program supports: Short-term community, culture and way-of-life […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017457 Views

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A Giant Dream Catcher in Canada’s Capital

OTTAWA, September 15, 2017 This week, the Department of Canadian Heritage unveiled The Gather-Ring, a new temporary public artwork located on the Portage Bridge Plaza in Ottawa. Inspired by the theme of dreaming, The Gather-Ring evokes two symbols deeply rooted in Indigenous traditions: the Tree and the Dream Catcher. It consists of a huge patterned canopy with hand-blown […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017406 Views

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Dreamspeakers International Film Festival

Dreamspeakers International Film Festival provides a venue for Dreamtalkers and offers a unique exploration into Aboriginal cultures from all parts of the globe. http://dreamspeakers.org/ September 20-23, 2017 Edmonton, AB NT5

by aanationtalk on September 15, 2017236 Views

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MNO Credit River Métis Council part of Brampton’s first National Aboriginal Day celebration

September 15, 2017 On June 21, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Credit River Métis Council (CRMC) had the opportunity to participate in the City of Brampton’s first National Aboriginal Day celebration.  Brampton implemented its National Aboriginal Day celebration to educate the local school children on Indigenous issues. In addition to MNO CRMC display […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017125 Views

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AFNQL: A positive view of the two days of activities marking the 10th anniversary of the Declaration

MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2017  – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), the Ville de Montréal and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO give a positive review of the celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Declaration was an opportunity to share the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017162 Views

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IRC – Call For Applications: Inuvialuit Living History Project

September 14, 2014 The Inuvialuit Living History Project is back! We are preparing to share more Inuvialuit objects from museum collections with all Inuvialuit and the world by expanding our current website. Download Application Poster Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre is accepting applications to participate in the first planning workshop to discuss: Potential activities over the next four years Which […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 201787 Views

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Reconciliation Week plans set – Lethbridge Herald

September 15, 2017 The first Lethbridge Reconciliation Week will begin Monday and run through next Saturday. The week-long event is organized by Reconciliation Lethbridge, which is comprised of the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network and the City of Lethbridge. The purpose is to foster education, awareness, and relationship-building with the focus on reconciliation. An official launch […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201794 Views

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With fewer fluent speakers, demand for teachers of Indigenous languages is on the rise – CBC

Schools struggle to find people who can speak languages fluently, have teaching degrees Sep 15, 2017 A trend toward “Indigenizing” programming in schools by bringing Indigenous culture and languages into the classroom has led to a demand for teachers who are fluent in Indigenous languages. But with the number of Indgenous language speakers on the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201799 Views

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Appropriation in art: Indigenous knock-offs for sale at national elders gathering sparks outrage – CBC

‘It’s time for us to stop allowing other people to take what’s not theirs’ Sep 15, 2017 Cree artist Aaron Lee weaves sinew inside a tear-shaped willow frame, crafting another one-of-kind dreamcatcher. The sinew is purchased locally, the willow collected in Edmonton’s river valley; all created with a prayer and the wisdom passed down from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017216 Views

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The Franklin story has always been at the centre of a historical tug of war – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS GJOA HAVEN , Nunavut _ Full fathom five John Franklin’s ship lies and of its bones are stories made. With apologies to William Shakespeare, few shipwreck tales have seen as much sea-change as that of the HMS Erebus. The tug of war over how […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017100 Views

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Media Advisory: Member of Parliament Adam Vaughan to Make an Announcement About Cultural Spaces in Downtown Toronto

TORONTO – Adam Vaughan, Member of Parliament (Spadina–Fort York), will make an announcement at the grand opening of the Onsite Gallery at the Ontario College of Art and Design University about cultural spaces on Saturday. Mr. Vaughan will make the announcement behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. Please note that all details are […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017100 Views

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Calgary city council suspends public art program after controversies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  Calgary city council has voted unanimously to put the public art program on hold pending a review. The controversial program has been a lightning rod for public outrage in recent years. The policy requires one per cent of the capital budget of major infrastructure projects to be spent on art. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017107 Views

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Manitoba Acts Head to Edmonton for 15th Annual BreakOut West

Manitoba acts are getting ready to take over Edmonton this week as BreakOut West kicks off its 2017 festivities. Running September 13-17, the 15th annual event features a music festival, industry conference, and awards, as well as plenty of opportunities for emerging Western Canadian artists and music companies, to make key connections and do some serious business. Local acts making […]

by aanationtalk on September 14, 2017124 Views

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Parks Canada celebrates successful Canada 150 season at Laurier House National Historic Site

From Parks Canada More Canadians than ever before enjoyed amazing experiences at Parks Canada places in 2017 September 14, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Parks Canada Agency National parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions […]

by aanationtalk on September 14, 201792 Views

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Backbone slides into town – The Coast

Red Sky Performance’s Backbone presents a contemporary Indigenous dance performance. Red Sky Performance is one of Canada’s leading companies creating contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada. Founded in 2000 by Sandra Laronde, originally from Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water) in Temapgami, northern Ontario, Red Sky has since had hundreds of performances across Canada and around […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201795 Views

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Culture Video Presentation September 15 – City of Prince Albert

“Locals” to be performed live by Prince Albert artist, LJ Tyson The City of Prince Albert would like to invite media and the public to the Rock Trout Café on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:45am for a presentation of the recently completed Culture Video. In addition to being a visual representation of Downtown Prince […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201798 Views

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Parks Canada Celebrates Successful Canada 150 Season at Fort Wellington National Historic Site

More Canadians than ever before enjoyed amazing experiences at Parks Canada places in 2017 September 14, 2017      Prescott, Ontario      Parks Canada Agency National parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201762 Views

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Nogojiwanong Day Sept. 30 in Peterborough at Millennium Park – The Peterborough Examiner

September 14, 2017 Nogojiwanong Day: A Celebration of Peterborough’s Indigenous Place Names is happening Sept. 30 at Millennium Park. The event aims to commemorate the original place name for the area and it runs from 2 to 6 p.m. There will guest speakers, live music and vendors. It’s free to attend. Read More: http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2017/09/14/nogojiwanong-day-sept-30-in-peterborough-at-millennium-park

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201784 Views

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TIFF 2017: Creatura Dada – Cinema Axis

It almost feels folly to describe Caroline Monnet’s Creatura Dada with any kind of sincerity. I could certainly do it, but it will take you more time to read my blurby review than to actually watch the film. I watched it four times in preparation, and each time I noticed something different. At a scant […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201768 Views

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Travelling the Credit connects youth to nature and Indigenous culture – Toronto Star

This September, several youths are leading free nature walks along the river, with workshops led by Indigenous elders and leaders. Sept. 13, 2017 Aalia Khan is leading a nature walk through Mississauga’s Creditview Wetland, ambling along a pathway and pointing out the benefits of various trees and plants. Red-osier dogwood treats arthritis and poison ivy […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201766 Views

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Métis art and dance workshop – MNO

On July 13, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) staff from MNO Renfrew office offered a Dot Painting and Métis Jigging Workshop to 64 children ranging from age 2 to 12 years old. The workshop took place at Garderie Les Petites Mains in Pembroke as part of its summer culture program. The children were taught […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201769 Views

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Back to school with Miss Chief – Doctor’s Review

Indigenous artist Kent Monkman turns the tables on the Europeans Kent Monkman, 51, runs his Toronto studio like a classical European atèlier. On any given day as many as six assistants accompany him as he works, translating small sketches and photo images onto large canvases or painstakingly brushing in highly detailed landscape elements. The paintings […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201776 Views

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ROM Speaks Advisory: Drew Hayden Taylor/Spreading the Gospel of Native Literature – Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm

WHAT: Spreading the Gospel of Native Literature: A First Nation Writer’s tale of Traveling from the Rez to the World. Celebrated Canadian author Drew Hayden Taylor explores the role of Indigenous voices in Canadian art and culture and shares stories from his own personal journey. This event complements the ROM’s current exhibition Anishinaabeg: Art & […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2017245 Views

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MNO part of a Canoe Pilgrimage inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report – MNO

Submitted by MNO citizen Bridget Brown. Opinions expressed in this article reflect those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the Métis Nation of Ontario. A group of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) staff and citizens participated in events around a Canoe Pilgrimage when the paddlers from this group […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2017152 Views

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Red Sky Performance – World Premiere of MIIGIS

This weekend: Fri Sep 15 at 6:30 pm | Sat Sep 16 at 6:30 pm | Sep 17 at 3 pm. “We are very excited to reveal the new terrain of dance and live music that immerses ourselves and audiences in the power of nature and Indigenous prophecy,” says artistic director Sandra Laronde. After a […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2017104 Views

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Investing in the Growth and Renewal of Wanuskewin Heritage Park

SASKATOON, September 13, 2017 Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding of $2,525,415 for the renewal of Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon. Mr. Casey made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2017126 Views

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Alumni Indigenous Artists’ Work on Display at View Gallery

Show explores identity of three major Indigenous language groups on Vancouver Island Vancouver Island University is pleased to host TimberWest’s First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program at the View Gallery on the Nanaimo campus in building 330. The program recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. The artists were […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2017222 Views

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Kaleido Family Festival salutes the world of arts – St. Albert Gazette

PREVIEW Kaleido Family Arts Festival Sept. 15 to 17 Alberta Avenue Between 90 and 94 St. and 118 Ave. Admission: Free, donations accepted The 12th annual Kaleido Family Arts Festival, one of the biggest multi-generational bashes of the season, opens its doors at Alberta Avenue on Sept. 15 to 17. “We bring all the arts […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201794 Views

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces Digital and Audio Works including Digital Media Art+Cade and The Beat Music Showcase

September 13, 2017 The best in Indigenous Music, Digital Media and Audio Works can be found at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, running October 18-22, 2017 in Toronto, Canada, with the annual Digital Media Art+Cade, and The Beat music showcase. imagineNATIVE’s music showcase The Beat, co-presented by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), returns for its […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2017171 Views

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Advisory/Photo Op: Media Preview of new Onsite Gallery at OCAD University

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2017  – Please join us for a preview of OCAD University’s flagship professional gallery: Onsite, and the opening exhibitions raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 – 2015), and For this Land: Inside Elemental (presented with community partner imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, featuring: 2Ro Media: Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers). Media are […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2017147 Views

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Vince Smith artist profile – First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Identity: Art as Life – TimberWest

Sep 12, 2017 ḥyuu ma ʔin – Vince Smith Ehattesaht tribe Nuu-chah-nulth territory Mediums: painting, sketching, and carving. When Vince Smith was a boy all he wanted to do was to paint and draw, and learn as much as he could from his brothers and sister. “I longed for the days when my brothers and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201752 Views

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Media Advisory – Presentation of 2017 Toronto Urban Design Awards at Palais Royale

Members of the media are invited to attend as the City of Toronto hosts the gala awards event for the 2017 Toronto Urban Design Awards tomorrow evening. The awards promote excellence and celebrate achievements in urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. Date: Wednesday, September 13 Times: 5:30 p.m. – doors open 6:30 p.m. – welcome and awards presentations 7:30 […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2017111 Views

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Nunavik girl, 18, harpoons 14-metre bowhead whale on first-ever hunt – CBC

Jessica Pilurtuut’s dad ‘taught me to stay strong, to show the harpoon is stronger’ than the whale Sep 13, 2017 While many people around the country were casting back on their memories of summer, Jessica Pilurtuut was coming up with a whopper. A whale, really. The 18-year-old from Kangiqsujuaq, Que., harpooned a bowhead whale on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201757 Views

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Where did you go, girl? – Vancouver Foundation

September 5, 2017 A chamber opera called Missing tells the story of one woman who disappears, humanizing the profound loss behind the grim statistics Ava, a 22-year-old UBC law student, motors along Highway 16 just west of Prince George in the pouring rain. As the car head- lights illuminate the outline of an Aboriginal girl […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2017116 Views

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The Mother of Kamiskotia has no headstone – but her relative is trying to fix that – Timmins Daily Press

September 11, 2017 TIMMINS – Julie Cyr isn’t sure why Maggie Leclair doesn’t have a headstone at the Timmins Memorial Cemetery. It could be that a wooden cross has disintegrated since her 1965 burial. It could be that there simply weren’t any funds to buy the stone. In any case, Cyr, who is Leclair’s great-great-great-grandniece, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2017150 Views

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Tahltan artist takes first place for paddle carving – BCLocalNews.com

Sep 12, 2017 A female Tahltan carver from Prince Rupert was awarded first prize for her work at the Indigenous art show in Sante Fe. Dale Campbell is becoming a regular at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market that showcases approximately 900 artists from First Nations groups across the U.S. and Canada. This year, she […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201794 Views

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Ktunaxa Nation: Culture Camp Cancelled

Due to the fire situation in the area, the decision has been made to CANCEL the Conservation Lands Culture Camp that was scheduled for September 13th to the 17th. We hope to reschedule the camp for sometime in the spring of 2018. Thank you for your understanding on this matter. It was not an easy […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017166 Views

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Ideas, Perspective, History and Science: ROMSpeaks Feeds the Curious Mind

Fall 2017 Royal Ontario Museum lectures TORONTO, September 5, 2017 – The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) announced today the fall season of ROMSpeaks, the Museum’s signature program series that explores a range of timely and engaging topics with thinkers and leaders from around the world. From thought-provoking discussions on the present-day threat of modern tyranny to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017108 Views

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MNA: Garneau Tree Commemorative Ceremony

Friday, September 15th University of Alberta An important mark of Métis heritage in Edmonton, a 140-year-old Manitoba Maple, has sadly reached the end of its life cycle. On the grounds of the University of Alberta stands this historic tree; planted by prominent Métis figure Laurent Garneau and his wife Eleanor, shortly after their move to […]

by aanationtalk on September 12, 2017177 Views

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