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Self-isolating? NFB is streaming free titles including an Indigenous cinema library – CBC

There are over 4,000 titles available to stream for free including an online Indigenous collection Mar 21, 2020 People are self-isolating across the country to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay occupied. The National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 films, documentaries and short pieces available […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202054 Views

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IRC: Calls for Expression of Interest – On the Land Program

March 20, 2020 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and its Health & Wellness Division is offering beneficiaries with an established camp or cabin and ready transportation the short-term financial assistance to get out on the Land. Recognizing that going out on the land is traditionally and culturally relevant especially during this time of uncertainty IRC is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202089 Views

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ItsNotAboutYou: First Nations coming together for their elders amid COVID-19 pandemic – CBC

‘As Indigenous people, we always hold our elders to the highest level.’ Mar 20, 2020 Elders at a nursing home in Wikwemikong First Nation in Ontario are taking to social media to tell families and First Nations the importance of social distancing, self-isolating, and handwashing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The elders are sharing their concerns […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202041 Views

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First season of NAC’s Indigenous Theatre winds down; artists hope for expanding opportunities – capitalcurrent.ca

In 2016, the National Arts Centre announced the world’s first national Indigenous theatre department, as part of the NAC’s 2015-2020 strategic plan. Indigenous artist and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor says he remembers being at the press conference when the NAC’s commitment to Indigenous Theatre was first announced in Toronto. Sitting in his chair and surrounded […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202093 Views

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Elly on the Arts: Looking back at Inspiration – The Reminder

March 18, 2020 The Flin Flon Arts Council hosted “Inspiration 3.0 – Developing a Northern Vision” last month. This is the third edition of the Inspiration conference, which grew out of a wish to establish Flin Flon as a northern centre of excellence for arts and culture in Manitoba. The first conference, “Inspiration – Building […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202060 Views

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Cree names given to star and exoplanet – battlefordsNOW

Mar 18, 2020 The Cree language has been linked to astrology for thousands of years, using the sun, the stars and the moon as navigational guides. But now, Cree names for a star and its exoplanet will be used in every language. Nikâwiy and Awasis will be the new names for star HD136418 and its […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202051 Views

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Indigenous Art Mural to be created in HUB entrance – The Gateway Online

The project is part of the Council of Residence Associations plan to improve residence infrastructure An Indigenous art mural will soon greet students on their climb up to HUB. The new mural will be created along the walls of HUB’s main entrance. The project, which aims to be finished this summer, was initiated by the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2020178 Views

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Multiculturalism grants advance anti-racism

March 17, 2020 VICTORIA – Communities throughout B.C. will be safer and more inclusive for people, with 75 projects supported through the latest round of BC Multiculturalism Grants. “We are privileged to live in one of the most culturally diverse places in the world, and we all need to work together to ensure that everyone […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202060 Views

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Makivik Corp.: Do not come to Nunavik unless you really have to, Inuit Leaders say

March 17, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Leaders in Nunavik are literally closing the border to Nunavik in response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and are telling people not to visit the communities unless it’s absolutely necessary. The two northern airlines owned by Makivik Corporation – Air Inuit and Canadian North – will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202074 Views

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Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards ceremony and gala postponed until spring 2021

March 17, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – To help flatten the curve on the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation and the National Arts Centre will postpone the celebration of the recently announced laureates of the Governor General’s Performing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202081 Views

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Almaguin Highlands Secondary bringing Indigenous culture to the forefront – NorthBayNipissing.com

Indigenous Circle aims to make culture, language more commonplace in school ALMAGUIN — An Indigenous voice and culture is soon to grow a little bit stronger at Almaguin Highlands Secondary School. Educator Allison Green, who identifies as Algonquin, has tended to run much of the Indigenous programming at the school given her heritage, and she […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202050 Views

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Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Its Affect within the Indigenous Screen Office

March 16, 2020 Toronto, ON — Canada’s creative screen industry has ground to a halt in the wake of coronavirus pandemic and the ISO recognizes that Indigenous screen-based creators and workers are being hit hard by postponed productions, lost contracts, canceled festivals, closed cinemas and lost revenue opportunities. We are aware that these and other […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202073 Views

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We were horrified’: Fights to repatriate Indigenous ancestral remains continue worldwide – CBC

Mar 15, 2020 ‘Institutional arrogance’ is one reason bone collections remain an issue in 2020, says New Zealand expert Vince Collison was 33 when he got involved with repatriating cultural treasures and ancestral human remains to Haida Gwaii. Today, the work isn’t over for the silver-haired 58-year-old. Collison helped create an inventory of Haida ceremonial […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202049 Views

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Mi’kmaw woman calls for 60 Indigenous languages to be adopted as official languages of Canada – CBC

Says House of Commons e-petition a way for Indigenous Peoples and Canadians to come together A parliamentary petition written by a Mi’kmaw woman is proposing that 60 Indigenous languages spoken in Canada be adopted as national official languages. Jenna Robar, a 24-year-old holistic health coach living in Nova Scotia, submitted her proposal through the House […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 202070 Views

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The Government of Canada Consults with Indigenous Peoples on the Implementation of the Indigenous Languages Act

From: Canadian Heritage WHITEHORSE, March 12, 2020 The implementation of the Indigenous Language Act—an act to support the efforts of Indigenous Peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages—remains a top priority for the Government of Canada. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, is undertaking the first in a series of online […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2020115 Views

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UWinnipeg readies for 18th annual Spring Pow Wow

The community will gather to honour the academic achievements of graduating First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students during The University of Winnipeg’s 18th annual Spring Pow Wow. The annual celebration, which is taking place at the Duckworth Centre on Saturday, March 21, also recognizes the hard work by faculty, staff, and the community that has […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202061 Views

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Perspectives on Metis Settlements in Alberta – APTN News

In this series, we look at the founding of the settlements from an elder’s perspective. A look at the fallout from a devastating fire that hit Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement and how people came together to rebuild what was lost. We spend a day in East Prairie with a long time resident to see a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202059 Views

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From book to opera: BC artist’s call to action – Times Colonist

March 12, 2020 What: Flight of the Hummingbird Where: Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Rd. When: Wednesday, March 18, through Sunday, March 22 Tickets: $25 available from the Royal and McPherson Theatres Box Office, rmts.bc.ca By the time Flight of the Hummingbird finishes its tour of B.C. in May, the chamber opera is expected to have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202070 Views

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Remains of Beothuk returned to Newfoundland from Scotland – The Telegram

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — It was a sombre and emotional gathering Wednesday evening in a boardroom at The Rooms as leaders and members of the province’s five Indigenous groups, along with the provincial government, announced the return of the remains of Demasduit and Nonosabasut to Newfoundland from Scotland. Indigenous-led folk band Eastern Owl sang a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202077 Views

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Nonosabasut and Demasduit Returned to Newfoundland and Labrador

March 11, 2020 The remains of two Beothuk, Nonosabasut and Demasduit, have successfully been repatriated from Scotland to Newfoundland and Labrador, the place of their origin. The transfer was arranged with National Museums Scotland by the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. The remains were transported through a careful and respectful process and transferred into the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202058 Views

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Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Make Announcement on the Return of Nonsabasut and Demasduit

March 11, 2020 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will make an announcement about the return to the province of two Beothuk, Nonsabasut and Demasduit. The announcement will take place today (Wednesday, March 11) at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom, The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John’s. Premier Ball will be joined […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202075 Views

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Fifth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days brings Thomas Berger to UNB

Mar 11, 2020 The University of New Brunswick is hosting its fifth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on March 12 and 13 at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton, which will feature a keynote presentation by former MP Thomas Berger. This year’s theme is “You Cannot Own Another Life Form: Integrating Indigenous Understandings of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202080 Views

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MNCFN: Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest – Mississauga Central Library

The City of Mississauga invites professional artist and artist/artist-led teams to submit credentials and expressions of interest to create a permanent public artwork integrated into the atrium of Mississauga’s Central Library, as part of the Library’s renovation initiative. The selected artist(s) from this call will work directly with the City’s Central Library design and architecture […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2020131 Views

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City of Richmond: Speakers announced for the 16th annual Lulu Series: Art in the City

10 March 2020 The annual three-part Lulu Series: Art in the City explores the relationship between art and our urban environment. Artists, planning experts, design experts and the public from across Metro Vancouver are invited to attend the following three free inspirational evening talks in Richmond: Talk #1: The Blue Cabin –Year One by Barbara […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202073 Views

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Sewing, seal stew and stories: Inuit women in Ottawa gather to share traditions – CBC

Isaruit Inuit Women’s Sewing Centre fosters community, traditional skills Mar 11, 2020 On the second floor of an empty school in Ottawa’s Vanier neighbourhood, sewing machines hum, women chatter in Inuktitut and the scent of seal meat stew wafts from a slow cooker. These classrooms at the former Rideau High School are now home to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202083 Views

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Photos: Artists, designers shine at Indigenous Cultural Gala – Northern News Services

March 9, 2020 From clothing designs to musical offerings, the work of Northern Indigenous artists took centre stage at the Indigenous Cultural Gala in Dettah Saturday night. Hosted by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN), the second-annual event, part of the NAKA Festival, featured performances by Miranda Currie, Stephen Kakfwi, DJ Kookum and Tanya Snow, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202073 Views

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House of Assembly – House of Assembly Participating in the Moose Hide Campaign

March 11, 2020 The Honourable Scott Reid, Speaker of the House of Assembly, is pleased to announce that the House of Assembly is participating in the Moose Hide Campaign (MHC) today. The MHC is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202067 Views

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Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

From: Parks Canada Plan contributes to preserving our nation’s heritage and connecting Canadians to history in west-central Alberta March 9, 2020                                                          Rocky Mountain House, Alberta                                  Parks Canada Agency The Management Plan for Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site was tabled in Parliament on February 21. Reviewed every 10 years, management plans for Parks […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2020101 Views

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Announces Public Installation Artists of 2020

TORONTO, March 10, 2020  – Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the esteemed annual presentation of lens-based art, today announced its curated program of public installations for the 24th edition of the city-wide event. Throughout the month of May, 2020, a number of Public Installations will address artists’ roles in building awareness, stimulating dialogue, and fostering engagement concerning […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202066 Views

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New maps document traditional place names across Nunavik – Nunatsiaq News

Northern villages and surrounding areas and islands captured in mapping project KUUJJUAQ—The traditional names of places across Nunavik are written in Roman orthography and syllabics on a new collection of maps released by the Avataq Cultural Institute. All 14 Nunavik communities and their surrounding areas, as well as Chisasibi, are accounted for. Nicolas Perti-Duplessis, a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2020108 Views

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NIC developing Indigenous Language Fluency certificate

Mar 9, 2020 NIC is expanding its Indigenous language offerings with the development of new certificate, set to launch this fall. “This new certificate is a response to local Indigenous communities and individuals from those communities who were concerned about the critical state of their languages,” said Sara Child, NIC Aboriginal Education Facilitator and developer […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202077 Views

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City of Guelph: Artists selected for second phase of Main Street mural project

East Parkade to be revitalized with two murals Guelph, Ont., March 6, 2020 – Finalists for phase two of the Main Street mural project have been chosen. Dan Bergeron and Gabriel Specter have been awarded the left wall of the East Parkade facing Woolwich Street, and Annie Hamel is awarded the main wall of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202044 Views

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NU Government: 2020 Community Cleanup Logo Competition

09 March 2020 Two young artists will win an iPad and have their art featured in this year’s Community Cleanup! The Department of Environment encourages youth 18 and under to design this year’s community cleanup logo. One winning design will be displayed on volunteer T-shirts and the other will be on posters advertising the territory-wide […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202049 Views

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LUNSA hosting 32nd annual Powwow this weekend

March 9, 2020 The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) is excited to be hosting its 32nd annual Powwow at the CJ Sanders Fieldhouse, March 13-15. LUNSA is honoured to have English River Singers as the Host Drum. Lakehead University students and the Thunder Bay community will gather together in celebration of Indigenous culture and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202047 Views

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The history of the Metis settlements in Alberta and the ‘Famous Five’ – APTN News

March 9, 2020 Marcel Auger sits in his office with a drawing of Metis leader Louis Riel propped up in a chair beside him. Auger is an Elder and has lived in the East Prairie Metis Settlement in Alberta since he was five years old. He says his family’s first years were tough, but they […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202059 Views

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How artwork shows the impact of climate crisis on Indigenous Americans – The Guardian

In 2016, Barack Obama declared the Bears Ears in Utah, – a pair of buttes towering above Cedar Mesa, a national monument. At the time, it was considered a victory for Native American tribes and land conservationists, as the sacred area is home to archaeological sites, including an ancient cliff. Donald Trump has since minimized […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202072 Views

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Art of Courage “Women Who Inspire” display unveiled – The Battlefords News-Optimist

March 8, 202 The Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation have unveiled their annual Art of Courage display for 2020. This year the theme was “Women who Inspire.” Three women from the area were selected to be photographed for the display: Pat Gotto, a retired Registered Nurse and former Manager and Director of Nursing at the hospital […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202095 Views

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Indigenous multidisciplinary artist to host 13th Annual Outside Looking In Gala in Toronto this Spring – Anishinabek News

NORTH BAY — Indigenous multidisciplinary artist Tamara Podemski is looking forward to hosting the 13th Annual Outside Looking In Gala on May 6 at Meridian Hall in Toronto. Outside Looking In aims to empower Indigenous youth from Grade 7-12, through the transformative art of dance, while they pursue their education, increase their mental and physical […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202087 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on International Women’s Day: “Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the accomplishments and leadership of women in Canada and around the world, and recommit ourselves to moving forward to a future in which everyone has an equal chance to […]

by aanationtalk on March 9, 202059 Views

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Celebrating Indigenous women who are reclaiming and revitalizating their languages – CBC

Mar 08, 2020 March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day to shine a light on grassroots efforts to advance gender equality in communities across the country. Indigenous women are often regarded as traditional keepers of language and culture. CBC News speaks with seven women who are making changes, both big and small, in their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202052 Views

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NWAC Grateful for Overwhelming Response to Call for Art form Indigenous Women

Ottawa, ON,– An overwhelming 200 submissions of art were received by The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) when the national organization issued a call for art last month – a striking reminder of the incredible talent of First Nations, Metis and Inuit women artists throughout the country. NWAC wishes to extend its sincere appreciation […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202066 Views

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NAFC: Partnership with Future of Good

March 5, 2020 We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Future of Good to publish pieces showcasing the people and innovation behind the Friendship Centre Movement. If you, your Friendship Centre or Provincial/Territorial Association has a story you’d like to share, please get in touch. Our first piece is coming out this […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202049 Views

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Indigenous experts call for return of countless treasured belongings held in museums – CTV News

March 6, 2020 VANCOUVER — Countless treasured Indigenous cultural objects and ancestral remains are held by museums in Canada and across the world, and local communities and human rights experts say it’s time they are returned according to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “All of the things that would have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202079 Views

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On Toronto’s Birthday, New Poll Suggests Museums are not doing enough to tell Indigenous stories

TORONTO, March 6, 2020 – A new Ipsos poll, conducted for Myseum of Toronto, reveals the degree to which museums are still failing to address Indigenous storytelling and the desires of a large majority of Torontonians to know more about the city’s Indigenous history. Today, on Toronto’s 186th Birthday, Myseum shared a trailer for an upcoming […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202067 Views

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March Devon Arts Market featuring Indigenous vendors – Devon Dispatch

March 4, 2020 The Devon Arts Market is launching its first springtime market of 2020 on Mar. 8, featuring local Indigenous vendors. The Devon Arts Market is partnering with local Indigenous artists and artisans, as well as the town’s Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Mitch Wincentaylo to bring Indigenous art to market-goers. So far, six local Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202072 Views

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Wikwemikong Heritage Organization goes high-tech to teach Ojibwe language – CBC

Mar 05, 2020 Wikwemikong is reclaiming its language with the help of an app The times are changing and many Indigenous communities in northern Ontario are changing too when it comes to using technology to preserve and teach their languages. “Everybody has tablets and phones now, and the language is no longer spoken at home,” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202065 Views

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Living Languages looks at how Indigenous languages are being revitalized in northern Ontario – CBC

CBC Sudbury’s afternoon show Up North highlights Indigenous languages Mar 05, 2020 The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of the critical situation of indigenous languages. Languages are key to understanding Indigenous culture and history in northern Ontario. Yet, they are in danger of disappearing. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202065 Views

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Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at Algoma University recognized as “Best Cultural Organisation” at International LCD Berlin Ceremony

(BERLIN, Germany- March 4, 2020): Algoma University’s Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) received the prestigious LCD Berlin award for “Best Cultural Organisation” during the 2020 LCD Berlin Academy, a renowned international event celebrating the world’s best new and established cultural destinations. The annual awards highlight the most exceptional and emerging cultural initiatives around the world, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202085 Views

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Camosun students and Songhees Nation host evening of reconciliation and food sovereignty

March 4, 2020 A delicious four-course dining experience featuring seasonal and local cuisine, live entertainment by the Lekwungen Dancers and cultural immersion in Indigenous culinary traditions await guests at the third annual “Evening of Food Sovereignty and Cooking for Reconciliation” on Friday, Mar. 27 at the Songhees Wellness Centre. All proceeds support student scholarships. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202097 Views

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965 Indigenous artifacts found in Kitchener during road construction – CBC

Archaeological assessment that involves hand excavation could take 7 months Mar 04, 2020 Indigenous artifacts and evidence of a longhouse and First Nations village have been found at a location in south Kitchener where road construction is set to start on Fischer-Hallman Road this spring. The Region of Waterloo has ordered what’s called a stage […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2020101 Views

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