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Matawa First Nations Management to Convene 30th Annual General Meeting

MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT TO CONVENE 30TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Looking Back at our Shared Journey, Celebrating Thirty Years THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) today announced that that the 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place from July 31, August 1 & 2, 2018. The AGM provides Matawa people with the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 201862 Views

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Vital People: Belfry Theatre aims for more Indigenous presence on stage – Times Colonist

July 29, 2018 The Belfry Theatre Society has embarked on a journey to enhance the relationship among the theatre, Indigenous artists and members the community with the launch of its new Indigenous exchange program. In partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance, the society is looking to support graduates of the First Nations Aboriginal Ensemble […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201827 Views

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AB Government: Indigenous blessing for Trans Mountain construction

Jul 27, 2018 Premier Rachel Notley joined Enoch Cree Nation, the federal government and Trans Mountain officials for a special blessing ceremony near the site that will store pipe needed to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The site, just west of Edmonton, will be one of the four staging areas in Alberta that will […]

by aanationtalk on July 27, 2018100 Views

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Cancellation of Kanata: the AFNQL Calls for a Constructive Reflection

WENDAKE, QC, July 27, 2018 – According to the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), the cancellation of Kanata must be an opportunity for a profound reflection on the survival and diffusion of First Nation cultures and languages. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL, first wishes to recall that the nations themselves are the only […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201882 Views

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MNO participates in Indigenous language forum

A large delegation from the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) participated in an Indigenous languages engagement session in Toronto on July 12. The information gathered during the session will inform the National First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages legislation that will reflect the geographical, political, legislative and cultural context that impacts language preservation, promotion and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201858 Views

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Elders across North and South America select Turtle Lodge as their “House of Knowledge”

July 26, 2018 TURTLE LODGE, Sagkeeng First Nation, Anishinabe Territory – Respected Traditional Elders from Nations across Great Turtle Island (North America) and Abya Yala (Mexico, and Central and South America) came together in the centre of the North American continent in Manitoba last week, having traveled from their respective territories East, West, North, and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201880 Views

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Final weeks of “Tunirrusiangit” at Art Gallery of Ontario – Blouin Artinfo Canada

Two generations of Inuit artists, Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, challenge the parameters of tradition with the joint exhibition “Tunirrusiangit” at Art Gallery of Ontario. A major exhibition of the season, “Tunirrusiangit,” marks the first time that Inuit art is showcased in the AGO’s largest exhibition space, the Sam & Ayala Zacks Pavilion. The show […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201873 Views

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A thundering truth: Indigenous war hero’s story told anew in music and verse – Ottawa Citizen

July 27, 2018 Chamberfest preview Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow When & where: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, De La Salle High School, 501 Old St Patrick St. Tickets: $35, available at chamberfest.com With 378 confirmed kills, Indigenous-Canadian soldier Francis Pegahmagabow was the deadliest sniper of the First World War. Now a new […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201852 Views

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Timberwest: Indigenous carvers arrive at Royal BC Museum Monday July 30

Jul 26, 2018 VICTORIA, BC– On Monday, July 30, artists Tom LaFortune and Perry LaFortune of the Tsawout First Nation will arrive at the Royal BC Museum to begin carving a totem pole, the first day of a public carving program the museum is hosting in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and sponsored […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201853 Views

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Celebrating culture at Terra Nova National Park – The nor’wester

TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK, N.L. – It’s free admission day at Terra Nova National Park on Saturday, July 28. There are a number of activities planned. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be cultural exhibits and crafts with the Miawpukek First Nation at the visitor centre. A beaver hike will follow at 3 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201841 Views

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Salmon n’ Bannock prepares Indigenous Feast for Harmony Arts Festival – North Shore News

July 27, 2018 Harmony Arts Festival, Indigenous Feast at Ambleside Landing, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. Tickets: $90 plus tax. “When the tide goes out the table is set,” says Latash-Maurice Nahanee, quoting a traditional First Nations saying. A life-long learner and practitioner of Squamish culture, Nahanee is organizing an Indigenous Art Showcase and Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201831 Views

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Alberta Culture Days grant recipients announced

Jul 27, 2018 The annual provincewide celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit is back for its 11th year. From September 28 to 30, hundreds of free, family friendly events and activities take place across the province celebrating a number of unique and interesting aspects of Alberta’s culture. In 2017, almost 100,000 Albertans enjoyed […]

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Trans Mountain Expansion Project Worksite Receives Blessing From Enoch Cree Nation

From: Natural Resources Canada News release July 27, 2018—Enoch Cree Nation, Alberta—Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada is committed to making investments that create good, well-paying jobs that help strengthen and grow the middle class; that help get Canada’s resources to world markets; and that deliver economic benefits for all Canadians, now and for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201855 Views

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Cultural Revival of Saugeen First Nations

Credits: The Agenda with Steve Paikin Published on Jun 29, 2018 Anishinaabe culture is traditionally passed through generations with songs and stories. But when the Canadian government introduced the Indian Act in 1876 and created residential schools, Indigenous people were barred from practicing their religion and culture, leaving a gap in these oral stories. Southwestern […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2018147 Views

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Halifax sets stage for ‘groundbreaking’ review of Cornwallis commemorations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2018  Halifax city hall has unveiled the special committee that will study how to commemorate the city’s controversial founder _ a group co-chaired by a Mi’kmaq chief and an historian. The 10-member group announced Thursday includes five Indigenous representatives. Halifax council voted last fall to establish the committee, which will provide […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201839 Views

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Commemoration advisory committee members named – Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs

Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is pleased to announce the members of the newly formed Special Advisory Committee on the Commemoration of Edward Cornwallis and Commemoration of Indigenous History. Halifax Regional Council initiated the creation of this committee in the context of a 2015 statement of reconciliation, in which […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201848 Views

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Assembly of First Nations passes resolution supporting National Chiefs Library in Sault Ste. Marie – SooToday.com

Resolution calls on chiefs across Canada to support SKG, Anishinabek Discovery Centre in establishment of National Chiefs Library An Assembly of First Nations (AFN) resolution brought forward by Batchewana First Nation chief Dean Sayers calling for support of the future National Chiefs Library in Sault Ste. Marie was passed unanimously during the assembly’s annual general […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201859 Views

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Searching for home: How this woman’s photography project became a struggle with identity – CBC

Melissa Tremblett’s photographs part of show at Grenfell Art Gallery Jul 26, 2018 When Melissa Tremblett sees her photographs gracing the back wall of the Grenfell Art Gallery in Corner Brook, she goes quiet. “It’s a very weird feeling,” she says, after one of those long pauses where you can almost see a person’s brain churning to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201835 Views

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Nunavik cultural centre inspired by icebergs – Daily Commercial News

July 26, 2018 I cebergs proved to be an inspiration when it came to the design of a state-of-the-art cultural centre in Nunavik, a facility intended to keep the rich Inuit tradition alive. Designed by Montreal’s Blouin Orzes architectes, the 680-square-metre centre is located near the mouth of the Great Whale River in the Northern […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201832 Views

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10,000 pages of Yukon Indigenous language material published online – CBC

Yukon Native Language Centre scans books, course materials and more to publish online July 25, 2018 A collection of Yukon Indigenous language books has been scanned, organized and made freely available online. There’s at least 10,000 pages of material in eight languages — Gwich’in, Han, Kaska, Northern Tutchone, Southern Tutchone, Tagish, Tlingit and Upper Tanana. The publications used […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201822 Views

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Parliamentary Secretary Arif Virani Highlights $6.9 million in Arts and Culture Funding in London and Chatham

LONDON, July 25, 2018 Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today highlighted $6.9 million in recent government funding for arts and culture organizations in London and Chatham. Mr. Virani made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. The funding helps arts […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201830 Views

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Surrey Celebrates Influential Women at Largest Fusion Festival Yet

July 23, 2018 Surrey, BC – Surrey Fusion Festival drew fans from across the lower mainland as it celebrated diversity and this year’s theme—influential women—at the 11th annual event. Presented by Coast Capital Savings, the festival hosted a record 53 cultural pavilions and six stages of live entertainment, including headliners Walk Off The Earth and Ranjit […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201839 Views

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Mi’kmaq culture celebrated at Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst this summer – CBC

‘They’re great interpreters, great storytellers and they love their culture’ Jul 25, 2018 It’s the first thing that greets visitors arriving at the historic site: a new sign featuring the new name Skmaqn-Port-la-Joye-Fort-Amherst. “It was so nice when I came to work this year when I saw Skmaqn,” said Mi’kmaq elder Methilda Knockwood-Snache. It was […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201834 Views

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Dreamt of for decades, Cape Dorset finally gets a cultural centre – CBC

‘This is a remarkable milestone for Cape Dorset and I think for the North,’ says art representative Jul 25, 2018 A new cultural centre is coming soon to Cape Dorset, Nunavut — and for some, it’s a decades-long dream come true. The Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop — named after acclaimed local artist and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201830 Views

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Supporting Arts and Culture in Windsor–Essex

From: Canadian Heritage News release Windsor, July 24, 2018 At the start of his 3-day visit to Southwestern Ontario today, Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, took the opportunity to highlight the more than $1.6 million in funding provided to the Windsor area’s arts and culture organizations since 2016. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201822 Views

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Critics seek ‘Discovery Day’ name change, saying it ignores Indigenous presence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 24, 2018  ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ A movement is afoot to change the name of a holiday recognizing Europeans’ “discovery” of Newfoundland and Labrador. A St. John’s city councillor says Discovery Day ignores the existence of the province’s Indigenous people. Maggie Burton introduced a notice of motion at council on Monday evening, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201848 Views

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First Nation Cultural Art Showcase immersive art experience to be featured at Royal BC Museum

July 23, 2018 Vancouver, BC: TimberWest is pleased to announce the artists selected for the 2018 First Nation Cultural Art Showcase program. The artists will have the opportunity to engage the public in an immersive art experience in the outdoor upper plaza of the Royal BC Museumfor a week starting July 30th, and showcase their art work at […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201839 Views

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BMO 1st Art! Competition Spotlights 13 Emerging Artists from Across Canada

BMO Financial Group announces one national winner and 12 regional winners $15,000 is awarded to the national winner; $7,500 is awarded to each regional winner All selected works will be showcased from November 15 to December 8 at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery,University of Toronto TORONTO, July 24, 2018  – BMO Financial Group today announced the national and regional winners of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201844 Views

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AB Government: Heritage awards deadline extended

July 23, 2018 Albertans still have time to honour local “heritage heroes” with the extension of the nomination deadline for the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Heritage Awards. The deadline has been extended to Aug. 15 in response to late inquiries from stakeholders. Nominations will be accepted in five categories: heritage conservation, heritage awareness, outstanding achievement […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201835 Views

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Free Entry to Manitoba Provincial Parks for Canada’s Parks Day

Manitobans and visitors alike are invited to take advantage of free access to all provincial parks this weekend as part of the annual Canada’s Parks Day celebrations across the country, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “Right across our province, our parks are full of natural beauty and recreation opportunities,” Squires said. “Whether you […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201836 Views

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Eleven at McMaster named Vanier Scholars, Banting Fellows – McMaster

July 19, 2018 Ten McMaster graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow have received the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, tackling research areas including diabetes in expectant mothers, breast cancer and high-altitude adaptations in mice. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, named after former Governor-General Georges Vanier, recognize outstanding doctoral […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201844 Views

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2018 Beauvais Lake Metis Youth and Elder Gathering – The Pincher Creek Voice

July 20, 2018 Roxy Debroux – In Metis culture, both the youth and the elders are honored. Between July 3 and 6th, this honoring took place at the heart of Metis culture in the area, Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. Many gathered at the Homestead Group camp to interact with one another, teach, and learn. Gail McLenaghan […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201843 Views

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50th anniversary displays at Massey Area Museum – My Espanola Now

July 19,  2018 Visitors to the Massey Area Museum will see some new exhibits this year in celebration of its 5oth anniversary. One of the most popular is a hanging in the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation room depicting research done by Jayson Stewart’s Appreciating Aboriginal Culture class at Espanola High School. It depicts the 131 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201828 Views

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NL Government: Minister Mitchelmore Announces Support for Community Projects Across the Province

July 20, 2018 The Provincial Government, through the Cultural Events Fund, today announced an investment of nearly $70,000 to 72 entities to help fund cultural community events and activities occurring around the province. This fund engages citizens in their communities through the arts, as well as through the expression, celebration and preservation of local heritage. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201834 Views

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Appointments Made to Manitoba Film and Music Board

July 19, 2018 Four new and two returning members have been appointed to the board of Manitoba Film and Music (MFM), Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Manitoba is home to thriving film and music communities and MFM plays a critical role in fostering the growth of both of these industries in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201850 Views

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University of Winnipeg seeking Indigenous artist to create podium – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The University of Winnipeg has put out a call for an Indigenous artist to create a podium for special events such as convocation. The university has $15,000 to spend on a piece that reflects the location of the university on Treaty 1 territory and on the homeland of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201883 Views

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Family, friends and visitors attend Sagamok Powwow – Elliot Lake Standard

July 18, 2018 Sagamok Anishnawabek First Nation held its traditional powwow on the weekend of July 13 to 15 with a sunrise ceremony prior to the event on the morning of Thursday July 12 at around 5 a.m. Despite temperatures in excess of 30 degrees on the weekend, several families as well as visitors attended […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201834 Views

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Call for Proposals for imagineNATIVE Digital Project – Raise the Hammer

July 19, 2018 Again today, the papers have another article about the cultural appropriation of Indigenous Peoples’ stories. Quebec theatre director Robert Lepage is launching his newest production, Kanata – effectively an accounting of the treatment of Indigenous Peoples living in Canada by settlers. However, not one of the 34 actors are Indigenous. This is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201827 Views

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Unbelievably powerful’: Inside a traditional Wolastoqiyik inauguration – CBC

Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr. and 12 councillors sworn in during traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony Jul 19, 2018 On a hot, humid day on the banks of the Wolastoq River, hundreds gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new chief and council of St. Mary’s First Nation in a traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony. Chief Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201831 Views

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Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Sunny ways? Not so much at Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s historic home. The small structure north of Montreal has seen a sharp decline in attendance, to 623 visitors in 2016 from about 2,600 in 2011. The same trend is seen at semi-detached homes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201831 Views

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Youth learn how to be warriors through Maori dance program in Kangiqsujuaq – CBC

Words from haka warrior dance will be performed in Inuktitut Jul 19, 2018 An Indigenous man from New Zealand is bringing his traditional warrior culture to Canada’s North to empower youth in Kangiqsujuaq, Que. Ray Totorewa — who is Maori (an Indigenous group in New Zealand) — is travelling from Tauranga, New Zealand, on his […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201821 Views

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Indigenous Theatre Slowly Making Strides in Edmonton – Vue Weekly

Creating Space for Indigenous Stories While there are many choices when it comes to taking in a show in Edmonton, there has been a significant lack of Indigenous-led theatre. However, according to some artists and other professionals around the city, that is starting to change. Lorne Cardinal is an accomplished actor of stage, television and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201848 Views

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Archaeological dig on island near Ucluelet unearths story of 4-thousand-year-old First Nations village – CHEK News

July 17, 2018 Remains of a 4-thousand-year-old First Nations village are being unearthed in an archaeological dig. As a team scrapes away layers of time and sifts through pounds of past, Keith Island is revealing its long-buried story as a Tseshaht settlement. “This is their history book, this is the first edition and its the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201870 Views

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Parks Canada with the support of the Bruce Trail Conservancy acquires new land at Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula National Park now 90 percent complete July 18, 2018      Toronto, Ontario        Parks Canada AgencyCanada’s national parks play a critical role in fighting climate change, protecting wildlife and our natural spaces, and supporting jobs and local economies across the country. Today, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201839 Views

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The Leaf: Canada’s Diversity Gardens centrepiece – Daily Commercial News

July 18, 2018 With demolition of the century-old conservatory at the Assiniboine Park and Zoo in early April, the third and final phase in the redevelopment of Winnipeg’s oldest and largest park is underway. The $75-million Canada’s Diversity Gardens will consist of the Grove, the Indigenous Peoples’ and Cultural Mosaic Gardens and the Leaf – […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201833 Views

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Canoe Cove community honours First Nation people – The Guardian

The Canoe Cove Community Association has taken steps to recognize First Nation people and its history. The idea was to add a “welcome’’ sign in Mi’kmaq to the three road signs on the highways leading into Canoe Cove. The association consulted with Mi’kmaq elder Doreen Jenkins, a resident of the community, and with Abegweit First […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201835 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in cultural infrastructure in Thunder Bay

From: Canadian Heritage News release THUNDER BAY, Ontario, July 17, 2018 Investments in arts and culture infrastructure create jobs and support communities, making them better places to live. Today, the Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Member of Parliament (Thunder Bay–Superior North), announced $11.5 million in funding for the Thunder […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201835 Views

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Iqaluit gallerist becomes 1st Inuk to be able to issue trademarks for Inuit-made art – CBC

Carvings Nunavut becomes the 1st new licensee of the Igloo Tag Trademark in 45 years July 17, 2018 Lori Idlout, the owner of Iqaluit’s Carvings Nunavut, has become the first Inuk to be able to issue the Igloo Tag Trademark for Inuit-made art, the Inuit Art Foundation announced late last week. The Igloo Tag Trademark […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201837 Views

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Sitka historical park gets benefit of Indigenous knowledge – CBC

Collaboration between Sitka Tribe of Alaska and National Park Service 1st of its kind in U.S. July 16, 2018 Mark Sixbey, Sitka Tribe of Alaska education specialist, stood on the porch of the Sitka Historical National Park visitor centre and gestured toward the Centennial Pole behind him as he related its significance to the two […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201836 Views

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National Program to Place Indigenous Artists Center Stage

PORTLAND, Ore., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Western Arts Alliance (WAA), the Portland-based performing arts service organization, is launching Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP), a national program to create new touring and presentation opportunities for Indigenous performing artists. With a lead grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201836 Views

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