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Dance program unites First Nations teens from fly-in communities on Toronto stage – CBC Player

June 10, 2019 Teen dancers from fly-in First Nations communities with Outside Looking In (OLI), a non-profit dance program for Indigenous youth across Canada, got flown into Toronto to perform on-stage at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Serving mostly on-reserve kids between the ages of 12 and 18, OLI offers high-school-accredited dance classes […]

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Touchstones exhibit expands perception of Canadian aboriginal art – Nelson Star

Beyond Recognition: Aboriginal Abstractions runs June 7 to Aug. 11 Jun. 7, 2019 Touchstones Nelson brings Beyond Recognition: Aboriginal Abstractions to Nelson this summer, an exhibition that adds another chapter to the story of Indigenous art in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. The art showcased in Beyond Recognition was created by 11 artists […]

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PowWow Celebrates FNMI Students – St. Clair College

June 6, 2019 The rhythm of a drum circle rang through the St. Clair College Sportsplex Thursday during a community PowWow that drew more than 1,000 people to celebrate ¬the achievements and successes of Indigenous students. “We’re just promoting Indigenous awareness, providing students the opportunity, who might not have the opportunity to participate in a […]

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Son of Sask. D-Day solider remembers his father’s bravery, 75 years later – CTV News

June 6, 2019 Charles Bird was a member of the Regina Rifles, and landed on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. His son is proud to talk about his late father. “I’m extremely proud to know that my dad joined up,” Nelson Bird said. “As did his brothers, his dad, to serve Canada without hesitation. […]

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Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective part of Strata Festival in Saskatoon – Globalnews.ca

June 7 2019 The Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective, taking place Friday at Remai Modern, is part of the Strata Festival taking place in Saskatoon. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5365301/indigenous-peoples-artist-collective-part-of-strata-festival-in-saskatoon

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Métis Veterans Saluted as Part of D-Day Anniversary Celebrations

Today at Juno Beach in Normandy, France, members of the Metis National Council (MNC) and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) gathered with leaders from around the world to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. “This is a proud moment for the Métis Nation and Veterans,” said MNC President Clément Chartier. “I am heartened that we […]

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Dilico Pow Wow June 13, 2019

Gakina Maamawedaa (Everyone Together) 3rd Annual Pow Pow, Thursday June 13, … Poster NT5

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Aboriginal teachings empower men to put end to violence – Niagara This Week

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin is a program that draws on Aboriginal teachings and traditions to empower men to put an end to all forms of violence against Indigenous women. The name serves as a reminder that violence has never been part of Aboriginal culture. It is an Ojibway phrase that when translated into English means “I […]

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Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras on the Release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras on the Release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls June 3, 2019: Today, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report, Reclaiming Power and Place. The mandate of the […]

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Guelph’s sacred fire space to be used for Indigenous spiritual gatherings – Global News

June 5, 2019 The City of Guelph has announced the completion of a sacred fire space in Royal City Park. The space is meant for spiritual gatherings by local Indigenous groups for celebration, prayer, gratitude and personal healing, the city said in a post on its website. “We are honoured that members of the local […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day – paNOW

Jun 05, 2019 The Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre is hosting a National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 at Kinsmen Park. There will be lots of activities for all ages including a Free Barbeque supper. See the poster for details. Read More: https://panow.com/2019/06/05/national-indigenous-peoples-day/

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Unveiling of First Nations Art Honours Collaboration and Inclusion – Regional District of Nanaimo

Prior to last night’s Board meeting, the RDN celebrated in an unveiling ceremony of Snuneymuxw artist William Good’s spindle whorl Supernatural Eagle Bringing the Salmon to the People. The ceremony was opened by a blessing and song by Elder Lolly Good followed with speaking by Elder Geraldine Manson. Good’s daughter, Aunalee Boyd-Good, spoke to how […]

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Statistics Canada is a leader in providing real data on women issues in Canada – We are proud to support The Women Deliver 2019 conference

OTTAWA, June 5, 2019 – Power, progress and change are backed by facts. Statistics Canada continues to be the primary data source in many different areas that shed light on women issues. These facts support the development of future policies and perspectives. The following releases featured in StatCan’s recently launched Centre for Gender, Diversity and […]

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Artists selected for Main Street mural project – City of Guelph

Wilson Street to be revitalized with four murals Guelph, Ont., June 4, 2019 – The four finalists for the Main Street mural project have been chosen. Each artist or artist duo will enhance one of four sites starting this September: the side wall beside the Guelph Farmers’ Market, the wooden inlet on the side of […]

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Media invitation – Unveiling of the summer exhibitions at the MAC

MONTRÉAL, June 5, 2019 – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is pleased to invite the media to the press conference inaugurating the museum’s summer exhibitions: Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental, Nadia Myre, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Ragnar Kjartansson. As the start date of the MAC’s transformation project has been postponed, the MAC will […]

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Saskatchewan First Nations want road project stopped after rare artifact discovery – CBC

Finds, including volcanic obsidian from Wyoming, could be 10,000 years old Jun 05, 2019 A Saskatchewan road construction project is set to begin June 10 despite the discovery of Indigenous artifacts left there up to 10,000 years ago. CBC News has obtained a Saskatchewan government document which details the significance of the find, but then […]

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Design grad weaves Indigenous culture into successful fashion company – Folio

June 05 2019 LUXX founder Derek Jagodzinsky hopes to inspire others through his passion for designing culturally aware clothes. Indigenous clothing designer Derek Jagodzinsky wants to fashion his newest University of Alberta degree into an inspiration for others. Graduating next week with a master of design is just the latest accomplishment for Jagodzinsky, who already […]

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Eight community projects receive more than $925,500 from Community Development Fund

Eight community projects in five Yukon communities have been awarded $925,542 in Tier 3 funding from the Community Development Fund. The projects include a new playground in the Town of Faro, upgrades to cross-country ski trails in Whitehorse, a new air system for a restaurant in Mayo, ice maintenance equipment for the arena in Pelly […]

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Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site officially opens for visitor season on June 21

From: Parks Canada Dreaming of spending the summer outdoors and exploring the stories of the past? Memories await you at Parks Canada’s places from coast to coast to coast! June 4, 2019 Duhamel-Ouest, Quebec Parks Canada Agency Whether you’re looking for adventure, fun science activities for the whole family, a chance to explore history, or […]

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Indigenous Peoples Day to be marked in Pembroke at Rotary Park – Pembroke Daily Observer

June 4, 2019 The culture of Canada’s Indigenous peoples will be celebrated in Pembroke on June 21, as it will be across this land, as the city and this country mark National Indigenous Peoples Day. Family and Children Services of Renfrew County, in partnership with the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, the Renfrew County […]

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Twitter unveils Ontario-designed emoji for Indigenous History Month – MobileSyrup.com

Jun 4, 2019 Twitter has launched its new Twitter emoji for Indigenous History Month, which was designed by Janelle Wawia, an Opwaaganisining First Nation, based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The design is Wawia’s rendition of a moose hide on a stretcher. Animal skins were used for clothing, footwear, and shelter before the Europeans introduced cloth. […]

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City of Guelph: Indigenous community partners with City to create Sacred Fire space in Royal City Park

Guelph, Ont., June 3, 2019 – Local First Nations, Métis, Mixed Ancestry, Inuit and the City of Guelph are excited to share the completion of a Sacred Fire space located in Royal City Park. The Sacred Fire will be used for spiritual gatherings by local Indigenous groups for celebration, prayer, gratitude, and personal healing. Fire Keepers will […]

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

June 3, 2019 (Toronto) — In June 2009, the House of Commons voted unanimously to declare the month of June to be National Indigenous History Month, an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate not only the historical contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, but also to acknowledge the strength of these communities in […]

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John Dean Provincial Park renamed to include Indigenous name

June 3, 2019 VICTORIA – Students from ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School, along with First Nations Chiefs, Elders and representatives from the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, are celebrating their efforts to have John Dean Provincial Park renamed to include a traditional Indigenous name. George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich-North […]

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AB: National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations

Find events in Alberta to celebrate the unique histories, cultures and contributions of people from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit heritages. 2019 National Indigenous Peoples Day Events National Indigenous Peoples Day and History Month is a time to celebrate the diverse histories, languages and cultures of Indigenous Peoples that enrich our province. June 21 Recognizing […]

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Indigenous month kicked off in Niagara – CHCH News

June 1, 2019 Landscape of nations and Niagara parks hosted opening ceremonies in celebration of the events taking place across the region this month. The joint initiative aims to educate and inform Canadians about indigenous history. The ceremonies got underway with several speakers, traditional song and dance and the time honoured tradition of polishing the […]

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FTA Review: The Power of Multiple Generations Onstage in “This Time Will Be Different” – Montrealtheatrehub

June 2, 2019 Lara Kramer and Émilie Monnet’s “This Time Will Be Different” is a cross between performance art, protest and ritual. Performed by three generations of Indigenous artists, it addresses the problems with Canada’s reconciliations toward First Nations peoples, particularly residential school survivors. Using verbatim interviews, visual symbolism and immersive sound, this piece combines […]

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Ancestral languages are essential to Indigenous identities in Canada – The Conversation

May 31, 2019 Recent protests against the federal government’s approach to Indigenous language legislation is the latest manifestation of concern regarding the maintenance and flourishing of Indigenous languages and culture. Although these latest protests are centred around jurisdiction and funding, the fundamental issue for Indigenous peoples is support for an essential part of their identity. […]

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National Inquiry calls for transformative change to eradicate violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA

Missing and murdered crisis rooted in human and Indigenous rights violations Gatineau, QC, June 3, 2019 — The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report, […]

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50 years of Indigenous cinema: The impact of Alanis Obomsawin – CBC Radio

Jun 02, 2019 When Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin started making films in the late 1960s there were very few Indigenous filmmakers in Canada. Today, at the age of 86, Obomsawin is working on her 53rd documentary. Obomsawin is often described as an activist filmmaker. Her films shed light on discrimination and injustice, but also on […]

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National Gallery of Canada: The Lacey Prize for Artist-Run Centres in Canada

$90,000 CAD in prize money awarded biennially Nomination deadline, 30 August 2019 The National Gallery of Canada announced today the call for nominations for Canada’s newest art award. The Lacey Prize, established by Dr. John Lacey in association with the National Gallery of Canada and supported by the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, recognizes artist-run […]

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Heritage management agreement signed at Yukon Forum

A Memorandum of Understanding establishing a formal process for collaboration on heritage management between the Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations was signed at an official ceremony during the May 30, 2019, Yukon Forum in Carmacks, Yukon. The agreement is the result of extensive work by the Heritage Working Group, comprised of representatives from […]

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imagineNATIVE National Indigenous History Month Activities

2019 is a big year for imagineNATIVE as we host our 20th annual Festival, but we’re kicking off celebrations early by commemorating National Indigenous History Month in June by announcing some very exciting events and professional development programs! Follow the links below to find out more about each activity and check our social channels on […]

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News Roundup: Ontario Cuts Indigenous Culture Fund, Kathleen Bartels Steps Down at Vancouver Art Gallery – Canadian Art

The Indigenous Culture Fund has been eliminated as Ontario’s government pulls millions of dollars in arts spending. Plus, spring auction result highlights and more Amid cuts to other sectors, Ontario’s government has eliminated an Indigenous Culture Fund and pulled millions of dollars in arts support in an attempt to trim $11.7 billion in deficit. Recently […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201983 Views

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GDI: Open Call for Métis Authors and Artists!

May 28, 2019 Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) Press is looking to promote emerging Métis authors and visual artists, and are providing an opportunity to submit manuscripts and visual art portfolios. GDI Press promotes the work of Métis artists, illustrators, and authors by publishing children’s books, publications, and projects relating to Métis history and culture. We […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201952 Views

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Verna J. Kirkness Program encourages youth for 10th year – UM Today

May 29, 2019 — This week, Grade 11 students from 12 different communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are taking part in the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program at the University of Manitoba. In partnership with the university, the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Foundation is hosting the program on campus […]

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A celebration of Indigenous fashion design – The Globe and Mail

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Explore the Lineup for Canada Day in Canada’s Capital Region

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, May 29, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today unveiled the programming lineup for Canada Day in Canada’s Capital Region. The celebrations, which will highlight multiculturalism, diversity and inclusivity in Canadian society, will be held June 30 and July 1 in Ottawa and Gatineau. It promises to […]

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CentreCourt and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam are Proud to Unveil Indigenous Art Mural

TORONTO, May 29, 2019 – CentreCourt is thrilled to present ‘The Original Family’, a work of indigenous art created by renowned artist and educator, Phillip Cote. First proposed by Ward 13 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, the mural graces the south façade at Grid Condos, CentreCourt’s 50-storey tower at Dundas and Jarvis. “Councillor Wong-Tam asked us to […]

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A Gwich’in artist elevates Indigenous jewelry – The Narwhal

Tania Larsson is a skilled Gwich’in jeweller based in Yellowknife, N.W.T., working to put her culture’s adornment in the international spotlight This is part three of Land Crafted: a five-part video series exploring entrepreneurship in northern Canada. Tania Larsson’s jewelry has become as much a must-have among fashion-conscious Yellowknifers as mukluks. But it’s gone far, […]

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National Music Centre announces Indigenous Music Week at Studio Bell, June 19 to 22

Week of activities in partnership with APTN, Canada’s Music Incubator, Indigenous Resilience in Music, and Sled Island (Calgary, AB — May 28, 2019) Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for Indigenous Music Week at Studio Bell from June 19 to 22, featuring music and activities that celebrate the cultural diversity of Indigenous music in Canada. […]

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In a Canadian first, Federal Court issues decision in Cree and Dene – CBC

May 29, 2019 In a bid to make the justice system more accessible, Canada’s Federal Court has issued its first ruling in Cree and Dene. The court ruling overturned the suspension of Fort McMurray #468 First Nation band councillor Samantha Whalen. Justice Sébastien Grammond issued the summary judgment on Friday, which was released also in […]

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Skoden Festival directors talk reconciliation, community engagement, and the festival’s first year – The Peak

Skoden is a one day Indigenous Film Festival happening Saturday, June 1 at SFU Woodwards. Skoden, an Indigenous slang term for “let’s go then”, promises to showcase Indigenous filmmaking in BC and to foster conversations about reconciliation and what it really means. In anticipation for their inaugural festival, I interviewed Carr Sappier (Wolastoqiyik) and Grace […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201960 Views

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Outaouais Has Every Reason to Celebrate the Start of Summer

From: Canadian Heritage GATINEAU, Quebec, May 28, 2019 Today, Mr. Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament (Hull-Aylmer), announced an investment of $21,090 in Impératif français and $10,000 in the Outaouais en fête Festival. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Provided through the Celebrate Canada program, […]

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Indigenous Flag Raising Ceremony at Hamilton City Hall

May 27 2019 HAMILTON, ON – To commemorate National Indigenous History Month in Hamilton, flags representing First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples will be raised at City Hall for the month of June. To honour these flags, the Urban Indigenous Strategy and the Hamilton Aboriginal Advisory Committee will be holding an Indigenous Flag Raising Ceremony. Members […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201967 Views

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Cultural Hotspot launched in north Etobicoke and York neighbourhoods

25-May-2019 Today, Mayor John Tory launched the sixth annual Cultural Hotspot, which celebrates and spotlights the arts, culture, food, events and communities of north Etobicoke and York. Mayor Tory was joined at the launch by Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City’s Economic and Community Development Committee, Councillor Frances Nunziata […]

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Downsview Park Celebrates Past, Present and Future With New Sesquicentennial Trail

TORONTO, May 27, 2019 – Hundreds of community members and city officials joined Downsview Park on Sunday May 26th for the dedication and official opening of the Sesquicentennial “Sesqui” Trail, a visually stunning new gateway to the Park that unites past, present and future. Conceived in 2017 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation the […]

by pnationtalk on May 27, 201948 Views

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Inuktut deserves a place in the Official Languages Act – Macleans.ca

Ottawa could lead the world by formally recognizing the mother tongue of the Inuit as an official language within Nunavut May 27, 2019 Aluki Kotierk is the president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the organization founded to ensure the promises made to Inuit under the Nunavut Agreement are carried out Read this article in Inuktut here. […]

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MMF Joins Manitoba Museum in Unveiling Exhibit to Commemorate the Tragic Story of the Métis Citizens of Ste. Madeleine

May 24, 2019 MMF Joins Manitoba Museum in Unveiling Exhibit to Commemorate The Tragic Story of the Métis Citizens of Ste. Madeleine Winnipeg, Manitoba – Today, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) celebrated the work of the Manitoba Museum as it unveiled a new exhibit chronicling a tragic and historic time in Métis History. Ni Kishkishin […]

by pnationtalk on May 27, 201953 Views

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Ontario eliminates Indigenous Culture Fund, cuts millions for the arts – CTV

May 27, 2019 Ontario has eliminated a fund supporting Indigenous culture as the government cuts tens of millions of dollars in arts funding — a decision that is being slammed as short-sighted. The Progressive Conservatives are attempting to trim an $11.7-billion deficit and are cutting spending in a number of areas. That includes lower spending […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201939 Views

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