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2017 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Winners Named – Government of NS

November 20, 2017 Acclaimed visual artist and curator Susan Gibson Garvey accepted the Portia White Prize and Acadian singer and songwriter Ronald Bourgeois accepted the Prix Grand Pré at the 2017 Creative Nova Scotia Awards gala today, Nov. 18. Ninety-five thousand dollars in awards were presented at the annual celebration in Halifax including two new […]

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WHYTE: Long road to recovery for Indigenous sacred objects – TheChronicleHerald.ca

November 20, 2017 There’s a story Paul Williams likes to share, though he’d rather not say when it’s from or who it’s about. Most of the things involved we can never show you either – they’re sacred objects, and meant only for very specific eyes. By Williams’ own request, we can’t even tell you where […]

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Old canoe bows to new purpose – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Nov. 20, 2017 Canoe cut in half to create bookcase honouring the Métis and their voyageur history An old canoe’s days on the water are history, but the craft now pays homage to Canada’s Métis and their voyageur history as library bookshelves. On Thursday, staff at John Barsby and Cedar secondary schools held two dedication […]

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Indigenous Voices – Nadya Kwandibens, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Credits:CANADA Explore | Explorez Nadya Kwandibens an Anishinaabe/ Ojibwe from the Animakee Wa Zhing First Nation in northwestern Ontario visits Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to continue her photography series Red Works. To learn more about travelling to Canada’s East Coast check out this itinerary: https://aboriginalcanada.ca/corporate…

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Minister Joly Announces New Appointments to the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees

New members will support the work of the National Arts Centre Corporation in building excellence in the performing arts GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 16, 2017  – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced one appointment and two reappointments of part-time members to the Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre Corporation. The appointees have backgrounds […]

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University of Winnipeg receiving $2.5 million for project on Rocky Cree language, history and culture – Thompson Citizen

November 17, 2017 The 1993 discovery in South Indian Lake of the remains of a 25-year-old Cree woman who lived 350 years ago has already led to the creation of a book and now to a $2.5 million grant for University of Winnipeg researchers. Their seven-year project, designed to help reclaim Asiniski Ithiiniwak (Rocky Cree) […]

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BR Women War Monument – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 17, 2017 HALIFAX – They sang and played accordion, knitted scarves and sewed quilts, and served up heaping plates of roast beef and potatoes to hundreds of hungry servicemen. Now, more than 70 years later, Nova Scotia women and girls are being saluted for their volunteer work during the […]

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Southeast Collegiate celebrates construction of new state-of-the-art educational institute

November 16, 2017 –  Winnipeg, MB – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring First Nation students have quality learning environments that celebrate Indigenous culture and promote academic achievement. Today, Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, […]

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Minister Joly Announces $1.16 Million in Funding for Anti-Discrimination and Inter-Cultural Understanding Projects

EDMONTON – November 16, 2017 The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, today announced that the Department of Canadian Heritage will provide total funding of more than $1.16 million for four Edmonton-area projects. The projects are receiving funding through Inter-Action, the Government of Canada’s multiculturalism grants and contributions program. […]

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PSA – Painting the rails with new mural at Churchill Station

November 16, 2017 The public is invited to stop by Churchill LRT station to view artists, Carla Taylor and Dana Belcourt, painting the first mural for the Canada 150 “Paint the Rails” legacy project in collaboration with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and Edmonton Transit Service (ETS). The large, three-part mural […]

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Sea views and art – healing in a calm environment at new Campbell River hospital campus

Nov. 16, 2017 CAMPBELL RIVER – The tranquil effects of the ocean as well as local artwork will play comforting roles in helping people recover at the new North Island Hospital’s Campbell River & District campus, which also features bigger rooms for more privacy and an emergency department three times larger than the previous space. […]

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Government of Canada invests in St. Peters Canal National Historic Site

St. Peters Canal Swing Bridge Officially Re-Opens to Public November 16, 2017    St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia    Parks Canada Agency Today the Government of Canada, along with community members from St. Peter’s and Potlotek First Nation, officially re-opened the new two-lane swing bridge at St. Peters Canal National Historic Site following the complete replacement of this […]

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Statement by Minister Bennett on Louis Riel Day

OTTAWA (Ontario), November 16, 2017 – Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, released the following statement: “On Louis Riel Day, we pay tribute to the Métis leader and founder of Manitoba, recognize his tireless advocacy for Métis rights, and celebrate Métis culture across the nation. Louis Riel was a […]

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Creative Canada: Minister Joly Reiterates the Government’s Vision for the Future of Canada’s Creative Industries at an Event in Edmonton

EDMONTON, November 16, 2017 In September, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, launched Creative Canada: the Government of Canada’s vision for the future of Canadian creative industries. During an event today with the Edmonton Arts Council, Minister Joly reiterated the main themes of the government’s vision for Creative Canada, Canada’s first-ever strategy to […]

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B.C. raises Métis flag, honours Louis Riel Day

November 16, 2017 VICTORIA – Métis and provincial government representatives gathered in front of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings today to mark Louis Riel Day and celebrate the contribution of Métis people to British Columbia. Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Carole James joined president of Métis Nation BC (MNBC) Clara Morin Dal Col, members […]

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City of Toronto to honour Métis people at flag raising for Louis Riel Day

November 15, 2017 City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will join community representatives tomorrow in a ceremony and Métis flag raising to mark Louis Riel Day in Toronto. The ceremony/flag-raising honours the contributions of Louis Riel and the Métis people to the development of Canada. Date: Thursday, November 16 Time: 9 a.m. – […]

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Statement from the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation on Louis Riel Day – Government of ON

November 16, 2017 8:30 A.M. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, released the following statement today: “November 16 is a date that is significant not only for Métis people, but for all people in Ontario. One hundred and thirty-two years ago, Métis leader Louis Riel was executed […]

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Media Advisory – Louis Riel Day Provincial Ceremony at Queen’s Park

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2017 Louis Riel was the great Métis leader and Father of Confederation executed by the Canadian government on November 16, 1885, for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of Métis rights. Louis Riel Day is held annually on November 16 to commemorate Riel, celebrate Métis culture and recognize Métis contributions to Canada. Métis communities across Ontario will be holding Louis Riel […]

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Métis Week in Edmonton recognizes culture and history

November 15, 2017 The City of Edmonton and the Métis Nation of Alberta joined together today to declare Nov. 13 to 18, 2017 as Métis Week. The week is devoted to commemorating the sacrifices of the Métis people and celebrating their achievements and contributions in the development of the region. “It is a great pleasure […]

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Parks Canada celebrates successful Canada 150 season at Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

More Canadians than ever before enjoyed amazing experiences at Parks Canada’s places in 2017 November 15, 2017                      Gravenhurst, 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 peoples. […]

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PAMA: What’s on in November

New Portrait Exhibitions, Reflection and Remembrance – Exciting November Programming at PAMA This fall, PAMA is pleased to present an exciting new art gallery line-up centred around Portraits. These will be combined with a fascinating artist talk given by Phil Richards about his creative approach to portraiture and a special Picture Perfect tour with Curator Gerrie Loveys. Meeting […]

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity launches new Cultural Leadership program

BANFF, AB, November 14, 2017 – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is proud to launch a new training program that will empower the next generation of leaders from cultural organizations across the country to make a lasting impact in Canada’s arts and cultural sector. On November 12, 2017, the inaugural cohort of 19 cultural […]

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2017 Saskatchewan Arts Awards

Presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Arts Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines. Recipients are given awards in six categories. The event brings artists, arts organizations, patrons of the arts and members of the business community together to celebrate the enormous contributions the arts community makes […]

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Media Advisory – City of Toronto to honour Métis people at flag raising for Louis Riel Day

Media Advisory November 15, 2017 City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will join community representatives tomorrow in a ceremony and Métis flag raising to mark Louis Riel Day in Toronto. The ceremony/flag-raising honours the contributions of Louis Riel and the Métis people to the development of Canada. Date: Thursday, November 16 Time: 9 […]

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Supporting Community-Based Indigenous Language Projects in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, November 15, 2017 The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that the Government of Canada has provided funding in the amount of $87,973 for the Manitoba Children’s Hospital Indigenous Language Program. For this project, Canadian Heritage is partnering with Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC), which will produce five illustrated children’s books in Cree, Ojibwe, […]

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Calls for Applications: imagineNATIVE’s 2018 Commission + Mentorship Programs

Deadline: December 15, 2017 imagineNATIVE has announced Calls for Applications for four annual professional development mentorship and commission programs: CSIF/imagineNATIVE Mentorship, CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency, LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship, and NBFC/imagineNATIVE Incubator Program. CSIF/imagineNATIVE Mentorship Program Application Deadline: December 15, 2017 CSIF and imagineNATIVE are proud to present their 5th annual Mentorship Program. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore filmmaking […]

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Calgary city councillor wants Indigenous art for Anderson Road pedestrian bridge project – CBC

Coun. Jeromy Farkas suggests move could help city mend fences with the Tsuut’ina Nation Nov 15, 2017 Calgary Coun. Jeromy Farkas hopes the public art for a new infrastructure project will be an opportunity for an Indigenous artist, especially in the wake of the controversy over a previous public art project, Bowfort Towers. City council […]

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Halifax Explosion Christmas tree prepared for journey to Boston from Cape Breton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  BLUES MILLS, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia tradition that recalls how New England residents helped Halifax after a massive explosion ripped through the capital city 100 years ago is underway today. Each year the province cuts down a Christmas tree and sends it to Boston as an act of gratitude […]

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MacKenzie Art Gallery – Dana Claxton: New exhibition and symposium looks at aesthetics though Nakota, Dakota, and Lakota lens

REGINA, SK — This fall, the MacKenzie brings another first to the people of Saskatchewan. Dana Claxton: The Sioux Project — Tatanka Oyate (2017) is the first art exhibition to explore contemporary Sioux aesthetics in the province. In this new work, Hunkpapa Lakota artist Dana Claxton claims the term Sioux for Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota peoples, carefully reflecting […]

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MA: Edmonton celebrates Métis Week

November 14, 2017 Media are invited to join Councillor Aaron Paquette, Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras and Region 4 President Cecil Bellrose for the Métis Week proclamation and flag raising ceremony. Date:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Time: 11:00 a.m. Location:  City Room, City Hall As a symbol of the history and contributions of […]

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NCC: Request for Proposals on Research for Eagle River Protest Commemoration

November 14, 2017 The Eagle River Protest, which took place over 21 years ago in September 1996, was a formative event for the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC). NCC would like to document its impact on NCC, our people and all those who stood in protest so that its significance is never forgotten. The general scope […]

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Video: Cree language expert Randy Morin teaches five Cree words – StarPhoenix

November 13, 2017 Randy Morin, a fluent Cree speaker from Big River First Nation, has taught hundreds of students, from elementary school to university. He’s a faculty member in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Indigenous Studies and father of three who is a passionate advocate for the Cree language and Indigenous culture. Check out […]

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Toronto parks to reflect Indigenous history – Toronto Star

Part of the process involves naming parks after famous Indigenous people. Nov. 13, 2017 Toronto is looking to incorporate Indigenous placemaking in parks and public places. A proposal recently tabled before the city’s Aboriginal Affairs Committee details current efforts to showcase Indigenous culture and history in Toronto’s green spaces. “Toronto’s parks and public realm are […]

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ICC hopes Inuit Day observance will grow – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

November 14, 2017 “I’m glad to see that it’s starting to take off” Though the day’s not widely observed in Nunavut and Nunavik, the Inuit Circumpolar Council hopes that every Nov. 7, Inuit Day, sometimes called International Inuit Day, will in the future become more important. Inuit in Ottawa took a small step towards meeting […]

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Manitoba Metis Federation Builds Memorial Dedicated to St. Eustache Veterans

Manitoba Metis Federation Builds Memorial Dedicated to St. Eustache Veterans St. Eustache, Nov 11, 2017 – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is unveiling a veteran’s monument in St. Eustache with the names of over 450 Métis and local veterans who served in Canada’s Military. The memorial has been designed by the Manitoba Metis Government and supported […]

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The Government of Quebec supports the acquisition of a new building to house the Maniwaki Native Friendship Centre

MANIWAKI, QC, Nov. 13, 2017  – The MNA for Gatineau, Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the Outaouais Region, Ms. Stéphanie Vallée, announced today the awarding of a grant in the amount of $372,000, in order to provide support to persons from indigenous communities who are living in urban areas.  This funding will be provided under the auspices […]

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NAN to Unveil Veterans Eagle Staff on Remembrance Day

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 10, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will join with First Nation Elders, leaders and families to unveil the newly-constructed Veterans Eagle Staff at a ceremony Saturday prior to Remembrance Day. “We will be honoured to witness the blessing of the Veterans Eagle Staff this weekend before […]

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New music and literary tour to bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists – CBC

New Constellations tour to include arts workshops for Indigenous youth November 12, 2017 A tour described as a “half-music, half-literary” event is about to hit 13 cities and First Nations communities. The New Constellations tour will feature music acts, spoken word, as well as mentorship workshops geared toward Indigenous youth. The tour is bringing together both […]

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AIAI: A Time to Remember the Past and Reflect on Tomorrow

London, Ontario November 10th, 2017 – This Remembrance Day, the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians wishes to pay its’ respects to all those who have served in the military, past and present, and to all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do today.  First Nation […]

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Archaeological dig in Mississauga turns up 2,400-year-old remains – Mississauga.com

Councillor describes remains as a former Indigenous settlement An archeological dig in south Mississauga has unearthed remnants of the city’s past. An Indigenous settlement dating back 2,400 years has been uncovered at a former residential property on the corner of Stavebank Road and Premium Way, according to Ward 7 Coun. Nando Iannicca. “It predates the […]

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What’s in a name? Plenty for Alberta First Nations seeking heritage recognition – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2017 By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS If a group of First Nations get their wish, Calgary will be renamed Wichispa Oyade _ Stoney Nakoda terms that roughly translate to mean elbow town. The Stoney Nakoda have applied to have a long list of well-known places across southern Alberta changed to […]

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Ontario Pays Tribute to Veterans and Soldiers

Public Invited to Join Ceremonies of Remembrance Across the Province November 11, 2017 8:00 A.M. Office of the Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne is encouraging people of all ages to attend one of the more than 175 Remembrance Day ceremonies being held in communities across Ontario today to honour the men and women who have served our country […]

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The man who walked among the stars: Gord Downie & the Indigenous Peoples

Credits:NEWS 1130 Gord Downie used the final months of his life to put national attention on Indigenous issues in Canada. Nigel Newlove looks back at how Downie earned himself a spot in the hearts of many Indigenous peoples in this country.

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Statement from Nunatukavut President Todd Russell in honour of Remembrance Day

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, November 10, 2017 – The following is a Remembrance Day statement from President Todd Russell, on behalf of the NunatuKavut Community Council, in honour of all Veterans: “On this upcoming Remembrance Day, let us pause to remember and honour the generations of courageous men and women in uniform who have served […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2017135 Views

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GNB: Moose hunt extended to Passamaquoddy

10 November 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – An agreement between the Passamaquoddy people and the provincial government will result in a special moose harvest this year during the month of November. “In the spirit of peace and friendship, and in keeping with the existing relationship between the Passamaquoddy and the Crown, we are facilitating this moose […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201783 Views

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We remember – NorQuest College

November 09, 2017 On November 8, 2017 Canadians officially recognized Aboriginal Veteran’s Day, and with Remembrance Day just around the corner, NorQuest College would like to honour the brave people who fought in World War I and every other conflict that followed where Canadians rose to the call to protect our freedoms and liberties. Sadly, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201755 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Joins First Nations Veterans to Mark Remembrance Day at National Ceremony in Ottawa on November 11

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Joins First Nations Veterans to Mark Remembrance Day at National Ceremony in Ottawa on November 11 November 10, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – On Remembrance Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will be joined by First Nations veterans for ceremonies in Ottawa to honour all, who have […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2017204 Views

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Indigenous Olympian killed at Passchendaele remains an inspiration to Canadians – Toronto Star

Alexander Decoteau, 29 when he died in WWI’s Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago, was the first Indigenous cop in Canada. His great-niece and an Edmonton police officer helped keep his story alive. Nov. 10, 2017 By the time Alexander Decoteau enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in 1916 and shipped out for Europe, […]

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Listen to a Membertou linguist read In Flanders Fields in Mi’kmaq – CBC

Bernie Francis wanted his community to recognize the contribution of its Mi’kmaq soldiers, veterans Nov 10, 2017 There’s a familiar cadence to his voice as Bernie Francis stands in the shadow of the cenotaph, the Mi’kmaq poem flowing from his lips. It’s one he’s translated roughly six times now — and he’ll deliver In Flanders […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201751 Views

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Canadian Army well-represented at the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

November 9, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Army members are attending various events in Belgium between November 8 through 12, 2017, highlighting the 100thanniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Canadian Army representatives are part of a larger Government of Canada delegation, led by Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to […]

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