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Public Art Kwáshkwan-in! Jump! Installed on Ottawa’s York Street Steps

OTTAWA, June 1, 2018 An iconic, deeply Canadian image—salmon returning to where they came from to spawn—is the focus of a new art installation on the York Street steps: Kwáshkwan-in!, the Algonquin word for “jump.” Bold and colourful, these six resilient salmon appear to leap up a waterfall, transforming the steps into an animated river scene. […]

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National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day – Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa

June 01, 2018 On behalf of CIHR, I would like to wish First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples a happy National Indigenous History Month and a National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. For all Canadians, June is a very special month as we all come together to celebrate the traditions, cultures and contributions of […]

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QNSW: Winners of March 2018 International Women’s Day Photo Competition ‘Celebrating Women and Their Families’

May 31, 2018 http://www.qnsw.ca/news/2016/2/2/international-womens-day-photo-competition-celebrating-womens-traditional-clothing NT5

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Painting unveiled for MNO Thorold office – MNO

Sloping mountains, towering trees and water as smooth as glass frame a trapper’s cabin in a new painting that hangs in the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) office in Thorold. The painting, created by long-time MNO Niagara Region Métis Council Councilor Pierre Carre, was unveiled following the council’s Annual General Meeting on April 18. Councilor […]

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MNBC: 4th Annual Métis Youth Forum, August 19th – 22nd, 2018, Strathcona Park Lodge!

May 31st, 2018 We are looking for 40 Métis youth between the ages of 15-30 to join us for our fourth Annual Métis Youth Forum from August 19th– 22nd, 2018at Strathcona Park Lodge! The Revitalizing Our Culture (ROC) Youth Forum is an initiative of Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) which aims to provide an opportunity for Métis youth […]

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New Central Library to share breadth of Indigenous culture through public art – Thestar.com

May 31, 2018 CALGARY—When the New Central Library opens its doors later this year, Indigenous stories will have a permanent space. The Calgary Public Library is launching an Indigenous public art plan to help tell the diverse history and culture of the Treaty 7 and Métis Region 3 nations. The plan is to select Indigenous […]

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A Guide to Powwow Season in Canada – WestJet Magazine

For Indigenous people across Canada, the arrival of green grass and sunny days signals the return of powwow season. I was about 10 years old when I attended my first powwow. The women dancers were so beautiful, they took my breath away. As the fancy shawl dancers’ soft moccasins crushed the dry summer grass beneath […]

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Celebrating National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day

Toronto, June 1, 2018 – The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is proud to join the celebration of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st), the first of this year’s Celebrate Canadadays. “Members of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities continue to innovate, challenge and inspire through the arts and sciences, politics, […]

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Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto kicks off with New Moon – CBC

The inaugural event’s first night showcases new and upcoming Indigenous designers Jun 01, 2018 The inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto kicked off Thursday evening, showcasing new and upcoming designers. The entire event will take place over four days, each day culminating with a runway showcase inspired by the traditional phases of the moon. Thursday was […]

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National billboard exhibition celebrates Indigenous resilience through art – Canadian Geographic

When Resilience: The National Billboard Exhibition Project was first discussed by Winnipeg-based art centre Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), it was an idea without a name, but with one very clear vision: to publically celebrate and commemorate the work of Indigenous female artists in a countrywide act of reconciliation. “This project is not about […]

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George Brown jewellery grad featured in Vogue – George Brown

A George Brown College jewellery grad will very likely see a big bump in orders after being featured in Vogue. Louise Solomon graduated from our Jewellery Methods program in 2011 and shortly after launched her own company Hand of Solomon . Her work is featured in a piece about Indigenous designers on Vogue.com Open New […]

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Over $5,100,000 in CanNor funding benefits community infrastructure

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency May 31, 2018 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Public spaces are the hearts of small communities across Canada’s North. These cultural and heritage centers, trails and parks, sports and recreational facilities bring people together and provide space for families to play, socialize, exercise and […]

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IRC: Are You Ready To Celebrate Inuvialuit Day?

May 30, 2018 The 34th anniversary of the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement will be held on June 5 throughout the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and beyond! Are you excited for Inuvialuit Day? We sure are! We would like to invite everyone to come celebrate and enjoy drum dancing, music, door prizes, and a BBQ in Inuvik. […]

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Barrie Native Friendship Centre to celebrate 30 years at annual powwow – Global News

May 31, 2018 The Barrie Native Friendship Centre will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at its annual powwow June 2 and 3. This year’s powwow theme is “honouring our founders.” “The powwow is being held in honour of the founders who paved the way for future generations to participate in the Indigenous-led community centre,” said […]

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Media Advisory – Indigenous Writers’ Gathering in Ottawa on June 5

GATINEAU, QC, May 31, 2018 – The Government of Canada invites the media to a discussion with three Indigenous writers that will take part in the third Indigenous Writers’ Gathering in Ottawa. DATE: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Library and Archives Canada 395 Wellington Street, 2nd floor (Pellan Room) Ottawa, […]

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Life After’ musical about a teen coping with loss leads Dora nominations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 31, 2018  TORONTO _ A musical about a 16-year-old girl sent reeling after the sudden death of her father and a dark comedy about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline are among the leading contenders for this year’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards. “Life After” nabbed a leading 12 nominations for Toronto’s biggest […]

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Announcement: Nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announced, TAPA

Nominations for 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announced! Soulpepper Theatre Soars with 23 Nominations in General Theatre Division – 8 for Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts I, II, III). Mirvish Productions Leads the Pack in Musical Theatre with 14 Noms – 8 for Come From Away. 4 Companies Tie for Lead in Independent […]

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New Edmonton film festival shines spotlight on Indigenous stories – CBC

Most screenings are free and take place this week at Metro Cinema May 30, 2018 Reconciliation is the theme of a new Edmonton film festival that runs until Saturday at Metro Cinema. The RISE Reconciliation Film Festival started Saturday. The co-founder of Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton (RISE) — a volunteer group that supports reconciliation — […]

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North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame member coming to Red Deer – Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is hosting Métis Fiddler Patti Kusturok May. 30, 2018 A North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame member is coming to Red Deer. Métis Fiddler Patti Kusturok and her fiddle group – son Alex Kusturok and friend Jeremy Rusu will play at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery on […]

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Indigenous family enraged and devastated after son’s braid cut by schoolmate – Global News

Wed, May 30: A troubling incident involving a Grade 6 student in Calgary has left a family in disbelief. The 11-year-old Indigenous boy says part of his braid was cut off by another student. Jill Croteau has more. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/4243745/indigenous-family-enraged-and-devastated-after-sons-braid-cut-by-schoolmate/

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Exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario to focus on 2 late famed Inuit artists – CBC

Will be the 1st time Inuit art showcased in gallery’s largest exhibition space, seal to be served at opening May 31, 2018 Two famed Inuit artists are having their work presented in a retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) this summer. Kenojuak Ashevak and her nephew Tim Pitsiulak were both print artists […]

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Historical association rebrands award named for John A. Macdonald – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 30, 2018 REGINA _ A Canadian historical association is stripping the name of the country’s first prime minister from one of its top honours. John A. Macdonald’s place in Canadian history was debated by many of the scholars who know it best at the Canadian Historical Association’s annual meeting in Regina. After […]

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AB Government: National Indigenous Peoples Day

On June 21, celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.  During the month of June there are numerous opportunities to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people of Alberta and Canada. National Indigenous Peoples Day events in Alberta – June 2018 On […]

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15th Annual Peace River Pow Wow, 23rd Annual Aboriginal Gathering approaching – Peace River Record Gazette

May 30, 2018 A powerful celebration of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people will be held at the 12 Foot Davis Event Park June 2 and 3. “It’s a celebration for us; we’re celebrating our cultural heritage and we’re serving as a site for cross-cultural sharing with non-indigenous attendees and participants,” said Wendy Goulet, pow […]

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in Pembroke – The Daily Observer

May 30, 2018 The culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples will be celebrated in communities across Canada on June 21, as the country marks National Indigenous Peoples Day. Locally, the Anishaanabe Cultural Circle is organizing the sixth annual National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration at the Pembroke Waterfront. The day will begin at 5 a.m. with […]

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The Downtown Community Welcomes the Indigenous Gardens for 4th Year

May 30, 2018 Planting Seeds of Reconciliation Two beautiful story posts created in honour of truth and reconciliation will be installed this year to enhance the Indigenous Gardens project.  The Indigenous Gardens initiative was first launched 4 years ago by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Aboriginal Peoples’ Advisory Committee and Placemaking Committee. The Gardens will be […]

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Indigenous fashion week weaves identity, tradition and social change – CP

May 30, 2018 12:52 By Cassandra Szklarski THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Fashion is about more than just making beautiful things for designer Sage Paul, and she hopes this week’s Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto makes that clear. The Dene artist says beading, weaving, textiles and sewing are inextricably linked to so much of her upbringing and identity. For […]

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News Release – City of Toronto’s Newcomer Day celebrates new Torontonians

May 29, 2018 The fourth annual Toronto Newcomer Day was held today at Nathan Phillips Square to welcome newcomers to Toronto and celebrate their contributions. Mayor John Tory, who was joined by Council’s Newcomer Advocates Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt) and Councillor Neethan Shan (Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River) as well as City of Toronto […]

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Tipi raised to recognize relationship between First Nations, U of A – Folio

May 28 2018 Powerful symbol of First Nations culture takes its place in front of the Faculty of Native Studies. A symbol recognizing the relationship between First Nations people and the University of Alberta was raised on campus today. Under the guidance of Elder Ricky Cardinal from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Joe Cardinal and […]

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TimberWest seeks artists for First Nations art showcase – BCLocalNews.com

May. 29, 2018 TimberWest has issued a call for artists for its First Nation Cultural Art Showcase program, and has extended the deadline from May 25 to Friday, June 8. “We are looking for three First Nation artists to represent one of the three major language groups on Vancouver Island (Nuu-chah-nulth territory, Kwakwaka’wakw territory and […]

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2018 Sobey Art Award shortlist announced: The $240,000 award highlights excellence in Canadian contemporary art

May 29, 2018 The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2018 Sobey Art Award. The work of all five will be featured in a group exhibition opening October 3, 2018 at the National Gallery of Canada. One of the artists will take home the $100,000 first prize, […]

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Investment into emerging curators to mark the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank

May 29, 2018 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $82,000 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank. The investment by the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture is being allocated to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to help engage three emerging curators from the francophone, anglophone and First Nations communities […]

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Chippewa artist’s latest display part of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto kick-off party – CBC

Latest instalment by Jay Soule pops up at ROM launch party May 29, 2018 Two mannequins with black tape across their mouths holding a sign with a statement about reconciliation wore garments from Chippewar at the opening party for Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto on Sunday. The last-minute contribution was by Chippewa artist Jay Soule, after […]

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Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec awards ceremony marked by pride and recognition

MONTRÉAL, May 29, 2018  – The awards ceremony for the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec (OALQ) marks the contributions made by outstanding men and women who have shaped Québec’s cultural landscape through their vision, talent, achievements and dedication. The emotion felt by each winner upon receiving this major honour was palpable and was enhanced significantly […]

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A dark history’: Muskowekwan First Nation fights to save former residential school building – CBC

Residential school added to National Trust for Canada’s 2018 Endangered Places list May 28, 2018 A First Nation in east-central Saskatchewan wants to save its former residential school building from the wrecking ball. The school, located on the Muskowekwan First Nation, is one of the few residential schools in the country that is still standing […]

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🇨🇦 Arctic art: Canada’s Inuit people sculptures tell unique stories | Al Jazeera English

Credits: Al Jazeera English Native Inuit people living in the Canadian Arctic have traditionally survived by hunting whales, seals and polar bears. But as their way of life has changed dramatically, some have turned to art to make a living. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak visited the community of Joe Haven – where sculptures, paintings and […]

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UFCW: National Indigenous History Month – June

Toronto – May 28, 2018 – Annually, we honour June as National Indigenous History Month. We observe, celebrate and acknowledge the sacrifices, strength and accomplishments of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada, while also recognizing that our history has been marred by a legacy of racism inflicted against Indigenous peoples in Canada. The […]

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Minister Chagger launches “Show Us Your Canada” photo contest

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release Canadians are invited to showcase their favourite places in any season to mark 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism May 28, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Canada offers a wealth of tourist destinations, and its vibrant tourism industry employs one in ten Canadians who eagerly welcomed a record […]

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City of Edmonton PSA – Amiskwaciy History Series: the politics of reconciliation

May 28, 2018 Join Janice Makokis and Elder Ki’Sikaw Ksay-Yin for a presentation on the politics of reconciliation. This session is part of the Amiskwaciy History Series. Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Eastglen High School Theatre, 11430 68 Street Cost: Free, refreshments provided Janice Makokis is from Saddle Lake […]

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IWF Toronto: Announces Lectures and Panels Featuring Kent Monkman, Jesse Wente, Devon Fiddler, Barbara Teller Ornelas and Jeneen Frei Njootli

INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK TORONTO Announces Lectures and Panels Featuring Kent Monkman, Jesse Wente, Devon Fiddler, Barbara Teller Ornelas and Jeneen Frei Njootli The inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO) is excited to announce its FREE lectures and panels series, creating access for all audiences to understand Indigenous fashion and craft on a deeper level. IFWTO takes place May 31 […]

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Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto

May 31 – June 3, 2018 Harbourfront Centre, Producing Partner & Venue 235 Queens Quay West The first Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto launches May 31 to June 3, presenting the most distinct and progressive Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles and craft. The School of Fashion sponsored the Cultural (In)Appropriation, June 2 panel and Riley Kucheran, PhD […]

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Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS) to hold its 4th edition June 1 and 2 – Montrealtheatrehub

May 28, 2018 Faithful to its mission of building bridges between creators from different Indigenous nations, fostering productive collaborations and promoting the work of these artists, Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS) is back again this spring for its 4th edition, taking place on June 1 and 2, 2018. Founded in 2016 by interdisciplinary artist and artistic […]

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Métis Heritage Day with Prince George Métis

Join Prince George Métis Community Association for their Métis Heritage Day on June 17th (Father’s Day) at the Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm for some family fun and games and fantastic Métis culture and old time fiddling. The event is open and free to all Métis Citizens, community members, registered […]

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Métis artists attend first open forum – MNO

More than 50 people attended the Open Forum for Métis Artists on April 11 at the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) office in Midland. The event was organized by MNO citizen and artist Maurice Cadieux and his wife Donna. Their passion for the arts, their family and friends sparked the idea to give back by […]

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Manitoba Confirms Additional Support for Inuit Art Centre

May 25, 2018 New Provincial Funding for an Iconic Cultural Institution: Pallister The Manitoba government is significantly increasing its investment in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre, Premier Brian Pallister announced today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the project. “The Winnipeg Art Gallery is an iconic cultural institution in Manitoba.  Through exhibits, educational programs […]

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Astronomer names minor planet after Vancouver Island First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 27, 2018 By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS CENTRAL SAANICH, B.C. _ When Tsawout First Nation Chief Harvey Underwood looks up at the stars, he knows his community has a place among them. That’s because floating in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is a newly discovered minor planet that bears […]

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Indigenous B.C. architects contribute to UNCEDED at Venice Biennale – The Georgia Straight

May 25th, 2018 Canada’s first Indigenous-led submission to the Venice Biennale in Architecture opens tomorrow (May 26) to the public–and it features a strong presence from B.C. talent. Commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts for the world’s most prestigious international architecture competition, UNCEDED: Voices of the Land is an immersive audio-visual experience featuring […]

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Inuit ‘wear their culture on their sleeve, literally’: Inuk designer gears up for Indigenous Fashion Week – CBC

Nunavut designer Nooks Lindell mixes modern and traditional Inuit style May 25, 2018 In Arviat, Nunavut, where the hunting culture draws Inuit boys and men to the land, and function rules over fashion, Inuk designer Nooks Lindell didn’t always feel like he fit in. “You could kind of still feel it that men are supposed […]

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Manitoba premier says grants will be more dependent on private matching dollars – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 25, 2018 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A project billed as the largest Inuit art centre in the world took another step forward Friday as Manitoba promised another $5 million. But there is a catch _ organizers will have to raise another $10 million in private donations to get […]

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Indigenous art proposal selected by Faculty of Law – Queen’s Gazette

May 23, 2018 Visitors to the Faculty of Law building this fall will see a unique Indigenous art installation. “Words that are lasting,” an artwork by Montréal (Tiohtià:ke) visual artist Hannah Claus, has been selected as the winning entry in the Indigenous Art Commission competition held by the Queen’s Faculty of Law. This goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201833 Views

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