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How Canadian chefs are reinventing Indigenous cuisine – BT Toronto

Chef Rich Francis is cooking up his take on some delicious indigenous recipes! He is featured in ‘Red Chef Revival’ premiering April 16th at Hot Docs. Read More: https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/how-canadian-chefs-are-reinventing-indigenous-cuisine/

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MMF in court with province Friday over Hydro agreement – CTV News

April 12, 2019 The Manitoba Métis Federation is set to appear in court Friday with the province of Manitoba in a preliminary hearing. The MMF filed a judicial review in June 2018 to fight a decision by the Pallister government to cancel a 2014 agreement and subsequent settlement worth nearly $67.5 million dollars between Manitoba […]

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival announces full program and highlights of May 2019 edition including work by Carrie Mae Weems

North American and international artists will present a diversity of lens-based projects in museums, galleries, and public spaces across Toronto TORONTO, April 11, 2019 – Today, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival announced the full program for the 23rd edition of the city-wide event spanning the month of May, including its Core Programming of 23 Primary […]

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Media Advisory – Launch of the Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition, a unique opportunity to discover the Métis Nation

PINCHER CREEK, AB, April 10, 2019 – The exhibition Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada presents selected artwork and photographs about the Métis Nation and aims to foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the Métis Nation. Launch : April 13, 2019 Location: Kootenai […]

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Library and Archives Canada: 4 projects for preservation of documentary heritage funded in Nunavut and Yukon

From: Library and Archives Canada News release Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 52 projects (including 47 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada. The recipients of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) for 2019–2020 were announced today at TIFF Bell […]

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USask awarded $482,150 to develop digital service for provincial arts organizations

SASKATOON—The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Art Galleries and Art Collection has been awarded more than $480,000 to develop a digital service that will help arts organizations in the province better engage with their audiences. Apr 9, 2019 The Canada Council for the Arts provided $482,150 for the three-year project. The investment was made through the […]

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The creator of Toronto’s Indigenous Fashion Week chooses her top 5 designers to watch – CBC

Sage Paul dishes about the Indigenous designers on her radar Apr 10, 2019 Sage Paul, who is an urban Denesuliné tskwe, a member of English River First Nation and a designer by trade, founded Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO) last year. She’s a huge advocate for her fellow Indigenous designers, and she wanted to create […]

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We Are All Treaty People a lesson for the young and old on Southern Alberta’s history told from the First Nations perspective – theYYSCENE

April 10, 2019 Quest Theatre’s hugely successful production of We Are All Treaty People continues to tour throughout schools in Alberta, and will be performed for the public this weekend at cSPACE King Edward. Artistic director Nikki Loach and co-director Troy Emery Twigg tell us a bit about the history and the importance of this […]

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Launch of Payhonin Reconcilation St. Albert

Formal start of engagement on reconciliation on April 17 The City of St. Albert is pleased to announce the official launch of the Payhonin Reconciliation St. Albert at a special event on April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Payhonin is the Cree word for gathering place and is a traditional Indigenous name for the […]

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Mohawk Elder Billy Two Rivers talks wrestling, the Oka Crisis, and being a grandparent – APTN News

April 9, 2019 Mention the name Billy Two Rivers to someone, and there’s a good chance they’ll know him for any number of reasons. Especially old school wrestling fans, who will remember his 24 years in the ring, where according to Two Rivers, he never played a villain. “No, I didn’t have a choice, they […]

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Lambton College Pow Wow – The Sarnia Journal

April 10, 2019 Talon White-Eye of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, right, is joined by a large group of elementary school children at Lambton College’s 27th annual Pow Wow last week. Hosted by the Indigenous Student Council and Indigenous Student Centre, the celebration of life featured dancers in full regalia, traditional arts and crafts, drumming and […]

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University of Saskatchewan – Indigenous studies class develops oral history inventory for descendants of Big Bear – Education News Canada

April 10, 2019 During the last semester, seven students were enrolled in a class taught by Dr. Winona Wheeler (PhD), a professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies in the College of Arts and Science. The course INDG 351.3: Indigenous Oral Histories Research explored the forms, qualities, diversities and cultural foundations of Indigenous oral narratives […]

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Dawson College: Loss of indigenous languages like libraries burning down

The Year of Indigenous Language proclaimed by the United Nations was celebrated during First Peoples Week at Dawson College April 1-5. “Language is the vessel that holds traditional knowledge,” said Kanentokon Hemlock during his talk entitled Language Revitalization and Decolonization on April 2. “When we lose a language, it is like watching a library burn […]

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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Terry Irwin to receive Honorary Doctorates

April 08, 2019 Three internationally revered leaders in North America’s art and design community will be recognized at Emily Carr University’s spring convocation for their inimitable contributions to the fields of contemporary art and transition design. Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun, an artist and ECU alum of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, and Terry Irwin, Head […]

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Wild Animal Park renamed to Tatawâw Park – Dailyjaw

April 9, 2019 Wild Animal Park has been renamed to honour the heritage and culture of Indigenous People who once lived on the land. On Monday, Moose Jaw City Council approved the park’s name change to Tatawâw Park, meaning there’s room for everyone in Cree. The name was prosed to a city sub-committee in December […]

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City of Vancouver: Approval of $5.85 million in grants for Vancouver’s arts and culture scene

Investing in local groups is a key element to strengthening Vancouver’s already thriving arts and culture scene. Mayor Kennedy Stewart April 3 2019 – City Council today approved a total of $5.85 million in cultural grants to 195 organizations to support Vancouver-based organizations, projects, and artists. The approved grants meet the our current goals to support: […]

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120 Indigenous Students From Across The Country Gather in Toronto for the Ultimate Dance Performance

Presented by Outside Looking In, the 12th Annual “Indigenous Youth Dance Show” takes place at Toronto’s Sony Centre, Thursday, May 23rd – Tickets on sale now – TORONTO, April 8, 2019  – In Indigenous communities across Canada, students have been preparing for the performance of their lives since the beginning of the school year. All of their hard work, dedication and creativity culminates […]

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Sidebar: The fight to save Indigenous language – Brunswickan

Sidebar, is a monthly podcast produced by The Brunswickan and CHSR. Listen below, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher, Podbean, TuneIn Radio or Soundcloud. We also air a few times per month on CHSR 97.9 FM. This month’s episode is the second of a two-part series on the state of Indigenous languages […]

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Island society to operate Point Ellice House

April 06, 2019 VICTORIA – The Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and the Vancouver Island Local History Society have entered into a five-year agreement for the management of Point Ellice House. Point Ellice House is a provincial historic site overlooking the Gorge Waterway. The house, constructed […]

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Exoneration of Chief celebrated at Poundmaker Museum – My Lloydminster Now

Apr. 6th, 2019 The life, legacy and liberation of Chief Poundmaker will be on display in an art gallery by the Saskatchewan First Nation that bears his name to celebrate his exoneration. The art gallery will take place on May 1, which is a day before Chief Poundmaker’s exoneration by the Federal government. The legendary […]

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Blanket exercise teaching people about Canadian history in a hands on way – My Grande Prairie Now

Apr. 5th, 2019 Indigenous history is Canadian history. That’s the message the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury Alberta is trying to share at this month’s blanket exercise. Friendship Centre Community Collaboration Coordinator Andrea Deleeuw says the exercise gives people a chance to learn about history in general, not just from […]

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Library and Archives Canada launches funding and services to help preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings

From: Library and Archives Canada Friday, April 5, 2019 – Gatineau, Quebec Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of its Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative, which offers funding and digitization services to preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings. This initiative is part of the institution’s Indigenous Documentary Heritage Initiatives (IDHI). […]

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I am Inuk’: Natan Obed on his complicated childhood, challenging questions and Nunavut’s future – CBC

Apr 07, 2019 The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president discusses growing up, becoming a leader, and his hopes going forward Natan Obed can count on one hand the number of times he’s been angry. This, despite the fact that the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has been called out for “not being Inuk enough,” for not […]

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Media Advisory: Unveiling ceremony of Nunavut sculpture

Ottawa, Ontario – April 5, 2019 To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Nunavut as a territory, the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, will preside over the official unveiling of Bart Hanna’s sculpture commissioned to commemorate this event. Date Time Location April 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. West […]

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O’Regan says Cat Lake housing money will not be spent on consultant fee – National Post

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan says the government is “deeply disturbed” by a report that a consultant working for Cat Lake First Nation is demanding a fee of more than $1 million for helping negotiate the band’s recent housing agreement with Ottawa. O’Regan says every penny of the $12.8 million Ottawa promised last […]

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Nain set to host Inuit Elders Conference – Northern Pen

‘Reclaiming OUR Voices’ is theme of event NAIN, N.L. — A biennial Inuit Elders conference begins this Monday, April 8 in Nain. The Nunatsiavut Government (NG), host of the event, says it’s an opportunity for elders to give suggestions, make recommendations and provide solutions on a variety of issues affecting them on a regular basis. […]

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Saw Video: Plan F – Remembering the Future

April 6 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 pm An Indigenous Feminism Strategy This is a free event for SAW Video members and members of the arts community at large. You are eligible to attend this lecture if you are: a SAW Video member, professional artist, creator, arts worker, cultural worker, admirer and or advocate for video and […]

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Nunavut at 20: What does it mean to be Inuk today? – APTN News

April 4, 2019 If you travel to Rankin Inlet you will see three-layered parkas, traditional qilliqs on coffee tables, and stop signs in Inuktitut. But Nunavummuit have experienced drastic cultural change in the 21st century. Prefabricated houses, western education, wireless internet, ATVs, speedboats and store bought food. You’ll also see lineups for each of the […]

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“Reclaiming OUR Voices” – Nain set to host Inuit Elders Conference

April 05, 2019 Inuit elders will gather in Nain next week to give suggestions, make recommendations and provide solutions on a variety of issues affecting them on a regular basis. Under the theme “Reclaiming OUR Voices”, the biennial event will also feature discussions on cultural activities and practices, as well as a day on the […]

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Banff Centre alumna Meagan Musseau sets out on cross-Canada speaking tour

BANFF, AB, April 2, 2019 – Interdisciplinary visual artist Meagan Musseau (Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory –– Bay of Islands, Newfoundland) will embark on a multi-city, national speaking tour starting April 14, 2019, at The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Musseau is the winner of the 2018 Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency, which includes an eight-week fully funded residency at Banff […]

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Wolastoqi leaders renew call for St. John River name change – CBC

St. Mary’s chief and some elders say St. John should revert to Wolastoq to help preserve Indigenous language Apr 05, 2019 As the University of New Brunswick hosts a conference on Indigenous language revival, Wolastoqi leaders say officially changing the name of the St. John River to Wolastoq would greatly help their cause. “It would […]

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Inuugatta Inuktuuqta Language Conference concluded in Iqaluit

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 4, 2019) – The Innuuqatta Inuktuuqta language conference, organized by the Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Culture and Heritage, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI), Office of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut, and Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit concluded last week in Iqaluit. The conference brought together 150 Inuktut language leaders, experts, speakers and learners […]

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Aboriginal cultures and languages highlighted with the launch of a new initiative from Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec

WENDAKE, QC, April 3, 2019 – Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) officially launched the Aboriginal Cultures and Languages Initiative today during an event held in Wendake. Several partners and representatives from Québec’s Aboriginal communities accepted the invitation from Ms. Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Ms. Sylvie D’Amours, Minister Responsible […]

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The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec marks its 25th anniversary

QUÉBEC, April 4, 2019 – For the past 25 years, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) has been investing in the imagination and celebrating the success of the creators of artworks and memorable works of literature that shape our identity, shining a spotlight on them at home and abroad. The CALQ […]

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OCAD University – New childrens’ book illustrated by OCAD U grad Chief Lady Bird – Education News Canada

ndigenous artist and OCAD U alumna Chief Lady Bird has illustrated a new children’s book, Nibi’s Water Song, about the importance of clean water. Chief Lady Bird completed her BFA in Drawing and Painting with a minor in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University in 2015. Written by Sunshine Tenasco, the founder of Her Braids, […]

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National Gallery shows off pieces by Ai Weiwei, Alex Janvier and more – Artsfile

The painting High Hopes of a Liberal was created by Alex Janvier in 1974 as a comment on the failure of federal policies on indigenous issues, but given the state of scandal in 2019’s Parliament, it’s seems dryly appropriate that the painting is on display again at the National Gallery. The Janvier canvas is in […]

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Ruth Cuthand’s art highlights issues of Canada’s Indigenous peoples – Fairview Post

The Artist in Focus: Ruth Cuthand exhibit at the Remai Modern shows a snapshot into different points during her artistic career. April 4, 2019 Ruth Cuthand has been using her art to talk about Indigenous women in Canada since the 1980s, and she unfortunately hasn’t been given reason to stop yet. “I’m still really frustrated […]

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Library and Archives Canada welcomes creation of LAC Foundation and celebrates first LAC Scholars Awards

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – At a ceremony held this evening in Ottawa, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) welcomed the launch of the LAC Foundation and presented five distinguished individuals with the first LAC Scholars Awards. The LAC Foundation was established by a group of passionate individuals to support LAC in making its […]

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National Arts Centre faces ‘diminished’ season of Indigenous Theatre after funding denial – Ottawa Business Journal

The inaugural season of the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre will go forward in a “greatly diminished capacity” this year after $3.5 million of requested federal funding was denied. Award-winning playwright Kevin Loring, the first-ever artistic director of the NAC’s Indigenous program, issued a letter on Facebook lamenting a lack of support from Canadian Heritage […]

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IRC: Call for Language and Cultural Revitalization Proposals

April 01, 2019 Inuvialuit Cultural Centre is looking for language revitalization and cultural program proposals. Siglitun, Uummarmiutun, and Inuinnaqtun will be the main means of communication that connects us with our past, strengthens our social, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and reinforces the importance of our traditions, culture and modern way of life. Learning Siglitun, Uummarmiutun, […]

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CUPE -SK: Registration is now open for the Back to Batoche Canoe Trip: July 16 – 18, 2019!

April 2, 2019 Registration is now open for the Back to Batoche Canoe Trip 2019. During this annual voyage, participants navigate the waters of the South Saskatchewan River by canoe beginning at Clarkboro Ferry Crossing (formerly Warman Ferry Crossing) and arriving at the historic Métis community of Batoche—learning Aboriginal culture, history and traditions along the […]

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60 per cent of all Canadian Indigenous languages are in BC – Trail Times

Provincial government says $50M in revitalization is money well spent B.C. has the largest diversity of Indigenous languages in Canada and the provincial government says the $50 million committed towards revitalization efforts last year is bearing fruit. B.C. has 34 unique Indigenous languages and over 90 dialects, making up 60 per cent of all First […]

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Supporting Cultural Infrastructure in Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario – April 1, 2019 Investments in cultural spaces help build vibrant communities by supporting inspiring places where people can gather to learn about arts and heritage. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $10 million to support the construction of a […]

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Invitation – Launch of the Aboriginal Cultures and Languages Initiative

MONTRÉAL, April 1, 2019 – LOJIQ – Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec are pleased to extend an invitation to media representatives for the launch of the Aboriginal Cultures and Languages Initiative. On this occasion, Ms. Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Ms. Sylvie D’Amours, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Mr. Konrad […]

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Charla Huber: Victoria should welcome an Indigenous fashion week – Times Colonist

March 31, 2019 I’ve been reading about Indigenous fashion as it pops up in the news, but I’ve never been able to experience it. Joleen Mitton is working to establish an Indigenous fashion week here in Victoria and I think that’s an exciting opportunity. “Indigenous fashion is part of a slow-style craftsmanship; it’s very special,” […]

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Capt. Marryat among America’s First Peoples – The Peterborough Examiner

March 29, 2019 Capt. Marryat’s 1838 visit to America coincided, as previously discussed, with a money supply issue and the Lower Canadian Rebellion of 1838. It also coincided with part of the extensive American plan to remove Indians from east of the Mississippi and to transfer their land rights to places in the west, including […]

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VIU Welcomes New Elders-in-Residence at Nanaimo Campus

March 28, 2019 – 11:30am Maxine Hayman Matilpi (Lakwa) and Barney Williams (Klith-wii-taa) join four other Elders-in-Residence offering support, traditional knowledge and spiritual guidance to students at the Nanaimo Campus. Vancouver Island University (VIU) has two new Elders-in-Residence at the Nanaimo Campus. Since the program started in the 1990s, VIU Elders-in-Residence have played an important […]

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Elise Stolte: Five years after TRC hearings there’s hope on the journey – The Province

March 29, 2019 There were almost more women in a hijab than a ribbon skirt among the teepees of Bent Arrow’s National Aboriginal Day celebrations last year. It’s a sign of progress, of bridging and respect between cultures, and there’s more good news coming from the non-profit that works with local Indigenous families in Edmonton’s […]

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BC Government: Minister’s statement on National Indigenous Languages Day

March 28, 2019 VICTORIA – Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, has released the following statement in celebration of National Indigenous Languages Day: “March 31, 2019, is National Indigenous Languages Day, a time to acknowledge the importance of language and culture to the well-being and resilience of Indigenous communities around the world. It’s […]

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First ever Anishinaabe Booskinaagan Language Bowl Held – NetNewsLedger

March 29, 2019 M’Chigeeng, ON – To join in the year-long celebration of ‘The Year of Indigenous Languages’ under the United Nations Declaration, Kenjgewin Teg and Lakeview School proudly hosted the first ever Anishinaabe Booskinaagan (conversing in Anishinaabemowin) Language Bowl public speaking event. On Tuesday, March 26, students from four elementary schools gathered at the […]

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