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CMA Conference Bursaries for Emerging Indigenous Professionals

Ottawa, Ontario: February 12, 2019. Are you an emerging professional working less than 3 years at an Indigenous Cultural Centre or working for an institution that offers indigenous programming? If you answered yes, then you may be eligible to receive financial support to attend CMA 2019! In order to qualify you must: Be a CMA member Have an […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201965 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Yukon First Nation Four-Season Greenhouse Project

February 13, 2019 — Whitehorse, Yukon — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting sustainable, healthy Indigenous and northern communities, while creating new opportunities for socio-economic development and enhancing food security in the face of a changing climate. Last evening, Member of Parliament for Yukon, Larry Bagnell, on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201978 Views

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Cree translator in House of Commons ‘proud’ to be part of history – CBC

Simultaneous Indigenous translation now available in Plains Cree, Dene, Eastern Cree and Mohawk Feb 13, 2019 Priscilla Bosum was planning to take her children skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa last week, when she received a request she couldn’t turn down. She was asked to simultaneously translate from Eastern Cree into English in the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201989 Views

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Heart of Our Nation – Amanda Rheaume

Métis singer and songwriter Amanda Rheaume has been playing and recording her music since the early 2000s with tours in Europe and performances for our troops in Afghanistan. Amanda begins by speaking about her new album and video The Skin I’m In and how it relates to identity, ideals, and positivity. She then continues to […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2019799 Views

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The Canadian artists creating a better world – Corporate Knights Magazine

February 12, 2019 Top creators are flipping the script by mixing environment and ethics into mainstream entertainment In the mid-2000s, with gravel quarry operators moving aggressively to carve huge aggregate mines out of southern Ontario’s limestone moraines, folk singer Sarah Harmer recorded a song titled, simply, “Escarpment Blues.” If they blow a hole in the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201962 Views

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At London Fashion Week, Indigenous Talent Claims Its Space – Vogue

Indigenous representation in fashion is still sparse, but change is afoot. Last year, Toronto took a big step forward by launching Indigenous Fashion Week (IFWTO), which hosted more than 20 designers over a four-day series of runway shows, panels, workshops, and other events. Yet, on a broader scale, the global fashion month schedule—New York, London, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201991 Views

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CANCELLED : Invitation – Launch of the Aboriginal Cultures and Languages Initiative

Feb 12, 2019 Due to the winter storm warning, which will make travelling difficult on Wednesday, February 13, the launch has been postponed on Wednesday, April 3. MONTRÉAL, Feb. 11, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – LOJIQ – Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec are pleased to extend an invitation to media representatives for the launch of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201981 Views

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Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience at the McCord Museum

Montreal, February 5, 2019 – From February 8 to May 5, 2019, the McCord Museum will be hosting Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, by internationally renowned Cree artist Kent Monkman. His second nationally touring solo exhibition for which he is the curator, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience revisits Canadian history, from […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201991 Views

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Manitoba Music Welcomes New Indigenous Music Export Coordinator, Jade Harper

February 12, 2019 Manitoba Music is pleased to welcome its newest staff member, Jade Harper, in the role of Indigenous Music Export Coordinator. “We’re excited to welcome Jade to the team to build this new program working with First Nation, Metis, and Inuit peoples from across Western Canada,” says Sean McManus, executive director of Manitoba […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 2019101 Views

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Invitation – Launch of the Aboriginal Cultures and Languages Initiative

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 11, 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 Sioui, Grand Chief of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201963 Views

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Moose Hide Campaign seeks to stop violence against women and children – MY PG NOW

What was once a small grassroots movement has transformed into a national gathering. Moose Hide Campaign, celebrated on February 13th, is a movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men standing up against violence towards women and children. Participants are encouraged to wear a moose hide pin that signifies their support in honouring, respecting, and protecting women and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019104 Views

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N.W.T. woman reps her Dene/Métis identity in Nordstrom ad campaign – CBC

Feb 12, 2019 Images featuring Tunchai Redvers are projected above Eaton Centre mall in downtown Toronto Tunchai Redvers says when she was a young girl, she never saw an Indigenous, two-spirit model on a billboard — let alone on one several storeys high, above the busiest intersection in Canada. Now Redvers is that model. “It’s honestly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201976 Views

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Confederation College awaits word on police probe into stolen Morrisseau art – Tbnewswatch.com

Two pieces taken in early 1981 have been discovered in Montreal. THUNDER BAY — Nearly four decades after they were stolen from Confederation College, two valuable Norval Morrisseau paintings have turned up in Montreal. College officials are anxious to hear the outcome of a Quebec provincial police investigation. The paintings, Demi-God Figure One and Demi-God […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201986 Views

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Learning Mohawk on your phone: Kanesatake school launches language app – CBC

Feb 12, 2019 ‘We have a huge vocabulary of words that are usually not heard in other communities’ A Mohawk immersion elementary school in Kanesatake, Que, is hoping to bring language learning outside of the classroom with the launch of a new app. Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk is a mobile phone app with a vocabulary of 500 Kanien’kéha words across […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201986 Views

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Zhawenim Designs partners with OCDSB to bring Indigenous beadwork into schools – The Fulcrum

Beadwork used to teach students about mathematics, art, Indigenous culture A recent partnership between Ottawa-based Indigenous artist Ashley-Rose Machendagoos and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is bringing Indigenous beadwork into the public school system. Machendagoos is the founder and owner of Zhawenim Designs, a business that centres around beadwork. She has been doing beadwork […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201978 Views

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[arts issue19] 4th SPACE is as flexible and adjustable as a bento box – The Concordian

February 12, 2019 A multidisciplinary addition to Concordia’s downtown campus Concordia University’s 4th SPACE will be carrying out programs encompassing a variety of topics from avant-garde video games to open discussions about Indigenous cultures integrated in artificial intelligence during the upcoming months. The explorative platform begins with a collaborative process between the school faculty and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201956 Views

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Meet 2 Ojibway speakers who are using Facebook to teach their language – CBC

Feb 12, 2019 James Vukelich and Roy Tom are using social media to connect with learners More and more people are turning to social media to learn their Indigenous languages, and two Ojibway speakers are using different techniques to connect with language learners across the country on Facebook. Every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. CT, James Vukelich […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201986 Views

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NS Government: 200th Anniversary of Province House Celebrated at Official Ceremony

February 11, 2019 Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, together with Premier Stephen McNeil and House of Assembly Speaker Kevin Murphy, commemorated the 200th anniversary of Province House in Halifax today, Feb. 11, during an official ceremony in the legislative chamber. “As speaker and elected member of the House of Assembly, the 200thanniversary of Province House is especially […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201973 Views

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Cinema Politica features indigenous-made cinema – McGill Tribune

February 12, 2019 On Feb. 4, Cinema Politica presented a series of documentaries by indigenous filmmakers, including a short animation, as part of Concordia University’s First Voices Week. With Flat Rocks and Lil Hard Knox filmmakers Courtney Montour and Karonhiarokwas Roxann Whitebean present to answer questions after the screening, illuminating the processes and intentions behind their works. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201957 Views

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Prince Edward Island welcomes first Mi’kmaq Poet Laureate

Islanders gathered today at Fanningbank to welcome and celebrate Prince Edward Island’s new Poet Laureate Julie Pellissier-Lush. In her new role, Ms. Pellissier-Lush will act as a spokesperson for literature in Prince Edward Island and raise awareness of poetry and the spoken word. “It is my great pleasure to welcome Julie Pellissier-Lush as our province’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201963 Views

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Conestoga College: Pow Wow 101 workshops explore Indigenous culture

February 11, 2019 In preparation for Conestoga’s ninth annual traditional Pow Wow on Saturday, February 23, the college’s Aboriginal Services team will host Pow Wow 101 workshops for event volunteers and members of the Conestoga community interested in learning more about pow wow etiquette. “There’s a misconception that you need to be Indigenous to attend […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201999 Views

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Young Spirit drum group shares Cree round dance song on Grammy Awards red carpet – CBC

‘Be proud of who you are, where you come from and what our people represent’ Feb 11, 2019 Heads turned and the sound of traditional drumming and singing filled the air on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. Surrounding reporters and fellow red carpet guests alike pulled out their phones […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201998 Views

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Where are all the Indigenous fashion models? – NOW Magazine

When Lesley Hampton went to cast her Toronto Fashion Week show, modelling agencies didn’t have enough Indigenous models to fulfil her request February 11, 2019 After fashion editors and style influencers were seated at the Gardiner Museum on February 6, Juno-nominated singer Iskwe emerged to kick off designer Lesley Hampton’s Toronto Fashion Week debut, encouraging […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201973 Views

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NT Government – Have your say: Public engagement on Sustainable Livelihoods and Traditional Knowledge Action Plans

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is inviting Northwest Territories (NWT) residents to have their say on the development of two action plans: an Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Sustainable Livelihoods Action Plan and a GNWT Traditional Knowledge Action Plan. The GNWT is looking to hear from residents about challenges, needs, opportunities and priorities […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 2019101 Views

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MNO applauds Indigenous Languages Act

Feb. 11, 2019 The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) applauds new legislation, which will help it protect its language for generations to come. On Feb. 5, Canada introduced the Indigenous Languages Act to reclaim, revitalize, strengthen and maintain Indigenous languages across the country, including Michif. The legislation will provide the mechanisms to recognize Indigenous language […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201973 Views

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New Aurora Festival “NAKA” Set to Shine in Yellowknife

February 08, 2019 The City of Yellowknife, together with Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) and the Government of the Northwest Territories departments of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Education, Culture and Employment – Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, are pleased to announce the launch of “Naka”– a celebration of the aurora borealis and Dene […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201987 Views

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Northern B.C. First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers headed to Grammys – CBC

Hazelton, B.C., artist nominated for his artwork on Grateful Dead box set of recordings Feb 10, 2019 Roy Henry Vickers, a First Nations artist from Hazelton, B.C. is off to the Grammys this weekend, where he has been nominated for his design work on a 19-disc box set of recordings by legendary band The Grateful Dead. Vickers was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201991 Views

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Love not blood: Unconventional family shows it’s the mutual support — the not makeup — that makes a difference – CBC

Feb 11, 2019 Single, living with an adult daughter and at the peak of her career, a Regina woman was asked to adopt a baby Thirteen years ago, Danyta Kennedy was curled up on her living room couch with her four-year-old son watching Animal Planet. They stared as pregnant animal lumbered through the jungle. Tyrelle […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201987 Views

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Indigenous languages need more than lip service – Net Newsledger

February 10, 2019 WINNIPEG – This is how languages survive: they are used, spoken and written every day. Not just in schools, but at home. Languages survive when people use them while using services (hospitals or government). They survive when people hear them on radio or while watching TV. They survive when they are used in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201991 Views

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New digital fund gives voice to B.C. storytellers’ film shorts

Feb. 8, 2019 VANCOUVER – Six B.C.-based filmmakers and digital content producers have received a jump start in their production through support from the Province and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The CBC + Creative BC Digital Production Fund supports the production of digital content from emerging creators. These fund recipients will have the opportunity […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2019100 Views

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“Spirits of our Past” come to life during Flashback February – countylive.ca

Feb 07, 2019 The unique cultural history of Prince Edward County will be on full display during Flashback February, a week of talks, film screenings, performances and experiences that runs Feb. 16-23. “The schedule of events has something for everyone – from culinary workshops to children’s programming – and there’s a County connection with each […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201993 Views

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USask launches new Certificate in the Study of Indigenous Storytelling

Feb 6, 2019 Starting in September 2019, students can register for the new Certificate in the Study of Indigenous Storytelling. The departments of Indigenous studies, English, and drama in the College of Arts and Science came together to develop the certificate, which aims to recognize student knowledge and understanding of approaches to Indigenous storytelling from […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201986 Views

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Canadian Museum of History announces major bequest of Inuit art from the Late Dr. Margaret Hess

Gatineau, Quebec, February 5, 2019 — The Canadian Museum of History is delighted to announce the generous gift of almost a thousand works of Inuit art from the estate of Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess. Dr. Hess, a well-known art lover and adventurous spirit from Alberta, travelled extensively across Canada’s North, assembling this visually rich […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201973 Views

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Preserving Indigenous languages a key part of upcoming gathering – Globalnews.ca

February 7, 2019 Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs Organization will be hosting a gathering of Anishinaabe people this August, aiming to promote language and culture. After the federal government tabled the Indigenous Languages Act on Tuesday, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels told 680 CJOB he’s hopeful for funding to help support local languages. “Our primary focus is the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201973 Views

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Minister Monsef announces Commemoration Fund for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg

New Commemoration Fund to support Indigenous families and communities to honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and LGBTQ2S individuals. February 7, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Department for Women and Gender Equality No relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with Indigenous peoples. We cannot move […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 2019111 Views

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Concert brings First Nations story to musical life – TheRecord.com

The tale of “Nanabush and the Giant Beaver” will performed Feb. 10 at a pay-what-you-can concert at Kitchener City Hall’s Rotunda, presented by the Waterloo Chamber Players KITCHENER — The tale of “Nanabush and the Giant Beaver” will be brought to life Feb. 10 at a pay-what-you-can concert at Kitchener City Hall’s Rotunda, presented by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201976 Views

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Seal meat supper? BC group calls for West Coast seal hunt – Globalnews.ca

February 7, 2019 A group made up of B.C. First Nations along with commercial and sport fishers wants to see a commercial seal hunt on the province’s West Coast. The Pacific Balance Pinniped Society (PBPS) argues that the pinnipeds population — the marine mammal family that seals and sea lions belong to — has exploded on the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201988 Views

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Halifax Regional Municipality: Zatzman Sportsplex public art now on display

February 7, 2019 The Zatzman Sportsplex is just days away from its official opening, and already the excitement is building with last night’s unveiling of a new public art installation for the facility. “This truly remarkable Jordan Bennett piece underscores the importance of continued investment in public art,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. “The Zatzman […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201983 Views

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YT Government: New administrator of Culture Quest Fund announced

Feb 06, 2019 The Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS) will assume administration of the Culture Quest funding program starting in April 2019. The Culture Quest program makes $157,000 available annually to inspire the growth of culture and arts in Yukon by supporting cultural crafts and skills, as well as visual, literary and performing arts. It […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2019173 Views

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Skepticism surrounds Feds Indigenous languages bill – CKLB News

February 6, 2019 At least two Northern Indigenous organizations are expressing skepticism after the federal Liberals’ introduced new legislation meant to protect Indigenous languages. The Liberals tabled the bill yesterday, two years after promising a law to promote Indigenous languages, which Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said are on the verge of disappearing absent any intervention. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201991 Views

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The AFNQL Welcomes Bill C-91 on Indigenous Languages

Wendake, February 6, 2019 – The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes Bill C-91 with optimism while emphasizing the importance of its joint implementation with First Nations authorities. “Indigenous languages are fundamental to our self-determination, our culture, our identity and our definition of the world. However, the process to reclaim and revitalize our […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201996 Views

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Nunavut Inuit say Federal Indigenous Languages Bill needs Significant Changes in Order to Meet Inuit Needs and Reflect Inuit Realities

February 5th, 2019 (Iqaluit, February 5, 2019) — Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), the organization representing Inuit in Nunavut, has expressed great disappointment at both the contents of the indigenous languages bill tabled by the federal government in the House of Commons today, and the process involving its development. Inuktut has official status at the territorial […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2019106 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Monsef will make an important announcement regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, will make an important announcement regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The details are as follows: Date: February 7th, 2019 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Rotunda Neeginan Centre Inc. 181 Higgins Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice. All […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2019107 Views

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Women call for more female powwow emcees – CBC

Feb 06, 2019 Role traditionally held by men; some attendees complain about misogynistic comments Jeff Cappo had been a powwow announcer for 11 years when he came to a realization: Men dominated this role and some of the jokes he and fellow emcees were making were misogynistic. “I always listen to my female elders, the kokums. They’re the ones […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201974 Views

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Joseph Tisiga presents a cutting-edge navigation of identity and self through an exhibition at Whistler’s Audain Art Museum

Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was… opens to the public on February 16, 2019 and is presented by Polygon Homes Media Preview on February 15, 2019 at 3 p.m. WHISTLER, BC, Feb. 6, 2019  – Whistler’s Audain Art Museum today announced a new major exhibition featuring the contemporary work of Whitehorse-based Kaska Dena artist, Joseph Tisiga. Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was…, which runs from February […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201998 Views

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Grants helping local artists explore Indigenous identity – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Feb 5, 2019 Two local indigenous artists have received financial support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to explore and communicate elements of their identities through their art. John McDonald and Violet Naytowhow are both embarking on projects that will explore part of what it means to be an Indigenous person. Naytowhow is examining the traditions […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201961 Views

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Mixed reception greets new federal bill aimed at protecting and promoting Indigenous languages – Globe and Mail

February 5, 2019 The Liberal government introduced legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting and promoting endangered Indigenous languages, saying in the bill that years of colonialist laws caused their erosion. The legislation would create an office of an Indigenous languages commissioner and responds to three calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. That […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201971 Views

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Makivik Says New Indigenous Language Legislation Far From Perfect But Will Continue to Seek Inuit Specific Legislation to Protect Inuktitut

February 6, 2019 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – The President of Makivik Corporation says Inuit in Nunavik will continue to push for standalone language legislation that protects Inuktitut, which is absent from the newly announced Indigenous Language Legislation. Watt says it falls short of protecting and enhancing the development of one of the first Aboriginal languages […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201955 Views

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Heart of Our Nation – Cliff Cardinal

International Indigenous actor and musician Cliff Cardinal begins his spirited interview by discussing his new music with his band The Skylarks, as well as some solo work. Cardinal then moves on to discuss other aspects of his life and career. Cliff expands on some of his inspiration and expression of ideals before including information of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2019862 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Tabling of Federal Legislation to Revitalize Indigenous Languages, Says the Bill Deserves Support from All Canadians and Parliamentarians

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Tabling of Federal Legislation to Revitalize Indigenous Languages, Says the Bill Deserves Support from All Canadians and Parliamentarians February 5, 2019 Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomed the tabling in Parliament of the federal Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2019934 Views

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