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Annual CASCADE Awards Gala – Indigenous Ingenuity wins a major award from the Canadian Association of Science Centres

MONTREAL, May 11, 2019 – On Friday, May 10, in Halifax, the Canadian Association of Science Centres held their annual CASCADE Awards Gala. The Montréal Science Centre was awarded Best Exhibition or Show – Large Institution for Indigenous Ingenuity – timeless inventions. A success in more ways than one The Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition is an […]

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Minister McKenna to Take Part in Rideau Canal Promenade Exhibit Inauguration

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA – The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, will take part in the inauguration of the Rideau Canal Promenade Exhibit on Tuesday. Minister McKenna will speak on behalf of the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Minister McKenna will be accompanied by Jean-Claude Poissant, […]

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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site officially open for visitor season

From: Parks Canada May 13, 2019 St. Andrew’s, Manitoba Parks Canada Agency Whether you’re looking for adventure, fun educational activities for the whole family, a chance to explore history, or a break from the everyday, Parks Canada has 450 000 km² of protected areas with countless unique experiences to suit your needs – and Lower […]

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Poet David Groulx connects the impact of colonialism from Gaza to Turtle Island – artsfile.ca

The Anishinaabe and French-Canadian poet David Groulx is about to release his latest collection of poetry called From Turtle Island to Gaza. In it the Vanier-based poet connects Palestinian and Indigenous experiences. Before he launches the collection Groulx answered some questions from ARTSFILE. Q. Please tell me a bit about who you are and where […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations across Yukon

From: Status of Women Canada News release May 10, 2019 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far […]

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A Taste of the Arctic: Showcase of Inuit cuisine and culture-05.15.19 at the NAC – Apartment613

What is Inuit food you ask? Inuit food is foraging. It is hunting, fishing, respecting the land, the animals and the scarcity of resources in a way that still leaves nature and an existence of a culture undisturbed. It is about putting your life in the hands of the elements to harvest, prepare, preserve, store, […]

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Tasha Hubbard’s acclaimed nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up begins national theatrical tour on May 23. National Film Board of Canada bringing the Downstream Documentary Productions/NFB co-production to cities across Canada.

From: National Film Board May 7, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs, Tasha Hubbard’s acclaimed nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Downstream Documentary Productions/National Film Board of Canada in association with CBC DOCS and APTN) begins a national theatrical tour on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2019106 Views

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Government of Canada announces new federal investment to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in Southern Alberta

From: Status of Women Canada May 10, 2019 – Lethbridge, Alberta – Department for Women and Gender Equality Indigenous women hold important places as leaders in their families and communities, as givers and caretakers of life, as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and protectors. By creating the conditions for Indigenous women to succeed, we are supporting their families […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2019124 Views

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No words, just art: exhibition at the EAGM – Estevan Mercury

May 10, 2019 The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (EAGM) invites the community to explore the role of language through works of three Indigenous Saskatchewan artists. The exhibition, named I do not Have My Words, recently opened at the Gallery 2. The project is curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery […]

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Facebook rejects ads for traditional Inuit knives, calling them ‘weapons’- CBC

‘It feels like cultural discrimination,’ says seller, while Facebook says ads were rejected in error May 10, 2019 An artist in Yellowknife says Facebook is culturally discriminating against Inuit after the site rejected his ads selling uluit, the plural of ulu, a traditional Inuit knife. Kenneth Ingniqjuk Mackay, who is Inuk and Scottish, makes and […]

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Why Team North’s most important stick may not score a goal – CBC

‘Spirit stick’ helps bring teammates together at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse May 10, 2019 Before every game that Team North plays at this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse, something unique takes place. It’s a demonstration that shows why this is more than a hockey tournament. One player steps out alone onto […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201934 Views

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Indigenous court celebrates a year of healing – Prince George Citizen

May 9, 2019 One of the success stories was on hand when the first anniversary of a legal proceeding aimed at reducing the number of indigenous people revolving through the criminal justice system was celebrated on Tuesday. During a midday ceremony, Wesley Mitchell performed a traditional Wet’suwet’en drumming song to give thanks for the launch […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201952 Views

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Thompson library screening six short films as part of nation-wide Indigenous archiving campaign – Thompson Citizen

May 9, 2019 On May 14 the Thompson Public Library will host a free screening of half-a-dozen short documentary films that aim to bring a personal lens to Indigenous and other visible minority communities throughout Canada. While each movie’s content and themes vary, they are all connected by a reliance on old archival footage to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201972 Views

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Burnaby gallery opens up conversation about Indigenous issues – Burnaby Now

May 8, 2019 “How many people know that the art and culture of Indigenous peoples in Canada and in British Columbia are the second most plundered and valuable art objects confiscated and collected by world-class museums, second only to the Egyptian culture?” That sobering question is a point of discussion in an upcoming session at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201949 Views

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Recurring official languages issues: Commissioner offers federal government solutions for sustainable results

Tabling of the 2018–2019 annual report and the position paper on modernizing the Official Languages Act Gatineau, Quebec, May 9, 2019 – Year after year, numerous official languages-related problems are raised and debated, and year after year, they remain unresolved. This situation is cause for great concern and shows the very real need to modernize the Official Languages Act. Today, […]

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Boots worn on D-Day going on tour – Winnipeg Free Press

Footwear from Métis soldier to make its way to Halifax for 75th-anniversary ceremony Among the thousands of Canadians who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, to roll back the tide of fascism was a 19-year-old Métis soldier from Deloraine named Francis Godon. On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the military-issued boots Godon […]

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Living Earth 2019: James Jones Performs Hoop Dancing 2

Credits: SmithsonianNMAI The theme of this year’s festival, “Farm to Table: Sustaining Our Future Through Indigenous Knowledge,” highlights multiple perspectives on Indigenous contributions to sustainable farming by exploring trends, innovations and sustainability in Native communities. In this segment, James Jones (Cree), talks about his identity and values as a Canadian First Nations person and shares […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2019239 Views

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Construction begins on Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre

From: Parks Canada May 8, 2019             Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta             Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national parks belong to all Canadians. They 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. Following four years […]

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Stories of women, endangered languages highlight the debut of the world’s first national Indigenous theatre – The Peterborough Examiner

Stories of missing and murdered women, endangered languages highlight the debut of the world’s first national Indigenous theatre TORONTO — Stories of Indigenous women’s successes and struggles will be spotlighted in the inaugural season of the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre. From the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to an uplifting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201981 Views

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THE GRIZZLIES now on 53 screens across Canada!

THE GRIZZLIES now on 53 screens across Canada! An online link is available for review/interview purposes. Based on a true story, Miranda de Pencier’s The Grizzlies is an inspirational drama about a group of Inuit students in the Arctic where, in 2004, suicide rates were the highest in North America. When rookie teacher Russ Sheppard […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 2019101 Views

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Media advisory – Important announcement with Canada and Elsipogtog First Nation

Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick – Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Chief Arren Sock of Elsipogtog First Nation. Date:  May 9, 2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. (ADT) Media availability: 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Where: Community Hall Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick Contacts […]

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Isuma represents Canada at the Biennale Arte 2019

May 8, 2019 “In today’s contentious global media environment, when millions of people have been driven from their homes worldwide, Isuma media art in the UN Year of Indigenous Languages sees the forced relocation of families from an Inuit point of view. The video installation One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk recreates an encounter on […]

by pnationtalk on May 8, 201997 Views

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City of Toronto: The 20th annual Doors Open Toronto 2019 lineup announced

May 7, 2019 Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf announced its lineup of buildings, city-wide walking tours and special programs for Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The weekend celebration of architecture features more than 150 building participants, including 55 new sites, a speaker series, walking tours and more. Details are now available […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2019153 Views

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PSA: Call for Applications; QIA’s Culture and Community Initiatives

May 7, 2019 EVENT: Call for Applications; Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Culture and Community Initiatives: women’s and men’s representatives. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to fill the following committee position. To be considered, candidates must be actively and personally committed to represent the interest of Qikiqtani Inuit and have […]

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Nunavut Inuit org offers funding for culture, healing programs – Nunatsiaq News

NTI will dole out $25,000 to 10 different initiatives this year 7 May, 2019 Nunavut’s Inuit birthright organization has launched a new fund to support cultural and healing programs in the territory. On May 1, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. opened the application period for its new Cultural and Healing Program, which will offer 10 applicants up […]

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Mike Cywink produces mural – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

May. 7th, 2019 The Confederation Secondary School cafeteria is now home to an Indigenous mural inspired by the Seven Grandfather Teachings. Students painted the mural under the direction of local Indigenous artist Michael Cywink. The Ontario Arts Council funded the project, which took approximately two weeks to complete. The idea originated two years ago when […]

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BC Government: Public invited to share ideas on museum modernization

May 06, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE – People in Prince George and surrounding areas are invited to attend a community meeting and share their ideas about the future of the Royal BC Museum. At the meeting, participants will have the opportunity to view an artifact or specimen from the Royal BC Museum’s human history or natural […]

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Colten Boushie documentary wins top prize at Hot Docs

Credits: CBC News A documentary about the killing of Colten Boushie, the 22-year-old Indigenous man who was shot dead on a farm near Biggar, Sask., in 2016, has won a top prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.5123794 For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians […]

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Taste of the Arctic offers a culinary tour of Inuit Nunangat – Nunatsiaq News

Chef Sheila Flaherty of Iqaluit working with Ottawa’s National Arts Centre on menu If you’re longing to take a trip across the Arctic, you don’t have to go much further than the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on May 15. That’s when Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will host its annual Taste of the Arctic event, which […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 201992 Views

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Henvey Inlet First Nation to unveil new arbour at annual pow wow – Anishinabek News

HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION—Henvey Inlet First Nation will be celebrating its 16th annual pow wow with a new arbour this year. Construction of the 40-foot diameter arbour began last fall. Chief Wayne McQuabbie says the British Columbia red wood structure will include cedar shake shingles. The arbour was especially exciting to pow wow committee chairperson […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Davenport

May 3, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long they have been chronically underfunded, […]

by pnationtalk on May 6, 2019191 Views

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See Me’: Indigenous group unveiling art exhibit to protest human trafficking – The London Free Press

May 6, 2019 Indigenous women and community supporters are highlighting the impact of human trafficking in the London community with a silent demonstration and art exhibition Monday afternoon. Atlohsa Family Healing Services is putting on the anti-human trafficking awareness event at its Richmond Street office beginning at 1 p.m. The agency is debuting an art […]

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Nothing but the language’: On-the-land immersion instils Dene Zahtie in young man – CBC

Brandon Jumbo speaks an Indigenous language, Dene Zahtie, defying a declining trend in the N.W.T. May 05, 2019 Brandon Jumbo is bucking a trend. He is fluent in Dene Zahtie, a language in the Dene language family, and one of nine official Indigenous languages of the Northwest Territories. According to the most recent numbers from […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 201959 Views

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Jane’s Walk explores origins of Sault Ste. Marie – SooToday.com

Michael Burtch weaves Indigenous, Metis and settler history together with walk through Topsail Island, Bellevue Park and Queen Street Cemetery As people began to gather Sunday morning for the Jane’s Walk from Topsail Island to Queen Street Cemetery, facilitator Michael Burtch said it was a survey carried about by Alexander Videl in 1846 that served […]

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NCC: National Indigenous Day

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 am to 12:00 am The erosion of shorelines is presenting as a global challenge. This is of particular concern for Canada, which has the largest coastline in the world — and especially for Indigenous nations. Important heritage and legacy traces are being literally washed away. What exactly are the challenges […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201947 Views

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IRC: Elders Workshop to be held June 18-20 in Inuvik

MAY 02, 2019 Application Form Found Here  Elders Workshop Application.docx Any questions or concerns, please contact Alecia Lennie, Regional Health Liaison at 867 777 7012 or email her for more information. Thank you, applications are due by May 31 2019 at 5 pm. Call out for Elders! IRC is looking for 5 Elders from each ISR […]

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Canadian Museum of History celebrates Indigenous architecture with UNCEDED – Voices of the Land

Gatineau, Quebec, May 2, 2019 — The Canadian Museum of History is proud to showcase Canada’s critically acclaimed entry in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. UNCEDED – Voices of the Land is an innovative, immersive audiovisual installation by an Indigenous design team, led by internationally renowned architect Douglas J. Cardinal. The unprecedented exhibition will run from May 3, 2019 […]

by pnationtalk on May 3, 201986 Views

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Saskatoon teacher’s rendition of national anthem in Cree hits home for viewers – CBC

Falynn Baptiste says Cree language a blessing, big part of First Nations identity May 03, 2019 There’s never been a more exciting time to be First Nations, in Falynn Baptiste’s eyes, something that struck home for her when seeing people’s response to a video of her singing in Cree. Her rendition of the national anthem […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201984 Views

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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Wins National Award

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre was recognized last week with a Canadian Museums Association (CMA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Exhibition. The exhibit We Took Care of Them: Special Constables in the NWT  honours Indigenous northerners who worked as Special Constables with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Seamstresses, guides and interpreters […]

by pnationtalk on May 3, 201941 Views

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Hello Cool World founder Katherine ‘Kat’ Dodds receives 2019 BC Community Achievement Award

Hello Cool World founder Katherine ‘Kat’ Dodds receives 2019 BC Community Achievement Award VICTORIA, Territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ, Te’mexw Treaty Association, Lekwungen/Songhees Peoples, May 2, 2019. Katherine Dodds, the legendary founder of Hello Cool World and the social marketing powerhouse behind some of BC and Canada’s most forward thinking impact campaigns, in public health promotion, gender and social justice, and Indigenous solidarity, including the Canadian box office […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 201956 Views

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NTI: Cultural and Healing Program Launch

May 2nd, 2019 (Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Cultural and Healing Program, in which Inuit can apply for funding for projects that address the harms and intergenerational effects of residential schools or for On-the-Land Programs or the teaching of Inuit history, culture, languages and traditions. Individual Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2019105 Views

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Student Emma Stevens Covers ‘Blackbird’ By The Beatles In Mi’kmaq – HuffPost Canada

Eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin (You were only waiting for this moment to arise). Emma Stevens has taken her vocal Mi’kmaq wings, learning to fly and basking in this moment when her cover of the Beatles “Blackbird” has garnered nearly 100,000 views on YouTube. The Grade 10 student and her fellow students at Allison Bernard Memorial High […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201990 Views

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Why Aren’t We Talking About Indigenous Food? – MSN

Why aren’t we talking about Indigenous food? The answer to this question will vary depending on whom you ask. “Well, are you talking about pre-colonial, post-colonial, American Indian, Native American, or today?” poses M. Karlos Baca (Tewa/Diné/Nuche), an Indigenous foods activist. “And where? Spanish, Mexican, or Protestant-colonized from the east?” David Rico, of the Choctaw […]

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2 Inuit artists share 2018 Nunavut Commissioner’s Arts Award – CBC

Susan Avinngaq of Igloolik and Jaco Ishulutaq of Pangnirtung will each receive a cash prize of $5,000 May 02, 2019 Susan Avinngaq of Igloolik and Jaco Ishulutaq from Pangnirtung are the winners of the 2018 Nunavut Commissioner’s Arts Award. Both artists will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a certificate of recognition of their outstanding […]

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First Nations artist collaborates with Saskatoon students on school mural – MBC Network Radio Online

May 2, 2019 A Saskatoon-based First Nations artist and students from St. Anne School in Saskatoon have worked together to complete an Indigenous-themed mural. “We set out to explore Indigenous culture and their views of the land and their connection to land and to represent that visually as a school in a large mural,” says […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201955 Views

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Dene elder questions Alberta eagle feather policy – CBC

‘We can’t get any answers at all’ May 02, 2019 Dene elder Patrick Deranger and his wife Lee Deranger wanted to do something cultural and special to honour a small group of Indigenous graduates in Calgary last year. The couple thought eagle feathers would be an appropriate gift to recognize the hard work of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201959 Views

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Eskasoni high schooler hopes Mi’kmaq music video inspires others to learn language – Globalnews.ca

Pu’tliskiej wapinintoq (Blackbird singing in the dead of night) Kina’masi telayja’timk (Take these broken wings and learn to fly) Tel pitawsin (All your life) Eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin (You were only waiting for this moment to arise) They’re familiar lyrics to a classic song — sung in a language that is quickly becoming not so familiar. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201968 Views

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Book review: People Among the People: The Public Art of Susan Point – Brantford Expositor

May 1, 2019 Artist Susan Point has been key in the revitalization and renewal of Coast Salish art style post-colonization. People Among the People: The Public Art of Susan Point “It wasn’t until I was in my late-20s, when I took a jewelry course at Vancouver Community College in January of 1981, that I discovered […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2019164 Views

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Our Stories are Medicine: Canada’s National Arts Centre unveils inaugural season of World’s First National Indigenous Theatre

Season Celebrates Resilience of Indigenous Women and Features More than 10 Indigenous Languages OTTAWA (Canada) – Canada’s National Arts Centre today unveiled details of the inaugural season of the first national Indigenous Theatre department in the world. The season will celebrate Indigenous women’s resilience, strength and beauty, with 9 productions out of 11 written and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2019110 Views

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A new cohort of cultural ambassadors to be honoured to mark the 25th anniversary of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

QUÉBEC, May 1, 2019 – Seventeen new Québec cultural ambassadors will become members of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec during an insignia award ceremony on May 27, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ). That evening, the artists, writers, teachers, cultural managers, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201951 Views

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