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Please take your Indian name: Artist explores beauty, humour, and identity politics in Montreal exhibition – CBC

Atikamekw artist Meky Ottawa’s exhibition is part of the Montreal First Peoples Festival Aug 05, 2019 Heavy drum. White torso, brown arms. Slowest hunter. Tax payer. White Indian. These are just some of the “Indian names” emerging Atikamekw artist Meky Ottawa is asking people to take through an art installation of tearaway flyers at Montreal […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201970 Views

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The Government of Canada honours decorated Indigenous veteran Sergeant Tommy Prince

From: Parks Canada Ceremony held on the grounds of Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site August 3, 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba Parks Canada Agency Today, Parks Canada, in collaboration with Treaty No.1 First Nations and the Canadian Armed Forces, held a ceremony to pay tribute to the late Thomas “Tommy” Prince, one of Canada’s most decorated […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201952 Views

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Festivals in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Celebrate Additional Financial Support

From: Canadian Heritage July 31, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and Mr. Richard Hébert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, and Member of Parliament (Lac-Saint-Jean), announced today the Government of Canada will provide $574,000 in financial support for nearly 20 festivals in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201932 Views

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Poundmaker hosts performance festival Aug 6-8 – News Optimist

August 1, 2019 Miyawata Culture Inc. and the Poundmaker Cree Nation have announced the upcoming Poundmaker Performance Festival taking place on the Poundmaker Cree Nation from Aug. 6 to 8. This festival is one of the most unique performance and theatre festivals in Canada, in that it takes place on a First Nation within its […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201972 Views

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Public art for Pelmewash – Castanet

Aug 1, 2019 Calling all indigenous artists: Lake Country wants you. The Lake Country Public Art Commission has issued a call for an outdoor permanent Indigenous public art installation along Pelmewash Parkway. “The goal of this public art project is to provide an opportunity for Indigenous Okanagan artists to create and implement artworks that will […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201944 Views

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Telefilm Canada releases update on gender parity initiatives

Increase in overall funding for female directors, producers, and screenwriters, working towards 2020 parity goal Toronto/ Montréal, August 1st, 2019 – Telefilm Canada has released the results of its gender parity initiatives for projects funded during the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Overall, there has been an increase in funding for projects with women in key roles […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201950 Views

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New protections for High Arctic to boost climate change resiliency and create opportunities for Inuit

August 1, 2019 In Canada’s North, rising sea levels and thinning sea ice caused by climate change threaten the lives, cultures, and identities of Inuit – and the survival of the species their communities depend on. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to address these threats, support new economic opportunities for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201976 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Rodriguez to Visit the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region

From: Canadian Heritage SAGUENAY–LAC-SAINT-JEAN, Quebec – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, will be in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2 to announce financial support for cultural organizations in the region, and to meet with stakeholders from the arts, culture and heritage sector and representatives from Indigenous communities. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201953 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Eight New National Historic Designations

From: Parks Canada July 31, 2019                             Ottawa, Ontario                          Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national historic people, places, and events reflect the rich and varied heritage of our country and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about our diverse history. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201952 Views

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Qaggiavuut kick-starts feasibility study for new arts centre – Nunatsiaq News

31 July, 2019 Performing arts group hopes to see qaggiq construction start next year Qaggiavuut! says it will launch a feasibility study in August to determine what’s needed to build an arts centre in Nunavut. The performing arts society was working to secure a $125,000 private-public funding partnership to finance the study, before it could […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201942 Views

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Damaged totem pole to be laid to rest after City of Prince Albert seeks advice of elders – CBC

City conducted consultation with Indigenous groups across Western Canada to find solution Jul 31, 2019 An iconic monument in Prince Albert is set to be torn down, for safety’s sake. The totem pole that has long graced the banks of the North Saskatchewan River has to be torn down because it’s damaged and portions are […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201962 Views

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Honouring Indigenous culture – St. Albert Today

Annual Poundmaker’s Lodge powwow this weekend expected to draw 1,000 dancers Nearly 1,000 dancers are expected to kick up their feet at the Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centre’s annual traditional powwow in St. Albert this weekend. The weekend-long event will be kicked off by a traditional story-telling session with elders on Friday, aligning with the powwow’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201959 Views

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The First Peoples’ Cultural Council Launches ‘Indigifest’ – A Celebration of Indigenous Music, Arts and Cultures from Across B.C.

July 31, 2019 – COAST SALISH TRADITIONAL TERRITORY / BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C. – The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) will host Indigifest, an Indigenous music, arts and culture festival at Esquimalt Gorge Park on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples in Victoria, B.C. on August 24, 2019. The family-friendly, free-admission event will feature Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2019155 Views

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Wiikwemkoong Annual Cultural Festival is 59 this year – Manitoulin Expositor

July 31, 2019 WIIKWEMKOONG – The Wiikwemkoong Annual Cultural Festival is celebrating its 59th edition this year as Canada’s largest and longest running event of its kind and once again the schedule is jam packed. “The Wikwemikong Heritage Organization (WHO) is thrilled to present our annual Indigenous Art Show and Sale,” noted organizer Sheena Wassegijig. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201941 Views

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Museum offers a glimpse into Abenaki way of life during the 19th century – CBC

Reconstruction of post-contact house style to be used for educational programs Jul 31, 2019 Kwigw8mna means “our house” in the Abenaki language, and it’s the name of the new building constructed outside of the Abenaki Museum in Odanak, Que., to represent a historical dwelling community members would have lived in during the 19th century. Several […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201941 Views

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Anishinabek Nation Youth and Elders to gather to discuss restoring rightful jurisdiction

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (July 29, 2019)— Anishinabek Nation Youth and Elders will be coming together at the Anishinabek Nation Eshkiniijig and Getzidjig Governance Gathering in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., from July 30 to August 1, 2019. The objective of the conference is to build a sense of unity and understanding about the Anishinabek Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201979 Views

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Siawi-l’nui’sultinej: in the international year of Indigenous languages, steps being taken to preserve Mi’kmaq in Unama’ki – The Western Star

Success in keeping language alive in Cape Breton begins with children ESKASONI, N.S. – When Katani Julian was asked to translate the lyrics of the Beatles hit “Blackbird” into Mi’kmaq by music teacher Carter Chiasson, she knew exactly who to turn to for help. She took the words to her dad, Albert (Golydada) Julian (Albert […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201983 Views

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Showcasing Arts and Culture of the Columbia River Basin

The rich history, arts and culture of the Columbia River in Canada and the United States will be on display at the Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future in September. The conference aims to address key issues related to the future of the Columbia River, its ecosystem, management and international implications, while also showcasing arts […]

by pnationtalk on July 30, 201940 Views

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Thousands watch powwow pageantry – Brantford Expositor

July 29, 2019 OHSWEKEN A vivid pageantry of First Nations culture and history attracted thousands of spectators to Ohsweken on the weekend. Undeterred by the oppressive heat, dancers in full regalia entertained and competed for the chance to the 40th annual Grand River Champion of Champions powwow held at Chiefswood Park. “We estimate that we […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201953 Views

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Faculty of Arts 2019 Teaching Awards Announced – UM Today

July 29, 2019 — The 2019 Faculty of Arts annual teaching awards have been announced. Arts congratulates the award winners on their commitment to students, higher learning and quality instruction. Faculty of Arts Outstanding Professor Award The Outstanding Professor Award is given to a professor in the Faculty of Arts who has best demonstrated excellence […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201937 Views

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Northern Canadian artwork travels south to Kingston – Queen’s Journal

Original Cape Dorset works come to Studio 22 July 29, 2019 Cape Dorset prints are famous for depicting Northern Canadian landscapes and lifestyle, but they’re rarely shown in their original form in Southern Ontario. Thanks to the July exhibit at Studio 22, however, original artwork by four Cape Dorset artists will be showcased in Kingston […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201939 Views

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Nathan Phillips Square to be transformed into an Indigenous cultural space July 29 and 30

Nathan Phillips Square to be transformed into an Indigenous cultural space July 29 and 30 The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Celebration will offer a vibrant cultural space on Nathan Phillips Square from July 29 to 30 to honour residential school survivors and their families. Produced by the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre […]

by pmnationtalk on July 29, 2019113 Views

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N.L. artist provides ‘entry point’ into Mi’kmaq culture with NYC installation – CBC

Fabric, reflective materials used to display traditional patterns and designs Jul 28, 2019 The bold designs of Mi’kmaq artwork are on display alongside the bright lights of New York City, thanks to a Newfoundland and Labrador artist. Jordan Bennett’s installation Tepkik is on display at the Brookfield Place shopping mall in Lower Manhattan. While Manhattan […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201947 Views

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Government of Canada signs historic reconciliation agreement with B.C. Coastal First Nations

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 26, 2019 Vancouver, BC – There is no relationship more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples. We are committed to advancing a renewed relationship with Indigenous communities based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Canada is working to modernize and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201953 Views

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UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre receives federal funding for Indigenous language work

The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick received more than $74,000 from the federal Aboriginal Languages Initiative for its Wolastoqey Latuwewaken Revival program. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced the funding at the UNB Fredericton campus on Wednesday. The funding is part of $4.1 million the Government of Canada plans […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201985 Views

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Past, present and future of Tobacco Plains – Creston Valley Advance

Ktunaxa Nation elder reflects on granddaughter’s election, speaks to the future of band Jul. 26, 2019 Chapter one – a humble home Tucked away off the highway and up a dusty dirt road is a house shrouded by trees; two dogs yawn in the mid-day sun. Hummingbirds dance through the air in search of food. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201949 Views

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Department of Education and QIA share Nunavut- developed Early Childhood Education Resources

IQALUIT, Nunavut (July 26, 2019) – Minister of Education, David Joanasie, and President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), P.J. Akeeagok, are very proud to announce that new, Nunavut-developed early childhood education resources are being shared with child care facilities across the territory. “Early childhood Inuktut resources are key to keeping our language alive.” said […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201989 Views

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Iqaluit residents learn to make fresh palaugaaq – Nunatsiaq News

25 July, 2019 Free drop-in activities held weekly at Sylvia Grinnell Park Susie Naulaq’s mother taught her how to make bannock, or palaugaaq as it’s known in Inuktitut. The first results were not terribly appetizing. “My first bannock was a rock,” she says with a laugh. Naulaq is sharing the story with nearly 30 people […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201959 Views

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Inuit Miniature Carvings on View in New Exhibit – Jocelyn Piirainen curates Small Worlds for her first show at WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 23, 2019: Small Worlds: Inuit Miniature Carving, Jocelyn Piirainen’s first exhibition in her new role as Assistant Curator of Inuit Art, opened this past weekend at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG). On view until winter 2020, Small Worlds brings together more than 100 miniature carvings by Inuit artists from 19 communities across […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201983 Views

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Two-day Indigenous arts festival coming this September – SooToday.com

Artists from across northern Ontario will gather in Sault Ste. Marie for Dream Big 2019 Funding was recently confirmed to support an Indigenous arts gathering and festival. This September, Indigenous artists, curators, and cultural organizations from across northern Ontario will gather in Baawating/Sault Ste. Marie for Dream Big 2019. Featuring two days of performances, art […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201950 Views

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Fair 4 Youth creates vibrant Valley Line SE mural

July 23, 2019 Festival season brings colour and life to Edmonton’s streets and this summer the underground Churchill pedway is also seeing some love. Members of Fair 4 Youth recently took a section of Valley Line Southeast LRT hoarding in the Churchill LRT pedway and brought it to life with a mural of modern interpretation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201990 Views

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Parks Canada Announces Decision Regarding the Future of the Samuel de Champlain Monument

From: Parks Canada July 24,  2019                              Orillia, ON                             Parks Canada Agency The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation and renewed relationships with Indigenous Peoples, based on a recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership. As stewards of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, Parks Canada is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201951 Views

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Face to face with four of Canada’s most formidable predators – New stamps feature extreme close-ups of native bears

July 24, 2019 KLEMTU, B.C. – Canada Post has released a new set of stamps featuring extreme close-ups of four bears found in the Canadian wilderness: the polar bear, grizzly bear, American black bear and Kermode bear. The arresting images – which show the minute details of each bear’s face – were shot by renowned wildlife […]

by pnationtalk on July 24, 201961 Views

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Supporting Indigenous Languages in Atlantic Canada

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, July 24, 2019 The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing more than $4.1 million over two years to preserve, promote and revitalize Indigenous languages in Atlantic Canada. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and […]

by pnationtalk on July 24, 201979 Views

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Indigenous artists join local creatives in Fort Henry trade square – The Kingston Whig-Standard

July 23, 2019 For the past eight years, local artists have been setting up shop in Fort Henry’s trade square to show off the creative talents in Kingston and surrounding areas. This year, six stores line the square, including the nickel-free jewelry store Canadian, Eh, which have been returning every summer since the square’s inception. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201931 Views

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Uncovered petroglyphs considered first Indigenous carvings found in N.L. – CTV News

July 24, 2019 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A small set of petroglyphs the size of an outstretched hand was carved possibly hundreds of years ago into what is today a rocky, lichen-covered crevice in eastern Newfoundland. Now, archaeologists and the chief of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Miawpukek First Nation are seeking provincial protection for the recently […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201999 Views

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Young singers perform Northern Lights by Iqaluit’s own Jerry Cans | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Every year the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI puts on a free outdoor show featuring young performers from all over the country. This year’s show is named Aqsarniit, Inuktitut for Northern Lights. The show features three Indigenous youth as part of their musical look at Canada’s hidden history. Here […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2019199 Views

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Eeyou Women Elder and Youth Gathering

With the project “Listening to the Wisdom of Niokominanak (Our Elders)” Quebec Native Women (QNW) will be gathering elder Indigenous women (women aged 55+) and young Indigenous women (aged 18 to 35) from the Eeyou nation at Nemaska Bible Camp on August 9-11, 2019. Registration deadline is July 26th! To register complete this online form. Contact […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201947 Views

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Highlights of Batoche 2019

From across the homelands, Métis Nation Leaders, Citizens and friends of the Métis, gathered for the celebration of Back to Batoche for 2019. Held on the historic site of “The Battle of Batoche”, this event brought together a significant attendance from all corners of the country. Federal and provincial governments including Public Safety Minister Ralph […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201955 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister O’Regan to Make an Announcement About the Preservation and Revitalization of Indigenous Languages

From: Canadian Heritage FREDERICTON – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will make an announcement on Wednesday about the preservation and revitalization of Indigenous languages in Atlantic Canada. He will make this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. He will be accompanied by Gary Anandasangaree, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201955 Views

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Photo gallery: All Nation Elders Lunch – Tsawwassen FN

Tsawwassen First Nation hosted an All Nation Elders Lunch last Tuesday (July 16) at the Rec Centre. Organized by TFN Elders Coordinator Mona Robertson and several volunteers, the lunch hosted members of the Squamish Nation, Katzie, Musqueam and others. Robertson said TFN’s Elders had been invited to many events in other Nations over the past […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201943 Views

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Raise Your Voice: NFB & imagineNATIVE launch call for Indigenous Voice Artists

Calling all Hip Hop, Rap, Spoken Word Artists, Poets, Singers, Audio Storytellers, and Podcasters. The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival are partnering for the eighth annual Digital Project Prize. This year we’re inviting Indigenous voice artists to apply to create something new, a digital or interactive experiment. […]

by aanationtalk on July 23, 201977 Views

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Métis Nation BC Métis Oral History Project

July 22nd, 2019 Métis have a rich history in British Columbia, more than just the North East corner of the province. Historical evidence about Métis communities in BC is more limited than what is available for the rest of the Métis Homeland. This can be attributed to the early and profound unwillingness of first the […]

by aanationtalk on July 23, 201960 Views

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Surrey Fusion Festival Celebrates Multiculturalism at 12th Annual Event

July 22, 2019 Surrey, BC – Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, took place at Holland Park this weekend for its 12th annual year. The two-day festival saw participation from over 50 cultural pavilions and seven stages of live entertainment including headliners K’NAAN, Mankirt Aulakh, Busty and the Bass, Random Recipe and Alex […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201941 Views

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Keepers of the Language: Radio host never spoke Inuvialuktun until she hit the airwaves – CBC

Dodie Malegana’s grandparents spoke to her in the language, she always responded in English Jul 23, 2019 CBC is doing a series of stories to recognize that the United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The observance is meant to raise awareness about the consequences of losing endangered languages, and to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201946 Views

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Government of Canada announces design of Parks Canada’s new home for 25 million artifacts

Facility will ensure that archaeological and historical objects are safeguarded and conserved for future generations July 23, 2019            Ottawa, Ontario         Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada is responsible for protecting nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and enabling the stories of these treasured objects and places to be shared with Canadians. […]

by pnationtalk on July 23, 201942 Views

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Warehouse that burned ‘a beacon of hope for a lot of people’; artists, musicians and entrepreneurs speak on what was lost – CTV News

July 22, 2019 The impact of a fire that tore through a warehouse Monday will be felt throughout Winnipeg’s entire visual arts community, according to one of the artists who worked in the space. Firefighters responded to the fire at a warehouse at 274 Jarvis Avenue very early Monday morning and are expected to remain […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201967 Views

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YT Government: 28 community projects receive support from Community Development Fund

July 22, 2019 28 community projects across Yukon are receiving a total of $909,409 in Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding through the Community Development Fund. Funding recipients include Watson Lake Riding Association for construction and building improvements, Kluane First Nation for a memorial park, Whistle Bend Community Garden Coalition to establish a community garden, […]

by pnationtalk on July 23, 201957 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Festivities Marking Nouvelle City’s 150th Anniversary

From: Canadian Heritage NOUVELLE, Quebec, July 22, 2019 Mr. Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, announced today 311,500 dollars in funding to support community celebrations and festivities to mark Nouvelle City’s 150th anniversary. Mr. Massé made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. From this […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201942 Views

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Plant walk a peek inside traditional medicine chest – APTN News

July 22, 2019 A First Nation Elder says you can make a salad with wild plants growing in your backyard if you know what to look for. “Pigweed is more nutritious than kale,” said David Daniels, who hosted a medicine-picking tour on Manitoba’s Long Plain First Nation last month. “But some plants will kill you.” […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201949 Views

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