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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Media Advisory – Largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise and Colombian activist come to Mount Allison University, May 3-4

SACKVILLE, NB, May 1, 2019 – Atlantic Canada’s largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise, and a celebration of arts and activism with a Colombian activist will highlight the first May weekend at Mount Allison University. These events are open to all and are part of Streams of Justice: KAIROS Atlantic Gathering 2019, held May 2-5 at Mount […]

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Artists wanted for reconciliation mural – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — A collective working to regenerate downtown Sydney is looking for two artists to work as a team on a reconciliation mural. The selected artists — one must be Mi’kmaw and the other from a different cultural background — will collaborate on the wall mural and render images that express their cultural understanding […]

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Millions of fry to be released – Castanet.net

Apr 30, 2019 More than four million sockeye fry are being released into the Okanagan watershed this spring, including a series of ceremonial releases by the Okanagan Nation Alliance. “These fry releases, and other continued efforts at returning sc’win (Okanagan sockeye) to our territory, are part of our inherent right and responsibility as Syilx People,” […]

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imagineNATIVE’s iN20 Submissions Now Open!

We are now accepting Film and Video, as well as Digital and Interactive submissions for the upcoming 20th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. We are also accepting TV and Digital Series submissions for our Mediatheque. This year’s Festival will be hosted at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto from October 22-27, 2019. To […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201987 Views

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People and communities get inspired, connected through the arts (BC)

April 29, 2019 VICTORIA – More people will have the opportunity to enjoy B.C.’s community festivals and visual artists, thanks to an increase in BC Arts Council grants. “Arts and culture connect, challenge and inspire us. They make our communities vibrant and resilient, creating great places to live and raise families,” said Lisa Beare, Minister […]

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Nunavut Arctic College – Congratulations to Emily Angulalik for promoting Inuit Languages! – Education News Canada

Last week, Emily Angulalik, instructor at Nunavut Arctic College received an Award at the Language and Culture conference in Iqaluit for her contribution and promotion of Inuit Languages to her fellow Nunavummiut. Emily is originally from a tiny outpost camp on the Queen Maud Gulf, called Perry River which is 109 Southwest of Cambridge Bay. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201982 Views

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Nine Haida Elders Receive VIU’s Most Prestigious Award for Language and Culture Preservation

April 29, 2019 When a culture loses its language, an irreparable connection to the essence of a people is gone. One way to kill a Nation is to kill their language. The architects of the Canadian Indian Residential School System understood this, which is why they forcibly forbade their young charges from speaking their own […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019104 Views

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KPU Students Host First Art Exhibition at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Fine Arts students explored their identities as settlers on Indigenous land through field trips into the landscapes captured in their work. Now those students are hosting an exhibition based on the artwork created from their experiences in the Politics in the Landscape class, which was offered for the first time this […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201987 Views

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Reconciliation through theatre – Winnipeg Free Press

Sarasvàti Productions is hoping to restore friendly relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through theatre. Sarasvàti Productions is hoping to restore friendly relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through theatre. Its latest community-based project, Seven Visions – Reconciliation Through Theatre, is featuring public presentations from May 4 to 9, where Sarasvàti Productions will present its […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201995 Views

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Officials plan return of ancient remains removed from Alaska – MSN

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Residents of the remote chain of islands stretching out from southwest Alaska are planning to bring home indigenous remains removed from burial sites nearly a century ago. Officials on the Aleutian Islands are working on a three-year plan to recover and rebury the remains of more than 175 people from 11 islands […]

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Translation Bureau finalizes new partnerships to support language industry

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada April 25, 2019 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada The Translation Bureau is solidifying its role as a centre of excellence for linguistic services while also supporting the government in its commitment to promoting official languages. Today, Public Services and Procurement Canada, announced a new partnership […]

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Government of Canada IP Strategy supports the preservation and protection of Indigenous knowledge and cultural expressions

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada New initiatives will foster a more inclusive intellectual property system April 26, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Indigenous knowledge holders, businesses, entrepreneurs and artists make important contributions to their communities and to the Canadian economy. The Government of Canada understands that ensuring the preservation and protection of Indigenous knowledge […]

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Richard Van Camp on highlighting the humour and hope within Indigenous communities – CBC Radio

Apr 27, 2019 For Richard Van Camp, humour is the potential cure for what ails Indigenous communities. The celebrated fiction writer — and a member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, N.W.T. — has written over 20 books across multiple genres. His latest book, Moccasin Square Gardens, is a humourous collection of short […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2019129 Views

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Tanya Tagaq among first-time novelists up for $60K literary award – Ottawa Matters

TORONTO — Award-winning Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq is in line to add a lucrative literary prize to her list of accolades. Tagaq’s debut “Split Tooth,” published by Viking Canada, is among the six books nominated for the $60,000 Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Oji-Cree storyteller and academic Joshua Whitehead made the short list for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201943 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for women’s organizations in Greater Montréal Area

From: Status of Women Canada Ten organizations in Greater Montréal are receiving funding to ensure women’s and Indigenous organizations can continue providing essential supports to women and their families April 26, 2019 – Montréal, Québec – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201997 Views

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Ontario Heritage Trust: #DoorsOpenOntario 2019: 36 events, 900 sites, 1 endless adventure

April 24, 2019 TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is opening the door to Doors Open Ontario 2019 and unlocking exciting architectural, cultural and natural heritage experiences this spring and fall season! Doors Open Ontario encompasses 36 events including more than 900 built and natural heritage sites across the province. At each event, local programmers […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201952 Views

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The Road Allowance People: How landless Métis communities stayed together – CBC Radio

Métis scholar Jesse Thistle calls communities ‘sites of resilience and cultural resistance’ Apr 26, 2019 Jesse Thistle sees the history of Métis “road allowance people” as a story of resilience and resistance. In 1872, the Dominion Land Survey divided the prairie into settlements called homesteads. In between those lots and sites, spaces were left for […]

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imagineNATIVE Releases Report on Growth and International Export of Indigenous Content.

From: National Film Board Toronto/Ottawa- January 31, 2019 – imagineNATIVE and its partners, including the Indigenous Screen Office, announced today the release of a research report entitled Pathways to the International Market for Indigenous Screen Content: Success Stories, Lessons Learned from Selected Jurisdictions and a Strategy for Growth. The report will be presented by Jesse […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201943 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment for women’s organizations across Quebec

From: Status of Women Canada April 26, 2019 – Québec City, Québec – 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2019101 Views

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Festival of Words underway with exciting schedule – MooseJawToday.com

This year, the festival features crime writers, Indigenous perspectives, graphic novels, cookbooks, and so much more The Saskatchewan Festival of Words is getting ready for another year. The famous literary festival kicked off this week with a tentative schedule for the four-day event that celebrates Canadian literature as an art form. The Festival of Words […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019152 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Nova Scotia

From: Status of Women Canada April 25, 2019 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201953 Views

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ArtsPlace partners with Indigenous 150+ for film and conversation series, Canmore – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Apr 25, 2019 CANMORE – Combining the intricate, fascinating works of a Canadian-American Abenaki filmmaker with the eloquent voices of local community members, artsPlace is partnering with Indigenous 150+ for an evening of film and conversation. A project that aims to continue a dialogue while simultaneously learning about the richness of different Indigenous communities through […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201981 Views

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Media Advisory – Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

April 24, 2019 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2019 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. The Governor General will also attend the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2019114 Views

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I felt like I was betraying my own’: Indigenous social workers open up about challenges – CBC

More Indigenous staff needed, but the work may be more difficult Apr 24, 2019 The CBC series Unbroken, which aired on CBC Radio One and CBC News Vancouver April 8-11, shed light on the high rates of Indigenous infants apprehended by child welfare authorities in B.C. It also looked at the cultural bias that some […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201982 Views

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Esker Foundation focuses on the Arctic, gender identity in summer exhibitions – The Gauntlet

April 23 2019 — The Esker Foundation is set for a busy summer of exhibitions, with works that deal with themes surrounding gender identity, ecology, Indigenous identity, language and the legacy of colonialism through differing artistic forms. The gallery is running three exhibitions through the summer, with two of them focusing on the Arctic and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201990 Views

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New exhibitions at the MAC starting June 20: bold summer programming featuring Québec and Canadian artists

MONTREAL, April 23, 2019 – Le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is pleased to announce its summer programming beginning June 20 which, through questions of identity and humanity, will explore some of the pressing issues of our time. The works of Québec and Canadian artists Rebecca Belmore, Nadia Myre, Chloé Lum and Yannick Desranleau […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201996 Views

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Investing in Northern Ontario’s creative economy to spur business growth and create jobs

Government of Canada funding to help attract cultural industries private sector investment April 23, 2019 – Sudbury, ON — Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor Local residents and businesses will benefit from improved opportunities and a stronger economy thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $850,000. This FedNor funding will enable Cultural Industries […]

by pnationtalk on April 23, 2019102 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Local Festivals in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced investments totalling more than $1.6 million to support local festivals and performing arts series across the Greater Vancouver area. These investments will benefit 41 arts, culture and heritage organizations, including the Vancouver International Writers Festival Society, the Centre culturel francophone […]

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RMWB: Local Indigenous artists are encouraged to submit works of art for Art in Motion

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 18, 2019) – For June, McMurray Experience wants to feature local Indigenous art in the Art in Motion exhibit. The theme is celebrating Indigenous cultures, and what better way to do that is to feature local Indigenous artists. Art in Motion is a unique opportunity for local artists and residents […]

by pnationtalk on April 23, 201954 Views

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It brings them closer to home’: Winnipeg Public Library wants to modernize its multilingual book collection – CBC

Most books in languages other than English and French cannot be searched online or put on hold Apr 23, 2019 The Winnipeg Public Library wants to modernize its multilingual collection — books in languages other than English, French and Indigenous languages — a step which may allow users to finally search the collection online and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2019118 Views

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Searching the Forest for the Trees – Hakai Magazine

Indigenous communities rush to find the few remaining monumental cedars for totem poles, house posts, and canoes. April 23, 2019 In communities around the world, the ecological value of trees is often intertwined with cultural values. Famous examples are the baobabs of southern Africa, the banyans of India, the flowering cherries of Japan, and the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201958 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organization in Eastern Ontario

Centre Novas-CALACS francophone de Prescott-Russell receiving funding to ensure it can continue providing essential supports to women and their families April 23, 2019 – Casselman, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services to our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to […]

by pnationtalk on April 23, 201986 Views

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Northland School Division No. 61: NSD-KTCEA proposals approved for Indigenous Languages in Education grant program

April 23, 2019 Northland School Division in partnership with Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority (KTCEA) is pleased to announce that two proposals will be supported by the Indigenous Languages in Education (ILE) grant program. The ILE grant program is a one-time funding initiative to support Indigenous language and culture programs in early […]

by pnationtalk on April 23, 201985 Views

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Trauma Informed and Culturally Appropriate Approaches in the Workplace – Grandmother Rose’s Teachings

Within Indigenous organizations, it is imperative employers and employees are fully informed and recognize the present day effects of the traumas Indigenous peoples face. NWAC’s Elder Roseann Martin has developed this report on how to use a trauma informed and culturally appropriate approach to human resources within the workplace. Trauma Informed and Culturally Appropriate Approaches […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201964 Views

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Calgary Public Library: Indigenous Placemaking

Call for Indigenous Artist/Artist Team Submissions due: May 6, 2019 The Calgary Public Library invites Indigenous Artists from the vast and beautiful nations and communities who reside within Treaty 7 territory, including individual artists who are not originally from this traditional territory, to work on and design artwork/installations that will activate Indigenous Placemaking in Calgary Public […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2019103 Views

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Reimagining Point Douglas: How the historic district could become a model for a changing Winnipeg – CBC

City could lead with new model of urban development based on celebrating history, inclusion, reconciliation Apr 22, 2019 Winnipeg’s Point Douglas area is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods — one that has a rich history, but also faces its own challenges. But as we look to its future, Winnipeg can lead with a new […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201962 Views

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Inuvialuk artist longlisted for Sobey contemporary art award – CBC

Kablusiak tackles cultural displacement through art Apr 22, 2019 Inuvialuk artist Kablusiak works in a wide range of mediums: a razor, cigarettes, a menstrual cup, pilot biscuits, and a sex toy carved out of soapstone; felt-stitched panels depicting a parka-clad person carrying groceries, and a person checking Facebook on the toilet. Kablusiak has been longlisted […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201997 Views

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Indigenous culture – Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space

Credits: Canadian Space Agency 2019-04-15 – During a videoconference with youth gathered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques answers the following question, live from the International Space Station: Why was it important for you to include Indigenous people and culture on your journey to space? (Credits: Canadian Space […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2019248 Views

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MNO: Métis artists collaborate on fur trade display

April 18, 2019 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens enjoy nothing more than a good challenge. So when the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries requested Métis artwork for their offices in Port Elgin, Ont. the call went out for help. The theme of the display would be the fur trade. To no one’s surprise, the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2019104 Views

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Indigenous leader Noel Starblanket dies, age 72 – Grasslands News

April 18, 2019 Lauded as a treaty advocate, bridge builder Kisikaw Piyesiwewin (Where the Thunderbirds Live), Pahpahtaywak Kihew (Spotted Eagle), otherwise known as Noel Starblanket, who died in Regina on April 15 at the age of 72, had the ear of his people and government. Hard-nosed and confrontational as a youth, he was… Read More: […]

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CNA campus unveils art to represent awareness, healing

April 18, 2019 HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL – College of the North Atlantic (CNA) students of the Aboriginal Bridging program, and Lisa Learning, an indigenous artist from Labrador, have collaborated on a new addition to the lobby at Happy Valley-Goose Bay campus. A painted mural – ‘Flight of Resilience’ – is the culmination of the reconciliation project, […]

by pnationtalk on April 18, 2019115 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for women’s organizations in Manitoba

Eleven organizations across Manitoba are receiving funding to ensure women’s and Indigenous organizations can continue providing essential supports to women and their families April 18, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – 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, […]

by pnationtalk on April 18, 2019114 Views

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Canadian Heritage Announces Support for CMA Reconciliation Program

Ottawa, April 16, 2019 Karen Bachmann, president of the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is pleased to announce the support of Canadian Heritage – through the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – for the CMA Reconciliation Program. The project has its roots in the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 67: “We call upon the federal government to […]

by pnationtalk on April 18, 201958 Views

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Library seeks Indigenous artists for installations at 3 Calgary branches – CBC

New permanent exhibits planned for Signal Hill, Forest Lawn, and new Calgary Public Library Apr 18, 2019 Calgary Public Libraries is seeking Indigenous artists for its latest art project. The library’s Indigenous placemaking project is doing a call-out for Indigenous artists to contribute to four permanent art installations for the Signal Hill, Forest Lawn and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201954 Views

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Nunavut man says heavy burden lifted after determining location of mother’s grave – CBC

Apr 18, 2019 ‘A great weight had been lifted up,’ says former politician Jack Anawak Jack Anawak has waited more than 60 years to know where his mother is buried. Anawak, a well-known figure in Nunavut politics who was born in the community of Naujaat, says he was about five years old when he last […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201944 Views

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From spectacle to cultural celebration – Rocky Mountain Outlook

The complex history of Banff Indian Days Apr 18, 2019 BANFF – It started with a train derailment. That is how the story of how Banff Indian Days began in 1894, a topic Stoney Nakoda First Nation elder Roland Rollinmud spoke about during his lecture at the annual Chiniki Lecture series earlier this year. “Banff […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201954 Views

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Cultural appropriation probed in Cabin – Straight.com

April 17th, 2019 Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was… At the Audain Art Museum, Whistler, until May 6 Joseph Tisiga is a storyteller. His medium, however, is not oral but visual, not the spoken word but paint and collage, sculpture and assemblage, installation and performance photography. Tisiga’s show Tales of an Empty Cabin, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201938 Views

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