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Call for Submissions: Indigenous Music Residency 2020 – Deadline: Dec 12

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3PM CST, Thursday, December 12, 2019 The Indigenous Music Residency (IMR) provides up to 20 First Nation, Metis, and Inuit recording artists from any part of Canada with five full days of advice, feedback, direction, and inspiration from a handful of leading industry professionals. Set for February 22 – February 26 (with travel […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201915 Views

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Rupertsland Institute: Career Event for Métis Youth – Edmonton Expo Centre

October 31, 2019 Join us at Get Ahead of Your Future with your school group. Alberta educators and facilitators are encouraged to bring their Métis students for a full day of inspiring career showcases. Free registration for all Métis students and teachers. Travel expense subsidy available. Date: November 27, 2019 Time: 10am to 3pm Location: […]

by aanationtalk on November 1, 201956 Views

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New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Ten new members were invested into the Order of New Brunswick by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Brenda L. Murphy, at a ceremony held today at Government House in Fredericton. “This year’s recipients have given back to our province in profound and significant ways,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “They are a […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201941 Views

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Donna Wari:so:se Lemay QNW Award

QNW employees launch the Donna Wari:so:se Lemay QNW Award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of Indigenous women to their community. Two awards are offered: $1000 and $500. A candidate can apply by herself, or another person can apply on her behalf, as long as both are indigenous women. A second person 18 years of age […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201938 Views

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Wally Samuel and Marjorie White recognized at Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council AGM

The BCAAFC Elders Council members are known for their commitment to helping others Read the Ha-Shilth-Sa article here: Know where you come from: Nuu-chah-nulth members recognized for commitment to their nations The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s annual general meeting (AGM) was hosted by Ahousaht on September 25, 2019. Several community members were recognized for their knowledge […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201932 Views

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NAN Congratulates Emily Beardy on Canadian Army Award

THUNDER BAY, ON (September 23, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates Canadian Ranger Emily Beardy, a member of Muskrat Dam First Nation, who was honoured as part of the 2019 Canadian Army Deserving Soldiers events over the weekend: “We commend Emily for supporting her […]

by pmnationtalk on September 23, 201972 Views

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Actors needed to build an all Indigenous cast for CBC’s The Trickster – Anishinabek News

NIPISSING FIRST NATION— Northern Casting wants you to submit a head shot (selfies are accepted) for you to be considered for the CBC series, The Trickster, being filmed in Nipissing First Nation and the North Bay area. Miranda McColeman is the assistant to the casting director Ashley St. Jean at Northern Casting who has worked […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201937 Views

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Irwin Elman wins the 2019 Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids National Award for changing lives of children in child welfare

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2019  – This evening at Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Stand Up for Kids Night, Irwin Elman was announced as the winner of the 2019 Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids National Award, which recognizes extraordinary Canadians or initiatives that have made an indelible mark on the child welfare landscape. As winner […]

by pnationtalk on September 12, 2019125 Views

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Finalists for 2019 Jack Webster Awards Announced

Vancouver, BC – Western Canada’s preeminent journalism awards today announced the finalists in the 13 different categories for the 2019 Jack Webster Awards. The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C. and all finalists will be celebrated, and the one winner in each category will be announced at the November 7th awards dinner to be […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 201981 Views

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TBFR welcomes volunteer fire service in Fort William First Nation – Tbnewswatch.com

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will continue to respond to emergencies in Fort William First Nation as part of the community’s agreement with the city THUNDER BAY – With the announcement that Fort William First Nation plans to establish its own volunteer fire department, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue officials say they will continue to respond to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201964 Views

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Recipient reflects on YMCA Peace Medal Award – Sault Star

Theodore Syrette is a recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal. He encourages others to nominate those who have helped their community. September 3, 2019 Before western colonization of what is now Canada, some Indigenous tribes used to celebrate same-sex attraction and transgender folk. Theodore Syrette felt racism and oppression growing up for being queer and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201939 Views

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Recipients of the Order of New Brunswick announced

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The names of the 2019 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in Pokemouche. “As the province’s highest civilian honour, the Order of New Brunswick recognizes the important contributions individual New Brunswickers have made and are making in our province,” […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201975 Views

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Lee Maracle finalist for prestigious $50000 Neustadt prize – TheSpec.com

Jul 23, 2019 Canadian Indigenous writer Lee Maracle has been shortlisted for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, one of the most prestigious prizes for which an author can be considered. It’s often seen as a precursor to the Nobel Prize for Literature, so many winners of the latter prize having first been a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201953 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, 2019112 Views

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Alanis Obomsawin, 15 other Quebecers to receive Order of Canada – Montreal Gazette

June 27, 2019 Alanis Obomsawin and Mitch Garber were among 16 Quebecers and 83 Canadians whose achievements were recognized by the Order of Canada on Thursday. Obomsawin has been here before. In 1983, the Abenaki filmmaker was named a Member of the Order of Canada for her engaged documentaries about the Indigenous experience. In 2002, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019127 Views

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Métis author and illustrator publish new childrens’ book

June 24, 2019 The Story of the Tamarack is one that Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Tobias Clarke has shared many times. But now, her heartwarming tale of family and natural world has been published and is available to a wider audience. Clarke partnered with illustrator Jeffery Wilson for The Story of the Tamarack which weaves a […]

by pnationtalk on June 24, 201999 Views

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It’s time,’ says first Inuk woman to become honorary colonel at 5 Wing Goose Bay – CBC

Veteran, former Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo makes history Jun 23, 2019 An Indigenous woman has been named honorary colonel of a squadron based at 5 Wing Goose Bay for the first time. Sarah Leo, a former president of Nunatsiavut and Canadian Army veteran, is taking on the civilian role, which bridges the divide between members […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201979 Views

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Indigenous elders honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award – RdnewsNOW

Jun 20, 2019 Two well-respected local Indigenous elders have been given a special honour. Theresa “Corky” Larsen-Jonasson and Doreen Bergum received the Lifetime Achievement Award Wednesday night at the 2019 Women of Excellence Awards at the Cambridge Inn and Suites. “When you nominate one woman, you nominate a whole bunch. And I’ll tell you something, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201997 Views

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Winner of the 2019 Chief David Crowchild Memorial Award announced

The recipient of the award this year goes to Steve Kootenay-Jobin, of the Stoney Nakoda Nation. This also marks the first time this award has been given to an individual from that Nation, which is given to a Calgarian who builds relationships with the Indigenous community and is a leader among peers. The award is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2019104 Views

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Trent University awards honorary doctorate to Jeannette Corbiere Lavell – Manitoulin Expositor

June 5, 2019 PETERBOROUGH – You might think Jeannette Corbiere Lavell of Manitowaning would be getting a bit jaded about receiving an honourary Doctor of Laws degree today (June 5) from Trent University during its 2019 convocation ceremonies, considering all of the honourary degrees currently adorning her wall, but nothing could be further from the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201957 Views

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Minister Abernethy Congratulates Recipients of the 2019 NWT Disability Awareness Awards

Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, Glen Abernethy, congratulated recipients of the 2019 NWT Disability Awareness Awards presented as part of the annual Disability Awareness Tea today in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly. Minister Abernethy issued the following statement recognizing this year’s award recipients: “This year, the recipient of the Minister Responsible for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201957 Views

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Order of Nunavut Investiture Ceremony to be held on June 4, 2019

IQALUIT, Nunavut (May 30, 2019) – Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Chairperson of the Order of Nunavut Advisory Council Simeon Mikkungwak today announced that Mr. Zacharias Kunuk will be invested into the Order of Nunavut at a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 6:00pm (EST) in the Chamber of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 2019341 Views

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NT Government: 2019 Outstanding Volunteers Honoured

Today, Alfred Moses, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs will present the Northwest Territories (NWT) 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards at a ceremony in Yellowknife.  These annual awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation to volunteers and volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions in communities across the territory. Recipients of the 2019 NWT Outstanding Volunteer […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201977 Views

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NT Government: 2019 Outstanding Volunteers Ceremony

On May 30th, 2019, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs will present the Northwest Territories (NWT) 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards at a ceremony in Yellowknife. These annual awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation to volunteers and volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions in communities across the territory. MACA presents the NWT Outstanding […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 2019103 Views

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Tyee Announces Third Fellowship for Emerging Indigenous Reporter – TheTyee.ca

We’re seeking our next writer for this great (and paid) opportunity. The Tyee is now accepting applications for a two-month paid fellowship in our Vancouver newsroom for an emerging Indigenous reporter. Please help us spread the word! This is the third such fellowship hosted at The Tyee in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights. We’ve […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201997 Views

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ON Government: Forty-Seven New Correctional Officers Graduate

New Frontline Workers will Help Keep Correctional Facilities Safe May 17, 2019 HAMILTON – Ontario is making the province’s adult correctional system safer by hiring 47 new correctional officer graduates. Graduates have successfully completed the Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) program – a comprehensive eight-week program that includes mental health training, Indigenous cultural training, inmate management […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2019128 Views

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Open casting call issued for Trevor Mack’s first feature-length film – Coast Mountain News

May. 15, 2019 All Indigenous actors, preferably local Chilcotin people, are needed for Portraits From A Fire’s cast Tsilhqot’in filmmaker Trevor Mack returns to Williams Lake on May 29 to hold an open casting call for Indigenous actors for his upcoming feature-length film Portraits From A Fire. Auditions will be held from 5 p.m. to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019127 Views

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DOC announces free membership for Indigenous Filmmakers

Toronto, Ontario, May 13th, 2019 – In alignment with the values and mission of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is proud to announce that we will be offering free membership to any and all Canadian Indigenous individuals – valid until Dec 31st, 2020. This offer will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019143 Views

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Volunteers wanted – Times Colonist

May 14, 2019 Want to volunteer? Explore these opportunities and find more at Volunteer Victoria: 250-386-2269 or volunteervictoria.bc.ca The MS Society: Is looking for volunteers to help with the route marshal position from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at Cadboro/Gyro Park. Route marshals are located along the route and help with the safety […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201976 Views

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Giving young Canadians the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers

From: Employment and Social Development Canada May 13, 2019 Toronto, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s continued prosperity depends on young Canadians launching meaningful careers. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at success, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201969 Views

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CBC Indigenous earns 3 national awards for investigative journalism, innovation – CBC

Small, cross-Canada team recognized by Radio Television Digital News Association May 13, 2019 CBC Indigenous has won three national journalism awards from the Canadian Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), for multi-platform investigative journalism, excellence in innovation and technical innovation. The awards were given out at a ceremony held in Toronto on Saturday. Excellence in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201973 Views

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Finalists announced for CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism

TORONTO, May 6, 2019 – The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is proud to announce the shortlists for the CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, recognizing news organizations that embody exemplary journalism and have a profound and positive impact on the communities they serve. Finalists are recognized in two categories: large and small media. Since 1996, the CJF has […]

by pnationtalk on May 7, 201982 Views

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Twenty-Four BC Community Achievers Honoured with Award

May 1, 2019 VICTORIA – Twenty-four British Columbians were honoured today at the sixteenth annual BC Achievement Community Award presentation ceremony held at Government House in Victoria. The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia along with BC Achievement Foundation Board members, Robert Louie, OC and Christopher Gaze, OBC presented each recipient with […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 2019152 Views

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The 2019 Saskatchewan Order Of Merit Recipients Announced

April 25, 2019 This June, six deserving Saskatchewan citizens will be invested with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province’s highest honour. “The 2019 recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit are visionaries who have made extraordinary contributions to our province,” Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy said.  “I congratulate each of them on this well-deserved […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019145 Views

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Newly named Rising Stars authors share their World Book Day picks – OurWindsor.ca

If there’s any best way to celebrate World Book Day, announcing a program to highlight emerging authors would certainly count as one. Unveiled Tuesday by the Writers’ Trust of Canada was Rising Stars, the first in an annual program in which established authors select a writer in the early stages of their career. That writer […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201987 Views

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Whirlwind year for Inuvialuit model after being discovered on Instagram – CBC

Willow Allen of Inuvik, N.W.T., recently returned from 3 months modelling in Singapore Apr 22, 2019 A year ago, Willow Allen never gave modelling a thought. But now, she’s just returned from a three-month professional modelling stint in Singapore. Allen, 20, who was born and raised in Inuvik, N.W.T., said her career started after a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2019236 Views

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Yukon Women in Mining receives support for Yukon Mining Days events

April 18, 2019 The Government of Yukon is providing Yukon Women in Mining with $68,000 for Yukon Mining Days events taking place across the territory. The first events will take place in Watson Lake on May 13 and in Ross River on May 15. Additional events are planned for Mayo and Carmacks in September, with […]

by pnationtalk on April 22, 2019128 Views

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Canada: Searching for an Inuk role model to end violence against women – Radio Canada International

Ending violence against women starts with changing the culture of abuse, and an Inuit women’s group has launched a novel approach to making that change with its search for role models for a new campaign. The Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada are on the search for an Inuk to be a role model for others […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 2019146 Views

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Government of Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week by launching Canada’s Volunteer Awards call for nominations

April 8, 2019      Gatineau, Quebec        Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is committed to recognizing the significant contribution volunteers make to Canada. Canada’s Volunteer Awards is the time to say thank you to those who are committed to building stronger and more resilient communities. The Honourable Jean-Yves […]

by pnationtalk on April 8, 201998 Views

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2019 Landsberg Award Shortlist Announced

TORONTO, April 3, 2019  – The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, is proud to announce the shortlist for the annual Landsberg Award. Celebrating a journalist who provides greater profile to women’s equality issues, the Landsberg Award recognizes exceptional research, analysis and presentation through a gender lens in print, broadcast […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2019107 Views

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Maclean’s writer Kyle Edwards earns two CAJ award nominations – Macleans.ca

An insightful new voice in Canadian journalism, Edwards was recognized for both his feature writing and his portfolio of work on Indigenous issues Apr 3, 2019 Maclean’s writer Kyle Edwards earned two nominations for the 2018 Canadian Association of Journalists Awards, an annual event that recognizes the best in Canadian journalism. His feature on the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2019179 Views

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Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Recipients Announced

April 3, 2019 Today the recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal were announced by Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy.  The recipients will be presented this prestigious medal on April 9, 2019, at a ceremony held in their honour during National Volunteer Week. “The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal allows us to acknowledge our outstanding citizens who have […]

by pnationtalk on April 3, 2019119 Views

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Nova Scotia Celebrates Volunteers

April 2, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE – New housing set to open in Prince George means that 28 people with mental-health and addictions challenges will get the supports they need within their own homes at rental rates they can afford. The Province provided approximately $4 million to purchase and renovate the former Economy Inn Motel at […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2019159 Views

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George Jacob, President & CEO of Aquarium of the Bay, receives distinguished 2019 RCGS Louie Kamookak Medal

March 29, 2019 San Francisco’s Future of Museums visionary, George Jacob, was honored with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society medal. Gilles Gagnier, RCGS COO & Publisher, was in San Francisco to present the Louie Kamookak medal on Thursday 28 March, 2019 evening, at a stunning reception at Aquarium of the Bay. SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2019  […]

by pnationtalk on March 29, 2019287 Views

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Nunavut Health Careers Camp May 6-10, 2019 – looking for mentors and participants!

The week of May 6, 2019, Iqaluit will welcome students from across Nunavut to participate in the second annual Health Careers Camp. For any students considering health careers who are over 15 years of age and currently attending a high school in Nunavut, this camp may be for you! We are inviting interested mentors and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2019285 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women: Launch of Inuit Role Model Campaign

OTTAWA – Following an initial review of the Government of Canada’s budget released on March 19, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is concerned about a lack of details on some items and the omission of others. “While we are encouraged by some of the commitments promised in this budget ‒ funding the National Inuit Suicide […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 2019118 Views

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BC Government: Social worker’s personal journey informs her work at agency

March 13, 2019 VICTORIA – Alysha Brown knows what it is like to grow up disconnected from her extended family, her community and her culture — and she brings those insights to the Indigenous children and families she works with at a Greater Victoria delegated Aboriginal agency. Brown is just one of thousands of social […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2019160 Views

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International Women’s Day: Success on their own terms – Gananoque Reporter

March 7, 2019 What it means to be a woman and a role model in 2019 invites a multitude of answers. On the eve of International Women’s Day, here are five Vancouver-area women who are helping redefine the power and importance of womanhood in their own unique way. If you ask Sue Paish what it […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2019137 Views

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M’Chigeeng First Nation’s Dianne Corbiere receives Indspire Award – Manitoulin Expositor

March 1, 2019 CALGARY—Dianne Corbiere, a lawyer from M’Chigeeng First Nation, was among 12 people who received a national 2019 Indspire Award on February 22. Representing the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers, the Indspire Awards were created in 1993 with the United Nation’s International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2019153 Views

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Career fair in Kamloops focuses on Indigenous forestry careers – Kamloops This Week

February 25, 2019 The BC First Nations Forestry Council is hosting a career fair in Kamloops this week. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way in Aberdeen. While the career fair is open to all, the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2019157 Views

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