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Bell Media Congratulates Film and Television Production Partners on 203 Nominations for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards

– CTV’s acclaimed Canadian drama series CARDINAL leads Bell Media productions with 12 nominations – – CraveTV Original Series LETTERKENNY receives nine; the final seasons of Space’s ORPHAN BLACK and CTV’s 19-2 each receive six – – Discovery Channel scores 11 nominations, highlighted by five for the channel’s first-ever original scripted series, FRONTIER – – […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201814 Views

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8 Indigenous-Made Films Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival – and a 20th Anniversary Screening of “Smoke Signals” – Sundance

January 10th, 2018 Following President and Founder Robert Redford’s original vision, Sundance Institute has remained committed to supporting Native American artists throughout the Institute’s history. This support has established a rich legacy of work and has supported more than 300 filmmakers through labs, grants, mentorships, public programs, and the platform of the Sundance Film Festival. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201826 Views

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Local and Regional Talent added to Stars and Thunder Lineup – City of Timmins

January 11, 2018 – It is no secret that the City of Timmins and surrounding area is booming with talent! Following the lineup announcement for the 2018 Stars and Thunder Festival – Presented by Goldcorp-Porcupine Gold Mines, the festival steering committee set sights on local and regional artists vying to take the stage and open […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201823 Views

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The TFCA names Werewolf the Best Canadian Film of 2017

January 10, 2018 Werewolf, Ashley McKenzie’s naturalistic examination of a homeless Cape Breton couple struggling with methadone addiction and hard times has won the TFCA’s 2017 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The award, which comes with a $100,000 cheque from Rogers, was presented to the filmmaker by fellow director Don McKellar, whose Last Night was […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201828 Views

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First Ever Chosen Artist and Song Revealed During Tonight’s World Premiere of CTV’s THE LAUNCH

– From Ohsweken, Ont., Logan Staats’ new single is launched into national rotation on all iHeartRadio Canada platforms, and is available for digital download and streaming everywhere – – Special version of the series’ network premiere – THE LAUNCH: DIRECTOR’S CUT – featuring extended artist auditions and more, now available on CraveTV™ – – OneRepublic […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201832 Views

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Arctic Winter Games reconsider plan asking musicians to play for free – Cabin Radio

UPDATED 8:47 PM, Monday January 8, 2018 –– Organizers in Hay River and Fort Smith will “revisit” a plan to use unpaid performers at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. A call for artists to perform at the event asked for “Northern performers who are willing to perform at various locations throughout Hay River or Fort […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201828 Views

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Canadian philanthropist and music industry icon Gary Slaight to be recognized as recipient of the Humanitarian Award at the 2018 JUNO Awards

Toronto, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that broadcast and music industry leader and philanthropist Gary Slaight will be honoured with the 2018 Humanitarian Award. Slaight personifies the essence of the award through his devotion to Canadian music and emerging Canadian artists as well as his philanthropic support of health care, social […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 201832 Views

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Cree artist fosters next generation of Indigenous performers in Calling Lake – CBC

‘I decided that it might be time to come home to Calling Lake and bring back what I’ve learned’ Jan 08, 2018 After two decades working in Canada’s performing arts industry, Lance Cardinal felt compelled to bring his expertise back to his home community. Cardinal is the founder and creative director of the Calling Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201822 Views

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Canada’s Capital Region to Wrap Up Canada 150 in Style

OTTAWA, December 21, 2017 Canada 150 will be celebrated one last time on Parliament Hill and at the Canadian Museum of History on New Year’s Eve. Canadians of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join the Canada 150 festivities organized to mark the end of this memorable year. At the Canadian Museum of History, Indigenous culture will […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 201764 Views

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PSA – Ring in 2018 at the New Year’s Eve Downtown Festival & Fireworks

December 20, 2017 Celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the Alberta Legislature, as we wrap up the year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. This fun-filled, alcohol-free, family-friendly event has something for everyone! Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017 Time: Family-friendly activities: 6 – 9 p.m. Fireworks: 9 p.m. Location: Federal Building (9820–107 Street), Visitor Centre and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201746 Views

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Manitoba Music Year in Review

December 19, 2017 Well just like that it’s December and we’re capping off a busy 2017 with a little look back. It’s been a year filled with Manitoba talent making waves at home and abroad, on the stage, in the studio, and in the news. Manitoba artists and music companies picked up 36 awards and 88 nominations for […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201744 Views

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Nationwide music tour New Constellations stops on Manitoulin Island – Manitoulin.ca

December 20, 2017 MANITOWANING—Debajehmujig hosted the New Constellations tour recently—a 13-city nation wide tour bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artist for a multi–disciplinary celebration of music and arts. The event was offered free of charge and included two shows last Wednesday night. There are a number of artists that form the tour, but performers at […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201765 Views

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Nunavut throat boxer to perform in Winnipeg Dec. 19 – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

December 18, 2017 Manitoba Inuit Association to host Nelson Tagoona in concert at WAG If you’re in Winnipeg Dec. 19, there’s an event you won’t want to miss. The Manitoba Inuit Association will host throat boxer Nelson Tagoona from Baker Lake—and he plans to perform holiday songs in Inuktitut along with their original versions. Tagoona […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201738 Views

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Kelly Derrickson puts First Nations pride and healing into songs – Calgary Herald

Kelly Derrickson has her grandfather to thank for the twang in her tunes, and her heritage for the lyrical honesty in her music. The West Bank First Nation singer was given her first acoustic guitar by her grandfather. Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ole Days) by the Judds was a frequent request. The narrative […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201748 Views

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City Announces Winter Fundays Activities – City of Thunder Bay

December 7, 2017 – The City of Thunder Bay has announced the activity schedule for this year’s Winter Fundays at Prince Arthur’s Landing presented by Rock 94 and CKPR. The family-friendly activities start on New Year’s Eve with a skating party and run every Sunday until March 11, 2018. Embrace winter by taking part in a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201758 Views

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Tis the Season for Holiday Tunes by Manitoba Artists

The snow is falling, the lights are shining, and it’s starting to feel a lot like the holidays. We’ve put together a playlist brimming with holiday cheer featuring over two hours of holiday and winter-themed music by local artists at manitobamusic.com/holiday. The playlist features a diverse collection of new and original tunes, old favourites, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201770 Views

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Esplanade Lobby Series continues tonight – Medicine Hat News

December 6, 2017 The Esplanade’s Lobby Series continues tonight with a royal performance. William Prince, a singer-songwriter from the Peguis First Nation, is the second of five shows in the series. Prince won the aboriginal songwriter of the year award at the 2014 Indigenous Music Awards and has been a nominee at the Canadian Folk […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201751 Views

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Indigenous films, French zombie flick on TIFF’s annual list of top Canadian movies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 6, 2017  TORONTO _ The Toronto International Film Festival’s annual list of top Canadian movies includes Indigenous stories, a French-language zombie film, and the directorial debut of two Montreal brothers starring Evan Rachel Wood. The selection is part of TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, which includes 10 days of screenings and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201775 Views

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RBC Taylor Prize 2018 Longlist Revealed

The 2018 RBC Taylor Prize jury announces ten essential titles that should be on every Canadian’s reading list this year RBC Taylor Prize 2018 Jurors Christine Elliott, Anne Giardini, and James Polk today announced the longlist for the seventeenth awarding of Canada’s most prestigious non-fiction prize. Having read a record breaking 153 non-fiction books submitted […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201759 Views

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Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government condemns unauthorized activities of non-JBNQA beneficiaries related to caribou harvesting in Eeyou Istchee

NEMASKA, QC, Dec. 4, 2017- For nearly a decade now, the Cree Nation has raised concerns with the noticed decline in the Leaf River caribou herd that has migrated through annually through Eeyou Istchee for centuries. A recent census has confirmed the Cree Nation’s concern placing the herd’s population at a meager 181,000 – a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201764 Views

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TVO’s Hard Rock Medical Graduates to a Final Season Beginning Tuesday January 2 at 9 p.m.

TVO’s popular series Hard Rock Medical kicks off a fourth and final season with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, January 2 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Inspired by the world-renowned Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the dramatic and entertaining fictional series brings to life the distinct challenges of delivering quality healthcare in Northern Ontario. The opening […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201746 Views

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Alan Zweig’s There is a House Here, a TVO Original documentary exploring the realities of Inuit life in Nunavut, makes its world broadcast premiere December 13 at 9 pm

Nov 30, 2017 TVO Original documentary There is a House Here makes its World Broadcast Premiere on Wednesday, December 13 at 9 pm on TVO. Produced in association with Primitive Entertainment and directed by award-winning filmmaker Alan Zweig, the feature film navigates issues of culture and identity as Zweig travels to Nunavut to learn from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201769 Views

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Call for Submissions: PASSPORT: Music Export Summit – Deadline: Dec 15

DEADLINE: Friday, December 15, 2017 PASSPORT: Music Export Summit provides international trade and export market development training for export-ready Canadian artists, artist managers, and music entrepreneurs. The project will provide participants with market intelligence, business skills, and information to develop export markets and increase international trade. This intensive training program will help artists and managers […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201750 Views

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Bieber, Cara, Buble, McLachlan among Canadian Grammy nominees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 28, 2017 By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, the late Leonard Cohen and the Weeknd are among the Canadians with nominations for this year’s Grammy Awards. Bieber is up for his vocal contributions to “Despacito,” the global hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which is in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201753 Views

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Up close and personal roots performance on Vernon stage – Kelowna Capital News

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents William Prince Nov. 29-30 November 23, 2017 Soothing low-tones float through the crowd as they gather on stage alongside the performer and his acoustic guitar, illuminated by tea-light candles as he sits atop the rafters. The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents William Prince […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2017101 Views

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Here​ ​Comes​ ​More​ ​Talent!​ ​WFF​ ​announces​ ​Actor​ ​Masterclass​ ​from​ ​Canada’s​ ​official​ ​Oscar​ ​entry,​ ​more industry​ ​Summit​ ​and​ ​talent​ ​program​ ​guests,​ ​plus​ ​Stars​ ​to​ ​Watch​ ​and​ ​Digital​ ​First​ ​Lab​ ​finalists.

Whistler,​ ​B.C.​ ​(November​ ​21,​ ​2017)​ – With one week to go until show time, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) continues to turn up the heat by announcing character actor Raoul​ ​Trujillo​ ​(HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS) in an Actor Masterclass presented by EOne at WFF’s Industry Summit. The film is Canada’s official entry in this year’s […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201764 Views

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Missing – A New First Nations Opera – Presented by Pacific Opera Victoria Nov. 17-26, 2017 – Muskrat Mag

November 20, 2017 Missing is a new chamber opera created by BC’s foremost Indigenous playwright and filmmaker, Marie Clements, with music by Juno award-winning composer Brian Current. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and on the Highway of Tears, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201781 Views

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Gas Can, ‘folk’ film about racism in Sask., wins audience choice at Regina awards – Regina Leader-Post

A First Nations man seeks the nearest farmyard after his car has run out of gas. The scene from Mattias Graham’s film Gas Can hits home. November 20, 2017 A First Nations man walks through a field, seeking out the nearest farmyard after his car has run out of gas. A gunshot rings out, and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201748 Views

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Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrate music, artists old and new – Ottawa Citizen

November 19, 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards were doled out in Ottawa over the weekend, recognizing the achievements of veteran performers like Fred Penner and Danny Michel alongside lesser-known talents such as Ken Yates, Abigail Lapell and Moscow Apartment. The awards were handed out over two nights during an event that highlighted live performances by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201757 Views

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Meet A Tribe Called Red’s secret weapon: the pow wow dancers electrifying their shows – CBC

‘The dance and the good medicine should be brought to everywhere, even places like clubs’ Angela Miracle Gladue (a.k.a. Lunacee) and Matthew Wood (a.k.a. Creeasian) are the Indigenous dancers that take centre stage at A Tribe Called Red’s high energy live shows. In full regalia, they light up the crowd and don’t stop moving until […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201762 Views

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Manitoba Country Music Award Winners

The Manitoba Country Music Association celebrated the hard work and talent of Manitoba’s country music community with this year’s Manitoba Country Music Awards. The hardware was handed out at a gala on November 10 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, presented with Daupin’s Countryest. Hosted by QX104’s Leanne Carter, the event featured performances by several local acts and nominees. Check out this […]

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 201769 Views

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Victoria could be home to first Indigenous Walk of Fame thanks to local filmmaker – CBC

Embracing Aboriginal culture and storytelling in film, Steve Sxwithul’txw aims to provide recognition Nov 15, 2017 A Victoria-based filmmaker wants the city to establish an Indigenous Walk of Fame to acknowledge Aboriginal storytellers and actors in the industry. Steve Sxwithul’txw has been part of the film and television industry for about 10 years. In that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201775 Views

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Manitoba Music – Call for Submissions: Open Mic Night Hosts – Deadline: Nov 23

Submission Deadline: 4PM CST Thursday, November 23, 2017 Manitoba Music is continuing the season of Open Mic Nights with the Winnipeg Folk Festival at The Handsome Daughter. Each event is hosted by a different artist. We are now taking submissions for artists interested in hosting a night. Artists will be offered an honorarium. To be […]

by aanationtalk on November 15, 201745 Views

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TV series Mohawk Girls drives major economic growth in Greater Montreal communities – CMPA

OTTAWA, November 9, 2017— In advance of the upcoming Mohawk Girls season premiere, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has released a study summarizing the impressive economic impact of the hit series over its five seasons. Filmed on location at the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory and around the Greater Montreal Area, the production has contributed $29.8 million in […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201736 Views

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ROCKINGHAM: Iskwé making sure somebody knows about missing and murdered Indigenous women – Hamilton News

Iskwé was in Winnipeg back in the summer of 2014 when 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled out of the Red River. She remembers it well. Tina’s murder left an indelible mark, not only on her life, but also on the Hamilton-based songwriter’s music. Iskwé was one of the hundreds of Winnipeggers who marched from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201757 Views

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How musician Tom Wilson discovered his Indigenous identity – CBC

November 13, 2017 Like most children, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ Tom Wilson asked his parents a lot of questions growing up. But they refused to answer his most burning questions — like why his mother Bunny and his father George were so much older than his friends’ parents, and why they had no photos […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201758 Views

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Media Advisory – Last of the Fur Traders, a heartwarming journey through the Canadian Arctic, coming to AMI-tv

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2017 – Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that Last of the Fur Traders, a compelling documentary following a former Hudson’s Bay Company engineer as he retraces his steps through the Arctic with his filmmaker son by his side, will premiere on November 17. Hugh Kroetsch is 85-years-old and it’s been 64 years since he left Canada’s North […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201780 Views

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Rogers Writers’ Trust: Spotlight on Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Maclean’s

We asked the 2017 nominees: Do you consider yourself a politically engaged writer? How does that affect your work? Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is nominated for the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for her collection of poetry, stories and lyrics, This Accident of Being Lost. The winner will be announced at the Writers’ Trust Awards […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201768 Views

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Sixties scoop revisited in Taylor’s Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth – Vancouver Sun

November 8, 2017 Originally produced in 1996, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is one of the first artistic works about an infamous chapter of Canadian history. In the 1960s, provincial authorities removed thousands of Native children from their reserve homes and parents to place them in a white, middle-class environment. Playwright Drew Hayden […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201773 Views

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CTV Reveals First 10 Aspiring Artists Selected to Appear on CTV’s New Original Music Series and International TV Format, THE LAUNCH

– Starting today, CTV announces the first 10 of 30 artists selected to participate in the new six-part hour-long series, to be unveiled over three days – – Aspiring artists featured on THE LAUNCH represent diverse musical genres, styles, and unique hybrid sounds including Blues, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Alternative, Folk, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Broadway, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201748 Views

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Canada, It’s Complicated offers truth and reconciliation, one laugh at a time – CBC

November 05, 2017 As part of the on-going Canada 150 celebrations in 2017, a new comedy called, Canada, It’s Complicated, is touring the country. At first, Dakota Ray Hebert said she was “apprehensive” about being an Indigenous person involved in a Canada 150 show. “I knew they were looking for Indigenous comedians, but I didn’t […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201772 Views

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The 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair trots into Toronto this November

Farm fun hits the 416 from November 3 to November 12 at Exhibition Place TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2017 – Get your boots polished and your coattails pressed because Toronto is about to saddle up for the 95th annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair from November 3 until November 12. The Royal began in 1922 and is the world’s largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian event. Whether […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201771 Views

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Longlist Announced For BC’s National Award For Canadian Non-Fiction, One Of Canada’s Largest Book Prizes

November 1, 2017 VANCOUVER – The jury for the 14th Annual BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, one of Canada’s leading literary non-fiction prizes, has selected its longlist for 2018. Over 150 books by 45 publishers were nominated for the $40,000 prize from across the country. The prize jury has selected the following longlist of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201775 Views

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Play highlights racial tensions during Halifax Explosion on 100th anniversary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 27, 2017 11:59 OTTAWA _ A former sex worker who spent time in jail is urging the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to interview other Aboriginal women who are languishing behind bars. Sharon Acoose says she was a victim of childhood abuse _ and she believes the majority of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201775 Views

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Announcing the New Constellations Tour

13-City Nation(s)wide Tour NEW CONSTELLATIONS Brings Together Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Artists for Multi-Disciplinary Celebration of Music and Arts, November – December, 2017 ************* A Tribe Called Red, Feist, Lido Pimienta, July Talk, Weaves, Naomi Klein, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Mob Bounce, and Many More Set to Perform and Mentor – NEW CONSTELLATIONS includes tour, mentorship program, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201783 Views

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Review: Gord Downie’s farewell album is intimately universal – CP

Source: The Associated Press Oct 26, 2017 14:21 By Pablo Gorondi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gord Downie, “Introduce Yerself” (Arts & Crafts) Gord Downie was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and he makes the most of that opportunity on “Introduce Yerself,” a 23-song farewell to friends, family, bandmates and others which leaves a lump in your throat and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201782 Views

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Life Among the Anishinabek of Northern Ontario

KINGSTON, ON, Oct. 26, 2017  – In this heartwarming memoir, retired non-Indigenous hunter, trapper and provincial conservation officer Bob Wells relives his early years learning about nature, hunting, fishing and life from his Anishinabek neighbours. Bob spent his youth at his parents’ fishing lodge. At the age of eleven he successfully hunted an eleven-point buck. As instructed, by […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201796 Views

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Indigenous-produced docu-drama series “1491” reveals untold history of the Americas before Columbus

VICTORIA, Oct. 26, 2017 – The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will present the world premiere of the docu-drama series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus starting November 8th on APTN East and HD at 7:00 p.m. ET, APTN West at 7:00 p.m. MT and APTN North at 7:00 p.m. CT. The series is also slated to air on ZDFE (Germany) […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 2017151 Views

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Government inaction, industry tactics increase caribou risks – Red Deer Advocate

Oct. 25, 2017 October 5 came and went, and Canada’s boreal woodland caribou are still in trouble. That was the deadline the federal government gave provinces and territories five years ago to come up with caribou range plans for the iconic animals. Not one met the deadline. Why should we care about caribou? Beyond the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201798 Views

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Autumn Peltier’s nomination inspirational: Hughes – My Espanola Now

A 13-year-old girl from Manitoulin Island is receiving kudos in Parliament. Autumn Peltier is a young activist from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and is the only Canadian nominee for a prestigious international award. She was lauded in parliament by Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP Carol Hughes. Peltier’s nomination for the International Children’s Peace Prize, known as the Nobel Prize […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2017243 Views

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