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Charlottetown Announces Major Programming for Canada Day, Canada 150 Celebration

May 26, 2017 Canada Day in the Birthplace of Confederation and the Capital City of Prince Edward Island will be an electrifying, family friendly, nation building experience! The City of Charlottetown, with financial support from the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada 150 Fund – Major Events, is pleased […]

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Surrey Fusion Festival Announces Entertainment and Performer Line-Up

May 24, 2017 Surrey, BC – Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, has a full slate of Canadian musical talent lined up to celebrate its 10th anniversary at Holland Park on July 22 & 23, 2017. This year’s festival, which is BC’s largest FREE multi-cultural celebration, will feature a diverse lineup of performers, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201725 Views

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Is it time to celebrate plans for largest marine protected area in Canada? – Healthy Oceans

May 25, 2017 The federal government deserves a pat on the back for its announcement on May 24 that it plans to protect 140,000 square kilometres of ocean off the west coast of Vancouver Island, stretching out to the western edge of Canada’s 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Covering an area twice the size of New […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 201719 Views

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Winnipeg writer wins national award – Winnipeg Sun

May 25, 2017 A Winnipeg author has been awarded a national prize for first-time Canadian novelists. Katherena Vermette was given the 41st annual First Novel Award Thursday night in a ceremony in Toronto for her novel The Break, an intertwining tale of the lives of residents of Winnipeg’s North End. The Break has already been […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 201724 Views

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Halifax Regional Municipality: Canada 150 – Celebrate Together

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (Halifax, N.S.) – Mayor Mike Savage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join in Canada 150 celebrations on July 1, 2017. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada and as part of a massive, countrywide Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201713 Views

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Katherena Vermette Wins 2017 First Novel Award Presented by Amazon.ca and The Walrus

SEATTLE—May 25, 2017 — Amazon.ca and the Walrus Foundation presented Katherena Vermette as the winner of the 2017 First Novel Award, which celebrates the remarkable achievement of a first-time Canadian novelist. Vermette’s novel, The Break (House of Anansi), earned her the title of the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award winner and $40,000 at the 41st […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201719 Views

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Rethink 150: indigenous truth | Theresa Terbasket

Credits: Uniters Media Published on May 22, 2017 A group in the Okanagan is offering a different perspective on Canada’s 150th celebrations.Rethink 150 is presenting Canadian history through the eyes of the First Nations people and as part of the event series.

by pnationtalk on May 25, 201749 Views

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Original Canadian voices, original Canadian stories: Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund announce the 18 projects selected under the Micro-Budget Production Program

Montreal, May 25, 2017 – Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund announce the 18 English- and French-language projects selected under the Talent Fund-supported Micro-Budget Production Program, including 14 feature films and four web projects that originate from all regions of the country. The Talent Fund, a private donation fund, has once again contributed significantly to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201728 Views

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Media Advisory: Aboriginal Day Live Line-Up Revealed – Eight Cities. One Great Gathering

May 25, 2017 Aboriginal Day Live Line-Up Revealed Eight Cities. One Great Gathering WINNIPEG, MB–( May 25, 2017) – The nation is already buzzing about this year’s Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) going coast-to-coast-to-coast for Canada 150. Today, the lineup with over 70 of some of the biggest names in music and television, including award winning […]

by pmnationtalk on May 25, 201731 Views

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Canuck it Up at the Redpath Waterfront Festival this Canada Day Long Weekend

TORONTO, May 25, 2017 – Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at the annual Redpath Waterfront Festival (RWF) presented by Billy Bishop Airport this Canada Day weekend, July 1-3. This year, the Redpath Waterfront Festival is the official launch of the ONTARIO 150 Tour presented by Redpath Sugar. This pan-provincial event will travel to five other waterfront communities throughout […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201713 Views

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New CBC lineup includes dramas with Kristin Kreuk, Allan Hawco, Paul Gross – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2017 11:34 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A legal drama starring Vancouver native Kristin Kreuk of “Smallville” fame, and an escaped prisoner tale starring Allan Hawco and Paul Gross are among the new shows heading to the CBC. The public broadcaster’s 2017-18 programming lineup includes “Burden of Proof,” in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201730 Views

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Music, food and Indigenous art just a few ways southwestern Manitoba is celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial – Communityfoundations.ca

May 24th, 2017 Starting this August, folks passing by the corner of Rosser and 7th Street in downtown Brandon, Manitoba, will have reason to pause and look up. That’s when the first of two billboards created by Indigenous artists living in the province will be unveiled on the side of the Art Gallery of Southwestern […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201718 Views

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Jade Turner and Rhonda Head Pick Up Indigenous Music Awards

May 19, 2017 The envelopes were opened and the hardware was handed out at the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards on May 19. After a one-year hiatus, the IMAs (formerly Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards) returned to recognize the accomplishments of Indigenous recording artists and music industry professionals from around the globe, revealing this year’s winners […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201714 Views

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PUP, Tanya Tagaq, Daniel Caesar And Safia Nolin To Play London’s Trafalgar Square On July 1

TORONTO, ON – Friday, May 12, 2017 The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, is going to London, England. More specifically, 2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq, 2016 Short Listers PUP and 2016 Long List nominees Daniel Caesar and Safia Nolin will be going to London to perform […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201729 Views

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Shawn Mendes, Grimes, A Tribe Called Red lead iHeartRadio Canada MMVA nominees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017 TORONTO _ Shawn Mendes, Grimes and A Tribe Called Red are the leading nominees heading into the iHeartRadio Canada MuchMusic Video Awards on June 18. The eclectic mix of frontrunners, with four nominations each, puts some of Canada’s most vibrant indie acts in contention with one of the country’s renowned […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201736 Views

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Drum Roll Please… Nominees for THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO Much music Video Awards Announced!

– A Tribe Called Red, Grimes, and Shawn Mendes lead the nominations followed by Alessia Cara, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, The Weeknd, and more – – Fans can register at Much.com for a chance to secure wristbands beginning May 30 at 4 p.m. ET – – THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs simulcasts on Much, CTV, and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201732 Views

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City of Yellowknife: Canada Day – 150

May 17, 2017 2017 is Canada’s 150th Birthday and the City of Yellowknife, with the support of the Government of Canada, is hosting a full day of family friendly activities and talented musicians. This historic event will take place at Somba K’e Civic Plaza starting at noon on July 1st. The event is free to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201716 Views

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Manito Ahbee Festival Celebrates Indigenous Arts, Culture, and Music

May 16, 2017 Manito Ahbee is ready to bring celebration Indigenous arts, culture, and music to Winnipeg this month. The annual festival, which runs May 17-21, features live music, one of the largest Pow Wows in North America, family friendly events, and a new free music industry conference component. Offering a series of specialty workshops for […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201726 Views

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Young Anishinaabe musician vying for best new artist at Indigenous Music Awards – CBC

Ziibiwan, 22, also nominated for best instrumental album May 17, 2017 He said he only got serious about making music a year ago, but a 22-year-old Anishinaabe artist could take home two Indigenous Music Awards, which will be handed out this weekend in Winnipeg. Ziibiwan Rivers, who performs as Ziibiwan, is nominated in the best […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201727 Views

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36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival Set to Run Sept 28 to Oct 13

May 16, 2017 Vancouver, BC – Building on the successful launch of its new programming streams at the 2016 festival, this year’s VIFF will continue to expand the frame and offer a Films+ model that sees the festival’s 450 screenings complemented by talks, workshops, performances and other unique events that celebrate inspiring achievements and important […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201738 Views

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Spirit of 150 Victoria – 11 Days of Canada 150 Events at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

May 15, 2017 To commemorate Canada’s 150th, Spirit of 150 Victoria presented by Coast Capital Savings is pleased to present 11 days of 100+ free performances on two stages from June 21 to July 1, 2017 at Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Downtown Victoria will be the place to be to enjoy family-friendly activities, multicultural performances and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201716 Views

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Canada 150+ Song – Mr. Weir

Credits: Mr. Weir Music Published on Apr 14, 2017 This is what was said introducing the songwriting project: I said to the class, “Canada is 150 years old”. One child raised his hand and said, “That doesn’t sound right. There’s gotta be more. What about the First Nations? What about the Dinosaurs?” Another precocious 8 […]

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201789 Views

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Projections: Also on Toronto screens this week – Thestar.com

Treat mom to a trip to the movies with these celebratory picks. May 12, 2017 Mother’s Day movie-going: As appreciative as they may seem, some moms are a little bored with the flowers and fancy brunch that their progeny typically use to mark Mother’s Day. Thankfully, local movie theatres offer a few more interesting options […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 201729 Views

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AMP Sessions: Jade Turner

Our AMP Sessions video series is back with a new one from Jade Turner, produced and directed by Chris Gaudry. Jade Turner is a Canadian country artist and Red Seal Millwright from Misipawistik Cree Nation, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Winnipeg where the Saskatchewan River enters the lake. Her lyrics are created from […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201727 Views

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CP Canada 150 Train #ConnectingCanada and rocking the nation this summer with cross-country block party

May 10, 2017 Canadian Pacific (CP) today announced a summer train tour to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial while re-connecting generations of Canadians with the nation’s iconic and historic roots. Through shared stories and celebration, the CP Canada 150 Train will honour the country’s past, while acknowledging the leaders of the present, and looking toward a bright […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201751 Views

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The Northlander: Looking Both Directions with Métis Sci-Fi film – FREQ Magazine

May 10, 2017 In a time where we near closer to the Canada 150 celebrations across Turtle Island, many Indigenous, Métis, and Inuit filmmakers are taking action to make sure that their perspectives are being heard in an industry that has a long history of misrepresentation. Indigenous filmmakers are using their voices to educate, preserve […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201747 Views

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Meet the Musicworks Panelists: Ariane Jean, Don Amero, Jessica Rae Ayre, JP Hoe, and Nicky Mehta

May 09, 2017 Touring is a crucial part of many artists’ careers.  It has the potential to be an incredibly exciting time with the highest of highs, but can also come with its lows – being both physically and mentally exhausting. Coming up on Tuesday, May 16, five local touring artists will get together to talk […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 201732 Views

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Hot Docs Wraps 24th Edition with Audiences of 215,000 and Awards Over $300,000

Download: Hot Docs Wraps 24th Edition with Audiences of 215,000 and Awards Over $300,000 NT5

by aanationtalk on May 8, 201724 Views

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Rumble’ wins $50,000 award for best Canadian film at Hot Docs festival – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 8, 2017 TORONTO _ “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” took top honours at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. The star-packed Sundance Film Festival hit, about indigenous musicians who have shaped popular music, won the $50,000 Rogers Audience Award for best Canadian feature-length film. It also won the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201754 Views

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The real taboo in ’13 Reasons Why’ – Macleans.ca

May 05, 2017 Last week, the principal of St. Vincent Elementary School in Edmonton sent an email to parents saying “many students are watching and discussing” Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, and that any further talk would be banned “due to the disturbing subject matter.” The school isn’t alone in censoring conversation about North America’s current […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 201739 Views

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Reconciliation Pole Raising Haida Ceremony UBC April 01 Canada 150

Credits:Ray Van Eng Published on Apr 4, 2017 A Reconciliation Pole by Haida master carver James Hart was installed and raised at the University of British Columbia (UBC) on traditional, ancestral and un-ceded land of the Musqueam people on April 01, 2017. This event becomes a significant milestone as the country celebrates Canada 150 or […]

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Theatre Northwest debuting all-Canadian tale of truth – Prince George Citizen

May 03, 2017 Canada was a colony; Canada was a colonizer. The duality of our nation’s birth – people forcing their way onto the landscape, or just following along obliviously – has come with excruciating pain, for entire communities of people who were here first. They are still here. They are living examples of how, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201754 Views

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Manitoba Music Escapes Across the Pond for UK Industry Events

May 02, 2017 Manitoba Music is packing up and heading out across the Atlantic this month for a slate of industry events in England and Wales. Teaming up with fellow Western Canadian music industry associations SaskMusic, Alberta Music, and Music BC, Manitoba Music will co-host BreakOut West events at Focus Wales in Wrexham, The Great […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 201731 Views

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D&M Books awarded BC Book Prizes

May 01, 2017 Congratulations to Jennifer Manuel, whose debut novel, The Heaviness of Things That Float, has won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize! This prize is awarded to the author of the best original work of literary fiction in British Columbia. In her acceptance speech, Jennifer Manuel thanked readers who took the time to tell […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 201752 Views

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Leacock Medal for Humour 2017 shortlist announced

The Board of Directors of the Leacock Associates has announced its shortlist for the 2017 Anniversary Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour award. The top three picks have been narrowed down from a longlist of 11 out of a field of 68 entries: In alphabetical order by author surname: Gary Barwin for Yiddish for Pirates, Random House Canada. Amy […]

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Announcing the 2017 Award Winners – Saskatchewan Book Awards

Awards for Writers Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Penguin Random House) Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award New Albion by Dwayne Brenna (Coteau Books) University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser (Fifth House Publishers) Rasmussen, […]

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Hot Docs 2017 Review: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Toronto Film Scene

Apr 30, 2017 It’s difficult to articulate just how much of American rock, blues, and jazz music was influenced by the original owners of the North American land it was made on, but Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana’s documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World should take a huge step forward in chronicling such […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201734 Views

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5 must-see Canadian films at Hot Docs – CTV

April 27, 2017 What makes for a compelling documentary? Often it’s the subject matter, illuminating a person or topic that we know little about, or alternatively, it delves into a popular issue or personality, uncovering stories and issues we hadn’t considered. As the curtain lifts on Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, we take […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201754 Views

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The Road Forward – Cinema Axis

April 27, 2017 There’s been a great deal of discussion in recent years about the past and ongoing injustices suffered by the indigenous community. As there should be. From suicide epidemics to systemic racism to the alarming number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women to the over-representation of Aboriginal men in Canadian prisons, the challenges […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201767 Views

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East Coast Music Awards Show tonight in Saint John – CBC

N.B.’s Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, the Motorleague, Caroline Savoie up for multiple awards Apr 27, 2017 The major event of the East Coast Music Awards happens Thursday night at Harbour Station in Saint John. The awards show gala was moved to Thursday night two years ago as an experiment, and the organizers feel the format helps […]

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204 Unlocked – Manitoba Music

April 25, 2017 Aspiring Music Industry Professionals Curate Showcase May 10 at The Park Theatre & Streaming Playlist Featuring Up-and-Coming Manitoba Talent Mentorship and real-world experience is a critical stage for anyone exploring a career in the music business, whether you’re a musician, an aspiring producer, or have dreams of running your own indie label or […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201736 Views

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Media Advisory: APTN Announces Largest National Aboriginal Day Celebration, A Celebration of Aboriginal Peoples’ Culture and Heritage

MEDIA ADVISORY APTN ANNOUNCES LARGEST NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY CELEBRATION, A CELEBRATION OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLES’ CULTURE AND HERITAGE Eight Cities. One Great Gathering April 25, 2017, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is excited to announce that on June 21, 2017, Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) — the largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day, a […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201778 Views

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Manitoba Artists and Music Companies Ready to Shine at 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards

April 24, 2017 Manitoba will have a strong presence when the Western Canadian Music Awards are handed out in Edmonton this fall. Artists and music companies picked up 34 nominations in 19 categories for the 15th annual celebration of music from the western provinces and territories. Manitoba’s world music, Indigenous, Francophone, hip hop, and spiritual […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201761 Views

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BreakOut West Announced the Nominees for the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards and Industry Awards

April 24, 2017, Edmonton, AB: The Western Canadian Music Alliance is excited to reveal the nominees for the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards and Industry Awards! Winners will be announced and honoured at the Western Canadian Music Awards Networking Reception, and Industry Awards Brunch; September 13-17, 2017. The countdown is on to the 15th annual […]

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First Nations students from remote B.C. community find voice through music – Global News

April 21, 2017 he First Nations youth from one of the most remote communities in B.C. are learning to express themselves through music as part of a collaboration initiative that brings a mobile recording studio and video production team into schools and youth centres in native communities across Canada. Tsay Keh Dene is a small […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201751 Views

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Cannes competition all revved up over First Nation filmmaker and his ’67 Cutlass – APTN

April 21, 2017 A First Nations filmmaker in Vancouver is getting International attention – and approval. Gordon Loverin’s script, “Restoration,” written around his 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which happens to be his pride and joy, was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the prestigious Cannes short screenplay competition. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/04/21/cannes-competition-all-revved-up-over-first-nation-filmmaker-and-his-67-cutlass/

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Indigenous Musician LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON Plays Exclusive Toronto Concert in Celebration of New Collection of Stories and Songs, April 26

— Concert celebrates release of much-anticipated new book This Accident of Being Lost and acclaimed latest album, f(l)ight — — Renowned Anishinaabe artist’s uncompromising truth-telling and genre-bending style challenges perceptions of Indigenous people — “A genius shape-shifter and defiant genre-detonator, there is quite simply no one like her.” – Naomi Klein TORONTO (April 18, 2017) […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2017219 Views

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To help mark #Canada150, NFB’s What We Protect explores what we strive to defend as Canadians. Now online, second installment of 1 Nation. 4 Lenses includes a special film playlist on environmental issues to mark Earth Day, April 22

April 20, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) We stand on guard for thee. These are the words that ring through the air at the end of our national anthem. It’s also the inspiration for What We Protect, the latest installment of the National Film Board of Canada’s 1 Nation. 4 […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201766 Views

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AMP Sessions Video Series Returns – Manitoba Music

Our AMP Sessions video series is back with a new one from Indian City, produced and directed by Chris Gaudry. Indian City was founded by Vince Fontaine in 2012 and features a talented lineup of award-winning artists and rising stars. The group’s unique fusion of lyrics, music, and personalities captures the sound as a vibrant […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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Spill Feature: William Prince talks Juno Weekend, the stresses of Touring away from Family, and more – A conversation with William Prince – The Spill Magazine

A CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM PRINCE With a roster of such astoundingly talented artists in town for JUNO week and weekend, so many events, and so much going on – it wasn’t exactly until afterwards that everyone took in the glory of it all. Even the people who took home the shiny trophies with them. After […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201759 Views

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