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Stay Warm During March Break at the Arctic Zoo Exhibition

For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2008

BRAMPTON, ON. (March 6, 2008) – Introduce your kids to the fascinating world of museums and art galleries this March Break at the Peel Heritage Complex (PHC), featuring Inuit art and hands-on activities about archaeology, First Nations and settlers.

The Arctic Zoo exhibition highlights a collection of Inuit art pieces recently donated to the PHC and revolves around themes of earth, water, sky and animals. The exhibition also includes an interactive area with videos and resources.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20081215 Views

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Vancouver 2010 and the Four Host First Nations Society announce historic Aboriginal Licensing and Merchandising Program for the 2010 Winter Games

VANCOUVER, March 5 – Authentic Aboriginal art from Canada will be showcased to a worldwide audience and Aboriginal youth will directly benefit from a historic Aboriginal Licensing and Merchandising program agreement between the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the Four Host First Nations (FHFN) Society. VANOC and the FHFN welcomed the Development Corporation of Nunavut today as the first participating licensee in the program outside of British Columbia.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20083300 Views

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“Native Women Chapter Welcomes Cynthia Lickers-Sage as Speaker”

March 2, 2008

“We’re very pleased to announce that Cynthia Lickers-Sage will be the Guest Speaker for our 25th Anniversary Celebration on March 15th.” states Susan Maracle, President of the Niagara Chapter-Native Women Inc., one of the oldest chapters in the Ont. Native Women’s Association (O.N.W.A.)

by NationTalk on March 5, 20083311 Views

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Media Advisory – Vancouver 2010 and Four Host First Nations to Announce Historic Program

Nunavut becomes first outside of BC to participate

VANCOUVER, March 4 – On Wednesday, March 5, Vancouver 2010 and the Four Host First Nations Society will introduce a historic Aboriginal licensing and merchandising program. Additionally, details of a partnership with the Nunavut Development Corporation will also be unveiled.

Media will have an opportunity to view sample products from the Aboriginal licensing and merchandising program, an artist demonstration and conduct interviews immediately following the formal announcement.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2008829 Views

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Robinson Welcomes Veteran Navajo Code Talkers to Manitoba Language Conference

Manitoba News Release
March 4, 2008

Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson today officially welcomed five Navajo code talker elders and veterans, paying tribute to them for their military service and work on language preservation.

“It is a great privilege for me to welcome these code talkers to Manitoba,” said Robinson. They have made great contributions serving their country and their people using their language and skills. We hope to learn from their contributions and maintain the languages of indigenous people here in Manitoba.”

by NationTalk on March 4, 20081539 Views

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RBC is seeking emerging Canadian artists for its 10th Annual Canadian Painting Competition

Canada’s Governor General lends patronage to celebrate competition’s 10th anniversary

TORONTO, March 4 – RBC, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, today announced its call for entries for the 2008 RBC Canadian Painting Competition – the largest competition of its kind in Canada. Entries must be submitted by May 2, 2008.

This year Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will lend her patronage to the event in honour of its 10th anniversary.

by NationTalk on March 4, 20081054 Views

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Provincial Government Focuses on Cultural Tourism

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
March 4, 2008

Workshops being held in Corner Brook and St. John’s this week will focus on the emerging opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador to develop closer links between the province’s rich culture and the growing tourism industry.

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, said the purpose of the workshops is to gather input from invited participants with a view to developing a provincial cultural tourism plan.

by NationTalk on March 4, 2008997 Views

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NTI Supports the Extension for Language Legislation

NR 08-15 EXT ENG – For Immediate Release

(March 3, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Acting President James Eetoolook today said the organization supports the Nunavut Legislative Assembly’s motion which gives the Ajauqtiit Standing Committee a 120-day extension to carefully consider Bill 6, the Official Languages Act, and Bill 7, the Inuit Language Protection Act.

“The decision for more time was the right one,” said Eetoolook. “Bills 6 and 7 need improvement, and we look forward to providing further advice or clarification to the standing committee to ensure the best possible legislation is developed and passed.”

Nunavut Tunngavik will be communicating its positions to the MLAs and encourages Inuit to do the same.


For further information:
Franco Buscemi
Acting Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Tel: (867) 975-4939 Toll-free: 1-888-646-0006
[email protected]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008910 Views

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Call for Artwork

We require your assistance in locating artists who are creating artwork appropriate for the following Art Acquisition Project for the new Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

In addition to Commissioning two outdoor public art installations, Capital Health Edmonton is procuring a collection of original interior artwork from western and northern Canadian artists for the new Robbins Pavilion, home of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and Centre for Cardiac Services, located on the Royal Alexandra Hospital Campus in Edmonton.

by NationTalk on March 1, 20081048 Views

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Wabnode Institute at Cambrian College Hosts Angaangaq

The Wabnode Institute at Cambrian College today hosted Angaangaq, a traditional healer, storyteller, and carrier of the Qilaut, an Eskimo Wind Drum.

Angaangaq, or Uncle as he is frequently called, is a keynote speaker at international conferences and symposia on environmental and indigenous issues whose work is acclaimed in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony. While at Cambrian, he met with representatives from the College and community, toured Cambrian’s facilities, and gave a presentation based on the teachings of the Eskimo-Kalaallit people to students from Cambrian, Laurentian University, and Lockerby Composite School, along with community members.

by NationTalk on March 1, 20081090 Views

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