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MEDIA ADVISORY – Women’s art show part of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day
February 29, 2008


The University of Calgary Women’s Resource Centre will present a week-long display of women’s art beginning Monday, March 3 and culminating in an International Women’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 7.

University of Calgary International Women’s Day festivities include torso cast painting, live music, drumming, collaborative, participatory art and a showing of women’s art from Calgary’s art community.

by NationTalk on March 1, 20081032 Views

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New N.W.T. Directory Artwork Features Arctic Sport


The artwork selected for Northwestel’s 2008 Northwest Territories telephone directory cover features one of the North’s popular Arctic Sports, the Alaska High Kick. This year’s winning artwork was created by Gail Cyr, who has lived in Yellowknife for nearly 30 years. Her work, entitled “A Northern Star….In The Moment”, is acrylic on canvas.

by NationTalk on February 27, 2008919 Views

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Young Nunavut Artist Featured on 2008 Directory Cover


A metal sculpture by one of Nunavut’s emerging young artists is being featured on Northwestel’s 2008 Nunavut telephone directory cover.

Qummuatuk Ashoona was born and raised in Cape Dorset. Her metal sculpture, entitled “Man Waiting at a Seal Hole”, is fashioned of sterling silver and copper. It depicts an Inuit hunter holding a harpoon, poised above a hole in the ice.

by NationTalk on February 27, 20081038 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Festival – Aboriginal Performing Artists Application

Are you interested in performing at the 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Festival?

November 28th to 30th at the Roger’s Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

If you are a musician, actor, dancer, poet, author or drama group or other performance artist and are interested in showcasing your talent at the 2008 Festival, please fill out the application below, the deadline for the application is June 30, 2008. The selected performers will be notified in August 2008. A fee will be offered, however, because we have a limited budget, travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the performer.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2008967 Views

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The Government of Canada Builds on Its Northern Strategy by Investing in Yukon’s Tourism Sector


Whitehorse, Yukon (February 22, 2008) – The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Secretary of State for Small Business and Tourism, on behalf of Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced funding to help expand a new and exclusive niche in the Yukon’s tourism sector.

Great River Journey Incorporated, which operates a river safari on the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City, will receive just over $1 million through Canada’s Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) initiative.

by NationTalk on February 23, 20081030 Views

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No Dream Too Small for Membertou Celebrations

February 22, 2008

No dream too small for Membertou Celebrations Includes Dreamcatcher Project, Dr. Ivar Mendez, and first readings from “I Got It From An Elder”

(Sydney, NS) – A celebration of children, youth, Elders and dreams will take place in the community of Membertou next Thursday, February 28 with two special events.

by NationTalk on February 23, 20081473 Views

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Budget 2008: An Important Message from the Assembly

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The arts and culture sector in British Columbia has reason to celebrate the February 19th provincial budget.

There are some targeted funds for existing and new cultural facilities, plus a commitment of a new endowment fund to provide arts and cultural funding in perpetuity. The income from this fund will be administered by the BC Arts Council.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2008943 Views

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Federal Government Announces Three Year Renewal of Language Initiative for MNBC

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Date: Thursday, February 21st, 2008
For Immediate Release

Vancouver, BC – Representatives from Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the Federal Government gathered today to announce a three year renewal of the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) program.

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has been administering the ALI program provided through the Department of Canadian Heritage since 1998. The ALI program assists MNBC implement initiatives such as Michif language programs and services that support an increase in the number of fluent Michif speakers within the Métis Community. In the 2006 the MNBC Survey indicated that there is less than 5 percent of the Métis citizens who can speak a dialect of the Michif language in British Columbia while in comparison over 75% are seeking additional support. MNBC has continued to support Michif language development through a provincial language camp and other means.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20081265 Views

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FSIN – Circle of Honour Nomination Deadline is April 28, 2008

Due to overwhelming success and response from the province of Saskatchewan, this event will be an annual affair that incorporates all of the FSIN Commissions. This important event will honour First Nation’s contribution in the areas of Education, Health and Social Development, Economic and Community Development, Justice, Land and Resources, Sports, Youth, Culture and Recreation, Women’s Council and First Nations Veterans. Top honours will be also given to “Lifetime Achievement” and “Citizen of the Year”. The Circle of Honour Awards is about First Nations honouring First Nation’s people who have demonstrated tremendous achievements, discipline, vision, and excellence. The event will reflect the respect, pride and honour being bestowed on the recipients of the awards.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20081158 Views

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Niagara Chapter – Native Women Inc. Now Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary!

Join us….

March 15,2008 St. Paul’s Anglican Church
32 Idylewylde Street, Fort Erie

Festivities start at 4:00 p.m. (dance & storytelling workshop)
Followed by an “Honor Our Founders” Dinner
with Guest Speaker-Lee Anne Wilson-Aboriginal Voices Radio
and Artistic Performances by:

“Gonrah Desgohwah” The White Pine Dancers,
April Doxtator solo performance from “generational roots”
Maajii Maadzi- emerging women’s hand drum & singing group
and the Youth Troupe of FENFC.

The Niagara Chapter – Native Women Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that became officially incorporated in 1983. NCNW encourages Native Women to become active participants in society while remembering and honouring their unique cultural and spiritual beliefs.

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by NationTalk on February 22, 2008970 Views

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