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Manitoba Metis Federation Commemorates Louis Riel Day

For Immediate Release February 17, 2008

WINNIPEG – On Monday, February 18, 2008, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand and Board of Directors are pleased to invite you to celebrate the contributions of the Father of Manitoba, Louis Riel. On February 18th, Manitobans of all ages and cultures will join our celebration of the new Louis Riel provincial statutory holiday at the St. Boniface Museum.

by NationTalk on February 17, 20081225 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Festival du Voyageur 2008

WINNIPEG, February 15, 2008 — On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament (Provencher), and Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament (Lévis-Bellechasse), today announced funding for the Festival du Voyageur 2008.

Funding of $90,000 will help the Festival du Voyageur, which takes place from February 15 to 24, continue to provide the community with cultural, artistic, and historical experiences. Every year in the month of February, the festival provides a variety of folklore and traditional activities, as well as presentations of dance and art that are meant to reflect the era of the fur trade and the voyageurs.

by NationTalk on February 16, 20081093 Views

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Winners At Winterlude’s National Snow Sculpture Competition

February 12, 2008

The National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the Ville de Gatineau, is pleased to announce the winners of the Winterlude’s National Snow Sculpture Competition, which began on Tuesday, February 5, and ended Saturday, February 9, at noon.

by NationTalk on February 14, 20081385 Views

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Canada Council Releases Action Plan for 2008-11

News Releases – 2008

Ottawa, February 13, 2008 – The Canada Council for the Arts today released its Action Plan for the next three years, including plans for the distribution of $31.5 million in new funding in 2008-09.

In July 2007, the federal government announced an ongoing $30 million increase to the Council’s parliamentary appropriation, bringing the government’s annual investment in the Council to over $180 million. The announcement followed one-time increases to the Council’s funding of $20 million in 2006-2007 and $30 million in 2007-2008. The Council has also increased its funding for arts project grants by $1.5 million on a permanent basis, which brings the total amount of new ongoing funding to $31.5 million.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081159 Views

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Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents Talking Stick Festival. Celebrating Aboriginal Performance and Art. Featuring Ab-Original Cabaret, Live Music, Dance, Theatre and More

February 12-17, 2008
Vancouver, BC

For tickets phone (604) 631-2872 or book online at
Information line at (604) 683-8993 or online at

Media Contact: Bonnie Allan, Bridge Communications, 1081 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5L7, 604-739-3180 (office) 604-221-5052 (fax), 604-218-9525 (cell)

Many Thanks to our sponsors:

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Department of Canadian Heritage, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, The Dance Centre, Britannia Community Centre, City of Vancouver, Global TV, The Georgia Straight, UBC, Shared Vision, West Coast Rez Bluez, First Nations Drum.

The Projects Through-Our-Eyes, Cedar, and Pillow Talk are sponsored by Constant Arts Society, UNYA, Vancouver Foundation (Youth Philanthropy Council), ArtStarts, Canada Counci

All Roundhouse events are co-presented by Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Visit here to download poster and agenda or for more information.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081398 Views

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Walter Phillips Gallery to Host Exhibition on Nationhood and Identity

For immediate release
February 11, 2008

High resolution images available

ANTHEM: Perspectives on Home and Native Land
February 16 to May 11, 2008
Curated by Ryan Rice

Artists: KC Adams, FASTWÜRMS, Cynthia Girard, Dana Inkster, Alisdair MacRae, Shirley Moorhouse, Eric Robertson, Miles Turner

Opening reception and catalogue launch: Saturday, February 16 · 7 to 9 p.m.
Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre · Information: 403.762.6281
Organized and circulated by Carleton University Art Gallery

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081139 Views

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New Awards Recognize Excellence In Cultural Diversity

For Immediate Release
Feb. 11, 2008

Ministry of Attorney General
and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism

VICTORIA – To honour and celebrate British Columbia’s cultural diversity and indigenous communities, the Province will recognize exceptional work in bringing B.C.’s diverse cultures together with the Nesika Awards, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism Wally Oppal and provincial Multicultural Advisory Council chair John Halani announced today.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081185 Views

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2008 Artists in the Park Project, Ivvavik National Park, Yukon

Each year, Parks Canada, Western Arctic brings up to six artists into Ivvavik National Park, Yukon to experience and work in this spectacular and remote national park. We will offer our fifth annual Artists in the Park program from July 2nd to July 11th, 2008.

Artists in the Park is both a residency and an artistic retreat. It is a professional working opportunity, where artists can explore and experience an Arctic environment. It also provides an opportunity for artists to exchange ideas. We hope that the work of artists in our national parks will help more Canadians learn about not just what lives in a national park, but how it feels to be there. Up to six artists will be selected. Three places are held for beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.

by NationTalk on February 11, 20081317 Views

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Master Ice Carvers, Giant Snow Sculptures and a Celebration of Northern Culture will Delight Crowds during Winterlude’s Second Weekend

February 08, 2008

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is pleased to invite residents and visitors to take part in the second weekend of the 30th edition of Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, which takes place in the Capital Region until February 17, 2008.

by NationTalk on February 10, 20081105 Views

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First Nations House at the University of Toronto presents, Aboriginal Awareness Week

First Nations House at the University of Toronto Presents Aboriginal Awareness Week, Honouring Our Students: Past and Present. For a complete lisitng of events, please visit

Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

On Campus : St. George » Borden Building North » 563 Spadina Avenue » First Nations House, 3rd Floor

by NationTalk on February 10, 20083470 Views

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