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Yukon First Nation filmmakers attend Berlin film festival

March 22, 2017 Yukon First Nation filmmakers Mary Code and Carol Geddes were part of a pan-northern delegation attending the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, last month. The festival, also known as the Berlinale, provided a professional development opportunity for the two producers. The delegation also participated in the festival’s film trade fair. The European […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201747 Views

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B.C., Czech museums, Indigenous groups work to find cultural treasures abroad – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  VICTORIA _ Museum officials in British Columbia and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement to better track First Nations artifacts held beyond provincial borders. The deal was signed between the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and the Narodni museum in Prague. A release from the Royal BC Museum says […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201744 Views

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Miywasin hosts open house as part of Raising the Curtain – Medicine Hat News

March 22, 2017 The Miywasin Friendship Centre held an open house event Tuesday to mark “Raising the Curtain” week in Medicine Hat, a celebration of diversity and inclusion. For Miywasin, the week of events is an important acknowledgment of the city’s cultural richness, but also an extension of what they do on a normal week […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201748 Views

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PSA: Citizens invited to review Heritage Interpretive Plan for West Rossdale

March 21, 2017 Citizens are invited to learn about and provide feedback on the draft Heritage Interpretive Plan for the River Crossing (West Rossdale) area at a drop-in open house. Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 Time: 5 -7 p.m. Location: Edmonton Tower (3rd floor –  Room 380, 10111 104 Avenue) Input on the draft plan […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201727 Views

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Call For Entry: Be A Part of First Nations Art 2017! – Woodland Cultural Centre

First Nations Art Exhibition: May 26 – July 28, 2017 The Woodland Cultural Centre is a longstanding Cultural Centre of Excellence that promotes and supports the Visual Arts of Canada. Established in 1975, First Nations Art is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provide established and emerging First Nations artists an excellent opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201742 Views

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Another awesome MNO March Break Camp – MNO

The week of March 12-16, 2017, was an exciting one for 24 Métis youth who gathered from all over Ontario to participate in the annual MNO Infinite Reach March Break Camp. Every year more high school students come to this remarkable event to learn about postsecondary opportunities and discover more about their Métis heritage. As […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201732 Views

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Artists Announced for Epic ART EXPRESS’D Journey

Canada 150 project to launch in June from Inuvik, St. John’s, Alert Bay, and Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 21, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce Jessie Buchanan, Evin Collis, and Becky Thiessen as the artists selected to travel with the WAG’s Canada 150 Signature Initiative, ART EXPRESS’D/ART EXPRIMÉ. Each artist will lead […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201757 Views

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AGSM In The Main Gallery: Wnoondwaamin | We Hear Them

March 30 – May 13, 2017 Opening Reception and Performance by Jeneen Frei Njootli: March 30, 7:30pm wnoondwaamin | we hear them calls for the occupation of sound waves, exploring the capacity of these energies to access knowledge and memory. Each of the artists in this exhibition bring their voices to the transmission and reception of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201740 Views

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Teresa Margolles and Emanuel Licha at the MAC – Traces left by reality

Montréal, March 21, 2017 – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is proud to present the works of two artists whose insightful, relevant practices attest to highly topical social phenomena: one practice developed in a country where violence is endemic in some cities, and the other revealing little-known aspects of reporting in war zones. For […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201747 Views

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PSA: Indigenous Speaker Series Features Reconciliation

March 20, 2017 Learn more about the Indigenous history of the Edmonton area. Join Elder Wilson Bearhead as he presents “Reconciliation: My Journey in my Words” as part of the Amiskwaciy History Series. Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Edmonton Public Library, Whitemud Crossing Branch 4211 106 Street Cost: Free […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201729 Views

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A non-Indigenous reporter’s first sacred pipe ceremony – CBC

‘It was powerful because of what I witnessed,’ says CBC North’s Alyssa Mosher Mar 20, 2017 There was something different about the tobacco that burned at the sacred pipe ceremony in Dettah, N.W.T., this weekend. It was poignant and everywhere, creating a mist of smoke among the people in the room. It’s something that would […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201740 Views

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2017 Powwow Highlights – FENFC

March 16, 2017 Michael Summers took pictures of the Powwow and along with Karl Dockstader, interviewed some of the dignified attendees. A special edition visually stunning newsletter with highlights and some explanation of the Powwow can be seen here. Some of the sounds of the Powwow are available here. Read More: http://www.fenfc.org/2017powwow_sounds

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201740 Views

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Carleton Hosts Popular New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts

March 17, 2017 The 16th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts at Carleton University on March 4 served as a gathering place to celebrate and continue raising public awareness of the Indigenous experience. This year’s theme, An Energy Worthy of Healing, concerned the role we can all play in the healing process in light […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201741 Views

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REDress art installation comes to U of T – U of T

Bright red dresses blowing in the wind – symbolizing the 12,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women – will confront people walking through U of T’s downtown Toronto campus over the next few days. Artist Jaime Black’s powerful installation, which goes up Friday, is meant to trigger and provoke reflection and dialogue about the issue of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201745 Views

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GN committed to implementation of Inuit language in education system

March 17, 2017 Iqaluit, NU Paul Quassa, Minister of Education today released the following statement: “I welcome input and dialogue about education and how to improve our education system. Bill 37 is now before the Standing Committee on Legislation and will be reviewed and discussed by members of the Legislative Assembly, as part of our […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201741 Views

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Group of academics protest Nunavut’s Education Act amendments – NunatsiaqOnline

GN’s Education Act amendments could violate UNDRIP, researchers say March 17, 2017 In an open letter to Premier Peter Taptuna and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a group of Canadian academics has sounded the alarm over what they call a “language crisis” in Nunavut, triggered by the territory’s newly-tabled amendments to the Education Act. Bill 37, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201775 Views

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Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Official programming – March 17 to 23, 2017 – Featured: Street theatre and an urban sugar shack!

MONTRÉAL, March 17, 2017 – Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations continue this week with an array of activities for all tastes and ages. The new street theatre show “La langue de feu”, presented on Thursday, March 23, gives Montrealers the chance to relive major events that shaped the city, especially the Peter-McGill neighbourhood. And foodies can […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201764 Views

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City of Thompson: Event – Building Bridges to Reconciliation

FREE Admission  Everyone Welcome! Date:      Thurs. Mar. 23, 2017 4:30-5:30          Food & Conversation VRCC Multipurpose Room 5:30-6:15     Presentation by Dr. Alex Wilson UCN Lecture Theatre 6:30-8:30     Movie: We Were Children UCN Aboriginal Centre In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201751 Views

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Film Festival Highlights Boarder Culture

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 16, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is excited to host a Boarder X Film Festival, two-days of films featuring skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding documentaries, shorts, and videos by local boarding stars. Running March 31 to April 1, the festival includes five films presented in conjunction with the final weekend of the Boarder […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201748 Views

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Call for Nominations: 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards from the Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa, March 15, 2017—The Canadian Museum of Nature is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards. This national program, now in its fourth year, recognizes the innovative people, programs and organizations that engage Canadians with nature and the natural world. Previous nominees have included youth or adults who evoke action through books or […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201743 Views

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Government of Canada Invests to Renovate Kenora’s Anamiewigumming Fellowship Centre

From FedNor March 15, 2017 – Kenora, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $52,678 through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) to rehabilitate Kenora’s Anamiewigumming Fellowship Centre. The funding will be used to repair the downtown facility’s 48-year old roof, as well […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201747 Views

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Oneida Social & Round Dance Event

Atlohsa Family Healing Services & N’Amerind Friendship Center will be hosting an Oneida Social and Round Dance on Friday March 24th at the N’Amerind Gymnasium. The event goes from 5pm to midnight at 260 Colborne St. London Ontario, N6B2S6 Dinner will be at 5pm with the Oneida Social dancing to go from 5:30 – 8pm. […]

by aanationtalk on March 15, 201742 Views

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OTC: One Book, One Province

The Saskatchewan Libraries Association is using its 75th anniversary to talk Reconciliation by hosting Saskatchewan’s first province-wide community book club. The One Book, One Province initiative lasts through March. The SLA wants everyone in the province to read Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir, by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter. With the passing of […]

by aanationtalk on March 15, 201752 Views

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Minister Byrne Invites Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to Celebrate Multiculturalism WeekMinister Byrne Invites Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to Celebrate Multiculturalism Week

March 15, 2017 March 19-25 is Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. Multiculturalism Week celebrates this province’s rich multicultural history and tradition, including the cultural contributions of residents of Indigenous and Aboriginal, Francophone, European, Asian and Middle Eastern heritage. As part of the week, organizations throughout the province hold events such as meet-and-greets and cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201750 Views

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WAG Partners with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries to Present Free Admission Day

Art activities and exhibitions offer something for everyone March 26 Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 16, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce a free admission day on Sunday, March 26 from 11:00am-5:00pm, sponsored by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Everyone is invited for a fun-filled afternoon with art activities for the whole family. “Hosting a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201733 Views

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For #Canada150, NFB celebrates who we are as Canadians with special online programming launching Feb. 20 What We Call Home is the first of four online installments

February 20, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) As Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is offering up special online programming and public events across the country that put Canadians in touch with their nation’s stories. The NFB’s online programming for #Canada150 kicks […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201749 Views

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Six National Film Board of Canada short films celebrate laureates at the 25th-anniversary Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

March 9, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is bringing together acclaimed Canadian filmmakers to create short cinematic tributes to Canadian performing arts legends, as the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) gets set to honour laureates at its 25th-anniversary gala. The NFB’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201743 Views

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The NFB congratulates Michèle Cournoyer, recipient of a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

From National Film Board February 15, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) wishes to congratulate animation filmmaker Michèle Cournoyer, who has received a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in recognition of her exceptional career. She and the other winners of this […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201752 Views

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First U of T powwow in 20 years shines spotlight on Indigenous culture – CBC

March 12, 2017 University recently released response to Truth and Reconciliation Report When Eileen Antone came to the University of Toronto in the early 90s, she knew only one other Indigenous student. “There was nothing here when I was here,” she said. “My mantra became, ‘Where are the aboriginal students? Where are the aboriginal faculty? […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201729 Views

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University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble

The University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble is proud to be performing a semester-end concert featuring guest artist Juno award winning First Nations Blues Piano Man Murray Porter. Concert Date: March 26, 2017 Concert Time: 3:00 PM Concert Location: UofS Education Building, Quance Theatre, 28 Campus Drive Tickets: $ 10/$5, available at the door or by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201761 Views

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit celebrates 30 years of serving the Inuit Community

On March 3, 1987 the original Board of Directors of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) held a Board meeting at 507 Bronson Avenue which at the time was a shared space for Tungasuvvingat Inuit and the national Inuit organization Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (now Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami). The original Board members were Paul Sammurtok, President, Martha Greig, […]

by aanationtalk on March 13, 201752 Views

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MNBC: Call for Métis Cultural Ambassadors for March 19th, 2017 in Fort Langley, BC.

March 11, 2017 Métis Nation British Columbia is seeking 6 to 10 Métis people with a variety of Métis regalia or Métis artistic skills (fiddling, jigging, beading, etc.), who are interested in participating in our ‘Gathering Our Stories’ video on Sunday, March 19th, 2017. We are seeking individuals from across BC of all ages (Youth, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201737 Views

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NFB at the 2017 Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal (FIFEM) Two animated shorts about first love: Nadine by Patrick Péris and J’aime les filles (I Like Girls) by Diane Obomsawin

February 13, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is back at the Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal (FIFEM) with two animated shorts in competition: Patrick Péris’s Nadine, in its world premiere, and Diane Obomsawin’s J’aime les filles (I Like Girls), which […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201753 Views

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City Call for Vendors, Artisans and Community Groups – City of Thunder Bay

March 10, 2017 – The City of Thunder Bay is inviting food vendors, product and service vendors, artisans, and community groups to apply to participate at the City’s annual events series. Various participation opportunities include over 22 event days, with two major single-day events and two event series. All events are free to the public […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201728 Views

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Mont-Tremblant’s Indigenous Community at the Heart of Celebrations in 2017

The Domaine Saint-Bernard Trust receives more than $78,000 in funding to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation March 13, 2017– Mont-Tremblant, Quebec – Department of Canadian Heritage David de Burgh Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides–Labelle), today announced more than $78,000 in funding for the Domaine Saint-Bernard Trust for its community project, Festival Manitou: Célébration des cultures autochtones. He […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201754 Views

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Meet the Finalists: Where Our Paths Cross – Reconciliation Commemorative Artwork Concept Presentations

March 10, 2017 Since 2015, the City has been working with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, Central Urban Métis Federation Inc., Office of the Treaty Commission, and other community groups, leaders, and institutions in Saskatchewan, to promote reconciliation. In keeping with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action No. 79, the Saskatoon Tribal Council […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201761 Views

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Government of Canada supports expansion of Edmonton’s historical living museum

March 3, 2017   Edmonton, Alberta – Infrastructure Canada Historical exhibitions embody the story of Canada, preserving the experiences of its people and places and inspiring visitors to explore and understand the world around them. The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in public infrastructure—including funding for cultural projects—play a key role in supporting […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201731 Views

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UBC: Reconciliation Pole – Honouring a Time Before, During and After Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

The University of British Columbia invites you to join in the raising of Reconciliation Pole. Reconciliation Pole will be installed in the manner of a traditional Haida pole raising. All are welcome to attend. Saturday, April 1, 2017 1:00 pm Main Mall, between Agronomy Road and Thunderbird Boulevard UBC’s Point Grey Campus The University of British […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 2017104 Views

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Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary – Official program – March 10 to March 16, 2017 – Montréal to Host a World Premiere

MONTREAL, March 10, 2017  – Starting on March 11 the public will have the opportunity to attend the world premiere of the reinvented Rogers Waters classic, “Another Brick In The Wall”, presented by the Opéra de Montréal as part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.  Also starting on that date, the Urban Sugar Shack will be making […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201757 Views

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D’Amato: Indigenous art can begin to heal the wounds of a painful history – TheRecord.com

This is Canada’s 150th birthday year. But is it right to celebrate, given the rotten foundation on which this country was built? Even as we love our beautiful northern land, if we’ve studied even a little bit of history we also know that its original indigenous inhabitants were cheated out of the best parts. Some […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201739 Views

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Six National Film Board of Canada short films celebrate laureates at the 25th-anniversary Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

March 9, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is bringing together acclaimed Canadian filmmakers to create short cinematic tributes to Canadian performing arts legends, as the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) gets set to honour laureates at its 25th-anniversary gala. The NFB’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201766 Views

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Inuit Film and Video Archives Moving Forward

(March 8, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) has made considerable progress with the Inuit Film and Video Archives (IFVA) as it works to fulfill its vision, which is: A place where IBC’s collection, and ultimately portions of the collections of other holders of Inuit film and video, can be: preserved through […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201753 Views

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Inuktut language decline in Nunavut spiralling into free fall: report – Nunatsiaq Online

“The vested interests of non-Inuit teachers and administrators trumped the land claim-mandated rights of Inuit” The decline of Inuktut language use in Nunavut is spiralling into an ever-quickening free fall and the Nunavut government’s education system, dominated by non-Inuit teachers and administrators, carries a big share of the blame, Ian Martin, a Toronto-based academic said […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201749 Views

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Open house offers more details on exciting new festival! – SaultOnline.com

March 9, 2017 A public information session Wednesday night at the Civic Centre about a new to Sault Ste Marie summer event, Fringe North International Theatre Festival, had people signing up as participants and volunteers, and others wanting information on how to sponsor and support the festival. Announcements of festival headquarters location and early performer […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201757 Views

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Novel explores 1885 Riel rebellion – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Mar 09, 2017 The story of the North-West Rebellion of 1885, as seen through the eyes of a young and reluctant militia officer, comes to life in Encountering Riel, the debut novel by David D. Orr. Orr, a retired provincial court judge, uses the second Métis rebellion as a backdrop to tell the story of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201769 Views

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Looking for new ways to revitalize Yukon’s Indigenous languages – CBC

‘If our language is not used it won’t survive,’ said Sean Smith of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation Mar 08, 2017 Organizers at a gathering this week in Whitehorse say it’s time to find new ways to preserve First Nation languages. Yukon’s Indigenous languages are in critical decline and the Council of Yukon First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201753 Views

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Artist-Educator Glenn Marais Reflects on Winter Showcase Music – ‘Spirit Of the North’ – DAREarts

March 07, 2017 Music is a gift to all of us. It echoes in our hearts and minds and resonates forever in our consciousness. Great songs can transport us to a specific time and place and a memory within seconds of the first note or chord and just like that, we are whisked away and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201736 Views

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Poet Rebecca Thomas speaks truth and teaches – Halifax Magazine

Halifax’s first aboriginal poet laureate has a rare opportunity to change attitudes March 8, 2017 It’s a cold and windy Saturday afternoon in the Grand Parade in downtown Halifax and Rebecca Thomas is on duty. It’s the Halifax Women’s March, the day after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. About 1,000 people are here, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201747 Views

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Darkroom Project brings Inuit women’s lives into focus, 40 years later – NunatsiaqOnline

March 08, 2017 Nunatsiaq News celebrates women innovators on International Women’s Day TORONTO—The voice of Pamela Harris echoes off the walls of a small gallery on the campus of Ryerson University. She’s looking at one of the many framed images lining the gallery walls; this one is a photo she took of Nilaulaq Aglukkaq, a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201749 Views

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Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge March 12 2017 – Netnewsledger

5 March 2017 TURTLE LODGE – Having commenced in the Spring (May) of 2014, the Turtle Lodge is now conducting Full Moon ceremonies each Full Moon of the year, to acknowledge and honour Nookomis (Grandmother Moon), to share Women’s teachings and teachings of the current Moon, and to share in a Potluck Feast. For each […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201754 Views

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