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Author celebrates legacy of Augie Merasty – Estevan Mercury

March 8, 2017 The Estevan Public Library hosted a conversation on the many traumas of residential schools and one man’s resiliency against it, when author David Carpenter paid a visit on March 2. Carpenter visited to share the story behind The Education of Augie Merasty and to sign copies of the memoir. The Education of […]

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RBC and CAF select jury for 19th annual Canadian Painting Competition

TORONTO, March 7, 2017 – Seven respected members of the Canadian visual arts community have been selected by RBC and the Canadian Art Foundation to serve as the jury for the 19th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Each year, more than 500 artists across Canada submit to the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, a competition established in 1999 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201776 Views

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Now We’re Talking! NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley Opens the Conversation on the 2017/18 Season

Now We’re Talking! NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley Opens the Conversation on the 2017/18 Season. March 6, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – From adaptations of classic novels, to powerful stories told in various musical styles, to real-life events brought to the national stage with stunning visuals, the 2017/18 NAC English Theatre season offers […]

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A soldier’s story – The Sudbury Star

March 7, 2017 Six weeks before Christmas a retired Dutch carpenter named Will van Ee met with Sabine Nolke, Canada’s ambassador to the Netherlands at the Canadian embassy in The Hague. Van Ee brought a small bottle of liqueur crafted in his small hometown of Sas van Gent, near the Belgian border, as a gift. […]

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Sir David Adjaye, Christi Belcourt, Junot Díaz and Paul Gross unite for AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall

Provocative speaker series returns for a timely discussion on Art and Nationhood, with moderator Matt Galloway and singer Tanya Tagaq TORONTO: After a sold-out launch last fall, AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall returns to address Art and Nationhood through the eyes of four acclaimed artists. Architect Sir David Adjaye, visual artist Christi Belcourt, author […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2017119 Views

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Decolonizing Lens Film Series at WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 7, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to host the Decolonizing Lens film and discussion series, featuring free screenings of work by Indigenous filmmakers. Organized by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the University of Manitoba, this year’s first screening at the WAG is a double feature with […]

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NAC Dance Unveils A New Season of Dynamic Performances that Celebrate Dance and Life in Motion

March 6, 2017 NAC Dance is proud to unveil one of its most spectacular and expansive seasons to date. Featuring 48 performances by 20 companies, it includes 3 Canadian exclusives, 2 co-productions, 11 artists and companies making their NAC debuts, and many great Canadian artists from home and abroad. Cathy Levy, Executive Producer of NAC […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201771 Views

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Media Advisory : Year-long speaker series and curators’ talks at the Vancouver Art Gallery reflect on art, exhibition-making and nationhood

Vancouver, BC, March 6, 2017 – The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce two public programming streams—Marking Place and Work in Progress—a year-long series of engaging talks by artists, curators, cultural historians and Canadian thought-leaders. These talks will delve into the world of exhibition-making, Indigenous art practices, the design history of Canada and how […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201782 Views

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ROM and The Slaight Family Foundation Announce New Indigenous Learning Program

TORONTO, March 7, 2017 – The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), in partnership with The Slaight Family Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital learning initiative aimed at Indigenous students and their peers. Reaching more than 5,000 students across the province, the multiple-visit program combines 21st century digital tools with hands-on access […]

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Supporting Diverse Voices in Kitchener

The Government of Canada provides funding for THEMUSEUM March 4, 2017 – Kitchener – Department of Canadian Heritage Raj Saini, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre), announced today that THEMUSEUM of Ideas Transcending Objects (THEMUSEUM) is receiving funding of $20,460 for “A Cause for Celebration? First Things First,” an art exhibit featuring the work of four […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 2017108 Views

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MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017 in production thanks to gardeners from across Canada

March 06, 2017 MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017, a Canada 150 project funded by Canadian Heritage, the Government of Quebec and the Ville de Gatineau, will be held from July 1st to October 15, 2017 in Jacques Cartier Park, a National Capital Commission park, partner of the project. The project, under the leadership of Mosaïcultures Internationales de […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201783 Views

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NTI: March 8th is International Women’s Day! This is an opportunity to celebrate the prominent Inuit women in our lives!

When I was a university student, I read as many articles and books about Inuit. I was often struck by the portrayal of Inuit women being subservient to men. Later, when I was visiting my Ningiuq I asked her about the role of Inuit women and men. I wanted to know whether Inuit women were […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 2017117 Views

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The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance acknowledges Tkarón:to.

Recognize Workshop Series APRIL 27, 2017 Acknowledging Tkarón:to The Alliance announces The Recognize Workshop Series. Recognize is the culmination of Acknowledging Tkarón:to which has been investigating the growing practice of land acknowledgements within the performing arts. Upon hearing various land acknowledgements, Alliance Grand Council Representative Suzanne Keeptwo (Métis QC) asks, “do these Nations know they are being acknowledged? […]

by aanationtalk on March 6, 201775 Views

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Powwow returning to Georgian College’s Barrie campus March 11 – Simcoe County

Help honour the Maple Sugar Moon at Georgian College’s annual powwow March 11. College staff, students and members of the public are invited to attend the event and learn about indigenous culture and tradition. There will be performances, artists and crafts. The event opens to the public at 10:30 a.m. and should wrap up by […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2017105 Views

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Regina residents call for Cree syllabics on street signs – CBC

‘Part of the thing that we do to preserve our language is to make our language visible,’ says Solomon Ratt Mar 05, 2017 Some people in North Central are calling on the City of Regina to include Cree syllabics on street signs in the area. “This is important because it will bring pride to the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201778 Views

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National Arts Centre Season – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 4, 2017 OTTAWA – Concerts by world-renowned musicians Lang Lang, Itzhak Perlman and Branford Marsalis will be part of a fresh slate of offerings headlining the National Arts Centre’s 2017-18 calendar. The Ottawa-based performing arts centre has unveiled its new lineups for dance, theatre and music acts slated for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201774 Views

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imagineNATIVE & Charles Street Video 7th Annual CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency: Apply Now!

Application Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 2016 CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency Filmmaker Marnie Parnell’s film When I Close My Eyes imagineNATIVE & Charles Street Video 7th Annual CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency Application Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 Are you a mid-career or senior video or filmmaker looking to deepen your knowledge of video making through the creation of a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017137 Views

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Darlene Naponse leading engagement for Ontario’s new Indigenous Culture Fund

March 2, 2017 The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to announce that Darlene Naponse has been appointed Indigenous Community Engagement Developer effective February 16, 2017. The Indigenous Community Engagement Developer is a newly created role established to lead the community engagement strategy for the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). ICF is a new fund that […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 201788 Views

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Cover Star: Kent Monkman – Dandyhorse Magazine

This weekend marks the end of Kent Monkman’s critically acclaimed solo show Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience at the University of Toronto Art Gallery. It’s heading west to Calgary to the Glenbow Museum slated to launch in June with subsequent dates booked all the way into 2020. If you haven’t seen it already […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 201797 Views

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Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary – Official program – March 3rd to March 9th, 2017

Montréal, the city that will not sleep MONTRÉAL, March 3, 2017 – This week, for Montréal’s 375th anniversary, the proposed activities are going to keep Montrealers awake with the 14th “Nuit Blanche” of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, on Saturday, March 4th. The city’s history and architecture will also be featured with “Archifête 375”, a festive event […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017141 Views

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Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte: March is Cultural Awareness Month

From March 01, 2017 to March 31, 2017 Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na presents a full month of community events. NT4

by aanationtalk on March 3, 2017110 Views

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KIA: Seal skin cleaning & kamik-making workshop

Sewing for Children *Language of instruction will be Inuktitut* For Inuit women of all ages, we welcome and encourage you to apply to take the Kamik Making Workshop. We are looking for committed and dedicated individuals that will take the time to complete the kamik project. This workshop will be 3-4 weeks long and will […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 201796 Views

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Film focused on First Nation – Prince George Citizen

March 2, 2017 Have a Wild time at the Cinema CNC Film Festival this weekend. Nettie Wild is the director of one of the feature films on this year’s roster and she will be in person at the screening to meet with the public and answer questions about her work. She is the creative force […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 201779 Views

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Congratulations to AtBC on their 20th Anniversary

March 2, 2017 Coast Salish Territories – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) kicked off its 20th Anniversary by hosting the welcome reception at the BC Tourism Industry Conference in Victoria on February 22, 2017.  The event was a celebration with many stakeholders, industry partners and government officials.  The celebration was a memorable evening […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2017166 Views

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As it turns 50, Telefilm Canada pays tribute to Canadian talent and salutes its partners

Telefilm has funded close to 6 200 productions and invested $3.3 billion since 1967 Montreal, March 2, 2017—On March 3, 1967, the Canadian Film Development Corporation Act was passed in Ottawa, establishing the organization now known as Telefilm Canada. Telefilm has played a key role in the evolution of Canada’s industry as the agency responsible for the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201769 Views

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Canada’s Arctic 2017: Northern Dreams, Northern Realities – Northumberland Learning Connection

Northumberland Learning Connection, based in Cobourg and Port Hope, Ontario, offers a chance to broaden your knowledge and exchange ideas in a local setting. Each spring and fall, we hold a weekly series of lectures and seminars. We bring the experts, often world-renowned, and you bring your curiosity. The topics are varied but always compelling, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201754 Views

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National historic significance of the service and sacrifice of Canadians during the Great War recognised

Plaques unveiled to commemorate Aboriginal Military Service in the First World War, Voluntary Aid Detachments, and the Canadian War Memorials Fund March 2, 2017  Ottawa, Ontario     Parks Canada Agency Today, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, recognised the national historic significance of Aboriginal Military Service […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2017137 Views

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NIC Artist Talk Series Features Sonny Assu

Well-known contemporary Aboriginal artist to speak March 7 NIC and Emily Carr University are pleased to present internationally recognized Aboriginal artist Sonny Assu as part of NIC’s Winter 2017 Artist Talk Series. Assu will be speaking at NIC’s Comox Valley campus Tuesday, March 7, starting at 12 pm. Admission is free and everyone is invited. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2017101 Views

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Ochapowace Pow Wow Arbour 2017

Due to the degrading condition of Ochapowace Nation powwow grounds arbour, which served Ochapowace for 20+ years, Dreamcatcher Homes (Cold Lake, AB) spent 4 ½ weeks building and completing the new and improved Ochapowace Nation Powwow arbour. Dreamcatcher Homes has been building custom log structures for over 15 years. The new and improved arbour design […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201778 Views

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit Presents 2017 Spring Equinox Celebration

Join us in our celebration of successes and contributors from across Ontario! “Pijitsirniq” “Serving and providing for family and community” Master of Ceremonies Rosemary Cooper Featuring performances by Twin Flames and Silla & Rise Games, square dancing and a light tasting menu Location: Kimmirut, Nunavut Location: Bronson Centre 211 Bronson Avenue Free Admission Doors open […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2017111 Views

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Calling All Photographers: Submit Your Best in IRC Photo Contest

March 01, 2017 Do you own a camera and love taking photos? Then you’re in luck! Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is holding a photo contest and there are some great prizes to be won! The contest opened on Wednesday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. and closes on Monday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. All photos entered must […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201756 Views

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Media Advisory: FUSE: Refuse-a celebration of refusal and denial

March 1, 2017, Vancouver, BC – Vancouver’s favourite late-night art party returns Friday, March 10 to transform the Gallery into an immersive space for unexpected happenings and surprise encounters. A thought-provoking celebration of gestures of refusal and denial, Refuse will feature an eclectic lineup including live music and audio performances, dance, installations and projections by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201776 Views

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Supporting Cultural Spaces in Kleinburg

The Government of Canada announces support for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection March 1, 2017 – Kleinburg, Ontario – Department of Canadian Heritage Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament (King–Vaughan), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $474,052 in funding for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The funding, provided by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201776 Views

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Theatre for Living’s ‘šxʷʔam̓ət (home)’ explores reconciliation from the inside out – Westender

Despite how easily the word “reconciliation” is bandied about by Canadian policy makers, it’s cumbersome and complicated. In recent years, “reconciliation” has been used as a catch-all to identify the next step in the fraught relations between indigenous and non-indigenous communities – a relationship whose past includes cultural genocide and residential schools, and whose present […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017586 Views

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Carleton to Host 16th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts

March 01, 2017 Carleton University will host the 16th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts: An Energy Worthy of Healing. The conference will feature presentations from acclaimed Indigenous artists and scholars. When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: Room 5050, 5th floor, Minto Centre, Carleton University Info: Registration is required, […]

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Indigenous Art Installations for BC Cancer Centres

Vancouver, BC (February 28, 2017) – Through the collaboration and Partnerships of the BC Cancer Agency (BCAA), Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) the BCCA unveiled the Indigenous Art pieces that will be installed in six Cancer Centres across […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017105 Views

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New Children’s Services ministry sends staff on indigenous training programs – Edmonton Journal

February 28, 2017 The new Children’s Services ministry is seeing success with new training that gets workers at all levels of the department out of the classroom and into indigenous training programs, a legislative committee heard Tuesday. The increased training, which started last year, was recommended in a report by the auditor general, which noted […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017114 Views

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Natural Roots: The Oaks of Riverside Drive and the First Nations – InsideToronto.com

This year is the 150th anniversary of Canada. This column is about the oaks of the Lucy Maude Montgomery Parkette. They are part of the Tuhbenaneequay Grove (est. 1997) and named after a daughter of Mississauga chief Wahbanosay. They were here when Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of “Anne of Green Gables”, purchased a house, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201764 Views

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Water the First Medicine: 41st Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering at Trent University

Three keynote addresses to speak to the power and importance of water; Indigenous performance to tell the story of Chanie Wenjack Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples from across the continent will gather this coming weekend at Trent University to honour the many ways in which water carries the power to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017127 Views

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Seven Canadians share uplifting stories in new exhibition for Canada 150

Winnipeg – February 27, 2017 – A Halifax man who arrived as a refugee from Somalia becomes a firefighter and basketball coach. A Calgary dancer with cerebral palsy takes a leading role in a theatrical performance company. A same-sex couple in Montréal wins the legal right to be equally recognized as the parents of their […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017122 Views

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2017 Indspire Awards Honours Indigenous Achievers in Ottawa Ceremony on March 24, 2017 Ceremony Features Special Guest Buffy Sainte-Marie

2017 Indspire Awards Honours Indigenous Achievers in Ottawa Ceremony on March 24, 2017 Ceremony Features Special Guest Buffy Sainte-Marie (Toronto ON – January 27, 2017) Thirteen First Nation, Inuit, and Métis individuals from across the country will be honoured on March 24, 2017 at the Indspire Awards ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2017205 Views

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Mikinaak Specialized and Treatment Foster Parents required

Specialized or treatment foster care programs use a community-based treatment approach for children/youth with complex needs including emotional and behavioural issues. Based on professional assessment, sound procedures implemented primarily by the treatment parents, are designed to produce a planned outcome. Dilico is committed to providing excellence in services while maintaining a healthy living environment for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201775 Views

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MNBC: RFQ Opportunities for Canada 150+

Background In 2017, Vancouver will stage a once-in- a-lifetime event to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial. Canada 150+ will reflect Vancouver and Canada’s diverse Indigenous history, celebrate our shared future, and provide an opportunity to come together, learn, and connect through an array of cultural activities, the centrepiece of which will be a nine-day festival in downtown […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201798 Views

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The history of Coast Salish peoples on Burnaby Mountain – The Peak

Ever wonder what that land acknowledgement means? We break it down for you February 28th, 2017 I respectfully acknowledge that we are on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and Kwikwetlem (kwikwəƛ̓ əm) Nations. Every student has probably heard those words in some shape or form during their time […]

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Conestoga College: Aboriginal culture celebrated at annual Pow Wow

February 27, 2017 On February 18, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services welcomed more than 1,500 guests to the Recreation Centre at the Doon campus for the seventh annual Pow Wow. The event honoured Aboriginal culture in a full-day celebration that featured drumming, singing, dancing, artisans, traditional food and a sacred fire. “The event is a marriage of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017114 Views

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Our Communities: At the Heart of Celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017

Celebrate our cultural and regional diversity in Prince Edward Island February 27, 2017 – Charlottetown – Canadian Heritage Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament (Charlottetown), today announced funding of $15,000 to the Black Cultural Society of Prince Edward Island for its community project Festival for the Bog. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201777 Views

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NBFC and imagineNATIVE Annual Mentorship Program: Call for Applicants in New Brunswick

Are you an emerging Indigenous media artist living in New Brunswick? Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Explore Digital or Bolex filmmaking through NBFC’s workshops, equipment and facilities. Shoot and edit your ideas to completion, and see them on screen at the 2017 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2017105 Views

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Traditional Métis jig takes stage at Coastal First Nations dance festival – CBC

Vancouver-based Metis dance company V’ni Dansi performs the centuries-old Red River jig Feb 26, 2017 When Yvonne Chartrand takes the stage to perform the Red River Jig, she is conscious that her ancestors once danced the same steps. The Métis performer has danced the high-paced and fiddle-led jig countless times, and even tries to add […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201785 Views

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From reconciliation to canoes, Canada’s 150th is ‘celebrated’ – Salish Sea Sentinel

The City of Victoria is calling 2017 ‘A year of reconciliation’ as its guide to celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary. Meanwhile, the City of Vancouver has named its festivities ‘Canada 150+’ to acknowledge pre-colonial history and will include three First Nations – Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam – in its events. Other 150th-related events are in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201791 Views

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Sakamoto honoured by Blackfoot – Lethbridge Herald

Nobody knows music like Ron Sakamoto, but a special ceremony on Saturday struck a new chord with the legendary music promoter. Sakamoto was honoured with a Blackfoot name and presented an eagle feather headdress during the International Peace Powwow & Festival at the Enmax Centre. “It was an unbelievable experience,” said Sakamoto. “I just want […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201777 Views

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