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Ellen White Invested into the Order of Canada

March 31, 2017 OTTAWA—Today, on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Ellen White. The ceremony took place at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Ms. White […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017117 Views

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2017 BC Community Achievers Announced

March 31, 2017 VANCOUVER – Premier Christy Clark and Scott McIntyre, CM, Chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, today named this year’s recipients of the BC Community Achievement Awards. “What makes British Columbia a great place to call home is the generosity, dedication and commitment of British Columbians,” said Premier Clark. “Thank you to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017121 Views

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Garden River FN: Career Fair

Career Fair March 28, 2017 NT5

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201786 Views

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Lucy Lafferty Receives Wise Woman Award

March 23, 2017 Since 1992 the Status of Women Council Northwest Territories (NWT) has presented the Wise Women Award to recipients, who are role models, who demonstrate wisdom, perseverance and dedication while standing up for women, children and families in our communities. They strive to make the North a better place to live, work and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201775 Views

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Two Northerners to recieve 2017 Indspire Awards – CBC

Cece Hodgson-McCauley and Maatalii Okalik to be honoured at gala on Thursday Mar 23, 2017 Two Northerners are among a group of Indigenous Canadians being honoured with 2017 Indspire Awards. Well-known Northern politician Cece Hodgson-McCauley and Inuit activist Maatalii Okalik have been chosen for the awards that celebrate Indigenous Canadians who have had significant impacts […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201765 Views

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Canada 150: Sophie Pierre, from residential school to Order of Canada – Vancouver Sun

March 14, 2017 To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. As a little girl, Sophie Pierre could see her home across the St. Mary River, but she couldn’t go there. She was in Canada’s residential boarding school system for 10 months a year, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201763 Views

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Celebrating Canadian Talent: 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Laureates Announced

OTTAWA, March 9, 2017 – The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation is pleased to announce our 25th-anniversary recipients of Canada’s most prestigious performing arts awards. The laureates of the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement are: Jean Beaudin – Film and television director and screenwriter Hailed as a consummate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201780 Views

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2017 BC Book Prizes Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the 2017 BC Book Prizes have been announced! Congratulations to all the finalists. The nominees will be celebrated at the BC Book Prizes Soirée, a free casual celebratory event to kick off the festivities, on Wednesday, April 5, in downtown Vancouver (venue TBA). The winners will be announced at the 33rd Annual […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201778 Views

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Is it within you?’: VPD launches drive to recruit more women – CBC

‘The communication skills they bring to the table are very valuable, says recruiting officer Mar 08, 2017 The Vancouver Police Department has launched a provincewide recruitment drive to beef up the number of female police officers who serve on the force. The police department has “come a long way” since it first hired a female […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201798 Views

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L’Oréal Paris Celebrates Inspirational Canadian Women of Worth and Donates $110,000 to Their Charities

Public invited to vote for most awe-inspiring story and cause at womenofworth.ca MONTREAL, March 3, 2017  – L’Oréal Paris today proudly announced the inspirational recipients of its inaugural Canadian Women of Worth program. The signature philanthropic program embodies the L’Oréal Paris belief that ‘Every Woman Is Worth It’ by elevating and celebrating women who find […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017124 Views

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YWCA honours achievements of 10 Women of Distinction – Brandon Sun

Verna Wilson (left) receives the award for Healthy Living, Wellness and Recreation award from Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries’ Bonnie Dreveski during the 30th annual YWCA Women of Distinction awards gala at the Keystone Centre on Thursday evening. Shoal Lake’s Doris Riseley captured the Lifetime Achievement award at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala hosted last […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 201796 Views

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Alumna artist receives Governor General’s honour – Western U

March 2, 2017 Shelley Niro can’t see herself doing anything other than making art. “It’s such a deep need to create,” said Niro, MFA’97. “Art is creative. You get your mind going. You get your brain going on something. If nobody did art, if nobody decided to make something new, what a boring world it […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201783 Views

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Historian, artist, politician: Meet 3 people who’ve made a difference in Nunavut – CBC

Louie Kamookak, Ellen Hamilton and Red Pedersen inducted into Order of Nunavut Mar 01, 2017 This year’s Order of Nunavut recipients shared a common message: engaging and investing in Nunavut’s youth is the way to continue to build the territory. Louie Kamookak, Ellen Hamilton and Red Pedersen were each bestowed Nunavut’s highest honour Tuesday night […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201771 Views

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Saskatchewan indigenous activist known for humour and kindness dies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 1, 2017  A Saskatchewan First Nations activist and champion traditional powwow dancer who once performed for the Queen has died. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says in a release that Frank Asapace, who grew up on the Kawacatoose First Nation north of Regina, died Monday. The federation says Asapace made friends […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201782 Views

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Burt Award Winning Writer Augie Merasty Passes Away at 87

CODE is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joseph (Augie) Merasty, co-author of The Education of Augie Merasty – A Residential School Memoir – one of last year’s winning titles of CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature. The book was co-written with writer David Carpenter who helped […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201788 Views

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Women with a global spirit – St. Albert Gazette

Mar 01, 2017 Every year International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. It is a global initiative that raises awareness of women’s achievements big and small. However, for St. Albert Baha’i, the global event takes on a personal face as it highlights the accomplishments of five local women who frequently go the extra mile […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017108 Views

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Assiniboine Community College: Brandon Career Symposium 2017

06 March, 2017 7:00 PM – 08 March, 2017 4:00 PM Brandon Career Symposium starts Monday, March 6 and Assiniboine Community College (ACC) is looking forward to connecting with students and adults from throughout the prairies! This three day event is held at the Westman Communications Group Centre and starts Monday, March 6th with doors open from […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201791 Views

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The late Dora Nitisiza receives the Tłı̨chǫ Ndek’àowo Mǫǫ̀hla

Tłı̨chǫ Government award luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Mezi Community School, in Whatì, NT.  Honouring the remarkable life of Dora Nitsiza for protecting, preserving and enhancing the Tłı̨chǫ Way of Life. Cecilia Nitsiza, accepts the award on behalf of her late mother, Dora Nitsiza for the Culture Heritage and Spirituality […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017675 Views

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The University of the West Indies announces Canadian and Caribbean leaders to be honoured at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala Saturday, April 1, 2017

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2017 – The University of the West Indies today announced leaders of Canadian and Caribbean heritage to be honored at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, hosted by CBC News Anchor Dwight Drummond. Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201784 Views

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NAN launches program to support families – TBT News

Feb 15, 2017 On Tuesday, Nishnawbe Aski Nation launched a new program designed to support First Nation families by eliminating violence and reducing the number of children in care. THUNDER BAY — In an effort to eliminate violence and reduce the number of children in care, a new program has been created to support First […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 201780 Views

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MNO Louis Riel Medal presentation – MNO

On December 15, 2016, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Louis Riel Medal and certificate was presented to Fred Crawford from Peterborough. Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) President Andy Dufrane and MNO PDWMC Senator Terry Bloom presented the Louis Riel Medal and certificate to Fred for his services. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201794 Views

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The Future Is Yours Career Fair

Tuesday February 7 2017 9AM – 3PM Prairieland Park, Saskatoon WHEN YOU SUCCEED, SASKATCHEWAN SUCCEEDS The Future Is Yours is an event for Indigenous youth aged 16 – 29 years designed to build bridges to meaningful employment experiences. Connect with employers, learn about education opportunities, build your skills, get inspired by leaders and mentors, and […]

by aanationtalk on February 6, 2017134 Views

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Prince Albert’s Citizen of the Year uses time in the spotlight to lift up Aboriginal youths – MBC Network Radio

06 February 2017 This year’s Citizen of the Year in Prince Albert is being applauded for bringing together a diverse group of people. Sheryl Kimbley was honoured over the weekend at a banquet in Prince Albert. She is a Prince Albert Grand Council employee who most notably works to develop musical talent in northern youth […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201799 Views

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She’s Been Bitten – Yukon Events Magazine

February 1, 2017 It was the promise of bannock that first lured Melaina Sheldon into the orbit of Gwaandak Theatre in 2010. The Teslin-born actor, writer and arts administrator had just returned to the Yukon after studying and working in British Columbia. That’s when she saw an ad seeking performers for the company’s summer aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2017100 Views

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MNO citizen achieves recognition across Canada and the Globe – MNO

MNO citizen Bonnie Butlin continues to enjoy outstanding success in the security sector. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF) and International Coordinator of the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA). In 2015, she won the prestigious Professional Security Magazine’s Women in Security Award. Since then, Bonnie has […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2017105 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 TORONTO, Jan. 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. The ceremony, hosted by multi-award nominated actress and singer/songwriter, Cheri Maracle and well-known TV personality, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2017111 Views

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Aboriginal employees recognized for exceptional public service

January 27, 2017 Last week, the outstanding public service of three Aboriginal employees was formally recognized at the annual Aboriginal Employee Forum. Premier Sandy Silver awarded Kim Carlick, Marie Eshleman and George Bahm with the Aboriginal Employee Award of Honour. The Aboriginal Employees Award of Honour recognizes accomplishments of Yukon government Aboriginal public servants who […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2017102 Views

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Nominate an exceptional citizen for the Province’s highest honour

January 24, 2017 VICTORIA ʹ Nominations are now open for the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest honour for individuals who have served with great distinction or excelled in any field. British Columbians are encouraged to consider and nominate inspiring individuals who have left a lasting legacy in their respective fields. The Order of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 2017107 Views

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MNO veteran in Fort Frances receives the Louis Riel medal – MNO

In November, Paul Pirie, who is a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and a proud member of the MNO Veterans’ Council, was awarded the Louis Riel medal by Clint Calder, MNO Sunset Country Métis Council President. Pirie describes being awarded the medal as “a great moment for me!” Paul served with the Royal Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2017109 Views

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Author receives the Order of Canada – Western Wheel

Jan 11, 2017 An author who grew up in Turner Valley can add a unique title to her name for her next book signing. Young readers author Jacqueline Guest can add the initials ‘C.M.’ in recognition of her receiving the Order of Canada at the end of 2016. “It means Member of the Order of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2017116 Views

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Two community members appointed to the Order of Canada – Trudeau Foundation

January 9, 2017 Two members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed members of the Order of Canada on 30 December 2016. This honour recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Included among the 100 recipients announced by the Governor General of Canada, are: Clarence Louie, 2014 mentor, “For […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 2017122 Views

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You cannot do things alone’: Sherwood Park man receives Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award – CBC

Award comes at a bittersweet time for Herb Belcourt, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in December Jan 09, 2017 Herb Belcourt, the latest recipient of the Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award, is no stranger to scarcity — but it’s a fear of failure that kept him motivated as he built a business empire. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017135 Views

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2017 Order of Manitoba Nominations Close Jan. 31

January 6, 2017 Individuals wishing to nominate deserving citizens for the province’s highest honour, the Order of Manitoba, have until Jan. 31 to submit names for consideration in 2017. Each year, up to 12 Manitoba citizens or former residents of the province who have demonstrated excellence and achievement leading to the improvement of the social, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2017154 Views

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Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada

January 3, 2017 His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, recently announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new list includes four people involved in the children’s book industry: Jan Andrews, C.M. Lanark, Ontario For her contributions to Canadian culture as a children’s book author and as a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2017135 Views

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2016 was the year of Sheryl Kimbley:’ Prince Albert Kinsmen give high honour to Indigenous woman – MBC Network Radio

04 January 2017 Sheryl Kimbley’s efforts to create music in response to the La Loche mass shootings and her work on suicide prevention strategies in the north made a deep impact on the Prince Albert 2016 Citizen of the Year selection committee. “2016 was the year of Sheryl Kimbley,” said Prince Albert Kinsmen Club President […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2017159 Views

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Nunavut’s Tanya Tagaq, Mathew Nuqingaq named to Order of Canada – NunatsiaqOnline

January 03, 2017 “Let’s be inspired by the examples set by these remarkable Canadians” As 2016 ended, David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, named two well-known Nunavummiut for induction into the Order of Canada among 100 appointments announced Dec. 30. Artist and performer Tanya Tagaq Gillis of Cambridge Bay was named “for her contributions […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2017155 Views

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Order of Canada Appointments

December 30, 2016 Governor General Announces 100 New Appointments to the Order of Canada as Canada Turns 150 OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, today announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new list includes 3 Companions (C.C.), 22 Officers (O.C.) and 75 Members (C.M.). Recipients will […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2017156 Views

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A list of the newest recipients of the Order of Canada, announced Friday – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 30, 2016  OTTAWA _ Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced the latest 100 appointments to the Order of Canada Friday, including three companions, 22 officers and 75 members. Here is a list of those being invested later in 2017 at ceremonies that will also mark Canada’s 150th birthday: COMPANIONS OF THE ORDER OF […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2017146 Views

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140 years late, Nevada veteran lauded with US Medal of Honour – CP

Source: The Associated Press Dec 19, 2016 RENO, Nev. _ A Nevada Army veteran who died without knowing he won the nation’s highest medal of bravery received the honour he’s been owed for nearly 140 years in a ceremony on Monday. Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei held an event at his Reno office to present a new Medal […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2016154 Views

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Twenty-Six Exceptional Honourees Appointed to the Order of Ontario

December 14, 2016 Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, today announced 26 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, which is the province’s highest honour. The 26 new members of the Order of Ontario include: Internationally renowned surgical robotics pioneer Dr. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2016204 Views

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Iqaluit’s Elisapi Aningmiuq honoured for helping Inuit reconnect with their culture – CBC

Winner of a 2016 Polar Medal, which recognizes ‘extraordinary services in Canada’s polar regions’ Dec 13, 2016 Elisapi Aningmuiq is being honoured for helping Inuit reconnect with their culture and traditional way of life during her years of work at the Tukisigiarvik Wellness Centre. Aningmuiq is one of the 2016 Polar Medal winners recently announced […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2016181 Views

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Media Advisory – Governor General to Present Honours in Edmonton

December 6, 2016 OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present honours during a ceremony on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 10 a.m. (MST) at the Shaw Conference Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta. More than 70 remarkable Canadians will be recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016179 Views

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FCC seeks applications for the FCC Expression Fund

FCC seeks applications for the FCC Expression Fund Dec 06, 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will once again donate $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across the country. Successful projects receive between $2,000 and $10,000 to fund initiatives that could include community centres, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016628 Views

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Media Advisory: Achievements in access, equity and human rights to be recognized at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday

December 5, 2016 The City of Toronto will present its 2016 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards tomorrow in recognition of Human Rights Day. Awards will be presented to five recipients, each having made a difference in helping to eliminate discrimination and barriers to equality in Toronto. The ceremony will include award presentations by several […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016196 Views

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Nineteen Exceptional Honourees to Receive Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship

Province Recognizing People Who Have Made a Difference in Their Communities November 30, 2016 8:00 A.M. Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Nineteen outstanding people who have had long-lasting impact in their communities will be honoured with Ontario’s Medal for Good Citizenship. Recipients of this high honour will be recognized for their actions to better the lives of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 2016199 Views

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Shirley John receives YMCA Peace Medallion – Owen Sound Sun Times

November 24, 2016 Saugeen First Nation elder Shirley John says it’s crucial for everyone to act now to take better care of the planet’s resources. “We need to take care of Mother Earth because every time we drop something on the ground, we’re not taking care of her. We’re destroying her. We all need to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2016197 Views

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Roberta Jamieson named as WXN Unveils 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 to Celebrate and Inspire Female Leaders

Recognizing Canada’s top talent creates community of support for current and future generations TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 – The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) unveiled the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, who will be recognized during a gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24. Launched in 2003, the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2016186 Views

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Women of the year: 12 Canadians who rocked 2016 – Chatelaine

Nov 24, 2016 These women inspired us to think bigger, laugh harder, dig deeper and do better. Long before Donald Trump won the most bonkers U.S. election in modern history, and broken-hearted Hillary fans popped their “It’s a girl!” balloons, many women were feeling like 2016 was…less than excellent. There were high-profile sexual assault cases, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2016184 Views

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Alanis Obomsawin wins Toronto critics’ prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 23, 2016  TORONTO _ Celebrated documentary-maker Alanis Obomsawin has won the Clyde Gilmour Award, which allows the recipient to bestow $50,000 in Technicolor services to a filmmaker of their choice. In awarding the prize, the Toronto Film Critics Association praised Obomsawin as “a significant architect of Canadian cinema and culture.” The Abenaki […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2016188 Views

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Alanis Obomsawin wins Toronto critics’ prize – The Western Star

November 23, 2016 TORONTO – Celebrated documentary-maker Alanis Obomsawin has won the Clyde Gilmour Award, which allows the recipient to bestow $50,000 in Technicolor services to a filmmaker of their choice. In awarding the prize, the Toronto Film Critics Association praised Obomsawin as “a significant architect of Canadian cinema and culture.” The Abenaki director, writer […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2016170 Views

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