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Bzindan: Youth and Elders speak truth through songwriting

Aug 18, 2017 Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre’s Cultural Coordinator, Nadia McLaren (Filmmaker: Muffins for Granny, 2007) was deeply moved by recent music videos created by Indigenous youth from remote areas of Ontario. She wondered what would happen if Elders were asked to contribute their wisdom to a similar project with youth in Peterborough. As a result, seven Elders […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201730 Views

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17 projects receive funding through the CMF’s Aboriginal Program

Toronto, August 18, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a total contribution of $8.9M to 17 convergent projects that applied for production funding through its Aboriginal Program. Applications for funding were evaluated by a jury composed of individuals from Indigenous communities. Jury members were Jason Lewis, Melissa Mollen Dupuis and Jason Ryle. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201710 Views

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Indigenous families in the Dryden region will benefit from improved community spaces for a better quality of life

$100,000 from the Government of Canada will support upgrades to the Dryden Native Friendship Centre August 18, 2017 – Dryden, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor Indigenous families in the Dryden region will benefit from a safer and fully-accessible facility for cultural education, development and wellness as a result of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 20178 Views

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Indigenous history and climate change explored in Stratford’s ‘The Breathing Hole’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2017 By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS STRATFORD, Ont. _ Reneltta Arluk wanted to acknowledge the origins of the story told in her Statford Festival production “The Breathing Hole,” so the director took the project to the North. Consultations and workshops were held with Qaggiavuut, a Nunavut-based performing arts society, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 20174 Views

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NCC: Pathway Bridge over Leamy Creek renamed “Mâwandòseg”

August 15, 2017 The new bridge on the Voyageurs Pathway over Leamy Creek, in Gatineau, was officially inaugurated today and renamed Mâwandòseg Bridge. The Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, Greg Fergus, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Member of Parliament for Gatineau Steven MacKinnon, along […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201722 Views

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In Dialogue: Contemporary Indigenous Art @ U of T’s Art Museum – She Does The City

Presented by University of Toronto’s Art Museum, In Dialogue is a new exhibition with diverse works by eleven Indigenous artists. The exhibition is structured as a conversation. Each piece, from sculpture to installation to new media, gives viewers new ways to understand being Indigenous. It embraces the wildly individualistic connections and contradictions that constitute Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201712 Views

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How Renellta Arluk spreads the importance of Indigenous storytelling – CBC

August 14, 2017 Reneltta Arluk is the first Inuit director at the world-renowned Stratford Festival, and now also the director of Indigenous arts at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Arluk has been a creative force in the creation of Indigenous theatre across various regions of Canada and overseas. Her latest play, The Breathing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201717 Views

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Parks Canada and Franklin Interim Advisory Committee Announce Next Steps for the Franklin Wrecks

New Inuit Guardians Program will help protect Franklin wreck sites, support archaeology and visitor experience opportunities August 11, 2017              Ottawa, Ontario       Parks Canada Agency The Government of Canada is announcing a new phase of what will be one of the largest and most important underwater archaeological undertakings in Canadian history, to investigate the wrecks […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 201711 Views

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Indigenous Languages Engagement Initiative – Engagement Sessions

Languages The Assembly of First Nations is convening engagement sessions regarding the Indigenous Languages Act as announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on December 6, 2016. Input from First Nations is being sought as this legislation is co-developed. Engagement sessions are being held and organized for a number of regions. Engagement Session details will be […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 201718 Views

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“It’s a Conscious Effort to Keep Us Impoverished”: Tanya Tagaq on Indigenous Issues Right Now – Flare

The Inuk throat singer—known for her fearless advocacy and haunting sound—talked to FLARE about the realities of living as an Indigenous person today Aug 10, 2017 Tanya Tagaq isn’t shy. The Inuk throat singer from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, passionately speaks out about the issues facing many Indigenous people—including the nation’s missing and murdered Indigenous women […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201747 Views

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