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OFIFC: New, culturally centered programs and services required to advance the prosperity of urban Indigenous people: study

Toronto, June 24, 2020 – The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) recently released a comprehensive report designed to reframe approaches to advancing the prosperity of urban Indigenous people. The study, titled: Ganohonyohk (Giving Thanks): Understanding Prosperity from the Perspectives of Urban Indigenous Friendship Centre Communities in Ontario, is a community-led poverty reduction research […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202010 Views

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Algonquin College hosting inaugural Lighting the Fire online session

June 23rd, 2020 Algonquin College, in partnership with the Indigenous Peoples’ Education Circle (IPEC), is launching a knowledge-sharing and storytelling initiative, Lighting the Fire, that will connect college students and leaders from across Ontario over the next four weeks. The sessions are being produced through the Burnt Water initiative, an Algonquin project devoted to providing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202013 Views

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Algonquin dancer Josee Bourgeois uses dance to heal, break cycles of neglect – CityNews Toronto

Jun 24, 2020 June is National Indigenous History Month. It is a time for all Canadians — Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers — to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. Throughout the month of June, we will profile Indigenous people, and share their stories […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202012 Views

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Rainbow District School Board: Video celebrates the contributions and resiliency of Indigenous Peoples

June 19, 2020 Sunday, June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. To mark the occasion, Rainbow District School Board’s Indigenous Education team has produced a video celebrating the contributions and resiliency of Indigenous Peoples. The video can be accessed here. “Rainbow District School Board’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation was affirmed at the start of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202011 Views

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Explore KW’s Indigenous history on self-guided bike tour – CTV News

June 24, 2020 KITCHENER — Cycle back in time on a bike tour that highlights Indigenous history in downtown Kitchener. To celebrate Indigenous History Month, the Kitchener Public Library is encouraging residents to revisit locations that demonstrate Indigenous history and culture. The library, in partnership with ARA Archaeology, put together a 13-kilometre route with nine […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202014 Views

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ontario

June 21, 2020 TORONTO — Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day: “Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to celebrate the unique heritage, cultural diversity and rich traditions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Ontario. It is also a day to recognize […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202012 Views

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‘We’re taking back the space,’ Indigenous group occupies Victoria Park for celebrations – CTV News

June 22, 2020 KITCHENER — As thousands of people across Canada marked National Indigenous Peoples Day on Sunday, a group in Kitchener used the opportunity to demonstrate impediments to accessing land that they say is rightfully theirs. A group of Indigenous people gathered at Victoria Park on Sunday afternoon, saying they are exercising their treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20209 Views

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She Is Wise Magazine Explores Art as a Tool for Healing

She Is Wise Magazine Explores Art as a Tool for Healing The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is proud to share the official launch of the second edition of She Is Wise magazine This edition focuses on art as a tool for healing. At the time we chose this theme, ONWA could not have conceived […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202016 Views

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George Brown College celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 19, 2020 June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day — a day for all Canadians to celebrate the heritage, diversity and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. At the same time, we must recognize the systemic racism, violence and institutional barriers that Indigenous peoples continue to face; hold space for the grief and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202044 Views

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CHRC: Statement – It’s time to celebrate and support Indigenous peoples in Canada

June 19, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day and Indigenous History Month, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, releases the following statement: Each year, we come together on National Indigenous Peoples Day to honour the heritage, cultures, experiences and achievements of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202014 Views

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