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Why this First Nations nursing home is keeping elders entertained with nerf guns – CBC

‘Our activity staff have really come through during this pandemic,’ says Cheryl Osawabine-Peltier Nov 22, 2020 Staff at a nursing home in Wikwemikong, Ont., are finding creative ways to lift the spirits of elders during the coronavirus pandemic, including simulating fond memories of hunting, with nerf guns. Emily Barnes, recreation manager at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Manitoulin Island, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 20202 Views

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Broadcaster excited to share Indigenous stories as CBC Radio host – Cochrane Times Post

November 22, 2020 When Falen Johnson was a pre-teen listening to “rez radio” and recording mix tapes at her kitchen table she couldn’t have imagined one day hosting a radio program heard across the country. Johnson, who grew up in Brantford and on Six Nations of the Grand River, said she was out shopping for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 20202 Views

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Mino Bimaadiziwin Healing and Prevention Centre – Virtual Grand Opening

Today, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) announced it has opened the Mino Bimaadiziwin (pronounced Me-NO b-MAAZ-da-win and meaning Living the Good Life) Healing and Prevention Centre, a new permanent space in Toronto which will provide the Indigenous community with a sense of space, privacy, ownership, and belonging – all integral components to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 20207 Views

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Virtual powwow brings community together – BayToday

COVID-19 this year canceled Nipissing First Nation’s annual traditional event as well as Little NHL 2020 and 2021 The beat of the drum, dancing, and good vibrations brought Nipissing First Nation and all their relations together for a virtual powwow on the weekend. Organized by the Nipissing Cultural Centre, the event was run with COVID-19 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 20206 Views

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What can beavers teach us about math? A lot, say Indigenous educators – TheSpec.com

Nov. 18, 2020 Dubbed “nature’s engineers,” beavers are skilled problem solvers. “The beaver actually knows mathematics,” said Doug Dokis, director of the National Indigenous Youth in STEM (InSTEM) program for Actua, a charity that delivers science and technology programs to young people in Canada. “When it builds a deep-water dam, it actually builds the foundation […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 20205 Views

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In the Kitchen with Esh offers modern twists on Indigenous foods – TheSpec.com

Nov. 17, 2020 It is the season of giving thanks. A few years ago, writer Christine Sismondo chronicled what she called the odd, complicated history of Canadian Thanksgiving for which there is no compelling origin story. While acknowledging that pre-contact with Indigenous populations, some European countries had harvest feasts, they cannot claim to have invented […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 20206 Views

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Métis Flag flies at Toronto City Hall for Riel Day

November 16, 2020 On Wednesday, the Province of Ontario accepted Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa’s recommendation to place the city of Toronto in the Red–Control category of its colour-coded system for COVID-19 restrictions. These new public health measures took effect on Saturday and last for the next 28 days. Due to these […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 20205 Views

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Toys for the North announces second consecutive record-breaking donations

November 16, 2020 $265,000 in donated toys will be distributed to families across Canada’s northern communities for the holiday season The Canadian Toy Association is excited to announce that its toy industry members have donated a record-smashing $265,000 worth of toys for its annual Toys for the North program this year. Toys for the North is an initiative […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202011 Views

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Hearts and minds come together for 43rd annual pow wow in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation – Anishinabek News

November 16, 2020 DESHKAN ZIIBIING (CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION)— Pow wow organizers in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) have successfully held their 43rd annual powwow in a new and almost untested way. Instead of the pre-recorded internet broadcast that many First Nations have adopted in 2020 in light of the coronavirus […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 20205 Views

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Reward increased to attract tips about who killed a white moose in northern Ontario – CTV News

TIMMINS — The reward is climbing for information on whoever illegally shot and killed a rare white moose in the Foleyet area near Timmins last month. It now stands at $8,000. The reward was launched by Troy Woodhouse of Flying Post First Nation, an Aboriginal group connected to an area of land located between Timmins […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 20207 Views

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