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The Canada Council for the Arts Reveals the Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalists

October 14, 2021 Ottawa, October 14, 2021 ― It is with great pleasure that the Canada Council for the Arts revealed today the 2021 finalists in the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks). Following a rigorous process, the Canada Council’s peer assessment committees determined that these 70 books were the best to have been published […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 20216 Views

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Indigenous artists transform tree protection hoardings outside Hart House into eye-catching murals – U of T News

With construction on the Landmark Project underway on the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, tree-protection hoardings in the Hart House Commons have inspired an Indigenous public art installation that draws attention to the land and community. From September 2021 to Spring/Summer 2022, the project, titled Tree Protection Zone, features specially commissioned, mural-sized artworks by eight Indigenous artists […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 20214 Views

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Indigenous artist Alanis Obomsawin honoured with sound and light show in Toronto – CTV News

October 14, 2021 TORONTO — Alanis Obomsawin can’t help but get emotional as she reflects on how the treatment of Indigenous people has changed over the years. “To see our people respected, and see they count, it’s a very different time,” the longtime artist and filmmaker told CTV National News. Obomsawin has used her work […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 20213 Views

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5th annual Indigenous arts and performance festival returns to Gananoque – The Star

Oct. 14, 2021 The First Peoples’ Performing Arts Festival of the Thousand Islands returns to Gananoque’s downtown this weekend for the fifth annual gathering. The festival was founded by Kevin John Saylor after he purchased the Royal Theatre Thousand Islands and saw a real lack of Indigenous led content. The festival is run by First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 20215 Views

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Sagamok Anishinawbek observes Ensa bezhik binoojiinh kchi twaawendaagzi Giizhgat – Every One Child is Very Sacred Day – Anishinabek News

October 14, 2021 SAGAMOK ANISHNAWBEK— The Grandmothers and Aunties in Sagamok Anishnwabek First Nation were asked by the youth in their community what would be a good name, perhaps a better name, for the day remembering children, especially those who attended Indian Residential Schools. Sept. 30 was proclaimed National Truth and Reconciliation Day by the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202133 Views

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City of Ottawa: Algonquin Wayfinding Wheel unveiled at City Hall

Earlier today, an Algonquin Wayfinding Wheel installed in front of the Heritage Building at Ottawa City Hall was unveiled by Mayor Jim Watson and the Algonquin artist who designed it, Simon Brascoupé, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. Inspired by the traditional four sacred directions, the Wayfinding Wheel reflects Algonquin culture and the history of the Algonquin territory. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202118 Views

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MNO Launches Language & Culture Camp | November 6-7, 2021

Saturday, November 6  |  9AM – 5PM ET  |  ZOOM Sunday, November 7 | 9AM – 5PM ET  |  ZOOM The Métis Nation of Ontario is excited to be offering its’ first Language and Culture Camp on November 6 and 7, 2021 across the province virtually via Zoom. The two-day camp offers an introduction to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 20215 Views

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Lansdowne offers pop-up space to Indigenous-owned, mother-daughter café and art shop – Capital Current

A new Indigenous-owned café has moved into Lansdowne after being selected from a series of applications for a temporary business opportunity. When it opens formally, Beandigen Café will feature Indigenous artists, Indigenous-designed merchandise, coffee and food, said owner Paula Naponse. The café is located on Exhibition Way in a space previously occupied by Lauft and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 20213 Views

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Stolen identities: What does it mean to be Indigenous? Don’t Call Me Resilient Podcast EP 8 Transcript – The Conversation

October 14, 2021 Episode 8: Stolen identities: What does it mean to be Indigenous? Episode Description: Over the last few years, we’ve seen a lot of high-profile figures accused of falsely claiming Indigenous identity, of being “Pretendians.” These cases have become big news stories, but they have big real-life consequences, too. Misidentifying as Indigenous can […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 20219 Views

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Oakville Harbour protection plan wins national awards for heritage conservation – Oakville News

A strategy to identify and protect the Oakville Harbour cultural heritage landscape was recognized as one of the finest examples of heritage conservation in Canada in the 2021 national awards competition. The Oakville Harbour strategy developed a procedure for recognizing a place for its heritage value beyond its physical attributes. The Oakville strategy asks people […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 20213 Views

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