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WarnerMedia and the Canadian Academy join forces to provide opportunity for experienced Canadian writers from underrepresented communities

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2020 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) and WarnerMedia announced today that the WarnerMedia x Canadian Academy Global Access Writers Program, a talent activation initiative focused on experienced Canadian writers from underrepresented communities, is now open for submissions through Friday, December 18, 2020 on Academy.ca/WMAccess_Writers. The WarnerMedia x […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202048 Views

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Awards honour local Indigenous leaders – Yahoo News

November 27, 2020 WATERLOO REGION — Three local Indigenous leaders are getting recognition for their advocacy and activism. Atlohsa Family Healing Services, a not-for-profit organization that provides Indigenous-focused programming and services, has chosen O:se Kenhionhata:tie — also known as Land Back Camp — as one of eight recipients of the 2020 Atlohsa Peace Awards. Launched […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 202025 Views

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Half the Story is Never Enough: Threats Facing Women Journalists

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2020 – This November 19, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), World Press Freedom Canada and Journalists for Human Rights are proud to launch a unique collection of papers written by women journalists from across the globe. The three organizations invited three leading women journalists, Nisreen Anabli of Syria, Sandra Bashengezi of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 202050 Views

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Call For Nominations: Inuit Recognition Award

Nominations are now open for the Inuit Recognition Award for the 2020 ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting that will be taking place virtually December 7-10, 2020. The focus of this award is to recognize Inuit who are making strong efforts towards meaningful Inuit involvement in Arctic research. Inuit partners will recognize one recipient who has shown […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 202024 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates Circuit Rider Training Program Coordinator from Wendake, recipient of the 2020 National First Nations Water Leadership Award

From: Indigenous Services Canada November 2, 2020 — Ottawa, Unceded Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada First Nations individuals and organizations are leading the efforts to ensure their communities have access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water. The hard work and dedication of these people is vital in achieving the goal of safe […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202046 Views

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Winners Announced for 19th Annual DGC Awards

TORONTO – October 28, 2020  – The DGC is delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 DGC Awards. There were over 300 submissions this year in both film and television from across the country. OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM Vincenzo Natali – In the Tall Grass ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY Michelle Latimer […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202038 Views

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First-Ever MCFN Eagle Award Recipients Announced

Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, Canada’s first Indigenous appeals court judge and a community volunteer are the inaugural recipients of the Eagle Awards from Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) aimed at strengthening our culture and sense of heritage. “We have so many people who do so much for our Nation and we have never formally […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 202034 Views

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Alanis Obomsawin Awarded the Glenn Gould Prize

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2020 – Prolific documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist and member of the Abenaki Nation, Alanis Obomsawin C.C., G.O.Q., C.A.L.Q. has been chosen as the thirteenth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.  During her 53-year filmmaking career, Canada’s Alanis Obomsawin has devoted herself to chronicling the lives and concerns of First Nations people. “What […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202074 Views

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Indigenous directors explore pandemic life through short films in NFB online project – CBC

‘It was almost like … learning how to be more vulnerable through documentation’ Two Indigenous directors have made short films about the COVID-19 pandemic that are being featured in a National Film Board of Canada online project called The Curve. The project offers a personal look into the experiences of filmmakers, animators and digital storytellers, and how their lives have been […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202044 Views

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Jennifer Podemski launches Shine Network to help empower Indigenous women – Globalnews.ca

September 30, 2020 A glaring set of statistics if there ever was one: in Canada, between 2017 and 2019, the percentage of Indigenous women responsible for our television and cinematic writing — zero. Directing? Zero. Cinematography? Zero. How about key creative work? A pathetic uptick to one per cent. According to the 2019 Women in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 202038 Views

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