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Celebrating a Canadian first: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – Newz4u.ca

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Nellie Kusugak, Commissioner of Nunavut, leaders representing First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation, Indigenous artists, and John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, kicked off celebrations for the launch of Canadian Geographic’s long-awaited Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. This was a Canada 150 project […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20186 Views

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Open call for submissions: Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day Art Contest

June 20, 2018 All members of Treaty No. 6 are invited to participate in the annual Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day Art Contest. Artists are asked to submit a piece that represents this theme: “As long as the sun shines, grass grows, and rivers flow.” The theme represents the original terms of the treaty when […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201810 Views

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Collection featuring Group of Seven paintings donated to University of Lethbridge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 4:00 By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS LETHBRIDGE, Alta. _ Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess spent a lifetime following her passion. A lifelong educator and art collector, the Order of Canada recipient bequeathed a collection worth as much as $5 million to the University of Lethbridge following her death at age 100 in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 18, 201810 Views

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Alberta Indigenous community welcomes first rainbow Pride crosswalk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 MASKWACIS, Alta. _ A rainbow crosswalk in an Indigenous community south of Edmonton might be the first one on a First Nation reserve in Canada. More than 15 volunteers painted the colourful crosswalk in front of the Samson Cree Nation administration building to celebrate Pride Month. Chief Vernon Saddleback said […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201818 Views

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Largest gift of cultural properties in University of Lethbridge history given by Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess

The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery today unveils an unparalleled bequest of more than 1,000 works of art valued between $4 and $5 million from the estate of Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess (DFA ’04). “This is the largest gift of art and cultural properties to the U of L in its 51-year history,” says […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201816 Views

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National Arts Centre announces First Projects to receive National Creation Fund Investments

June 14, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre today announced the first nine projects that will be receiving investments totaling $1.4 million from the National Creation Fund, a new initiative that supports the development of bold and ambitious Canadian work in music, theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performing arts. The projects are: Eve […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201813 Views

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Indigenous plaques unveiled throughout Bow Valley – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Jun 14, 2018 KANANASKIS – Eight plaques highlighting the Indigenous history of the Bow Valley were unveiled last week at various locations throughout the valley. Each plaque includes the Stoney name for the location and provides a brief history about the cultural significance of the location. For example, the plaque at Mount Yamnuska explains to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201813 Views

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Calgary’s new central library devotes $500K to Indigenous public art – CBC

‘Growing up an Indigenous person in an urban setting, I never saw my culture reflected’ Jun 08, 2018 The Calgary Public Library is partnering with First Nations on a $500,000 project devoted to bringing Indigenous art to the new building when it opens this fall. Organizers hope it will showcase Indigenous art and reflect the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201823 Views

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Billy Ray Belcourt wins $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 8, 2018  By Adina Bresge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Billy-Ray Belcourt sobbed as he accepted the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize on Thursday night, sharing his hopes that his writing can help bring about a world that Indigenous people would want to live in. The 23-year-old of the Driftpile Cree Nation in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201816 Views

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Metis Bev gives students a rich cultural experience – Fairview Post

June 7, 2018 Metis Bev has been performing in schools in the area this past week, giving students a cultural experience through story, song and dance. Wednesday, she spoke to Fairview High’s grade sevens at EE Oliver School and then to the EEO grade one class. She explains, through storytelling, how the Metis came to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201817 Views

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