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Alberta steps up to help grow Indigenous tourism

New tourism initiatives aim to create jobs for First Nations and Métis communities and attract more visitors to the province. The Government of Alberta is providing the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) with a $100,000 grant to help establish a provincial Indigenous tourism organization and grow tourism-related businesses across the province. This is the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201714 Views

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Making Treaty 7 – across Canada, reconciliation in action

Local Treaty 7 play goes on national tour to Winnipeg and Ottawa for Canada 150 CALGARY, May 18, 2017 – A local theatre production that explores the historical significance of the 1877 signing of Treaty 7 – the founding event of modern southern Alberta – is going on national tour. The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201710 Views

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First CIP projects approved – Lethbridge Herald

May 17, 2017. After a whirlwind day in council chambers on Tuesday, Finance Committee approved the bulk of the proposed projects to be included in the draft 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program. What remains to be deliberated now are the unfunded proposed Community Capital Projects, which are vying for a portion of the approximately $62.6 million […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201711 Views

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Government of Canada Invests $85,000 in Improvements to the Performing Arts Youth Centre

From Western Economic Diversification Canada The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) enriches the well-being of Canadians by funding improvements to local cultural and recreational facilities. May 15, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada The Youth Singers of Calgary Society is receiving $85,000 through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201713 Views

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Singers guild hosts landmark 150th birthday party – St. Albert Gazette

May 10, 2017 For those who love a good show, the St. Albert Singers Guild is throwing quite a party to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Here’s to Song is more than an ordinary birthday concert. This group of 75 choristers, under the direction of Criselda Mierau, is throwing a strawberry social on May 12 and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201722 Views

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Ben Calf Robe Pow Wow celebrates 36 years

May 5, 2017 Edmontonians are invited to celebrate a day filled with dancing, drumming and singing at the 36th annual Ben Calf Robe Traditional Pow Wow. Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 1 – 10 p.m. Grand entries at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Location: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (Indoor Fieldhouse), 1100 Stadium Road Cost: Free Chief […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 201711 Views

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Media Advisory: CBE Traditional Pow Wow

May 03, 2017 CALGARY — The Calgary Board of Education invites you to join us for a Traditional Pow Wow at Crescent Heights High School on May 5, 2017, showcasing and honouring Aboriginal culture within the CBE and the greater Calgary community. Traditional Pow Wows mark a time in Aboriginal culture of celebration, healing and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201723 Views

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Our Canada: Ballet a la true north features songs of Gordon Lightfoot – Calgary Herald

May 3, 2017 A number of milestones come together for Our Canada, Alberta Ballet’s newest production. The company is marking its 50th anniversary as the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Cue up a quintessentially Canadian score for the sesquicentennial dance, the music of legendary folk singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, and be prepared for ballet […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201736 Views

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A week to heal, a week to reconcile – Medicine Hat News

May 2, 2017 Song, warm embraces, and offerings of tobacco and prayers to the sacred fire Monday underneath the Saamis Tepee marked the beginning of healing and reconciliation week. “The purpose of the sacred fire is to bring back ceremony,” said Lance Scout with the Miywasin Friendship Centre, which has organized the week of events […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201726 Views

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Government supports National Gathering of Elders – Smoky River Express

April 30, 2017 The Alberta government is providing $100,000 for dialogue and collaboration on critical issues facing Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. Representatives of 623 First Nations, Metis and Inuit groups have been invited to participate in the National Gathering of Elders, which will be held in Edmonton from Sept. 11-14, states a news release from the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201722 Views

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