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Blackfoot name Ohkotoki’aahkkoiyiiniimaan, or Stone Pipe, given to Lethbridge College at Indigenous Celebration Day

October 19, 2018 Evoking the image of strength and straight paths, and celebrating promises made with honesty and integrity, Kainai Kaahsinnoonik (Grandparent) Peter Weasel Moccasin gave Lethbridge College a Blackfoot name this morning at a ceremony that kicked off the institution’s annual Indigenous Celebration Day. The name given to the college is Ohkotoki’aahkkoiyiiniimaan, which means Stone Pipe. As […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201813 Views

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When we speak we regain our identity:’ ACAD course keeps Dené language alive – CBC

25 students are enrolled in the free course Oct 14, 2018 Jo-Mary Crowchild-Fletcher stumbles through the consonant-heavy syllables as she repeats along with the rest of the class: “Ts’i, ts’a, ts’o, ts’u.” She’s one of 25 students at the Alberta College of Art and Design’s Lodgepole Centre studying the at-risk Dené language. Crowchild-Fletcher is Tsuut’ina, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201810 Views

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Partners break ground on expansion of Edmonton’s living history museum

Edmonton, Alberta, October 12, 2018—Investing in cultural and historical infrastructure plays an important role in developing dynamic communities, promoting tourism and preserving Canada’s heritage, including the history and experiences of the Métis and First Nations. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Dr. Bob Turner, MLA for Edmonton–Whitemud, on behalf of the Honourable Ricardo […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201813 Views

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The resurgence of the Nuxalk – Canadian Geographic

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights October 12, 2018 On a May morning in British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, Clyde Tallio, a long-limbed 31-year-old Nuxalk intellectual, and I walk a dirt road that gives way to a forest […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201811 Views

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Art contest focuses on reconciliation – Lethbridge Herald

October 4, 2018. Lethbridge Herald Continuing the conversation about reconciliation, United Way is teaming up with Reconciliation Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network to invite local residents to submit artistic expressions of reconciliation for a chance to win on of three cash prizes. This contest is open to all residents of Lethbridge and can […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201815 Views

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New Royal Alberta Museum officially open

October 03, 2018 Crowds of people poured through the doors as the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) began a new era in the heart of downtown Edmonton. After years of construction, moving millions of objects, creating new galleries, installing exhibits and putting on finishing touches, RAM welcomed its first visitors in its new location. Premier Notley […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201818 Views

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Metis kitchen party gets people moving at Alberta Culture Days – Chat News Today!

MEDICINE HAT, AB — There were events taking place all over the province on the weekend for Alberta Culture Days. On Sunday in Medicine Hat the Miywasin Friendship Centre hosted at Metis Kitchen Party at Police Point Park’s Interpretive Centre. Sabina Prince, cultural coordinator at the Miywasin Friendship Centre, says Culture Days is a chance […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201813 Views

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Canada’s first National Indigenous Cultural Expo opening in Edmonton this weekend – Thestar.com

Sept. 27, 2018 EDMONTON—Indigenous clothing, food, dance and games will be in the spotlight this weekend as thousands are expected to gather in Edmonton for the first National Indigenous Cultural Expo. Starting Friday, the three-day event at the Edmonton Expo Centre will focus on the sights, the sounds, the smells and the tastes of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201822 Views

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AUMA: Revitalizing Indigenous languages

September 25, 2018 The Canadian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released Indigenous Languages in Canada, a short document that suggests simple ways to preserve and revitalize Indigenous languages in Canada. Examples include learning a greeting in the Indigenous language of your region, renaming streets with Indigenous names, or recognizing local Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201819 Views

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Turtle symbol honours Blackfoot – Lethbridge Herald

September 27, 2018. The University of Lethbridge has been weaving Indigenous culture into the fabric of the institution for more than 50 years, creating an environment where students are able to find community, support success and enrich programming. The university’s School of Liberal Education has accepted the Blackfoot image of the turtle as the official […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201821 Views

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