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Nine times lucky? Alberta’s Northern Cree takes another shot at Grammy gold – CBC

Jan 21, 2020 ‘It’s giving us an opportunity to get recognition for our music’ Even the biggest pop stars might want to clear the Grammy Awards red carpet on Sunday when Northern Cree arrive dressed to impress. It’s the ninth time Alberta’s Indigenous singing group is nominated at music industry’s biggest night, and co-founder Steve […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202010 Views

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New Cree language app targets students, teachers and newcomers – CBC

More than 150 elders in northern Alberta recorded words and phrases for the app Jan 19, 2020 More than 150 elders from five northern Alberta First Nations have contributed to a new tool designed to preserve Cree words and phrases. The free app, KTCEA Elders Speak, is a product of the Kee Tas Kee Now […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 20209 Views

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Indigenous girls’ group using augmented reality to raise awareness through art – CTV News

January 16, 2020 CALGARY — A group of girls from the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) are hoping their augmented reality murals will help drive home their message. USAY is a non-profit organization in Calgary that provides programming and services to Indigenous youth aged 12-29. “The murals were an idea from a group of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202016 Views

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Media Advisory – Launch of the Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition, a unique opportunity to discover the Métis Nation

JASPER, AB, Jan. 8, 2020  – The exhibition Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada presents selected artwork and photographs about the Métis Nation and aims to foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the Métis Nation. The exhibition is presented in Jasper by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202021 Views

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UN wraps up its year of Indigenous Languages during New York ceremony – APTN

December 17, 2019 The United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages came to an official end Tuesday. Several Indigenous leaders and leaders from Canada were on hand at a ceremony in New York City. The year long event was all about awareness of Indigenous languages and for those that are disappearing. Many agree that the work […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201940 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Addresses United Nations General Assembly Urging Action on Indigenous Languages and Support for an International Decade on Indigenous Languages

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Addresses United Nations General Assembly Urging Action on Indigenous Languages and Support for an International Decade on Indigenous Languages December 17, 2019 (New York City, New York): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressed the full United Nations (UN) General Assembly today and spoke forcefully about the need […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201946 Views

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AB Government: New grant promotes cultural awareness, inclusion

Government is accepting applications for a new grant program designed to build greater cultural awareness and more inclusive communities. The Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant revitalizes the Anti-Racism Community Grant to support a broader range of projects. Projects will focus on promoting cross-cultural understanding, celebrating diverse backgrounds and helping Albertans understand the impacts of discrimination. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201955 Views

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Portage Honours Community Partnerships with a Pipe Ceremony and the Opening of a Student Lounge.

On December 2, 2019, Portage College invited all the regional communities to participate in a traditional pipe ceremony to honour all of the First Nations and Metis communities within the College region. This gathering was to celebrate friendship and education and to mark the College’s commitment to ongoing partnership. The event was held at the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201965 Views

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AB Government: Fresh perspectives coming to arts board

The leadership of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts is welcoming five new directors. Government is revitalizing the Alberta Foundation for the Arts board by appointing five new directors to fill upcoming vacancies. The appointments include a new chair and vice chair, once those two terms expire next spring. The revitalized board will guide the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201936 Views

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Original Voices: Experience Indigenous languages in Canada – CBC

Explore a few of the many diverse Indigenous languages that exist across the country Dec 02, 2019 The United Nations declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of them, in order to both benefit people who speak these languages and to help others appreciate their importance to the world’s cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201927 Views

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