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AB Government: Strengthening Indigenous languages in schools

Nov 15, 2018 The Alberta government is investing in a new program that will bring Indigenous language education into classrooms across the province. The first of its kind in Canada, the Indigenous Languages in Education grant program invests $6 million to increase Indigenous language teacher capacity and expand resource development for early childhood education, as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201833 Views

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Mé​tis Week provides a chance to ‘reclaim the pride’ – CBC

Week-long event is increasingly important time for Métis families and communities Nov 14, 2018 Mé​tis dancer Elizabeth Potskin dances a traditional jig in front of a crowd in Calgary to celebrate Mé​tis Week. The Red River Jig is a traditional Mé​tis dance, a style borrowed from European settlers but now owned and celebrated by Mé​tis […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201858 Views

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Apply for the 2018 TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award by December 5

Applications are now open for the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award which provides $15K to a Canadian writer of an outstanding feature film screenplay, supporting them to develop their project. The award is open to experienced screenwriters who are female, or who are Indigenous, or who belong to a visible minority, or who identify with a disability. Applicants […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201835 Views

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AB Government: Metis Week

Metis Week, held in November, marks the annual celebration of Metis people, their culture and their contributions. Events are held in Alberta communities and across the country, including special events commemorating the November 16th anniversary of Louis Riel’s death. To take part in events happening in Alberta, check out our list of events: 2018 Metis Week […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201837 Views

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Neglected ‘far too long’: Aboriginal veterans finally honoured in Calgary ceremony – CBC

National Aboriginal Veterans Day ceremony held at Calgary’s military museum for the first time. Nov 09, 2018 Dancers, drummers and even a federal minister were all on hand to mark National Aboriginal Veterans Day in Calgary. The ceremony was held for the first time at Calgary’s military museum, since the event was established in 1994. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201834 Views

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Media Advisory – City, Métis Nation of Alberta partner for Métis Week 2018

November 9, 2018 News media and the public are invited to join Mayor Don Iveson, Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras and Region 4 Vice President Gary Gagnon for this year’s proclamation of Métis Week in Edmonton. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, will also be in attendance. Date: Tuesday, November 13 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201846 Views

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AB Government: Respecting Indigenous rights in Castle parks

November 02, 2018 The Government of Alberta has signed a historic agreement with the Piikani Nation to ensure that treaty rights, traditional practices and Indigenous knowledge are better protected and fostered in the Castle region. To support Indigenous knowledge and culture in the Castle provincial parks, Alberta Parks and the Piikani Nation have signed Cooperative […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 201833 Views

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Canada’s newest Central Library opens its doors with historic celebration

The new Central Library opens in Calgary, creating a landmark destination for locals and visitors alike CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2018 – Today, the Calgary Public Library officially opens its doors to the highly anticipated new Central Library, representing a momentous occasion for the city of Calgary. The $245 million, globally recognized space is the latest […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201838 Views

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Hunting has deeper meaning for new generation of enthusiasts, says philosopher – Folio

November 01 2018 Growing popularity of hunting reflects sustainability movements to reconnect people with their food sources. When a former NHL player recently posted photos on a social media account of himself with a bear and moose he legally shot, it triggered outrage. Tim Brent’s account was swamped with angry comments, to the point someone […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201827 Views

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AB Government: Standing up for Indigenous families

Oct 31, 2018 New legislation would expand court access for First Nations and ensure private guardianships do not happen without mandatory home studies and cultural plans. If passed, An Act for Strong Families Building Stronger Communities would fulfil one of 16 immediate actions set out in A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow, Alberta’s four-year public action plan […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201826 Views

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