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Blanket exercise teaching people about Canadian history in a hands on way – My Grande Prairie Now

Apr. 5th, 2019 Indigenous history is Canadian history. That’s the message the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury Alberta is trying to share at this month’s blanket exercise. Friendship Centre Community Collaboration Coordinator Andrea Deleeuw says the exercise gives people a chance to learn about history in general, not just from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201963 Views

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News Release – City welcomes next Indigenous Artist in Residence

The City of Edmonton has named Melissa-Jo (MJ) Belcourt as its new Indigenous Artist in Residence. “It’s a great honour to be selected as Edmonton’s Indigenous Artist in Residence,” says Belcourt. “I’m looking forward to sharing my art, its stories and our traditions with all Edmontonians.” Belcourt is a Métis artist best known for her […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201937 Views

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Chiefs Will Not Endorse Legislation of Our Sacred Languages

Mar 18, 2019 Treaty No. 6 Territory, March 18, 2019  – Our language is a sacred gift of our Creator. Our Nations entered into Treaty with the Crown in right of Great Britain and Ireland using our languages. After Treaty making, the state of Canada spent over a hundred years through the residential school system and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201932 Views

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Paintings by Indigenous artist Alex Janvier unveiled in Alberta legislature – Global News

March 18, 2019 Striking, kaleidoscopic art was unveiled at the Alberta legislature on Monday morning ahead of the throne speech. Indigenous artist Alex Janvier, 84, painted a diptych entitled Sunrise and Sunset that will be permanently featured in the legislative assembly chamber. “These stunning works of art by Alex Janvier will forever honour the past and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201931 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta and Government of Alberta sign historic Métis Harvesting Agreement

Edmonton, AB. (March 13, 2019) Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), Dan Cardinal, Vice President of the MNA, Shannon Phillips, Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks, and Richard Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations today signed an agreement on implementing a new Métis Harvesting in Alberta Policy. The new Métis Harvesting in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 201925 Views

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Bow Valley College celebrates Indigenous Awareness Month with cultural and program events

CALGARY, AB – Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan (Buffalo Lodge) Centre is hosting Indigenous Awareness this month to recognize and share the impact of Indigenous culture in Canada. “This is our second year hosting the Indigenous Showcase on campus, and we want to promote engagement with all students and employees,” states Gerald Ratt, Indigenous Learner Liaison […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201955 Views

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Under wraps: Alex Janvier paintings for Alberta legislature to be revealed Monday – CBC

Pieces by celebrated Indigenous artist commissioned by AUPE as centennial project Mar 15, 2019 Gingerly manoeuvring around the tight winding staircase behind the legislature chamber, three men carry a 100-pound, five-foot long piece of priceless Alberta art. The piece is being moved to the upper gallery of the chamber, where it will be installed opposite […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201943 Views

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Sportsnet and APTN Team Up to Deliver First Cree-Language NHL Broadcast, March 24

Sportsnet and APTN Team Up to Deliver First Cree-Language NHL Broadcast, March 24 Sportsnet ēkwa APTN wītahpisohtawak ta cikāstēpayitācik māci nistam nēhiyaw-pīkiskwēwin NHL cikāstēpayicikēwin, niska pīsim akimihci niso mitanow nēwosāp – Historic broadcast to take place in conjunction with Rogers Hometown Hockey stop in Enoch Cree Nation, Alta. – Clarence Iron, one of the “Cree […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201943 Views

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Beading class connects urban Indigenous women to their culture – CBC

This Forest Lawn program is about more than just artistic expression Mar 07, 2019 Indigenous women are gathering at a women’s centre in southeast Calgary to learn about the art of beading and a whole lot more. Each beading class at the Awo Taan Healing Lodge is opened with a prayer by a First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201947 Views

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Lost in translation: The lasting effects of separating Indigenous children from culture and language – The Calgary Journal

Feb 26, 2019 Whenever one culture imposes its definition of family on another, nothing good follows, says Peter Choate, a social work professor at Mount Royal University. “I don’t think we have a single example anywhere in the world where one culture defining family for another culture has worked,” says Choate. Take the Blackfoot language, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201933 Views

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