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News Release: Awards celebrate municipal excellence

July 04, 2018 Five communities are recipients of the annual Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence to celebrate local projects that make life better for Albertans. Winners for 2018 are: Calgary, Drumheller, Coaldale, Lethbridge and Smoky Lake. The annual awards are presented to municipalities in the categories of partnership, innovation, safe communities, and for larger and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201830 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Bennett to celebrate the Opening of the Indian Village

Calgary, Alberta – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will participate in the opening of the Indian Village at the Calgary Stampede, located at Enmax Park. Date: July 6, 2018 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (MDT) Where: Indian Village Enmax Park Elbow River Pathway Calgary, AB […]

by pmnationtalk on July 3, 201825 Views

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From the shame of residential schools to the pride of the Summit series: What every Canadian should know about this country – Edmonton Journal

July 2, 2018 Canada’s 151st birthday doesn’t come with the hype of last year’s sesquicentennial. But anniversaries, no matter the increment, are always a chance to look back and reflect. Ahead of Sunday’s July 1 celebrations, Postmedia asked a dozen Edmonton leaders and thinkers to share a moment in Canadian history they think everyone should […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201822 Views

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Celebrating a Canadian first: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – Newz4u.ca

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Nellie Kusugak, Commissioner of Nunavut, leaders representing First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation, Indigenous artists, and John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, kicked off celebrations for the launch of Canadian Geographic’s long-awaited Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. This was a Canada 150 project […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201823 Views

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Open call for submissions: Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day Art Contest

June 20, 2018 All members of Treaty No. 6 are invited to participate in the annual Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day Art Contest. Artists are asked to submit a piece that represents this theme: “As long as the sun shines, grass grows, and rivers flow.” The theme represents the original terms of the treaty when […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201820 Views

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Collection featuring Group of Seven paintings donated to University of Lethbridge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 4:00 By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS LETHBRIDGE, Alta. _ Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess spent a lifetime following her passion. A lifelong educator and art collector, the Order of Canada recipient bequeathed a collection worth as much as $5 million to the University of Lethbridge following her death at age 100 in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 18, 201828 Views

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Alberta Indigenous community welcomes first rainbow Pride crosswalk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 MASKWACIS, Alta. _ A rainbow crosswalk in an Indigenous community south of Edmonton might be the first one on a First Nation reserve in Canada. More than 15 volunteers painted the colourful crosswalk in front of the Samson Cree Nation administration building to celebrate Pride Month. Chief Vernon Saddleback said […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201831 Views

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Largest gift of cultural properties in University of Lethbridge history given by Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess

The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery today unveils an unparalleled bequest of more than 1,000 works of art valued between $4 and $5 million from the estate of Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess (DFA ’04). “This is the largest gift of art and cultural properties to the U of L in its 51-year history,” says […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201830 Views

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National Arts Centre announces First Projects to receive National Creation Fund Investments

June 14, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre today announced the first nine projects that will be receiving investments totaling $1.4 million from the National Creation Fund, a new initiative that supports the development of bold and ambitious Canadian work in music, theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performing arts. The projects are: Eve […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201823 Views

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Indigenous plaques unveiled throughout Bow Valley – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Jun 14, 2018 KANANASKIS – Eight plaques highlighting the Indigenous history of the Bow Valley were unveiled last week at various locations throughout the valley. Each plaque includes the Stoney name for the location and provides a brief history about the cultural significance of the location. For example, the plaque at Mount Yamnuska explains to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201828 Views

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