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Gingerbread contest featuring teepees helps build Christmas spirit in Saddle Lake Cree Nation – CBC

The community health centre in Saddle Lake Cree Nation has been holding several virtual community contests to keep the Christmas spirit alive and well within their membership. The contests have had members of the community, located 171 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, baking and decorating up a storm. “We wanted to showcase their talents,” said Terri […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 202029 Views

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Government of Canada supports continued delivery of Action Plan to ensure the ongoing protection of Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site

December 21, 2020,Ottawa, Ontario,Parks Canada Agency To date, 20 of the most cherished heritage sites in Canada have met the requirements to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and represent some of humanity’s most outstanding achievements and nature’s most inspiring creations. The Government of Canada recognizes the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202089 Views

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Banff Centre: Cherith Mark Appointed to Board

Banff, AB – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is pleased to share that the Minister of Advanced Education, Demetrios Nicolaides, through an Order in Council of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, has appointed Cherith Mark to the Board of Governors. As Banff Centre continues to evolve and adapt its work to support artists and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202062 Views

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McMurray Metis sharing Cree language teachings with social media series – CTV News

December 10, 2020 FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — Lorraine Corrigan, a McMurray Metis elder, would never miss a chance to gather with her community to speak and teach Cree. Speaking the language with friends and family always made Corrigan’s day. Before COVID-19, the Local held weekly coffee nights for elders and people to come together and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 202033 Views

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Island artists receive grants

Dec 1 2020 Reequal Smith says receiving an arts grant has given her confidence in her work, allowing her to pursue future goals. Smith is among 16 Island artists who recently received a total of $50,220 through the provincial Arts Grants program. “I am very thankful for this opportunity,” said Smith. “With this grant, I […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202029 Views

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RMWB: Traditional Indigenous languages being used on traffic signage

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 26, 2020) – For the first time in the history of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), traditional Indigenous languages are being used on traffic signage. All stop signs in the Fort Chipewyan hamlet are now in Cree, Dénesųłiné and English. Watch the celebration video to learn more. “As […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202028 Views

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Fort Chipewyan gets stop signs written in Indigenous languages – CBC

‘It’s about time we started taking back our culture,’ says elder Alice Rigney Nov 29, 2020 New stop signs written in traditional Indigenous languages were installed in Fort Chipewyan this week. The signs were installed on Thursday, and are written in Cree, Denesuline and English. This makes Fort Chipewyan the first community in Wood Buffalo […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202028 Views

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U of Lethbridge: New course available to students, public, examines language around Indigenization and reconciliation

A new course offered by the University of Lethbridge, and available to students and community members alike, examines the language around Indigenization and reconciliation and creates a safe space for a conversation sorely needed by all communities. Conversational Indigenization: Reconciling Reconciliation is an Open Studies course taught by Don McIntyre of the Dhillon School of Business […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 202029 Views

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McMurray Métis shares history and culture in documentary for Métis Week – Yorkton This Week

Documentary on life of Louis Riel and Métis culture November 19, 2020 McMurray Métis has started Métis Week with virtual celebrations and the release of a 26-minute documentary on the life of Louis Riel and on Métis culture. The documentary, which can be found online, has already been shown to local students from Grades five […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202033 Views

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Métis meaning in a modern world – Cochrane Today

UCalgary celebrates Métis Week with series of virtual events through Nov. 19 As a Métis growing up in inner-city Winnipeg, Daniel Voth is used to being asked about his cultural heritage and identity. Often, people inquire what percentage of Indigenous blood he has — as if an entire culture is confined to his genetic code. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 202031 Views

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