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Stone Pipe Days Kick Off At Lethbridge College

A virtual celebration recognizing the pride, history and knowledge of Lethbridge College’s Indigenous community kicked-off Stone Pipe Days at Lethbridge College on Tuesday. Stone Pipe is the English translation of the college’s Blackfoot name, Ohkotoki’aahkkoiyiiniimaan. Stone Pipe Days is the college’s annual celebration of its Indigenous community. Tuesday’s kick-off event launched three days of cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202015 Views

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Downtown Edmonton contemporary arts centre showcases – and is led by – Indigenous artists – Globalnews.ca

October 12, 2020 A new art centre in Edmonton is focused on supporting the work of Indigenous artists. The Ociciwan Contemporary Arts Centre features the art of both established and current creatives. “Ociciwan” comes from the Cree word that means “the current comes from there.” The Indigenous-led collective chose the name to represent the North […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202031 Views

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EPCOR’s Heart and Soul Fund Helping to Bring a Different Kind of Drama to Edmontonians

EDMONTON, AB – As part of its commitment to provide $1.25 million to help uplift Edmontonians and revitalize our community, EPCOR is pleased to announce the first wave of Heart + Soul Fund recipients. EPCOR is pleased to announce the first wave of Heart + Soul Fund recipients, which includes the Citadel Theatre, the Downtown […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202033 Views

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Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in Edmonton, Alberta

On October 7, 2020, WWII, Métis Veteran Walter Calahaisn’s spouse Myrtle Calahaisn received thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. President Audrey Poitras of the Métis Nation of Alberta personally presented the recognition payment to Myrtle Calahaisn on behalf of Métis Nation Veterans Minister David Chartrand. “75 years ago, the young sons and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202028 Views

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Painting a mural and promoting Indigenous culture – CTV Edmonton

September 27, 2020 EDMONTON — Edmontonians got the chance to help paint a mural inspired by Indigenous culture that will be displayed in Inglewood. “Inglewood has a long history of trauma, a long history of healing needing to happen in this neighbourhood,” said Kirsta Franke, the director of Wild Heart Collective. “So we wanted to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202033 Views

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City of Lethbridge: Celebrating Reconciliation Week 2020

Reconciliation Week is celebrated in Lethbridge during the week of September 22nd which is the anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7 in 1877.  Treaty 7 is an agreement between Canadian Crown and First Nations in Southern Alberta.  Reconciliation is about creating shared understanding and building strong-relationships and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Reconciliation Week […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202029 Views

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City council approves Indigenous names for Edmonton’s new ward boundaries – Globalnews.ca

All 12 of the Indigenous names proposed to Edmonton city council as new names for city wards have been approved after councillors voted nine to four in favour of the motion Monday afternoon. An all-female committee made up of 17 women representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis chose them, after discussions and conversations with the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202033 Views

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U of Alberta: Moccasins for President Flanagan

The Scope and Work of the Moccasins The making of President Flanagan’s moccasins was a collaborative effort between two employees at the Faculty of Native Studies, Janet Delorme and Lana R. Sinclair. Janet took the lead on beading the vamps for the president, and Lana assembled the soles and vamps to make the moccasins. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202041 Views

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New Cultural Venue Coming to Portage College Lac La Biche Campus

A proposed new cultural venue in Lac La Biche can now go ahead thanks to grant funding from the federal and provincial governments. Portage College’s Indigenous Smudging and Cultural Awareness Venue is one of 18 infrastructure projects in Northern Alberta to receive funding through the Canada Infrastructure Plan. The grant will cover 40% of eligible […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202034 Views

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Creating jobs and improving Alberta’s parks

Alberta taxpayers are spending $43 million to enhance, repair and protect Alberta’s provincial parks while creating more than 290 jobs when they are needed most. Alberta’s parks are a key part of our economy, supporting opportunities and jobs in tourism, hospitality and services, making them an important part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. Tax dollars will […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202040 Views

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