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Yukon organizations receive $821,800 in Arts Operating Funds

Twenty organizations will receive a total of $821,800 in funding for this year’s Arts Operating Funds. These funds will assist in the delivery of programming related to the development, creation or presentation of art for the benefit of Yukon audiences. This represents an almost $80,000 increase over the 2019 funding total and is the highest […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202017 Views

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Thought to be extinct, Beothuk DNA is still present in N.L. families, genetics researcher finds – CBC

New research suggests Beothuk may be connected to other Indigenous peoples May 08, 2020 A St. John’s genetics specialist has found DNA connections that link the Beothuk people to contemporary people, almost two centuries after the last known Beothuk died. Steve Carr, a biology professor at Memorial University, says that his research also shows that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 202055 Views

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Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia pay tribute to victims of mass shooting, RCMP – CBC

Songs, prayer and a sacred fire mark one of the worst mass killings in Canadian history Apr 21, 2020 Mi’kmaw communities across Nova Scotia, also known as the ancestral territory of Mi’kma’ki, are showing their support for the victims of a mass shooting that spanned 50 kilometres across the province. The 12-hour ordeal began late […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 202029 Views

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Honour song for the dead: Mi’kma’ki mourns as death toll rises in shooting spree’s aftermath – APTN News

April 20, 2020 Cpl. De-Anne Sack woke up on Sunday and found herself in a nightmare. The Mi’kmaw RCMP officer felt helpless and speechless upon learning “the tragic news” that a fellow officer was one of at least 19 people dead after a gunman’s rampage shook 16 different locations across northern and central parts of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 202020 Views

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Uprooted: The little known story about Mi’kmaw history of forced relocation – APTN News

April 10, 2020 Roger Lewis strolls down a walkway along the shoreline in Digby, Nova Scotia. The Mi’kmaw archaeologist is looking for the remnants of an old Mi’kmaw campsite he found 20 years ago. A place his ancestors lived up until the 1940s. “There’d be little fishing camps all along down through here,” says Lewis. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 202035 Views

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Mi’kmaq language immersion goes digital – Cape Breton Post

ESKASONI, N.S. — Mi’kmaq language immersion starts at home and that’s why Starr Paul started giving live Mi’kmaq language lessons through Facebook. Paul said her parents Ryan and Elizabeth Paul we’re strict about having a Mi’kmaq only speaking household and she hopes young parents do the same. “It’s an uphill battle — we want the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 202045 Views

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Celebrating the life of Saint John elder Sheila Croteau, who died in weekend house fire – CBC

A Sixties Scoop survivor, Croteau was a passionate advocate for Indigenous culture Apr 06, 2020 The life of Sheila Croteau, who died in a house fire early Sunday morning, will be celebrated by all who knew and loved her in Saint John when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and large gatherings are allowed. “I think it […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202046 Views

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Jimmy Erasmus Seniors’ Home (JESH) Re-Frame Artworks

Department of Culture and Lands Protection (DCLP) and Jimmy Erasmus Senior’s Home (JESH) Re-Frame Artworks for Infection Control The residents at JESH were missing their favourite artworks, in particular paintings of ‘on the land’ themes and the portrait of Father Pochat. Over the past four months DCLP took on the cost of reframing and glazing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202048 Views

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Mi’kmaw woman calls for 60 Indigenous languages to be adopted as official languages of Canada – CBC

Says House of Commons e-petition a way for Indigenous Peoples and Canadians to come together A parliamentary petition written by a Mi’kmaw woman is proposing that 60 Indigenous languages spoken in Canada be adopted as national official languages. Jenna Robar, a 24-year-old holistic health coach living in Nova Scotia, submitted her proposal through the House […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 202045 Views

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Remains of Beothuk returned to Newfoundland from Scotland – The Telegram

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — It was a sombre and emotional gathering Wednesday evening in a boardroom at The Rooms as leaders and members of the province’s five Indigenous groups, along with the provincial government, announced the return of the remains of Demasduit and Nonosabasut to Newfoundland from Scotland. Indigenous-led folk band Eastern Owl sang a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202062 Views

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