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Apply for the 2018 TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award by December 5

Applications are now open for the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award which provides $15K to a Canadian writer of an outstanding feature film screenplay, supporting them to develop their project. The award is open to experienced screenwriters who are female, or who are Indigenous, or who belong to a visible minority, or who identify with a disability. Applicants […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 20185 Views

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New federal investment will help improve women’s economic security in Labrador

Projects will help women to participate more fully in the economy November 14, 2018 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Status of Women Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can play in promoting women’s […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 20184 Views

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PEI mother reflects on her army boy’s short, impactful life – The Guardian

SCOTCHFORT, P.E.I. – Gloria Bernard just knew her boy would grow up to become a soldier. She could not, however, have foreseen Erik Bernard enjoying only a very short-lived military career that would be brought to a tragic end by a fatal motor-vehicle accident in New Brunswick on Nov. 27, 2016. However, his name and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 20185 Views

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Mi’kmaw actor Glen Gould on struggle for Indigenous actors to land roles not focused on ethnicity – Toronto Star

Nov. 11, 2018 HALIFAX — After decades in the entertainment business working with big names like Liam Neeson, Mi’kmaw actor Glen Gould still holds onto a superhero goal. “The dream” would be stepping into the iconic shoes of the Caped Crusader, Batman. “I’m tall, dark and handsome. I’ll put on that suit,” the Nova Scotian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201811 Views

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New $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond goes into circulation next week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2018  By Alex Cooke THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation in a week, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. The civil rights pioneer and businesswoman is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 20188 Views

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Forgotten stories: First Nations soldiers who served in First World War – CBC

First Nations try to learn more about Indigenous soldiers and the sacrifices they made Nov 11, 2018 In 1911, John Joe of Elsipogtog First Nation was working as a labourer and seaman, loading pulp onto ships in Richibucto Harbour. Five years later, he was a soldier in the First World War, digging tunnels underneath no […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 20188 Views

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In Conne River, an eagle feather is a great gift — and a great responsibility – CBC

Dancers use their feathers during yearly powwow, but chief says they are not simple decorations Nov 11, 2018 Each piece of the regalia is carefully kept: the epaulet is held separately from the bustle, the visor apart from the fan. And some pieces are doubly secured: the head-roach feathers are kept in a zip-up wallet, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 20186 Views

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P.E.I. remembrance ceremony highlights Indigenous contributions to Canada’s war efforts – CBC

According to Veterans Affairs Canada,12,000 Indigenous soldiers fought in the world wars and Korea Nov 05, 2018 A remembrance ceremony in Charlottetown highlighted Indigenous contributions to Canada’s war efforts over the years. The Rotary Club of Charlottetown invited two historians to its annual program of remembrance: John Moses from the Canadian Museum of History in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201822 Views

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Sobey Foundation donates massive Monkman painting to NS art gallery – National Post

HALIFAX — Renowned Cree artist Kent Monkman’s sprawling contemporary painting depicting the collision of European and Aboriginal cultures has been donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In a statement, the Halifax gallery says ‘Miss Chief’s Wet Dream’ was acquired by the Donald R. Sobey Foundation and is one of the most important gifts […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201817 Views

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Celebrating Indigenous literature – Cumberland News Now

At the Library with Fiona Watson This year Indigenous Services Canada-Atlantic Region donated many new books to our collection in honour and celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21). I am a big fan of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit literatures, and was very excited to have an opportunity to bolster our collection. Although […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201819 Views

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