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Celebrate First Nations culture at a powwow this season

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart is encouraging New Brunswickers to join First Nations communities that are hosting a series of powwows around the province. “First Nations culture is embedded in our province’s history,” said Stewart. “Powwows offer an opportunity to learn about the contributions and identity of First Nations in New Brunswick.” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201916 Views

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Halifax’s public art policies surprise Cornwallis task force – CBC

If a piece of art is removed it can be sold, donated or destroyed, task force hears May 14, 2019 The municipal task force set up to decide what to do about Halifax’s controversial Cornwallis statue got a primer Monday night on the city’s current policies on public art and the naming of parks and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201915 Views

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THE GRIZZLIES now on 53 screens across Canada!

THE GRIZZLIES now on 53 screens across Canada! An online link is available for review/interview purposes. Based on a true story, Miranda de Pencier’s The Grizzlies is an inspirational drama about a group of Inuit students in the Arctic where, in 2004, suicide rates were the highest in North America. When rookie teacher Russ Sheppard […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201919 Views

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Student Emma Stevens Covers ‘Blackbird’ By The Beatles In Mi’kmaq – HuffPost Canada

Eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin (You were only waiting for this moment to arise). Emma Stevens has taken her vocal Mi’kmaq wings, learning to fly and basking in this moment when her cover of the Beatles “Blackbird” has garnered nearly 100,000 views on YouTube. The Grade 10 student and her fellow students at Allison Bernard Memorial High […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201922 Views

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Eskasoni high schooler hopes Mi’kmaq music video inspires others to learn language – Globalnews.ca

Pu’tliskiej wapinintoq (Blackbird singing in the dead of night) Kina’masi telayja’timk (Take these broken wings and learn to fly) Tel pitawsin (All your life) Eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin (You were only waiting for this moment to arise) They’re familiar lyrics to a classic song — sung in a language that is quickly becoming not so familiar. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201920 Views

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Media Advisory – Largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise and Colombian activist come to Mount Allison University, May 3-4

SACKVILLE, NB, May 1, 2019 – Atlantic Canada’s largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise, and a celebration of arts and activism with a Colombian activist will highlight the first May weekend at Mount Allison University. These events are open to all and are part of Streams of Justice: KAIROS Atlantic Gathering 2019, held May 2-5 at Mount […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201930 Views

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Artists wanted for reconciliation mural – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — A collective working to regenerate downtown Sydney is looking for two artists to work as a team on a reconciliation mural. The selected artists — one must be Mi’kmaw and the other from a different cultural background — will collaborate on the wall mural and render images that express their cultural understanding […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201917 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Nova Scotia

From: Status of Women Canada April 25, 2019 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201930 Views

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$1M boost for ArtsNL in proposed budget ‘a great start’ – CBC

Increase is dependent on budget being passed; organization still hopes for $5M by 2022 Apr 17, 2019 A collective push for more funding has paid off for artists in Newfoundland and Labrador — at least tentatively — as the Liberal government pledged to increase money to its provincial arts program. ArtsNL will see its funding […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201937 Views

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NL Government: Provincial Government Releases Cultural Action Plan

April 16, 2019 The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today released the Cultural Action Plan that reflects the importance of culture to the provincial economy. Developed with input from stakeholders throughout the province, the action plan is a guide for cultural collaboration over the next five years. Actions outlined in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201949 Views

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