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Going into its seventh year, Spirit Song Festival in St. John’s is larger than it’s ever been – SaltWire Network

Organizers say this year’s shows will be ‘packed to the rafters’ ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Noticing a gap in local festivals, a committee from the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre (now First Light) created Spirit Song Festival in 2013 as a celebration of Indigenous artists and culture from across the country. The festival has been […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20195 Views

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Senator Murray Sinclair Receives 19th Symons Medal at Confederation Centre

November 15, 2019 On November 1 at Confederation Centre of the Arts, Canadian Senator, the Honourable Murray Sinclair received the 2019 Symons Medal for exceptional contribution to Canadian life. Before a full house in the Homburg Theatre and webcast live across the country, Sinclair received the medal and delivered his thoughtful lecture “Confederation: We Could […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 20193 Views

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RCMP sweat lodge welcome, but it’s not part of Inuit culture :Group – The Telegram

Mounties say they have more reconciliation projects to unveil ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The establishment of a sweat lodge at RCMP headquarters in St. John’s, particularly one available for public use, is welcome news to First Light. The St. John’s-based non-profit organization is dedicated to serving the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through programs and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 20194 Views

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Sheshatshiu woman ‘sewing hope’ in light of suicide crisis – CBC

Nov 18, 2019 ‘That quilt would remind us we are strong’ A woman in Sheshatshiu wanted to do something positive in light of a recent suicide crisis in her community. So, Helen Aster started sewing — and invited others to join her on the project. “This quilt would symbolize when we went into crisis that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 20198 Views

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RCMP NL sweat lodge reflects commitment to true reconciliation

November 15, 2019 RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador has constructed a sweat lodge on the grounds of its Headquarters in St. John’s, the second one to be established by the RCMP in Canada. “Connecting with Indigneous Peoples through the understanding of and participation in their cultural traditions is vital for the RCMP,” said Assistant Commissioner Parsons. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201914 Views

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RCMP NL to hold news conference on establishment of a Sweat Lodge at RCMP NL Headquarters

November 14, 2019 On Friday, November 15, beginning at 9:30 a.m., RCMP NL will hold a news conference to announce details of the establishment of a Sweat Lodge on the grounds of Headquarters in St. John’s. Members of the media are invited to attend – an RSVP is appreciated by 4:00 p.m. today. Please note […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201912 Views

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Lennox Island chief highlights contributions of Canada’s indigenous population on Remembrance Day – The Journal Pioneer

LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. — In her remarks during a Service of Remembrance at St. Anne’s Church on Remembrance Day, Lennox Island First Nation Chief Darlene Bernard paid tribute to all of Canada’s war veterans. “These are men and women who fought to ensure many things that we take for granted – freedom, liberty and democracy,” […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201911 Views

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Women start new tradition to honour Eskasoni’s veterans – CBC

Nov 11, 2019 ‘We want our children to remember them, too’ Eskasoni First Nation has a new Remembrance Day tradition. Banners with photos of local veterans line the street of the main road. Rosie Basque and Mary Gould have been working on the project since July. Both are volunteers in Eskasoni’s Remembrance Day events. After […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201912 Views

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Remembering William Basque, the Mi’kmaw veteran behind the poem, Sma’knis – Kukukwes.com

November 8, 2019 Rose Basque recalls when her late husband, William Basque, wrote the poem, Sma’knis, back in 1992. She said he had trouble going to sleep one night. “He said, ‘Oh my God. My mind is going really fast. I’m thinking about Veterans Day,” Rose said about her husband. “He was always thinking about […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201914 Views

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Traditional Mi’kmaq food making a comeback in Natoaganeg – CBC

Eel Ground First Nation overcomes lingering stigma, shame around traditional food Nov 05, 2019 People in Eel Ground love their takeout. But Erica Ward says they now also love spaghetti with meatballs made from moose rather than ground beef. It might not seem a big deal, but Ward says persuading people in her community to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201916 Views

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