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Wolastoqi woman releases first children’s book, plans for Indigenous-language versions – CBC

Gail Francis worked with niece as illustrator Jan 23, 2020 It took Gail Francis of Negotkuk (Tobique First Nation) years to turn an idea into her first children’s book. But all that work comes to fruition when she releases Moonbeam on Monday. Moonbeam is a culturally based children’s book about how a pre-contact Indigenous family […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20208 Views

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Historic’ change allows transgender girls to enter Eskasoni pageant – CBC

So far, one transgender participant has signed up for the popular event at Eskasoni Winter Carnival For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the Eskasoni First Nation’s annual winter carnival pageant is open to transgender women and girls. The Eskasoni Winter Carnival has been running for decades as a fundraiser for the local […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 20208 Views

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Brother and sister find shared success in filmmaking – CBC

Films from both have been selected to screen at St. Thomas University’s Indigenous Film Festival Jan 20, 2020 Kennlin Barlow remembers the moment he first thought of becoming a filmmaker. It was his older sister, Natasha Barlow, who inspired him. She sparked his interest in moving pictures by showing the four-year-old Bride of Chucky. “Even […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202013 Views

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P.E.I. quill artist scans roadsides for the remains that let her work – CBC

Melissa Peter-Paul from Abegweit First Nation is carrying on tradition from her great-great-grandmother Jan 20, 2020 Melissa Peter-Paul drives from her home in the Abegweit First Nation in Prince Edward Island to gather the materials she needs for her art. But it’s not paint or clay she comes to collect. It’s roadkill. Peter-Paul is a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202012 Views

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Basket weaving moves from potato fields into art and fashion worlds – CBC

Jan 13, 2020 Wabanaki artists reimagine traditional baskets as wearable art Gabriel Frey sits in his workshop, his towering frame hunched under a lamp, the only light illuminating the room. He shifts on his stool and grimaces slightly as he weaves one piece of black ash over another in a delicate but rhythmic dance. “Our […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202014 Views

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Memorandum of understanding reaffirms commitment to Metepenagiag Heritage Park

10 January 2020 METEPENAGIAG MI’KMAQ NATION (GNB) – The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park recently signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure the continued development and promotion of the park’s Indigenous research and interpretive centre. Since 2017, the department has worked collaboratively to create the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202018 Views

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Fredericton students organize high school’s first powwow – CBC

Jan 10, 2020 A group of students has worked since November to put together the event, which involved the entire school It started as a project focused on civil action and culminated two months later in a school-wide showcase of Indigenous music and dance. Fredericton High School held its first ever powwow Thursday, organized by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202017 Views

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Spirit guides helped Ned Bear create his famous masks – CBC

Ned Bear has been carving wooden masks for many decades. Now his influence is inter-generational Jan 06, 2020 Ned Bear stands in his workshop armed with a mallet in one hand and a chisel in the other. He looks down at the face that stares back at him. Bear’s eyes — congenial and warm — […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202021 Views

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How a brick wall in downtown Sydney became an example of reconciliation – CBC

Artists Loretta Gould and Peter Steele were commissioned to create the reconciliation mural Dec 19, 2019 A new mural in downtown Sydney is turning heads, starting conversations and showing the art of reconciliation. “When people say reconciliation it always just brings back them trying to apologize, and I don’t think that’s what it means,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201935 Views

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UN wraps up its year of Indigenous Languages during New York ceremony – APTN

December 17, 2019 The United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages came to an official end Tuesday. Several Indigenous leaders and leaders from Canada were on hand at a ceremony in New York City. The year long event was all about awareness of Indigenous languages and for those that are disappearing. Many agree that the work […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201940 Views

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