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Common to kick off Jazz Fest – The Chronicle Herald

Hip-hop artist, actor, author and activist Common kicks off the 33rd annual Halifax Jazz Festival on the Waterfront Stage on Tuesday, July 9. Singer-songwriter Elise Legrow, jazz singer Heather Bambrick’s quintet and Indigenous pop and electronic musician iskwe were also announced as part of the St. Paul’s Church Series, while Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar returns […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 20192 Views

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Amid conflict, two new Salt River councillors named – Cabin Radio

April 18, 2019 Warren Gagnon and Warren Sikyea are to join Salt River First Nation’s council, months after three councillors left their positions amid continued conflict. Councillors Ronnie Schaefer, Freda Emile, and Patricia (Patsy) Schaefer were reported to have resigned in late January. Just over a month prior, the councillors’ signatures had appeared on a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 20194 Views

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Eskasoni woman accepts new position with Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Karen Bernard started her new position at the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association on Tuesday. The Eskasoni First Nation woman is the new Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator and will be working in all 13 Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia. “I’m excited. I feel like I’m where I need to be,” Bernard said […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 20194 Views

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq grandmothers to launch land title claim against gas project – Advocate Daily

HALIFAX — Three Indigenous women described as “grassroots grandmothers” who were arrested last week at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a title claim over land where a company plans to build a natural gas storage facility. Their lawyer, Michael McDonald, told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Wednesday the claim is based […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 20195 Views

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Blue Jays help bring ball back to Abegweit First nation – Peicanada.com

Blue Jays fever took over at the Wellness Centre at Abegweit First Nation Sunday afternoon as the community gathered to celebrate the fact they were one of 15 communities across Canada who received a $70,000 grant to renovate the ballfield. “This will allow us to upgrade the field so we will be able to not […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 20197 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, 20196 Views

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Restore former Acadian, and other, ridings recommends Electoral Boundaries Commission final report – The Coastguard

SOUTHWEST NS – The Nova Scotia Electoral Boundaries Commission is recommending the Acadian electoral districts of Clare and Argyle, along with the ridings of Shelburne County and Queens County be restored, and new lines drawn for Digby and Annapolis in its final report released on April 15. The report entitled ‘Balancing effective representation with voter […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201911 Views

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An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs – CBC

Tim Hogan heard several reasons for 5-hour detention, but he believes it was racism Apr 15, 2019 Timothy Adam Hogan grasped the X-ray machine at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton while a customs officer stood by his side, expecting to find smuggled drugs in Hogan’s digestive tract. As the Indigenous artist waited for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 20199 Views

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RCMP arrest three ‘grandmothers’ at Alton Gas protest site – MRO

FORT ELLIS, N.S. – Three women described as “grassroots grandmothers” were arrested Wednesday at a rural construction site north of Halifax, where an Indigenous protest camp has long held up a company’s contentious plan to build a natural gas storage facility. The blockade was started more than two years ago to stop Alton Gas from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 20198 Views

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We Are Wabanaki: NBCC to showcase Indigenous artists at Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Gala – NBCC

April 11, 2019 FREDERICTON – It will be a night to remember when a full circle group of visual and performing artists gather to share a story of the Wabanaki people at the Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Gala, hosted by New Brunswick Community College on October 25. The gala supports NBCC’s Indigenous Student Bursary Fund. We Are […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201916 Views

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