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GNB: Statement on National Ribbon Skirt Day

04 January 2023 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued today by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Arlene Dunn: Today marks the first annual National Ribbon Skirt Day in Canada. A federal bill was passed to mark the occasion after Isabella Kulak, a young girl from the Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan, was shamed for wearing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202325 Views

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New Children’s Book Shines Light on Honour Song

December 9, 2022 The Province and treaty education partners have worked together to develop a new children’s book about the Honour Song and its spiritual importance to Mi’kmaq. Kepmite’taqney Ktapekiaqn – Le chant d’honneur – The Honour Song was launched today, December 9, at Pictou Landing First Nation with about 90 children from Pictou Landing […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 202224 Views

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Nunatsiavut Day message from President Lampe

November 30, 2022 For Immediate Release Tomorrow, December 1, marks 17 years of the birth of Nunatsiavut and the establishment of self-government, and a time to celebrate the strength and determination of so many Labrador Inuit whose vision became reality on December 1, 2005 when the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement came into effect. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202231 Views

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NCC committing ‘cultural appropriation’ by holding virtual Inuttitut sessions

Language, Culture and Tourism Minister Roxanne Barbour says she is appalled to learn that the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is planning to hold virtual Inuttitut sessions beginning next week. “This is very upsetting,” says Minister Barbour, who is responsible for the protection, promotion and advancement of Labrador Inuttitut (Nunatsiavummiutut). The Minister noted that in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 202225 Views

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Nunatsivut government claims ‘cultural appropriation’ in NunatuKavut’s plans for Inuit curriculum – CBC

Government, community council at odds over Inuttitut language instruction Nov 28, 2022 The Nunatsiavut government and the NunatuKavut community council are at odds over what Nunatsiavut is calling “cultural appropriation.” On Friday, Nunatsiavut issued a press release criticizing NunatuKavut’s signing last month of a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government and the English school district to develop an Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 202227 Views

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GNB: Submissions invited for provincial art collection

28 November 2022 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture is inviting artists to submit work to be considered for inclusion in the New Brunswick art collection. Established in 1968, the permanent collection celebrates the province’s excellence in the contemporary visual arts. “Our many talented artists share the New Brunswick story,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 202223 Views

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Sitansisk Kolusuwakon Nov 25 to Dec 9, 2022 – St. Mary’s Wolastoqiyik

Sitansisk Chief and Council approved a holiday royalty distribution to members during a duly convened meeting. The total will be $1,000, less any advances. These royalties are derived from the revenue generated from VLTs at the St. Mary’s Entertainment Centre. Distribution will take place on December 6, 2022. Seniors will receive their cheques a day […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 202227 Views

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First Light Friendship Centre in St. John’s to receive $9.9 million in Government of Canada funding to support extensive renovations and expansion of programs

From: Indigenous Services Canada November 18, 2022 — St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador — Indigenous Services Canada Investments in social infrastructure are crucial in supporting the growing population of Indigenous Peoples living in or moving to urban centres. Friendship Centres continue to play a major role in ensuring First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have […]

by pmnationtalk on November 18, 202253 Views

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Artists Honoured at 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Celebration

The annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards, handed out today, November 10, celebrate excellence in artistic achievement. This year, 11 artists and one organization were honoured with eight major awards. “Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients. We are truly proud of our local artists for their achievements locally and on the world stage,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 202236 Views

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Miss New Brunswick sings to wake the ‘sleeping’ Wolastoqey language – CBC

Census numbers show increase in the number of young people learning Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaw in Maritimes Nov 07, 2022 Wearing her Miss New Brunswick sash, Heaven Solomon enthusiastically introduces herself in Wolastoqey as Heaven or Healing Sunshine. She fell in love with her language as a child and says she finds a way to incorporate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 202235 Views

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