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Walk across the Lennox Island First Nation causeway helps with working toward reconciliation in P.E.I. – The Guardian

Apr 7, 2021 LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. — Step by step, Islanders of many backgrounds walked through the wind and rain on March 29 in an act of remembrance and healing. Together, they crossed the causeway linking Lennox Island with the rest of P.E.I. and contemplated a time not so long ago when that journey was […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202114 Views

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Ribbon skirts connect Cape Breton chief to the strength of other Indigenous women – The Chronicle Herald

April 5, 2021 SYDNEY — The first female leader of We’koqma’q First Nation is looking forward to a time when COVID-19 restrictions are loosened and her community can come together again. That’s when Annie Bernard-Daisley says she’ll wear one of the two ribbon skirts which she had recently custom made. Ribbon skirts are traditional clothing […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 202122 Views

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs (Assembly): Communities Working to Revive Ancient Mi’kmaw Customs

Members of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs (Assembly) will be working with their communities to revive traditional and ancient Mi’kmaw customs by looking to our language for guidance. The Assembly is exploring Mi’kmaw concepts found in Wmɨtkik and Nmɨtiknen. Wmɨtkik is an old Mi’kmaq word, not commonly used today, that may hold the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202119 Views

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PE Government: Grant funding doubled for community based seniors programs

Mar 26 2021 Funding to the Seniors Secretariat for community-based seniors programs will double in 2021-22. Island community groups representing or supporting seniors can access new or additional funds that promote healthy aging and active living, aging in place, social inclusion and age-friendly communities. “In 2020 the Secretariat had a record number of applications for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202166 Views

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Court Confirms New Brunswick Must Share Tax Revenue with Maliseet First Nations – OKT

Shared tax revenues are an increasingly important source of revenue for many First Nations to fund key services like education and social services. A New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench decision has strengthened the ability of the Maliseet First Nations to rely on this income by confirming that the tax-revenue sharing agreements require New Brunswick […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202116 Views

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STUdent Shyla Augustine publishes Mi’kmaq Alphabet Book – STU

St. Thomas School of Education student, 2021 teacher candidate, and 2020 Bachelor of Arts grad Shyla Augustine published her children’s book to inspire others to learn the Mi’kmaq language. The Mi’kmaq Alphabet Book teaches readers the Mi’kmaq words for different animals corresponding to the English A-Z alphabet. The first print of Augustine’s book has almost […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202113 Views

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A Week Focused on Indigenous-Led Efforts to Reclaim, Revitalize, Maintain and Strengthen Indigenous Languages: Highlights of New Projects Funded in the Maritimes

From: Canadian Heritage PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, March 19, 2021 The Government of Canada recognizes that Indigenous peoples are best placed to take the leading role in the revitalization of Indigenous languages. This week, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, travels virtually across the country to meet with various Indigenous communities and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202126 Views

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Lennox Island to mark lives lost in ‘treacherous’ walk across ice before causeway built – CBC

Event at Lennox Island First Nation will focus on reconciliation and healing Mar 19, 2021 An event scheduled for March 29 on Lennox Island will shine a light on a little-known part of P.E.I. history: the dangerous walk across the ice that members of the Lennox Island First Nation embarked on every winter until 1973. The Ice Walk […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202112 Views

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Peace And Friendship Treaty Days At The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre 6th Annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days “Reinvigorating Peace and Friendship Treaties: Remedies and Responses to Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System” March 16-18, 2021 Online Symposium Program March 16th 6:30 PM Opening Ceremony (pre-recorded) Moderator: David Perley 7:00 PM Keynote Address: Sákéj Henderson, Research Fellow, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202184 Views

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New hires at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design will support Indigenous artists and crafters – TheChronicleHerald.ca

SYDNEY, N.S. — The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design is hoping to attract a broader, more diverse swath of the island’s artists and crafters with the help of two newly created positions. Executive director Lori Burke says a survey of the centre’s membership last year showed that it did not truly reflect the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202139 Views

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