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This drum has done a lot of good’: Lennox Island band marks 25 years – CBC

Drumming group has brought members ‘to a better path’ Feb 15, 2017 Gilbert Sark’s drum-making skills have come a long way since he made his first one 25 years ago, shortly after a drumming group from New Brunswick visited the Lennox Island reserve in P.E.I. “We started out drumming on cardboard boxes on garbage cans […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201730 Views

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OLPC Canada: Celebrating Indigenous Voices on World Radio Day

OLPC Canada: Celebrating Indigenous Voices on World Radio Day What do elders think about technology? OLPC Canada is proud to celebrate World Radio Day by sharing a brief clip of an interview hosted by Grade 5 Student Aiden, speaking with Saugeen First Nation Elder and Ojibway Language Instructor Reeta Root. Aiden asks “What do elders think […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201730 Views

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Telling their stories or opting out: Indigenous artists on Canada 150 – CBC

Some are avoiding association with birthday bash as ‘a celebration of colonialism’ Feb 07, 2017 As Canada 150 celebrations extol the glory of Canada’s past and present, one group of artists is not so quick to join the party. Indigenous artists view the sesquicentennial with mixed feelings, with some using it as a platform to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201714 Views

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Centre’s Canada 150 Signature Project Embarks on National Tour

Stay in touch with the latest developments at Confederation Centre of the Arts. Be the first to get news about upcoming shows and programs. Media Inquiries: Please direct interview and other publicity requests to: Fraser McCallum, Communications Manager, T: 902.628.6135 (office) E: fmccallum@confederationcentre.com NT5

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 201729 Views

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Confederation Centre of the Arts: CEO Message – February 2017

February 1, 2017 Canada 150 has arrived! As the national memorial to the founding of Canada, there is no better place to celebrate the sesquicentennial of our Confederation than right here. In the heart of Canada’s Birthplace visitors will find entertaining and expressive ways to honour this important anniversary across the complex, inside and out. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201736 Views

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Raven Davis leads the tough conversations – The Coast

Artist Raven Davis challenges the nationalistic status quo. From the tartan to the Canadian flag, Raven Davis’s latest project is taking time-honoured Canadian symbols and challenging their place. Through gallery pieces and public performances, the 2-Spirit Indigenous multidisciplinary artist is creating a critique of Canada’s 150 festivities, The De-Celebration of Canada. By highlighting everyday reminders […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 201725 Views

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It’s … insulting’: Mi’kmaq warrior chief says of Canada’s 150th celebration – CBC

‘The First Nations are struggling. We’re pretty much living in Third World countries,’ says John Levi Jan 25, 2017 As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi’kmaq Warrior Chief, John Levi, says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he’s made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201714 Views

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Eskasoni Invites Visitors to Explore Mi’kmaq History and Traditions

Government of Canada invests in Aboriginal tourism The Atlantic economy is built on the region’s many geographic, linguistic and cultural communities. From rural areas to larger urban centres, the opportunities and challenges vary significantly. To be sustainable and grow, communities must invest in those initiatives that show the potential to stimulate economic development. With that […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201734 Views

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A New Year’s resolution for all Canadians – Canada.com

Canada’s poet laureate Gord Downie inspired us to think about reconciliation and resolutions. And it’s the indigenous leaders we’ve spoken to who have given us the tools and advice we need to advance this important project. As we enter 2017 and our country’s 150th year, sharing stories and rewriting the narrative surrounding indigenous people in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201727 Views

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Hinterland Who’s Who videos now available in Indigenous languages – CBC

For the first time 60 years, the Hinterland Who’s Who series is available in six Indigenous languages Jan 07, 2017 In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Canadian Wildlife Federation has released a collection of videos in six Indigenous languages. The videos are part of the series Hinterland Who’s Who, which are a collection of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201722 Views

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