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Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre: Province Proposes The Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Taking Care of Our Children)

March 19, 2018 – Changes Will Lead to Development of Culturally-Specific Models of Customary Care: Fielding he Manitoba government has introduced initial amendments to The Child and Family Services (CFS) Act that would allow Indigenous communities to create care plans for children that recognize and reflect their unique customs, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. […]

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Celebrating a new gathering place in Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation – Manitobachiefs.com

On June 11, 2018, Grand Chief Arlen Dumas travelled to Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation in southwest Manitoba to celebrate the grand opening of the First Nation’s Community Cultural Centre. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a grand entry, speeches, entertainment, lunch, dancing, live music, and more. Following a five-hour drive from Winnipeg, the Grand Chief arrived […]

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Waywayseecappo shows support for Humboldt victims’ families with blankets – Brandon Sun

Sixteen blankets were delivered to Humboldt, Sask, a gift from the Waywayseecappo First Nation community to give to victims’ families of the deadly bus crash in April. The blankets were for each of the families who lost someone in the collision that occurred in April in which 16 people were killed and 13 injured when […]

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National Arts Centre announces First Projects to receive National Creation Fund Investments

June 14, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre today announced the first nine projects that will be receiving investments totaling $1.4 million from the National Creation Fund, a new initiative that supports the development of bold and ambitious Canadian work in music, theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performing arts. The projects are: Eve […]

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National billboard art project showcasing Indigenous resilience – APTN News

June 7, 2018 A new art exhibition is hitting the road and showcasing works from 50 contemporary Indigenous women artists across Canada. But instead of housing the pieces in a gallery space, the artwork will be displayed on approximately 170 billboards from coast to coast this summer. Resilience features artwork from some of the country’s […]

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History made at architecture biennale with Indigenous-led exhibition – Construction Canada

June 5, 2018 Unceded: Voices of the Land is the first ever Indigenous-led entry to be presented by Canada at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts, it is presented by internationally renowned architect Douglas Cardinal and curators Gerald McMaster and David Fortin. “The Canada Council for the Arts is […]

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Canadian Heritage launches engagement sessions on First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages

From: Canadian Heritage GATINEAU, June 1, 2018 Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, launched the intensive community-based engagement sessions that will be held across Canada this summer to support the co-development of First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages legislation. The intensive engagement sessions will build on the results of early engagement sessions […]

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National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day – Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa

June 01, 2018 On behalf of CIHR, I would like to wish First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples a happy National Indigenous History Month and a National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. For all Canadians, June is a very special month as we all come together to celebrate the traditions, cultures and contributions of […]

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A Guide to Powwow Season in Canada – WestJet Magazine

For Indigenous people across Canada, the arrival of green grass and sunny days signals the return of powwow season. I was about 10 years old when I attended my first powwow. The women dancers were so beautiful, they took my breath away. As the fancy shawl dancers’ soft moccasins crushed the dry summer grass beneath […]

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National billboard exhibition celebrates Indigenous resilience through art – Canadian Geographic

When Resilience: The National Billboard Exhibition Project was first discussed by Winnipeg-based art centre Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), it was an idea without a name, but with one very clear vision: to publically celebrate and commemorate the work of Indigenous female artists in a countrywide act of reconciliation. “This project is not about […]

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