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Outstanding BC First Nations artists honoured with Fulmer Award

September 20, 2019 VANCOUVER – The BC Achievement Foundation (BCAF) today announced the six recipients of the Fulmer Award in BC First Nations Art. The recipients will be recognized for their artistic excellence in traditional, contemporary or media art at the 13th annual awards in First Nations Art celebration in November. “BC Achievement is honoured […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 20196 Views

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No plan in place to return babies already seized through controversial birth alerts in B.C. – APTN News

September 18, 2019 British Columbia is the first province to end “effective immediately” the controversial practice of birth alerts, which flag a disproportionate number of Indigenous women for child welfare agencies. But Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy couldn’t offer a firm plan on getting babies already in care, back to their families. She […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20199 Views

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Nuxalk Nation puts up stop signs in traditional language – CBC

The First Nation has purchased 37 new stop signs, with more on the way Sep 17, 2019 The Nuxalk Nation, near Bella Coola, B.C., is installing stop signs in the Nuxalk language as a way to promote their traditional language. Evangeline Hanuse, the language enthusiast who helped spearhead the effort, says she was inspired by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201910 Views

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Cultural Centre Adjacent to Rail Trail – AM 1150

Lake Country has received funding for an Indigenous Cultural Centre and Nature Park. The Government of Canada along with the Government of British Columbia will be contributing $1,600,000 and $1,333,200 respectively, towards the construction of the Indigenous Cultural Centre and Nature Park in Lake Country. The facility will be a collaboration between Okanagan Indian Band […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201921 Views

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Gallery honours Indigenous artist – The Daily Courier

Sep 11, 2019 A retrospective of the late artist Daphne Odjig is set to open Friday at 6 p.m. at the Kelowna Art Gallery on the week of what would have been her 100th birthday. Odjig is one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous painters and printmakers, and has often been referred to as “the grandmother […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201918 Views

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Vancouver amplifies support for arts and culture through new 10-year plan

“This plan is a game-changer for live music, artist spaces, and public events, all with an eye towards advancing reconciliation and equity so that more voices than ever can have the chance to challenge, move, and excite us.” Mayor Kennedy Stewart September 11 2019 – Today, Vancouver City Council approved Culture|Shift: Blanketing the City in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201919 Views

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Preserving and Strengthening an Indigenous Language in British Columbia

From: Canadian Heritage British Columbia, September 9, 2019 The Government of Canada and Nisga’a Lisims Government are pleased to announce an agreement to support the Nisga’a Nation’s efforts to revitalize its language. The Government of Canada will invest up to $6 million over six years to fund Nisga’a Lisims Government’s language revitalization plan. The plan […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201920 Views

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BC Government: Residential school Stop of Interest sign unveiled

Sept. 6, 2019 TK̓EMLÚPS (KAMLOOPS) – Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have unveiled a new Stop of Interest sign to acknowledge the horrific impact the Kamloops Indian Residential School has had on several generations of Secwépemc children and families. “The Stop of Interest sign is significant in acknowledging and honouring […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201926 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Creation of New Indigenous Museum and Cultural Complex in Fort Langley and Upgrades to Surrey Arts Centre

From: Canadian Heritage September 5, 2019 Investments in cultural infrastructure are essential for the health, social well-being and economic prosperity of our communities. With Government of Canada support, the Township of Langley will soon be home to a new cultural complex in the heart of Fort Langley. Mr. John Aldag, Member of Parliament (Cloverdale–Langley City), […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201952 Views

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SFU to present world premiere of Lisa Jackson’s Transmissions

Jackson’s immersive, Indigenous futurist multimedia installation explores Indigenous languages. Simon Fraser University is proud to collaborate with multi award-winning Anishinaabe filmmaker and artist Lisa Jackson to present the world premiere of Transmissions, an immersive, Indigenous futurist multimedia installation, at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts starting on Sept. 6. Transmissions is Jackson’s first installation, which […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201928 Views

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