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Public art program to bring new energy and diversity to Vancouver

May 27 2020 – Today, Vancouver City Council approved a series of cultural grants that will bring local artist-led projects to a wider audience. Guided by the directions of the City’s new 10-year cultural plan, Culture|Shift, the funded projects aim to deepen the connection that locals and visitors have to Vancouver’s history and culture, as […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 20205 Views

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New Indigenous artwork at KPU Langley

May 20, 2020 If you’re on the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus, you may notice some new artwork in the courtyard. The pillars in the centre courtyard now have Indigenous art created by Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel. “Aside from the University having Kwantlen as its namesake, and Kwantlen being my ancestral nation, I […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202022 Views

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Hundreds of non-medical masks with Indigenous flair made for First Nations communities – CBC

‘It’s important, I think, to protect people as much as possible’ May 19, 2020 Shelly Johnson is a professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., and the Canada research chair in Indigenizing Higher Education, but since the COVID-19 pandemic began, she’s taken on another role: making non-medical masks with an Indigenous flair. In March, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202024 Views

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The IVAs (pronounced EYE-VAHz) 2020 Finalists!

Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and the Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs) Directors are excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 Awards. Please see our full press release in English and in French. A virtual gala will be held on June 21st, National Indigenous Day, at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST to celebrate […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 202040 Views

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New Prosperity Mine is Finally Dead: Tŝilhqot’in Nation Celebrates the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision to Deny Taseko Mines Limited’s Appeal.

Williams Lake, BC (May 14, 2020): The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is celebrating the Supreme Court of Canada’s denial of Taseko Mines Limited’s (TML) application to appeal the rejection of the New Prosperity Mine proposal by the Government of Canada in 2014. New Prosperity Mine threatened a sacred area of profound cultural importance to the Tŝilhqot’in peoples,) […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202043 Views

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Emerging young Indigenous artist awarded internship grant – Castanet.net

May 14, 2020 Shay Paul knows what she’ll be doing for the next six months. Thanks to a grant from the First Peoples Cultural Council (FPCC), the Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) has brought Paul on until October as an Indigenous arts intern. The young Tk’emlups artist will be mentored by artists and staff in a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202014 Views

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Revitalizing a language, one video call at a time – APTN News

May 7, 2020 How do you say “the zoom video call is frozen,” in Nsyilxcən? This is something Francesca Raven Bell didn’t realize people would need to know when they decided to learn the Syilx language. “Today for example sq̓aʔx̌əx̌inak [Sheri Stelkia, her teacher] said, “kn̓ su̓lt” which means, ‘I’m frozen’, in reference to her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202018 Views

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Being out on the land for Indigenous communities is being home – APTN News

May 6, 2020 On a Saturday morning, Ryan Oliverius packs up his camera gear and prepares to head out with his mother Susan to pick sp̓iƛ̓m (pronounced speetlum), also known as bitterroot. “Being out on the land is like meditation,” Ryan explains, adding that COVID-19 hasn’t really impacted his connection to the land. “If anything […]

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CFN: Adapting Traditional Practices in the Time of COVID-19

Adapting Traditional Practices in the Time of COVID-19 May 3, 2020 – Bessie Brown In Bella Bella, Heiltsuk members are dealing with the added weight of grieving for lost loved ones under new COVID-19 restrictions. In spite of the lockdowns, says Pauline Waterfall, Hailhzaqv elder and knowledge keeper, the community is adapting their traditional practices, […]

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Postponed: Victoria Reconciliation Dialogue #5

April 30, 2020′ POSTPONED – Dialogue #5: Community Response to the Victoria Urban Reconciliation Dialogues Event Following the order from BC’s Public Health Officer prohibiting gatherings of 50 people or more to curb the spread of COVID-19, Dialogue #5 which was scheduled to take place on May 4, has been postponed. The Victoria Urban Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 202027 Views

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