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Alumni Indigenous Artists’ Work on Display at View Gallery

Show explores identity of three major Indigenous language groups on Vancouver Island Vancouver Island University is pleased to host TimberWest’s First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program at the View Gallery on the Nanaimo campus in building 330. The program recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. The artists were […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 201719 Views

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Vince Smith artist profile – First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Identity: Art as Life – TimberWest

Sep 12, 2017 ḥyuu ma ʔin – Vince Smith Ehattesaht tribe Nuu-chah-nulth territory Mediums: painting, sketching, and carving. When Vince Smith was a boy all he wanted to do was to paint and draw, and learn as much as he could from his brothers and sister. “I longed for the days when my brothers and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201720 Views

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Where did you go, girl? – Vancouver Foundation

September 5, 2017 A chamber opera called Missing tells the story of one woman who disappears, humanizing the profound loss behind the grim statistics Ava, a 22-year-old UBC law student, motors along Highway 16 just west of Prince George in the pouring rain. As the car head- lights illuminate the outline of an Aboriginal girl […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201739 Views

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Tahltan artist takes first place for paddle carving – BCLocalNews.com

Sep 12, 2017 A female Tahltan carver from Prince Rupert was awarded first prize for her work at the Indigenous art show in Sante Fe. Dale Campbell is becoming a regular at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market that showcases approximately 900 artists from First Nations groups across the U.S. and Canada. This year, she […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201749 Views

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Ktunaxa Nation: Culture Camp Cancelled

Due to the fire situation in the area, the decision has been made to CANCEL the Conservation Lands Culture Camp that was scheduled for September 13th to the 17th. We hope to reschedule the camp for sometime in the spring of 2018. Thank you for your understanding on this matter. It was not an easy […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201721 Views

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Richard “Tomahawk” Thomas artist profile – First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Identity: Art as Life – TimberWest

Sep 11, 2017 Snuneymuxw First Nation Coast Salish Territory Mediums: carving in red and yellow cedar. Richard “Tomahawk” Thomas grew up outside Nanaimo in Cedar with the Snuneymux First Nation. His memory of that time is filled with bitter-sweet fondness. “We were poor. My dad was a fisherman, a gill-netter, but we made the most […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201718 Views

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Mulidzas-Curtis Wilson artist profile – First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Identity: Art as Life – TimberWest

Aug 31, 2017 Mulidzas-Curtis, from the Wei Wai Kum First Nation in the Kwakwaka’wakw territory, is an artist living in Campbell River. His family lineage is rich with generations of talented artists. His Grandfather was Sam Henderson, a world renowned carver perhaps best known on Vancouver Island for his totem pole standing at the Campbell […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 201759 Views

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B.C. seeks intervener status in court cases against Trans Mountain pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017  VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia government has applied for intervener status in court challenges against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The NDP government announced earlier this month that it would be joining the legal fight against Ottawa’s approval of the $7.4-billion project and hired former judge Thomas Berger to provide […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201729 Views

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Culture For Life ~ My Culture. My Life.

Culture For Life My Culture. My Life. To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th 2017, we are choosing to focus on LIFE through culture. We want to help facilitate meaningful connections with culture for First Nations youth and have youth themselves highlight the strength of culture and how it can promote wellness and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017117 Views

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Welcome to Canada sculpture unveiled – Kelowna Now

A new piece of artwork celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday was unveiled on August 19th at the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm. The sculpture’s round sphere acts as a representation of a country of people from all over the world, while the tipi represents the indigenous peoples’ shoulders that the country was built upon. It also […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201732 Views

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