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Provinces funds free activities in celebration of B.C. families

February 01, 2019 VICTORIA – Recreation facilities, art galleries, museums and Indigenous organizations are hosting free events this Family Day long weekend, including ice skating, swimming and other activities, thanks to support from the Province. “B.C. Family Day is a chance to take a break and spend time making memories with your family,” said Lisa […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201914 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Commemoration Fund for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

New Commemoration Fund to support Indigenous families and communities to honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and LGBTQ2S individuals. February 2, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Department for Women and Gender Equality No relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with Indigenous peoples. We cannot […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201912 Views

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Thompson Rivers U: Training the next generation of First Nations language teachers

January 31, 2019 Language not only helps us communicate and connect with one another, it is also a lifeline to our past, present and future. It is a link to our ways of being, our beliefs, customs, norms and so much more. June Kelly, the co-ordinator of TRU’s First Nations language program, recently stopped by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201918 Views

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BC Government: Ministry broadens hiring credentials for new frontline workers

January 31, 2019 VICTORIA – To better respond to the evolving needs of vulnerable children and families, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has expanded the educational and experiential requirements for new frontline workers, in line with recommendations from Grand Chief Ed John’s report on Indigenous child welfare. Preference will continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201924 Views

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City of Vancouver: City hits play on music grants and renews investments in local arts and culture

January 29 2019 “Music is and has been an important part of my life whether I am listening or playing, and it’s a critical part of what makes Vancouver so vibrant and creative.” Mayor Kennedy Stewart City Council today approved one-time music grants totaling $300,000 to support Vancouver-based artists and initiatives, and a total of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201912 Views

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Fort Nelson is Shooting for the Stars by Bringing Canada’s Best Music to Northern BC

FORT NELSON, BC, Jan. 29, 2019 – Fort Nelson is hosting the longest winter music and cultural festival that Northern British Columbia has ever seen. Sponsored by Young Living, the festival will run from the Opening Ceremonies on March 9th until the Closing Ceremonies on March 24th, 2019. The festival features two weeks of events and exclusive experiences with a two-night concert capping […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201937 Views

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UVic chosen as location for UNESCO project during International Year of Indigenous Languages

January 28, 2019 One of the biggest projects of its kind for the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages—a Language Revitalization Pole commissioned by the First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF)—will be located at the University of Victoria as a centrepiece of the year and a significant point of reflection for UVic’s ongoing commitment to the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201929 Views

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UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 shines a spotlight on the fight to save and preserve Indigenous languages in BC and across Canada

January 28, 2019 UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 shines a spotlight on the fight to save and preserve Indigenous languages in BC and across Canada Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: Today, representatives from the First Nations Leadership Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council attended the official global launch of the Year of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201917 Views

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Archeological findings confirm oral history of Lake Babine First Nation in northern B.C. – CBC

January 27, 2019 Sprawling village, complex fish weirs around lake date back at least 1,300 years Archaeological findings out of northern B.C. have confirmed the oral history of the Lake Babine First Nation, dating back at least 1,300 years. Some of the more significant findings include a large village and remnants of fishing weirs that were used […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201912 Views

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Language Revitalization Pole’ part of project to preserve Indigenous languages on Vancouver Island – Vancouver Sun

January 27, 201 It will be carved in Port Alberni and installed at the University of Victoria for the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages. Vancouver Island will become home to a pole carved to honour and recognize Indigenous languages, and help prevent them from fading from history. To mark the launch on Monday of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201912 Views

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