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Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s Woman of Year focused on lifting others up – Vancouver Sun

Residential school survivor Doreen Manuel needed to understand her trauma before she could move forward July 3, 2019 When a Secwepemc/Ktunaxa First Nations filmmaker Doreen Manuel found out she was this year’s Woman of the Year for the Women in Film’s Spotlight Awards she was in a word: “humble” But then the director of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201940 Views

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Royal B.C. Museum reviews sale of Indigenous art in gift shop after complaint – Vancouver Courier

July 2, 2019 The Royal B.C. Museum and the Royal B.C. Museum Foundation are reviewing policies and guidelines around the sale of Indigenous art at the museum gift shop following a scathing rebuke from a world-renowned First Nations artist. In an online post that garnered a lot of “likes” and was widely shared, Kwakiutl artist […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201941 Views

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The gift of elders – Pique Newsmagazine

It was hard not to imagine that someone let loose an art farm in the gym. An elementary school assembly is so full of twitchy energy. I half-wondered what possessed me to take up the open invitation to attend the National Indigenous People’s Day Celebration Assembly on a full moon at Signal Hill Elementary School […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201942 Views

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Advocates unite in B.C. to share international best practices on Indigenous language revitalization – APTN News

June 28, 2019 Indigenous language advocates and speakers from around the world gathered at the 2019 International Conference on Indigenous Languages in Victoria, B.C. this week. “It was really important to bring our language champions from across British Columbia, Canada, and around the globe to celebrate and to hold each other up,” said Tracy Herbert […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201948 Views

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Students savour traditional flavours and practices on Indigenous Culinary Arts field trip

June 26, 2019 Okanagan College Media Release Salmon fillets roast on stakes over an open fire while roe bubbles up in a steaming pot of vegetable and fish soup nearby. These are signs of a finished and ready-to-eat meal, yet indicate the start of something special cooking here at Okanagan College. On a field trip […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201949 Views

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K’ómoks First Nation Shares Historical Knowledge with CVRD

June 26, 2019 The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) recently shared a day of learning about the history and culture of indigenous peoples in the Comox Valley. The Community to Community initiative was part of a continued effort to strengthen the working relationship between the two organizations. KFN Councillors […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201946 Views

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20 metre Language Revitalization Pole being carved in B.C. as a symbol of true reconciliation – APTN News

June 26, 2019 An 800-year-old cedar is being transformed into a totem pole in Port Alberni, British Columbia. The work was commissioned by the First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF) as a 20-metre symbol of reconciliation to celebrate the United Nation’s International Year Of Indigenous Languages. “If we depended on somebody else to do this for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201946 Views

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The world’s Indigenous speakers gather in Victoria to revitalize languages – National Post

VANCOUVER — Sto:lo Nation educator Ethel Gardner is confident that the fate of the Coast Salish language Halq’emeylem is looking up, despite its classification as critically endangered by UNESCO. “The language is alive. It’s definitely reversing the trend towards extinction,” she said. Gardner, who also goes by her First Nation’s name Stelomethet, served as an […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201945 Views

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Indigenous languages celebrated at conference June 24-26 in Victoria, B.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indigenous languages celebrated at conference June 24-26 in Victoria, B.C. Global gathering organized by and for Indigenous people to support language revitalization JUNE 24, 2019 – COAST SALISH TRADITIONAL TERRITORY / BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C. – Indigenous language experts and champions from all over the world are gathering in Victoria, B.C. today for […]

by pmnationtalk on June 24, 201953 Views

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BCAFN: First Nations Leadership Council Celebrates the Passing of Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – June 21, 2019) Today, Canada’s Governor General provided Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages royal assent, thus passing the bill into Canadian Law. The FNLC celebrates this historic achievement as a significant first step in taking the urgent action needed to preserve, protect and promote endangered Indigenous languages throughout Canada, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201948 Views

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