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Honouring Le Estcwicwéy̓: B.C. First Nation marks 1 year since discovery of 215 unmarked graves – Global News

May 23, 2022 Warning: This story deals with disturbing subject matter that may upset and trigger some readers. Discretion is advised. It’s been one year since members of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc learned that 215 suspected unmarked graves had been detected in the apple orchard near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The red-bricked institution of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 202215 Views

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Museum & Archives of Vernon celebrating Indigenous History Month in June with numerous events – Castanet

May 23, 2022 June is Indigenous History Month, and The Museum & Archives of Vernon will celebrate with exhibits and programs. The month of displays will recognize the culture, heritage and tradition of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across the country, with a focus on Syilx artists, creators and knowledge-keepers from the Okanagan Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20229 Views

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Unique Indigenous fashion event set for North Shuswap next month – CFJC Today

May 20, 2022 CHASE, B.C. — Indigenous fashion designers from across the province will get the spotlight at a unique event in the North Shuswap next month. The 2022 Indigenous Voices in Fashion show will showcase six Indigenous designers, June 4 at Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Resort. Organizer Kim Coltman says the event will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202212 Views

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Introducing Emilee Gilpin: CFN’s Community Storyteller – CFN

CFN is pleased to announce that Emilee Gilpin has joined the communications team as CFN Community Storyteller. Emilee is Métis, Filipina, Scottish and Irish. As a Michif nomad, she has come to understand her responsibilities as a mixed person, a visitor to the northwest coast, to use her skills and gifts to be a vehicle […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202210 Views

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Minister’s statement on Royal BC Museum business case

May 19, 2022 VICTORIA – Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, has released the following statement in response to requests for the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) business case: “On Friday, May 13, government announced a plan to build a new, modern museum. Since that time, there has been interest in the business […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202210 Views

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BC RCMP: Connecting to Indigenous culture through hand-crafted drums

2022-05-19 Being a school liaison officer means more than just making sure kids are not getting into trouble. Sometimes, it can lead to sharing a project with deeper connections. In February 2022, the West Kelowna Indigenous Policing Unit started a drum making project in partnership with the Indigenous Leadership class at Constable Neil Bruce Middle […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202211 Views

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36th annual July 1 event at Canada Place focuses on a new direction

May 19, 2022 Canada Together – Weaving together the fabric of a nation Vancouver, B.C.: The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority today announced its plans for a return to an in-person event for July 1 at Canada Place, including a lineup of entertainment and activities with some significant changes designed to reimagine celebrations in the spirit […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202211 Views

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Derya Akay, Rydel Cerezo, Michelle Sylliboy Make 2022 Sobey Award Longlist – ECUAD

May 19, 2022 The three artists are among 25 under consideration by a distinguished jury for prizes totalling $400,000. Artists Derya Akay (BFA 2010), Rydel Cerezo (BFA 2019) and Michelle Sylliboy (BFA 2002) are among 25 outstanding creative practitioners included on the Sobey Art Award’s 2022 longlist. The prestigious award is billed as “one of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 20228 Views

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Letters May 19: Must haves and nice to haves; museum is investment for our future – Times Colonist

Must-haves come first, then the nice-to-haves While British Columbia recovers from devastating weather events, Premier John Horgan announces an $800-million replacement for the Royal B.C. Museum. Adding insult to this foolish ill-advised decision, he is using First Nations reconciliation to support a tourist/school field trip destination while First Nations communities are still trying to recover […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 20228 Views

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B.C. council votes to return Queen Charlotte to original Indigenous village name – Castanet

May 17, 2022 The council of Queen Charlotte, B.C., has decided to change the name of the village back to its ancestral Haida name of Daajing Giids. The decision comes after a survey earlier this month indicated 48.8 per cent of residents strongly supported the name change, 11.8 per cent were somewhat supportive and 36.3 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 20228 Views

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