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BC Arts Council welcomes new appointments

Several new appointments, including a new chair and vice-chair, have been named to the BC Arts Council (BCAC). Merla Beckerman, originally appointed to the council in October 2010, takes up the reins from retiring chair Stanley Hamilton. Lori Marchand, also with five years’ experience with BCAC, has been appointed as vice chair. Lindsay Bailey and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2015409 Views

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Drum Bidding is now closed. Thank you for your support!

November 4, 2015 Thank you for your support of the Drum Fundraising Auction and the YVR Art Foundation. The online bidding for our Drum Auction is now closed. We had 18 unique drums up for auction from an impressive and diverse group of artists including Sonny Assu, Stan Bevan, Dempsey Bob, Brenda Crabtree, Reg Davidson, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 2015356 Views

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Engaging Citizens in the Arts: Think Global, Act Local – Address by Simon Brault

Address by Simon Brault 2015 Creative City Summit Kelowna, B.C. October 28 at 9:15 am Thank you. And I want to thank Jordon for his welcoming remarks just now. I can’t think of a better way to start this summit than to recognize the spirit of creativity and resilience of this land and to draw […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2015427 Views

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Halq’emeyelem Language

Credits: ShawTV Chilliwack Published on Oct 22, 2015 The local Aboriginal Language, Halq’emeyelem, is endangered. And so a local is working hard to teach it and spread the words. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ecnationtalk on October 29, 2015389 Views

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Outstanding BC First Nations’ artists honoured with awards

VANCOUVER – Premier Christy Clark and BC Achievement Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell announced today the recipients of the 2015 BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art. The legacy of First Nations’ Art reaches back thousands of years,” said Premier Clark. Today’s artists are preserving and expanding this proud tradition with works that inspire and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2015409 Views

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Crossing Borders and Platforms: Whistler Film Festival Unveils Industry Summit Lineup

Whistler, B.C. (October 15, 2015): With only 48 days to go until the 15th anniversary Whistler Film Festival (December 2-6) kicks off, industry can start planning their festival experience with highlights of WFF’s industry Summit finally revealed. Structured around bringing films to market and designed to provide filmmakers with tools to succeed both within and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2015444 Views

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Bidding Now Open for Drum Auction & Fundraiser

October 16, 2015 It’s official! The online bidding for our Drum Auction is now open. Please visit our Drum Auction Page HERE We have 17 unique drums up for auction from an impressive and diverse group of artists including Sonny Assu, Stan Bevan, Dempsey Bob, Brenda Crabtree, Reg Davidson, Dean Heron, Eugene Hunt, Laura Wee […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2015353 Views

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BG Canada Unveils Tsimshian Art for the Prince Rupert office

Credits: BGGroupOfficial Published on Sep 25, 2015 In 2014, we commissioned Russell Mather Jr. to produce a traditional work of art for our office in Prince Rupert, BC. Russell Mather Jr. is a local Tsimshian artist from the Lax Kw’alaams First Nations Band. Mr. Mather’s representation of a traditional bentwood box is painted on a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2015446 Views

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Top-notch Talent to Attend Whistler Film Festival for WIDC Story & Leadership

Whistler, B.C. (October 13, 2015) : Eight women directors from across Canada have been selected to attend the 20th annual session of Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), which includes the pilot program, WIDC Story & Leadership. Over the coming months this top-notch group of content creators will develop their feature films and web series, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2015402 Views

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Third agreement honours Aboriginal culture and history

To further strengthen and support Aboriginal student achievement and success the Ministry of Education and School District 35 signed their third Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement today. Aboriginal students, teachers, community partners, school district officials and local First Nations celebrated the official signing at the Kwantlen First Nation Cultural Centre. The celebration included a feast, calling […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 2015427 Views

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