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Media advisory – The Government of Canada to honour Inuk Elder as a Hometown Hero

From: Parks Canada January 24, 2020                          Gatineau, Quebec                      Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada will be hosting a commemorative ceremony to recognize Inuk Elder Qapik Attagutsiak, along with members of Inuit communities as Hometown Heroes, for their important contributions during the Second World War. Among the expected attendees participating in this commemorative ceremony are the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20205 Views

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Kuujjuaq kindergarten class learns to skin a caribou – Nunatsiaq News

17 January 2020 “We did pretty good with the help of our students” Kindergarten students at Pitakallak School in Kuujjuaq got a lesson in preparing a caribou on Jan. 15. Led by teachers Ayaana and Kajuula Berthe, the students helped skin the caribou on a tarp laid out in their class. The caribou was hunted […]

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Art Trip: Skawennati’s Indigenous time travellers visit Canada House in Trafalgar Square – The Globe and Mail

A cyberpunk spaceship has landed inside Canada House in London’s Trafalgar Square, and its virtual crew, a cast of Indigenous time travellers from the 15th to the 23rd centuries – created by Kahnawa:ke-born, Montreal-based multimedia artist Skawennati – are poised and ready to meet any curious Earthlings who would like to get on board. Avatars […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202015 Views

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MMIWG inquiry report being translated into more Indigenous languages – CBC

‘We deserve to have everything done in our languages,’ says Ojibway translator Jan 07, 2020 It’s a word in Kanien’kéha — the Mohawk language — to describe the act of genocide. “It means to get rid of them,” said Hilda Nicholas, director of Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha ne Kanien’kéha Language and Cultural Center in Kanesatake, Que. Nicholas […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202025 Views

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Library and Archives Canada funds projects to help preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings

From: Library and Archives Canada Monday, January 6, 2020 – Gatineau, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is providing $2.3 million to support 31 projects by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations. As part of the Government of Canada’s reconciliation efforts, LAC is supporting Indigenous communities as they seek to preserve and make accessible […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202032 Views

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Quebec chief ends challenge to day school class-action settlement – APTN News

December 19, 2019 It’s an early Christmas present for thousands of plaintiffs involved with the Mclean Day School class-action settlement agreement. A Quebec Indigenous leader has dropped his challenge of the proposed suit. “On December 18, class counsel received a letter on behalf of Chief Paul-Émile Ottawa from his lawyer,” said a spokesperson for law […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201955 Views

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Fearful of the loss of their language, these elders put the importance of reviving Kanien’kéha into law – CBC

Kahnawake, Que., celebrates the 20th anniversary of its language law Dec 20, 2019 When Tekahonwen:sere Melvin Diabo was young, everyone in Kahnawake, Que., spoke Kanien’kéha — the Mohawk language. He never thought it could become an endangered language. But by the late 1990s, generations of families had already grown up without speaking the language. First-language […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201950 Views

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UN wraps up its year of Indigenous Languages during New York ceremony – APTN

December 17, 2019 The United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages came to an official end Tuesday. Several Indigenous leaders and leaders from Canada were on hand at a ceremony in New York City. The year long event was all about awareness of Indigenous languages and for those that are disappearing. Many agree that the work […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201952 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Addresses United Nations General Assembly Urging Action on Indigenous Languages and Support for an International Decade on Indigenous Languages

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Addresses United Nations General Assembly Urging Action on Indigenous Languages and Support for an International Decade on Indigenous Languages December 17, 2019 (New York City, New York): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressed the full United Nations (UN) General Assembly today and spoke forcefully about the need […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201964 Views

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ITK Board Of Directors Meets In Ottawa, Approves Regional Allocation Funding Model

December 12, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario – The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Board of Directors met this week in Ottawa and advanced discussions on a number of issues ranging from implementation of federal legislation to food security to ITK’s strategic plan for the next three years. The board voted to approve a general funding formula to flow […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201955 Views

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