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National Aboriginal Day celebrates Indigenous culture – St. Albert Gazette

Jun 28, 2017 Deep rhythmic thumping boomed from drums as Cree dancers performed a traditional women’s dance. They were one of many First Nation performers to hit the stage at the annual National Aboriginal Day festival in St. Albert on Sunday. Virginia Gosselin, an elder of Alexander First Nation, designs Indigenous dresses. She made three […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 20174 Views

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Historic letter recalls time when Indigenous people were discouraged from ‘excessive indulgence’ in dancing – CBC

Idle No More founder finds Indian Affairs letter from 1921 among late mother’s possessions Jun 27, 2017 When Sylvia McAdam posted a 95-year-old letter to Twitter, written by the former deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs, it went viral. That’s because in the letter, Duncan Campbell Scott expressed alarm at the increasing rate […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201711 Views

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Canada 150: The Integral Role of Indigenous Architects – Azure

A painful history of colonization long kept Indigenous people in Canada from creating their own buildings. Today, Indigenous architects are growing in number – and in influence. Festivities marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation have been criticized, by no small number of people, as being woefully ignorant of Indigenous history, which stretches back much, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 20177 Views

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A striking visual brings emotional response to history – Carlyle Observer

It’s an exercise that would be beneficial in all schools, Lauren Pinacie-Littlechief – facilitator – explains of the Blanket Exercise. The intention of the exercise is to look at the history of First Nations peoples and the European settlers, how treaties were formed, and how the relationships changed as time progressed – moving from a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 20179 Views

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Opening date in October set for Saskatoon’s Remai Modern art gallery – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2017  By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS Saskatoon’s Remai Modern Art Gallery has an opening date, after more than a year’s worth of construction delays. The facility will open its doors Oct. 21. CEO Gregory Burke thanked the public for their patience, saying it’s been a very long wait. Burke and Mayor […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201710 Views

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10 Health Stories that Matterted this week – CMAJ

There were more hospitalizations in Canada for alcohol-related harm than for heart attacks in 2015-2016, according to a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Rates of heavy drinking are higher than average in Quebec, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Newfoundland and Labrador. Preventing suicides in Indigenous communities will require a comprehensive approach that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 20178 Views

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Analysis – Anything for a party, but the idea Canada was born 150 years ago is absurd: Don Pittis – CBC

Indigenous people were active economically centuries before Confederation Jun 26, 2017 Poor Bobby Gimby. The man with the Pied Piper horn chased by children singing his 1967 Centennial anthem CANADA worked like a trooper to squeeze “Confederation” into the song in both English and French. Now the word has been almost forgotten. Instead, headlines repeatedly […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201710 Views

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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 23, 2017  REGINA – An indigenous woman in Regina is warning the Saskatchewan government that people are going to die because of a decision to shut down the provincial bus service. Connie Deiter says that’s why she has filed a complaint with the human rights commission alleging that the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201715 Views

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Closure of STC discriminates against indigenous women, complainant says – StarPhoenix

June 22, 2017 A Regina woman has filed a human rights complaint against the provincial government, alleging the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company discriminates against her and other indigenous women. The lack of affordable public transportation between towns and cities puts indigenous women at greater risk of being murdered than other people, Connie Deiter […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201718 Views

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Saskatoon man in uphill fight over residential school compensation – Global News

A Saskatoon man hopes to travel east and petition the Liberal government for compensation over an injury he sustained at a residential school in northern Alberta in the 1960’s. Lloyd Courtoreille, 67, received roughly $100,000 in compensation for sexual abuses that occurred to him at the school, however he said he was denied a second […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201717 Views

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