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Aboriginal training program using social media to spread the word - Cape Breton Post

Aboriginal training program using social media to spread the word - Cape Breton Post | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"An organization that provides training and work experience in the shipbuilding industry for aboriginals across Nova Scotia is turning to social media to get the message out to First Nation youths."

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Wolastoqiyik / Mi’kmaq Speaker Series “Welcome to Our Talking Circle.” - UNB

"On Thursday February 28th, the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute (MMI) at the University of New Brunswick will host Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for New Brunswick/ PEI, Roger Augustine, and Fredericton-based lawyer Thomas J. Burke, as part of the Wolastoqiyik / Mi’kmaq Speaker Series “Welcome to Our Talking Circle.”

 

The lecture, “As Long As The Sunshines …”: Peace and Friendship Treaties are idle no more, will focus predominantly on Aboriginal and Treaty rights, expropriation of First Nations land and land claims, as well as the current national movement, Idle No More. This is the third event of the Speaker Series which aims to bring Wolastoqik and Mi’kmaq First Nations speakers, stories and perspectives to UNB.

 

Everyone is invited to attend this free public event on February 28th, 2013. There will be a traditional feast starting at 6:00pm, followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm.

 

The lecture will take place in Room 143, Faculty of Education, Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Campus Fredericton."

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We are Membertou

We are Membertou | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Credits to: www.chiefterry.com/media ; The Membertou logo of “Welcoming the World” is undoubtedly the most accurate representation of the open and progressive First Nation community that Membertou has become under the leadership of Chief Terry Paul.
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Monument acknowledges tragedy of residential school - TheChronicleHerald.ca

"“Ma’tlipiatiwkw app,” Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy said Saturday, quoting the inscription on a monument unveiled at the We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton.“It won’t happen again.”

The pledge refers to the suffering by Mi’kmaq children experienced at the Maritime provinces’ only Indian residential school in Shubenacadie"

 

-Monica Graham, The Chronicle-Herald

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Search for missing Mount Allison student expands - CBC News

Search for missing Mount Allison student expands - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Christopher Metallic, 20, was last seen in Sackville early Sunday morning, following a party.

Metallic is described as being aboriginal, six feet tall, 180 pounds, with short dark hair and glasses.

He was last seen wearing a shiny bright blue sweater, jeans and possibly flip flops.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP 1-888-506-7267 (RCMP)."

 

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Curtis Bonnell guilty of murder in cousin's death - New Brunswick - CBC News

Curtis Bonnell guilty of murder in cousin's death - New Brunswick - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
A New Brunswick jury has found Curtis Bonnell guilty of killing his teenaged cousin.
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Nova Scotians to witness aboriginal woman become saint - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Nova Scotians to witness aboriginal woman become saint - Nova Scotia - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Dozens of Nova Scotians from the Indian Brook First Nation are travelling to the Vatican this week to witness a ceremony for the first ever First Nations person from North America to ascend to Catholic sainthood.

 

- CBC Nova Scotia News

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A Glimpse of Wabanaki Culture- NB College of Craft and Design

A Glimpse of Wabanaki Culture- NB College of Craft and Design | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

When: Thu October 4, 2012 - Thu November 15, 2012

 

Where: The Gallery, NB College of Craft and Design

 

What: "A Glimpse of Wabanaki Culture – the first exhibition in the 2012/2013 academic year opens Thursday October 4, 2012 at The Gallery of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. The exhibition celebrates the Aboriginal Visual Arts Program and the history of the Wabanaki culture. Wabanaki – People of the Dawn – is a confederacy of the Wolastoqiyik, the Mi'gmaq, in Atlantic Canada, and the Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot nations, in northeastern Maine."  

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CBC.ca | Information Morning Cape Breton | Scanning Mi'kmaq Resources

2nd year BA student Suzanne Patles from Cape Breton University speaks with CBC's Information Morning about 'The Mi'kmaq Language Environmental Scan', which includes finding and make lists of Mi'kmaq language online resources and texts in Mi'kmaq and where they are (non-Mi'kmaq and Mi'kmaq organizations). This is a database.

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Fort Folly youth learn native traditions

Fort Folly youth learn native traditions | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Fort Folly youth are gaining a greater understanding about their native heritage, thanks to a renowned Mi’kmaq elder who continues to share his knowledge with the youngsters at the First Nations reserve every summer.

 

-Katie Tower, Sackville Tribune Post 

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Bringing Mi’kmaq legends to life | APTN National News

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In Prince Edward Island a group of young performers are bringing Mi’kmaq legends to life through theatre.

 

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Aboriginal artists push limits

Aboriginal artists push limits | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

ALAN SYLIBOY jumped at the opportunity to exhibit work by contemporary Mi’kmaq and Maliseet artists in downtown Halifax.

 

“I wanted people to see a wider scope of aboriginal art than they are used to seeing,” says the internationally exhibiting Mi’kmaq artist and curator, who lives in Millbrook First Nation.

 

Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art Exhibition, at the Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts to Aug. 17, showcases the recent work of six emerging and mid-career artists: Frannie Francis, Ursula Johnson, Dozay Christmas, Charles Doucette, Gerald Gloade and Jerry Evans.

 

- The Chronicle Herald, July 15, 2012

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N.B. woman hopes for lucky Caramilk key

N.B. woman hopes for lucky Caramilk key | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The woman who could soon become the protector of the Caramilk secret had one piece of advice for anyone hoping to win a contest like the one she has taken part in this summer.
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Mi’kmaq association offered library building

Halifax regional council Tuesday approved a motion to offer the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library building to the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, once its replacement is built.
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Aboriginal group gets $6M to train shipbuilders - CBC.ca

Aboriginal group gets $6M to train shipbuilders - CBC.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The Unama'ki Economic Benefits Office in Cape Breton has received $6 million from the federal government to help train aboriginal peoples for jobs in the shipbuilding industry."

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Mi’kmaq flag to fly at Mount Allison until holiday break

Mi’kmaq flag to fly at Mount Allison until holiday break | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
SACKVILLE, N.B. — The Grand Council flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation was raised at Mount Allison University last Wednesday, Dec. 12 to show the university’s solidarity with the family and friends of Chris Metallic.
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AFN: Karlee Johnson (Eskasoni First Nation) sharing her experience as a Mi'kmaq student

Video from AFN Meeting in Ottawa of Mi'kmaq grade 11 student Karlee Johnson speaking about her experience with education. She speaks in Mi'kmaq and English.

Source: AFN

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Outing the Underground Artist: Getting to know Alan Syliboy

Outing the Underground Artist: Getting to know Alan Syliboy | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

For more than 30 years, Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy has been shaping the legends of his people into art. His paintings can be found in public and private collections from Switzerland to Australia, and across North America; he’s Artist in Residence at Dalhousie University, in Halifax. As a member of the group LoneCloud—along with his son, Evan—Alan is an ECMA-nominated recording artist. Saltscapes spoke to him from his studio in Truro, NS, about his school years, his grandmother and rock engravings, also called petroglyphs.

 

-Darcy Rhyno

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Alan Syliboy has a beautiful art piece at The People's Place.

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Aboriginal library being created in Millbrook - Truro Daily News

Aboriginal library being created in Millbrook - Truro Daily News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Anyone looking for materials on Mi'kmaq history will have hundreds of items at their fingertips in the New Year thanks to a new aboriginal library and resource project now underway.Gordon Pictou, senior heritage interpreter and program manager, is working on expanding the resources available in ‘Our Voices - Our Stories' and material should be arriving in the next couple of months.

 

"We had some items already but we've just ordered about 150 more resources, such as books and videos, and other items such as educational material and handbooks," said Pictou."

 

Source: Truro Daily News

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More than 60,000 applying for Mi'kmaq status - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News

More than 60,000 applying for Mi'kmaq status - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"An aboriginal leader on Newfoundland's west coast says the future of the fledgling Qalipu First Nation could be in jeopardy because of a flood of applications for membership.

 

Liz LaSaga says when the Qalipu agreement was made with the federal government, officials expected about 11,000 people to join the landless Mi'kmaq band.

 

But LaSaga said that number could reach 65,000 by next month, as thousands of unexpected claims of Mi'kmaq ancestry arrive.

 

LaSaga said she is worried that the large volume of applications will stretch the resources of officials who are reviewing them.

 

She also said the federal government will be questioning some people's claims.

"A lot were - are - embellished or thought to be embellished, and they will be audited," LaSaga told CBC News."

 

- CBC News

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NEW PLAY- Mi'kmaq youth torn between two worlds

NEW PLAY- Mi'kmaq youth torn between two worlds | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"People will sit under the wings of a giant hawk, like being under a tent, for Onelight Theatre’s new play about a Mi’kmaq youth named Hawk.

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Hawk, played by Saskatoon actor Daniel Knight, is a 20-year-old Mi’kmaq torn between two worlds, the traditional one of the reserve, where he lives with his mother, and the urban one of Halifax, where he studies music and where his father is a lawyer running for politics."

 

-ELISSA BARNARD, The ChronicleHerald

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Membertou breaks ground on multimillion-dollar interchange - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Membertou breaks ground on multimillion-dollar interchange - TheChronicleHerald.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

“This will provide numerous job opportunities,” said John Duncan, minister of aboriginal Affairs and northern development.The $7-million connection will be cost-shared by the federal government, the province and Membertou First Nation. Both the federal government and the province will each chip in $3 million and Membertou will contribute $1 million.

Not only is the project creating jobs during construction, but it will allow for increased development and economic opportunities in the Mi'kmaq community and the broader industrial area.

 

- MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE, Cape Breton Bureau

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Cabinet and Mi'kmaq Confederacy discuss development - Prince Edward Island - CBC News

Cabinet and Mi'kmaq Confederacy discuss development - Prince Edward Island - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Premier Robert Ghiz and his cabinet ministers were in Scotchfort Tuesday morning meeting with the Island's two First Nations bands and the Mi'kmaq Confederacy.

 

The meeting was held on the Abegweit First Nation, where Cabinet and the Confederacy discussed economic development, potential projects, healthcare and education.

 

The main project being considered by the Confederacy is the reconstruction of Queen's Wharf, located on the Charlottetown waterfront.

 

-CBC PEI

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Community rallies to save Mi'kmaq youth program - CBC.ca

Community rallies to save Mi'kmaq youth program - CBC.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Members of the Mi'kmaq community are ttrying to raise $40,000 to save the Kitpu youth program, which officially ceased to exist when the federal government cut funding for aboriginal youth programs across the country.

 

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An Exhibit That’s Been a Long Time Coming | Halifax Media Co-op

An Exhibit That’s Been a Long Time Coming | Halifax Media Co-op | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Local Indigenous art isn’t all craft and legend paintings. A new exhibit at the Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art aims to broaden the often-narrow perception of work produced by Mi’kmaq and Maliseet artists.

“This is a good opportunity to see where Aboriginal art is at the moment, and you’ll be able to see something you’ve probably never seen before,” says Alan Syliboy, curator of Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art and a well-established Mi’kmaq artist in his own right.

 

Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art is on at the Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art (1588 Barrington Street, Halifax) until Aug. 17.

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