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NACM launches new website and resource materials for Aboriginal communities | National Aboriginal Council Of Midwives (NACM)

NACM launches new website and resource materials for Aboriginal communities | National Aboriginal Council Of Midwives (NACM) | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) is pleased to announce the launch of its website along with a new series of educational materials that focus on Aboriginal Midwifery. The website and the educational materials, which include video, web and print materials, are intended to provide support, information and resources to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals interested in the profession of midwifery as well as to communities interested in returning birth to their region.  All the promotional materials, along with additional information, can be found at www.aboriginalmidwives.ca."

 

Source: National Aboriginal Council of Midwives website

 

 

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Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst

Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
In Winnipeg, anti-Aboriginal slurs are common and the death of a 15-year-old is forcing the city to face its problems
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Canada's race problem

Canada's race problem | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Video: Maclean's Nancy Macdonald discusses this week's cover story — now in Next Issue and on newsstands
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Aboriginal health focus of new textbook by Vasiliki Douglas

Aboriginal health focus of new textbook by Vasiliki Douglas | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
A new textbook for nursing students focuses on health care for aboriginal people in Canada.
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Missing women: Canada can’t hide anymore

Missing women: Canada can’t hide anymore | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Ottawa can choose to ignore violence against indigenous women and girls, but it has registered loud and clear on the global human rights agenda
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Election 'Barrier' For Aboriginal Voters

Election 'Barrier' For Aboriginal Voters | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Elections Canada has budgeted up to $1 million to help First Nations cope with new voter-identification rules that could make it harder for indigenous people to cast ballots in this year’s federal election."

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Mi'kmaq artist hopes exhibit will inspire young artists and storytellers

Mi'kmaq artist hopes exhibit will inspire young artists and storytellers | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Prominent Mi'kmaq artist Alan Syliboy is taking his newest exhibit across Nova Scotia, in hopes his work will inspire young artists and storytellers.
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What Canadian educators can do to support aboriginal kids

What Canadian educators can do to support aboriginal kids | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
A Concordia researcher learns from students in a series of community-driven school perseverance initiatives.
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Stickhandling: First Nations played big role in carving out hockey history

Stickhandling: First Nations played big role in carving out hockey history | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
From above, the Keith Miller Arena near Elmsdale is a blur of tiny bodies. Cheryl Maloney stands in the heated lookout room above the rink and searches for her 10-year-old son, Chase. Then she spots him in his mustard-yellow jersey with his dark hair spilling out from under his helmet — a streak of colour moving across the ice.

Chase started playing hockey when he was three. He held his first stick when he was just 13 months old — a cheap mini stick Maloney picked up from the grocery store.
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Second Story Press | Aboriginal Writing Contest

Second Story Press | Aboriginal Writing Contest | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Second Story is holding a contest for contemporary writing for young readers that reflects the modern experience of Canadian Aboriginal – First Nations, Métis, and Inuit – people. The jury will be particularly looking for stories with an urban setting.

Canadian writers who identify as Aboriginal are invited to submit their original, previously unpublished manuscripts by March 31, 2015. The winner of the contest will be announced in April 2015 and will be offered a publishing contract from Second Story Press.

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Perry Bellegarde named new AFN national chief

Perry Bellegarde named new AFN national chief | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Saskatchewan's Perry Bellegarde has been named the new national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
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Montreal filmmaker looks for next big aboriginal talent

Montreal filmmaker looks for next big aboriginal talent | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

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Filmmaker Wiebke von Carolsfeld is looking for an undiscovered aboriginal actress, aged 14 to 18, to play the lead roll in her upcoming feature film, The Saver.

The film, which von Carolsfeld adapted from a young-adult novel by Edeet Ravel, is about an aboriginal teen named Fern, whose mother dies during a tough Montreal winter. 

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Julie Flett on Illustration and First Nations Children's Literature

Julie Flett on Illustration and First Nations Children's Literature | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Right now is a particularly amazing time for Canadian children's literature, in particular due to a fleet of incredible illustrators whose work has catapulted us into a golden age. Julie Flett is one of them. 

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Moosehide Campaign

Moosehide Campaign | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

 The Moose Hide campaign is a grassroots movement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men who are standing up against violence towards Aboriginal women and children.

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Mi’kmaq author brings legends to life through storytelling series in Sydney

Mi’kmaq author brings legends to life through storytelling series in Sydney | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
SYDNEY — Mary Louise Bernard’s bedtime stories were filled with ancient legends.
Like the tale about a young maiden who ventures off in search of her grandfather and instead finds a tree that produces a sweet sap.
“My mother used to tell me these bedtime stories and one of them was how maple syrup got discovered,” said Bernard, a former Wagmatcook chief who now lives in Truro. “It’s one of the most ancient stories around.”
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Despite limitations, more indigenous Manitoba politicians than ever

Despite limitations, more indigenous Manitoba politicians than ever | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
As government funding is cut for indigenous political lobby groups such as the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the Manitoba Métis Federation, it is interesting to note how much power indigenous politicians are gaining across the mainstream political scene in Canada.
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Evan Munday tweets images of missing, murdered women to Stephen Harper ... - CBC.ca

Evan Munday tweets images of missing, murdered women to Stephen Harper ... - CBC.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Toronto illustrator Evan Munday started a Twitter campaign on Monday to draw more attention to missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.
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Holiday reading list: 5 great books by indigenous authors

Holiday reading list: 5 great books by indigenous authors | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers shares five great books by indigenous authors to read this holiday season.
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'A lost tribe': Child welfare system accused of repeating residential school ... - National Post

'A lost tribe': Child welfare system accused of repeating residential school ... - National Post | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
'There are more First Nation children in care today than during the height of residential schools. We cannot lose another generation'
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Joseph Boyden edits new anthology highlighting plight of First Nations women

Joseph Boyden edits new anthology highlighting plight of First Nations women | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Sometimes, lamentable and heinous acts bring people together. For author Joseph Boyden, it was yet another violent assault on a First Nations woman that first angered him, but then inspired him to reach out to fellow artists and thinkers.

 

The inspiration led to the new anthology Kwe: Standing With Our Sisters, which features new writing and original artwork by more than 50 contributors, including Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Gord Downie, Thomas King, Lee Maracle, and Yann Martel.

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Rinelle Harper calls for inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women, a ... - National Post

Rinelle Harper calls for inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women, a ... - National Post | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Clutching an eagle feather in one hand and a prepared statement in the other, First Nations sexual assault survivor Rinelle Harper used her first major public appearance since the attack to call for a national inquiry into Canada’s murdered and missing aboriginal women."

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The Thundermaker dances to the light at Springhill library

The Thundermaker dances to the light at Springhill library | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
SPRINGHILL - A new art installation at the Springhill Miner’s Memorial Library uses traditional native artistic techniques and multimedia to illustrate the creation of The Thundermaker, a story based on a traditional Mi’kmaq legend.
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Canadian Aboriginal Lit Finds New Success

Canadian Aboriginal Lit Finds New Success | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Aboriginal writers in Canada have seen waves of success before, but some industry members believe the current wave could make a bigger impact on Canadian readers and literature than any in the past.
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Native American Lit Panel from NYPL | The Narrative Breakdown

Native American Lit Panel from NYPL | The Narrative Breakdown | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"In this bonus episode, authors Eric Gansworth and Joseph Bruchac and their editors, Cheryl Klein and Stacy Whitman, discuss the particular pleasures and challenges of writing, editing, and publishing Native American young adult literature."

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