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Readings & Spoken Word from Indigenous Writers- Event in Banff

"This year’s stellar line-up includes internationally renowned Canadian writers Tomson Highway (Cree) and Lee Maracle (Salish/Cree), New Zealand’s Witi Ihimaera (Maori) who wrote the critically acclaimed novel, The Whale Rider, that became a smash international film success, as well as Miles Morrisseau (Métis/Cree, Canada)."

 

September 13 at the Banff Centre

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St. Thomas University offers courses at First Nations community

St. Thomas University offers courses at First Nations community | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Aboriginal students say a new program giving them the option to study university courses at home is encouraging them to seek post-secondary education.
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Top 10 indigenous films of all time

Top 10 indigenous films of all time | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Jesse Wente says that festivals like ImagineNative, which opens today today in Toronto, have played a big part in the rapid development of indigenous cinema. And that made narrowing this list to ten a challenging task.
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Waub Rice and the legacy of Aboriginal storytelling

Waub Rice and the legacy of Aboriginal storytelling | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
This past spring, journalist, broadcaster and writer Waubgeshig Rice released his first full-length novel, a family drama called Legacy.
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CBC.ca | All In A Day | Jay Odjick's Kagagi takes flight on TV

Kitigan Zibi artist and graphic novelist Jay Odjick soared into Studio 12 to share the news that his superhero Kagagi is about to take flight on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network on October 5 at 10 a.m. 

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trailer for show at link. 

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“We ask that you refuse to die:” New book focuses on Indigenous suicide in Canada today

“We ask that you refuse to die:” New book focuses on Indigenous suicide in Canada today | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Dying to Please You: Indigenous Suicide in Contemporary Canada is Roland Chrisjohn’s latest book published by Theytus Books. Co-authored with Shaunessy McKay and Andrea Smith, the book takes a critical look at how Indigenous suicide is understood, and advocates for a response that focuses on broader social issues rather than on the individual.

 
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NB Authors:

Ronald Chrisjohn,  a professor of Native Studies at St. Thomas University

Shaunessy McKay, a Mi’kmaq woman from Eel Ground First Nation and a graduate student at the University of New Brunswick 

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Halifax group unveils project to honour missing, murdered aboriginal women

Halifax group unveils project to honour missing, murdered aboriginal women | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax unveiled a unique project on Friday to honour the more than 1,000 missing or murdered aboriginal women in Canada.
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Vancouver Public Library - News & Press Releases

Vancouver Public Library - News & Press Releases | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Vancouver Public Library is pleased to announce Rosemary Georgeson – a Coast Salish and Dene storyteller, playwright and filmmaker – as its 2014 Aboriginal storyteller in residence.

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Le groupe Ulnooweg Development Group a célébré son septième Gala des Prix des entrepreneur(e)s autochtones de l’Atlantique!

"C’est le 16 septembre 2014 que le Ulnooweg Development Group a célébré son septième Gala des Prix des entrepreneur(e)s autochtones de l’Atlantique au Membertou Trade and Convention Centre de Membertou, en Nouvelle-Écosse. Dans cette foulée, les finalistes, les gagnantes et les gagnants ont été fêtés dans le cadre d’une soirée truffée de prestations autochtones. "

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Monique Gray Smith Wins 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First Prize

Monique Gray Smith Wins 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First Prize | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The 2014 winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada with access to culturally-relevant, engaging books every year were announced on September 27th.

 

Shelagh Rogers and Wab Kinew co-hosted the Winnipeg 2014 gala for CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, recognizing outstanding literary works for young adults written by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors.

 

Monique Gray Smith received the first prize of $12,000 for Tilly, a Story of Hope and Resilience(published by Sono Nis Press), Thomas King won the second prize of $8,000 for The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (published by Doubleday Canada), while the third prize of $5,000 went to Bev Sellars for They Called Me Number One (published by Talonbooks.) The winners were selected by a jury composed of Canadian writers and educators administered by the Canada Council for the Arts."

 
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Première Conférence mondiale sur les peuples autochtones au Siège de l’ONU | Radio des Nations Unies

Première Conférence mondiale sur les peuples autochtones au Siège de l’ONU | Radio des Nations Unies | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Le Siège des Nations Unies a accueilli lundi la première Conférence mondiale sur les peuples autochtones, un évènement qui a été qualifié d’historique par le Président de l’Assemblée générale, Sam Kahamba Kutesa, et le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon."

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La chanteuse du Nunavut Tanya Tagaq remporte le prix de musique Polaris | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

La chanteuse du Nunavut Tanya Tagaq remporte le prix de musique Polaris | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Tanya Tagaq, une interprète de chant guttural originaire du Nunavut, a remporté le prix de musique Polaris 2014, lundi soir, à Toronto.
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Three small-press books worth a read- The Globe and Mail

Grey Eyes

By Frank Christopher Busch

Roseway, 328 pages, $20.95


Frank Christopher Busch wrote Grey Eyes, his debut novel, in response to what he heard repeatedly in his interviews with indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential schools: “I just want my culture back.” 

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Dreaming in Indian, Young Adult - Annick Press

Dreaming in Indian, Young Adult - Annick Press | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale


A powerful and visually stunning anthology from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.


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Aboriginal Engagement Librarian Xwi7xwa Library (Full-time, ongoing) | About UBC Library

The Xwi7xwa Library is a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Our collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research. More information can be found on the branch website. The Irving K Barber Learning Centre is part of the UBC Library and supports the University’s academic and community engagement missions through space, services, and programming, as well as by fostering and supporting opportunities for engagement with communities across British Columbia.

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10 Days until Halloween: Step Away from the "Indian" Costume

10 Days until Halloween: Step Away from the "Indian" Costume | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Hey. It’s me again. It’s that time of year. You might be like, “Hey! What should I wear for Halloween this year?!?!” and some of you might be like, “OMG, I’ll be an INDIAN.

No

Don’t know why? I’ve got 8 posts about why. Detailing every angle and possibility of why you might think it’s ok. It’s not. Feel free to peruse/browse/read/repost, and hopefully learn!"

 

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Top 3 books author Joseph Boyden says you must read

Top 3 books author Joseph Boyden says you must read | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Author Joseph Boyden is in Saskatoon this evening for a reading of his Canada Read's winning book, The Orenda. Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski, asked him about the three books he says you should read.
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Julie Flett’s picture books honour her aboriginal heritage - Quill and Quire

Julie Flett’s picture books honour her aboriginal heritage - Quill and Quire | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Julie Flett is a Cree-Métis author and illustrator whose titles include the Governor General’s Literary Award–nominated Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet/Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alfabet di Michif; Little You (text by Richard Van Camp); and, most recently, Dolphin SOS(written by Roy and Slavia Miki) and We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers.

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Columbus Day In Seattle Replaced With A New Holiday

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle City Council is replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city.

The resolution that passed unanimously Monday celebrates the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community in Seattle on the second Monday in October, the same day as the federally recognized Columbus Day.


Tribal members and other supporters say the move recognizes the rich history of people who have inhabited the area for centuries.

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Big Rothesay Read

Big Rothesay Read | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The Big Rothesay Read is a community based initiative that promotes reading and encourages literacy.
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New Vancouver library branch to be first civic building with aboriginal name

New Vancouver library branch to be first civic building with aboriginal name | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The Vancouver Public Library announced Friday that its newest branch will be the first civic building with an aboriginal name. The new library at 730 East Hastings St. , in the Strathcona area of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, is expected to open in early 2016.
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John wins Atlantic Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award

John wins Atlantic Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
It was a proud moment for the residents of Conne River in general and for Marilyn John in particular as she was named the Female Lifetime Achievement Ward winner at the 7th annual Atlantic Aboriginal Entrepreneur Awards Show.
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Q&A: Rosanna Deerchild takes you behind the headlines on Unreserved

Q&A: Rosanna Deerchild takes you behind the headlines on Unreserved | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Starting this Saturday, a brand new radio show called Unreserved takes listeners behind the headlines of the top trending stories from Indigenous Canada.
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Terres de Trickster : un recueil de contes autochtones traditionnels revisités | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Terres de Trickster : un recueil de contes autochtones traditionnels revisités | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Le recueil de contes autochtones Terres de Trickster rassemble 7 contes transmis par les aînés de 7 nations à 95 jeunes, puis réinterprétés par 7 écrivains.
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Polaris Music Prize 2014: Tanya Tagaq wins $30K as jury's pick

Polaris Music Prize 2014: Tanya Tagaq wins $30K as jury's pick | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Nunavut-raised Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq has won the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize.
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Only 3 First Nations candidates running in New Brunswick election

Only 3 First Nations candidates running in New Brunswick election | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
New Brunswick is home to 15 First Nation communities, but of the candidates running in Monday's provincial election, only three are aboriginal.
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