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Review of The Orenda by Joseph Boyden | Quill & Quire

"Now that The Orenda has arrived, it’s hard not to think of Joseph Boyden’s first two novels (Three Day Road and its Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning follow-up, Through Black Spruce) as preludes to this magnificent literary beast. It’s not just the historical sweep of the narrative or the juxtaposition of belief systems at the birth of the nation we now call Canada that lend this novel a sense of urgency and significance – and its literary blockbuster feel. (The Orenda will be this year’s The Book of Negroes, I suspect.) "

 

-Quill & Quire

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The Eighth Fire Promo. - YouTube

 

A collaboration between TNB and The New Brunswick Aboriginal Artists Collective.


Developed by The New Brunswick Aboriginal Artists Collective and Theatre New Brunswick, The Eighth Fire is a unique multi-disciplinary creation featuring an all-indigenous cast of dancers, singers and storytellers.

 

Link to TNB info page: http://www.tnb.nb.ca/the-indigenous-peoples-project/

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Jeunes et inspirants - 1er portrait : Widia Larivière | Désautels le dimanche | ICI Radio-Canada Première

Jeunes et inspirants - 1er portrait : Widia Larivière | Désautels le dimanche | ICI Radio-Canada Première | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
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Portrait de Widia Larivière, militante de la première heure de Idle No More et auteure de la préface de Sœurs volées, Enquête sur un féminicide au Canada, de Emmenuelle Walter #MMIW

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The story of the Mi’kmaq boy “Lil G’ and his battle with the Bubble Boy disease - APTN National News

The story of the Mi’kmaq boy “Lil G’ and his battle with the Bubble Boy disease - APTN National News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. It’s an illness that affects one in every 69,000 children. It’s also known as the “bubble boy” disease where children were forced to live inside a shield of plastic in order to stave off viruses.

APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story of the Mi’kmaq boy they call “Lil G” and his battle with SCID."

Video at link.

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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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Register for JEDI's February Plenary

Register for JEDI's February Plenary | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) invites you to attend our
next plenary on February 23rd and 24th, at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton,
NB. The Plenary is entitled 'First Nations Open for Business'.

Registration is free and now open."

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Mi’kmaq woman uses social media to spark language revival - APTN National News

Mi’kmaq woman uses social media to spark language revival - APTN National News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

" A Mi’kmaq woman is using social media to kick start a language revival. Last year, she started posting videos with the hashtag – #speakmikmaq. The videos have gone viral. As APTN’s Trina Roache reports it’s more than a language lesson it’s a about creating a cultural connection."

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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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