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The Back of the Turtle

The Back of the Turtle | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"This is Thomas King’s first literary novel in fifteen years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass, Running Water and Truth and Bright Water , both of which continue to be taught in Canadian schools and universities. Green Grass, Running Water is widely considered a contemporary Canadian classic.

 

In The Back of the Turtle , Gabriel returns to Smoke River, the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel’s sister. The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population, including Gabriel’s family and the local wildlife. Gabriel, a brilliant scientist working for DowSanto, created GreenSweep and indirectly led to the crisis. Now he has come to see the damage and to kill himself in the sea. But as he prepares to let the water take him, he sees a young girl in the waves. Plunging in, he saves her and soon is saving others. Who are these people with their long black hair and almond eyes who have fallen from the sky?

 

Filled with brilliant characters, trademark wit, wordplay and a thorough knowledge of native myth and storytelling, this novel is a masterpiece by one of our most important writers."

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New Thomas King novel will be published in September 2014.

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What's Behind Canada's Troubled Relationship With Its Aboriginal Peoples- NY Times

What's Behind Canada's Troubled Relationship With Its Aboriginal Peoples- NY Times | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Canada is often lauded as a model of successful multiculturalism – but some say the country’s integrationist policies have largely neglected its native communities.
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Native Headdresses Banned At B.C. Music Festival

Native Headdresses Banned At B.C. Music Festival | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
A B.C. music promoter is being lauded for its decision to ban native headdresses at an upcoming festival out of respect for indigenous people. The Bass Coast Project announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that it would ban the wearing of "feathered war bonnets" at its electronic music festival, which will be held in Merritt, B.C. from Aug. 1 to 4.
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Une base de données pour les femmes autochtones tuées ou disparues | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Une base de données pour les femmes autochtones tuées ou disparues |  ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Une base de données électronique pour tenir compte des femmes autochtones tuées ou disparues au Canada voit le jour au pays.
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Indigenous Games ready to roll as athletes start arriving in Regina

Indigenous Games ready to roll as athletes start arriving in Regina | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Hundreds of athletes, coaches and spectators are converging on Regina for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games which begin on Sunday.
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Victime d'une violente attaque à Prince Albert, Marlene Bird témoigne | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Victime d'une violente attaque à Prince Albert, Marlene Bird témoigne | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
L'état de santé de Marlene Bird s'améliore, un mois après avoir été victime d'une attaque sauvage.
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L'Assemblée des Premières Nations aura un nouveau chef en décembre | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

L'Assemblée des Premières Nations aura un nouveau chef en décembre | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
C'est en décembre 2014 que les membres de l'Assemblée des Premières Nations du Canada choisiront le remplaçant de Shawn Atleo.
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Wab Kinew to lead the Assembly of First Nations?

Wab Kinew to lead the Assembly of First Nations? | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"There is a vacancy atop Canada’s leading aboriginal political organization, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and it’s been said that nature hates a vacuum. Native politics, like non-native politics, tends to follow the laws of physics."

 

By Drew Hayden Taylor

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New entertainment centre planned for Edmundston

New entertainment centre planned for Edmundston | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The Madawaska Maliseet First Nation is getting prepared to open a new entertainment centre in Edmundston.
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Ted Nolan hosts Atlantic hockey camp for aboriginal youth

Ted Nolan hosts Atlantic hockey camp for aboriginal youth | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
About 70 aboriginal youth from across Atlantic Canada are in Fredericton this week for a hockey camp with NHL coach Ted Nolan.
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The best advice Richard Wagamese ever received: ‘Work for the story’s sake’

The best advice Richard Wagamese ever received: ‘Work for the story’s sake’ | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Richard Wagamese, an Ojibway from northwestern Ontario, was a columnist before he was a novelist
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Gastronomie des Premières Nations | Bien dans son assiette | ICI Radio-Canada Première

Gastronomie des Premières Nations | Bien dans son assiette | ICI Radio-Canada Première | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Martin Gagné est chef au restaurant La Traite à Wendake, anciennement appelé le village Huron près de Québec. Il vient de publier un premier livre de cuisine intitulé Gastronomie des Premières Nations. On y trouve des recettes, bien sûr, mais aussi des informations sur les produits utilisés et sur les 11 nations qui occupent le territoire québécois.


Gastronomie des Premières Nations, Martin Gagné, Éditions du Sommet

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American Indian Youth Literature Awards | American Libraries Magazine

American Indian Youth Literature Awards | American Libraries Magazine | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

The American Indian Youth Literature Awards (AIYLA) ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon. The awards are presented every two years to authors whose works “identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians,” and present American Indians “in the fullness of their humanity” both past and present.

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David Perley named new director of UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute | Newsroom

David Perley named new director of UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute | Newsroom | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Maliseet educator, researcher and leader, David Perley, has recently been selected as the new director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute (MMI). "

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Un festival de la C.-B. interdit les coiffes des Premières Nations | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Un festival de la C.-B. interdit les coiffes des Premières Nations | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Le festival Bass Coast, qui a lieu à Merritt, en Colombie-Britannique, du 1er au 4 août, a décidé d'interdire sur son site les coiffes de guerre des Premières Nations et toutes les autres arborant des plumes.
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Why every Canadian should watch Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Why every Canadian should watch Rhymes for Young Ghouls | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
This film might be difficult to watch, but it's "potentially transformational", says Chelsea Vowel. The revenge tale set in the 70s residential schools era is a work of fiction, but every single event portrayed has happened in Canada's indigenous communities.
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Photos: North American Indigenous Games kicks off with opening ceremony in Regina

Photos: North American Indigenous Games kicks off with opening ceremony in Regina | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Mosaic Stadium brimmed with pride as 21 teams from the Northwest Territories all the way down to Florida came together for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games opening ceremony. Around 5,000 young athletes as well as their coaches and support…
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The irony of residential schools [column] | Windspeaker

Column By Drew Hayden Taylor.

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Indian Roads

Indian Roads | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
C’est un écrivain qui nous entraîne à la rencontre de l’une des faces cachées de l’Amérique contemporaine : celle des réserves indiennes, plus de trois cents aux Etats-Unis. Certaines ne font que quelques hectares, d’autres sont immenses, mais la plupart d’entre elles sont d’une extrême pauvreté. D’origine ojibwé, David Treuer a grandi sur une réserve du nord du Minnesota, et il nous permet de découvrir ce monde de l’intérieur sous toutes ses facettes : crime et misère, casinos et richesses, sauvegarde des langues et de la culture autochtones. Voyage à travers le continent américain mais aussi dans le passé, Indian Roads est une histoire que nous n’avions encore jamais entendue racontée ainsi, un récit passionnant et un formidable exemple de résilience.À l’instar d’Enterre mon coeur à Wounded Knee, ce livre est appelé à devenir un classique. « Un portrait cru, sans concession et totalement authentique, un récit pénétrant, parfois bouleversant, souvent jubilatoire, où se mêlent journalisme et autobiographie. Treuer proclame haut et fort que les Indiens font bel et bien partie de l’Amérique moderne. »The New York Times 
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Meet artist behind AFN image

Meet artist behind AFN image | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Raven Davis talks about her Mi'kmaq-inspired design for this year's Assembly of First Nations in Halifax.
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Ted Nolan's hockey camp about more than shooting pucks - APTN National News

In New Brunswick, young hockey players have just wrapped up a week picking up tips from the pros.
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Tsilhqot'in ruling to be a focus at First Nations' meeting in Halifax

Tsilhqot'in ruling to be a focus at First Nations' meeting in Halifax | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Aboriginal leaders are expected to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court's recent decision granting aboriginal title for the first time when they meet in Halifax Tuesday for the annual meeting of the Assembly of First Nations.
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Brad Pitt's Charity To Build New Homes For Low-Income Families On Indian Reservation

Brad Pitt's Charity To Build New Homes For Low-Income Families On Indian Reservation | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Brad Pitt, everyone's favorite actor/philanthropist/physical manifestation of perfection, has provided us with yet another reason to appreciate him.

 

Pitt's nonprofit, Make It Right, which is best known for its efforts to build homes in New Orleans in the years after Hurricane Katrina, is set to begin construction on a new project this year.

The organization plans to build 20 homes for members of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes on the Fort Peck reservation in Montana, who are in need of housing, International Business Times reported."

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Hall of Fame hosts North American Aboriginal Games send off

Hall of Fame hosts North American Aboriginal Games send off | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame will welcome the province’s First Nation athletes for a special send-off event at noon on Saturday, July 12, in anticipation of their departure for the North American Indigenous Games in Regina July 20-27."

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A 13,000-year journey leads to a breaking point - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

A 13,000-year journey leads to a breaking point - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Over eons, the tribe's ancestors established a cycle of sustenance on their lands. Then the Europeans arrived.
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Creating a Sense of Home: Dan Robichaud, Aboriginal Student Services at St. Thomas University

Creating a Sense of Home: Dan Robichaud, Aboriginal Student Services at St. Thomas University | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
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