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NWT residents encouraged to ‘Say It With Me’ during Indigenous Languages Month

February is Indigenous Languages Month in the Northwest Territories (NWT), and the theme of this year’s celebration is “Say It With Me.” Indigenous Languages Month is a chance for people across the territory to promote the nine official NWT Indigenous languages and honour the Elders, teachers and language leaders who are working to revitalize Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202017 Views

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City of Yellowknife: NAKA Festival Reaches for The Stars

February 11, 2020 The City of Yellowknife (the City), together with Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN), the North Slave Metis Alliance, the Government of the Northwest Territories, Indigenous Tourism, and Northwest Territories Tourism are pleased to announce the second annual Naka Festival – a celebration of the aurora borealis and northern culture, from March 2-7, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202019 Views

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European Commission holds meeting to discuss Inuit exception to seal product ban – Nunatsiaq News

11 February 2020 “This is probably the most productive meeting we’ve had” Representatives of Greenland, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut descended upon Brussels last month for a meeting with the European Commission to discuss the future of the “Inuit and other Indigenous communities” exception to the seal product ban. The meeting comes less than a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202021 Views

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Yukon artists makes art people can use – APTN News

February 10, 2020 Art has the ability to tell cultural stories and evoke emotions. While many artists create work to be interpreted, one Yukon carver says he’s making art that people will use. Duran Henry works out of the Northern Cultural Expressions Society studio in Whitehorse. He’s a member of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202018 Views

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Rankin Inlet teacher starts free Inuktitut course for beginners – Nunatsiaq News

10 February 2020 Nine-week programs runs weekly in Rankin Inlet and online Appolina Makkigak is used to teaching Inuktitut to an audience of little ones. But the Grade 1 Inuktitut teacher at Leo Ussak School in Rankin Inlet recently decided to add a different kind of classroom to her schedule, one with a slightly older […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202015 Views

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Vuntut Gwitchin look to correct mismarked cultural sites in final land claim agreement – CBC

Amendment would not affect hunting rights of Gwich’in Tribal Council members The Vuntut Gwitchin in northern Yukon want to make corrections to their final land-claim agreement related to eight mismarked culturally significant sites in their traditional territory. The First Nation signed the document in 1995, which includes 56 site-specific parcels of culturally significant settlement lands […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202019 Views

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Call for Entries – Festival de Cannes 2020

Cannes, France, May 12 to 23, 2020 (Feature-length, Narrative) Telefilm Canada is currently accepting Canadian entries on behalf of the Cannes Film Festival for the selection screenings of feature films to be held in Montréal from February 24 to March 13, 2020. Each year, Telefilm Canada invites members of the selection committees from Cannes to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202017 Views

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Sahtu Got’ine writing their own history one book at a time – APTN News

February 3, 2020 Sandy Kenny tries to get on the land as often as she can. “The more you connect with the land, the more the land connects with you,” she said grinning. Kenny is one of roughly 625 Sahtu Got’ine Dene in the community of Délı̨ne, located on the western shores of the Sahtu […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202020 Views

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Grieving sister fundraises to bring deceased woman back from Ottawa – Nunatsiaq News

3 February 2020 Bonnie Atagootak, 34, died last week under suspicious circumstances Warning: parts of this story may bring distress to some readers. A grieving Pond Inlet woman whose sister, Bonnie Atagootak, 34, died suddenly in Ottawa last week has launched a fundraiser on Facebook to help her elderly parents bring their daughter’s remains back […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202019 Views

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Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq 2020: Attiiniq

IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 31, 2020) – During Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq – celebration of Inuktut language month, the Government of Nunavut invites Nunavummiut to share their family stories through Attiiniq, the customary practice of Inuit naming. “This year’s theme celebrates the practice of naming; a powerful expression of who we are as individuals and as a society,” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202025 Views

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