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Yukon organizations receive $821,800 in Arts Operating Funds

Twenty organizations will receive a total of $821,800 in funding for this year’s Arts Operating Funds. These funds will assist in the delivery of programming related to the development, creation or presentation of art for the benefit of Yukon audiences. This represents an almost $80,000 increase over the 2019 funding total and is the highest […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2020112 Views

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NorthWords writers’ festival heads online in June – Cabin Radio

May 25, 2020 This year’s NorthWords NWT literary festival will take place online from June 19-28, replacing the traditional format of events held at locations around Yellowknife and beyond. Valerie Gamache, NorthWords executive director, told Cabin Radio the online event would remain “totally in line with our mission to support and promote writers. With writers […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202097 Views

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Inuvialuit prepared to celebrate Inuvialuit Day at a distance

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is prepared to celebrate Inuvialuit Day at a distance this year. Events led by Community Corporations to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement will now need to be celebrated in family settings. An online performance of community drum dance groups will be offered on Inuvialuit Day […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2020115 Views

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Inuvik’s annual Arctic market will start on time during National Indigenous People’s Day weekend – CBC

Location moving to Midnight Sun Complex’s gym parking lot May 22, 2020 Inuvik’s annual summer Arctic market will be starting during National Indigenous People’s Day weekend, like it does every year. The first weekly market will start on June 20, but market goers will be heading to a slightly different location and following a different […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2020104 Views

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YT Government: Commissioner unveils wall of translations

The Commissioner’s office is working with the Yukon First Nations to have “Commissioner of Yukon” translated into the eight First Nations’ languages in the territory. Six out of the eight languages are complete and the last two will be coming shortly. The Commissioner of Yukon, Angélique Bernard, would like to thank the translators, elders and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 2020117 Views

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Indigenous artists rely on their work’s remedial power in pandemic – Cabin Radio

A relief valve on a steam-powered engine is small, but mighty. When too much steam builds up, an overly pressurized engine is at risk of exploding. The relief valve’s simple job is crucial: release steam until the pressure reduces to an acceptable level. A good valve can be the difference between function and failure. Antoine […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202040 Views

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Tlingit carver inspired by family on winning Yukon and BC Northwestel directory cover art

April 22, 2020 Whitehorse, YT — Lorraine M. Wolfe’s interest in her brother’s artistic success helped drive her toward a win in this year’s Northwestel directory cover art competition. Wolfe’s carved alder mask, Tlingit Moon, has been unveiled as the cover artwork for this year’s Northwestel directory for Yukon and Northern British Columbia. Wolfe was […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 202050 Views

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Carleton and Concordia U: Navigating the Complexities of our Global World through Art

Carleton and Concordia universities take a leading global role in “Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation” Carleton University’s Birgit Hopfener and co-principal investigator (PI) Ming Tiampo, and Alice Ming Wai Jim from Concordia University, are leading members of the international Transnational and Transcultural Art and Culture Exchange (TrACE) team that won a Social […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 202043 Views

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Wılıı̀deh stop signs among proposed YK reconciliation projects – Cabin Radio

While the City of Yellowknife’s reconciliation plan is still being drafted, staff have outlined forthcoming initiatives they hope will improve relations with Indigenous people. On Monday, city councillors studied a memorandum listing a number of reconciliation projects planned for this year – like updating stop signs to include the Wılıı̀deh language. The projects will go […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202048 Views

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Commissioner launches the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund

The Commissioner of Yukon, the Bishop of the Anglican Church and the Skookum Jim Indian Trust Fund are working together to launch the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund. It will provide financial assistance to First Nations residents behind initiatives that help people in their community through well-being, healing and personal development training and activities. In 1905, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202066 Views

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