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Commissioner of Yukon awards new literary prize

21/09/2020 Patti Flather and Leonard Linklater have been presented with the Borealis Prize: The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution. The Borealis Prize is a new prize for Yukon authors and volunteers who work in the writing community. Patti and Leonard were awarded this prize for their work in founding Gwaandak Theatre and for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202018 Views

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Canadian First Nation wins award for work preserving Kaska Indigenous language – RCI

September 11, 2020 The Liard First Nation’s language department is being recognized by Canada’s premiers for decades of work done to promote and preserve the Kaska language. The Council of the Federation announced the winners of its annual Literacy Award this week. Each year, a recipient is announced for each province and territory. “We are very […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 202022 Views

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New Inuktitut series aims to delight and instruct – Nunatsiaq News

8 September 2020 Ukaliq & Kalla to launch online on NITV today Thanks to Taqqut Productions Inc. and the Nunavut Independent Television Network, the parents of Inuit preschoolers will gain online access to a new animated series that entertains and teaches. The 13-part series, Ukaliq & Kalla, which features an all-Inuit cast of voices, is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 202029 Views

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Nunavummiut sought in casting call for upcoming Inuit documentary series – Nunavut News

Long-time filmmaker Ivor Barr is seeking Inuit to share their traditional and cultural knowledge for his upcoming documentary series, “Sacred Secrets of the North.” It is a “unique” project, said Barr, the CEO of IDNR-TV. The aim of the documentary is to better understand, discover and learn the values and traditions of Inuit and First […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202037 Views

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The songs and dances of our people – Nunavut News

August 28, 2020 Drum dancing has been a part of Inuit culture for decades. The songs (Pihit) have been passed down through generations and are the stories of hunting trips, hardships and celebration. Pamela Inuktalik and Nancy Kadlun, residents of Kugluktuk use this tool to keep themselves grounded and closer to their Elders. Nancy Kadlun, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 202055 Views

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Mural series showcases positive stories of Indigenous people – Cabin Radio

August 28, 2020 A grassroots mural project is pairing youth and professional artists to paint the walls of Yellowknife, Ndilǫ, and Dettah with images dedicated to positive Indigenous stories. Project founder Mahalia Yakeleya-Newmark and her sister Kalina Newmark say the idea came from wanting to honour the lives of their great aunt and cousin, along […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 202052 Views

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Government of Yukon announces arts funding recipients

The Government of Yukon is pleased to announce the latest recipients of its Arts Fund, Advanced Artist Award and On Yukon Time arts funding programs. Representing approximately $345,000, the three funding streams were boosted this spring with additional funds, expanded eligibility and extra intake dates to help offset the effects of COVID-19 across the arts […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 202061 Views

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Statistics Canada to launch first online survey in Inuktut in 2021 – Nunatsiaq News

26 August 2020 Survey to be offered in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun Statistics Canada will launch its first-ever online survey in Inuktut in the spring of 2021. The survey, known as the Nunavut Government Employees Survey, will be offered to Government of Nunavut and Government of Canada employees in the territory in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 202061 Views

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Mural painting project to showcase Indigenous resiliency, beauty – CKLB News

‘I really see this as a community of artists and youth coming together to create a beautiful community’ says Mahalia Yakeleya Newmark August 18, 2020 For years, Mahalia Yakeleya Newmark and her sister Kalina Newmark discussed ways to honour the lives of their great aunt Mary Lennie and cousin Mariella Lennie who were murdered. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 202081 Views

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Nunavut language authority seeks nominations for annual award – Nunatsiaq News

18 August 2020 Initiative aims to make Inuit proud of their language, help preserve Inuktut Nominations are open for Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit’s annual language award. Nunavut’s language authority is looking for “someone who has demonstrated a high level of dedication to protecting and promoting Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun,” a news release announcing the nominations said. Last […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 202080 Views

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