Archive for April, 2010

Who do we think we are?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Originally broadcast on CBC’s The National, March 15, 2010

One in three Canadians believe aboriginal people and Muslims are discriminated against, a CBC-commissioned poll suggests
and i though i was the only one to see it this way

Funding fails native students

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Originally broadcast on the CBC News Network, March 15, 2010

MacDonald-Laurier Institute, an Ottawa think tank, says money for education should go directly to aboriginal youth.
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Gift of white bison deemed historic event

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Originally broadcast on the CBC The National, March 29, 2010

First Nations people in Manitoba are hailing the gift of a white bison calf from the City of Winnipeg as a historic sign of hope and renewal.
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The Legends Project Collection

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

COMING SOON! Legends X: Legends of the Kwak’wala – The latest addition to the Legends Project will be broadcast on May 18, 2010, on Ideas on CBC Radio One,
Legends IX: Gwich’in Legends | LISTEN (runs 53:58)
Legends VIII: Legends of the Ilnu of Mashteuiatsh, Quebec | LISTEN (runs 53:56)
Legends VII: Legends of the Kainai: Stories from the Blackfoot | LISTEN (runs 53:58)
Legends VI: Kluskap’s People: Stories of the Mi’kmaq | LISTEN (runs 00:54:32)
Legends V: Legends of the Old Massett Haida | LISTEN (runs 54:49)
Legends IV: Legends of the Shuswap | LISTEN (runs 54:25)
Legends III: Legends of the Mushuau Innu of Natuashish | LISTEN (runs 56:22)
Inuit Legends I: Legends of the Eastern Arctic | LISTEN (runs 54:50)
Inuit Legends I: An Inuit Journey | LISTEN (runs 1:05:36)
History of the Legends Project
does anyone know when this will take effect

Aboriginal Future

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Originally broadcast on the CBC News Network, April 6, 2010

A new study shows young aboriginals who leave the reserve try to hold on to their culture.
how doe this impact my state

Aboriginal Life in the City

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Originally broadcast on the CBC The National, April 9, 2010

Five people get personal about why they choose the urban path.
never miss a day, thanks for the blog

City of Vancouver City brings together Aboriginal and cultural groups for unique Dialogues Project

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

A City of Vancouver project that brings together Vancouver’s diverse cultural groups is designed to bring greater interaction, understanding and opportunity for our Aboriginal and immigrant communities.

The Dialogues Project consists of a year-long series of interviews, dialogue circles, cultural exchanges and other activities. The project kicked off today with opening ceremonies at UBC.

“Vancouver is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, and engaging individuals and communities through a project like this strengthens and builds on our existing relationships,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said. “When we invite people to come together to get to know one-another, we create a more vibrant, connected city that leads to stronger appreciation of our differences and shared experiences.

“The Dialogues Project is a unique collaboration in the way it builds bridges between Aboriginal and immigrant communities, and we’re very proud to lead this initiative.”

The project is a collaboration between the City of Vancouver and over 20 community partners, including the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations, the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, the University of British Columbia and key immigrant-serving organizations such as SUCCESS and MOSAIC. The Province of BC and Government of Canada have contributed funding to the project.

The launch of the Dialogues Project was marked with a cultural performance and celebration at the UBC First Nations House of Learning.

Media contact:
Corporate Communications
604.871.6336
media@vancouver.ca
so interesting

2010-04-03 Charlie King, Aunty Eva Richardson and Yhonnie Scarce

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The ABC sports broadcaster Charlie King is a well-loved institution in the Northern Territory. A human rights campaigner, his extensive work in the community led to the formation of the ‘No More’ campaign against Indigenous family violence. Aunty Eva Richardson makes coiling fibre baskets like her ancestors, picking up the threads of a life´s journey while Yhonnie Scarce uses blown glass to create objects that resonate with beauty and sadness.
I like this:)

2010-04-10 Warren Milera, Anita Heiss and Nitestreet

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

A Nunga who´s best known as a country and western singer, Warren Milera is a pretty funny bloke. But he was dragged kicking and screaming into stand-up comedy. A self-described concrete Koori with Westfield dreaming, Anita Heiss has produced her third novel in the chicklit genre set in Manhattan. And we hear about a showcase of young Indigenous performers in Darwin; no shame job here, they rap, they dance and they somersault.
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2010-04-17 proppaNOW

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Broadly their work explores the contemporary Aboriginal experience but they also train their collective eye on history, politics, colonialism, the power of language and representation. We join the artists of the Brisbane-based collective proppaNOW at a comprehensive survey of their work at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute in Adelaide.
wonder what this really means