S Entertainment

EntertainmentText

Indigenous Musician LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON Plays Exclusive Toronto Concert in Celebration of New Collection of Stories and Songs, April 26

— Concert celebrates release of much-anticipated new book This Accident of Being Lost and acclaimed latest album, f(l)ight — — Renowned Anishinaabe artist’s uncompromising truth-telling and genre-bending style challenges perceptions of Indigenous people — “A genius shape-shifter and defiant genre-detonator, there is quite simply no one like her.” – Naomi Klein TORONTO (April 18, 2017) […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2017138 Views

Read More
EnvironmentText

To help mark #Canada150, NFB’s What We Protect explores what we strive to defend as Canadians. Now online, second installment of 1 Nation. 4 Lenses includes a special film playlist on environmental issues to mark Earth Day, April 22

April 20, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) We stand on guard for thee. These are the words that ring through the air at the end of our national anthem. It’s also the inspiration for What We Protect, the latest installment of the National Film Board of Canada’s 1 Nation. 4 […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201757 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

AMP Sessions Video Series Returns – Manitoba Music

Our AMP Sessions video series is back with a new one from Indian City, produced and directed by Chris Gaudry. Indian City was founded by Vince Fontaine in 2012 and features a talented lineup of award-winning artists and rising stars. The group’s unique fusion of lyrics, music, and personalities captures the sound as a vibrant […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201742 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Spill Feature: William Prince talks Juno Weekend, the stresses of Touring away from Family, and more – A conversation with William Prince – The Spill Magazine

A CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM PRINCE With a roster of such astoundingly talented artists in town for JUNO week and weekend, so many events, and so much going on – it wasn’t exactly until afterwards that everyone took in the glory of it all. Even the people who took home the shiny trophies with them. After […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201754 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

How will you celebrate Canada 150 here in Peterborough? – The Peterborough Examiner

April 20, 2017 One starts, I think, with a slowly-dawning realization that this year, 2017, will be acknowledged in most quarters with joy and gratitude, but that it is not a cause for celebration among Canada’s indigenous people. The commemorations should take note of that reality. Our country has a deep, dark side of its […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201744 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 10, 2017 in the Lister […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201759 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow

Francis Pegahmagabow (1889–1952), a member of the Ojibwe nation, was born in Shawanaga, Ontario. Enlisting at the onset of the First World War, he became the most decorated Canadian Indigenous soldier for bravery and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history. After the war, Pegahmagabow settled in Wasauksing, Ontario. He served his community […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201756 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

2017 Willow Finalist List

April 12, 2017 The 2017 Willow Award nominees have been announced. The mission of The Willow Awards is to promote reading by granting awards to the Canadian and/or Saskatchewan book(s) voted by Saskatchewan students to be the best of those nominated in designated categories for a specific year. Shining Willow Finalists The Darkest Dark by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201750 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Tanya Tagaq pushes U.S. band Eskimeaux to change its name – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2017 13:03 By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq has convinced Brooklyn indie band Eskimeaux to swap out its name for one deemed more culturally sensitive. The Polaris Prize-winner jumped on Twitter last week to call out singer-songwriter Gabrielle Smith for “using slurs to sell music.” […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201754 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

The Northlander – first film for Metis director Benjamin Ross Hayden – BT Montreal

Benjamin Ross Hayden is a young film director who is racking up the accolades. His first feature film “The Northlander” is a futuristic and sci-fi retelling of the story of Louis Riel. Read More: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/watch/the-northlander-%E2%80%93-first-film-for-metis-director-benjamin-ross-hayden/vi-BBzZFqd

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201754 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

The City of Calgary Announces Shortlist Authors for 2016 W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

The City of Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta are pleased to announce the shortlist authors for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, one of 13 awards presented as part of The Calgary Awards. The three finalists are Joan Crate for Black Apple, (Simon & Schuster), Beth Everest for silent sister: the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201743 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Call for Submissions: Manitoba Music Summer Songwriter Retreat 2017 – Deadline: May 4

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM, Thursday, May 4, 2017 Manitoba Music will bring six emerging songwriters and three mentors together to strengthen their writing chops through workshops and collaboration. The three-day co-writing retreat will take place in a lakefront cabin setting at Falcon Trails Resort, June 11-14, 2017. This iteration of the songwriter retreat is part of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201742 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Top Picks of Hot Docs 2017 – NUVO Magazine

An eclectic mix of films comes to Toronto. From the history of Halifax’s long-lost Africville to the glittery world of New York’s party mavens, “people can discover more about what’s happening around us from documentaries,” says Shane Smith, director of programming for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which kicks off its 24th iteration […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201781 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Historians and filmmakers dissect CBC’s maligned doc series ‘The Story of Us’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 12, 2017  By Cassandra Szklarski THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The CBC attempted to cram 150 years of Canadian history into the 10-hour docu-drama “Canada: The Story of Us.” By many accounts, it’s not doing so well. But this isn’t the only series that has failed to capture our rich and varied […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201747 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Tickets on sale for expanded International Children’s Festival of the Arts – St. Albert Gazette

Apr 12, 2017 For the past 35 years, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts has made it possible for children of all backgrounds to enjoy theatre, dance, music, puppetry, mime, stilt-walking and the visual arts in a setting made especially for them. Boasting an exceptionally successful formula, the International Children’s Festival is poised to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201778 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Midnight Shine Returning to CMW

Attawapiskat ON (April 11, 2017) — In the span of just a few weeks, Midnight Shine’s frontman Adrian Sutherland will have gone from battling NHL hockey greats on the ice at JUNO Cup… to traveling by snowmobile with his son 90 kilometers north of Attawapiskat to participate in the annual Spring Harvest (caribou, geese, fishing)… […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201765 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Toronto-based Luminato Festival announces its 2017 lineup – TheSpec.com

TORONTO — Artistic works from a vast spectrum of homegrown and international artists will share the spotlight at the upcoming Luminato Festival. The Toronto-based multi-arts festival has unveiled its 2017 lineup, the first programmed by new artistic director Josephine Ridge and led by CEO Anthony Sargent. Luminato will kick off June 14 with “Tributaries,” a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201773 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

A Day at the Movies for Canada150!

National Canadian Film Day screenings at Bruce Peninsula National Park April 10, 2017     Tobermory, Ontario  Parks Canada Agency Together with REEL CANADA, Parks Canada is pleased to celebrate National Canadian Film Day at Bruce Peninsula National Park with free screenings of three award-winning Canadian films at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre theatre. National Canadian […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 201759 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Media Advisory – Here’s Proof: Google Map demonstrates National Canadian Film Day 150 is world’s largest film festival. EVER.

MONTREAL, April 10, 2017  – National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) promises to be the world’s largest film festival – ever. And now there’s proof. Today, REEL CANADA, the not-for-profit organization hosting NCFD 150 in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, released a Google Map, showing all screenings taking place in Canada and across the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 201770 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Indigenous film program, Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels, launches Cross-Canada Tour at VIFF

VANCOUVER, April 10, 2017  – On April 23, Vancouver will be the starting point for the pan-Canadian tour of Indigenous short films: Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels. To celebrate this new adventure, Wapikoni Mobile and the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) are thrilled to present a special selection of 13 films made by young Indigenous filmmakers who […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201774 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Luminato’s evolution continues with first festival programmed by Artistic Director Josephine Ridge, June 14 to 25

April 06, 2017 Two Canadian-made world premieres: Bearing, a dance opera by Michael Greyeyes & Yvette Nolan of Signal Theatre; King Arthur’s Night co-created by Niall McNeil with Marcus Youssef & James Long of Neworld Theatre; The National Arts Centre Orchestra performs multimedia experience Life Reflected; Montreal’s Le Patin Libre hits the ice with Vertical […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201782 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Artists from Manitoba Land Nominations for the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards

April 04, 2017 Strong Showing from Local Country Music Scene with Four of Five Nominations for Best Country Album The Indigenous Music Awards are back after a one-year hiatus and artists from Manitoba have netted several nominations. The winners will be revealed at a gala event at the Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg on […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201762 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Indigenous artists in the spotlight at NAC’s Canada Scene festival – CBC

6-week multidisciplinary festival features more than 1,000 artists at more than 100 events Apr 05, 2017 Indigenous musicians, actors, artists, dancers and filmmakers will be in the spotlight at the National Arts Centre’s major multidisciplinary Canada Scene festival this spring and summer. The festival will feature more than 1,000 artists performing in more than 100 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201753 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Junos apologize for co host Russell Peters’ ‘off script’ remarks about women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 5, 2017 By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The head of the Juno Awards is apologizing for comments that co-host Russell Peters made during Sunday’s telecast. In a statement, Allan Reid distanced himself and Juno organizers from jokes that have been criticized for sexualizing women. The comedian opened the show […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201754 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Anishinabek Nation celebrates Juno Award winners and nominees

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) April 3, 2017 –Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates Anishinabek Juno Award winners and nominees. “Congratulations to Ian Campeau from Nipissing First Nation and his group A Tribe Called Red for their Producer of the Year Juno win,” say Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee. “Congratulations also goes out to Crystal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201752 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

William Prince Wins JUNO Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

April 01, 2017 The envelopes were opened, the names were read, and artists from Manitoba are heading home with JUNOS. The hardware was handed out at the glittery 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards, which took place at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre on April 1. Singer/songwriter William Prince, who was a double nominee this year, won […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201767 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

How Jay Odjick illustrated Robert Munsch’s newest book – CBC

April 03, 2017 Helen lives with her family on a reserve in northern Alberta. One morning, she wakes up and peers outside her window to see that the snow has disappeared from the ground and the sun is streaming through the trees. Excited by the arrival of spring, she swings open the front door — […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201755 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS Honours Canadian Music History, Heritage, and its Future Stars with Powerful Live Broadcast

Leonard Cohen, Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip receive more Academy nods, doubling their wins for the weekend Co-hosts Bryan Adams and Russell Peters delight fans during supersized broadcast Sarah McLachlan inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame Ottawa, ON – THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS pulled out all the stops at the sold-out live broadcast celebrating Canada’s diverse musical talent. Live from the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201764 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Fans rave over A Tribe Called Red’s Juno celebration of Indigenous culture – CBC

Ottawa electronic group follows up Juno win with vibrant show opener Apr 03, 2017 Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red opened Sunday’s televised 2017 Juno Awards with an electrifying celebration of Indigenous culture and music that had fans across the country raving on social media. Legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie began the broadcast from the Canadian Tire […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201746 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Métis Dance Club performs at Sault Ste. Marie cultural festival – MNO

On February 20, 2017, The Métis Dance Club of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council (HSSMC) performed to a packed audience at The Machine Shop in Sault Ste. Marie. The performance was part of the Bon Soo Festival, which coincided with Passport to Unity 2017. Passport to Unity is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201752 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

A Tribe Called Red, Laurence Nerbonne win big at 2017 Juno Awards – CBC

Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red opened the televised show with a powerful performance Sunday April 03, 2017 Canadian music legends and rising stars took over the nation’s capital for the 2017 Juno Awards and it was Ottawa’s very own A Tribe Called Red who kicked off the televised show fresh off the heels of winning […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201755 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Amazing Week For Canadian Music? JUNO-it! – Ottawa Life Magazine

What a great time to be a music fan in Canada’s capital, eh? You could have thrown a Timbit in any direction and hit a musician as Ottawa became music city in the days leading up to the 2017 Juno Awards! Was that The Strumbella’s playing the Rideau Centre while shocked shoppers tried to freeze […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201749 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

All star rendition of ‘Summer of ’69’ closes Junos, which honoured Cohen, Downie – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2017 By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked for it, Bryan Adams delivered. Sunday night’s Juno Awards opened with a skit that had the prime minister phoning in a request for “Summer of ’69” and the show closed with a celebratory all-star performance that also […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201745 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Ottawa acts repping the 613 at the Junos – CBC

Belly, Jenny Whiteley, A Tribe Called Red among 6 nominees from Ottawa area Mar 31, 2017 As the nation’s music industry luminaries converge on Ottawa for the Juno awards this weekend, fans of local music will be happy to know local artists have come away with several nominations. Leading the way locally are past winners […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201785 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Lessons in Grace: William Prince Builds Community and Shares a Legacy One Song at a Time

March 30, 2017 By Jillian Groening Some individuals feel a strong pull towards their purpose in life. William Prince is one of them. Growing up on Peguis First Nation, Prince was surrounded by music. His home away from home was the church where his late father was the pastor. Eventually, choral and gospel music turned […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201750 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

New sound-sharing platform CanadaSound inspires musicians, songwriters and the public to create the ultimate Canadian soundtrack

March 28, 2017 Collaborators behind the launch include cleansheet communications, CBC Music, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), SOCAN and The Department of Canadian Heritage Portion of proceeds from the final digital album to be donated to MusiCounts Starting today, Canadians can upload, post or send their favourite homegrown sounds to the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201760 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Exceptional Canadian documentaries and VR showcased at MIP 2017

Toronto/Montreal, March 27, 2017— The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada, have once again partnered with Canadian industry leaders to feature compelling content at this year’s MIPDoc and MIPTV. Three thought-provoking Canadian documentaries will share the spotlight at MIPDoc, taking place in Cannes on April 1 and 2. Three innovative Canadian virtual reality (VR) […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201754 Views

Read More
EventsText

Dilico Anishinabek Family Care: Dare to Dream Day – April 29, 2017

Dare to Dream Day – April 29, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Thunder Bay Flyer NT5

by aanationtalk on March 28, 201764 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Steve Patry’s NFB doc Waseskun screening in Rivière-du-Loup on March 27. More screenings to come in other regions of Quebec

From National Film Board March 20, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Steve Patry’s new feature-length documentary Waseskun, produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), will be presented at a Cinédit screening at the Cinéma Princesse in Rivière-du-Loup on Monday, March 27. The screening will take place at 7:30 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201788 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

JunoFest comes to Ottawa: So many bands, so little time – Ottawa Citizen

March 24, 2017 Blues hero Colin Linden is playing the Rainbow Bistro. Folk-rockers the Strumbellas are at Bronson Centre for an all-ages show. Almost all the Juno jazz nominees can be found at Live on Elgin, while a team of reggae contenders join forces at Cafe Dekcuf and indigenous artists take over Mercury Lounge. Those […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201759 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

More Tickets Available! JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, hosted by Bruce Cockburn, moves to larger Southam Hall, National Arts Centre

Friday, March 24, at 10am Toronto, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that due to a booking conflict, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle co-presented by SOCAN & Yamaha Canada Music in association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), will now take place in Southam Hall at the National Arts […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201763 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Juno Preview: Adult Alternative Album Of The Year – FYI Music News

With Juno Week in Ottawa less than a week away, FYI is continuing to preview some of the hotly-contested awards categories. We have been introducing you to some shining new stars in the Canadian music firmament as well as reminding you of the recent achievements of some of our well-established artists. The Juno category of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201758 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

National Arts Centre Orchestra seeks to entertain and educate on Canada 150 tour – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017 By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS The National Arts Centre Orchestra is hoping to entertain and educate during its cross-country tour commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. The first leg of the tour starts in Atlantic Canada, running from April 26 to May 7, before heading back onto the road this […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201766 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Four world premieres among 17 NFB documentaries featured at Hot Docs 2017. Powerful new features directed by Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman, Marie Clements, Charles Officer and Tasha Hubbard―as well as retrospective screenings

March 21, 2017 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Powerful, life-changing stories are at the heart of this year’s lineup of National Film Board of Canada (NFB) films at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, with four world premieres of feature documentaries in the festival’s Canadian Spectrum program, as well as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201763 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Hot Docs fest to open with ‘Bee Nation,’ about First Nations spelling bee – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017 TORONTO _ A film about Saskatchewan students competing in the first provincewide First Nations Spelling Bee will help kick off this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Organizers say “Bee Nation” will be the opening-night film for the Toronto fest, which runs April 27 to May 7. Guests expected […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201764 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

NEB staff on-site at Enbridge storage facility incident in Strathcona County, Alberta

From National Energy Board March 21, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) is responding to an incident that occurred on Monday, March 20 at an Enbridge storage facility in an industrial area of Strathcona County, Alberta. The incident resulted in oil flowing into a storm pond on an […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201748 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Host and performers announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN

March 21, 2017 Hosted by Tom Power, host of cbc radio one q Performances by Daniel Caesar, Jess Moskaluke, Koriass, William Prince, and one of the 2017 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners, Neon Dreams  JUNO TV to live stream all the action at JUNOTV.ca TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201749 Views

Read More
EntertainmentText

Winnipeg’s Hip Hop Community Takes the Spotlight

March 20, 2017 Manitoba Music Presents a Showcase at The Good Will on March 31 Featuring 3PEAT, Len Bowen, Chris Bxnnxtt, Wynrush, and CJ The Grey Winnipeg’s hip hop community is in the spotlight this month. Five local acts are set to showcase at music hotspot The Good Will on March 31 followed by a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201764 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tegan and Sara, Lights: Regina Folk Festival releases 2017 lineup – CBC

Mar 16, 2017 Get ready to make summer plans and populate your playlist It’s time to start queuing up your playlists and making plans for August 10-13, as Regina Folk Festival shares its 2017 lineup. The festival’s artistic director and CEO, Sandra Butel, tells CBC’s The Morning Edition it can be tough to keep the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201758 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

10 things to do in Newfoundland and Labrador – The Star

People have been exploring ‘The Rock’ for about 10,000 years, and they still come to discover the sights, sounds and tastes of this Maritime province. March 16, 2017 People have been discovering Newfoundland and Labrador for around 10,000 years, starting with the earliest hunters and gatherers, the Paleo-Indians. Vikings were the first Europeans to come, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201766 Views

Read More

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More