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Ottawa, Dec 29 (Canadian-Media): Clifford Bull, the former Chief of Lac Seul First Nation, had been appointed by the Ontario's Government for the People as a special advisor on Indigenous Affairs, media reports said.
During his tenure as Chief of Lac Seul First Nation from 2006 to 2018, Bull was successful in building the community into a regional economic leader.
Bull would reportedly advise Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford on economic and social and jurisdictional issues affecting Indigenous communities as well as serve as a liaison on behalf of Premier Doug Ford and Minister Rickford with Indigenous communities,
"Clifford Bull has a long history of leadership within his community, working with other First Nation leaders...industry and municipalities," said Rickford and added, "He has a proven track record...to achieve common goals...will help create meaningful opportunities to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous communities and Ontario."
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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Ottawa, May 19 (Canadian-Media): Indigenous Music Awards winners for 2018 were announced on May 18 at a star-studded ceremony in Winnipeg hosted by Beatrice Deer and CBC Reclaimed host Jarrett Martineau, media reports said.
Indigenous Music Awards 2018/Facebook
The awards for best folk album, best instrumental album, best pop album, best new artist and more in the complete list below. Winners are bolded in each list of nominees.
Best blues album:
Billy Joe Green, Born to Lose
Malcolm Campbell, Interstate Blues
Winner: Robert "Freightrain" Parker, Freightrain Live
The Trade-Offs, Qaumariaq
Tracy Lee Nelson, Blues Loving Man
Best country album
Carolina East, Carolina East
Winner: Desiree Dorion, Tough Street
Kelly Derrickson, I Am
Richard Farrow, God Willing
Tom Dutiaume, Out of the Shadows
Best electronic music album
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash, Deconstruct/Reconstruct
hp shivcraft, No Love, Just Death
Winner: Once a Tree, Phoenix
ONCE A TREE - FINE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Best folk album
Ansley Simpson, Breakwall
Winner: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Medicine Songs
Keith Secola, Circle
Troy Kokol, Lonely Ghost
Twin Flames, Signal Fire
Best gospel album
Winner: Callie Bennett, Awake Arise Shine
Carl Crane, God Can
Elvis Ballantyne, Victory Road
Best hand drum album
Cree Agent, Another Summer
Darryl Buck, Hope
Randy Wood, Family
Winner: Young Spirit, Mewasinsational: Cree Round Dance Songs
Best Inuit, Indigenous language or francophone album
Dena Zagi, Gucho Hin
Innutin, Tanite mak au
Northern Haze, Sinnaktuq
Sakay Ottawa, Ni wi witen
Winner: Shauit, Apu peikussiaku
Best instrumental album
Chamakese & Gladue, The Flute Player & the Singer
Winner: Jan Michael Looking Wolf, Flute Medicine
Melody McKiver, Reckoning
Red Sky Performance, Miigis
Steven Rushingwind, Rushingwind
Best pop album
Celeigh Cardinal, Everything and Nothing at All
Fara Palmer, SongBird
Winner: Indian City, Here & Now
Kelly Fraser, Sedna
Quantum Tangle, Shelter as we Go
Indian City - One Day
Best powwow contemporary album
Winner: Black Bear Singers, Notcimik
Blackstone, Dance for our Ancestors
Young Spirit, Sâkītohk, 'Love Each Other': Powwow Songs Recorded Live at Apache Gold
Best powwow traditional album
Little Creek Singers, For our Future Generations
Moosetown Singers, Pe Pasiko/When we Sing, Live
Winner: Northern Cree, Mîyo kekisepa, Make a Stand
Sweetgrass Singers, Indian Summer
Wildhorse Singers, Saddle-up Hup Hup Hup!
Best rap/hip-hop album
Chase Manhattan, On Top of the Totem
Lil Mike & FunnyBone, Beat of the Drum
Snotty Nose Rez Kids, The Average Savage
Stenjoddi, The 7th Generation Prophecy
Winner: Supaman, Illuminatives
Best rock album
Broken Walls, The Path
Jay Gilday, Faster Than Light
Kristi Lane Sinclair, The Ability to Judge Distance
Winner: Relic Kings, Armoury
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Pat Vegas
Best new artist
Winner: Ansley Simpson, Breakwall
Liv Wade, Resilience
Raye Zaragoza, Fight for You
SouFy, The Ogitchidaa Project
Yellowsky, Mixed Medecine
Best radio single
Winner: Carsen Gray feat. DJ Shub, "Wanna See You"
Midnight Shine, "In the Midst"
Mob Bounce, "Vision Quest"
Carsen Gray feat. DJ Shub - Wanna See You
Best music video
Winner: Buffy Sainte-Marie, "The War Racket"
Cody Coyote feat. Vision Quest, "Northern Lights"
Indian City, "Through the Flood"
Jeremy Dutcher, "Honor Song"
Supaman, "Gdly Warriors"
Kristin Delorenzi: Broken Walls, The Path
Vince Fontaine: Indian City, Through the Flood
Keith Secola: Keith Secola, Circle
Jace Martin: Leah Belle, Country Air
Winner: Supaman: Supaman, Illuminatives
Best internatinal Indigenous release
Djuena Tikuna, Tchautchiüãne
Gean Ramos, Inversões
Membda, Hin to'o ngu nuga
Mission Songs Project, The Songs Back Home
Winner: The Imbayakunas, New Ground
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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Toronto, Apr 9 (Canadian-Media): City of Toronto Media Relations said on April 5 that City of Toronto's Fort York National Historic In partnership with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), will host Indigenous Day Live celebrations on Saturday, June 23 as part of the four-day Indigenous Arts Festival running from Thursday, June 21 to Sunday, June 24.
The Indigenous Arts Festival is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The event is presented by TD with financial support from the Government of Canada and Tim Hortons.
Indigenous Day Live would be Canada's largest national celebration of Indigenous peoples, and will feature daytime celebrations and free evening concerts in Toronto, Winnipeg and Ottawa, as well as a live broadcast on APTN.
"National Indigenous Peoples Day and the Indigenous Arts Festival recognize the unique culture, history and significant contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to our city and to Canadian society," said Toronto Mayor John Tory. "I encourage all residents to join in the celebrations this June and for those who cannot attend, to tune in to the Indigenous Day Live broadcast on APTN."
“Indigenous Day Live brings Canadians together to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ accomplishments, through cultural activities and live music, while contributing to the nationwide movement of reconciliation,” says Jean La Rose, APTN’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are honoured to be collaborating with the Toronto Indigenous Arts Festival, who have been providing annual Indigenous Peoples Day activities for many years.”
"These events, which comprise Toronto's largest National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations, are a result of active collaboration between the City and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation alongside Indigenous artists from across the country," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City's Economic Development and Culture Committee. “The celebration reflects Toronto’s commitment to celebrating diversity and reinforces Fort York’s growing legacy as an inclusive reflection of our history.”
The four-day Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York, along with Indigenous Day Live, will feature the sounds of some of the most recognized Canadian entertainers in Indigenous music, visual arts, dance, theatre and film.
The festival of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 would also includes Na-Me-Res Toronto’s Annual Traditional Pow Wow on Saturday, June 23.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)