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ThinkNDN News Dec Issue 1


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ThinkNDN News Dec Issue 1

  1. 1. Dec 1-15, 2011 ThinkNDN NEWS Vancouver’s Award-Winning Aboriginal Show Aired Mondays 8-9pm on 102.7fm CFRO Website: Email: Tel: 604.779.5667 Twitter: @ThinkNDN Working to Keep The Support Co-op Radio BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! Community Informed! Monthly Sustainer: $10/mo $15/mo $20/mo or $ /mo Annual Membership: $60- $2,000 The ThinkNDN WINSJoin the ThinkNDN Team as they bring an hour of (Winnipeg MB) On November 3/11 ThinkNDN WINS itsEntertainment & News, every week to the Vancouver 3rd Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for “ BestAboriginal Community! The Show will be offering a line- Aboriginal Music Radio Show/Program” received byup of Traditional & Contemporary Singers, Creator/Producer Suzette Amaya. ThinkNDN Thanks allInstrumentalists, Hip-Hop Artists, Spoken word Artists, their Supporters and Listeners for their Votes!Poets, Filmmakers, Entrepreneurs, Drummers, www.aboriginalpeopleschoice.comCraftspeople, Storytellers, Elders, Activists, CommunityLeaders, Role Models and other Interesting People! Listen Online @ Share Your Talents, Speak Your Mind Live On The ThinkNDN Show Have Your CD/Demo Played On Air ThinkNDN Xmas Open House Promote Your Community Event! Dec 19th at 7-9pm ALL AGES/Open Mic/Refreshments EMAIL US! Christmas Karaoke/Sing Carols/Share Stories 110-360 Columbia St. at East Hastings St. RSVP 604.779.5667
  2. 2. Wuz up @ThinkNDN Registration Package, Applications for Exhibitors and Facilitators, fundraising ideas and the Gathering Our Voices Conference Poster.THINKNDN is Looking For 2 Energetic HostsInterested in Meeting Amazin, Talented People? REGISTRATION INFORMATIONBrushing up on your Interviewing Skills? Being Aware of $125.00 Early Registration Feewhat’s happening in Our Community? Being a Radio September 1st, 2011 – February 10th, 2012Personality? (Group registration incentive – for every group of 5 We are looking for 2 Hosts to Join Our Team registered, the 6th registrant is FREE!) This is a Volunteer Opportunity Candidates must be willing to be Committed! $175.00 Regular Registration Fee Have Excellent Verbal Communication & February 11th-March 20th, 2012 Active Listening Skills, and a Positive Attitude! Please Send a Resume & Coverletter to Please visit our website: Suzette Amaya-ThinkNDN Producer If you have any questions or concerns or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Della Preston, Youth Conference Coordinator Community Events E-mail: Phone: (250) 388-5522 or 1-800-990-2432 Fax: (250) 388-5502 Gathering Our Voices 2012 Nanaimo, BC - March 20-23, 2012The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres&Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre are proudto host: Gathering Our Voices 2012 from March 20-23,2012. The 10th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference willbe held in Nanaimo, British Columbia at The VancouverIsland and Convention Centre, The Coast Bastion Hoteland The Port Theatre.Aboriginal Youth aged 14-24 are invited to take part in adynamic conference that will focus on many importantissues including Health, Language, Culture, theEnvironment, Employment, Education, Sports andRecreation. Many workshops, cultural activities, aninteractive Career and Education fair, eveningentertainment and afternoon sport and recreationactivities will be offered. On our website you will findmany documents including the Gathering Our Voice
  3. 3. Aboriginal Mother Centre Grand Opening and Totem Pole Raising Ceremony Friday December 9, 2011 2019 Dundas Street at Wall Street (1 block east of Victoria Dr intersection). Tentative Agenda 10am Breakfast for participants and witnesses 10:30 Dignitary speeches & Gift Giving 11:00 Cut Ribbon & Gather at Wall Street Parkade 11:15 Commence Totem Pole Raising Ceremony: Mike & Mique’l Dangeli, the Git Hayetsk Dancers 12pm Gift Giving 12:15 Feast Any questions please contact Andrea Foster Email: TALKING STICK FESTIVAL 2012 Mon Feb 20 - Sat Mar 3, 2012Murray is Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand INFO www.fullcircle.caRiver Territory in southern Ontario. He’s spent 30 years This years Talking Stick Festival celebrates outstandingplaying his unique style of foot-stomping, hand clapping contemporary First Nations art and performance. Theblues throughout the world. His first solo release was, festival is produced by Full Circle First Nations“1492 – Who Found Who?” in 1994. From his song Performance (Vancouver, B.C.), which provides a‘colours’ he wrote, “He’s a red man, singing the black professional ensemble training program for Nativeman’s blues, living in a white man’s world”. Murray artists to learn, create and work in the arts.started playing keyboards and singing the blues as ateenager in bars and clubs throughout Ontario andwestern New York. In 2005 he was a JUNO nominee for ROGERS SANTA CLAUS PARADE‘Full Circle’ with his former group The Pappy JohnsBand and Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winner for Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.‘Best Blues’. Over the years Murray Porter has sharedthe stage with hundreds of Artists including B.B. King,Etta James, The Neville Brothers, Tom Cochrane, andBurton Cummings.Included on the Dec 4th bill with Murray Porter at theBackstage Lounge is a list of musical artists all with theirown colourful careers…Helene Duguay on bass andharmonies, Rick Boulter on guitar and Chris “The Wrist”Nordquist on drums. Also expect a number of guestartists to join Murray on stage. COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS CHRISTMAS SQUARE: SUNDAY DEC 4, 2011 10:30am to 1:00pm The Backstage Lounge, ArtsClub Located on Thurlow Street between Georgia & Melville 1585 JOHNSTON ST., Vancouver, BC Come out and join in on the family fun pre-parade festivities! There will be live entertainment on the main Doors open 7 pm – Show Times 8 to 11 pm stage, Decorate a Gingerbread Man, Write a Letter to All tickets sold at the door only – $ 12. Santa and much more!
  4. 4. National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth TheatreThe National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation(NAAF) is a nationally registered non-profit organizationdevoted to excellence and providing the educationaltools necessary for Aboriginal youth to achieve brighterfutures. NAAF promotes the development and educationof Aboriginal peoples and their professional ThinkNDN TRENDINGadvancement in Canadian society through the Attawapiskat Crisis * APTN Digital Drumimplementation of four initiatives – the Scholarship Blackstone on APTN Premieres Jan 11Program, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, Artict Air on CBC Premieres Jan 10Blueprint for the Future and Taking Pulse. The Andrea Menard – Christmas Sparkle Tourestablishment of the National Aboriginal Achievement Ab-Originals on CBC Radio 3Awards best exemplifies the efforts of the National Winnipegs Most * Derek MillerAboriginal Achievement Foundation to encourage and Michelle Thrush * Twlight Breaking Dawncelebrate excellence in the Aboriginal community. Clarence Two Toes * A Tribe Called Red Don Amero * Crystal ShawandaThe Awards celebrate excellence in the Indigenous * Drezuscommunity and the limitless potential that Indigenouspeople represent. They recognize the highest level ofachievement and provide terrific role models for Indigenous youth to achieve their potential.See A Complete List Of the 2012 Recipient List and TheNAAF Awards Details Go to: SITES TO CHECK OUTFirst Nations In BC - www.fnbc.infoSAY Magazine - REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTEUrban Native Youth Association - The “Red Road” of Indigenous music just amped up intoACCESS - a four-lane highway with the launch of - Indigenous Music Culture. RPM is an online platform to promote the next generation of contemporary music ADVERTISE FOR FREE from First Nations artists.Share your News, Announcements, Stories, and Poems, Revolutions Per Minute - RPM delivers daily music in the next bi-weekly ThinkNDN Newsletter. Add to our features of over a hundred Indigenous artists and Classified Ad space Its FREE!! Announce your next attracts thousands of viewers and listeners each week. Gig! Submission can be emailed to