December 15-31, 2011                 ThinkNDN News        Vancouver’s Newest Aboriginal Show Aired Every Monday 8-9 on 102...
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National Aboriginal Achievement Awards       Friday, February 24, 2012         at the Queen Elizabeth TheatreThe National ...
Gathering Our Voices 2012                                                       Nanaimo, BC - March 20-23, 2012           ...
Blues for Christmas is back for its 26th year!Vancouver blues musicians will take to the stage toraise funds for the Downt...
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  1. 1. December 15-31, 2011 ThinkNDN News Vancouver’s Newest Aboriginal Show Aired Every Monday 8-9 on 102.7fm CFRO Twitter: @ThinkNDN Email: Tel: 604.779.5667 Working to Keep the Wuz up @ThinkNDN Community Informed!Join the ThinkNDN Team as they bring an hour ofEntertainment & News, every week to theVancouver Aboriginal Community! The Show willbe offering a line-up of Traditional &Contemporary Singers, Instrumentalists, Hip-HopArtists, Spoken word Artists, Poets, Filmmakers,Entrepreneurs, Drummers, Craftspeople,Storytellers, Elders, Activists, CommunityLeaders, Role Models and other InterestingPeople! -LIKE- Our Facebook Page ThinkNDN102.7fm! Listen Online @ Share Your Talents, Speak Your Mind Live On The ThinkNDN Show Have Your CD/Demo Played On Air Promote Your Community Event! EMAIL US! Advertise For FREE! Support Co-op Radio Share your News, Announcements, Stories, and Poems, in the next bi-weekly ThinkNDN Newsletter. Add to our Classified Ad space! BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! Announce your next Gig! Submission can be emailed to
  2. 2. Community Events REVOLUT IONS PER M I N U TE TALKING STICK FESTIVAL The “Red Road” of Indigenous music just amped Mon Feb 20 - Sat Mar 3, 2012 up into a four-lane highway with the launch of INFO - Indigenous Music Culture. RPM is anThis years Talking Stick Festival celebrates online platform to promote the next generation ofoutstanding contemporary First Nations art and contemporary music from First Nations artists.performance. The festival is produced by Full Revolutions Per Minute - RPM delivers dailyCircle First Nations Performance (Vancouver, music features of over a hundred IndigenousB.C.), which provides a professional ensemble artists and attracts thousands of viewers andtraining program for Native artists to learn, create listeners each week.and work in the arts. ADVERTISE FOR FREEShare your News, Announcements, Stories, andPoems, in the next bi-weekly Newsletter. @ThinkNDN
  3. 3. National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth TheatreThe National Aboriginal AchievementFoundation (NAAF) is a nationally registerednon-profit organization devoted to excellence andproviding the educational tools necessary forAboriginal youth to achieve brighter futures.NAAF promotes the development and educationof Aboriginal peoples and their professionaladvancement in Canadian society through theimplementation of four initiatives – theScholarship Program, the National AboriginalAchievement Awards, Blueprint for the Future andTaking Pulse. The establishment of the NationalAboriginal Achievement Awards best exemplifiesthe efforts of the National Aboriginal Achievement www.nomadicalternatives.orgFoundation to encourage andcelebrateexcellence in the Aboriginal community.The Awards celebrate excellence in theIndigenous community and the limitless potentialthat Indigenous people represent. They recognizethe highest level of achievement and provideterrific role models for Indigenous youth toachieve their potential. A Cozy Winter Evening Of Music Matt Gong & Tristan SmithSee A Complete List Of the 2012 Recipient List Cafe Montmarte 4362 Main St. Vancouver, BCand The NAAF Awards Details Go to: Tuesday the 27th of December Also, its all ages, the cover is by donation and the establishment is cash only. Check Out These Sites Well be starting at 7:30 PM. Native Web DONATIONS NEEDED & APPRECIATED Aboriginal Multi-Media Society As Co-op Radio is a Volunteer Based Station, so is our ThinkNDN Show/Staff. We are currently Native Hip Hop looking for Community Support through Donations: Office supplies, Paper,Bottled, AMIK Canned beverages, Monetary donations, Printing/Copying Services, Ad Space, Giveaways, APTN Digital Drum Gift Certificates, and Event tickets, any support will be greatly appreciated!
  4. 4. Gathering Our Voices 2012 Nanaimo, BC - March 20-23, 2012 The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres &Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre are proud to host: Gathering Our Voices 2012 from March 20-23, 2012. The 10th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference will be held in Nanaimo, British Columbia at The Vancouver Island and Convention Centre, The Coast Bastion Hotel and The Port Theatre. Aboriginal Youth aged 14-24 are invited to take part in a dynamic conference that will focus on many important issues including Health, Language, Culture, the Environment, Employment, Education, Sports and Recreation. Many workshops, cultural activities, an interactive Career and Education fair, evening entertainment and afternoon sport and recreation activities will be offered. On our website you will find HOMELESS ACTION many documents including the Gathering Our Voice New Years Frybread Giveaway Registration Package, Applications for Exhibitors and Facilitators, fundraising ideas and the Gathering Our December 30/11 at 1-5pm Voices Conference Poster. DTES Neighborhood House REGISTRATION INFORMATION 573 East Hastings $125.00 Early Registration FeeLooking for donations of flour, frybread, baking September 1st, 2011 – February 10th, 2012 (Group registration incentive – for every group of 5 powder, oil, condiments, cooks! registered, the 6th registrant is FREE!) If anyone wants to help please email: $175.00 Regular Registration Fee February 11th-March 20th, 2012 Please visit our website: If you have any questions or concerns or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact: Della Preston Youth Conference Coordinator E-mail: Phone: (250) 388-5522 or 1-800-990-2432 Fax: (250) 388-5502KAYA Christmas Kickoff! ALL AGES! December 20th, 2011 at 6-9pm Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac Street YouTube Search These Artists Videos Meet and greet new staff! Free food! Jana Mashonee Shy-Anne Hovorak Door prizes! And Entertainment! Winnipegs Most Joey Stylez Learn about our upcoming programs! Derek Miller Crystal Shawanda We will have a PHOTO BOOTH at the party! Shane Yellowbird Eagle & Hawk
  5. 5. Blues for Christmas is back for its 26th year!Vancouver blues musicians will take to the stage toraise funds for the Downtown Eastside Centre for theArts and Our Music Family Society at VENUE onWednesday, December 28th 2011The current line-up for the show includes thelegendary and long-time supporter Jerry Doucette aswell as perennial favourites Brainchild, Dalannah GailBowen, Incognito, Jason Buie, Johnny Ferreira & TheSwing Machine, John Lee Sanders, Kenny Wayne,Murray Porter, Sibel Thrasher, Taylor James & WillieMacCalder.Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and $30 atthe door (plus S/C & HST). Tickets are available on-line at: or by phone at 604 684 JOIN SUZETTE AMAYA2787. Hip Hop, Rap & Urban PicksVery important! Be sure to bring a non-perishable item radio3.cbc.cafor the Food Bank! Blues for Christmas media ThinkNDN TRENDINGsponsors this year are CTV, Georgia Straight andShoreFM. GOOGLE/FACEBOOK/TWITTER SEARCH THESE TOPICSBlues for Christmas Beneficiaries: Attawapiskat CrisisThe Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts is an arts Recipe To Riches – Melaney Glyallorganisation formed by Dalannah Gail Bowen to offer Blackstone on APTN Premieres Jan 11free accessible arts programmes to and for the Artict Air on CBC Premieres Jan 10Downtown Eastside Community. Andrea Menard – Christmas Sparkle Crystal Shawanda Christmas Cd Avail on ItunesOur Music Family Society is a newly organised society Don Amero Christmas – www.donamero.comformed by “Friends of Paul Baker” dedicated to Stressed Street Entertainment Mix Tapeproviding assistance to musicians in times of life-threatening illnesses, visit their website BE APART OF ThinkNDN THINKNDN is Looking For 2 Energetic HostsYou can follow Blues for Christmas on our Facebook Interested in Meeting Amazin, Talented People?Community Page, search for “Blues for Christmas”. Brushing up on your Interviewing Skills? Being AwareAnd on Twitter @Blues4Christmas of what’s happening in Our Community? We are looking for 2 Hosts to Join Our TeamFor information contact: This is a Volunteer OpportunityJo Silverthorn Candidates must be willing to be Committed!Event Co-ordinator Have Excellent Verbal Communication &Phone: 778 316 2409 Active Listening Skills, and a Positive Attitude!Email: Please Send a Resume & Coverletter toWebsite:
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