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Jukasa News Update – Thursday, May 27, 2021


APTN says their Indigenous Day Live event is back on this year to celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day.
The yearly event was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s event will include virtual performances from artists across Canada to showcase First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures and milestones.
The event will feature Snotty Nose Rex Kids, Tom Wilson, and Buffy Sainte Marie.
Indigenous Day Live will air on APTN June 20.

Ontario announced it is supporting 7 virtual learning projects at Six Nations Polytechnic.
The Institute’s President Rebecca Jamieson says the school will develop new micro-credentials in collaboration with other Indigenous Institutions in Ontario that focus on Indigenous e-learning that incorporates indigenous knowledge, teaching and learning.
The initiative is part of the province’s Virtual Learning Strategy that will invest more than $70 million dollars into virtual learning across the province and creating opportunities for students to earn a post secondary education at home.

The first Indigenous Hip Hop Awards were presented last weekend.
The online event was streamed online live from Winnipeg and was hosted by Mike Bone.
David Strickland won the award for best Hip Hop Single of the Year, Producer of the Year and Collaboration of the Year.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids won both Songwriter of the Year and Hip Hop Album of the Year.
This was the inaugural award event for Indigenous Hip Hop. Organizers say they expect it will become a yearly celebration of indigenous music and talent.

Inspire announced the 12 recipients of its 2021 Inspire Awards at a virtual event this month.
The awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement on a national level in the arts, business, culture, heritage, health, law public service and lifetime achievement.
This year’s event will be held virtually and is being produced by award winning Indigenous filmmaker and actress Jennifer Podemski.
An awards ceremony will be broadcast during National Indigenous History Month on APTN and CBC on June 22.

The Six Nations Arrows home-opener game was greatly missed this year.
The annual event is usually held as part of the community’s Victoria Day weekend festivities — but ongoing pandemic restrictions have postponed all those events until August.
The team has celebrated it’s home opener since the 1990s.

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