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L&A County Museum hosts the weird and wonderful this summer

In the heart of Napanee is a fantasy world inhabited by weird and scary creatures, characters endowed with magical powers and strange phenomena.   “Tales of Fantasy” is a special exhibit on loan to the Lennox & Addington County Museum this summer from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science. It

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Algonquin Negotiation Representative election process begins

Ballots are being mailed out today for the election of Algonquin Negotiation Representative (ANR) in three communities in Ontario. The ANRs include the Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and one representative from each of the nine other Algonquin communities. Six candidates have been acclaimed by

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Indigenous community members call for removal of Sir John A. Macdonald statue at ceremony

Members of Kingston’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous community held a sacred fire and land-based ceremony at City Park on Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021, covering the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald with red fabric and demanding its removal and replacement with a monument to residential school survivors. The ceremony began at

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The Honourable Murray Sinclair announced as 15th Chancellor at Queen’s

Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane announced today, Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021, that the university has selected The Honourable Murray Sinclair to serve as its 15th Chancellor. As an experienced national leader, Sinclair will be well-positioned to offer insight and guidance to the university, according to a statement from

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New engineering fellowship at Queen’s to support Black, Indigenous advancement

Queen’s University is one of six in Ontario that have partnered to create a new academic fellowship. Its aim is to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering to prepare for careers as professors and industry researchers. Announced Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, the Indigenous

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Tyendinaga language and cultural centre launch new animated series

Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO), Tyendinaga’s language and cultural centre, has announced the launch of a new website, video series and character designed to educate children in the Mohawk language. With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, TTO says they created the Learning With Tsitha (LWT) project to strengthen and

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Trees go missing from ceremonial community garden

Eighteen trees appear to have been stolen from a community garden and ceremonial space on Highway 15 in Kingston. “We are deeply distressed by this sad and apparently malicious act that is frankly beyond our comprehension,” said Rev. Nan Hudson. She said the apparent theft was discovered on Sunday, Dec.

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Kingston residents march in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers

A march in solidarity with fishers of the Mi’kmaw nation in Nova Scotia took place on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, starting at McBurney Park at 11:30 a.m. Approximately a dozen people came out in the wind and rain to sing, drum and to walk from the park, down Princess Street

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Tyendinaga Mohawks, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs lay out ‘path to peace’

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller meeting with the Tyendinaga Mohawk group at the blockade just outside of Shannonville. Photo courtesy of Real Peoples Media. The Tyendinaga Mohawk people and Hereditary Chiefs of Wet’suwet’en held a conference this afternoon and have released a unified statement following their meeting today. The two

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Slow Down for Wet’suwet’en demonstrations continue

Sunday, February 9th marked the fourth day of protests and rallies in the Kingston area, with local Indigenous and non-Indigenous people publicly demonstrating solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people in British Columbia. Despite a court-ordered injunction, train delays and cancellations continued along the Toronto-Ottawa routes, with protests near Belleville preventing trains

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POLL: What type of restaurant does Kingston need?

We’ve recently polled Kingstonians on what type of business we need in the city, and what type of store the Cataraqui Centre needs, but now we want to get a little more specific and find out what type of restaurant Kingston needs.  With the pending arrival of what appears to

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Loughborough Public gets Indigenous-inspired outdoor teaching space

  Loughborough Public School unveiled their new Indigenous-inspired outdoor teaching space on Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019. The opening ceremony was hosted by Elder Georgina Riel, a member of the Batchewana First Nation of the Ojibway. The event opened with parent Janza Giangrosso providing small gifts and thanks to both Riel

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