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REF NO.: 166

SUBJECT: Aboriginal youth to carry on culture and heritage through digital media

DATE: March 29,2010

Note to editors:
 
On Tuesday, March 30, the Miawpukek First Nation and Memorial University’s Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT) will officially launch a project that will preserve and share knowledge of the Miawpukek people of Conne River, Newfoundland and Labrador, to ensure their culture and heritage can be carried on by its youth.
The two partners will showcase the digital tools created for the project, providing a virtual cultural connection for First Nations people nationally and internationally to engage in dialogue, build communities, and learn and preserve unique rituals and traditions. The event will also include a special performance by the St. Anne’s youth choir of Conne River.
Live Webcast of this event will be available beginning 12 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, via www.distance.mun.ca.
 What: A presentation of innovative digital media created to preserve the culture and heritage of the Miawpukek people of Conne River, NL.
Location: Hampton Hall, Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ridge Road Campus.
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Time: Presentation and reception from 12 – 2 p.m.

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For more information or for media RSVP please contact Courtenay Griffin, communications co-ordinator, Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT), Memorial University of Newfoundland, at 709-737-2611 or cgriffin@mun.ca.    
 

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