Craig Lauzon is a Canadian actor, writer and member of the Royal Canadian Air Farce. His main caricatures on the Farce include George Stroumboulopoulos, John Baird, Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper. Born in Ottawa, Lauzon is of Ojibwa descent, he was an artistic associate at Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada's oldest First Nations performing arts company. In 2011, he starred alongside Lorne Cardinal in a production of Kenneth T. Williams' Thunderstick, in which the two traded roles on alternate days. In 2012, he performed the role of Kent in an all-Aboriginal production of William Shakespeare's King Lear at the National Arts Centre, alongside a cast that included August Schellenberg as Lear, Tantoo Cardinal as Regan, Jani Lauzon in a dual role as Cordelia and the Fool, Billy Merasty as Gloucester, his other credits include the films Ham & Cheese, Damaged Goods and Bull, appearances on The Seán Cullen Show, The Ron James Show and Fool Canada. Air Farce profile Craig Lauzon on IMDb
Jani Lauzon is a Canadian puppeteer and musician of Métis heritage from East Kootenay, British Columbia. She is a three-time Juno Award Nominee with Muppet Show credits that include additional puppetry on Follow That Bird, performing on The Jim Henson Hour, the character Dip in the Sesame Street Canada television special "Basil Hears a Noise", her other non-Henson credits include Maggie on Groundling Marsh and regular roles on The Big Comfy Couch, Tales From the Long House, Alligator Pie, Happy Castle, Prairie Berry Pie, Mr. Dressup, Wumpa's World, Little Star and Iris the Happy Professor. Lauzon has appeared on camera in TV and movies such as Code Name: Eternity, Conspiracy of Silence, Business Management, Maggie's Life, Bingo Road and Destiny Ridge, she was worked as a radio actress on several radio stations including CBC Radio. In 2012, she performed a dual role as Cordelia and the Fool in an all-aboriginal production of William Shakespeare's King Lear at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, alongside a cast that included August Schellenberg as Lear, Tantoo Cardinal as Regan, Billy Merasty as Gloucester and Craig Lauzon as Kent.
Lauzon resides in Ontario. Blue Voice/New Voice RA Records, distributor Indiepool Hearts of the Nations The Banff Centre/Sweet Grass Thirst RA Records Heartbeat 2: More Voices of First Nations Women Smithsonian Folkways Contemporary Native American Music Mixed Blessings Article on Jani Lauzon by the Toronto Blues Society Jani Lauzon on IMDb
Cochise was leader of the Chihuicahui local group of the Chokonen and principal chief of the Chokonen band of the Chiricahua Apache. A key war leader during the Apache Wars, he led an uprising against the U. S. government which began in 1861, persisted until a peace treaty in 1872. Cochise County, Arizona is named after him. Cochise was one of the most noted Apache leaders to resist intrusions by European Americans during the 19th century, he was described as a large man, with a muscular frame, classical features, long black hair, which he wore in traditional Apache style. He was about six feet tall and weighed about 175 pounds. In his own language, his name Cheis meant "having the quality or strength of oak."Cochise and the Chokonen-Chiricahua lived in the area, now the northern region of Sonora, Mexico. As Spain and Mexico attempted to gain dominion over the Chiricahua lands, the indigenous groups became resistant. Cycles of warfare developed, which the Apache won; the Spanish tried a different approach.
After Mexico gained independence from Spain and took control of this territory, it ended the practice lacking the resources to continue it. The various Chiricahua bands resumed raiding in the 1830s to acquire what they wanted after the Mexicans stopped selling these goods to them; as a result, the Mexican government began a series of military operations in order to stop the raiding by the Chiricahua, but they were fought to a standstill by the Apache. Cochise's father was killed in the fighting. Cochise deepened the Chiricahua Apache pursued vengeance against the Mexicans. Mexican forces captured Cochise at one point in 1848 during an Apache raid on Fronteras, but he was exchanged for nearly a dozen Mexican prisoners. Beginning with early Spanish colonization around 1600, the Apache in their territory suffered tension and strife with European settlers until the greater part of the area was acquired by the United States in 1850, following the Mexican War. For a time, the two peoples managed peaceful relations.
In the late 1850s, Cochise may have supplied firewood for the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach station at Apache Pass. The tenuous peace did not last. In 1861 the Bascom Affair was a catalyst for armed confrontation. An Apache raiding party had driven away a local rancher's cattle and kidnapped his twelve-year-old step-son. Cochise and his band were mistakenly accused of the incident. Army officer Lt. George Bascom, invited Cochise to the Army's encampment in the belief that the warrior was responsible for the incident. Cochise maintained his innocence and offered to look into the matter with other Apache groups, but the officer tried to arrest him. Cochise escaped by slashing his way out of the tent. Cochise may have been shot. Bascom captured some of Cochise's relatives, who were taken by surprise as Cochise escaped. Cochise also took hostages to use in negotiations to free the Apache Indians. However, the negotiations fell apart, because the arrival of U. S. troop reinforcements led Cochise to believe.
Both sides killed all their remaining hostages. Cochise went on to carry out about 11 years of relentless warfare, reducing much of the Mexican/American settlements in southern Arizona to a burned-out wasteland. Dan Thrapp estimated the total death toll of settlers and Mexican/American travelers may have reached 5,000, but most historians believe it was more a few hundred; the mistaken arrest of Cochise by Lt. Bascom is still remembered by the Chiricahua's descendants today, who describe the incident as "Cut the Tent."Cochise joined with his father-in-law Mangas Coloradas, the powerful Chihenne-Chiricahua chief, in a long series of retaliatory skirmishes and raids on the white settlements and ranches. The Battle of Dragoon Springs was one of these engagements. During the raids, many people were killed, but the Apache quite had the upper hand; the United States was distracted by its own internal conflict of the looming Civil War, had begun to pull military forces out of the area. It did not have the resources to deal with the Apache.
Additionally, the Apaches were adapted to living and fighting in the harsh terrain of the southwest. It was many years before the US Army, using tactics conceived by General George Crook and adopted by General Nelson A. Miles, were able to challenge the Apache warrior on his own lands. At Apache Pass in 1862, Cochise and Mangas Coloradas, with around 500 fighters, held their ground against a New Mexico-bound force of California volunteers under General James Henry Carleton until carriage mounted howitzer artillery fire was brought to bear on their positions in the rocks above. According to scout John C. Cremony and historian Dan L. Thrapp, the howitzer fire sent the Apaches into an immediate retreat; the Battle of Apache Pass was one of the rare pitched
The Gemini Awards were awards given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television to recognize the achievements of Canada's television industry. The Gemini Awards are analogous to the Emmy Awards given in the United States and the BAFTA Television Awards in the United Kingdom. First held in 1986 to replace the ACTRA Award, the ceremony celebrated Canadian television productions with awards in 87 categories, along with other special awards such as lifetime achievement awards. In April 2012, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced that the Gemini Awards and the Genie Awards would be discontinued and replaced by a new award ceremony dedicated to all forms of Canadian media, including television and digital media; the first Canadian Screen Awards were held on 4 March 2013. The Geminis covered only English-language productions; the Academy organizes a separate awards show for French productions known as the Prix Gémeaux. Best Music Video Academy Achievement Award - general lifetime honour, inaugurated in 1996 Donald Brittain Award - for the best political or social documentary Canada Award - began in 1988 as the Multiculturalism Award, this is award "honours excellence in mainstream television programming that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of Canada."
Margaret Collier Award - lifetime writing honour John Drainie Award - broadcasting, not awarded every year Humanitarian Award - inaugurated in 2001, recipients to date: Donald Martin Wendy Crewson Max Keeping George R. Robertson Royal Canadian Air Farce Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism - for television journalists who make outstanding contributions Official website Townend, Paul. "Gemini Awards". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2 February 2008. Retrieved 2007-10-21
Quebec is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is bordered to the west by the province of Ontario and the bodies of water James Bay and Hudson Bay. S. states of Maine, New Hampshire and New York. It shares maritime borders with Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. Quebec is Canada's largest province by its second-largest administrative division, it is and politically considered to be part of Central Canada. Quebec is the second-most populous province of Canada, after Ontario, it is the only one to have a predominantly French-speaking population, with French as the sole provincial official language. Most inhabitants live in urban areas near the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City, the capital. Half of Quebec residents live in the Greater Montreal Area, including the Island of Montreal. English-speaking communities and English-language institutions are concentrated in the west of the island of Montreal but are significantly present in the Outaouais, Eastern Townships, Gaspé regions.
The Nord-du-Québec region, occupying the northern half of the province, is sparsely populated and inhabited by Aboriginal peoples. The climate around the major cities is four-seasons continental with cold and snowy winters combined with warm to hot humid summers, but farther north long winter seasons dominate and as a result the northern areas of the province are marked by tundra conditions. In central Quebec, at comparatively southerly latitudes, winters are severe in inland areas. Quebec independence debates have played a large role in the politics of the province. Parti Québécois governments held referendums on sovereignty in 1980 and 1995. Although neither passed, the 1995 referendum saw the highest voter turnout in Quebec history, at over 93%, only failed by less than 1%. In 2006, the House of Commons of Canada passed a symbolic motion recognizing the "Québécois as a nation within a united Canada". While the province's substantial natural resources have long been the mainstay of its economy, sectors of the knowledge economy such as aerospace and communication technologies and the pharmaceutical industry play leading roles.
These many industries have all contributed to helping Quebec become an economically influential province within Canada, second only to Ontario in economic output. The name "Québec", which comes from the Algonquin word kébec meaning "where the river narrows" referred to the area around Quebec City where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff-lined gap. Early variations in the spelling of the name included Kébec. French explorer Samuel de Champlain chose the name Québec in 1608 for the colonial outpost he would use as the administrative seat for the French colony of New France; the province is sometimes referred to as "La belle province". The Province of Quebec was founded in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 after the Treaty of Paris formally transferred the French colony of Canada to Britain after the Seven Years' War; the proclamation restricted the province to an area along the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. The Quebec Act of 1774 expanded the territory of the province to include the Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley and south of Rupert's Land, more or less restoring the borders existing under French rule before the Conquest of 1760.
The Treaty of Paris ceded territories south of the Great Lakes to the United States. After the Constitutional Act of 1791, the territory was divided between Lower Canada and Upper Canada, with each being granted an elected legislative assembly. In 1840, these become Canada East and Canada West after the British Parliament unified Upper and Lower Canada into the Province of Canada; this territory was redivided into the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario at Confederation in 1867. Each became one of the first four provinces. In 1870, Canada purchased Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company and over the next few decades the Parliament of Canada transferred to Quebec portions of this territory that would more than triple the size of the province. In 1898, the Canadian Parliament passed the first Quebec Boundary Extension Act that expanded the provincial boundaries northward to include the lands of the local aboriginal peoples; this was followed by the addition of the District of Ungava through the Quebec Boundaries Extension Act of 1912 that added the northernmost lands of the Inuit to create the modern Province of Quebec.
In 1927, the border between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador was established by the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Quebec disputes this boundary. Located in the eastern part of Canada, part of Central Canada, Quebec occupies a territory nearly three times the size of France or Texas, most of, sparsely populated, its topography is different from one region to another due to the varying composition of the ground, the climate, the proximity to water. The Saint Lawrence Lowland and the Appalachians are the two main topographic regions in southern Quebec, while the Canadian Shield occupies most of central and northern Quebec. Quebec has one of the world's largest reserves of fresh water, occupying 12% of its surface, it has 3 % of the world's renewable fresh water. Mor
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (film)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a 2007 historical drama television film adapted from the book of the same name by Dee Brown. The film was directed by Yves Simoneau and produced by HBO Films; the book on which the movie is based is a history of Native Americans in the American West in the 1860s and 1870s, focusing upon the transition from traditional ways of living to living on reservations and their treatment during that period. The title of the film and the book is taken from a line in the Stephen Vincent Benet poem "American Names." It was shot in Calgary, Canada. The plot, based on events covered by several chapters of Brown's book, other sources, on real events, revolves around four main characters: Charles Eastman né Ohiyesa, a young, mixed-race Sioux doctor educated at Dartmouth and Boston University, held up as proof of the success of assimilation. S. government policies designed to strip his people of their identity, their dignity and their sacred land, the gold-laden Black Hills of the Dakotas.
S. Senator Henry L. Dawes, an architect of government policy for allotment of Indian lands to individual households to force adoption of subsistence farming. While Eastman and his future wife Elaine Goodale, a reformer from New England and Superintendent of Indian Schools in the Dakotas, work to improve life for Indians on the reservation, Senator Dawes lobbies President Ulysses S. Grant for more humane treatment of the Indians, he opposes the adversarial stance of General William Tecumseh Sherman. The Dawes Commission develops a proposal to break up the Great Sioux Reservation to allow for American demands for land while preserving enough land for the Sioux to live on; the Commission's plan is held up by Sitting Bull's opposition. He has risen to leadership among the Sioux as one of the last chiefs to fight for their independence. Dawes, in turn, urges Eastman to help him convince the recalcitrant tribal leaders. After witnessing conditions on the Sioux reservation, Eastman refuses; the prophet Wovoka raised Western Indian hopes with his spiritual movement based on a revival of religious practice and the ritual Ghost Dance.
The assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of nearly 200 Indian men and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on December 29, 1890 ended such hopes. Henry L. Dawes' wanted to increase the cultural assimilation of Native Americans into American society by his Dawes Act and his efforts as head of the Dawes Commission. During the 47 years of implementing the Act, Native Americans lost about 90 million acres of treaty land, or about two-thirds of their 1887 land base. About 90,000 Indians were made landless; the Implementation of the Dawes Act disrupted Native American tribes' communal life and unity. Adam Beach as Charles Eastman Anna Paquin as Elaine Goodale Chevez Ezaneh as Ohiyesa / young Charles August Schellenberg as Sitting Bull Aidan Quinn as Henry L. Dawes Colm Feore as General William Tecumseh Sherman Fred Thompson as President Ulysses S. Grant Duane Howard as Uncle Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse as One Bull Brian Stollery as Bishop Whipple Shaun Johnston as Col. Nelson A. Miles Gordon Tootoosis as Red Cloud Billy Merasty as Young Man Afraid Of His Horses Morris Birdyellowhead as American Horse Eddie Spears as Chasing Crane Sean Wei Mah as Bull Head Eric Schweig as Gall Jimmy Herman as Yellow Bird Patrick St. Esprit as Major James Walsh J.
K. Simmons as James McLaughlin Wes Studi as Wovoka/Jack Wilson Marty Atonini as Col. James W. Forsyth Lee Tergesen as Daniel F. Royer The film received 17 nominations at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, earning more nominations than any other nominee, it won six Emmy Awards: Won: Outstanding Made for Television Movie Won: Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Won: Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Won: Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Won: Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Won: Outstanding Single Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie Nominated: Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie Nominated: Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Nominated: Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special, Yves Simoneau Nominated: Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Nominated: Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special, George S. Clinton Nominated: Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, Aidan Quinn Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, August Schellenberg Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, Anna Paquin Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special, Daniel GiatIt received three nominations at the 65th Golden Globe Awards: Nominated: Best Miniseries or Television Film Nominated: Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Adam Beach Nominated: Best Supporting Actress – Miniseries, Series or Television Film, Anna PaquinIt won the 2007 Broadcast Film Critics Award for Best Picture Made for Television.
Satellite Awards Nominated: Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Aidan Quinn Nominated: Best Television FilmScreen Actors Guild Awards Nominat
Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. It follows the adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny several billion light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy, they evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to Earth, while trying to explore and to survive in their unknown area of the universe. The series, created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, premiered in the United States on Syfy on October 2, 2009; the series featured an ensemble cast and was filmed in and around Vancouver, BC, Canada. A second season of 20 episodes was announced by Syfy in December 2009; the first 10 episodes of the second season were aired in the United States beginning on September 28, 2010, the final 10 were shown beginning on March 7, 2011. Syfy announced on December 16, 2010 that it would not be picking up Stargate Universe for a third season; the second season of SGU ended as a semi-cliffhanger.
There is an ongoing comic book series set after the end of season two, but the original creators and writers are not involved. The SGC created Icarus base on a remote planet whose Stargate is powered by large naquadria deposits throughout the core; the team, led by Dr. Nicholas Rush, postulate that the power from that core could allow them to use a 9-chevron code to "dial" into the Stargate, allowing them access to locations far remote from their galaxy, but lack the means to translate the writing of the Ancients to understand how to dial this properly. Dr. Rush designs a video game used across Earth to find brilliant minds to interpret the puzzle, which Eli Wallace, a young mathematics genius, is able to solve. Although Eli is reluctant, he is brought to Icarus base along with a contingent of guests of honor aboard the Hammond, a Daedalus-class starship battlecruiser, they are introduced to the base's military staff, led by Colonel Everett Young, Colonel David Telford, First Lieutenants Matthew Scott and Tamara Johansen, Master Sergeant Ronald Greer.
Dr. Rush and Eli work together to discover the means to dial the ninth chevron, just as the base is attacked by members of the Lucian Alliance. Colonel Telford aids in the defence with X302 fighters with Colonel Samantha Carter in command of the George Hammond, while the base starts dialing Earth into the Stargate, finding that the planet's power core is about to explode. Dr. Rush realizes that the explosion would follow them through the base back to Earth, instead redials the Stargate with the ninth chevron opening a wormhole; the surviving Icarus Base members flee through the wormhole before the planet explodes. They find themselves aboard an old abandoned spacecraft made by the Ancients, which Dr. Rush finds was named Destiny; the eighty-some survivors begin to assure the safety of their team, Senator Armstrong injured and realizing he might not have long, sacrifices himself to seal an air leak in one of Destiny's shuttles. As the rest of the team works to make the ship hospitable, Dr. Rush and other scientific members of Icarus Base start to understand the function of Destiny.
The crew is able to remain in contact with Earth via the Ancient communication stones that Dr. Rush brought, are told to continue the Stargate mission of exploring that galaxy, while searching for a way to return home; the team's mission adapts in season 2, when the Ancients' mission for Destiny is discovered in "The Greater Good". Dr. Rush cracks the ship's master code, gaining control of the ship's systems and discovering that the Ancients found an artificial pattern to the cosmic microwave background radiation said to be a remnant of the Big Bang; this discovery suggested the possibility of life before or after the Big Bang, Destiny was launched millions of years ago to study and gather data regarding this possibility. While Destiny has not solved this riddle after millions of years of research, the series ends with the team continuing its fight for survival while dedicating itself to researching this possibility of an originating intelligence. Robert Carlyle as Nicholas Rush – The "ship's brilliant Machiavellian scientist" whom producer Joseph Mallozzi had first mentioned in his blog in mid-November 2008 as Dr. David Rush.
The ship's crew believe Rush to be losing his mind. Carlyle explained in an interview that after Rush lost his wife to cancer, he became driven by the opportunity to explore the galaxy. Mallozzi rectified casting reports in mid-December 2008 that Rush "is not the leader of the unplanned expedition; that honor falls to Colonel Everett Young. For now, but things could have a way of changing on board a ship manned by a disparate group with different agendas...". Although a confirmed main character, Rush was not included in the initial casting character breakdowns. Wright and Cooper intended the character to be different from any previous main characters in the Stargate franchise, "somebody, not the hero, not the villain, more of a flawed and complex person". About a year before being cast, Scottish actor Robert Carlyle wanted to try something new in his career and approached television companies in Los Angeles, they offered him several parts, but St