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New Designations Announced

Event takes place in Black Duck Brook

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New Designations to be Announced

Ceremony to be held Oct 18 2013

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Kelly Russell Legacy Project

Kelly Russell Legacy Project

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Distinctive Cultural Traditions and Practices

Nominated subjects in this category include any traditional cultural practice, skill, knowledge, custom, or expression that broadly portrays the unique identities of the peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador, including and particularly those that are in danger of being lost. "Distinctive cultural traditions and practices" - which are also referred to as "intangible cultural heritage"  - can be expressed in the following ways:

  • oral traditions and expressions: the language that is used as a vehicle of intangible cultural heritage
  • performing arts, such as traditional music, dance, and theatre
    social practices, rituals, and festive events
  • knowledge and practices that involve or concern nature and the universe
  • skills involved in traditional craftsmanship

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