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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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Tradition Bearers

For the purposes of this program, a "tradition bearer" is a person or group of people (living or deceased) with a high degree of knowledge of - and the skills required - to perform or re-create-specific elements of Newfoundland and Labrador's intangible cultural heritage, especially aspects that may be rare or in danger of being lost. To be eligible, a tradition bearer must be recognized as an expert in one of the following areas:

  • oral traditions and expressions
  • 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
  • traditional craftsmanship
  • knowledge of traditional activities related to living off the land and to household economy

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