Dec. 19 Asinabka / Akikodjiwan panel discussion & musical performances, as part of Phil Ochs Festival in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory.
Link to full video on Youtube (embedded directly below) and also the podcast/audio recording (and direct mp3 download). The following are the start times for each individual speaker/singer in the full video, along with links to the separate stand-alone video for their segment (the individual videos are all also embedded on this page, further below – keep scrolling down – or Youtube playlist here):
♦ 0:57 Barbara Dumont-Hill ♦ 06:05 Albert Dumont ♦ 12:03 Tito Medina ♦ 18:00 Douglas Cardinal ♦ 26:50 Gabrielle Fayant & Amanda Fox (aka Spirit Flowers) ♦ 36:40 Michael Desautels ♦ 40:37 Kevin Schofield ♦ 48:10 Romola Thumbadoo ♦ 1:08:46 Julie Comber (aka Vela) ♦ 1:21:24 Peter Di Gangi ♦ 1:30:10 Barbara Dumont-Hill ♦
“Support the Algonquin Vision for Akikodjiwan Kichizibi” (2-page pdf to print double-sided ‘flip on short edge’ then fold) that you can pass on to friends, family and colleagues: available at www.bit.ly/chaudiere-flyer – includes background information and action items.
More info on this issue at:
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Call to Support Protection of Sacred Waterfalls Area
Please as individuals, and as organizations passing official resolutions/endorsements, contact the relevant government officials to indicate your support of these demands (contact info below).
- 1. The federal and Ontario governments should purchase the lands within our Algonquin Sacred Area for return to an Algonquin controlled institution set up by legitimate Algonquin First Nations.
- 2. The Algonquin Sacred Waterfalls Area Akikodjiwan must be protected in perpetuity and recognized within the National Capital Region as an Algonquin Nation Cultural Park and Historic Commemoration Site under an Algonquin controlled institution to be established by the legitimate Algonquin First Nations.
- 3. The governments of Canada, Quebec, Ontario, the National Capital Commission and the municipalities of Gatineau and Ottawa must contact the duly elected Algonquin Chiefs and Councils to negotiate the establishment of a proposed Algonquin Nation Cultural Park and Historic Commemoration Site under an Algonquin controlled institution to be established by the legitimate Algonquin First Nations.
List of email addresses to contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
(ie: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, National Capital Commission chair Russell Mills, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, and Jonathan Westeinde of Windmill Development Group)
Also – Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard contact form
AND – Please send copies of all support letters or resolutions to Ms. Brenda St. Denis at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Algonquin drum keeper, community volunteer, and spiritual advisor
Albert Dumont “South Wind” AlbertDumont.com
– Algonquin community activist, volunteer, poet, storyteller and spiritual advisor
Tito Medina TitoMedina.net
– Singer-Songwriter and an icon for Guatemalan revolutionary music
Douglas Cardinal djcarchitect.com
– World-Class Organic Architect, Anishinaabe Elder and First Nations Activist
Gabrielle Fayant & Amanda Fox facebook.com/spirit.flowers.singers
– Spirit Flowers Indigenous women’s hand drum group
– Student & Labour Action Committee of Freeing Chaudière Falls and its Islands
– the Tennessee Cree
Peter Di Gangi AlgonquinNation.ca
– Research and Policy Director for the Algonquin Nation Secretariat
Videos by Greg Macdougall, EquitableEducation.ca