PODCAST: History of the Ottawa River Watershed – Peter Di Gangi, Algonquin Nation Secretariat

78 minute audio recording of talk by Research and Policy Director of the Algonquin Nation Secretariat, Peter Di Gangi, presented December 8th 2015 at Octopus Books in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory – also available is a 74 minute version for use in burning to standard CD format.

Audio player embedded below.

Map of the Ottawa River Watershed - Click the map for full-size image, or download the pdf version.
Map of the Ottawa River Watershed – click the map for full-size image, or download the pdf version.

Outline of talk:

  • The Ottawa River
  • Algonquins and Nipissings – pre-contact
  • French-English competition, fur trade, war and peace
  • Logging and settlement in the Ottawa valley
  • Impacts
  • Petitions for reserve lands
  • Dams and hydro
  • Sports hunting, trapping
  • Policy and law in the 20th century
  • Current events

 
Listen to the talk:

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Algonquin Nation Secretariat: www.algonquinnation.ca

 

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On the Algonquin land claim for eastern Ontario:

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