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Individual recordings of eleven of the rally speakers sharing personal stories, providing context, expressing outrage and calling for change, in light of the Jian Ghomeshi verdict. Approximately 200 people attended the event on March 25, rallying at the Ottawa courthouse and then marching to Parliament Hill.   Recordings below – recorded and produced by Greg […]

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“What Sustains Us? What Stops Us?” An exploration and conversation starter on how we meld our activist lives, our political selves with our personal lives, our mental health work and the way we are in community – and how we can make it sustainable, healthy and constructive. Zine by Kristi Kenney; some pieces by guest […]

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A summary and download of a letter from Heather Majaury to the Algonquins of Ontario organization; an in-depth critique of the Proposed Agreement-In-Principle that will be voted on in the coming months. The letter is cc’ed to relevant provincial and federal government representatives and ministers. Scroll down for context, summary and links, also with related […]

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A 12-pg zine (3 letter-sized double-sided pages, folded into a booklet) to help improve your meeting facilitation skills and approach. The content is mainly excerpted from the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA)‘s new Spring 2014 Resource Zine, plus one article from Greg Macdougall of EquitableEducation.ca. Download the zine pdf file here Instructions: print double-sided […]

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Interviewed here by Craig Fortier for a research project on decolonization and Indigenous solidarity, Greg Macdougall has been active with IPSMO, the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa, for the past five years. Prior to that he was already involved in independent media organizing and media-making; he has published an Aboriginal Understanding booklet that includes some […]

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by Elena: elenamlove@yahoo.com On May 17th, 2011, Grandfather William Commanda smoked his last pipe. Four people were present: Larry McDermott of Plenty Canada, me and my daughter, Veronica, and Romola Trebilcock, Grandfather’s close friend and assistant. Grandfather’s years and kidney disease were catching up with him. He still didn’t look his ninety seven, but he […]

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Here is a good framework for reflection upon our work towards decolonization and Indigenous solidarity. They are questions put together by Craig Fortier of York University for his research on the subject. He recently interviewed me based upon these themes/questions, and I asked him if it was already to share this as I thought it […]

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by Clayton Thomas-Muller   Decolonization for your Momma   History… Historically, Capitalism has been and is the motive for the Colonial and Imperialist policies that have disempowered and dispossess Indigenous people around the world.  It generally happens in three big phases in this country: Genocide, Removal/Termination, and Assimilation.  Systems of Oppression were used as a […]

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