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From June 15 to June 22, 2014, ‘A Walk For Mother Earth’ continued the journey of ‘Peoples for Mother Earth’ (‘Les peuples pour la Terre Mère‘). They walked 140km over 8 days, from Kanehsatà:ke (or Hudson QC) to Ottawa ON, to continue efforts to oppose pipelines here and elsewheres. The original ‘Les peuples pour la […]

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Interview with George Collins & John Anderson, discussing the case for offering banking services through the post office in Canada, and the success of New Zealand’s KiwiBank. Collins is the National Postal Logistics Organiser with the EPMU union in New Zealand. Anderson is the author of the recent CCPA report, “Why Canada Needs Postal Banking.” […]

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Joseph describes the context and leadup to the foreign kidnapping (by US military, with aid of Canadian and French forces) of Haitian President Aristide in 2004, and talks about the situation in Haiti since that time. He was in Gatineau/Ottawa to accept the Canadian Apology to Haiti – www.ApologyToHaiti.ca – as part of a Canadian […]

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Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont (South Wind) was interviewed by Judith Matheson on 12 February 2014 about the spiritual importance of the Chaudière Falls (in Ottawa/Gatineau). What resulted is a dynamic and compelling conversation between two Elders about Spirituality, Responsibility, and the crucial importance for humans to stay connected to each other and to Nature. Deep […]

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40-minute video interview, along with link to full thesis document, follows article, which was originally published in Anishinabek News, www.AnishinabekNews.ca   by Greg Macdougall Alexandra Nahwegahbow began her PhD studies at Carleton University in September, only three days after defending her Masters’ thesis. Her academic focus has been on the place of children in pre-colonial […]

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Niigaan: In Conversation, a grassroots Ottawa project led by four Indigenous community members who have held 13 public events since March of last year, partnered with Winnipeg-based Ojibway/Métis comedian Ryan McMahon to host a live panel discussion recording for his Red Man Laughing podcast. The event was also a fundraiser that included food, live music, […]

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On art, community, relation, spirit and being – and a preview of the upcoming Shamanic Painting session they’re holding Jan 5 in Toronto (info below the video). Dalva Lamminmäki is a teacher with the Center for Finno-Ugric Shamanism in Helsinki, Finland. Hazel Bell-Koski is a multidisciplinary artist, transormative educator, and intergenerational community weaver – her […]

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As part of the Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture exhibit at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, there was a symposium on December 5, 2013 entitled The Culture Makers: Conversations on Art and Cultural Adaptation. This is an 18-minute interview with three of the participants: symposium curator Candice Hopkins and artists Dylan […]

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