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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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VIDEO: She talks about not being pessimistic about bringing a child into the world, how it gives more urgency to the work, and what it takes to collectively sustain that over the long term. Filmed October 27, 2012 at the PowerShift Canada conference in Ottawa/Gatineau. (3min15sec)  

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“Disability Justice work is … new in the sense that we’re building the shared political framework and shared language, so it’s also a very exciting time.” – Mia Mingus Disability Justice deals with the oppression of disability, but at the same time deals with other systems of oppression and injustice – it is a ‘multi-issue […]

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3-1/2 minute video clip where Mingus explains the three aspects of the framework of Disability Justice. Recorded November 18, 2013 in Ottawa as part of a longer 20 minute video interview (which has now been posted).       TRANSCRIPT: Yeah there’s like three main pieces I feel like to Disability Justice that I think […]

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