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In this 7-minute video, Dumont provides some helpful knowledge about coming together in circle, as well as about praying, and the use of pipes. Included is some talk of the circles he holds at Millhaven Penitentiary for inmates.     This video was taken from a longer interview with Julie Comber, of Dumont’s personal thoughts […]

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A video and accompanying article explaining the positions of sex worker rights’ organizations and allies in advocating for the safety and human rights of sex workers in Canada, specifically in regards to the Bedford case being heard at the Supreme Court. Nine minute video from June 8 Ottawa Community Teach-In, featuring speakers Leslie Robertson (Galldin […]

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Final (former) CEO Simon Brascoupé on the work NAHO had been doing and what it will mean now that the organization has been closed due to a federal government 2012 budget funding cut decision. 20 minute video (link on youtube) and accompanying article below.     Millions sought NAHO information by Greg Macdougall This article […]

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Simple, deep truths – Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont in discussion with Dalva Lamminmäki, a keeper of Finno-Ugric Shamanism and traditions (25min). Recorded 27 April 2013 outside of Greely, a southern part of the city of Ottawa. Dalva Lamminmäki is a healer in the tradition of Finno-Ugric shamanism. She traces her lineage to the ancient practices […]

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— TRIGGER WARNING: some of this content may be emotionally distressing. For support, the 24-hour Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available toll-free: 1-866-925-4419 —   This past week in Montréal was the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada‘s Québec National Event, the fifth of seven such gatherings across the country. From April 24-27, […]

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A series of seven short videos featuring Albert “South Wind” Dumont. Filmed at Singing Pebble Books on 16 March 2013. (Read Albert’s blog post about the event here).   Old Joe – Childhood memory “Old Joe was born without the ability to speak but still his prayers were heard with great beauty and eloquence.”   […]

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    Six Cree youth and one guide started out in January from Whapmagoostui in Northern Quebec to walk to Ottawa, a journey of around 1600km. By the time they arrived the number of walkers had grown into the hundreds as people from the various communities on the route joined in. This is footage from […]

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Native peoples in this country have endured much worse than the disrespect Prime Minister Harper showed on Dec 21, tweeting about “mmm… bacon” while Attiwapiskat Chief Theresa Spence was on day 11 of a hunger strike that won’t end unless he agrees to a meeting between himself, the Governor General and First Nations leaders including […]

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