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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 […]

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 […]

LaDuke speaks candidly about food- and energy- self-reliance, Indigenous sovereignty, and more (35min) … Walia speaks on anti-oppression, decolonization and responsible allyship (10min).      

Interview with Chris Dixon – collective member, Institute for Anarchist Studies. chrisd@resist.ca – www.anarchiststudies.org Anti-Authoritarian Approaches to Taking Initiative and Building Capacities: Workshop handout (2-pg PDF) including links to further resources  

by Greg Macdougall – originally published on rabble.ca Today, October 4, is the seventh annual day of Sisters in Spirit vigils to honour the lives of the too many missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. There are at least 156 vigils scheduled across Canada for 2012, with a few more in the […]

How can alternative media be used to address stereotypes and promote a fuller understanding of the contributions of ethno-cultural communities in Canadian media? The United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) Multimedia & Multiculturalism (M&M) Initiative presented a discussion to explore efforts to create alternative narratives of lives and experiences. Over 80 people attended the event […]

On June 5th, two local residents chained their bikes to equipment in order to stop illegal tree cutting (it was without notice and against federal environmental law). Community members gathered in the evening to further voice their opposition. Intersection of Adelaide and Holmwood, Ottawa, Ontario. Speaking: Martha McKeen, Diane McIntyre, and two young residents.

‘A book and toolbox all in one’ – review of Joan Kuyek’s Community Organizing: A Holistic Approach, along with interview.   Interview with Joan Kuyek (highlights)     Community Organizing: A Holistic Approach Joan Kuyek | Fernwood Publishing: Halifax, 2011 Review by Greg Macdougall The strength of this book comes from Joan Kuyek’s perspective, informed […]