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A group has formed to save the Islands at Chaudière Falls in Ottawa from being developed into condos, retail and office space. This handout includes an article on the situation as well as links to four videos and two audio interviews, and the contact info for the group: akikpautik@gmail.com Please print, make copies and distribute […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

By: Greg Macdougall Niigaan: In Conversation is a grassroots project that brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples together for dialogue and discussion through workshops and symposiums. The most recent Niigaan event was the Odawa Community Talk-Show on Sept 15. The name Niigaan is an Anishinaabemowin word that the organizers chose to represent the themes of “at […]

The Sixties Scoop was a period of Canadian child welfare policy during which an estimated 16,000 Indigenous children were removed from their homes and adopted into non-Indigenous homes.   Angela Ashawasegai is an Ojibway a member of Henvey Inlet First Nations. She is a writer, poet, mental health advocate and is now entering the realm […]

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 […]