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Includes: 3min VIDEO | ARTICLE with PDF | WEB LINKS | 93min VIDEO/PLAYLIST of speakers & music — Community efforts to protect the Chaudiere Falls site in Ottawa from the “Zibi” condo plans of Windmill Development Group, just upriver from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. This historic sacred / cultural site on the Ottawa River (Kichi Zibi) […]

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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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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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A guide to understanding and using multimedia to build stronger communities through diversity in Canada — from the Multimedia & Multiculturalism Initiative of the United Nations Association in Canada. View/download it at this link (82-page PDF): English: http://mmunac.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/TOOLKIT-mm1.pdf French: http://mmunac.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/TOOLKIT-mm-FRENCH.pdf   From the introduction: This M&M Toolkit is about you. You will discover a wealth […]

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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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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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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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Notes from a talk delivered by Carol Hopkins (Delaware First Nation of Moraviantown, Ontario) at the University of Ottawa, March 22nd 2012. Hosted by the Centre for Students with Disabilities – SFUO. the universe is made of stories not atoms – being able to share stories helps: heals, teaches research that decolonizes, heals, and offers […]

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