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An interview posted in honour of the late Secwepemc Elder and Warrior Wolverine upon the occasion of his recent passing, that includes him speaking about legal principles of Native land title and rights in Canada, a legal fight concerning land rights that he was involved with from 1989-95, and the softwood lumber agreement issue. The […]

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Dec. 19 Asinabka / Akikodjiwan panel discussion & musical performances, as part of Phil Ochs Festival in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory. Link to full video on Youtube (embedded directly below) and also the podcast/audio recording (and direct mp3 download). The following are the start times for each individual speaker/singer in the full video, along with […]

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91-minute audio recording: Protecting Asinabka / Akikodjiwan from Windmill’s planned “Zibi” $1.2bn condo-commercial development on the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa/Gatineau, unceded Algonquin territory. From December 19, 2015 as part of the Phil Ochs Festival. Listen here (or the mp3 file): Recorded by Judith Matheson, FreeTheFalls.ca and Birth 2012 Ottawa Gatineau   VIDEO STILL TO […]

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78 minute audio recording of talk by Research and Policy Director of the Algonquin Nation Secretariat, Peter Di Gangi, presented December 8th 2015 at Octopus Books in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory – also available is a 74 minute version for use in burning to standard CD format. Audio player embedded below. Outline of talk: The […]

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A compilation of links, quotes, videos and audio against the development planned for the sacred Asinabka / Akikodjiwan / Chaudiere Falls site on the Ottawa River (Kichisibi) on unceded Algonquin territory.   Note: Alongside the ‘Zibi’ condo/commercial development plans, Hydro Ottawa / Energy Ottawa has recently started destruction/construction (photos here & here) on a new […]

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 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on Indian Residential Schools closes its multi-year mandate with events here in Ottawa over the next few days. Here are listings of official TRC events open to the public as well as others being held independently that are related in theme. These listings may change and are not […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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