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VIDEOS: 12-min interview and 73-min talk with Pam Palmater discussing root causes / historical context, the current situation and public discourse, and furthering the urgent call for both a national inquiry and an emergency action plan on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. “So the reason why I’m talking about Murdered and […]

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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 […]

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Ottawa City Council approves rezoning of sacred Algonquin site near Parliament – Development of islands seen as “offence to the spirit of the land” by Greg Macdougall | Oct 10th, 2014 | RicochetMedia.ca Ottawa City Council has approved a rezoning application for private and commercial development on two islands at the Chaudière Falls, about a […]

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Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont (South Wind) was interviewed by Judith Matheson on 12 February 2014 about the spiritual importance of the Chaudière Falls (in Ottawa/Gatineau). What resulted is a dynamic and compelling conversation between two Elders about Spirituality, Responsibility, and the crucial importance for humans to stay connected to each other and to Nature. Deep […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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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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