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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 […]

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 […]

— TRIGGER WARNING: some of this content may be emotionally distressing. For support, the 24-hour Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available toll-free: 1-866-925-4419 —   This past week in Montréal was the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada‘s Québec National Event, the fifth of seven such gatherings across the country. From April 24-27, […]

Here is a good framework for reflection upon our work towards decolonization and Indigenous solidarity. They are questions put together by Craig Fortier of York University for his research on the subject. He recently interviewed me based upon these themes/questions, and I asked him if it was already to share this as I thought it […]

‘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 […]

Raewyn Connell, an Australian academic who specializes in social constructions of masculinity, brought her wealth of knowledge to Canada to talk about the state of gender equity. — (video interview embedded at the bottom of this article, or on youtube here) — As one of four speakers on the “Breaking Barriers” plenary at last month’s […]

I happened upon Edyta Just near the end of the third day of Women’s Worlds 2011 in July, in the hall where she was sitting at a table with books from the European ATGENDER association. She was presenting at the conference the next day, on a panel entitled, “Teaching with Gender: Asian and European Perspectives.” […]