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Project Acorn

Project Acorn is a four day radical community-building retreat located in Ottawa from July 11-14 for youth aged 16-24 from 2SLGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities. The program is a mixture of workshops, speakers, urban camp-like activities and magic that come together to create the most mind-opening and mind-blowing program possible. This program is a wonderful […]

Ottawa Indigenous Fashion Week 2019

SDNR Community Engagement & Consulting Group are set to kick off their long awaited Ottawa Indigenous Fashion Week this July 1st – 4th, 2019. In addition to workshops, a networking event as well as an interactive lecture at the University of Ottawa – which will be presented by Charlene Lindsay, a Metis Ph.D (candidate) the […]

Indigenous Environmental Justice, Knowledge and Law – Deborah McGregor presents the 2019 Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture on Indigenous Policy

Deborah McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, presents the 2019 Katherine Graham Lecture on Indigenous Policy. This presentation will explore ideas around the potential for advancing environmental justice (EJ) through engaging with Indigenous intellectual and legal traditions.  By grounding EJ in Indigenous epistemological and ontological foundations, a distinct and alternative EJ framework emerges.  […]

From Turtle Island to Gaza Book Launch

Please join Octopus Books for the launch of David Groulx’s newest book of poetry, From Turtle Island to Gaza. With a sure voice, Groulx, an Anishinaabe writer, artistically weaves together the experiences of Indigenous peoples in settler Canada with those of the people of Palestine, revealing a shared understanding of colonial pasts and presents. This […]

Sky Woman Creation Story (Lecture and Performance)

Sky Woman is a Haudenosaunee [Iroquois] creation story that connects listeners with their ancestors in the Sky World. Sky Woman is mother, grandmother, peacemaker, mediator, elder, and finally Grandmother Moon who watches over all women for time eternal. This performative interpretation contains teachings from the everyday lives of women who live in Kahnawà:ke and were […]

Remembering the Future: An Indigenous Feminism Strategy

Plan F: Remembering the Future An Indigenous Feminism Strategy Saturday April 6th 1PM – 5PM The Loop FREE In 2018 we saw the destruction of an essential program, the Indigenous Culture Fund, developed in the name of truth and reconciliation for Indigenous communities and artists in Ontario. We also read the Ontario Arts Council’s report […]

Ming Wu: KANATA 150? looks at the role of colonialism in Canadian patriotism

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places). This week, Ming visited the opening of KANATA 150?, an exhibit at Studio Sixty Six, which showcases the work of seven emerging Indigenous artists reflecting […]