Kindred Spirits

Perhaps we are all moving in the same direction………………………….

 

IT IS SACRED

In solidarity with Algonquin Grandmothers: Save Ottawa’s sacred site from development.

Sacred Walk on June 17, 2016

www.itISsacred.ca


Albert Dumont’s Blog

Albert Dumont, “South Wind”, is a Poet, Storyteller, Speaker, and an Algonquin Traditional Teacher. He was born and raised in traditional Algonquin territory (Kitigan Zibi).

Albert has dedicated his life to promoting Aboriginal spirituality and healing and to protecting the rights of Aboriginal peoples, particularly the young.

www.AlbertDumont.com


Stop Windmill

STUDENT AND LABOUR ALLIES FOR AKIKODJIWAN

Stop Windmill is a group of community activists in Ottawa who are concerned that Windmill Developments is proceeding with its massive ‘Zibi’ condo, office and retail project on the Islands around the Chaudière Falls without the consent of Algonquin Indigenous groups who have held that the Falls and Islands have been a sacred meeting place for thousands of years.

www.stopwindmill.ca


Circle of all Nations

Animated by the passion of Grandfather William Commanda, the Circle of All Nations is a global eco-community unified by his fundamental and unshakeable conviction that as children of Mother Earth, we all belong together, with Nature, irrespective of our individual colour, creed or culture.

www.circleofallnations.ca


Asinabka

Elder William Commanda’s vision for the development of a healing and peace building centre on the traditional spiritual meeting grounds of the Anicinabe people, with the lands to be held in trust by Algonquin elders.
The vision calls for a fully inclusive City Park, Historic Interpretative Site, Conference Centre and Aboriginal Centre at the Sacred Site of Asinabka/Chaudière Falls, Chaudière and Victoria Islands, within the Nation’s Capital.

www.asinabka.com


Peoples’ History Walking Tours of Ottawa

These tours focus on the lives and experiences of the people who actually built Ottawa (and Canada) but who are usually ignored by official history.

www.ottawahistorytours.com


Equitable Education 

Greg Macdougall writes, does video and a bit of audio, produces print materials and more, all in the name of education and social justice / social change. His website includes a collection of the Algonquin voices opposed to the condo development and an article and videos about the Chaudière Falls and Islands

www.equitableeducation.ca


Walking With Our Sisters (Ottawa)

This 5-year memorial to Indigenous girls and women who are missing and murdered is touring North America and will find a home in Ottawa September 25 to October 16, 2015. Visit the Facebook page and follow WWOS on Twitter to stay aware of community events in support of this important exhibit before the launch in September.

The 41st Annual SSF-IIIHS  International Conference on SCIENCE & SPIRITUALITY

Experience the biggest event of the year for the harmonious convergence of leading scientific research and Metaphysics.

Theme – Cosmic Creation, Unity Consciousness, & New Life in the Quantum Field


Indigenous Walks

Indigenous Walks is a guided walk & talk through downtown Ottawa that presents participants with social, political, cultural and artistic spaces from an Indigenous perspective.

www.indigenouswalks.com

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Leap Community Saute

Leap Ottawa Saute is a grouping of community members who seek to advance the principles and prescriptions of the Leap Manifesto in Ottawa.

https://www.facebook.com/LeapOttawaSaute613/info/?tab=page_info

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Books:

The Truth that Wampum Tells: My Debwewin in the Algonquin Land Claims Process

“In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Treaty at Niagara, The Truth that Wampum Tells offers readers a first-ever insider analysis of the contemporary land claims and self-government process in Canada.  Incorporating an analysis of traditional symbolic literacy known as wampum diplomacy, Lynn Gehl argues that despite Canada’s constitutional beginnings, first codified in the 1763 Royal Proclamation and ratified during the 1764 Treaty at Niagara, Canada continues to deny the Algonquin Anishinaabeg their right to land and resources, their right to live as a sovereign nation and consequently their ability to live mino-pimadiziwin (the good life).

Gehl moves beyond Western scholarly approaches rooted in historical archives, academic literature and the interview method.  She also moves beyond discussions of Indigenous methodologies, offering an analysis through Debwewin Journey: a wholistic Anishinaabeg way of knowing that incorporates both mind knowledge and heart knowledge and that produces one’s debwewin (personal truth).”

http://www.lynngehl.com/2-truth-that-wampum-tells.html

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Chaudière Falls: A Novel of Dramatized History

“On March 7, 1800, Philemon Wright, a farmer from Woburn, Massachusetts, arrives on the north shore of the Ottawa River in Hull Township in Lower Canada. On September 1, 1860, on the south side of the river in the united province of Canada, Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Albert Edward, lays the cornerstone for Canada’s Parliament Buildings on Barrack Hill in Ottawa.

While the novel dramatizes the real events that unfold between those two dates—Wright’s determination to establish a community of farmers, the political scheming that results in Ottawa becoming Canada’s capital—it’s also the story of immigrants struggling for survival in a new world. Among them, Jedediah Jansen, who is ten years old when his family arrives with Wright’s party. Jed marries, enters the volatile timber business, is overwhelmed by both, and his life spirals out of control.

The settlers’ attempts to establish a peaceful community are further exacerbated when the government in York (Toronto) refuses to confer legal status on Bytown (Ottawa). And because its inhabitants resent Colonel By’s civil authority, the lawless settlement is rampant with self-serving politics, religious bigotry, and barbaric violence.”

http://www.davidmulholland.ca/chaudiere.htm