Dec 19: Panel discussion – Protecting the sacred Chaudière Falls site

December 16, 2015

Protecting the sacred Chaudière Falls site – Asinabka/Akikodjiwan – from Windmill’s “Zibi” condo development

Panel discussion and musical performances.

Topics to be addressed include the spiritual significance of the area, Aboriginal land title and rights, the Asinabka vision of the late Algonquin leader Grandfather William Commanda for the site, Algonquin communities’ perspectives, settler/ally activism on this issue, and corporate/colonial incursions on Indigenous collective well-being.

Saturday Dec. 19, Noon-2pm

at Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Ave at Bank St by the canal, Ottawa
Unceded Algonquin Territory

Facebook event page – please invite your friends!

Print and display the poster: 8.5 x 11 pdf file

Free admission – as part of PHIL OCHS FESTIVAL 10am-6pm





Please support the three demands as outlined in the “Call to Support Protection of Sacred Waterfalls Area” from four Algonquin First Nations.

Have your group or organization endorse the list of demands and communicate these to the relevant government officials — and individually write to these officials with your support of these demands, as well as questioning why no levels of government (except Quebec) have even acknowledged, let alone engaged with, the chiefs’ communications to them on this matter.

List of email contacts:,,,,,,

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, National Capital Commission chair Russell Mills, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, and Jonathan Westeinde of Windmill Development Group

Also – Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard (contact form):

AFNQL resolution (passed November 19 2015):

AFN resolution (passed December 8 2015):

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