Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Indigenous Sovereignty Week Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2010 - Ottawa / unceded Algonquin Territory

Here is information on Indigenous Sovereignty Week taking place on land we call Ottawa, forwarded by Indigenous Peoples' Solidarity Movement of Ottawa (IPSMO).
Hope to see you at some of the events!

This is the 2nd annual Indigenous Sovereignty Week, a pan-Canadian event intended to solidify the commitment of our communities with Indigenous Peoples. We will hold a number of events in Ottawa on unsurrendered Algonquin territory, as a first step in enriching our reciprocal relationships, localizing our struggles, and a continuance of the journey in deepening understanding, addressing issues and strategizing next steps.

Please come join us and explore ways in working together to resolve our colonial history and work for a feasible world for our future generations.


Wednesday Oct 27, 7:00pm
Film - Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden
at PSAC building
JK Wylie boardoom, 233 Gilmour

Friday Oct 29, 7:00pm
Seeking Justice: A National Call for an Public Enquiry for the Murdered
and Missing Women
featuring speakers:
* Sharon McIvor, successful challenger of sex discrimination in the Indian Act
* Laurie Odjick, mother of Maisy Odjick (missing since Sept 2008)
* Yasmin Jiwani, Concordia University
at Lamoureux Hall room 122, University of Ottawa

Saturday Oct 30, 9:00am-5:30pm
Indigenous Sovereignty Symposium
featuring: Clement Chartier, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Marcelo Saavedra-Vargas, Ben Powless, representatives from the Algonquins of
Barriere Lake, Native Youth Sexual Health Network, National Association of Friendship Centres, and more.
* opening and closing ceremonies
* plenaries: Climate Justice, Defending the Land
* concurrent sessions: Indigenous Peoples Space, Working as an Ally,
Indigenous Sovereignty in an Urban Context, Reclaiming Indigenous Youth
Self-Determination, Land Conservation and Indigenous Sovereignty . at
Lamoureux Hall (1st floor), University of Ottawa

Tuesday Nov 2, 5:00pm
Undermining Indigenous Rights: Conflicts with Mining Companies in Canada and Guatemala with Ramsey Hart of MiningWatch . venue to be confirmed (on campus of Carleton University)

Wednesday Nov 3, 11:30am-2:00pm
The Oka Crisis - 20 Years Later: Is Reconciliation Possible?
featuring speakers: (note this is a bilingual event)
* Ellen Gabriel, Présidente, Femmes autochtones du Québec
* Francine Lemay, Traductrice agréée, "À l'orée des bois" | "At the Wood's Edge"
* Pierre Trudel, Chercheur, Peuples autochtones et gouvernance, CRDP Université de Montréal\CEGEP Vieux-Montréal
* Jessica Yee, Chair, National Aboriginal Youth Council, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
at Desmarais Building room 3120, University of Ottawa

Thursday Nov 4, 7:00pm
Film - A Windigo Tale Ottawa premiere,
with director Armand Garnet Ruffo in attendance . at National Library and Archives auditorium,
395 Wellington St

Contact:, 613-656-5498,
See bottom of this page for list of ISW organizing partners and sponsors.
Also, please help us promote ISW in Ottawa:
- Print off and hand out flyers (1/4pg, doublesided)
- Print off and display: colour poster ~ b&w poster (yellow prints white)
- Send the ISW press release to media
- Share the link with your friends/networks (or use this callout to send an email)

~~~~To be kept up-to-date as details are finalized (and to receive future
messages), please join the IndigSol email announcement list, the IPSMO
facebook page, and/or the IPSMO facebook group.
For more info on ISW 2010 (nationally), please see this call from
Defenders of the Land, the cross-Canada network of Indigenous activists
who initiated ISW. (Note that in Ottawa, we are holding our ISW earlier
than the official dates of late November).
For more info on the issues, please see the Defenders of the Land website, . also please see our RESOURCE LIST of books,
films, articles, websites and more Click here to see the lineup of LAST
YEAR's inaugural ISW in Ottawa.
And click here to go to IPSMO's VIDEO ARCHIVES page, with footage from
some of last year's ISW events as well as other videos.

Organized by: Defenders of the Land; Indigenous Environmental Network;
Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO); Bolivia Action
Solidarity Network; MiningWatch; Project of Heart; Public Service Alliance
of Canada
Sponsors: Canadian Union of Public Employees; Public Service Alliance of
Canada; Canadian Union of Postal Workers; OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa; PSAC NCR
Aboriginal Action Circle; PSAC National Women's Department; CUPE Local
4600 (at Carleton University); Carleton University Graduate Students
Association; PROMdemonium Fund; Canada Council for the Arts

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