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Algonquin AAMP newsletter - 20 June 2018 - #NIPD Indigenous Day edition

by Algonquin AAMP

Algonquin AAMP newsletter - 20 June 2018 - #NIPD Indigenous Day edition

Kwey Kwey / Greetings,

In this Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki Media Project email:
* Events June 21-24 in Ottawa, Maniwaki, Rapid Lake, and Wakefield
* A number of links to articles and social media posts,
* Notice of a new monthly literature prizes, and request from CBC.

Please scroll down for the details. 

The full event details are after the media links and notices. The summary:
* June 21 Sunrise Ceremony, Flag Raising, and Birchbark Biting in Ottawa, and half-day NAD celebration in Maniwaki.
Also the start of four-day Summer Solstice Festival in Ottawa
* June 22 is the Spirituality is Unity Walk in Ottawa
Also the start of three-day fishing tournament in Rapid Lake.
* June 23 is a talk by Lynn Gehl in Wakefield.

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For information about this project: https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/algonquinaamp 

Note that our twitter account @AlgonquinAAMP is currently suspended and we're not sure how to have it restored(!?)

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MEDIA LINKS

Master birchbark canoe builder says they're a vital tool for reconciliation
Chuck Commanda will be at CMHR [June 10] as part of panel discussion
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/birchbark-canoes-reconciliation-1.4700057

Jean Guy Whiteduck re-elected as Kitigan Zibi chief
Land and language issues are priorities for longtime leader
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/jean-guy-whiteduck-kitigan-zibi-1.4700637

IndigenUs RogersTV June episode - with hosts Monique Manatch & Albert Dumont
Topic: Algonquin Territory and Spirituality, including Akikodjiwan and Friday's walk
https://www.rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=4&sid=5179&gid=295751

Barriere Lake Algonquin youth called 'savages' at hockey game in Brossard Quebec
https://twitter.com/TonyWawatie/status/1004063218518712320
https://www.facebook.com/tony.wawatie/posts/10155268083241581

Jay Odjick from Kitigan Zibi experienced racism in Ottawa mall
https://twitter.com/JayOdjick/status/1007802244656484353
... and then thanked everyone online for the support in response
https://twitter.com/JayOdjick/status/1008349561574830081
... and will be teaching at UofOttawa, and has a contract to do a book!
https://twitter.com/JayOdjick/status/1008871651814060036

Kitigan Zibi youth were at the Canada Wide Science Fair in May
https://twitter.com/CelineWhiteduck/status/997248687821619201
McKenzie & Mercedes Cote were awarded the Indigenous Knowledge Award
https://twitter.com/CelineWhiteduck/status/997276695169298432

Press releases for June 22 Spirituality is Unity walk for Akikodjiwan 
English: https://t.co/oWJstTEaau - Francais: https://t.co/vEhi2BzSaP

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

There are two new monthly literary prizes - $1000, $300, and $150, x2
'Spark' is for QT2S/BIPOC(*) writers: https://shootforthemoon.art/spark
'Echo' is for disabled writers https://shootforthemoon.art/echo/
Read more at the links. Submission deadlines are the first of the month.
Email rahim@shootforthemoon.art with submissions, feedback, suggestions, questions
(*= Queer/Trans/2Spirit and-or Black/Indigenous/PeopleOfColour)

CBC Reclaimed is looking to feature people's greetings on their radio show
"Record a greeting in your Indigenous language and send it to reclaimed@cbc.ca"
https://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/20096/reclaimed-indigenous-language-music-heard-on-air

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EVENTS - Ottawa, Maniwaki, Rapid Lake, Wakefield

June 21 Thursday - National Indigeous Peoples Day (5 events: Ottawa & Maniwaki)

Ottawa: 5:00-8:30am Cérémonie du lever du soleil - Victoria Island
https://www.facebook.com/events/254415228469761/

Ottawa: 9:20am Algonquin Flags Raising - Ottawa City Hall
https://ottawa.ca/en/news/city-raise-algonquin-anishinabe-flags-permanently-national-indigenous-peoples-day

Ottawa: 6pm & 7pm Birchbark Biting with Simon Brascoupe - National Art Gallery
https://www.gallery.ca/whats-on/calendar/creative-thursdays-birch-bark-biting

Maniwaki: 12:30-8:00pm parade, games, feast, live music - Maniwaki Native Friendship Centre
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z0acncjvwduj2gv/June%2021%20ManiwkiNFC%20NtlAboriginalDay.jpg

June 21-24 Ottawa - Summer Solstice Festival & Powwow
* Thursday & Friday evenings all welcome
* Friday lunch and dinner (with tickets)
* Saturday and Sunday all welcome
https://www.ottawasummersolstice.ca/program-events/

June 22 Ottawa - Spirituality is Unity: Walk for Our Sacred Site, Akikodjiwan
- 10am Victoria Island (at Booth St), then start Walk at 10:30am
- 12noon Parliament Hill
Website: https://t.co/lVCHGjHQlT & https://facebook.com/events/292292111306119
Poster: JPG https://t.co/C5O0eYMkzh - PDF https://t.co/TivVHpSwfx

June 22-24 Rapid Lake - Algonquins of Barriere Lake Walleye Fishing Tournament
Registration: $250 adult, $30 children/youth under 17 - Many cash & door prizes 
Contact: matchewan@gmail.com 8194418006 / patleek@hotmail.com 8193341390
Open to general public / All Welcome. Poster with details: https://t.co/Vy7SHLELdG

June 23 Wakefield - Indigenous Knowledge talk with Lynn Gehl - Wakefield Library
4:00pm to 6:00pm - Free admission - https://facebook.com/events/814759392057176
Poster with added info: IMG https://t.co/THsEXVxyIH - PDF https://t.co/NJmTvR9oyo 

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