AAAMP August: Ottawa and Montreal Festivals, Kitcisakik Youth Ride, Blanketing for GC Polson, and more
This is the August newsletter for AAAMP, the Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki Media Project, aiming to support the creation and distribution of media by and/or for the Algonquin people.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
* Three notices:
50th anniversary of the first gathering hosted by William Commanda in Kitigan Zibi;
Raffle Draw for Birch Bark Canoe made by Chuck Commanda and others;
The Chief Harry St. Denis Scholarship for Indigenous Environmental Students.
Aug 6-14: Montreal First Peoples Festival;
Aug 7-11: Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival in Ottawa;
* Seven news stories / media pieces:
Youth Cyclists of Kitcisakik complete tour;
AFN honours GC Verna Polson;
Lac Simon Chief Adrienne Jérôme is new VP of AFN Women's Council;
Kitigan Zibi's Isaiah Nottaway dies fighting forest fire;
Veldon Coburn new thesis and interview;
Indigenous remains on Parliament Hill?;
Albert Dumont on the Anglican Church's apology.
LINKS AND DETAILS
** NOTICES **
50 years since Grandfather William Commanda held the first gathering at Kitigan Zibi
The first weekend in August 1969 was when approximately 1500 people gathered at Commanda's house at Lake Bitobi, as a reconciliation meeting between the Algonquin and Haudenosaunee. This along with a prior 1967 gathering in Eganville Ontario, were the beginnings of what became the annual Circle of All Nations gatherings hosted by GWC the first weekend in August.
* Read from Eric Smith's 2011 thesis (most relevant is page 66):
* As discussed in the film "Ojigkwanong - Encounter with an Algonquin Sage" (2000):
Raffle for Birch Bark Canoe made under Chuck Commanda's leadership
1000 tickets, $20 each, proceeds to Murphy's Point Provincial Park (Ontario)
NEW: The Chief Harry St. Denis Scholarship for Indigenous Environmental Students
Established by Margaret Atwood (Lake Kipawa neighbour of the St. Denis family) and Indspire
** EVENTS **
Aug 6-14: Montreal First Peoples Festival
Including 4x APTN Masterclasses, Aug 7 & 8
Aug 7-11: Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, Ottawa
Including 2x workshops for (aspiring) filmmakers, Aug 7 afternoon
and Algonquin musicians Brian Wallin & Craig Commanda Aug 10, 6pm
Sept 12-13: Miaja gathering hosted by Kebaowek & Wolf Lake
Get-together celebrating Anicinabe art, culture, heritage: language!
** NEWS STORIES / MEDIA PIECES **
Youth Bicyclists of Kitcisakik complete month-long tour
* Video produced with Wapikoni Mobile
* Audio interview plus article from Radio-Canada
* Videos of arrival home
AFN honours Grand Chief Verna Polson at AGM in July
Autumn Peltier and Denise Stonefish also honoured.
Last 4.5 minutes of the video is GC Polson's speech:
*Chiefs of Ontario post in recognition of all three (with photos)
Lac Simon Chief Adrienne Jérôme elected VP of AFN Women's Council
RIP: Isaiah Nottaway of Kitigan Zibi dies while fighting forest fire in the Outaouais
Veldon Coburn on Native Identity and Belonging
Audio interview by Pam Palmater, plus link to full PhD thesis
Unearthing Parliament Hill's Indigenous Remains
featuring: Lynn Gehl, Rick Revelle, Randy Boswell, Heather Majaury
Albert Dumont on the Anglican Apology:
For Spiritual Harm the Church caused the Indigenous Peoples
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