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July Newsletter, Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki Media Project

Youth bike tour; 100 Wellington agreement; Public art; Media skills; New audiobook; and more

by Algonquin AAMP

Simon Brascoupe's "Sky Woman" at the NAC June 21st.
Simon Brascoupe's "Sky Woman" at the NAC June 21st.

Kwey Kwey,

In this newsletter:
* Grand Chief Verna Polson's stand leads to agreement;
* Kitcisakik youth bike Algonquin territory;
* Public art at Pimisi LRT, National Arts Centre, and canal;
* Government will implement changes to end sex discrimination;
* MMIWG; Consultation for NCC; Jay Odjick's free audiobook; and more.

Please scroll through to see all the contents
- Events & Opportunities first, followed by Media & News pieces.

Anything to include in future newsletters?
Please send it to algonquinakimedia at riseup.net

Miigwetch,
Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki Media Project (AAAMP)

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** UPCOMING EVENTS and OPPORTUNITIES **

Ongoing until Aug 5 - Youth Bicyclists of Kitcisakik tour of Algonquin territory
14 Algonquin youth and 3 adults are doing a bike tour circuit visiting different communities.
Look to meet them when they're in your area. Support them with food, lodging, or $ donation.
http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/youth-bicyclists-kitcisakik-jeunes-cyclistes-de-ki/36883

July 10 - Registration opens for Disquiet: Womxn & Sound workshop (SAW Video) Aug 10-11
Ottawa: Maximum 12 participants (womxn, two-spirit, and binary folks) $25 / free for BIPOC
https://www.sawvideo.com/index.php/programming/event/disquiet-womxn-sound

July 11, 6pm - Night School: Frequencies (SAW Video) Ottawa
Lecture covers audio art, performance, installation, performance & sound, installation & sound
https://www.sawvideo.com/index.php/programming/event/frequencies

July 12, 5pm - Deadline to register for A7G Land Camp, July 20-21
Camp Naategamaa, Fitzroy Harbour. Free. For Indigenous youth 15-30
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VfIpRHyVB4g-LlfzKGpoW_vLZwhDvdu25Yl9kA3_AaE/viewform

CKCU's Radio Camp - July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, or Aug 12-16
Carleton University, 8:30/9am-4/5pm. For youth ages 10-14. $325 registration.
https://www.ckcufm.com/radio-camp/

August 7-11 - Asinabka Film & Media Art Festival
http://www.asinabkafestival.org/Schedule.html

CRTC Co-Development of the Indigenous Broadcasting Policy
* Phase One: Starting summer 2019, engagement sessions with Indigenous broadcasters, content creators and artists.
Those wishing to participate in Phase One, contact The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc:
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/comm/ppl/index.htm
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2019/2019-217.htm

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** MEDIA and NEWS REPORTING PIECES **

// Advocacy and Canadian Government-Related News

Wigwam Protest and Grand Chief Polson's Hunger Strike lead to agreement for Indigenous Peoples Space
*Press release and media coverage of agreement:
http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/algonquin-nation-reaches-agreement-government-cana/36878
*Description and media coverage of protest and hunger strike:
http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/algonquin-nation-protest-continues-ottawa-special/36874
* Five videos documenting the protest and hunger strike:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgW3qVAvzOI4x75ACiFFcamTok2cEVX5h

Federal Government Commits to End Sex Discrimination via Bill S-3 Amendments
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/bill-s3-indian-act-sex-discrimination-1.5176499
https://journeymagazineptbo.com/2019/06/17/we-won-61a-all-the-way-clause-ending-sex-discrimination-in-indian-act-to-come-into-force-before-election/
http://nationtalk.ca/story/the-ontario-native-womens-association-onwa-celebrates-the-historic-removal-of-over-100-years-of-gender-discrimination-with-the-federal-governments-commitment-to-the-implementation-2

Canada and Timiskaming First Nation working together to co-manage Obadjiwan-Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canada-and-timiskaming-first-nation-working-together-to-co-manage-obadjiwan-fort-temiscamingue-national-historic-site-870974996.html

150+ Years of Colonization - Racial Discrimination Shadow Report by the Algonquin Nation Secretariat
on Canada's Ongoing Colonization of Indigenous Peoples to the UN CERD Committee July 2017
https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CERD/Shared%20Documents/CAN/INT_CERD_NGO_CAN_28042_E.pdf

National Capital Commission challenged on Algonquin consultation
* Sacred Site (from Greg Macdougall) https://youtu.be/_51wPS95ZYA
* Recommendations (from Norm Odjick) https://youtu.be/7lwTF5bg-Io?t=13802

// Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls:

National billboard campaign honours missing and murdered Indigenous women
* Frank Polson's painting "Sisters" is in Montreal, corner of Rene-Levesque & Lorimier
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mmiwg-indigenous-art-billboard-campaign-1.5179908

Death on the Hill: An Algonquin artist's 30-year struggle to preserve the memory of a Parliament Hill tragedy
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/death-on-the-hill-an-algonquin-artists-30-year-struggle-to-preserve-the-memory-of-a-parliament-hill-tragedy

MMIWG National Inquiry closing ceremony - Grand Chief Verna Polson's speech (5min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqt7cLbaUCo

// Public Art installations:

'We're Still Here': How artist Simon Brascoupe asserts an Algonquin presence on the Ottawa LRT
Brascoupe’s installation — Màmawi — will be the centrepiece of the Pimisi Station (near Chaudiere Falls).
The piece consists of more than 100 painted paddles, each painted by a separate Algonquin artist.
https://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/i-want-people-to-know-were-still-here-how-artist-simon-brascoupe-asserts-algonquin-presence-on-the-lrt
http://paddles.simonbrascoupe.com/
https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/oc-transpo-and-public-transit/o-train-confederation-line#pimisi-station-celebrating-culture-algonquin-people

Simon Brascoupe's "Sky Woman" lights up National Arts Centre on National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21
* The following photos will be posted at www.simonbrascoupe.com (these are temp links)
https://share.riseup.net/#gCwPuPrQD7NyuizLXz8POQ
https://share.riseup.net/#Ngw2k6keCcWxrA9dq57TAg
https://share.riseup.net/#nOP4ZRMJXIDJL4_cjvCMRQ
https://share.riseup.net/#E6PnBHvrCtCCK5sxCBHiGA
* Announcement: https://twitter.com/CanadasNAC/status/1142052094427455491
* Photo tweet: https://twitter.com/kmwebott/status/1142281096803115008

Claude Latour's bench design 'Mōnz (Moose)' selected for new Canal Crossing Footbridge in Ottawa
*See April 17 entry: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/public-art#announcements

// Uncategorized:

Jay Odjick's short story A Convergence of Cost, published as audiobook (35min)
"Horror meets Algonquin myth in a tale of loss, grief and eventual closure."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze4S5hbMekk

Dominique Rankin recoit l'Ordre du Canada / receives Order of Canada
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/des-matins-en-or/segments/entrevue/124058/autochtone-anishnabe-pikogan-abitibi-ordre-canada-honneur-rankin-payette
https://www.everythingzoomer.com/general/2019/07/04/figure-skater-kurt-browning-and-indigenous-advocate-dominique-rankin-among-2019-order-of-canada-honourees/

Mudslide into Ottawa River prompts study (Kebaowek territory)
https://www.nugget.ca/news/local-news/mudslide-into-ottawa-river-prompts-study

Netflix announces partnerships with 3 Indigenous cultural organizations in Canada
https://globalnews.ca/news/5379809/netflix-partners-indigenous-groups/

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