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Algonquin AAMP media project newsletter, January 2019 p2

This newsletter features 3 media stories, 3 media opportunities, and 8 upcoming events (in Ottawa, Hull, Maniwaki, & Lanark)

by Algonquin AAMP

Algonquin AAMP media project newsletter, January 2019 p2
Algonquin AAMP media project newsletter, January 2019 p2

Kwey Kwey / Greetings,

This newsletter features 3 media stories, 3 media opportunities, and 8 upcoming events.

The Table of Contents is followed by details of all items.

This Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki Media Project newsletter edition (January 2019 p2) includes:

1) "I follow the river" Emilie Monnet's audio on Pinock/canoes
2) Coffee producer installs 1st water purifiers at Pikwakanagan
3) Your Request For Help - by Lynn Gehl

1) Learn and do videography+ at Powershift, Feb 14-18 Ottawa
2) Call for art to be featured in V-Day cards
3) Call for pitches: Health Benefits of Indigenous Foods

1) Jan19 - Women's March Ottawa
2) Ongoing - 'Re: Working Together' exhibit, Ottawa+Hull
* Jan21 opening celebration at CarletonU Art Gallery
3) Tuesdays Jan15-Apr2 - Regalia Making Workshops, Maniwaki
4) Jan26 - Wet'suwet'en Benefit Concert, Ottawa
5) Jan27 - Poetry & Winter Teachings w Albert Dumont, Ottawa
6) Feb3 - The Winterlude Powwow, Hull 
7) Feb9-10 - Beading & Mocassion Workshops, Lanark
8) March28 - Lynn Gehl talk on Sacred Spaces, Ottawa


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1) "I follow the river" CBC interview with Emilie Monnet
A new audio installation about the Kichi Sibi (Ottawa River), canoe-making and Pinock Smith, on display over the next month at the "Re: Working Together / Re: Travailler ensemble" exhibits at UQO and Carleton art galleries
* See images on Twitter:

2) "Coffee producer installs first water purifiers at Pikwakanagan"
The owner of an Ontario coffee company is using proceeds from his sales to install water purification systems in First Nation communities.

3) Your Request For Help - by Lynn Gehl
"Many people contact me asking for help regarding their Indian status registration process. I cannot do this. ... I can however provide some insight. As many know in 2018 the Indian Act underwent changes due to both the Descheneaux/Yantha/Yantha court decision and the Gehl court decision."


1) Learn and do videography+ at Powershift, Feb 14-18 Ottawa
* Apply to be part of the media team for PowerShift: Young and Rising, national youth climate action conference. You’ll get to learn skills in a fast paced, rad environment from the talented Haida filmmaker Nang K'uulas (Patrick Shannon).
This is an opportunity for local Indigenous youth to learn and produce videos that will be seen across the world.
No experience necessary as long as you are interested in hands-on filmmaking and comfortable learning on the go, please contact to find out more.
Invitation video:
* To learn more about Powershift Young and Rising:
Shannon Chief and Shady Hafez are on the steering committee

2) Call for art to be featured in V-Day cards
We invite you to submit a piece(s) to be featured in our 2019 Neechimoose V-Day Cards ??
Deadline is Sunday, Jan 20th at 11:59pm CST

3) Call for pitches - Health Benefits of Indigenous Foods
Intercontinental Cry can pay for one story each month over the coming year, at $300/story.


1) Jan 19 - Women's March Ottawa
Saturday 11am @ Parliament
With opening Elder and Bridget Tolley speaking, then march down Bank St to Lansdowne Horticulture building for other speakers/activities, including tables of Minwaashin and NWAC.

2) Exhibit 'Re: Working Together / Re: Travailler ensemble' 
Venue: Arts galleries of both CarletonU and UQO
Until Feb 16 at UQO, until April 28 at Carleton.
Opening at Carleton, 
* Includes commissioned audio work by Emilie Monnet, featuring canoe-making of Pinock Smith (see interview in Media section below) that will span both galleries.
* January 21, Monday 5:00-7:30pm opening at CUAG
with free shuttle from/to UQO in Hull and Ottawa Art Gallery

3) Tuesdays (Jan 15 - April 2) - Regalia Making Workshops
"We ask that participants commit to a majority of these dates"
at Maniwaki Native Friendship Centre: info/register 819-892-0892

4) Jan 26 - Wet'suwet'en Benefit Concert in the Nation's Capital
Saturday 8pm, at Barrymore's Music Hall
* Features many artists incl Algonquin musician Lyle Odjick
$25 Regular Admission / $20 Early Bird price!
(Early Bird includes entry for a Christi Belcourt print draw)

5) Jan 27 - Poetry and Winter Teachings with Albert Dumont
Sunday 2pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St Ottawa

6) Feb 3 - The Winterlude Powwow 
Sunday, noon-5pm, at Canadian Museum of History in Hull
Hosted by the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre

7) Sat/Sun Feb 9-10 - Beading and Mocassion Workshops, Lanark
Jessie-Anne Sarazin from Pikwakinagan First Nation will be facilitating these traditional events. 
10am-4pm each day. Beading Saturday $50, Mocassins Sunday $100. Combo both days $135. Hosted by Plenty Canada, 266 Plenty Lane, Lanark ON
Will be posted for registration at:

8) Thurs March 28 - Lynn Gehl talk 
"Debwewin: Valuing The Importance of Sacred Spaces"
2:30-4:00pm at University of Ottawa, room FSS2005

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