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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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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

Jean Guy Whiteduck re-elected as Kitigan Zibi chief
Land and language issues are priorities for longtime leader

IndigenUs RogersTV June episode - with hosts Monique Manatch & Albert Dumont
Topic: Algonquin Territory and Spirituality, including Akikodjiwan and Friday's walk

Barriere Lake Algonquin youth called 'savages' at hockey game in Brossard Quebec

Jay Odjick from Kitigan Zibi experienced racism in Ottawa mall
... and then thanked everyone online for the support in response
... and will be teaching at UofOttawa, and has a contract to do a book!

Kitigan Zibi youth were at the Canada Wide Science Fair in May
McKenzie & Mercedes Cote were awarded the Indigenous Knowledge Award

Press releases for June 22 Spirituality is Unity walk for Akikodjiwan 
English: - Francais:



There are two new monthly literary prizes - $1000, $300, and $150, x2
'Spark' is for QT2S/BIPOC(*) writers:
'Echo' is for disabled writers
Read more at the links. Submission deadlines are the first of the month.
Email 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"


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

Ottawa: 9:20am Algonquin Flags Raising - Ottawa City Hall

Ottawa: 6pm & 7pm Birchbark Biting with Simon Brascoupe - National Art Gallery

Maniwaki: 12:30-8:00pm parade, games, feast, live music - Maniwaki Native Friendship Centre

June 21-24 Ottawa - Summer Solstice Festival & Powwow
* Thursday & Friday evenings all welcome
* Friday lunch and dinner (with tickets)
* Saturday and Sunday all welcome

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: &
Poster: JPG - PDF

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: 8194418006 / 8193341390
Open to general public / All Welcome. Poster with details:

June 23 Wakefield - Indigenous Knowledge talk with Lynn Gehl - Wakefield Library
4:00pm to 6:00pm - Free admission -
Poster with added info: IMG - PDF 

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