Climate Strike on Algonquin Territory - Media application deadlines - Call for input - Events

Sep 26, 2019

Climate Strike on Algonquin Territory - Media application deadlines - Call for input - Events

Newsletter from Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki Media Project

The newsletter today, contains some urgent items:
* Tomorrow's Climate Strike actions in Algonquin territory
* Two application deadlines tomorrow for media opportunities
* Events this weekend
* and more items for next week and later

This newsletter is also posted online for easier reading and sharing:

Hopefully a full newsletter including recent media stories, to come soon...

If you have anything to include, please send it by email to:

The Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki Media Project (AAAMP)


Sept 27 is the second global day of youth-led Climate Strike actions, after the first on Sept 20, in the context of the ongoing Fridays for Future student actions.

Ottawa, Rouyn-Noranda, Mont Laurier, and Montreal are among the places with Sept 27 actions. 
* Full global listings of events: 

In Montreal, famed Swedish youth Greta Thunberg will be co-leading the march along with fifteen Indigenous youth, including two Algonquins - Janet Hervieux from Pikogan and Kajitaï-Alexandra Cheezo from Lac-Simon - and one Cree (Eeyou), Sigwan Polson, who lives in the Pikogan community. 
* AFNQL press release:

In Ottawa, three Algonquins are planned to be among the speakers: Monique Monatch (Barriere Lake) to do the opening welcome, Dara Wawatie-Chabot (Barriere Lake / Kitigan Zibi) as a youth voice, and the new Ottawa Riverkeeper, Elizabeth Logue (Kitigan Zibi). 
* General Ottawa-Gatineau press release:


Apply by Sept 27: 
Proposals for Presenters, Artists [and by Oct 4, Vendors]
The Talking Back Feminist Media Conference, Nov 16-17 Toronto

Apply by Sept 27: 
Indigenous Journalism Fellowship, from The Narwhal

Apply by Sept 30: 
Briarpatch Magazine is hiring a Publisher (in Regina)

Apply by Oct 4 (Quebec):
Appel de projets pour les Autochtones: Médias autochtones; Projets culturels pour les jeunes d’âge scolaire; Langues autochtones
(Grants for Indigenous media, cultural, language projects)

Apply by Oct 30:'s Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship


Survey of interest and input for a gathering to support community/ independent media, Ottawa-Gatineau


Monday evenings 19h00 on TVC9 (Val d'Or): 
La série Ninawit, sur l'histoire des Anicinabek, raconté par les anicinabek. 15 émissions de 30 minutes, à tous les lundis soir 19h sur TVC9.

Mòshkamo, NAC Indigenous Theatre's inaugural festival, continues until Sept 29
Two special events this weekend at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa:
* Sept 28: Indigenous Art Market, Mòshkamo edition
* Sept 29: Culture Days, Mòshkamo family day
All details:

Oct 7: Apt613 Open House to meet new collaborators (Ottawa)
To meet, introduce, brainstorm, and collaborate with volunteers — both new and returning. Apartment613 Community Initiatives is a not-for-profit organization driven by volunteers, with main activity the hyperlocal arts and culture blog at

Oct 8: In Our Tongues launch event
Ottawa’s first Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPoC) reading and art series, bi-weekly Tuesday evenings 7-9pm at Origin Arts & Community Centre, 57 Lyndale Avenue.
Oct 8th features Albert Dumont, Amanda Lowe, Fatima Zahra.
* Please RSVP by October 6th. Suggested donation of $5.

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