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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.

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Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki Media Project (AAAMP)



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.

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

July 11, 6pm - Night School: Frequencies (SAW Video) Ottawa
Lecture covers audio art, performance, installation, performance & sound, installation & sound

July 12, 5pm - Deadline to register for A7G Land Camp, July 20-21
Camp Naategamaa, Fitzroy Harbour. Free. For Indigenous youth 15-30

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.

August 7-11 - Asinabka Film & Media Art Festival

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:



// 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:
*Description and media coverage of protest and hunger strike:
* Five videos documenting the protest and hunger strike:

Federal Government Commits to End Sex Discrimination via Bill S-3 Amendments

Canada and Timiskaming First Nation working together to co-manage Obadjiwan-Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

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

National Capital Commission challenged on Algonquin consultation
* Sacred Site (from Greg Macdougall)
* Recommendations (from Norm Odjick)

// 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

Death on the Hill: An Algonquin artist's 30-year struggle to preserve the memory of a Parliament Hill tragedy

MMIWG National Inquiry closing ceremony - Grand Chief Verna Polson's speech (5min)

// 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.

Simon Brascoupe's "Sky Woman" lights up National Arts Centre on National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21
* The following photos will be posted at (these are temp links)
* Announcement:
* Photo tweet:

Claude Latour's bench design 'Mōnz (Moose)' selected for new Canal Crossing Footbridge in Ottawa
*See April 17 entry:

// 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."

Dominique Rankin recoit l'Ordre du Canada / receives Order of Canada

Mudslide into Ottawa River prompts study (Kebaowek territory)

Netflix announces partnerships with 3 Indigenous cultural organizations in Canada

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