Indigenous Sovereignty Week
Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2010 – Ottawa / unceded Algonquin Territory
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This is the 2nd annual Indigenous Sovereignty Week, a cross-Canada event intended to solidify relationships among and with Indigenous Peoples. We will hold a number of events in Ottawa on unsurrendered Algonquin territory. These events will localize our struggles, deepen our understanding, address issues and help us to strategize with unified strength and vision.
Please come join us and explore ways in working together to resolve our colonial history and work for a feasible world for our future generations.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Wednesday Oct 27, 7:00pm
Film - Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden
… at PSAC building JK Wylie boardoom, 233 Gilmour
Friday Oct 29, 7:00pm
Seeking Justice: A National Call for an Public Enquiry for the
Murdered and Missing Women
* Sharon McIvor, successful challenger of sex discrimination in the Indian Act
* Laurie Odjick, mother of Maisy Odjick (missing since Sept 2008)
* Yasmin Jiwani, Concordia University
… at Lamoureux Hall room 122, University of Ottawa
Saturday Oct 30, 9:00am-5:30pm
Indigenous Sovereignty Symposium
featuring: Clement Chartier, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Marcelo Saavedra-Vargas, Ben Powless, Russell Diabo, representatives from the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, Native Youth Sexual Health Network, National Association of Friendship Centres, and more...
* opening and closing ceremonies
* plenaries: Climate Justice, Defending the Land
* concurrent sessions: Indigenous Peoples Space, Working as an Ally, Indigenous Sovereignty in an Urban Context, Reclaiming Indigenous Youth Self-Determination, Land Conservation and Indigenous Sovereignty
… at Lamoureux Hall (1st floor), University of Ottawa
Tuesday Nov 2, 5:00pm
Undermining Indigenous Rights: Conflicts with Mining Companies in Canada and Guatemala
with Ramsey Hart of MiningWatch
… venue to be confirmed (on campus of Carleton University)
Wednesday Nov 3, 11:30am-2:00pm
The Oka Crisis – 20 Years Later: Is Reconciliation Possible?
featuring speakers: (note this is a bilingual event)
* Ellen Gabriel, Présidente, Femmes autochtones du Québec
* Francine Lemay, Traductrice agréée, “À l’orée des bois” | “At the Wood’s Edge”
* Pierre Trudel, Chercheur, Peuples autochtones et gouvernance, CRDP Université de Montréal\CEGEP Vieux-Montréal
* Jessica Yee, Chair, National Aboriginal Youth Council, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
… at Desmarais Building room 3120, University of Ottawa
Thursday Nov 4, 7:00pm
Film - A Windigo Tale
Ottawa premiere, with director Armand Garnet Ruffo in attendance
… at National Library and Archives auditorium, 395 Wellington St