"L'éveil au Cercle" - "Awakening to the Circle"

Friday, December 17, 2010

Aboriginal Arts Café

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
299 Montreal Rd.
Friday January 7, 2011
Starts at 6pm
For more information contact Christine Head: chead@wabano.com or 613 748 0657 x241

There will be no cost for this event but
donations will be accepted for Wabano’s new Mamawi Centre

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Four Arrows Summary: 'Important Coming Events'

UN Conference on Indigenous Peoples:
2014 - Will Canada Be There?
Safe Drinking Water Bill S-11 Moves Ahead
'Should Set Out Some Very Loud Alarms'

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2011 Powwow Calendar

The 2011 Powwow Calendar - Forever Dancing, Volume II is now available. This is the 2nd edition and was sold at powwows across Ontario last summer. If you already have yours, thanks for supporting this unique project. If not, now is the time to order, quantities are limited. (Please go to Facebook search: The Calendar Project to view front and back pages of this year's calendar for your convenience. The back page does not reflect images inside the calendar, each page is unique. Please note they are copyrighted).

This is an awesome 12 month calendar, beautiful action pictures of Traditional Powwow Dancers from around Ontario. They are wonderful as gifts and giveaways.
This calendar is unique, not available in stores, and are only $5.00 each, plus postage. The date pages are in Ojibwe and English, useful as a reference or teaching tool. We can discount quantities on orders of 20+ to groups and organizations.
Please note each year a percentage of the sales is donated to Native Healing and Wellness programs in Ontario. If you would like to qualify for this donation fund, please send a letter outlining your program. Donations are made usually around January or February. With the purchase of each calendar, your are also helping to support Native Self Employment.

Send an email to 2011powowcalendar@gmail.com for more info or to order.

Training Program

On behalf of the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition, we are asking you to help spread the word about The Canadian Aboriginal Arts & Communications (CAAC) Business Studio, which focuses on the arts, communication and leadership. This program assists participants in developing knowledge and skills for employment and self-employment. We have a short turn around time in terms of your consideration, and we would appreciate your help to spread the word to the people you work with and serve, and your community network.
We have spaces for a total of 20 Aboriginal Adults to attend The CAAC Business Studio. We have attached for your information a document entitled "Description of Program - Recruitment Doc 10.doc".
· 10 participants for six weeks, from January 10 to February 18, 2011
· 10 participants for six weeks, from February 21 to April 1, 2011
The project is funded by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), and funding covers ALL of the training costs. Costs for travel, accommodations and meals are not covered by the INAC Funding and are the responsibility of the participant. We have also attached some projected costs for accommodation, meals and travel.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in spreading the word about this project. If you have any questions or would like further detail, please contact Susan Wilson at (705) 432-3106 or susan.wilsonandassociates@gmail.com.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Public event: Indigenous Peoples threatened with extinction in Colombia

Last month, Colombia’s National Organization of Indigenous Peoples (ONIC) brought a devastating message to a special session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: at least 64 of Colombia’s 102 Indigenous Peoples are at risk of physical or cultural extinction in the face of the devastating effects of an ongoing internal armed conflict and the imposition of development projects in Indigenous lands without their free, prior and informed consent. When an Indigenous people disappears, so too does its culture, spirituality, language, ancestral knowledge and traditional practices - indeed a whole world is extinguished forever. The ONIC has launched an international campaign to respond to this emergency, and is calling “on humanity to recognise the situation of risk to Indigenous Peoples as everyone’s problem”.

Come hear two leaders of the ONIC speak about this courageous Campaign for Survival and Dignity and how you can support it.
  • Dora Tavera Riaño of the Pijao People is ONIC's Councillor for Women, Family and Generation
  • Flaminio Onogama Gutierrez of the Embera People is ONIC’s Councillor for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Peace

When: Wednesday December 8th at 7 PM

Where: Amnesty House, 312 Laurier East in Ottawa (between Russell and Chapel).

For more information or to get involved, contact pjkelsall@hotmail.com