Anishinaabe-aki: An Introduction to Unceded and Unsurrendered Algonquin Territory
On Friday April 5th the Indigenous and Canadian Studies Students' Association (ICSSA) will be hosting a mini-conference event called "Anishinaabe-Aki: An Introduction to Unceded and Unsurrendered Algonquin Territory". The purpose of this event is to increase awareness on campus of our host nation, the Algonquin Anishinaabe, and to add to ICSSA's work of increasing recognition and respect for the Algonquin Anishinaabe throughout our University of Ottawa community.
The program will be as follows:
11 AM- Smudging Ceremony and Honour Songs with Professor Claudette Commanda and Indigenous community members.
12 Noon- Light gourmet Algonquin-inspired luncheon catered by Wawatay Catering from Kitigan Zibi First Nation
12:50 PM- Words of Welcome, and brief presentation, from Zorga Qaunaq and Kiera Brant, ICSSA coordinating circle members. Reading of statement of support from representatives of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa.
1 PM- 2Pm- A leader of the Algonquin Nation, on its traditions and nationhood. Speaker tba shortly.
2 PM- 3 PM- Presentation from Professor Claudette Commanda, on the constitutional title of the Algonquin to their traditional territories
3PM - 4 PM- Presentation from Rene Tenasco (Kitigan Zibi First Nation), Aboriginal Advisor to the National Capital Commission, on the contemporary struggles for Algonquin recognition in the Ottawa region.
Hosted by the one and only Mistawasis!
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