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With a background in community access media and media training, George Lessard has worked in print, broadcast radio and television and in educational media. He considers himself an artist in electronic and digital media. Born and brought up in Montreal, in Canada, his work has taken him to Toronto, Vancouver, Banff and Calgary; Inuvik, Fort Smith and Yellowknife NWT (where he currently lives); Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) and Arviat, Nunavut. He's been posted internationally to Beijing, China; Nassau, the Bahamas; La Paz, Bolivia; Butare, Rwanda; Chelyabinsk, Russia and Berhampur, Odisha, India. These days in Yellowknife, he's producing live webcasts and YouTube videos of community events and mentoring young photographers around the NWT.

#IdleNoMore Global Day of Action: #Denendeh #J11 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories videos

| January 12, 2013
Global #J11 Day of Action rally in Somba K’e, Denendeh

Two videos of the Global Day of Action rally in downtown Somba K’e (Yellowknife) on the Akaitcho territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation in Denendeh (Northwest Territories) with a set of still photos.

Lawrence Nayally one of the event's organizers posted the following to the event's Facebook page about an hour before the rally started ...

"… We are rallying downtown YK @ 12:00pm. Tents will be set-up for lunch to distribute food prepared by community members and another for info-sheets, discussion, etc. … Its an historical event taking shape all across this country, so why not be apart of it. Together united, 8th Fire Ignited! …"

Here's the link to the second video that does not seem to want to appear in a window below.

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