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Lynn Gehl: Centring Indigenous knowledge

January 21, 2015
| Lynn Gehl talks about her journey of struggle as an Algonquin Anishnabe woman, and the importance of centring Indigenous knowledge.
Length: 28:25 minutes (26.03 MB)
| October 21, 2014

Video: The long-time sex discrimination in the Indian Act

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This short video covers the long-time sex discrimination regarding the status provisions of the Indian Act. It discusses the two failed remedial legislations of 1985 and 2011, the Indigenous Famous Five and Lynn Gehl's work on unknown and unstated paternity.

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| June 9, 2014
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Film: How A People Live

March 11, 2014
| The Nakwaxda'xw and Gwa'sala people were forcibly removed from their homelands in 1964. Now a new film by Lisa Jackson tells the story of their dislocation and of their fight to return.
Length: 22:23 minutes (20.5 MB)
| August 14, 2013

Idle No More is an opportunity to realize the promise of democracy in Canada

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It is sometimes quipped that democracy is like two wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. This Darwinian image of vulnerable minorities falling prey to a "tyranny of the majority" is why few believe that democracy can be reduced to participation in elections. If democracy has value it is because it allows people to have a meaningful say in the rules that govern them. Anything that precludes or impairs this "voice" is anti-democratic by extension.

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Idle No More at Peace Arch border crossing

January 6, 2013
| On Saturday, hundreds of people from both sides of the Canada – U.S. border gathered at the Peace Arch to show solidarity with the Idle No More movement. Kat Norris is one of the organizers.
Length: 07:35 minutes (6.94 MB)

Breaking down the Indian Act, with Russell Diabo

Jennifer Podemski: "I've interviewed Russell Diabo, First Nations policy analyst. It is a long interview so for those with short attention spans, you can watch it in pieces. For the rest of you, grab a coffee or tea and enjoy. Remember, this is one person's perspective only. It is intended to continue the conversation and inform those who want to know more." The original video is available here

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Fractured Homeland recounts Algonquin struggle for identity and nationhood

Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario

by Bonita Lawrence
(UBC Press,
2012;
$37.81)

Bonita Lawrence presents to us a labour of devoted love. A book that takes 10 years to write cannot easily be summed up in a few paragraphs, but the lasting impression that it leaves, is a clearer picture of the complicated history of the destruction of Algonquin culture and identity and the current struggle to redefine their communities and reclaim geographic, legal and human rights within a government that once promised, and took, so much and left so little.

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