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Speakers and musical performances in support of protecting the sacred Chaudière Falls site -- Akikodjiwan / Asinabka -- in Ottawa/Gatineau on unceded Algonquin territory. The area is under threat of planned condo-commercial development by Windmill Development Group Ltd in partnership with Dream Unlimited Corp.
In November, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (including nine Algonquin chiefs) passed a resolution opposing the development, instead demanding the land be returned to Algonquin stewardship. In December, the full Assembly of First Nations passed a similar resolution.
Despite this, the developers broke ground on the Gatineau side of the project in mid-December. No levels of government have yet to respond to the demands of the Algonquin chiefs.
For more information, see the printable pamphlet at www.bit.ly/chaudiere-flyer or the following websites:
Also online the podcast of the event: http://equitableeducation.ca/2015/podcast-protecting-chaudiere-site and the Youtube playlist of the individual videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD4PE9YEvD_h22-5_xSXYovg4OHT1w7K1
This event was held on Dec. 19 as part of the Phil Ochs Festival in Ottawa. Video by Greg Macdougall, http://EquitableEducation.ca
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