The Oshkimaadziig Unity camp, located at Council Rock near Midland, in occupied Ontario is invoking Anishnabek nationhood in a direct way - setting up camps in a provincial park which happens to have been established around a traditional gathering place for the Anishnabek. This land reclamation is being coordinated by the indigenous sovereignty group ACTION - Anishinabek Confederacy to Invoke Our Nationhood. Kalin Stacy of the Grand River Media Collective speaks to Gibwinasi, a spokesperson for the camp to get a sense of the camp and an update on the goings on since our last interview.
The camp has been established with the purposes of:
- Re-establishing clan governance, intertribal agreements and other forgotten traditional societies
- Emancipation of illegal Canadian policies
- Peer to peer counselling
- On the land skills training
- Contemporary/traditional story telling
- Biiskabiiyang “decolonization” workshops
- 7th fire Anishnabek prophecy awareness
check out a video about the camp here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RCeVBRxTfQ
a past interview here: http://www.rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/awl/2012/06/oshkimaadziig-anishinabe...
and the website for ACTION: http://oshkimaadziig.org/
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