Come share a meal and help support the long-standing resistance of Mitchikanibikok Inik, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, to forced assimilation and extinction. This event is a fundraiser to help cover the community's legal costs incurred in a costly court battle they've been forced into by the Canadian government.
Michel Thusky, a spokesperson from the Algonquin community of Barriere Lake, will talk about community identity in the context of his people's struggle to defend their land, their way of life, and their traditional governance system against attacks by the colonial governments of Quebec and Canada. Please bring either a dish to share, or a suggested minimum donation of $5 to 20 to ensure the costs of this event are covered. Some extra food will be prepared to make sure there is enough to feed everyone.
All proceeds after costs are covered, will go to the Barriere Lake Legal Defense Fund.
The event location is wheelchair-accessible.
This event is part of Barriere Lake Speaking Tour in Ontario and Quebec in March 2012: Ottawa (March 1), Waterloo (March 3), Toronto (March 5) and Montreal (Date: TBD) In Toronto: Algonquin Resistance to Assimilation: Barriere Lake Speaks in Toronto 7:00pm - 9:00pm Monday March 5, 2012 Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto
For a good background video on Section 74 and the Barriere Lake struggle, see this short 4-minute film.
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