Archives for Gary Wassaykeesic
On September 21st 2017, a historic pow wow was held at Queen's Park in Toronto, Ontario. Pow wow organizers were calling on the government to make June 21st a recognized provincial holiday. Gary Wassaykeesic of Real People's Media was there to cover the event including speeches and dances.
Toronto – Gary Wassaykeesic sits in the lobby of The Village Dispensary, formerly Cannabis Culture. The shop, a cannabis dispensary was forced to change its name after Toronto police arrested Marc and Jodie Emery on drug trafficking charges. In this video, Gary speaks about his view that Native people in…
TORONTO – On March 21st, 2017 Gary Wassaykeesic continued his ongoing show, "Telling our Stories". In this episode Gary speaks with Elder Vern Harper in Toronto. They discuss the history and significance of the American Indian Movement's take over of Alcatraz island.
TYENEDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Gary Wassaykeesic, a correspondent for Real People's Media makes a visit to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory to check out Legacy 420 for himself. Here's his reaction to the place and the movement towards building an Indigenous medical cannabis industry.
TORONTO – On January 28th, 2017, a rally was held in Toronto in support of the water protectors in Standing Rock. The following are some scenes from the action. All videos were produced by by Real People's Media contributor Cuzdcrow.
This is the second interview that Gary Wassaykeesic organized with Elder Vern Harper in Toronto. Elder Vern allowed the filming of the sharing circle to get across some important perspectives about how Indigenous people have survived Canadian colonialism.
Gary Wassaykeesic of Real People's Media speaks about the upcoming furniture drive that he is organizing. The truck is leaving from Toronto, and driving north to Thunder Bay, Savant Lake, and Mishkeegogamang. If you are able to help out, call Gary at 647-573-5290.
Gary Wassaykeesic gives an update as to where his project of interviewing indigenous survivors of Canadian colonialism is at.
Elder Vern Harper is a respected Indigenous elder who lives in Toronto. He was interviewed by Gary Wassaykeesic and Zach Ruiter for Real Peoples Media on January 11th of 2017.
Gary Wassaykeesic. Photo by Michael Toledano | Reposted from the blog of Michael Toledano with permission. March 30, 2016. Every day Gary Wassaykeesic climbs onto this statue at Toronto Police headquarters, unfurls the Two Row Wampum, Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and Unity flags, and announces aloud “this is Iroquois land.” For the past…