Category: Algonquin

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Genocide, Racism and Canada Day: An Algonquin-Anishinaabekwe love letter

By Lynn Gehl Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe Living in Canada as I do, I encounter proud Canadians all the time, more so around the time of Canada Day celebrations.  The commonly held view put forward by these...

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Acknowledging on Whose Land We Live

GROUP URGES LOCAL TOWNSHIPS TO ACKNOWLEDGE INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS By Matthew Behrens An hour south of Ottawa, the picturesque heritage town of Perth – voted Ontario’s prettiest community by TVO viewers – is celebrating...

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The underlying importance of wampum belts

In this video, Alan Ojiig Corbiere discusses Wampum Belts and their direct relevance to the relationships between Indigenous peoples and Canada. Wampum Belts are living symbols of our treaty agreements and the honour of keeping...

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The Heartbreak of Algonquin Genocide

By Dr. Lynn Gehl, Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe In the process of building Canada, the British imposed different languages (French and English), religions (Catholic and Protestant), and legal systems (French Civil Law and British Common Law) on...