Workshop on Barrier Lake solidarity, presented by IPSMO (as part of Exile’s Free School program)
Sat Nov 1, 10-11am, at Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, Meeting Room on Bottom Floor
Barrier lake is an Algonquin reserve about 4 hours north of Ottawa, in the province of Quebec. It is a poor reservation, where the unemployment rate is around 80%. The primary reasons for the current poverty and joblessness is their ongoing fight with the federal and provincial governments and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Although the Algonquins’ struggle to be recognized as a sovereign nation and to be treated with dignity and respect is hundreds of years old (beginning with European colonization), the current battles revolve around Trilateral and Bilateral agreements signed with the Federal and Provincial governments. These governments have supported several coup d’etats against the Barrier Lake Algonquin; the traditional government, which is widely supported by the majority of the BL community, has been deposed while a small minority faction that does not have wide support in the community is treated as the legitimate goverment by the Feds and the Province.
as part of EXILE INFOSHOP’S FREE SCHOOL!!!
Exile doesn’t like getting up early any more than you do, but we’d love if you did it this once and came out to make the first Day of Free School a success!
When: Saturday, November 1st 9AM-1PM
Where: Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, Bottom Floor in the Meeting Room
Why: Because school CAN be fun! We promise!
Here is the updated schedule of workshops:
9AM-10AM: Queer Zine Making
Hosts: Patrick and Elke
Description: Learn about the history of zines, their relevance to queer culture, and how to make ’em, then try it out yourself from the materials and inspiration supplied!!
10AM-11AM: IPSMO and the Struggle for Barriere Lake
Host: Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa
See what’s been going on lately at Barriere Lake reserve and how you can help.
11AM-11:45PM: Internet Security
Krishna will show you some basics to keeping your internet browsing safe and secure from organizations prowling for private information.
11:34-12:00PM: BREAK! COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE AND SNACKS plus goodies for sale at the library cafe.
12:00PM-1:00PM: Guitar Skillzzzz
Bring your guitar or guitar related questions or your own knowledge to make this badass workshop a success.
1:00PM GO HOME AND HAVE A NAP BECAUSE YOU NEED TO REST BEFORE THE ROCKY HORROR PUNK SHOW (7:30PM SUN NOV 2) AT EXILE (256 BANK ST) !!