Apr22: Celebrating the Defense of Mother Earth

Join us for food, music and speakers in celebration of people’s defense of Mother Earth

Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30pm
Dundonald Park
(At the corner of Somerset West and Lyon)
Indigenous Peoples’ Solidarity Movement – Ottawa
Bring your drums!
Bring a cup!

This Earth Day, join us as we celebrate strong women and men who have risen up in defense of the land and its inhabitants, and who work to protect the health and well being of their communities, their children and themselves. Come learn about and celebrate resistance to environmental injustice and racism!

Opening Prayer by Grandmother Irene Lindsay
Wanda Seguin, Two-spirit teacher
Looee Okalik, Acting-President of Tungasuvvingat Inuit
Sonny Papatie, Barriere Lake.
Drumming  Circle (open to public)

The speakers will be talking about women’s roles and responsibilities, in particular their responsibilities to the water and the land; the medicine wheel; the Barriere Lake Algonquins fight for the Trilateral Agreement and against government and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s interference in their traditional governance, and other subjects.

As well as speakers, there will be live music and drumming, as well as free food and drinks.

Donations will go to covering the cost of the event.