The People’s Social Forum takes place this Thursday through Sunday, August 21-24. A full schedule can be found at
We’ve also compiled a list of all the indigenous-related workshops and events: please see this PDF document.
Also keep reading below for the specific activities IPSMO is involved with at the PSF.
Background – the People’s Social Forum is a movement-building gathering of progressive groups and institutions across Canada, Québec and Indigenous communities, with thousands expected to attend, and over 500 workshops and many other activites over the four days. Most of the activities are taking place at the University of Ottawa; there is also stuff going on on Sparks Street and Victoria Island. Registration is only $20-35. For more information, see their website:
IPSMO Workshops, Indigenous Solidarity assembly and Feast
All these events are at University of Ottawa
Thursday, Aug. 21: Introduction to Indigenous Solidarity, 9:00am Fauteux (FTX) 147 A
Friday, Aug. 22: Indigenous Solidarity For Settlers, 4:30pm Lamoureux (LMX) 121
Saturday, Aug. 23: Indigenous Solidarity Assembly, 9:00am ARTS 257
Saturday, Aug. 23: Feast, Faculty of Social Sciences, 7:30pm FSS 4007
Introduction to Indigenous Solidarity
Thursday, Aug. 21
9:00am Fauteux (FTX) 147 A
This is a workshop for people who are new to the subject of decolonization and indigenous solidarity, and who want to learn more. We will be introducing some of the key issues, concepts and practices in effective and respectful solidarity organizing.
Indigenous Solidarity For Settlers
4:30pm Lamoureux (LMX) 121
This is a workshop that is intended for people who are already involved in doing Indigenous Solidarity organizing. It focuses on how colonization plays out in practice, and addresses how to do be effective and responsible allies. Finally, it also explores the issues of White Supremacy and Heteropatriarchy as tools of colonization.
Indigenous Solidarity Assembly
9:00am, ARTS 257
As part of the upcoming Peoples’ Social Forum we are planning an assembly of organizations and individuals who are interested in working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples to decolonize Turtle Island.
The assembly will provide an opportunity to share ideas about being an effective solidarity activist, analyse the issues, solutions and strategies, and identify joint or supportive actions. The assembly proposal is endorsed by the Forum’s Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus.
Accessibility: The assembly will be physically accessible. We will also be providing ASL or live note-taking in French and English, and simultaneous translation in French and English. Let us know if you have any other interpretation needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following organizations are supporting the assembly: Christian Peacemakers Teams, Engage North, Grand River Indigenous Solidarity, Independent Jewish Voices, Indigenous Peoples’ Solidarity Movement – Ottawa, Justice for Deepan, KAIROS, MiningWatch Canada, No One Is Illegal – Ottawa, Rising Tide – Vancouver, Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Carleton.
9:40 Lynn Gehl, Algonquin Anishinaabe
9:55 Leah Henderson
10:10 Clifton Nicholas, Mowhawk from Kanehsatake
10:35 Small Group Discussion
11:05 2nd Small Group Discussion
11:35 Final thoughts
12pm – 12:30 Breakout group for additional planning
Dans le cadre du prochain Forum Social des Peuples, nous organisons une assemblée des organisations et individus intéressé-e-s à travailler en solidarité avec les peuples indigènes pour la décolonisation de l’île de la Tortue.
L’assemblée sera l’occasion de partager des idées pour être efficace dans notre travail de solidarité; pour analyser les problèmes, solutions, et stratagèmes; et pour identifier des actions en soutien et en commun. La proposition de l’assemblée est approuvée par le caucus des Peuples’ d’Origine du Forum.
Accessibilité: L’Assemblé sera accessible physiquement. Nous assurer la traduction ASL ou transcription en Anglais ou Français, et traduction simultanée en Anglais at Français.
L’assemblée est soutenue par les organisations suivantes: Christian Peacemakers Teams, Engage North, Grand River Indigenous Solidarity, Independent Jewish Voices, Indigenous Peoples’ Solidarity Movement – Ottawa, Justice pour Deepan, KAIROS, MiningWatch Canada, No One Is Illegal – Ottawa, Rising Tide – Vancouver, Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Carleton.
Ordre du jour
9:40 Dr. Lynn Gehl, Algonquienne Anishinaabe
9:55 Leah Henderson
10:10 Clifton Nichols, Mohawk de Kanehsatake
10:35 Discussion en groups petites
11:05 2ieme discussion en groups petites
12:00 – 12:30pm Discussion supplémentaire sur des actions prochaines
Faculty of Social Sciences
7:30pm FSS 4007
Join us for a feast. We are organizing the feast as part of the Indigenous solidarity activities at the Peoples’ Social Forum, and it is intended for indigenous and indigenous solidarity activists, but everyone is welcome.