Deh Cho “Fighting for our Land”

Update: Watch the video on DFN Grand Chief Samuel Gargan‘s Talk after the screening of the film “FIGHTING FOR OUR LAND”on May 17, 2010

Deh Cho “Fighting for our Land”

Join us for an evening of conversation and solidarity with leaders of the Deh Cho First Nation. The Deh Cho, KAIROS, the IPSM Ottawa and the Polaris Institute are hosting a screening of the film “Dehcho Ndene Gha Nadaotsethe: Fighting for our Land”, a community based video by Rebecca Garrett and Dehcho First Nations, on Monday May 17th at 6pm in Ottawa.

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May 17th, 2010
6 – 9 pm
PSAC Building, 233 Gilmour (at Metcalfe), Ottawa

DFN Grand Chief Samuel Gargan
DFN Elder Pat Martel
Members of DFN Negotations Team
and Filmmaker Rebecca Garrett

The Decho First Nations have been involved in formal negotiations with the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories for over thirty years.

We, the Dehcho Dene have been struggling since 1969 for rightful recognition of our rights in a just and fair manner. When an Agreement with the territorial and federal governments is reached, we will have the governing authority and the resources to protect our lands and ensure that we can continue to live according to Dene values and principles in all aspects of our lives.

“Dehcho Ndehe Gha Nadaotsethe: Fighting for our Land,” is a project of the Dehcho First Nations (DFN) Communiciations team. It brings together in one film key moments of Dehcho history, and explains our struggle to retain control of our homeland.

This film is an invaluable educational and mobilization tool to inform and involve all members of our communities in the process of reaching an agreement that allows future generations to continue to live in a way that honours and respects the land of our ancestors.

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Presented by:
Amnesty International
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO)
Polaris Institute
and Dehcho First Nations