Our mission is to...
raise the profile of Aboriginal music, musicians and issues to
increase learning, understanding and appreciation of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Hearings on the First Nations Child Welfare Case, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, 160 Elgin Street, 11th floor, Ottawa, ON. Public is welcome. Schedule: May 13 to May 24; June 3 to June 14; June 24 to July 5; July 15 to July 26; August 5 to August 16; August 26 to August 30 Hearings last from 9:30am-4pm http://www.fncaringsociety.ca/i-am-witness
Rental Housing for Aboriginal People. Affordable housing available in new building complex (1043 Cummings Avenue). Applications at www.gignulhousing.org Info contact: Tenant Relations Officer, 396 MacLaren St. 613-232-0016
Observation: Think Racism is Dead? Check out the new kids’ movie "Rango" where a character refers to another as a "dumb Indian": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTvm-25qkPM
Metis Nation of Canada welcomes new members Information available at: http://www.metisnationofcanada.org/
Fitness Classes (various) - Odawa Native Friendship Centre contact Julie Davignon 613-722-3811 ext 226 www.odawa.on.ca
Minwaashin Lodge Culture Program Click here September 2012 Cultural Activities Calendar
6pm-7-pm Men's Circles, Odawa Native Friendship Centre, 12 Stirling Avenue. contact Vince Kicknosway 613-722-3811 ext 236
Wabano Fitness 299 Montreal Road Contact: Jessika Quigley 613-748-0657 ext 243 firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21 at 7:30pm Cedar and Bamboo: The Shared History of First Nations and Chinese Canadian Communities Free admission. Ben Franklin Place Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Drive. http://www.schemamag.ca/archive2/2010/05/cedar_bamboo_doxa_documentary.php
May 23 at 5 pm-6pm Odawa Neeskak Toastmasters Odawa Native Friendship Centre, 12 Stirling Avenue. Email: email@example.com
May 23-May 31 IN/digitized: Indigenous Culture in a Digital World, installation by 007 Collective (Robert Houle, special agent, Barry Ace, Rosalie Favell, Ron Noganosh, Frank Shebageget, Ariel Smith, Ehren "Bear Witness" Thomas and Leo Yerxa. SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
May 24 Deadline indigiTALKS Video Essay Project Download application form http://www.imaginenative.org/upload/2013_indigiTALKS_Application_Form.pdf To apply, email to programming@imagineNATIVE.org
May 24-26 Odawa Festival of Aboriginal Culture 2013 http://www.odawa.on.ca/powwow.htm
June 1 Deadline The Nation to Nation Tour July 27 – August 14 Akwesasne and Thousand Islands http://otesha.ca/content/nation-nation-tour-2013 Contact: The Otesha Project, 153 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 1H5 613 237 6065 Tour Member Age Range: 18 - 30ish
June 5 at 5pm-8pm Aboriginal Professional Network meeting, Heart and Crown in the Market firstname.lastname@example.org
June 13 at 5 pm-6pm Odawa Neeskak Toastmasters Odawa Native Friendship Centre, 12 Stirling Avenue. Email: email@example.com
June 27 at 5 pm-6pm Odawa Neeskak Toastmasters Odawa Native Friendship Centre, 12 Stirling Avenue. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 24-28 Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival http://www.asinabkafestival.org/Home.html
Virtual Ventures: summer camp for Grades 5-10 Aboriginal youth in Ottawa. August 6-9, 2013 Free. Contact: email@example.com 613-520-2600 ext 5007
Wabano Warrior: fitness classes from May to July 2013 Contact: Kelly Fisher 613-748-0657 ext 308
"Dorset Seen" at CUAG until 2 June 2013 Featuring drawings and sculpture by 20 artists, Dorset Seen looks at how artists, both historical and contemporary, view the community of Cape Dorset, the most important centre of contemporary art production in Canada’s North http://cuag.carleton.ca
Nunavut Sivuniksavut Training Program accepting applications for the 2013-2014 program year, beginning next September. Deadline April 15, 2013 An application to the 1st Year program can be accessed here. (It can also be downloaded from the NS web site: http://www.nstraining.ca - click on the Apply On line tab on the top right-hand corner of the home page) Applications to the 2nd Year program can be made directly on-line using the same link. Open to beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Contact: 613-244-4937 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minwaashin Lodge – Wiidowkewa – Advocate services. Assistance with applications to Ontario Works & Ontario Disability Support program; access to community resources, assistance with identification cards. Contact: Emily 613-749-5590 ext 223 email@example.com Services on Tuesdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays.
Call for Submissions: English-language literary works for young adults by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors, Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature $12,000 – First prize, $8,000 – Second prize, $5,000 – Third prize Deadline: May 1, 2013 Contact: Catherine Belshaw 1-800-661-2633, ext. 233 firstname.lastname@example.org www.codecan.org/get-involved/burt-award-canada
Oct. 15 deadline each year Canada Council for the Arts - Aboriginal Traditional Visual Art Forms Program for Individual Artists Contact: Jim Logan 613-566-4414 ext 5266 or 1-800-263-5588, Canada Council for the Arts website
Grants for Aboriginal Dance www.canadacouncil/grants/dance
For information concerning updating or inclusion in the City of Ottawa's Artists Registry or any other collection inquiries please contact: email@example.com or call 613-244-6852
Out of Town Events
Sign Up to Support Shannen's Dream.... http://www.fncfcs.com/shannensdream/
Shannen's Dream-- Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation had a dream - safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. She worked tirelessly to try to convince the federal government to do give First Nations children a proper education before tragically passing away at the age of 15 years old in 2010. Now it is our turn to carry her dream forward. Learn more Read Motion 571 to support Shannen’s Dream in the House of Commons. Sign Up to Show Your Support
** Eschia Books, a new Aboriginal publisher in Alberta, is looking for writers of Aboriginal descent who have manuscripts to be reviewed for publication and for authors who are knowledgeable and wish to write about specific aspects of Aboriginal history. For more information please contact Kathy van Denderen, President of Eschia Books Inc at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-686-2024780-686-2024780-686-2024
Check out this page on a weekly basis. You will find activities in the Ottawa area.
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Wasa-Nabin Youth Worker, Odawa Native Friendship Centre
Child Protection Worker - Aboriginal Focus, CAS Ottawa
Links to Ottawa based Native Organizations
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This site was updated on March 3 , 2013 (Michele)