Waterloo, Ontario: Events, Temagami: A First Nations Perspective, Corporate Profits over Native Rights?
- From: Dan Smoke <dsmoke@...>
Temagami: A First Nations Perspective
Wednesday, Nov 13
UW Davis Centre room 1302
7 p.m - 9 p.m
Come and listen to the struggle to protect Temagami by First Nation
Anishnabai Alex Mathias and Gloria Katt.
Located 4 1/2 hours north of Toronto, Temagami is a space for
ecotourism and home to wolves, black bear and pine marten. Over 100
bird species such as the pileated woodpecker depend upon Temagami
forests for their survival. Temagami is a rugged landscape of rocky
shores, waterfalls, Ontario's highest elevation, and a vast thousand
year old network of travel portages and routes by lake and river
opened by the Temagami Anishnabai First Nation.
Temagami has been a place of controversy over the last 2 decades.
Environmentalists, ecotourism operators, First Nations, logging
companies and governments have clashed over their respective rights
to determine the future of Temagami's wilderness. The Temagami
wilderness is being threatened by destructive road-building and
clearcut logging. It is the largest remnant of the old-growth red and
white pine forests that once covered much of North America. It is the
basis of the traditional lifestyles and ceremonies of the local First
Corporate Profits over Native Rights?
Speaking throughout Ontario during the month of November, Waterloo welcomes...
Nicole Manuel - Native Youth Movement-Secwepemc Chapter
William "Wolverine" Ignace - Secwepemc Elder
Tuesday, November 19th, 2002
Biology 1 room 271
University of Waterloo
Prison, Probation, Community Service... but what about Aboriginal Title?
The Secwepemc people are fighting for their traditional land, their
way of life; trying everything from reports filed with the United
Nations International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of
Racial Discrimination (CERD) to the blockading of Sun Peaks Resort
Road. Youth and Elders, side by side, are standing up against the BC
government, the RCMP, and the Sun Peaks Corporation and demanding
justice. Recent court sentences for a summer blockade have not
dampened their spirits and only serve to focus the struggle and
expose the systemic racism facing them.
Co-sponsored by OPIRG-Carleton, OPIRG-Ottawa, OPIRG-McMaster,
OPIRG-Toronto, OPIRG-Guelph, WPIRG (Waterloo), OPIRG-Peterborough,
Carleton University Students Association, No One is Illegal,
Anti-Colonial Working Group - Concordia, QPIRG-Concordia,
Narina Nagra <narina@...>
Coordinator of Programming and Volunteer Support
Waterloo Public Interest Research Group <wpirg.org>
Student Life Centre Room 2139
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Tel: 519.888.4882 / Fax: 519.725.3093 / UW ext. 4882