Octopus Books and The Kino-nda-niimi Collective presents two launches of The Winter We Danced, a collection of writing, poetry, lyrics, art and images from the diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement. Calling for pathways into healthy, just, equitable and sustainable communities while drawing on a wide-ranging body of narratives, journalism, editorials and creative pieces, this collection consolidates some of the most powerful, creative and insightful moments from the winter we danced and gestures towards next steps in an on-going movement for justice and Indigenous self-determination.
10:45 am Thursday August 21
VRN 1095, University of Ottawa
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier, Ottawa
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair will lead a small discussion regarding the compiling of the book.
English Simultanteous Translation
7 pm Thursday August 21
Spark St. Ottawa
The Winter We Danced #TWWD 2nd Ottawa Launches of The Winter We Danced: Voices of the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement. Come dance with us on Sparks Street during the Forum social des peuples Performances: Leonard Sumner Leonard Sumner, Frank Waln, Moe Clark, CD release of Lawrence Martin - Wapistan's new album: Train of Life.
Readings: Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Sylvia McAdam, Shane Rhodes, Clayton Thomas-Muller
Facebook invite to the evening event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443289122613284/.
More about the Winter We Danced: http://arpbooks.org/books/detail/the-winter-we-danced.
Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
More about the Idle No More Movement: http://www.idlenomore.ca/.