Update June 20: All the videos, images, and other resources we used during the event are free online; you can now download the complete list in PDF form, share it on facebook, or scroll to the bottom of this post to peruse.
What does the Canada 150 campaign celebrate? Whose perspectives are represented? How does it affect the self-image of those of us who see ourselves as Canadians, and how does it affect relationships between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of this land? What are your questions about what this means and what we can do, individually or together?
Theatre Auditorium, KC Irving Centre, Acadia University (building 32 on the campus map — then head downstairs)
33 University Ave., Wolfville
(nearby meter and street parking is free after hours)
What Will Happen?
Short films, radio clips, readings, responses, discussion and reflection.
Light refreshments will be served.
Who Is Organizing?
This event is organized by settlers (non-Indigenous peoples) from Annapolis Valley Quaker Meeting and Horizons Community Development Associates, with support from Acadia University’s Community Development Program, in order to help each other unsettle our thinking about the birth of Canada.
Have Questions or Need More Info?
- facebook event Questioning Canada 150
Or Annapolis Valley Monthly Meeting’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee:
All are welcome. RSVPs to help us plan for the right amount of food, and donations to help cover costs, are welcome but not necessary. Any surplus will be used to support future Truth and Reconciliation-related events.
Canada, I Can Cite For You 150 (2:25, Christi Belcourt, 2017)
- Published by Onaman Collective, Feb 3, 2017
Lament for Confederation (6:15, Dan George, 1967)
- “Has Anything Changed? Revisiting Chief Dan George’s Iconic ‘Lament for Confederation’”
- By Janet Rogers, published on CBC.ca, May 5, 2017
What Does Canada 150 Mean for Indigenous Communities? (25:31, CBC, 2017)
- CBC Radio One, The Current, March 16, 2017 interview with Lilian Howard, Christi Belcourt, and Eric Ritskes
Wabanaki People of the Dawn (25:50)
- Part 1 of a 3-part documentary published on the website of NS Office of Aboriginal Affairs
Mi’kmaq History and Map
Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience (Exhibition by K. Monkman)
In Halifax in October, 2018
- Kent Monkman
- A Trickster With a Cause Crashes Canada’s 150th Birthday Party (The Globe and Mail)
- The Alternative Realism of Kent Monkman (The Walrus)
Peace and Friendship Treaties
Alternatives to Canada 150 Logo
Jay Soule’s logos are available on clothing, stickers, etc.
“Colonialism 150” logo products available from Eric Ritskes; proceeds to the Onaman Collective’s Indigenous Tattoo Gathering
- Eric Ritskes: Refusing Canada
- Onaman Gathering From GoFundMe.com, search for “Indigenous Tattoo Gathering”
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- “The first stage of the journey of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is now complete… But the journey of Truth and Reconciliation is far from over…”
- The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation documents the Calls to Action, by category and with corresponding actions.
Questioning Canada 150: Event Organizing Collective
Questioning Canada 150 was an event held on June 14, 2017 in Wolfville to discuss and reflect on Canada 150 and the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The event was organized by settlers (non-Indigenous peoples) to help us unsettle our thinking about the birth of Canada.
- Horizons Community Development Associates
- Annapolis Valley Quaker Meeting
- Acadia Community Development Program