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Documentary Screening of “Biimadasahwin: Reclaiming Land Reclaiming Home”

Join us for food, discussion, and a documentary screening of“Biimadasahwin: Reclaiming Land Reclaiming Home.”
December 4, 2:30-4pm, 109 Atkinson, York University.
 last am trapline
Biimadasahwin means “life” in Ojibway. It is the name given to a place and project led by Darlene Necan, elected spokesperson of off-reserve members of Ojibway Nation of Saugeen no.258. She began to make her courageous vision of reclaiming her ancestral Anishinabek territory a reality, by returning to live on her trapline.
In June 2013, CUPE 3903’s The First Nations Solidarity Working Group, supported a log cabin home build led by Darlene  and other women who are rebuilding community power. The cabin sits on Darlene’s trapline and serves as a meeting place for community political organizing.
In August, Darlene and her organization, Northern Starlights Citizens of Saugeen, led the building of infrastructure for Biimadasahwin to be a gathering and teaching place for youth, community members and supporters.
On December 4, 2:30pm, 109 Atkinson, we will screen a short documentary which shares Darlene’s story and showcases the collective home building project, Saugeen land and people in Northwestern Ontario. Come learn about and support this inspiring project!

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