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Water Life Workshop

Mid Day November 3, to Mid Day November 5, 2006 ~ Travel Lodge Hotel and Convention Centre, Ottawa West - Friday, November 03, 2006

DATE: Mid Day November 3, to Mid Day November 5, 2006

REGISTRATION: Please Register by October 22

LOCATION: Travel Lodge Hotel and Convention Centre, Ottawa West

KEY PARTNER: Indigenous Cooperative On The Environment in collaboration with Ottawa River Heritage Designation Committee, Plenty Canada, and others.

ACTIVITY: A three day gathering to build alliances to develop and advance efforts to support the revitalization of the watershed of the Ottawa River, the Mighty Kichisippi, the Heritage River of the Algonquin Peoples.

OBJECTIVES:

ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
info@circleofallnations.com
or 613-599-8385
or 819-449-2668

bill@ice-network.ca
1-888-ICE-NTWK (423-6895)

AGENDA
Friday, November 3, 2006
12.00 – 12.15 Opening Ceremony andGreetings (Elder William Commanda)
12.15 – 1.30 Registration
1.30 – 3.30 Welcome: ICE, (President Clynt King) and Other Officials & Introductory Talking Circle on Common Interest in Water
3.30 – 4.00 Break
4.00 – 5.00 Inspiration from the Ancestors: Anahereo and Grey Owl, Gabriel; Commanda and Chief Ignace Papatie (Lawyer Edward Sapiano); Overview of the Boreal Forest (SNAPQC Rep. Marie-Eve Marchand); Some Indigenous Initiatives (Chief Dean Jacobs)
5.00 – 6.00 Dinner
6.30 – 7.30 Sacred Fire and Water Ceremony at Asinabka/Victoria Island

Saturday, November 4, 2006
8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast
9.00 – 9.30 Opening Ceremony
9.30 – 10.30 Mother Earth Water Walks (Anishinabe Grandmothers Violet Caibaiosai & Heather Sole); Spirit of the Birch Bark Canoe (Craftsman Todd Labrador); Overview of River Craft Activity (Craftswoman Elena Pidtchenko)
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.00 From Canoes to Canadian Heritage Rivers (Historian Kirk Wipper); Early History of Asinabka/Kichisippi (Heritage Researcher Bill Allen); Ottawa River Heritage Designation
(Sen. Len Hopkins and Chief Harry St. Denis); Vision for Asinabka/Victoria Island (Architect Douglas Cardinal)
12.00 – 12.30 Discussion
12.30 – 2.30 Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Journey by Canoe (Canoeist and CPAWS Rep. Jay Morrison)
2.30 – 4.00 Aboriginal Environmental Guardianship Strategies (Several);Local Indigenous Environmental Initiatives and Video: First American Scientists (Mayor Larry McDermott, Plenty Canada); Strengthening International Indigenous Water Preservation Alliances (Tito Medina and Sandra Hernández : titomedinamusic )
4.00 – 4.30 Break
4.30 – 5.30 Community River Restoration (Ecologist Levania Henschel); Local Water Initiatives (Gatineau/Chelsea and Missisippi)
7.00 – 9.30 Dinner, Dance, Music and Socialization – Odawa Friendship Centre AND Happy Birthday Grandfather William!

Sunday, November 5, 2006
9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 11.30 Four Sharing Circles:

11.30 – 12.00 Closing Circle
12.00 – 1.30 A Surprise, Closing Ceremonies


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