Anti-colonial Week // food, film & resistance

FALL FEAST: An anti-colonial evening of food, film and resistance
With members of the community of Kanehsatake on local efforts to resist land fraud and to assert sovereignty and self-determination
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, 6pm
Native Friendship Center of Montreal
2001 boulevard St-Laurent (métro St-Laurent)
doors & meal at 6pm; evening events to continue until 9pm
Free – Welcome to all! — Wheelchair accessible
Childcare on-site — Bring your kids! — Whisper translation (EN-FR)
Please get in touch about any accessibility needs.
–EVENT SCHEDULE– (November 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 26th)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 5 – 7pm
Fighting Detention and Displacement- Film Screening and Discussion with Movement for Justice in El Barrio
@ QPIRG Concordia (2100 Guy Suite 205 )
Join us for a screening and discussion about Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s struggle against displacement in East Harlem and beyond. Members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio will also discuss their recent campaign against immigration detention and family separation, launched in June 2018 following the Trump administration’s implementation of a “zero-tolerance” policy at the US border and the arrival of more than 200 migrant children at the Cayuga Centers facility in East Harlem.Movement for Justice in El Barrio is a majority-immigrant, women of colour-led grassroots community organization that fights for immigrant justice and against gentrification. Committed to autonomy and self-determination, Movement practices participatory democracy and horizontal decision-making on a community-wide scale.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 5:30 – 9:30pm
Intro to Indigenous Solidarity Workshop + Projection Insurgée
@ QPIRG Concordia (2100 Guy Suite 205)
Indigenous Solidarity and history Workshop with Michelle Wouters

  • Michelle is a Sixties Scoop Survivor and breast cancer survivor. Born in BC and adopted to white Europeans as part of the Sixties Scoop. Came to Montreal in 1990 and studied at McGill, completing a Humanistic Studies degree. Graduated the day after the fateful referendum in 1995 (the money and the ethnic vote comment still resonates in her brain).
Projection Insurgées Screening (more details to come)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Panel on Indigenous People and Incarceration/Criminalization
@ Le Frigo Vert (1440 Rue Mackay)
Come to le Frigo Vert for a panel discussion on indigenous people and prisons. Panel participants include members from the termite collective, Vicki Chartrand and Sheri Pranteau.

  • Sheri Pranteau is a 40 year old indigenous woman. She is a mother from Winnipeg who now resides in Montreal. What she will speak about will come from her lived experience of being incarcerated for 15 years in prison.
  • Vicki Chartrand is a professor at Bishops University. Her work and interest are talking about incarceration, criminalization and imprisonment as colonial institution. In one of her articles she asks “Why Is a Quarter of Canada’s Prison Population Indigenous?”
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm
A fundraiser for the Native Friendship Center and the Kanehsatake Land Defense Fund.
@ The Native Friendship Center of Montreal  (2001 boulevard St-Laurent (métro St-Laurent))
There will be a short film screening:
RECLAMATION (2018) / Thirza Cuthand (13 minutes)
“The colonizers have left Earth to colonize Mars and the Indigenous people are left behind to clean up the mess. This mockumentary features three bemused and hard-working Indigenous people as they get to work on getting Mother Earth back in shape.”
and afterwards, a free dinner (with both meat and non-meat dishes)
and the following MONDAY, NOVEMEBER 26th, 7 – 10 pm
First Daughter And The Black Snake – with Winona LaDuke
@ Cinema Politica Concordia (1455 Maisonneuve West)
Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Canadian premiere of FIRST DAUGHTER AND THE BLACK SNAKE (First Daughter and the Black Snake), with protagonist Winona LaDuke and director Keri Pickett in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. The intimate and poignant film offers a window into the life and work of Winona LaDuke, a formidable economist, writer, agriculturalist, and fierce Indigenous politico.

This screening will be preceded by the short film a’s’katikl awti’l by Bretten Hannam, as part of the Documentary Futurism project.This screening is co-presented with Climate Justice Montreal – Justice

This event takes place on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin peoples.