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Albert Dumont – Ottawa Poet Laureate (Algonquin Territory)

Big news! I have been selected (by unanimous decision) to be the City of Ottawa’s next Poet Laureate. What a proud moment this is in my life! The outgoing Poet Laureate (Deanna Young) said in our recent talk, that I … Continue reading

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In Honour of the Duke of Edinburgh

It was at the time of the Flower Moon, the last moon of spring season, as feasted by the Algonquin Anishinabe that the Duke of Edinburgh took his first breath as a human being. Spring, a fitting season for a … Continue reading

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April 9 – 33 Years of Sobriety

Good morning my Daughters and Grandchildren, Today, April 9, 2021, I celebrate 33 years of sobriety. It seems to me that the many suns, the many moons which have passed since then, have brought forth joyful experiences we would not … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Matt Brown, you were a Good Activist

An Ottawa Citizen newspaper obit let me know on Saturday, March 27 that Matthew Morgan-Brown passed away of unknown causes on March 16, 2021. Matt was only 43 years of age. Far too young to die! Matt’s hope for our … Continue reading

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Fraudsters Attempting to Destroy Algonquin Nation (Part 2)

I address the following to the People of the Algonquin Anishinabeg: Are you, as a status member of the Algonquin Nation, aware that the Algonquin Land Claim is being partially settled (Ontario) without your input being requested nor wanted? An … Continue reading

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Fraudsters Attempting to Destroy Algonquin Nation (Part 1)

According to scientists who study animal evolution, dogs are descendants of wolves. Personally, I have my doubts about that. But for the sake of avoiding argument, let’s say that I agree that the old hound I saw today, tied by the … Continue reading

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Bob Nesbitt, Friend and Founder of Grassroots Festival

Bob Nesbittborn April 26, 1939 passed away February 27, 2021 Bob Nesbitt had an honourable heart. And he kept it well through the doing of good deeds and service to his community. He was a man who understood fully, what it … Continue reading

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An Algonquin Perspective to the Algonquin Land Claim

I have a vague recollection of a biblical story from my tender years. It went something like this. A young man had come into an inheritance, a substantial amount of gold. He took it and left the family home, heading … Continue reading

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Letter to Mayor Watson re: Algonquins of Ontario

Dear Mayor Watson and Council Members, ‘Respect Every Algonquin Life’ (REAL) is something human rights activists stand to defend on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinabeg. It might well be true that some members of the leadership at Pikwàkanagàn … Continue reading

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My First Pipe

28 years ago I participated in my first ever 4-day, 4-night fasting ceremony. I travelled a long way for it, right up to Thunder Bay, Ontario. There was a spiritual twitch deep inside my soul at the time, telling me … Continue reading

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