Author Archives: South Wind

Tina Fontaine and Colton Boushie – They Still Walk Our Streets

I recently helped out at a trauma recovery workshop in Maniwaki, QC facilitated by Dennis Windigo. The Anishinabe (the First People) participating in the program had wisely recognized that a healing and caring hand in the form of the workshop … Continue reading

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Announcement: Spirituality is Unity Walk, June 22

Dear Friends of Akikodjiwan, With hopeful hearts, we ask that you join us on another peaceful walk in support of faith and spirituality. The bloodline, the sacred circle of life, yours and ours, calls on us to walk together in … Continue reading

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An Acre of Time: Algonquin Presence in Ottawa

Over 20 years ago, Phil Jenkins wrote An Acre of Time. He extensively researched the history of the Lebreton Flats in Ottawa, near Akikodjiwan (Chaudière). Below is a quote from the book regarding the continued presence of the Anishinabe/Algonquin people in … Continue reading

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Traditional Land, Creator’s Greatest Gift

Each and every Indigenous Nation of Turtle Island was blessed with land and water, set aside especially for them, by Creator. All people of the Indigenous Nations are physically and spiritually aware of where their own “traditional” lands are found. … Continue reading

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Algonquin Land, Always and Forever, Ours to Defend

He is a burly, desperate man, the product of settler stock who self-identifies as having both Algonquin and Mohawk blood, yet offers no proof that this is true. No Indigenous community recognizes him as a friend or ally. No Indigenous … Continue reading

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Lights and Glitz at Akikodjiwan

The circus has come to town! An experience not known for a hundred years with a “rock concert” feel to it, according to an organizer interviewed by CBC this Friday morning (October 6th). Lights, glitz, glamour, press the button and … Continue reading

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Thank You: Funding Faith is Peace

Awesome news! The request I made for help in paying off costs incurred from the immensely successful June 23rd ‘Faith is Peace’ walk has now been surpassed. Thank you so very much for your generosity (cart wheels and high 5’s … Continue reading

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Funding the “Faith is Peace” Walk

Dear Readers, The “Faith is Peace” walk was for me “prayer in motion.” I think we can all agree on that! Each step taken, proclaimed to all spirit of Creator Land that all religions and faiths in the Ottawa Region … Continue reading

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Faith Is Peace: Walk To Save Akikodjiwan (June 23, 2017)

A special moment in my life took place this past Friday, when Algonquin elders took part in the ‘Faith is Peace’ walk (Victoria Island to Parliament Hill). What made this walk so profoundly joyful and memorable for me is the … Continue reading

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Indigenous Spirituality is Precious: Faith Leaders Unite

Well dear readers, we’re on again for another peaceful walk. Let us walk in unity, as friends and believers of faith who care deeply about the spiritual and physical health of water and of all else which is good and … Continue reading

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