12th Annual ACT: Decolonizing Thanksgiving Dinner

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October 13, 2017 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Guelph Youth Music Centre

75 Cardigan Street, Guelph

Organized By

OPIRG Guelph

Join us for a potluck feast, speakers, and raffle fundraiser as we build dialogue around decolonizing in our community.

Doors open – 5 pm
Potluck Dinner – 6 pm
Speakers – 7:30-9:30 pm

This year’s speakers are Rick Hill, Chandra Maracle, and Danielle Boissoneau.

This is a free event! Donations will be gratefully accepted. This year’s fundraiser will benefit The Everlasting Tree School (Six Nations) and Spirit Connections Camp (Guelph).

Childcare and Kids’ Space available. The GYMC is wheelchair accessible, with an elevator to the second floor.

Speaker Bios:
Danielle Boissoneau is Anishnaabe kwe from the shorelines of the Great Lakes. Actively resisting colonial capitalism through the resurgence of Anishnaabek food systems is one of her favorite things to do. She is a mother who is learning how to keep seeds & make beautiful gardens, a writer who talks about smashing the system and a lover of the water, land and people.

Rick Hill is a Tuscarora artist and historian who currently serves as Senior Project Coordinator for Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, Ontario. Rick is a sought-after historian and speaker, often speaking about the ongoing significance of the Two Row Wampum.

Chandra Maracle will be speaking about the relationship of food to decolonization.

Please make sure your contribution to the potluck comes with a list of ingredients! Also please bring whatever serving utensil your dish needs. We will have plates, glasses, mugs and cutlery… but no bowls! Please bring a bowl with you – there’s a sink to wash it in when you’re done.

We are grateful to the amazing volunteers who make this event possible. To help with childcare, cooking, setup, cleanup, and more, please contact [email protected].

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Hope to see you there!