ACT-Decolonizing Thanksgiving Dinner

Title: ACT-Decolonizing Thanksgiving Dinner
Location: Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St.
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Description: Description For the 10 year anniversary, the 2014 ACT dinner aims to explore the concept of Canadian identity; and the ways notions of “multiculturalism” and citizenship erase the ongoing legacy of genocide and the exploitation of land, labour, and resources that our nation is built upon.

What does it mean to be “Canadian” on stolen land? How do our different experiences of nationhood, citizenship, and belonging shape the ways we interact with Canada’s colonial past and present?


Samay – Samay works towards bridging the gap between Abya Yala and Turtle Island as
a Kichwa born on territory cared for by Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek and Wendat peoples. She has organized with No One Is Illegal – Toronto for 2 years and now focuses on primarily
indigenous solidarity work.

Danielle B
Danielle is an anti colonial, anti capitalist Anishnaabe kwe (Original Woman) from Garden River who currently resides in Haudenosaunee territory in so called Hamilton.

Kelly Laurila
Kelly is of Sáami Indigenous and Settler Irish heritage. For the past 11 years Kelly has been facilitating a local women’s drum group and she has developed the group into a meaningful community- building space where relationships form and flourish. A significant accomplishment that Kelly will share more about is Bridging Communities through Song; an effort to bring Indigenous and Settler peoples together as part of the Truth & Reconciliation process.
Start Time:  5:30 pm
Date: 2014-10-17
End Time: 10:00 pm