parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

Right Relations Events in March


Algonquin of Barrière Lake land defenders

Saturday March 11 at 5 pm

First United Church, 347 Richmond Rd in Westboro

An evening of solidarity with the Algonquin of Barrière Lake, Quebec, (in the Ottawa and Gatineau river watershed) who are resisting mining exploration in their traditional territory. Come for a chili meal and learn about this community’s history and current struggle from community leaders, legal advisors and representatives of Mining Watch. Suggested donation of $20 to help with legal costs.


Parkdale Visit to Kumik Lodge

Wednesday, March 22, 10 am to 12 noon

Room 102, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, 10 Wellington Street, Gatineau.

The Right Relations Group at Parkdale is organizing this visit as an opportunity to learn more about elder teachings and cultural ways of First Nations. Ojibwe Elder Denise Anne Boissoneau will co-lead the session with Algonquin Elder Jane-Anne Chartrand. Join us in taking another step towards reconciliation. To confirm attendance numbers, please inform Gloria Goodine of your intention to participate,  the latest by March 10.


Odawa’s Children and Youth Pow-wow

Saturday - Sunday, March 25-26,

Raven’s Nest Gymnasium, Carleton University                                         

Saturday: Grand Entry 12 noon, baby welcoming, tiny tots special

Sunday: Grand Entry 12 noon, Giveaway 4:30 pm

Parking, Lot 5 ($3.00 per day) Bus Routes #4, #7 and #111, #104, O-Train

Free event. Everyone welcome. Admission by donation.

More information: Delores Peltier, 613-868-8143


Currently and until April 17th at the National Art Gallery, 380 Sussex Dr: Janvier, Modern Indigenous Master

One of Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Alex Janvier is of Denesuline and Saulteaux descent, raised speaking the Dene language. His unique painting style, which combines indigenous and modern art influences, is universal in its appeal.

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; Thursdays to 8 pm

Admission: Adults $12; Seniors (65+) and students (with ID) 10$; Youth (12 to 19) $6, children (11 and under) free.







Water is Speaking: Are We Listening?

Indigenous Perspectives on Water, our Sacred Resource


This series invites us to understand Indigenous teachings about water, and to reflect on our own relationship to this shared resource at the national, regional and local levels. Each session will include water rituals, guest speaker(s), participant conversations, Q&A and closing ceremony. Free will offering to support Indigenous organisations.


Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 PM

at First United Church, 347 Richmond Rd, Westboro


March 8: Francine Payer, Anishnabe Elder

The Sacredness of Water in Indigenous Culture


March 15: Ben Powless, Mohawk environmental activist

Water and Resource Development: From the Tar Sands to…?


March 22: Irving Leblanc, Assembly of First Nations—Thirsty in Their Own Land: why do so many First Nations communities lack clean drinking water?

March 29: Peter Di Gangi, historian – The Ottawa River: sharing resources – Algonquin history and current issues of reconciliation

April 5: David Chernushenko, Ottawa City Councillor – Citizens caring for water;

Joyce Hardman and Dianna Claire Douglas – Loving water: making it personal