Public Forum: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The Hamilton Chapter of the Council of Canadians is co-hosting a public forum entitled Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls – The Uncomfortable Truth on Monday, June 1 at the Hamilton City Hall Council Chambers. 71 Main St W, Hamilton. The facility is wheelchair accessible. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.

The keynote speaker was to be Pamela Palmater, Mi’kmaw lawyer, activist and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University. However, due to a family matter Pam is not able to be with us. Instead, the keynote speaker will be Angela Sterritt. Angela Sterritt is an award-winning Gitxsan journalist, artist, writer, motivational speaker and filmmaker from British Columbia who is currently a television, radio and online reporter with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) – http://angelasterritt.com/.

Other speakers include Wonda Jamieson, daughter of a sister in spirit, and Norma General, Elder. Val King will provide the traditional opening ceremony.

We are co-hosting this community forum in partnership with Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University, and the Aboriginal Education and Student Services at Mohawk College. Other […]

CoC Hamilton Chapter - August Monthly Meeting - Aug. 26, 2014

The next monthly meeting of the Hamilton Chapter will be Tuesday, August 26, 2014. We will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Volunteer Hamilton, 267 King Street East (between Wellington and Ferguson). The guest speakers will be Amanda Stewart, Jaydene Lavallie and others to provide reports on The People’s Social Forum in Ottawa this weekend. Everyone is welcome!

Monthly Chapter Meeting Notice - April 29, 2014

The April Monthly Meeting hosted Norman Kearney as the guest speaker. The title of his presentation was ‘Building a People’s Society: What it means, and how we can do it’.

A people’s society is a society of organized peoples who have the authority, the capabilities, and the resources to self-govern. In a people’s society, the people rule themselves through networks and tiers of semi-autonomous institutions based on the principles of subsidiarity and reciprocity. Cities are potential foundations for a people’s society, but how can we build on these foundations? This talk will discuss strategies for organizing and building a people’s society through the city, and how these strategies can be (and have been) put into practice in Hamilton and elsewhere.

Norman Kearney started Ward 2’s movement for participatory budgeting in January 2012 and led its design and implementation until September 2013. Since then, Norman has been a graduate student at the Institute of Political Economy in Ottawa. Norman graduated from McMaster University in 2011 with a degree in philosophy and political science. He is a proud Hamiltonian and shameless promoter of its beauty, culture, and good coffee.

This presentation relates to the work of the Direct Democracy Group.