Fighting for our Land

In the beginning lived the Dene. We have lived here since time immemorial.

You will find us here, as long as the sun rises and the river flows.


WHAT: screening of film: Dehcho Ndehe Gha Nadaotsethe: Fighting for our Land, followed by discussion circle

WHEN: Saturday, May 15; 7:00 PM

WHERE: OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) Peace Lounge 7th flr, 252 Bloor St. West (St. George subway)


The Decho First Nations have been involved in negotiations with the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories for over thirty years. "Decho Ndehe Gha Nadaotsethe: Fighting for Our Land" was initiated by the Dehcho First Nations to inform and educate, and to promote unity within Dehcho First Nations communities. The video brings the viewer into the Dehcho Process, a plan for shared ownership and shared stewardship with Canada of Dehcho Dene lands. It shares the vision of a strong ecologically sound Land Use Plan, and it describes the obstacles Canada continues to put in the way of a just settlement of Aboriginal rights for the Dehcho Dene.


Following the film, join a discussion circle with:

Dehcho First Nations: Grand Chief Samuel Gargan; Elder Pat Martel; Negotiation Team members; and Filmmaker Rebecca Garrett


sponsored by The Indigenous Educaiton Network (IEN) and Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE)


For more information, contact:

Christian Peacemaker Teams Canada
#307 - 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1
TEL: +1-416-423-5525  FAX: +1-416-423-7140;


Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor St W (Peace Lounge 7th floor, St. George subway)
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.