Thursday, October 9, 2008

Barriere Lake is taking back the airwaves...

The Barriere Lake Algonquin community, with support from the Barriere Lake Solidarity Collective, is in the process of starting up a 15 watt FM radio station: Mitchikinabiko’inik Nodaktcigen (Radio Barriere Lake) on the Rapid Lake Reserve. The primary aim of the project is to serve the Barriere Lake community, with the intention of strengthening autonomy, culture and traditions.

Broadcasts will be educational, cultural and primarily in the Algonquin language, which is still widely spoken in the community. Broadcasters will combine the oral tradition with radio and computer technologies to engage both elders and youth, while connecting with other Native communities from coast-to-coast.

Support Community Radio!

The community and the Barriere Lake Solidarity collective are working to raise the $3,000 needed to get the project off the ground. We are looking for donations, radios and radio station equipment. If you can give any of the aforementioned items, please email or call 514.893.8283 -- we'd love to hear from you.

Come out to our radio fundraisers.

Cinema Politica, RIDM and Barriere Lake Solidarity present:

A free film screening of NO MORE SMOKE SIGNALS (90 minutes, 2008)

* WHEN: Monday November 17 @ 7:30pm
* WHERE: Room H-110, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve
* COST: Free or by donation at the door
Click HERE for more information!


Taking Back the Airwaves: Support Community Radio!

*WHEN: Saturday, November 29th
*WHERE: Centre for Media Alternatives - 2033 St. Laurent
*COST: $5-10 or bring a RADIO

7pm - Film Screening: A Little Bit of So Much Truth (93 minutes, 2006)

9pm - Dance Party: featuring DJ Aaron Maiden & DJ Medja