To start off 2020, CreativeMornings Ottawa for January had Ian Campeau.
About the speaker:
Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN and Migizi Bebaayaad, taught us the importance of reconnecting with our roots and how the reclamation of traditional language is essential to understanding Indigenous culture.
Ian Campeau is the co-founder and former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red (ATCR).
Through a powerful combination of art and activism, he uses his notoriety to draw attention to issues of racism, gender-based violence, stigmas of mental health, and other forms of oppression.
He is Anishinaabe from the Nipissing First Nation. A charismatic, impassioned speaker, Ian draws attention to societal inequalities while promoting discussion and sharing of knowledge to help bring about change. He is political, articulate and keenly aware of the power of his art.Registration.
About the theme which is #CMRoots:
A tree is made up of not only its colourful leaves, but also its
bark, branches, and most of all — its roots.
The roots exist to
provide sustenance and a strong foundation for the rest of its
Examine your own ‘roots.’ When you retrace them, what do you
find? How have your roots shaped who you are today?
The start of a brand-new decade gives you the perfect excuse
to dig up the old and to nourish the elements that sustain you.
Courageous, creative work begins below the ground.
A truly captivating talk by Ian which was powerfu, emotional and awareness.
At the end, it was a standing ovation once the talk was finished!
This month there was a plant swap with The Urban Botanist, sadly I didn’t get a plant but what they are doing is good!
Check out the photos.