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Marylynn Poucachiche Interview at the Montreal International Womens Conference

Marylynn Poucachiche Interview at the Montreal International Womens Conference

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Uploaded: 20 Sep, 2010

Recording Date: 14 Aug, 2010
Recording Location: Montreal
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Language: English
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Program Title: Marylynn Poucachiche Interview at the Montreal International Womens Conference
Description: Women from more than 30 countries gathered in Parc Extension, Montreal for the first Montreal International Women’s Conference. The conference was organized by the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins and went from August 13-16.
The organization works with women from diverse origins around the world to take on a number of social issues from migrants’ rights to violence against women. Some of the countries represented include the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Iran, Palestine, Pakistan, Mexico, Ecuador, and Mali.
This conference, honours and marks 100 years since the declaration of International Women’s Day. Among the issues discussed are the impact of developmental aggression including large scale mining projects; women’s access to reproductive health; the social cost of migration and migrants’ rights; racism and exploitation in the workplace; and concerns of indigenous communities here and abroad.
The end result of the conference was to build an international anti-imperialist alliance.
The following interview was conducted and recorded by one of several young women from the InterTribal Youth Centre, the South Asian Women's Community Centre, the Quebec Native Women's Association, the Y des Femmes de Montreal and Radio CKUT.
The young women involved in the radio project got the opportunity to interview women from across the world involved in the feminist militant movement.

Host(s): CKUT
Featured Speakers/Guests: Marylynn Poucachiche, a 32-year old Algonquin mother of five, grew up on the barricades trying to stop developers from encroaching on their native land at Barriere Lake. The government has reneged on its agreement for a sustainable land management deal and the move has sparked a new battle in a generations-long fight. The torch is being passed from the elders to the youth, and Marylynn is part of a new generation of community leaders on the front lines. Barriere Lake is located at the headwaters of the Ottawa River, and the community of 450 caught international attention in the 1980s, camping out on Parliament Hill and blockading the logging roads creeping into their territory at the time. The campaign won them a groundbreaking sustainable land management deal, known as the Trilateral Agreement – praised by the UN for the exciting precedents it sets for Indigenous Rights. It turns out negotiating the agreement was the easy part; getting Canada to honour its word is proving a much harder fight. Here is the link to some video footage of the barricades which was shown at the UN:



Society and Culture > Women
Type: Interview

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