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The Global Savages have travelled to Ottawa to spend the week telling their stories at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. The experience began with a Sunrise Walk Arrival on Saturday morning, starting at the Sentier des Voyageur with a welcome from a local Elder. The group of about 25 people made their way to the water’s edge to offer tobacco to the Ottawa River, then proceeded past the Museum of Civilization to the Alexander Bridge.

For the sixth year, following the Seed Exchange, we started our heritage seeds on racks in our south facing windows. The daily ritual of watering and spraying begins. Everyone at Debaj pays close attention as the racks go up in from of the windows to give the seeds all the best conditions to sprout. There are a few basic principals we reaffirm when we start our seeds. The first is to use what is around us to give our seeds their best opportunity to thrive. This means utilizing the compost, finding maple soil and bartering for manure.

Every Friday at exactly 11:00 am, on the main street of a bucolic village by the bay, you can hear the chains rattling as a 7 meter wide garage door slowly begins to open, rising up and revealing to bystanders and the world at large ...
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Thursday, February 12th @
Debajehmujig Creation Centre
43 Queen Street, Manitowaning
6-7pm - Potluck - Bring your favorite dish
7pm - Swapping begins in the Larry E Lewis Studio