Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Proposed changes

Council wants to amend existing land uses with a new schedule and landform conservation areas and areas of aquifer vunerability.

Oak Ridges Moraine

This significant geological landform extends 160 kilometres from Cramahe Township to the Niagara Escarpment. It is significant in providing safe drinking water.

Port Hope council

There is a public meeting at 6:30 p.m.dealing with the Oak Ridges moraine zoning by-law amendment.

Jazz festival requests funds

The All Canadian Jazz Festival made its formal budget presentation for $15,000 toward its $200,000 budget this year. Council referred it to th budget committee.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


The approval of the zoning ammendments for the Oak Ridges Moraine is differed until next week to review some cocnerns over farm retirement lots and a sensitive area around Campbellcroft.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Being an Indian in urban world

His name is known as he who plants, not just food but ideas.

History of Native people

Retelling stories of cruelty against Native people. Still taking place.
The reason he became an actor to bring certain issues to light.

Playing as serious business

Whether it is music, acting, or broadcasting, it is important to play at what he does, says Native actor Gary Farmer.
“I want to make people think, while I play,” he said.
Speaking to a room of students and young journalists, he called on them to use their skills and talent to make people think.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Native journalism

It does not exist, says Gary Farmer.

Laughing and crying

The only way we can transform our world is to strive not to get people angry, says Gary Farmer.
“The minute we make people laugh, we make people think.
If we make them angry, we will not get what we want. If we want to achieve positive change then we have to make people either laugh or cry. “

Television as a tool of corruption

Television is a tool to undermine culture.
“It is a tool to assimulate people,” he said. “Within three months it turn people into consumers.”

Mosquito Indians

Farmer tells how he pitched a story to CBC. He emphasizes the importance of telling stories and the power of voice in oral storytelling.

Farmer speaks

Speaking in the Champlain College lecture theatre at Trent before a small audience Farmer recalled his travels throughout Central American in particular the Sandanistas.
Farmer founded Aboriginal Voices radio station in Toronto.

Native actor speaks at Trent

Gary Farmer, Native actor, is the third speaker in the joint Trent/Loyalist lecture series.