Today on Off the Hour, 5pm: Harvests, McGill Pow Wow, Chorale du Peuple and a Movement to Support Science

Tune in to Off the Hour on CKUT today from 5-6pm for the yearly Harvest party organize by the CRAPAUD, an urban agriculture collective from UQAM. We are live and direct from Café Fractal on UQAM campus. We have interviews from a rally led by scientists, highlighting the critical need for the federal government to commit to supporting Canada’s scientific community and demonstrate that decision-making are based on evidence and not idelogy. After, local activist group Villeray en Transition and Chorale du Peuple, a Montreal-based choral group, both celebrated their second Anniversary at Parc du Patro Le Prévost earlier in September.

Today on McGill campus the Mohawk community temporarily took back some of their traditional territory in a celebratory fashion with the First People’s House, a number of Aboriginal community organizations, students and community members. Two drum groups, dancers, singers, throat singers, flutes, hoops and more led the 12th annual Pow Wow. The flags retired just an hour ago, the traditional closing to the ceremonies, but we bring you interviews with a traditional dancer and elder, Dalbert Sampson, Ray Deer, the pow wow director from Kahnawake and Norman Achneepineskum, lead singer in the Buffalo Hat drum group.

Listen back to this Wednesday’s coverage on the Quebec Charter of Values here. We had:

-A round-table discussion with McGill Islamic studies professors Michelle Hartman, Sasha Mohamad Khan, and Setrag Manoukian.

-A live interview with renowned Mohawk activist Ellen Gabriel

-Interviews and sounds from last Saturday’s mega-rally against the QC Values Charter, organized by the Quebec Collective Opposed to Islamophobia