Ottawa (virtual) Launch of Gather

SPECIAL UPDATE (October 22, 2020):

Thanks to the 1,400 who registered for GATHER and supported the new Wabano Indigenous Food Sovereignty project at the Just Food Farm!!
If you registered, the link will come via email before 6 pm this evening—check your spam. You can start viewing any time after 6. If you still don’t have a link after 6 pm please email


In recognition of World Food Day, and in celebration and honour of the critical and leading role Indigenous Peoples play in protecting biodiversity on Earth as the basis of our shared food, please join the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and Just Food for the virtual launch in Ottawa of the film Gather – a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times

While the Indigenous food sovereignty projects in the film are based in lands south and west of here, their importance will resonate with viewers all over Turtle Island.

Film is open for viewing for 30 hours! 

From Thursday, October 22nd 6pm to Friday, October 23rd at midnight (watch online at your own leisure).

Length of film: 1 hour, 14 minutes 

Register by Thursday, October 22 at noon here.

You’ll be sent the movie link by email next Thursday, October 22nd.

Please share the link with others living in Algonquin Territory/Ottawa, with the following info:

This is a free event, with the request that those watching, who can, will donate to Wabano’s new Indigenous Food Sovereignty project, housed at Just Food Farm, with funds going to purchase seeds, tools and other materials for food production starting in 2021.  

Please click here to donate to Wabano (and please choose Wabano Indigenous Food Sovereignty Project on the drop-down list).

More info:

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning and internationally recognized healthcare facility located in Ottawa, Ontario. Wabano’s unique model of care emphasizes the importance of nurturing the mind, body and spirit through the provision of a full medical clinic, mental wellness and addictions services, community and cultural programs, and community outreach. The result has been the creation of a place of belonging where culture flourishes in support of Ottawa’s Indigenous community.

Just Food is a community-based, non-profit organization working towards vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region.