Guide:
Name: Brian McDougall
When
Date: May 06, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
Duration: 2.0 hr
Language: English
Where
Start: Library & Archives Canada,

...........................front steps

End: Mill Street pub,

......................... 555 Wellington St.

Area: Chaudière District / Lebreton
Distance: 2.5 km
Accessibility:

The route includes some steep pathways. 

From Indigenous Sacred Site to Industrial Wasteland: Colonialism and Class Struggle in the Chaudière District



Description

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Photo:  Timber slide at Chaudière Falls.

This new tour from Peoples’ History Walking Tours traces how an Indigenous sacred site (the Chaudière Falls and surrounding area) was transformed into an industrial zone for lumber mills, pulp and paper and hydro. It looks at the impressive strikes by mill workers and women match workers (called allumettières) resident in the nearby communities of Hull and Lebreton Flats, and includes discussion about the resistance governments faced when destroying those working class neighborhoods and the current Algonquin campaign against the ‘Zibi’ condo project.  


Route

We'll meet at the front steps Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St.   From there, we'll walk down toward the river, and the tour will wind through several of the Chaudière Islands before ending at the Mill Street Pub. 


About

Brian is an adjunct professor in Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University and owner of Peoples' History Walking Tours: www.ottawahistorytours.com. A life-long socialist and activist, he has been a university teacher, consultant and public servant.

A bit of Canadiana:  The Log Driver's Waltz (NFB video)