REMINDER: Tomorrow’s Blood and Water Screening & Local 415 Donation Campaign

OPSEU Local 415

OPSEU Local 415 is the democratically-run body that represents Algonquin College full-time and partial-load faculty (professors and instructors), cousellors, and librarians.

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“We have on this land all of that which makes life worth living.”
— Mahmoud Darwish

This is a reminder of tomorrow’s virtual screening of Layla Staat’s Blood and Water documentary. See you at 7 p.m Thursday: sign up here.

Many donations for the Neskantaga First Nation have already been delivered to A207a. Please drop off your donation of shower gel and personal hygiene products in room A207a Monday to Thursday between 9-5.

For more information, you can go to the Neskantaga homepage. You can also see updates on our Local 415 website, Facebook page or reach out to

In solidarity and strength, 

Your Local 415 Leadership Team
Annette Bouzi, President
Judy Puritt, First Vice-President
Ala’ Qadi, Second Vice-President
Tracy Henderson, Chief Steward
Martin Lee, Secretary
Shawn Pentecost, Treasurer

This short film shares the story of Layla Staats (formerly Black) on her path to reclaim her Mohawk identity. As a generational survivor of residential schools, they took her culture from her, but watch her story as she takes it back. And it all started with the water.

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