Date: 22 June 2012 11:10
Subject: WAMP: AGM June 30th
Franke James, a Canadian artist and environmental advocate blacklisted by the Harper government, has obtained internal documents indicating Canadian officials worked behind the scenes to discredit her work.
An internal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) media monitoring report from July 2011 lists James as "an inconvenient artist" ("une artiste qui dérange"), the headline of an article in La Presse. The document was part of the 1,500 pages of internal documents James obtained through Access to Information requests since August 2011.
"To be on the list of hot foreign issues, it was just shocking," James said in a telephone interview. "I'm right up there with Arctic sovereignty and Afghanistan." ..."
Frozen Eyes Photographic Society Annual General Meeting
June 19th 2012 at The Peace Building 4910 50th St 7:30pm
Interested volunteers, board members, mentors and NWT youth photography supporters are encouraged to attend. Please join us for a recap on the previous year's events, learn about our projected goals for this coming year and discuss how you can be involved in improving photographic opportunities for NWT youth. We look forward to meeting new members and electing a strong board of enthusiastic supporters!