@CUTVnews - October 4, 2011
This week, CUTV News covered the Palestinian solidarity demonstration, the Little Burgundy Festival, the Day of Panagia Greek Festival, Aboriginal Awareness Week at McGill University and the Marxist Leninist demonstration against military naval presence at the Old Port of Montreal.
Luke VanRuyven and Bassam Hajj journey to the Israeli consulate building in Montreal to witness a massive demonstration of people who are voicing solidarity with the Palestinian people and their bid for recognition by the UN general assembly for national statehood.
Reporter Adam Bemma, in his continuing series on Montreal's neighborhoods, focuses on the Little Burgundy Festival located in front of the Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre. The centre's work not only builds a sense of community for Little Burgundy but also provides the community's youths, adults and seniors free support services and life skills programs. Featured is DESTA, a non profit organization that advocates for aiding anglo black youth from ages 18-25 with health, employment and education.
Reporter Alejandro Hernandez covered the Greek Festival (or the Day of Panagia) located at L'Épée and Rue Saint-Roch in Montreal. The festival is a yearly celebration by Greeks worldwide on the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Hernandez probes local participants on their views on Greek religion, culture and politics.
Reporter Bradford Dean highlighted Aboriginal awareness week at McGill University. The weekly celebration is organized by the aboriginal sustainability project. Dean talks with Allan Vicaire the organizer of the event. The celebration consisted of a pow wow on McGill University grounds, and a panel discussion group that focussed on indigenous anti-colonialism. Dean talks with Indigenous feminist Jessica Yee who offered her view on sex trafficking and violence against aboriginal women. The week ends with a feast and music at the Native Friendship Center in downtown Montreal.
Finally, reporter Hawerht Jorna takes a look the Marxist Leninist demonstration against military naval presence at the Old Port of Montreal.