Archive for September, 2007

‘Native Land Rights Now!’

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Yesterday I photographed a demonstration at Queen’s Park jointly organized by the Christian Peacemaker Teams and the Rainforest Action Network.

During the protest, activists set out a banner which, from the air, looked like a huge yellow arrow pointing at the legislature. An aerial photograph taken by Jon Schledewitz can be seen (Sept. 22, 2007) on the front page of ran.org.

Looking down the 250 foot long "NATIVE LAND RIGHTS NOW" banner from tip to tail.
Looking down the 250 foot long “NATIVE LAND RIGHTS NOW” banner from tip to tail.

Underneath the Native Land Rights banner.
Underneath the Native Land Rights banner.

Protesters look up at the helicopter hovering above their giant banner.  Hundreds gathered to demand that OntarioProtesters look up at the helicopter hovering above their giant banner. Hundreds gathered to demand that Ontario’s government take immediate action to protect First Nations communities under threat from various industries including logging as well as diamond and uranium mining.

Demonstrators stretch out a banner reading "NATIVE LAND RIGHTS NOW" at Queen
Demonstrators stretch out a banner reading “NATIVE LAND RIGHTS NOW” at Queen’s Park. According to the Rainforest Action Network, the banner was a full 250 feet long.

A "Raging Granny" lays a ribbon at the front of Ontario
A “Raging Granny” lays a ribbon in front of Ontario’s Provincial Legislature. In total, 107 ribbons were laid, each representing one of Ontario’s electoral ridings in the ongoing provincial election campaign.

Rob and Meagan’s wedding, August 25, 2007

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Meagan
Meagan’s sisters and mother help her into her dress.

Meagan and Rob stand during the ceremony.
Meagan and Rob stand during the ceremony.

Intent on reducing the environmental impact of their wedding, when their scheduled rickshaw didn
Intent on reducing the environmental impact of their wedding, when their scheduled rickshaw didn’t show up, Rob and Meagan left the church by subway instead.

A portrait of the newlyweds
A portrait of the newlyweds.

Here is another gallery of wedding photographs, this time images from the wedding of Rob and Meagan. Click here to see the full gallery.

Wedding Pictures (Aminah and Nate, August 4 2007)

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Aminah looks at her reflection in the bathroom mirror while her mother fits the dress and her aunt looks on.
Aminah looks at her reflection in the bathroom mirror while her mother fits the dress and her aunt looks on.

Aminah and friends pray before the wedding.
Aminah and friends pray before the wedding.


Nate and Aminah dance in the barn as onlookers applaud.

Well, I’ve just added a gallery of images from Aminah and Nate Al-Attas Bradford’s wedding; so friends and family of the newlyweds click here to see the photos.