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Chief Pinesi and his Pursuit of Justice

September 27, 2023 - 19:00 - 20:00

Jim Stone, Author, “Grand Chief Constant Pinesi: Fighting a Losing Battle”


Grand Chief Pierre-Louis Constant Pinesi (1768-1834) witnessed great and tragic changes during his lifetime. The traditional land upon which Chief Pinesi’s family gathered, hunted, fished, and trapped is where the Nation’s Capital is situated today — before those ancient and crucial livelihoods collapsed under the unending wave of European settlement and deforestation.

Chief Pinesi, who fought bravely alongside the British during the War of 1812, saw his many petitions to the Crown for recognition of his people’s ancestral rights left unanswered.

Jim Stone has conducted extensive research into the life and legacy of Chief Pinesi, working in consultation with members of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, including direct descendants of Chief Pinesi.

Introduction by Merv Sarazin, Band Councillor, Pikwakanagan First Nation.

This speaker series presentation will take place on Zoom. Registration:

All are welcome to attend without charge.


Contact : [email protected]


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