Archived: Words and Actions: A Round Table Discussion of MMIW and Indigenous Women’s Rights in Canada

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On Tuesday, January 20th, SAMRU’s Native Student Centre in partnership with the Iniskim Centre, MRU Faculty of Arts, and Awo Taan invites everyone to a round table discussion of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Indigenous Women’s Rights in Canada.

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) is a current social, political, and cultural issue in Canada today. Over 1,200 Indigenous women have been murdered or are currently missing, prompting strong calls for inquiries, justice, and preventative measures from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across the country.

This event features experts in the field of Indigenous and women’s rights including: Christi Belcourt, Metis artist and lead coordinator for Walking with our Sisters; Josie Nepinak, Executive Director of the Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society; Muriel Stanley Venne, Vice-President of the Metis Nation of Alberta and recipient of the Alberta Human Rights Award; and Nellie Carlson, founding member of the Indian Rights for Indian Women organisation and Governor General’s Award recipient.

The event begins at 11:00 a.m. with a lunch in Council Chambers (2nd floor of Wyckham House) followed by the panel discussion at 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Park Room (J301).

Please register for this event at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/words-actions-a-roundtable-discussion-of-mmiw-indigenous-womens-rights-tickets-14945302803

For more information, please contact Cory Cardinal, NSC Coordinator at c.cardinal@samru.ca or visit: http://www.samru.ca/supportservices/nsc/

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