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Indigenous Women’s Stories and Experiences in Canada

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Eldon House

481 Ridout Street North

London, ON N6A 2P6

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Indigenous Women’s Stories and Experiences in Canada

Sunday, March 4, 2018 2:00 p.m. in our Interpretive Centre

Indigenous women face many complex issues stemming from the patriarchal nature of colonialism in Canada. For example, Indigenous women were excluded from the women’s suffragette movement in Canada and did not gain the right to vote (along with Indigenous men) until 1960. Indigenous women have also struggled with gender discrimination in Canada’s Indian Act legislation, which has prevented them from taking on leadership roles, infringed on their Treaty Rights and abilities to pass on “Indian Status” to their children. As a result of the oppressive colonial history, many Indigenous women have a fraught relationship with feminism, and do not necessarily all identify as feminists. While their stories have been unfairly excluded from the dominant narrative, Indigenous women’s stories are powerfully rooted in their lived experiences, communities, teachings and connections to land.

Join Indigenous scholar, Candace Brunette (Mushkego Cree) as she leads a panel of local Indigenous women in the discussion of Indigenous women’s stories and experiences in Canada. Panelists include: former Chief of the Chippewa’s of the Thames First Nation, Leslie Whiteye (Anishnawbe), Elder, Liz Akiwenzie (Anishnawbe/Oneida), and Professor, Lina Yeliwi:saks (Gathering Stories) Sunseri (Oneida). Along with Sisters of All Nations - an Indigenous women’s drum group who will begin and end the panel with a traditional song. To register, please visit www.eldonhouse.ca/events or call 519.661.5169.

Cost: $6 + HST per person.

Art credit Amanda Myers.

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