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UNAC Calgary, Speaker Series & Reception: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Wom...
Fri, 21 April 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
UNAC - CALGARY, 3rd Speaker Series & Reception
Speaker event to focus on the MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN
As new stories are added to the Canadian Mosaic, we must also honour the pre-existing cultures of the First Nations Communities that make up our Canadian identities. The Canadian Identity is about inclusion and celebrating diversity. However, recent research has established that there are disproportionate rates of violence of crime against Indigenous women and girls. Is Canada a truly inclusive nation when there are communities that suffer more violence than others? What we can we do to empower Indigenous women and promote equal opportunities?
Please join UNAC Calgary on April 21st for our 3rd instalment of “Global Goals in Calgary” Speaker Event with focus on Goal #10 – Reduce inequality within and among countries, and promote social, economic and political inclusion for all, featuring Gabrielle Scrimshaw, who is a young professional, a global thought leader in indigenous leadership and a proud member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation.
For more details about Ms. Scrimshaw, please visit: http://www.nsb.com/speakers/gabrielle-scrimshaw/
6:00 to 6:30 PM - Registration
6:30 to 7:30 PM - Opening speaker (Elder Doreen Spence)
- Feature Speaker, Ms. Gabrielle Scrimshaw
- Light appetizers and beverages will be served
*Moderated by Nicole Robertson*
7:30 to 8:00 PM - Q & A with Speakers
8:00 to 8:15 PM - Break
8:15 to 9:00 PM - Reception & Official Launch of International Blue, academic journal
- Highlights from selected authors
- Q & A with authors
- Photo opportunities and network
Elder Doreen Spence - Traditional Healer, Registered Nurse, developed the UNs Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Elder Doreen has also been a strong advocate for human rights. She was invited to sit as a committeemember on the working group that developed the draft United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The committee met over a twenty-year period to craft the declaration, eventually leading it to adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.
Gabrielle Scrimshaw - Activist, Entrepreneur, Co-founder & President of Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada
Gabrielle was born in Northern Canada and is a proud member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation. Over the past nine years, she has studied international business and policy in Australasia, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe. In 2010, Gabrielle became the youngest Associate accepted into one of Canada's most competitive post-graduate finance programs at the Royal Bank of Canada. Shortly thereafter, Gabrielle co-founded the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada, a non-profit organization now considered a global thought leader in indigenous leadership. She is a regular contributor for some of Canada's largest national media outlets, and has been profiled by Forbes, CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, and the Huffington Post, among others.
Master of Ceremonies & Moderator:
Nicole Robertson - President & Chief Communications Specialist, Muskwa Productions & Consulting
Nicole has dedicated her life to creating awareness about Indigenous Peoples through the media. Her on-air work experiences include working with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), A-Channel, Global, CBC and CTV in the capacity as of reporter, video journalist, producer, anchor, associate producer and writer. In 2002, Nicole created and established “Muskwa Productions & Consulting”, which specializes in communication advisory services that include; media and public relations, media training, marketing,
social media, event and video productions, public speaking, speech writing, cross-cultural communications training and strategies. In 2009, Nicole’s company was recognized through the Alberta Chamber of Commerce as the Aboriginal Woman Entrepreneur Award of Distinction. The award recognizes the outstanding achievement by an Indigenous woman entrepreneur who exemplifies effective leadership, innovation, and commitment to enhancing the well being of the larger Indigenous community.