Oct 28, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls
Speaker: Hilda Anderson-Pyrz, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit Manager, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak.
This session will shine a light on the human rights crisis for Indigenous women and girls and two-spirit people that results from resource development in First Nations territories. It will also show how all Canadians must take responsibility for answering the 231 calls for justice made in the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We need to act now.
This is part 3 of a three-part webinar series that is hosted by the Indigenous Solidarity Team of the North Bay and Area Mission Cluster, United Church of Canada. The series is called Wet’suwet’en Witness: Making the justice connections with Northern Ontario — Indigenous land rights, Indigenous women and the environment. Each event lasts one hour.
For all of us who feel called to live with respect in Creation, here is an invitation to hear from people who are doing so with all their strength. Our guests are people from Canada and Northern Ontario who are passionately caring for sacred land and people who defend it. (If you’ve never sat in on a conversation by Zoom, don’t worry. It’s easy.) The series is called Wet’suwet’en Witness: Making the justice connections with Northern Ontario — Indigenous land rights, Indigenous women and the environment. Each event lasts one hour and is free of charge. Registration is required (see below for how to do that). And even if you are not from Northern Ontario… we’re sure you will still find this interesting and full of application for your context.