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March 7th, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

Sorry I am a little late on posting these events - and sorry that they are all from Toronto! Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax (and on…) if you have listings, post ‘em!

1) IWD Screenings at the NFB Mediatheque

2) Women: Reclaim our Rights…Reclaim the LAND! in Celebration of International Womens Day, Toronto

1) IWD Screenings at the NFB Mediatheque

Friday, March 9 NFB Mediatheque - 150 John Street (at Richmond W) 6:00 p.m. Free

The National Film Board Mediatheque is pleased to honour International Women’s Day with two free screenings on March 9 highlighting Aboriginal women filmmakers.

Join renowned filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, as she presents Waban-Aki - People From Where the Sun Rises, her latest film that explores the issue of native status in the Abenaki community of Odanak, Quebec, where people have suffered from both economic exploitation and discrimination. The film will be followed by a Q&A period with Alanis Obomsawin.

The evening ends with a screening of acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh’s Finding Dawn, a film that delves into the epidemic of violence towards Native women, including the story of Dawn Crey, the 23rd woman whose remains were identified on accused killer Robert Willie Pickton’s Port Coquitlam pig farm. The film will be introduced by Jolene Saulis of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

6:00 PM - Screening of Waban-Aki, Alanis Obomsawin in attendance 7:45 PM - Q&A with Alanis Obomsawin 8:30 PM - Screening of Finding Dawn, introduced by Jolene Saulis FREE ADMISSION!

2) Women: Reclaim our Rights…Reclaim the LAND! in Celebration of International Womens Day, Toronto THURSDAY MARCH 8, 7pm Toronto Women’s Bookstore 73 Harbord St. Donations welcome, all proceeds going to the Women’s Coordinating Committee Chile-Canada (WCCC) Delicious Chilean empanadas and dulces for sale. All welcome. Partially wheelchair accessible.

Join us to celebrate and commemorate the brave struggle of our Indigenous sisters in their intrinsic right to sovereignty…from the Mapuche peoples of southern Chile and throughout the Americas.

We hope to connect local and global communities and speak to the work women continue to do worldwide in our struggle for justice and peace. By creating dialogue we will be better able to understand the situation of Indigenous peoples of the Americas and beyond and look at how we can contribute to bringing forth justice.

The evening will feature music, poetry and spoken word, theatre and much more….

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