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October 7th is gonna be a strong Native woman day! like every day!

September 30th, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

I’m excited to share with you TWO events happening on October 7th where strong women from my community will be speaking on what strong woman-ness and Indigenous feminism (the first!) means to them.

Aboriginal Women Today: Revealing the Impacts of Colonization and Reclaiming Identities

The speaker, Dr. Cyndy Baskin, is of Mi’kmaq and Irish descent, and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University. Dr. Baskin will be talking about how Aboriginal women have been negatively affected by the historical process of colonization and its current impacts based on their race and sex.

Today, despite these ongoing impacts, Aboriginal women are taking the lead in reclaiming their identities, creating social justice movements and holistically healing themselves, their families and their communities.

When: Tuesday, October 7th 2008 Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Where: CAMH Russell Street Site, 33 Russell Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Centre, Room 2029

Towards a Global Feminism

Lee Maracle, of Salish and Cree ancestry, a member of the Sto:lo Nation, was born in North Vancouver, B.C. in 1950. She is the mother of four and grandmother of four and was one of the first Aboriginal people to be published in the early 1970s.

The author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including: Sojourner’s and Sundogs, Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, Daughters Are Forever, Will’s Garden, Bent Box, I Am Woman, she is also the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning publication, My Home As I Remember. She is a co-author of Telling It: Women and Language Across Culture. Lee is widely published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide.

When: Tuesday, October 7th 2008 Time: 7pm Where: Room 5-260, OISE/UFT (252 Bloor St. West)

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