|Title:||Moon Voices Speak! Reclaiming Our Power: Indigenous Women's Perspectives on Education|
|Description:||The Aboriginal Women Reclaiming Our Power Project (Moon Voices) of Ka
Ni Kanichihk Inc., and the Institute for Womens and Gender Studies at
UWinnipeg are pleased to invite you to attend Moon
Voices Speak! Reclaiming Our Power: Indigenous Womens Perspectives on
Education. This event is free and open to all.
Impacted by the legacy of colonization, Indigenous women speak from a
unique standpoint within the academy we have many successes, but
also face specific challenges and barriers that need space to be heard
and acknowledged. Moon Voices Speak! Reclaiming Our Power:
Indigenous Womens Perspectives on Education intends to create a
sacred space and opportunity for Indigenous women to share and
respectfully discuss our perspectives and knowledge. Over the last few
years, there have been many positive changes and advancements in
helping to incorporate Indigenous cultures and worldview within
Western education, but there still remains a significant gap and
greater opportunity. In the spirit of the Kanata Conversations held
recently at UW, it is our hope that this event will continue to
promote honest discussion about finding inclusive, creative and
decolonized ways forward together.
To help begin the discussion, a panel of Indigenous women students and
scholars have courageously committed to share stories and unique
perspectives based on their own educational journey within Western
based post-secondary institutions while maintaining meaningful
connection to community and culture. Following our gathering we will
share light snacks offering further opportunity to connect, network
and continue the discussion.
For more information please contact Kim Hunter at 786-9921
or Shannon Cormier at 918-2501.
We sincerely hope you can join us, we respect and value your
contribution to this important discussion!!
|Sponsor:||Institute for Women's and Gender Studies & Ka Ni Kanichihk|
|When:||January 25, 2012, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
515 Portage Ave.
|Audience:||, For Community and Public, For Faculty and Staff, For Students|