*Made possible through the support of the Partnerships Branch of The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

UPDATE: Conference Proceedings

Thank You

The Global College wishes to thank everyone who was a part of making the Two Faces of Poverty conference a resounding success! To our keynote speakers, presenters, volunteers and of course the participants from the community who greatly enriched the dialogue, the Global College greatly appreciates your participation. We also wish to express our deepest gratitude to the organizers of the Circle of Law event at Thunderbird House: Ka Ni Kanichihk, the Southern Chiefs Organization, Mother of Red Nations and the University of Winnipeg Aboriginal Student council. What a spectacular evening that was!

Circle of Law: An Aboriginal Perspective
Monday, November 3, 2008
Circle of Life Thunderbird House (715 Main st)
All Welcome

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Featuring guest speakers, cultural presentations, and a community feast.

Presented by: The University of Winnipeg Global College, The University of Winnipeg Aboriginal Student Council, Southern Chiefs Organization Inc., Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc., and Mother of Red Nations - Women's Council of Manitoba.

For more information please contact Albert McLeod 204.953.5820 or amcleod@kanikanichihk.ca

About the Conference

In June, 2008 the Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) issued its final report entitled "Making the Law Work for Everyone." The Commission developed a comprehensive framework for legal empowerment, focusing on indigenous peoples, women and vulnerable groups, with four mutually reinforcing pillars: access to justice and the rule of law, property rights, labour rights and business rights.

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg and former Foreign Minister of Canada, was an active Member of the Commission, and he has encouraged further research, dialogue and action on poverty reduction – locally, nationally and internationally – using the CLEP recommendations as a starting point for developing local strategies.

Following this commitment to public engagement on the CLEP recommendations, The University of Winnipeg Global College is hosting this two-day conference at the University of Winnipeg on November 3-4, 2008.

The conference will focus on two faces of poverty: indigenous peoples and women. After being briefed on the Commission findings, participants will explore two main questions over two days of provocative presentations and workshops: What are the implications for international development education? And what does this mean locally?

Who is the conference for

Following a mandate for broad public engagement, participation in this conference came from a variety of sectors including activists, practitioners, community service workers, students, academics, business leaders, and members of government. Registration reached capacity three weeks before the conference.

In addition, 40+ spaces were reserved for high school students who participated in specialized workshops, as well as the full conference. For more information on the high school participation please contact Sherry Funk, s.funk@uwinnipeg.ca or 204.988.7105.

Registered High School Students: please click HERE for more information.


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The University of Winnipeg main campus is situated between Ellice and Portage Avenues to the North and South, and Balmoral and Spence street to the East and West. The University is directly accessible by Winnipeg Transit (bus) routes 11, 14, 21, and 22, and is within walking distance of all downtown bus routes.

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For more information please contact:

Joel Marion, Conference Coordinator: 204.988.7102 jo.marion@uwinnipeg.ca
Marilou McPhedran, Principal, Global College: 204.988.7101 m.mcphedran@uwinnipeg.ca

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