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Indigenous Feminism (FULL)
April 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULL.
On April 27, 6-7:30pm. We are privileged and honored to have Arlana Redsky, S.A Lawrence-Welch & Tapisa Kilabuk lead a discussion on Indigenous Feminism. “Indigenous women’s philosophical way of life, how we reclaim our healing, connection to the creator, connection to the land and to one another.” – Arlana Redsky
Arlana Bennett (Redsky) is Anishinaabe and a member of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is a Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Arlana has received the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation research “Co-producing Knowledge of Chronic Wasting Disease with Indigenous Partners.” Arlana’s current areas of research and specialization include wildlife disease management, wildlife conservation, Indigenous harvesting rights, kincentric and posthumanist ecology, and historical-contemporary multi-species entanglements in the Colonialocene.
S.A. Lawrence-Welch (She / Her / Hers | They / Them / Theirs) néhiyaw & Michif (Métis) with German ancestry. S.A. is an Indigenous Advocate, Organizer, Speaker, Activist, Artist & Writer. Their main focus of work has been on the lasting damage the Residential School System, Indian Boarding Schools & The 60’s Scoop left on First Nations people. They are an advocate for community gathering and cultural connection as a form of healing trauma. They are the director of the kakichihiwewin project through Seeding Sovereignty, Board Vice President for The Chapter House LA, and work on various projects with their kin to create accessible, safe places of learning and healing. S.A.’s goal is to see Indigenous representation and leadership in historically and presently non-Indigenous spaces.
Tapisa Kilabuk an inuk woman who is an advocate, an activist for institutional change and an instigator of cultural transformation. She continues to inspire individuals to grow into competent informed leaders, while the colonial empire continues full steam ahead toward the cliff that is our unsustainable future. Tapisa continues to speak out on the importance of decolonization, the important needs of equity for Indigenous communities and speaks freely on her own experience of being Indigenous in what we call Canada on her blog. Tapisa continues to do this handwork for her children and all present and future Indigenous children.