Violence Against Indigenous Women (Awareness Into Action Series)

We continue our Awareness Into Action series by learning about the origins of Indigenous women’s marginalization in our society and the specific vulnerability to violence they experience, that has led to staggering rates of violence against them; as well as about the Calls to Justice from the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Violence Against Indigenous Women, October 1). With facilitator Marilyn North Peigan.

Workshop facilitator (Violence Against Indigenous Women, October 1): Marilyn North Peigan

She works as a Resolution Health Support Worker with Native Counselling Services of Alberta (Calgary Region.) In that role, she provides emotional health and wellness support to former Residential School students and their families. She is a descendent of Residential School survivors herself. In her own words: “I had the challenging task of drawing out both my grandparents’ experience through the Residential School system, a task that still resonates with me today. I refer to myself as survivor because I lived through the dysfunction passed through the generations to mine; and it has become a necessity for me to aid my community in moving toward healing. […] It is a pleasure and a great honor to finally be able to use everything I have in order to function as a healing worker for my own people.”

Marilyn is a Canadian Forces Veteran and the recipient of the Queen Diamond Jubilee II Medal for her service to the community. She is also a Commissioner on the Calgary Police Commission, the body that provides independent civilian oversight and governance of the Calgary Police Service.

No children in this workshop please.

Free child minding is available for this workshop. Please register your children with their names and ages by calling 403-264-1155 or email 

You are also invited to attend the final installment of the series: Sisters in Spirit Vigil, October 4.

39 4 St NE, Calgary, AB
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Violence Against Indigenous Women (Awareness Into Action Series)