Join us on the evening of March 5 for a conversation with Commissioner Qajag Robinson and Dr. Karine Duhamel.
Commissioner Qajag Robinson and Dr. Karine Duhamel will co-present on the National Inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report titled Reclaiming Power and Place.
Excerpt from the final report:
“The truths shared in these National Inquiry hearings tell the story – or, more accurately, thousands of stories – of acts of genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQI people. The violence the National Inquiry heard amounts to a race-based genocide of Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, which especially targets women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people. This genocide has been empowered by colonial structures evidenced notably by the Indian Act, the Sixties Scoop, residential schools and breaches of human and Indigenous rights, leading directly to the current increased rates of violence, death, and suicide in Indigenous populations. “
This event is hosted by The Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support and is part of Sheridan College’s commitment to support the academic and personal success of all Indigenous students: Status, Non-Status, Metis, and Inuit.
This event is proudly supported by the Oakville Community Foundation, Equality Fund, Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada.