Topic: Accessing Justice for Indigenous Women
Presented by The Centre for Indigenous Studies & the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto
This Webinar session was streamed live on Zoom on Monday, March 20th, 2023, at 12:00PM-2:00PM EST.
Participating Speakers: Dr. Wilton Littlechild, Val Napoleon, Dawn Smith, and Kory Wilson
The Landfill Issue Webinar addresses the issue of Indigenous women’s access to justice in the broader context of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada and recent events in Winnipeg concerning the failure to act and the outrage associated with Indigenous women’s sexist dehumanization. Participating speakers will examine Indigenous women’s human rights and issues of advocacy before the United Nations, constraints concerning Indigenous women’s status as legal persons, the institutional objectives of reconciliation and gender justice, and the unbearability of the continuing loss of Indigenous women as sisters, mothers, daughters, mentors, advocates, and friends. The webinar will include a live question and answer period and an in-person vigil for participants to share stories about how Indigenous women inspire them.
The Webinar will include a live Q&A and an in-person vigil for MMIWG2S: Inspirational Story Sharing at Turtle Lounge, Centre for Indigenous Studies (563 Spadina Ave.) from 3-4PM.