Indigenous Feminist Panel: Infusing Matriarchy Into the Academy

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University of Calgary

Murray Fraser Hall Building Room 160

2500 University Dr. NW

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

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Come celebrate International Women's Day 2020 with a panel of inspiring Indigenous academics discussing matriarchy, and their personal stories of resilience. Join us in community healing amongst Elders, fellow students, and community members.

All are welcome to attend our free event, Indigenous Feminist Panel: Infusing Matriarchy Into the Academy at the University of Calgary on Friday, March 6th from 11 am - 1 pm.

The purpose of this panel is to share experiences within academia and stories of how Indigenous women are surviving colonial institutions with spirit intact. Our four panel members include:


1) Elder Evelyn Good Striker, Elder Co-Chair in Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness. She is a Lakota Dakota from Standing Buffalo First Nation in Saskatchewan and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

2) Dr. Jennifer Leason, Assistant Professor in Indigneous Peoples' Health at the University of Calgary and a recently forwarded Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Canada Research Chair (tier II) in Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness. She is Anishinaabek member of Pine Creek Indian Band, Manitoba.

3) Dr. Karlee Fellner, Assistant Professor in Indigenous Education Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. She is Cree/Métis from central Alberta.

4) Eileen Clearsky, M.Ed., Assistant Professor Department of Education at Mount Royal University. She is a descendant of the Anishinaabe (Saulteaux) originally from Treaty 4 territory in Manitoba.

Our panel moderators include:

1) Pearl Yellow Old Woman- Healy, PhD Candidate in the Community Health Sciences Program specializing in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at the University of Calgary. She is a member of the Siksika Nation and is of both Blackfoot and Oji-Cree ancestry.

2) Ashley Cornect-Benoit, third year PhD student in the Community Health Sciences program specializing in Population and Public Health at the University of Calgary. She is Mi’kmaw, French and Irish - Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation, Port au Port Payun Aqq Payunji'j, Newfoundland Ktaqamk.

Event Program

11:00-12:15 pm: Panel discussion with 15 min Q & A.

12:15-1:00 pm: Free lunch.

Dress Code

We encourage everyone to wear ribbon skirts.

Please RSVP here by February 28th to ensure we know numbers for catering.

Indigenous business owners, Angel and Alex of INDI CITY (https://www.indicity.ca) will be on site selling their contemporary Indigenous designs including Matriarchy necklaces, and medicine floral/bloom earrings.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

For a map of parking options on the University of Calgary campus please go to: https://ucalgary.ca/map/files/map/2018_parking_map.pdf.

The bus stop closest to the Murray Fraser Building is at the Education Classroom Block.

The closest parking is lot 1. This lot is accessible right off of University Dr. The cost is $5/hr. Walk off this parking lot and the Murray Fraser entrance is just to the right - building signs indicate the way.

Art Parkade is also close. Cost of $10/day.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email: Shelley@womenwarriors.club with any inquires.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must have proof of registration on your mobile device or a printed ticket.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. This event has limited capacity seating so you must have a ticket to attend. You are allowed to give your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend.

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