Local to Global 2016 - Age of Reconciliation: Restoring the Roles Women Tra...
This promises to be a special evening, with Ellen Gabriel as speaker
and Tina Keeper as Mistress of Ceremonies
Doors open: 6:00 Program: 7:00
About our speaker: Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel (Turtle Clan, Kanien’kehá:ka Nation)
Ellen was chosen by the People of the Longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be their spokesperson during the 1990 Siege of Kanehsatà:ke (1990 “Oka” Crisis); to protect the Pines from the expansion of a 9 hole golf course and luxury condominium development in Kanehsatà:ke For the past 25 years she has worked diligently as a human rights and environmental advocate for the collective and individual rights of Indigenous peoples and has worked diligently to sensitize the public on the history, culture and identity of Indigenous peoples.
Ellen is the former president of the Quebec Native Women’s Association.
She currently is a cultural consultant for the Kanehsatà:ke Onkwawén:na - Niión:kwarihoten (Language and Cultural Center)
She remains a vigilant advocate for gender equity, justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women; the revitalization of Indigenous languages, culture, traditions and Indigenous peoples' rights to self-determination.
About our Mistress of Ceremonies: Tina Keeper
Tina Keeper is a member of the Norway House Cree Nation. In addition to serving as the former Liberal MP for the Churchill riding, Keeper has been involved in a variety of social issues and has starred in several works.
There will be refreshments, muscial entertainment, special displays and wonderful raffle prizes!
And an opportunity to support Indigenous led projects, local and global.
All are welcome.