Tues Oct 27: Fighting For Our Rights

Tues Oct 27, 7:00pm
Fighting for Our Rights: Indigenous Women and Youth in an Urban Context
St. Joseph’s Church, 151 Laurier Ave E. (at Cumberland) [Hall entrance at 174 Wilbrod St]

Indigenous women and youth living in urban areas in particular face many challenges in accessing appropriate services, practicing their culture, in being discriminated against, high rates of violence and social problems. How can we respond many of these problems, from the community level to the political? How can we reverse the trends of violence? How can we stop the cycles of violence and begin healing? How can we empower Indigenous women and youth to confront these challenges directly? What role do allies play? This panel will explore these and more issues.


  • Lisa Abel, Child Welfare and Indigenous Media activist
  • Clayton Thomas Muller, Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Claudette Commanda, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres
  • Speaker from Minwaashin Lodge/Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre
  • Moderated by Ben Powless, Defenders of the Land