All are welcome to purchase a ticket to this event, show up, listen, and closely embrace Dr. Lynn Gehl as she talks about the insights she has learned about oppressive power, Canada’s Parliament, and the Department of Justice. Come with a good heart prepared to listen!
Dr.Lynn Gehl has been on a 32-year journey challenging sex discrimination in the Indian Act. Throughout this process Lynn was up against the Department of Justice’s deep pockets of funding pilfered from Indigenous land; yet she has very little access to funding and, for that matte,r community support because oppressed people are especially busy. While Lynn won her court case, Indigenous women and their descendants lost when Lynn was faced with a new form of sex discrimination. The really sad thing about this is this “win yet a loss” occurred during the Liberal government's claim to be a feminist government seeking reconciliation. Of course this was more about lies and manipulation and thus a dismal failure.
Recently, on April 17th on Equality Day, Lynn along with her shereos, Yvonne Bedard, Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicolas, Senator Lillian Dyck, and Sharon McIvor, were honoured by Senator Marilou McPhedran on Parliament Hill. The ceremony was a celebration of their endurance despite repeated failures on the part of Canada when it comes to meeting their Charter obligations for Indigenous women and their descendants.
Although Lynn gained a “win yet a loss”, the isolation of the 32-year long work has been the hardest. We ask that as a valued member of the Peterborough community that you come, listen, learn, and value that concrete social justice is no walk in the park. We ask that you purchase a ticket to this event, show up, listen, and closely embrace Lynn, to help inoculate her from the unhealthy isolation that patriarchy continues to force her into. Lynn will talk about the insights she has learned about oppressive power, Canada’s Parliament, and the Department of Justice. Most importantly come with a good heart prepared to listen.
When Canada Targeted Indigenous Children & Their Mothers ...
Eventbrite - Peterborough Famous Six Committee presents When Canada Targeted Indigenous Children & Their Mothers, Lynn Stood Up! - Tuesday, 29 May 2018 at Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough, Ontario.
Kawartha Area First Nations and Other Indigenous Events Calendar
2018 - 2019
Local Public Events – confirmed dates
Benefit Concert for the Downie Wenjack Fund, Market Hall. Contact: Melodie McCullough, email@example.com
Front Runners. Film showing at Wenjack Theatre, Trent University campus. For information: Pam Hart. firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Art Show. Whetung Gallery at Curve Lake. 1-4 pm. For information: http://www.whetung.com/pages/special-events
When Canada Targeted Indigenous Children & Their Mothers, Lynn Stood Up! Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough, Ontario. Presented by the Peterborough Famous Six Committee. Tickets at : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/when-canada-targeted-indigenous-children-their-mothers-lynn-stood-up-tickets-45125601890 Contact: Monica Vida MonicaVida@hotmail.ca
Upcoming Reconciliation event in Peterborough – watch for more information.
ONGOING EVENTS – CONTACT THE SOURCE TO CONFIRM
Women's Hand Drumming Drop-In. For all women of any experience level. Every Tuesday evening. 1097 Water Street @ Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle 5 – 7 pm. For information:
Weekly Grandmothers Luncheon. Lunch and talking circle. 1097 Water Street @ Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle.. For information contact head grandmother, Linda Richardson. (705) 743-7963.
Nitaawe. Culture and Language Program. 1097 Water Street @ Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle.11 am – 1 pm. For information contact head office (705) 741-0900.
Ojibway Language Classes.360 George Street North, Unit 6, Peterborough Square, Lower Level. 10 am – 12 noon. For information, contact: Peterborough Native Language Programme (705) 741-0798.
Re-opening, spring 2018
Kinomaage-Waapkong “The Rocks That Teach” (Petroglyphs Provincial Park) . 10 am – 5 pm. 2249 Northey’s Bay Rd., Woodview K0L 3E0. For information: http://www.curvelakefirstnation.ca/tourism-and-culture/petroglyphs.php
Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre. 580 Cameron St. Their website is http://www.nogofc.ca/ for further info re. programmes they offer.
Tuesday Nights Traditional Teaching. Trent University, school term only. in the Ernie and Florence Benedict Gathering Space (Gzowski College) GCS 102, from 6 – 8 pm. For information: First People’s House of Learning. email@example.com. Twitter: @fphltrentu
Note: If you are planning to attend a Pow wow and have not attended before, you might like to look at the following brochure, section on Pow Wow etiquette. http://www.curvelakefirstnation.ca/documents/powwow%20brochure%20-%20KC%20Edits.pdf
Links for other events:
For cultural events at Curve Lake First Nation: http://www.curvelakefirstnation.ca/tourism-and-culture/
Curve Lake Pow Wow takes place each year on the third weekend in September.
For cultural events at Hiawatha First Nation: http://www.hiawathafirstnation.com/
Hiawatha Pow Wow takes place each year on the May 24th weekend. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hiawathafirstnation.com/
For cultural events at Alderville First Nation: http://alderville.ca/ and www.aldervillesavanna.ca
For events at Trent University, First People’s House of Learning, follow us on Facebook:
Facebook.com/FirstPeoplesHouseofLearning or http://www.trentu.ca/fphl/
For events at Fleming College and Niijkwewenanda, but usually open to all, check calendar at https://teamup.com/ks109dbe50c141cb82 or contact Kylie Fox, Fleming Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator at email@example.com. The calendar indicates which events are open to the public.
For events at Niijkiwendidaa Anishnabekwag Services Circle (NASC), check the calendar at http://www.niijki.com/programs.html
Look for the lectures in a series ‘A Sense of Place: Perspectives on Relationship to Land and Water in the Kawarthas’ co-hosted by Kawartha Land Trust and Trent University. For information: http://kawarthalandtrust.org/ or http://www.trentu.ca/newsevents/news
Events in Other Places to Note in 2018
For events in and around Toronto, get on the circulation list for HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) Newsletter. Contact: Julie Dunaiskis firstname.lastname@example.org
Also for a calendar of Toronto Indigenous events, contact AIWG @ REDEEMER email@example.com