Education Alumni Event “Reclaiming Power & Place: Responding to the Calls to Justice for educators included in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) report”

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 200, Education Building (In-person)

About this event: 

This event aims to address the critical issue of justice for Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse individuals in Canada. This event places a specific focus on the role of educators in responding to the Calls to Justice outlined in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report. By amplifying Indigenous voices and perspectives, the event aims to foster a deeper understanding of the trauma, systemic discrimination, and violence faced by Indigenous communities, and how these manifest within educational settings. It aspires to empower educators to play a pivotal role in promoting a more inclusive society, contributing to the reclamation of power and place for Indigenous communities.

Event Agenda:

6:00 p.m. – Doors open and guests can visit the new Indigenous community and learning space, Gaa-maamawabing – Gathering Place.

6:30 p.m. – Fireside Chat including Q&A

Panel Members:

Dr. Marti Ford [BA/92, B. Ed/94, PB Cert.Ed/96, M.Ed/07], University of Manitoba.

Bobbie Jo-Leclair, Divisional Vice-Principal of Indigenous Education, Intercultural Understandings and Transformation, Louis Riel School Division.

Joel Tetrault [BA(Lat.Ph)/2000, B.enEd/03], Indigenous Student Support Teacher, Louis Riel School Division.


Jennifer Moore Rattray [BA/88, M.P.Adm/11], Southern Chiefs and Journalist.

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