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CIC Young Professionals Network: In Conversation with Sheila North on MMIW and Indigenous Rights
October 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDTFree
The CIC Young Professionals Networks will be joined by former Grand Chief Sheila North, who will speak to CIC members on missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada and how Indigenous and non- Indigenous leaders to advance the political will to address racism and the issues around violence against Indigenous people.
The event will include the opportunity for audience questions.
About the speaker:
Sheila North is a member of Bunibonibee Cree Nation & was previously elected as Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). She has also acted as the Chief Communication Officer at Assembly for Manitoba Chiefs, a CBC journalist and CTV correspondent, an economic development officer, a radio personality & a Cree translator.
Sheila is passionate about the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). With this in mind, she created the hashtag, #MMIW. She continues to work closely with families, friends, as well as Indigenous and non- Indigenous leaders to advance the political will to address racism and the issues around violence against Indigenous people. Sheila has co-produced the TV documentary “1200+, part-1 which highlights some of the systemic issues that place Indigenous women at greater risk for violence and sexual exploitation.
Sheila is Gemini Award nominee as well as was featured in Chatelaine Magazine as one of the ‘Top 30 Women of 2015.”
Where: Online (free event)
When: October 8, 2021
What time: 12-1PM EST (9-10PM PST)
To register: https://bit.ly/3z4w9Lx