Panel: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Feb. 9
Free and open to the public – journalists welcome
On February 9, 2015, The University of Winnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle presents:
Inquiring Minds: Understanding the call for, role of and limitations on an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Honouring the families of our stolen sisters and the survivors of violence
Hosted by Diane Roussin, Chair, UWinnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle
What action is being taken to call an inquiry?
Chief Francine Meeches, Swan Lake First Nation; Chairperson Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs First Nations Women’s Committee
UWinnipeg’s relationship to Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & 2 spirited people
Dr. Roewan Crowe, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, The University of Winnipeg
How can Indigenous people be meaningfully included in a public inquiry?
The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada; former co-Commissioner of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba
Is an inquiry the goal or a way of achieving our goal?
Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Winnipeg
What does an inquiry mean? Panel:
Dr Leslie Spillett, founder Ka Ni Kanichihk; Dr Niigaan Sinclair, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Jamie Wilson, Commissioner Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba; Moderated by Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs, UWinnipeg
Group discussion about calling an inquiry to follow.
WHEN: 1:30 – 5:00 pm February 9th, 2015
WHERE: Convocation Hall, 2nd floor, Wesley Hall
The University of Winnipeg
Coffee, tea and snack provided. Open to all students, staff and community members.
Please contact the event organizer Wab Kinew at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7135, E: email@example.com