Welcome to the 13 th
INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM

Gchi-twaawendimong Ezhi-wiijikiiwendimong Gchi-twaa-nibi
Celebrating our Relationships With Water

March 20 to March 23, 2014
First Peoples House of Learning
Trent University,
Peterborough, Ontario

Welcome to the 2014
Indigenous Women’s Symposium

Click Here to Download 2014 Program Brochure (PDF)


Indigenous Women around the world continue to deal with ongoing colonialism within our homelands. The cumulative impacts continue to affect our physical, cultural, and spiritual levels of being as women as we struggle to maintain our relationships and responsibilities. One of the areas of most concern to Indigenous women across the planet is our relationship with water. In an Anishinaabeg context, Nibi, (water) is sacred and women have particular responsibilities where it is concerned. Women’s relationships and knowledges about water are missing from mainstream academic scholarship and settler society in general. Some Indigenous communities and organizations, on the other hand, are actively working to recover and restore those knowledges as necessary mechanism for survivance as Indigenous Nations.

The 2014 Indigenous Women’s Symposium will celebrate Indigenous women’s relationships with water at all levels and bring together women and allies from the four directions to discuss the importance of water for our physical, cultural, and spiritual wellbeing.

SHAWL AUCTION!!

This shawl represents water relationships and is being auctioned off at the symposium. All proceeds will be going to support the water walk happening in May on Mother’s Day. Tickets are $5.00 and you can purchase them here by clicking on the button above or at the symposium registration desk. The winning ticket will be picked on Sunday March 23. You do not have to be present to win!

 

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We will also be doing a thank you lunch for volunteers in April.

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Please donate to the Indigenous Women's Symposium. The symposium is a student organized event. Your donation will make it possible for the organizing committee to bring together Knowledge Holders from across the world to share their experiences and insights on the annual theme. Your support will make a difference.

Miigwech,
Indigenous Women's Symposium, Fundraising Committee

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