Friday June 17, 2022 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. REGISTRATION/SMUDGING

Smudging/ Elder Sharon Pelletier
Welcome from Elder Gayle Pruden
Women’s Drum Group – Vanessa Lillie, Andrea Redsky, Sheila Redsky Welcome /

Land Acknowledgement: Dr. Jacqueline Romanow Refreshments

2:30 – 4 P.M. | KEYNOTE SPEAKER #1 Karine Duhamel

“Still Reclaiming Power and Place: Reflections on the Three-year Anniversary of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls”

4 – 5 P.M. | Paper session #1
Paper One: Robyn Bourgeois and Falon Farinacci (Brock University). “Mobilizing Call 11.1: The Decolonial Reading Circle”

Paper Two: Tammy Wolfe (The University of Winnipeg) “Education and Awareness of the Colonial Legacy of MMIWG2S in Canada”

5–7P.M. |Dinner Message from Leah Gazan

7 – 8:30 P.M. | KEYNOTE SPEAKER # 2 Sheila North

“My Privilege, My Responsibility. Stories of virtue and the ability to survive and excel in spite of being impacted by violence and issues of MMIW, MMIWG2S+.”



Saturday June 18, 2022

Gathering and Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 11 A.M. | KEYNOTE SPEAKER # 3 Sandra DeLaronde

“Moving Forward in a Good Way: What does the findings of genocide mean? The Implications to Canada from a Social Justice perspective.”

11 – 11: 15 P.M. | Coffee Break

11– 12 P.M. | Paper Session # 2
Paper Three: Shelly Price (Victoria University), Cathy Driscoll (Saint Mary’s University), and Courtney McKay, “Reimagining the Extractive Industry: Allyship to Advance the MMIWG2S Calls for Justice”

Paper Four: Nicole Klymochko (University of Manitoba), “Gender-based Violence and Identity” 12–1P.M. |Lunch

Poster Sessions UW Indigenous Studies Students 1 – 2 P.M. | Paper Session #3

Paper Five: Brenda Wasasecoot, University of Manitoba, “Curriculum Development and MMIWG2S” Paper Six: Sara Enns, Victoria University, “First Nations Policing: Civilian Safety and Gendered Impacts.”

2 – 3 P.M. | Workshops
Workshop A: Student Services and Support: Identifying and Empowering Students at Risk – Tanis Kolisnyk

Workshop B: Education and Self-Determination – Tanya Kappo Workshop C: Curriculum Development – Tammy Wolfe
3– 3:15 P.M. | Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:30 P.M. | Plenary
Karine Duhamel, Sheila North, Sandra DeLaronde

4:30 P.M. | Closing Remarks: Elder Albert McLeod

Conference participants will choose one of the following options:

Workshop A: Student Services and Support: Identifying and Empowering Students at Risk
Workshop B: Education and Self-Determination
Workshop C: Curriculum Development