Community worker and advocate Jeannette Corbiere Lavell and her daughter, Dr. Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard, Director of the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent, will talk about their work advocating for the legal status rights of Indigenous women in the Indian act and their efforts, research, and writing toward protecting equality of Indigenous women and children.
Prior to their talk, Nogojiwanong/Peterborough's 2021-22 Poet Laureate Sarah Lewis will perform two poems in honour of Indigenous women's rights. Sarah is an award-winning Anishinaabe-kwe spoken word artist, activist, and community organizer.
After Dr. Lavell the talk, there will be a virtual tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights' exhibits on Indigenous human rights.
This event is sponsored by Trent University Library & Archives and the First Peoples House of Learning.