INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE
In honour of International Women’s Day, please join us for a conversation with Dr Dawn Lavell Harvard and multimedia artist Jaime Black on their roles in raising national attention to the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Dawn Lavell–Harvard is a proud member of the Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island and former President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada. She has been the president of the Ontario Native Women’s Association since 2003. Dawn is the 2018 recipient of the Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award.
Jaime Black is a multidisciplinary artist of mixed Anishinaabe and Finnish decent. Black’s art practice engages in themes of memory, identity, place and resistance and is grounded in an understanding of the body and the land as sources of cultural and spiritual knowledge. Her REDress Project focuses around the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada.