Kairos Canada: Gendered Impacts Symposium

Date(s) - October 13, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch

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Gendered Impacts Symposium 
Indigenous Women and Resource Extraction

Oct. 13, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
350 W Georgia St, Vancouver
Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms

“ In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on their food… Yet, their contributions are invisible.”

Joan Carling, a member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 2014 

This symposium is an opportunity for civil society, Indigenous organizations, and political and industry representatives to explore Indigenous women’s perspectives on resource extraction with experts from Canada, Ecuador and the Philippines who will present findings, share experiences, and propose strategies on joint action.

Alma Brooks, Maliseet Nation, Grandmother, Wabanaki Confederacy
Gloria Chicaiza, Acción Ecológica (Ecuador)
Piya Macliing Malayao, Igorot tribe, KATRIBU, national alliance of Indigenous peoples organizations and Innabuyog Indigenous Women’s Collective (Philippines)
Elana Nightingale and Meekay Otway, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada 
Verna Polson, Anishnabe Nation, Quebec Native Women/Femmes autochtones du Québec
Ann Marie Sam, Nak’azdli First Nation, First Nations Women Advocating for Responsible Mining



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