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Friday, February 19 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
A Call to Action for Advancing Indigenous Women in Education: Restoring Balance through Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

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“For our young women, for our grandmothers, for our women who travel with us, we are sacred because we exist. We are sacred because we have survived.” Throughout this session you will examine historical and contemporary issues, challenges and inequities for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA peoples including action to support reclaiming power and place. You will deepen your understanding of why it’s crucial to support Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA peoples and how you can contribute to restoring balance within education systems.

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Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Indigenous Education, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Denesuline and a member of Smith's Landing First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and continues to lead Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Virtual (Zoom)