Or you can watch the recording on facebook live here
Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30pm Saskatchewan time – an online event –
“A Year After the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Now What?”
Speakers: Dr. A. Brenda Anderson, Associate Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Luther College at the University of Regina & Judy Hughes, President of Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation (SAWCC)
Dr. Brenda Anderson
Dr. Brenda Anderson is Associate Professor in the department of Gender, Religion and Critical Studies at Luther College at The University of Regina. Her primary research focuses on the intersections of colonialism, racism and sexism. Her two major research projects are: the impact of digital Islam on Canadian Muslims, for which she is a co-researcher holding a SSHRC grant; and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In 2010, after organizing an international conference on the global violence against Indigenous women, Dr. Anderson co-edited Torn from our Midst: Voices of Grief, Healing and Action from the 2008 Missing Indigenous Women’s Conference. A second book, Global Femicide, is currently at the publishers and here, she and her co-editors updated the information from a decades-long perspective. This evening’s talk will bring highlights from this book by contextualizing Canada’s 2019 National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls within the historic Canadian landscape and within the larger, global phenomenon of femicide.
Judy Hughes is the President of SAWCC and President and CEO of ON TRAC Consulting Ltd., a Metis-owned community based on mobile trainers and development planners group, which she established in 1991. She has over 30 years’ experience in northern, urban and Aboriginal communities where she has provided services in capacity building, evaluation, negotiation and training for a variety of organizations and businesses. Her professional interests include economic and community development, women’s health and healing research, youth leadership and alternate medicine. Her diverse background includes project management for family violence prevention programs, youth mental health programs, employment readiness programs, International Education programs and health policy development. On a volunteer basis, Judy has offered her services as a strategist, advisor and advocate with responsibility for the development and implementation of community-based initiatives for non-profit organizations. She has provided leadership for the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the Canadian Council for Homeopathic Medicine. As well, she is a community representative on the Provincial Partnership for Missing Persons and an executive member of the Saskatchewan Sisters in Spirit. In acknowledgement, she received both the Saskatchewan Centennial Leadership Medal and the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan which recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the province. Judy lives in Yorkton with her family. She enjoys golfing and jigging and is a passionate advocate of ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls.
You can find a copy of the report: “Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” here
You can find information about Amnesty International Canada’s work and response to the Inquiry here