OCDSB Indigenous Speaker Series: Kanahus Manuel - December 11, 2020

OCDSB Indigenous Speaker Series: Kanahus Manuel - December 11, 2020
Posted on 11/26/2020
OCDSB Indigenous Speaker Series: Kanahus Manuel - December 11, 2020

This rare and special live stream will feature Kanahus Manuel from the west coast (Secwepemc and Ktunaxa) who will be speaking to OCDSB students grades 9 to 12 and staff on current events taking place on Indigenous lands in British Columbia.

 

This session will be moderated by Isaac Murdoch (Serpent River First Nation) and together they will highlight the connections between colonialism and climate change, resource extraction and violence against Indigenous peoples, and how students can play an important role in solidarity and action movements.

 

Date: December 11th, 2020 

Time: 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.

Registration: https://bit.ly/dec11live

Live stream: https://www.youtube.com

 

About the speaker: Kanahus Manuel, or Kanahus Freedom, is an Indigenous activist, birth keeper, and a member of the activist group Tiny House Warriors. Manuel is a Secwepemc and Ktunaxa mother of four Freedom Babies, children raised in the spirit of decolonization and free from the regulations of the Canadian federal and provincial governments.

 

Manuel decided to do this as an Indigenous woman to raise questions about the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples of Canada.  Manuel's grandfather George Manuel was the president of the National Indian Brotherhood, now the Assembly of First Nations and one of the co-founders of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples, dedicated to the recognition of Indigenous rights worldwide. Manuel's father, Arthur Manuel wrote The Reconciliation Manifesto and Unsettling Canada and started the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade organization.

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