Residential Schools & violence against Native women, “My Mother–A Modern Warrior,” a talk with Norman Achneepineskum

Residential Schools & violence against Native women, “My Mother–A Modern Warrior,” a talk with Norman Achneepineskum

The Centre for Gender Advocacy and Justice for Missing and Murdered Native Women invite you:

Thursday September 26th
7PM, H-415, Residential Schools & violence against Native women, “My Mother–A Modern Warrior,” a talk with Norman Achneepineskum

“My mother was an orphan at the age of ten; she ended up in the Sainte-Anne’s Residential School at Fort Albany, Ontario where she stayed for eight years until my father removed her from there and married her. My mother is a survivor. She gave birth to eight of her ten children outside in the wilderness during the spring, summer, autumn and winter months like Our People had done for millennia. Most of her children, young at the age of 5, were torn away from her arms as they were sent to residential schools.”

Norman is an Ojibway-Cree Native originally from Northern Ontario. He moved into the Montreal area in 1992 when he was 24-years-old in search of a better life. He is a powwow singer and songwriter, an artist painter, a craftsman, a writer and a poet, a storyteller and handyman. He is the lead singer and drum carrier for the Buffalo Hat Singers who primarily participate in events in and around the Greater Montreal Area. He loves singing and he loves people.

This event is part of a larger series: https://www.facebook.com/events/423840214384785/

WHEN
September 26, 2013 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West
H-415
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
Canada
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2 RSVPS
Marcel Bourbonnais Amy Miller

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