Polonia Inclusive is currently in the process of drafting a meaningful and considered Land Acknowledgment and Reconciliation Work statement, which will guide our actions in respect to reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Polonia Inclusive and Cielesne have prepared an Open Letter to Polonia, calling our community to action on our role in reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
We encourage all members of the Polish diaspora in Canada to read, sign and share the open letter, calling for tangible action towards truth, reconciliation, reparation and justice for First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
To read and sign the letter, please view the link below.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 7 PM CDT
In this one-hour online webinar open to all, Dr. Duhamel will provide an introduction to the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the Inquiry's findings and Final Report, and the Calls for Justice.
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Karine Duhamel is Anishinaabe-Métis and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University and a master’s degree and PhD in History from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Duhamel was formerly Adjunct Professor at the University of Winnipeg and Director of Research for Yerch Law Corporation. From 2016 to 2018, she also served as Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. From 2018 to the close of its mandate, Dr. Duhamel served as Director of Research for the historic National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, drafting the Final Report as well as managing its Forensic Document Review Project and Legacy Archive.
Since the end of the National Inquiry, Dr. Duhamel has continued her advocacy in this area, working to share information related to the National Inquiry and its Calls for Justice. She is now a full-time public servant working on the implementation of the Calls, as well as serves as a Special Advisor with Know History and a consultant for various projects. Dr. Duhamel is also an active member of several boards and committees including the International Council of Museums (ICOM) – Canada, the Canadian Historical Association, and the International Council on Archives. Dr. Duhamel is also a frequently requested Speaker for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.
This event took place in the past. Registration is now closed.
The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.
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