On January 29th, the CCLA Diversity Committee is hosting its first book club discussing Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The 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:
We call on all Canadians to develop knowledge and read the Final Report. Listen to the truths shared, and acknowledge the burden of these human and Indigenous rights violations, and how they impact Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people today” (Calls to Justice for All Canadians,15.3)
In keeping with the Final Report’s calls to justice, this event aims to raise awareness within our community about the genocide against Indigenous Peoples through state laws, policies, and colonial practices.
This first event will be facilitated by Virginia Lomax, counsel for the Native Women’s Association of Canada during the inquiry and will focus on Chapter 1: “Centring Relationships to End Violence” of the report. Chapter 1 (pages 89-128 only) can be found here.
Throughout 2020, the book club aims to discuss other chapters in the Final Report. The entire community, both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples are invited.
Registration costs $10 with all proceeds going to It Starts With Us.
Please ensure you register for the program. Due to courthouse security requirements, the CCLA can no longer accept registration within 24 hours of the program or "at the door."
Please review our cancellation policy here.
The CCLA will make every effort to address dietary restrictions or food allergies. However, we cannot guarantee a 100% nut-free environment during our programs. / L’ABCC fera de leur possible pour répondre aux restrictions et allergies alimentaires. Cependant, nous ne pouvons pas garantir à 100% un environnement sans noix durant nos programmes.