Our April speaker, Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis, grew up in the Nipissing First Nation hearing little about her family history. When Jenny was a teenager, her grandmother told her how she was forced to go live in a residential school, where she was treated cruelly. Her grandmother’s experience was the basis of Jenny’s children’s book I am not a Number, a 2018 Silver Birch Express Award Nominee. Discovering that “People were unfamiliar with residential schools,” Jenny decided it was time to break the silence, “speak up, share the truth about my community and counter stereotypes, racism and misinformation.” Her book is the result.
To find out more about her book click here.
With thanks to our club archivist.
The REDress Project uses red dresses to draw attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in Canada. Using donated red dresses, Metis artist Jaime Black has created an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the missing and murdered women, girls and two-spirited persons.
The REDress Project is part of a week of special events running from March 5 to 9. Find out more here.
October 15-29, 2017
“Walking with our Sisters”, a touring art show honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, will be in Toronto October 15-29 at the Aboriginal Education Centre, 90 Croatia St. (Dufferin Subway).
A very large number of moccasin vamps beaded by volunteers “with a prayer for every bead” will be displayed in a religious design on the floor. Visitors will leave their shoes at the door before walking around area where at times there will be ceremonies.