Announcing two short notice events that you may be interested in attending

Not Just Another Case: When Your Loved One has Gone Missing or Been Murdered.
Join Battered Women’s Support Services Indigenous Women’s Program for a film screening and discussion of “Not Just Another Case: When Your Loved One has Gone Missing or Been Murdered.”

Date and Time: Thursday, April 14 from 6-8pm
Location: 312 Main Street and online via zoom

This is a hybrid event, please email [email protected] for webinar link.

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: Film Director Audrey Huntley in-person, advocate and interviewee Terri Monture via zoom, and staff with BWSS Indigenous Women’s Program.

“Not Just Another Case: When Your Loved One has Gone Missing or Been Murdered” is an important community video resource created for family and community members experiencing the loss of a loved one. This short film is the product of a collaboration between Toronto based No More Silence and Aboriginal Legal Services. The film is 29 minutes long and walks the audience through how to organize searches, deal with the police and the legal system.

Filmmaker, Audrey Huntley, conducted interviews across the country and created a web resource where all full length interviews can be viewed: https://aboriginallegal.ca/resources/missing-persons-resource-video Please be aware that the content is difficult as the interviewees share pain and grief. The web page also houses a guide to healing from traumatic grief by Métis doctor, Janet Smylie, director of the Well Living House.

Following the film, there will discussion and question and answer with:

Audrey Huntley is a paralegal, storyteller, and co-founder of No More Silence working with other Indigenous women, trans and two-spirit people. “Not Just Another Case: When Your Loved One Has Gone Missing or Been Murdered” was created to empower Indigenous community members and provide alternatives to the mainstream institutions that fail them.

Terri Monture (via zoom) is a Kanien’kehá:ka Wolf Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River. Terri is an advocate and interviewee in the film.

Battered Women’s Support Services Indigenous Women’s Program offers services run by Indigenous women for Indigenous women. The Indigenous Women’s Program’s currently offers support programs and groups at BWSS and in partnership with other organizations. We are healing from the trauma of colonization, the effects and inter-generational effects of residential school, the loss of our children, and living life in a patriarchal society. By using holistic practices through traditional medicines and ceremonies, we are reclaiming our rightful roles as strong Indigenous women in our community, finding our voices a stand strong in our power.

Find out more about our Indigenous Women’s Program here.

#Race And Femicide
#RaceAndFemicide will offer a conversation among organizers and leaders addressing gendered and racialized violence in our communities.
 

Date and time: Thu, April 14, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT

Location: Online event, register here

Women of color live at the crossroads of racial and gendered oppression, with dire consequences.

Join us for a conversation among organizers and leaders addressing gendered and racialized violence in our communities.

Our Executive Director Angela Marie MacDougall will join the panel to talk about our work at Battered Women’s Support Services at the intersections of race and femicide in Canada. 

#RaceAndFemicide will ground us on the roots of femicide, as well as its present day manifestations. Participants will also explore steps we can take as a collective society to find transformative solutions that do not perpetuate violence and further criminalize people, but rather get to the root causes of femicide.

Register online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raceand-femicide-tickets-310495569607