WINGS #37-16 Memee (Dr. Dawn Memee Lavelle-Harvard)
Native women's multi-generational struggles in Canada
Uploaded: 1 Jan, 2017
Recording Date: 1 Jan, 2017
Recording Location: Toronto, Denman Island
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: nonprofit use only
Program Title: WINGS #37-16 Memee (Dr. Dawn Memee Lavelle-Harvard)
Description: In 1971, IN 1971, Janette Lavelle filed suit against a 19th century law that violated native women's human rights in Canada. Her daughter continues the story in a 2016 speech to the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Dr. Dawn Memee Lavelle-Harvard is a proud member of the Wikwemikong First Nation, the first Aboriginal Trudeau Scholar, and has worked to advance the rights of Aboriginal women as the President of the Ontario Native Women's Association and the Native Women's Association of Canada. She has three daughters. She co-edited the books “Until Our Hearts Are on the Ground: Aboriginal Mothering, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth” and “Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery."
Credits: Recorded and edited by Frieda Werden. Thanks to MIRCI and Memee Lavelle-Harvard for permission.
Society and Culture > SexualityType: Weekly Program
Politics > Feminism
Politics > Activism
Society and Culture > Childhood
Society and Culture > Racism
Politics > First Nations
Society and Culture > Women