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Considerations for Meaningful Collaboration: A Conversation with Indigenous Elders
This Special Event invites individuals and organizations to learn from Indigenous Elders on building meaningful collaboration in a respectful and culturally-informed manner to support efforts to end gender-based violence.

First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Elders will provide guidance on their roles relevant to their communities including their responsibilities to share and protect Indigenous ways of knowing.

This Special Event will have ASL interpretation and English closed-captioning.

Mar 28, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Elder Norma Jacobs
Gae Ho Hwako Norma Jacobs is of the Wolf clan in the Cayuga Nation of the Great Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Gae Ho Hwako is her Ongwehowe name. It means ancestral females holding the canoe before me, and it positions her in an ancestral line of great women of the Wolf clan. She has been given the responsibilities in the canoe of empowering herself, family, community, Nation and Confederacy.
Elder Naulaq LeDrew
Born & raised in Apex Hill, Nunavut, Naulaq LeDrew is Inuk and was brought up with 8 siblings and many cousins. During her formative years in Apex Hill, Naulaq learned from her family how to live traditionally, developing a deep respect for the land and all that it provides that is grounded in Inuit knowledge and understandings. Naulaq has supported the Urban Inuit community in Toronto for many years and has been elected to be an Inuit community knowledge keeper.
Elder Gloria Thomson
A proud Metis woman with roots in the Northwest Manitoba region, Gloria was not aware of her Metis roots until well into adulthood, a product of the shame and secrecy of generations of her people. She is the mother of two grown daughters and one grandchild. She is presently engaged by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at University of Western Ontario, as Elder for Metis students.