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Continuing the Dialogue on Reconciliation

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Thank You Winnipeg On April 27th, we welcomed 345 folks to Local to Global 2016 with Ellen Gabriel. Ellen Gabriel spoke passionately about how important it is for women to be part of the decision making, at the community and national level. The effects that continue to this day of the Residential Schools. And especially how colonialism and attitude have affected First Nations and that this is no longer acceptable. The early history of what women have contributed was acknowledged. It …

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Rebecca Deng: Singing for Hope for South Sudan

In All Posts, Gender by Christie McLeod3 Comments

 A single parent. A human rights student at the University of Winnipeg. Working to pay the bills. AND creating a centre on the other side of the world. All in a day’s work for Rebecca Deng.  Three weeks ago, I received an email from a colleague about an upcoming concert, “Winnipeg is Singing for Hope.” I was intrigued to hear that the proceeds were allocated towards a Winnipeg Women’s Resource Centre in Bor, South Sudan. The fact that I hadn’t …