Indigenous History - Becoming an Ally
February 24, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Teresa Edwards is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec. Her ceremonial name is Young Fire Woman, a name that she strives to fulfill through her work as an International Human Rights Lawyer. Teresa is a mother to three amazing souls – Ashley, Dakota, and Derek, and the grandmother (Giju) to Alivia and Avery, who all inspire her to work towards bringing equity to Indigenous Peoples by improving socio-economic conditions and their overall well-being. For over 30 years, she has been a strong advocate for Indigenous Peoples by championing changes in programs, policy, and legislation from within government and while working with National Indigenous Organizations such as the Assembly of First Nations, Native Women’s Association of Canada, and from within her own legal practice.
Teresa has been the Executive Director and In-House Legal Counsel for the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) for 4 1/2 years. The LHF is a national Indigenous-led charitable organization founded in 2000 with the goal of educating and raising awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts from the Residential and Day School System, Sixties Scoop, and other colonial acts of oppression.
In our workshop, Teresa will provide an overview of Indigenous history, specifically of the Residential and Day School System, the Sixties Scoop and other colonial acts of oppression. Teresa will also discuss the impacts of this oppression on Indigenous Peoples today. Finally, she will provide suggestions on how to be an ally and address racism and discrimination and what you can do to support Reconciliation in Canada.
Registration closes February 23rd at 4:00 p.m.
REIBC acknowledges the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia