The BC Assembly of First Nation (BCAFN) will be hosting our 2nd Women’s Dialogue Session on November 1-2, 2017 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort, located in Sts’ailes territory. The session is intended bring together female Chiefs, councilors, elected tribal leadership, and those in leadership positions within our communities to dialogue around priorities and strategic approaches with respect to advocating and advancing the well-being of Indigenous women and girls. Our aim is to promote healthy families, communities and nations through engagement, activism, and advocacy.
We invite you to join us in working towards the empowerment of women and providing a safe and supportive space to bring our strong voices together to share in our vision for our women, girls and children. We would like to continue the dialogue from our March 2017 session and finalize the BC Indigenous Women’s Declaration. Join us on November 1 & 2 and be sure to bring your drum and any songs you would like to share!
BCAFN is pleased to reimburse travel costs for one delegate from each First Nation to attend this event. Please note hotel rooms will be billed directly to BCAFN.
Agenda Highlights Include:
Terri Henry, Cherokee: Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Terri has played a key role in developing and strategizing the grassroots movement addressing violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. She has studied and worked at the United Nations both in New York and Geneva, and advocated for the human rights of indigenous peoples and is in support of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other international instruments.
Teara Fraser, Métis / Cree: Teara traveled to Africa and while in a small airplane for the very first time, as she accelerated down the runway her ‘heart came to life’. She returned to Canada to fly her first solo flight a few months later. Within one year her Commercial Pilot’s Licence was in hand. Teara will be supporting the meeting by hosting an interactive dialogue breakout to assist participants in exploring what leadership/warriorship means, how we stand up for ourselves and others and how to exercise and use these life skills in our everyday life.
Please phone Harrison Hot Springs Resort directly to book your room: Phone Toll Free: 800-663-2266, at prompts press 2 for group reservations and quote “BCAFN Women’s Dialogue Session” Reservations Direct Fax: 604-796-3682
For more information: please visit our website at www.bcafn.ca or contact Maureen Buchan via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 1-250-377-5418