Dangerous Dames: Stories of Indigenous Women Standing Up and Speaking Out

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday, July 28th, 7-9 PM

Superheroes exist all around us, disguised as mothers, daughters and friends. In conjunction with the exhibition When Raven Became Spider  which re-imagines Indigenous stories using popular comic book imagery, blurring the line between oral and graphic storytelling, this Storytelling event aims to reframe the notion of power and indigenous women.

Confirmed Storytellers:

Sherry Lawson: Opening remarks by Sherry Lawson. Sherry is a member of Mnjikaning First Nation, mother, grandmother, volunteer, storyteller, author and former cultural services director for Chippewas of Rama First Nation.

 

Becky Big Canoe: Becky Big Canoe is a Water Walker and water advocate, a mother of two and grandmother of two, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, and a woman who has journeyed on foot around Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching carrying a copper kettle full of water to raise money in support of healthy lakes.

 

Kim Desmoulin: Kim Desmoulin coordinates the Ambe Tigadaw Garden Collective project at the Orillia Native Women's Group. Through her work she advocates for a sustainable collaborative approach to food security. Between the partner agencies, Ambe Tigedaw reaches well over 100 First Nation, Metis, and Inuit families in Simcoe County and hundreds more individuals.

 

This is a ticketed event, spots are limited.
To purchase tickets, please click Buy tikcets on the left hand side of this page, call OMAH at 705-326-2159 or visit the front desk. 

Member: $10 + HST
Non-member: $15 + HST


Part of the proceeds to support the Orillia Native Women’s Group