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Monday, February 3, 2014

Bringing you your Weekly Event Postings.....


February 4, 2014- 7pm-8:30pm-An Evening with Award Winning Photojournalist Garth Lenz-The True Cost of Oil. Come hear award-winning photojournalist Garth Lenz speak about the True Cost of Oil. This free event is co-presented by Environmental Defence Canada and Toronto Taking place at 100 St. George Street, Sidney Smith Hall University of Toronto

February 4, 2014-9pm-2am- ANDPVA Presents-The Red Revue featuring Derek Miller, hosted by Cheri Maracle
Open Mic starts at 9:15 p.m.
Derek Miller 10:45 p.m.
The Rivoli
334 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

For Open Mic, email Rich Hunter, Development Manager

For Membership, email Millie Knapp, Executive Director

Wednesday February 12, 2014-6pm-9pm Muskrat Magazine, Toronto & York Region Métis Council, and The Sound of My Heart Collective present:

Honouring Indigenous Women Booklaunch & Fundraiser
Hearts of Nations - Vol. 2

Featuring Readings from Guest Writers:
Angela Mashford - Pringle
Cristina Lai
Tera Beaulieu
Zainab Amadahy
Faith Turner

Special Guest Speaker:
Audrey Huntley, co-founder of No More Silence will discuss the new community run database documenting violent deaths of Indigenous women/Two-Spirit and Trans people

Also featuring Hand Drum Group (tba)

Come join us at the newly opened Toronto Birth Centre for an evening to honour Indigenous women. Light refreshments will be served. Families welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Donated proceeds go towards Drummers & Community-Run Database - Event is FREE!!

Friday February 14, 2014-12:30pm-1:30pm- 9th Annual Strawberry Ceremony in Honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Those Who Have Died Violent Deaths by Colonialism:

Strawberry Ceremony with Wanda Whitebird begins at 12:30 Police Headquarters 40 College Street at Bay, Toronto

Community Feast catered by NaMeRes at the 519 Church Street Community Centre; 519 Church Street following the rally.

Please leave your agency and organizations signs and banners at home and make some in honour of women who have died instead.

Tokens will be available at the rally.

March 19 and 20, 2014  from 9 AM to 4 PM- The Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) is holding a two day Symposium at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road.

The two-day symposium offers participants a thorough introduction to the essentials
of community-based research (CBR) with urban Aboriginal peoples. Topics will
focus on best practices for research development, design and dissemination,
plus highlight strategies for putting policies and principles into practice.

Who should attend: the symposium is designed to provide an Indigenous
perspective on conducting research with urban Aboriginal peoples and is
intended for students, academics, policy-makers, and government agencies.

Cost: Full rate - $350.00 / Student rate - $300.00

Fee includes lunch, refreshments and materials

Speakers include:   

 Dr. Amanda Sheppard - The Hospital for Sick Children

              Dr. Janet Smylie - St. Michael's Hospital

            Randy Jackson and Doe O'Brien - Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
            Dr. Margaret Robinson - Centre for Addictions and Mental Health
            Bernice Downey - The Well Living House

            Rebeka Tabobondung - Indigenous Knowledge Network

Participants will gain a better understanding of the steps to initiating
research with Aboriginal peoples, communities and agencies as well as
develop tangible skills for working with Indigenous ethical research
frameworks, specifically the:

*        Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving
Humans; Chapter 9 - Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis
Peoples of Canada; the
*        First Nations Information Governance Committee's Principles of OCAP:
Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession; and the
*        Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centre's USAI Research
Framework: Utility, Self-Voicing, Access, and Inter-rationality. 

Who should attend: the symposium is designed to provide an Indigenous
perspective on conducting research with urban Aboriginal peoples and is
intended for students, academics, policy-makers, and government agencies.

A limited number of complimentary seats are available to Aboriginal students
or Elders. Contact us for details.

Registration:  <>

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