logo: International Women's DayA roundtable will explore issues facing Indigenous women and girls, March 7 on the UWindsor campus.

Justice for Indigenous women and girls subject of roundtable discussion

A roundtable of First Nations and Métis women in Windsor will discuss issues facing women and girls in their communities, Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Winclare Auditorium, Vanier Hall.

In “Living Truth and Reconciliation,” they will explore questions that include: What role can education play in addressing these issues? How can non-Indigenous feminists work as allies with Indigenous communities to address these issues?

Featured panelists are:

  • Mona Stonefish, Anishinaabe elder;
  • Theresa Sims, Upper Mohawk, Turtle Clan, elder for South West Detention Centre, elder for Two-Spirit community in Windsor region;
  • Katie Baltzer, Métis student attending UWindsor;
  • Beth Cook, Anishinaabe Kwe, member of Bkejwanong First Nation;
  • Terri Fletcher, UWindsor Aboriginal student, member of Missanabie Cree First Nation Northern Ontario; and
  • Kimm Ghostkeeper, Anishinaabe Kwe;
  • with moderator Cara Fabre, a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. 

The event, presented by the Friends of Women’s Studies in observance of International Women’s Day, is free and open to the public.