SPEAKER: Muriel Stanley-Venne - Violence Against Aboriginal Women
Violence Against Aboriginal Women
The GPRC Speakers Series is proud to present a free public lecture by nationally acclaimed Aboriginal and human rights activist, Muriel Stanley-Venne. As President and founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, she works tirelessly and lends her expertise on the issues confronting Aboriginal Women. Her many achievements have been recognized by numerous groups and organizations within Canada. Most recently, she was inducted into the Order of Canada and also received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case - an award that honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of life for women in Canada.
Ms. Stanley-Venne's visit to Grande Prairie is being hosted by GPRC, City of Grande Priaire, Family and Community Support Services, and the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre Campus Outreach.
December 6hth is also the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada in commemoration of the anniversary of the death of 14 young women who were tragically killed on Dec. 6, 1989 at the l’École Polytechnique in Montréal , simply because of their gender.