Join us for a live event! Guest Speaker Jeanette Corbiere-Lavell

Monday October 17th 2016, 9:00 am – 9:30 am


UPDATE: Watch this live event here. Tweet your questions in with #CDNcraft or #scdsblive


As part of our #CDNcraft project, Julie Balen from Wikwemikong High School has coordinated a live, virtual guest speaker. Jeanette Corbiere-Lavell will share her story about fighting for rights as a woman and as a First Nations person. She will reflect on her observations about how Canada has changed during her lifetime.

Dr. Corbiere-Lavell, a member of the Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation, is best known for the Lavell Case, which challenged the Indian Act before the Supreme Court of Canada after she lost her Indian status by marrying a non-Native in 1970. Her failed challenge inspired a later case with Mary Two-Axe Early that brought the issue of status removal to the United Nations International Human Rights Commission. In 1985, the Indian Act was amended to remove the discriminatory clauses against native women.

Source: Manitoulin Expositor Jul 13, 2016

Please read the article linked above for more information about Jeanette.

Jeanette will be in the Wikwemikong classes and we will join them by Google Hangout on Air (like a Skype call with video and audio). We have a limited number of extra spots within our Google Hangout for classes who want to join us. You just need a computer with microphone and webcam (they are usually built in). Please contact Jaclyn Calder, if you want to participate. I will help you connect.

Classes can also join by just watching the event (not joining right in). On Monday morning this page will include a window to watch the event.

The event is targeted to grades 7 – 12.

Please contact Jaclyn Calder if you have any questions.

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