TALL Lecture Series: Mino-bimaadiziwin as the Organizing Principle of Social Justice--Women, Water and Resistance
Starting Wednesday, November 3, our fall/winter TALL Thunder Bay series explore the dilemma of Climate ACTION: What/Now? Five Canadian experts will join us to discuss what climate action is and what we can do as a society in the face of a climate crisis.
Time: 9:30 am to 11:15 am
Price: $59 (plus HST)
Vicki M.R. Monague
Wednesday, Nov. 24
What are Anishinaabe philosophies about protecting the Earth? How do these philosophies apply to our current climate change situation? What role do Anishinaabe women have in climate justice? In this session, Vicki will explain the fundamental Anishinaabe feminist philosophies juxtaposed to western capitalist thought with respect to the global climate change crisis. Using the example of the Stop Dump Site 41 movement, Vicki will provide a collaborative model of resistance and change, in hopes that we can continue to create the systemic change needed to protect, extend and preserve life for all beings in Creation.
Vicki M. R. Monague is a Bodwewadami-Ojibwe Anishinabe Kwe from Beausoleil First Nation, Ontario. As an activist in local, national, and international water movements and Indigenous liberation for over ten years, she has won multiple awards including being a co-recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion. She is most remembered for her lead role in a water source protection movement, which successfully stopped the development of a landfill on a pristine aquifer where she personally faced a lawsuit, injunction & criminal charges for starting a blockade. She is a former Water Commissioner for the Union of Ontario Indians, a former member of the Mayor’s Committee for Low Water Levels (Town of Midland), and a former Councillor for Beausoleil First Nation. She is currently a Graduate Research Assistant and Master of Education Candidate at Lakehead University.