Lecture by Lee Maracle: There is a direct connection between violence against the earth and violence against women: looking to the past to restore our future.
Lee Maracle is a writer, activist and performer from the Stó:lō nation located in the area now known as British Columbia. She is currently the Aboriginal Writer-in-Residence for First Nations House, and an instructor in the Aboriginal Studies Department at the University of Toronto. Lee is one of the founders of the En’owkin International School of Writing in Penticton, BC, and Cultural Director of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto. She mentors young people on personal and cultural healing and reclamation. (from CBC 8th Fire)
For more info about Lee Maracle and her books: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/…
Also, an open appeal from Lee Maracle to save the Aboriginal Arts and Mentorship Program: http://ipsmo.wordpress.com/2012/08/26….
This lecture is part of First Voices! First Women Speak! teach-in and community gathering hosted by KAIROS Canada and IPSMO.