Recognizing the Resilience of Indigenous Women and the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community (IRA1-E30)

Product code: IRA1-E30

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May 03, 2024


1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET)

English with interpretation in French. Sign Language interpretation (ASL, LSQ) and Communication access real-time translation (CART) services will be provided in both official languages.

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2 hours



All public servants at all levels; open to the general public



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May 5th marks the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, also known as Red Dress Day. It serves as an important opportunity to recognize and address the violence faced by Indigenous women and girls, including members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Canada.

This thought-provoking event features a diverse panel of invited guests who will share their individual narratives, journeys, experiences and efforts to conquer adversity within their respective communities.

Participants will gain insights into the challenges facing Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQIA+ People in Canada with a focus on resilience and personal strength needed to surmount ongoing obstacles, such as injustice, trauma and violence.


  • Charlotte Nolin, 2SLGBTQIA+ Métis Elder
  • Anachnid, Oji-Cree Artist, Winner of the 2021 Félix Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year
  • Lori Marchand, Member of the Syilx First Nation and Managing Director, Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre
  • Dr. Savannah Howse, Métis Veterinarian, star of the APTN show Wild Rose Vet
  • Dene Guillas, 2SLGBTQIA+ Educator, School Equity & Inclusion Coordinator at Rainbow Resource Centre
  • Nikki Komaksiutiksak, Inuk artist, Founding member and chief executive officer to Tunngasugit Inc.


  • Cassidy Caron, President, Métis National Council
Date modified: 2024-02-15