Ask Women Anything - Beyond the 150

Ask Women Anything is back for the fall 2017 series! 

Due to the popularity of our panel discussions, Media Action presents a new panel: a discussion Beyond the 150. Based on indigenous views of the Canada 150 celebrations, we have brought together four fantastic women to share their thoughts on the realities beyond the 150. Come eat, drink, and have great conversation with some of Ottawa's finest... this is your chance to ask them anything!

See their bios below:

GABRIELLE FAYANT: originates from Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Alberta and identifies as a proud Metis woman, a woman of Lii Michif Otipemisiwak. Currently living in Ottawa, ON, the traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples, Gabrielle has worked with a number of national, provincial and local Indigenous and youth serving organizations, groups and councils. She has worked in various capacities for organizations such as the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF), Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), Metis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) Infinite Reach Program, KAIROS Canada, and the Circle’s Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Program (OYIPP). Gabrielle is currently working as an Independant Youth Advisor to the Minister of Crown-indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett.

Inspired by the Idle No More Movement in 2012, Gabrielle along with a team of Indigenous youth began an initiative called Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) that supported youth through cultural events and celebrations and developed an empowerment program called ReachUp! North. For her commitment and work over the years, Gabrielle was honoured with the 2015 Indspire Metis Youth Award and the 2016 JS Woodsworth Individual Leadership Award. Gabrielle is also the co-host and producer of the Michif Hour on CKCU-FM, a radio how that talks about Metis history and contemporary realities while spotlighting Metis artists, past and present.

DARA WAWATIE-CHABOT: is an Indigenous student studying Political Science at the University of Ottawa. She works part-time as a public servant, and works and volunteers on her own time with Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people alike in various settings. She was elected as the National Youth Chair for Equal Voice and spends her time trying to engage and empower other youth to involve themselves in politics.

AMY EDE: A writer living in Ottawa, Amy Ede was raised divorced from her First Nations culture and in an urban setting. Former Director of Communications at the Native Women's Association of Canada, she brings a strong perspective to approaching the intersectional marginalization that affects the lives of Indigenous women.

Oct 26, 2017
7pm - 8pm
Bar Robo