Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitorship (DNB)
Our 2013-14 Dame Nita Barrow Visitor is Wanda Nanibush!
Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinabe-kwe Idle No More Toronto organizer. She has organized rallies, candle-lit marches, rounddances, concerts, symposia, teach-ins, water ceremonies, and more. A founding member and strategist for Idle No More Toronto, Nanibush has spoken about Indigenous rights, women's leadership, and Indigenous-Canadian State relations for universities such as the University of Toronto, McMaster, Trent University, and arts and culture organizations such as Mayworks, Theatre Centre, Engineers Without Borders, and Non-Profit Sector Network. She has organized teach-ins on subjects like treaties, Nation-to-Nation relationships, Wampums, the Indian Act, and strategies of resistance.
On November 12th, Wanda gave the 16th annual community-wide DNB lecture on
“Idle No More: Histories of Indigenous Women's Resistance”
7--9pm at the George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto.
Introduced by Tanya Senk, Métis / Cree / Anishinabe-kwe
Aboriginal Education, TDSB
Reception to follow.
Video of the lecture: