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December 18, 2020

Indigenous Disability and Sovereignty Discussion

Hosted by Disability Justice Network of Ontario

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

We would like to bring forward a discussion on the intersection of Inclusivity and Indigenous Sovereignty.
About this Event

As the Disability Justice Network of Ontario continues to create an inclusive future, We would like to bring forward a discussion on the intersection of Inclusivity and Indigenous Sovereignty, as well as the process of advocating for the rights of Indigenous peoples.

We thrive to work in solidarity by upholding Indigenous rights and provide an inclusive perspective on the challenges of being Indigenous with disabilities.

River Holland-Valade (they/ them) is Anishinaabe, Métis, Ukranian and Black (African Diaspora). They will talk about “Disability and Indigenous Sovereignty.” They have been involved in the Hamilton urban Indigenous community since 2018 and currently works as a peer support worker for Aboriginal Health. They have had numerous experiences advocating for their rights to inclusion and are here to share their insights on ways to improve the way disabled individuals are treated in various spaces of community. We will also discuss the history of Indigenous Health in Canada and how it still affects indigenous and non-indigenous communities with acquiring accurate healthcare and validated. With this conversation, we hope to achieve an understanding of the challenges that Indigenous persons with disabilities face throughout their life.

Speaker: River Holland-Valade
Interviewer: Athalia-Shanice Green

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ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided for this event.