“Indigenous Women and Peacebuilding” with Sara General

 
Oct282019
“Indigenous Women and Peacebuilding” with Sara General
Start Date:
Oct 28 - 9:00 am
End Date:
Oct 28 - 3:00 pm

Description

Workshop Description

This workshop will explore aspects of Haudenosaunee matriarchal society, and discuss how the roles and participation of Indigenous women in Haudenosaunee civilizations is an enactment and embodiment of peacebuilding. This workshop also explores how Haudenosaunee civilization is structured upon equity and equality of all, which is a critical element of how peacebuilding may be implemented today. Themes of connectedness, dialogue, acceptance, peace, love, and transformation in Hodinohsó:ni cultural stories will also be discussed.

 

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to understand and make connections to present day peacebuilding efforts by learning about and discussing:

  • Women’s roles in Hodinohsó:ni narratives, including the Creation Story, the Gayenshragowa, The Story of the Fatherless Boy, and Ganohonyohk
  • Roles, duties and responsibilities within Haudenosaunee society
  • Haudenosaunee philosophies of acceptance and non-interference
  • The values and principles of a Haudenosaunee matriarchal society
  • Understanding oppression and marginalization
  • Moving towards liberation and empowerment

Dates: Monday, October 28, 2019

Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Seneca Room, Six Nations campus (2160 Fourth Line Road, Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0)

Workshop Fee: $50.00 (includes morning refreshments and catered lunch)


Registration

  • Complete your registration form online by clicking on the workshop of choice or by clicking on the workshop from the Events page. 
  • Registrations are not considered complete until workshop fees are paid. See Payments section for how to pay your workshop fee. 
  • Students must be 18 years or older to register. 
  • Limited spaces are available within each of the classes

Payments

  • Payment must be received 3 business days after registration to reserve your seat within the class.
  • Students can pay their workshop fee at the Six Nations Campus reception office. Cash, credit, and debit are accepted.
  • Payment can be made by phone by calling the Six Nations reception office with a credit card or Visa Debit.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
  • Refund requests must be made by contacting Stevie.Jonathan@snpolytechnic.com before the workshop date. Refund requests will not be honoured after the workshop date(s).  

Workshop Agenda

Time

Topic

Objectives

Readings/Assignments

9:00

Opening

Ganohonyok and brief translation

 

9:15

Review of agenda

 

 

9:30

Women in the Hodinohsó:ni Creation Story

 

Exploring the roles of women in the Hodinohso:ni Creation Story

Exploring the importance of kinship and familial connections

Presentation:

Selected Excerpts:

  • The Myth of the Earthgrasper

 

10:30

Break (10 min)

10:45

Jikonsaseh and the Gayenseragowa

Exploring the participation of Haudenosaunee women in peacebuilding processes

Exploring expected roles, responsibiliites & duties of Haudenosaunee citizens

Presentation:

Selected Excerpts:

  • Concerning the League
  • Video Clip: Roles & Responsibilities of Chiefs & Clanmothers

12:00

Lunch (60 mins)

1:00

The Indian Act

The Introduction of Western Patriarchy

Real property rights on Reserves in Canada

The over-representation of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls

Readings:

  • I Give You Back: Indigenous Women Writing to Survive
  • Introduction to Indigenous Women: The State of Our Nations

2:00

Break (10 min)

2:10

Ongoing Empowerment

The roots of feminism and the strength of Indigenous women

Guarding peace and restoring balance

Goodmindedness in action

Readings:

  • Political Outsider and Lawbreaker

 

3:00

Closing

Ganohonyok

 

 

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