Dene Nahjo is currently working on an exciting and innovative initiative. Our first Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Gathering to take place in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories November 12-15, 2014.
This compelling new gathering will bring together established and emerging Indigenous women from across the circumpolar world for a series of workshops and panel discussions on leadership. It will allow emerging leaders to connect with established ones to develop mentoring relationships.
Women leaders in many Arctic Indigenous communities are not recognized or respected for their leadership roles. All too often, women are discouraged or barred from entering high-profile jobs or political roles. Colonization has left many Arctic Indigenous communities with a patriarchal legacy of disrespecting women that tolerates and even condones violence against women and girls.
Indigenous women leaders will come together at the gathering to discuss leadership in all of its manifestations along with barriers to Indigenous women in leadership, and to share success stories and experiences that can serve as templates for positive change.
To find about more about this gathering, check out the website for it: http://www.indigenousgathering.com/