Caroline Ennis, organizer of the 1979 Tobique Women’s March to Ottawa, delivered a talk on how she and other Wolastoqiyik women of Tobique First Nation organized to stop gender discrimination in the Indian Act on March 31. The talk is now available for viewing here.
Caroline Ennis was a student at St. Thomas University when she organized a historical march from Tobique to Ottawa to end gender discrimination in the Indian Act in 1979. The organizing by the Tobique women is documented in Enough is Enough: Aboriginal Women Speak Out by Janet Silman (Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press).
What is a tertulia? A tertulia can be described as a kind of philosophy café where participants talk about big thinkers, artists and ideas. This winter, Tertulias Fredericton has put together a series on activists and social movements that have shaped our lives and allowed us to imagine a better future.
Tertulias Fredericton is supported by the NB Media Co-op, publisher of videos of the Tertulia talks, the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network, RAVEN, book publishers Fernwood, Between the Lines, Verso and Canadian Scholars | Women’s Press.
April 14 – Jason MacLean, Assistant Professor of Law, University of New Brunswick, on Greta Thunberg, #FridaysForFuture and the Lessons of Youth Climate Activism.
April 28 – Leslie Kern, Associate Professor in Geography and Environment at Mount Allison University, on the Feminist City (Verso/Between the Lines).