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Film Night: Rematriating Mi'kmaq Feminine Perspectives with Terrellyn Fearn
Film Night: Rematriating Mi'kmaq Feminine Perspectives with Terrellyn Fearn

Fri, Jun 28

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Virtual Film Night

Film Night: Rematriating Mi'kmaq Feminine Perspectives with Terrellyn Fearn

Join Debb Freedman as she presents a lecture by Terrellyn Fearn, who speaks on “(Re)Awakening the Learning Spirit: Rematriating Mi'kmaq Feminine Perspectives” in this lecture for the Land Peace Foundation, the Wabanaki Institute, the University of Maine and the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation.

Time & Location

Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Virtual Film Night

About the event

Terrellyn Fearn speaks on “Re)Awakening the Learning Spirit: Rematriating Mi'kmaq Feminine Perspectives” in this lecture for the Land Peace Foundation, the Wabanaki Institute, the University of Maine, and the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation.

Terrellyn Fearn is Snake Clan, and a member of Glooscap First Nation in Mi’kma’ki. As Co-Director of Turtle Island Institute, she brings wisdom and understanding of Indigenous well-being and community building through rematriation and Indigenous ways of knowing. Terrellyn has extensive experience

decolonizing programs, Indigenizing practice, and facilitating healing through this lens. Her work over the last 25 years has focused on advancing social justice and systems change in the area of health, gender-based violence, education, and healing. She is privileged to have worked with over 340 rural and urban Indigenous communities throughout Turtle Island. In 2017, she was the Director of Outreach and Support Services for the Canadian National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and led a 2.5-year process for family members and survivors of violence to share their truth. She sits on the Indigenous Advisory Circle for the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime focused on the decolonization of the Canadian criminal justice system.

The Land Peace Foundation was founded by Sherri Mitchell and provides consultation and educational programs related to Indigenous land guardianship, land and water protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge.

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