International Women's Day


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18 CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY International Women's Day is a time to reflect upon the roles women play in our world. For many, it's a time to celebrate hard-fought advancements in human rights over the last few centuries, but this isn't the case for all women – particularly Indigenous women. Survivors and Knowledge Keepers reveal a different history. Over the last few centuries colonial systems have stripped the long-held and respected matriarchal leadership role from Indigenous women. Oral histories that support this, and other truths, continue to be revealed by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION TRUTHS FROM THE SURVIVORS CIRCLE CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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