McGill’s First Peoples' House, Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, Participatory Cultures Lab, and the McCord Museum are pleased to announce STILL DANCING, a free public event in support of a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Indigenous women in land now called Canada.
Still Dancing includes the screening of Matt Smiley’s documentary Highway of Tears, followed by a panel discussion that leads to a conversation with the audience. Panel discussants include special guests and family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
October 28, 2015
Opening Ceremony at 6:00pm
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC H3A 1E9
Narrated by Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly), Highway of Tears is an important story about the many disappearances and deaths of young, mostly Aboriginal women along northern British Columbia’s Highway 16. Over 1,000 Indigenous women in Canada have vanished or been murdered since the 1960s. Through the moving personal stories of the victims, director Matt Smiley investigates the systemic problems that contribute to these women’s fates, why so many of their cases go unsolved, and how we must speak up for those who no longer can.
The panel discussion includes a presentation by Dr. Dawn Lavell Harvard, (President, Native Women’s Association of Canada). Dr. Harvard will moderate a panel of special guests: Delilah Saunders (sister of Loretta Saunders), Gladys Radek (aunt of Tamara Lynn Chipman and founder of Tears4Justice), Matt Smiley (filmmaker), and Megan Kanerahtenháwi Whyte (Indigenous Young Women's National Council). TV McGill will film the discussion among panelists and with the audience.
Many thanks to our partners and sponsors: McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Indigenous Access McGill; also from Concordia University: School of Community and Public Affairs and First Peoples Studies Program.