Disability Justice / Disability Justice In Indigenous Ceremony
A No More Silence / Centre for Independent Living Collaboration
No More Silence partnered with the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) on an exciting Disability Justice project. Led by Elder, Wanda Whitebird we held zoom meetings with Indigenous community members who experience challenges and barriers when attempting to access cultural and ceremonial spaces in order to develop guidelines to increase the accessibility of these spaces. Participants with lived experience of access needs and/or who have experienced barriers related to physical, mobility, sensory (sight and hearing), intellectual, developmental, mental health, or trauma joined us and provided their insight and recommendations on addressing the ableism they face. Below you will find the transcripts of the three zoom meetings we held in March 2021.
New Worlds - Disability Justice In Indigenous Ceremony
We acknowledge the women, families and communities who have been doing this organizing themselves for decades, especially when police and governments have failed to acknowledge, listen or act despite Indigenous women, Two Spirit and Trans people that have continued to disappear or be murdered. Generations of work have brought us to where we are and continue to teach us how we must work forward in achieving justice together.