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Activist Communique: Aboriginal Missing & Murdered Women Awareness Conference

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Aboriginal Missing & Murdered Women Awareness Conference

Thursday March 3 - Friday March 4, 2011

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Native Canadian Centre Toronto

16 Spadina Road, Toronto

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto invites everyone to attend our Aboriginal Missing & Murdered Women Awareness Conference. Throughout the two day conference we will be providing awareness and prevention workshops with our participants.

There is no charge for the conference, but to reserve your spot you must register with Reception at the Native Canadian Centre either by calling 416-964-9087 or emailing [email protected]

Thursday March 3, 2011

9:00 - 9:30
Opening Prayer
Honour Song
Welcoming
Remarks
Special Musical Performance
Resource People - Jacqui Lavelley - Elder, Red Spirit Singers, Larry Frost - Executive Director, Cultural Department of the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Cameron Monkman, A.K.A. Unkle Fester
9:30 - 10:30 Missing & Murdered Women: Speaker - Amber O'Hara
10:30 - 10:45 Nutrition Break - Opportunity for Networking
10:45 - 12:00 Success Story and Challenges: Speaker - Angel Wolfe
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00 - 2:30 Lost in the Dark: Speaker
2:30 - 4:00 Missing and Murders People Laws: Speaker - Toronto Police Services

Friday March 4, 2011

9:00 - 9:30
Opening Prayer by Jacqui Lavelley
Honour Song by Red Spirit Singers
9:30 - 10:30
Alley walking;
Abusive relationships;
Legal devises that one can carry for protection;
Reporting Stalkers;
Workshops presented by: Toronto Police Service- Kim Turner and Darryl Morrison
10:30 - 10:45 Nutrition Break - Opportunity for Networking
10:45 - 12:00 Internet Chat Lines
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00 - 2:00 Self-defense techniques;
Basic Self Defense
-Escaping grabs and holds
-Strategic offenses in confined and open quarters
-Weapons of opportunity and
-Safe and Responsible use of commercially available self-defense items [ie: dog spray]
Conflict Avoidance
-De-escalation
-Awareness of your environment
-Monitoring warning signs of aggression and assessment of potential violence
-Verbal self-defense, direct communication and empowering language British
2:00 - 4:00 Website Link

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