May 21st, 2019

Presentation on Indigenous racism set for McKillop


By Mabell, Dave on March 12, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

Racist attitudes have been cited as one of the issues facing southern Albertans. But how common is it?

That’s the question being explored by three southern Alberta women. They will share their findings during a March 20 presentation at McKillop United Church.

Melodie Bastien, Nadine Eagle Child and Jean Old Shoes have looked into “the reality of the racist experience for Indigenous people” today.

They created a group, Apiistamiiks, to provide opportunities for Indigenous people who have experienced racism to speak up about it.

And they’ve asked those who have been on the receiving end – what can they do about it?

Presented by the congregation’s Justice, Peace and Social Action Committee, the public forum will be held at 7 p.m. in the Lane Lounge.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a simple “soup for supper,” by donation.

McKillop is located at 15 Avenue and 24 Street South.

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