Sexualized Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

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Dr. Lisa Monchalin
Awareness and Prevention of Sexualized Violence Against
Indigenous Women and Girls:
Dismantling and Deconstructing Colonial Constructs
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 4:30 – 6:00PM
Diamond Alumni Centre
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Indigenous women in Canada are hypersexualized through all facets of western media and culture stemming from imperial colonial legacies. These ideas and misrepresentations have permeated institutions, infused today’s value systems, and have become embedded in western media and culture.

It is argued that this sexualization is tied to extreme levels of violence and victimization affecting Indigenous women today. In this presentation, the dominant western narratives are deconstructed,
challenged, and re-evaluated in an effort to raise awareness, examine solutions, and explore possibilities for next steps forward. It is argued that Indigenous women are a driving force for change.
Many are raising awareness and empowering communities through cultural reclamation, acts of resurgence, and self-expression through art, music, and dance.

This event is free; however, we strongly encourage attendees to RSVP at link.

Speaker Bio
Lisa Monchalin is Algonquin, Métis, Huron, and Scottish and teaches in the Department of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2004 and her Master’s degree in 2006, both in Criminology. In 2012, she graduated with her Doctorate in Criminology from the University of Ottawa, making her the first Indigenous woman in Canada to hold a Ph.D. in Criminology. Lisa is the author of The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada.