Circle Gathering on Child Intervention and Welfare


It’s time to reflect on the experiences of kinship and child intervention in Alberta while learning from the lessons in Manitoba. This work will serve to strengthen networks and relations across communities for the benefit of children, while integrating knowledge and experiences on advocacy within systems.


September 11th, 2018

10 am - 4 pm

Lethbridge Public Library, Main branch, Theatre Gallery


Guest Speaker: Chickadee Richard

Chickadee Richard is an Anishinaabe elder of the Bear Clan who has served on the board of the Indigenous Environmental Network, as a spokeswoman for Idle No More, and is a member of Righting Relations Network. Chickadee  is the First Nations Family Advocate for the Assembly of First Nations in Manitoba, a traditional justice worker and Grandmother. She provides at the Assembly support and advocacy to Indigenous families that are involved with the Child and Family Services system using Indigenous knowledge, laws, traditions and belief systems to create positive change for children and families. Furthemore, she works to bring more children currently in the system back to their home communities where they belong.

Please RSVP your attendance and any accommodations you may need to support your participation, to or call 780 453 2638. Seats are limited, please notify if you're unable to attend.


Dinner will be provided

No cost to attend



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