In Ottawa May 17, 2015   You are invited to tea!!

At the Ottawa CUC ACM (2015), the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association will celebrate its five -year anniversary since the inaugural Toronto meeting.

Tea Parties are a women’s tradition during which we share important developments in our lives that are social issues. Please join us in Ottawa, 2015. And let us know how you’d like our national women’s organization to reflect our faith community.

 Sun, May 17 at 1:30-3:30 – AGM and Tea; we invite you attend to attend both or either

1:30 CUUWA Annual General Meeting

2:30 Anishnabe Tea with Claudette Commanda speaking on Decolonizing Canada: A First Nation’s Perspective

Claudette Commanda is the National Coordinator of The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres.  She is a Women’s Studies Professor  at University of Ottawa, a lawyer, a member of  the Kitigan Zibi Council and the granddaughter of Kitigan Zibi elder William Commanda.Decolonizing Canada: A First Nation’s Perspective

The challenges for First Nations women is embedded in the story of First Nations men, women and children: a story of colonization.   Claudette Commanda will map out for us the route of colonization to a right relationship with the First People of Canada.  She will share the history, the changing roles and challenges for both men and women of her people.  She will discuss the journey toward decolonization for both Settlers and First Nations and in Canada; a journey towards mutual understanding and respect.