Join us as we discuss the fight for Indigenous self-determination and Black Lives and intersections with the struggle for migrant justice and full immigration status for all on “Canada Day”, July 1, 2020.
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Dënesųłiné woman (ts’ékui), member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and mother of two, coming from a family of Indigenous rights advocates fighting for the recognition, sovereignty and autonomy of their Indigenous lands and territory in what is now known as Treaty 8, Canada. She is the Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action
El Jones is a spoken word poet, an educator, journalist, and a community activist living in African Nova Scotia. She was the fifth Poet Laureate of Halifax. She is a co-founder of the Black Power Hour, a live radio show with incarcerated people to the many nameless and unrecognized women whose work makes it possible for her to be here today.