Importance of Cultural Identity for Women and the Rise of Women Warriors with Germaine Tremmel

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Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2017-10-29
Keywords: 
DTES
Heart of the City Festival
Germain Tremmel
Dalannah Gail Bowen
Standing Rock
cultural practices
SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
VOCE
Visible Colours
Abstract: 

In Visible Colours is honoured to present a talk with Germaine Tremmel; lawyer, activist, renowned keeper of traditional and cultural practices and one of the Grandmothers who started Standing Rock. Germaine will share her perspectives on women’s cultural identity and why it is an important time for women in the world.

Germaine Tremmel has an international law degree from Cambridge University and is a member of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Her Lakota name is "Lady Seen By Her Nation" and she is the granddaughter of Chief Sitting Bull. As an Indigenous attorney, Germaine has defended the rights of indigenous peoples around the world. Now that the rights of her own people and the lands they have sworn to protect are being threatened, she is committed to working with her team to fight the injustice on an international level through the help of the United Nations.

Germaine Tremmel is in conversation with Dalannah Gail Bowen of the DTES Centre for the Arts.

The DTES Centre for the Arts Presents: In Visible Colours

In Visible Colours is a festival that celebrates the diversity of women in Vancouver and the art that they create.

We are honored to have been invited to present our inaugural events at the celebration of the In the Heart Of the City’s 14th anniversary. We hope you enjoy the programming that is an indication of what is to come in the official launch of a complete festival; the In Visible Colours Festival in 2018.

"Water is Life. Women Sustain Life": all women have a nurturing spirit, sustain and contribute to life itself, community work, care work and land-stewardship work. In Visible Colours celebrates the creativity and creations of all self-identifying women.

ABOUT HEART OF THE CITY FESTIVAL

The annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival is a cultural and heritage event that serves as a high impact, bridge building force that gives voice to the Downtown Eastside and its low income residents, cultural communities and neighbourhoods. The theme for the 14th annual festival is "Honouring Women in the Downtown Eastside," and it will take place from October 25 to November 5, 2016 throughout the Downtown Eastside.

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Recording of panel discussion with Visible Colours from Heart of the City Festival.

 

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English
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Audio
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