Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls: An Epidemic Crossing the Medicine Line

Event Date: June 10-11, 2019    |    Event Time: Day 1: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Location: The Longhouse, Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall
The University of British Columbia
1985 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

The First Nations House of Learning is honoured to announce it is hosting "Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women: An Epidemic Crossing the Medicine Line" at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on June 10 & 11, 2019. The Medicine Line refers to the 49th parallel between the US and Canada.

This 2-day conference is being held in collaboration with Georgetown University and will address issues of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls on both sides of the Canada-US border.

The epidemic of MMIWG is felt on both sides of the border, albeit with different roots, history and Indigenous Nations. Still, the outcomes are the same across the Medicine Line and are worsened by startlingly little public awareness or concern equal to the problem across non-Indigenous populations in both countries.

Join keynote speaker Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, and others, for a conference that promises to be a crucial unpacking of the violence that Indigenous women and girls currently face in both countries, including the National Inquiry’s findings.

There is no cost for directly affected family members or students.  


Monday June 10

8:30 - 9:30    Welcome breakfast and registration
9:30 - 10:00   Opening remarks and land acknowledgement
10:00 - 11:00   Keynote speaker - Chief Commissioner Marion Buller, National Inquiry into MMIWG
11:00 - 11:15   Break
11:15 - 12:15   Plenary - Annita Lucchesi, Sovereign Bodies Institute
12:15 - 1:30    Lunch
1:30 - 2:30    Keynote speaker - Representative Ruth Buffalo, North Dakota Legislative Assembly
2:30 - 2:45    Break
2:45 - 3:30    Afternoon general session/discussion
3:30 - 4:00    Closing remarks

Tuesday June 11

9:00 - 9:30   Breakfast
 9:30 - 10:00   Opening remarks and land acknowledgment
10:00 - 11:30   Panel discussion
 11:30 - 12:00   Closing remarks

Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact FNHL Administration Manager at 604-822-5125 or [email protected] for more information.