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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Sharing personal insight on Mi’kmaq women, the impact of the Indian Act, and the importance of valuing resilience, activist, and educator Patty Doyle Bedwell explores a number of themes relevant to overcoming racism-sexism and achieving equality.
Patricia Doyle-Bedwell is a Mi’kmaq woman, Social Anthropology and Law educator, and an Aboriginal and Women’s Rights Advocate. Since 1998, she has directed the Transition Year Program, an access program for Aboriginal and African Canadian Students. Her published works relate to Mi’kmaq women leadership, history, employment equity and education. She was chosen as a representative on the Canadian NGO team on women’s rights at the United Nations in Geneva.
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