Red Man Laughing - The Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Gathering

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you inside the Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Gathering hosted by Dene Nahjo in Yellowknife, NWT.

This episode gives you access to the Gathering's closing circle - the process that was put in place for the women to hear the "declaration" and the view the document that was created throughout the week to give the women a chance to bring the work home to continue the conversations.

This episode captures the powerful process of reflection, recommendation & analysis by the women in attendance and there are many takeaways from listening to this process.

From the Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Conference website:

The gathering will bring together established and emerging Indigenous women leaders from across the circumpolar world for a series of workshops and panel discussions, and will allow emerging leaders to connect with established ones to develop mentoring relationships.

Women leaders in many Arctic Indigenous communities are not recognized or respected for their leadership roles. All too often, women are discouraged or barred from entering high-profile jobs or political roles. Colonization has left many Arctic Indigenous communities with a patriarchal legacy of disrespecting women that tolerates and even condones violence against women and girls.