Indigenous Rights Conference to be hosted at Brock

MEDIA RELEASE: 11 Nov. 2019 – R00178

Organizers hope to welcome a significant turnout from across the community for the Indigenous Rights Conference this Saturday Nov. 16 in downtown St Catharines, where a host of scholars and leaders will examine a range of Indigenous issues.

Taking place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, the conference is free and open to interested community members.

The day will include the Strong Water Women drum group, various film screenings (including

Brock Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo’s documentary Tracks in the Snow), a feast featuring vegan and non-vegan food, and more.

The conference is hosted by the Supporters of Haudenosaunee Right to Hunt in collaboration with Brock Human Rights and Equity, the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, Brock Justice Centre, Indigenous Solidarity Coalition at Brock and CUPE 4207.

To see the full conference agenda, go to


For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

Kevin Cavanagh, Brock University Communications, or 905-688-5550 ext. 5888 or 905 321-4310

Michelle Pressé, Brock University Communications, or 905-688-5550 ext. 4420 or 905-246-1963

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