Sylvia McAdam speaks on 'Nationhood Interrupted'Export this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Poster image for Sylvia McAdam's event

Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum), who will speak about 'Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw legal systems, is a citizen of the nêhiyaw (Cree) Nation and co-founder of the Idle No More movement. She is a recipient of numerous awards and remains active in the global grassroots Indigenous-led resistance. 

Traditionally and through custom, nêhiyaw (Cree) laws are shared and passed down through the generations in the oral tradition, utilizing stories, songs, ceremonies, lands, waters, animals, land markings and other sacred rites. The loss of the languages, customs, and traditions of Indigenous peoples as a direct result of colonization has necessitated this departure from the oral tradition to record the physical laws of the nêhiyaw, for the spiritual laws can never be written down. As a result, this book is the first of its kind. Please join us for this free event.

This event is hosted by the Faculty of Arts and the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre.

PARKING: https://uwaterloo.ca/drama-speech-communication/directions-and-parking-info

**Book signing to follow event**

Location 
Theatre of the Arts, UW Drama

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON
Canada

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