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Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Roundtable with Families

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 23 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, tomorrow, Friday, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day was established by the Parliament of Canada to mark the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at École Polytechnique de Montréal. They were murdered by a misogynist who targeted them because they dared to study in an area traditionally seen as a male domain. As honourable s…
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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 18 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I was invited to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission meetings in Vancouver in September, and I'm glad I did. The City of Vancouver had declared Reconciliation Week from September 16 to September 22. Both the opening and the closing ceremonies were exceptional. Reconciliation Week and the TRC events started with thousands of supporters and residential school survivors lining the shores of…
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Sisters in Spirit

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 110 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, October 4 is the day on which the Sisters in Spirit vigils are organized by the Native Women's Association of Canada. This year, about 160 vigils were held across the country. The Sisters in Spirit movement is growing. In Saskatoon this year, about 250 people gathered at Oskayak High School to march through the streets to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. I was…
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Era 21 Networking Breakfast for Young Canadians on Parliament Hill

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 165 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, on May 8, I hosted the ninth annual Era 21 Networking Breakfast for Young Canadians on Parliament Hill. This event was started by the Honourable Vivienne Poy. After her retirement last year, I was humbled to be asked to serve as the patron of this wonderful event. In its ninth year, the breakfast is held annually in the Parliamentary Restaurant to celebrate Asian Heritage Month and Black History M…
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Who Am I Exhibition

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 161 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I would like to bring to your attention an important exhibition entitled "Who Am I? — Bridging the Pacific: from Guangdong to Barkerville and Back." This exhibition was launched on December 11, 2012, and ran through to January 14, 2013, at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver. Since then, the exhibit has been travelling and will appear in five Chinese cities on its overseas tou…
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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipients

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 155 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, on Friday, April 26, I will be hosting a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony at the Saskatchewan Native Theatre in Saskatoon for the recipients whom I nominated and who received their medals from the Office of the Governor General throughout the year. The medal recipients are Darlene Lanceley, for her long- standing exceptional work in many aspects of Aboriginal education; Myrna LaPl…
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