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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 83 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, today is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. I first want to start off by offering my support and voice to the thousands of women who are the targets of violence. This is unacceptable, especially in 2016. On December 6, 1989, a deeply troubled young man with a violent attitude towards women unleashed his disturbed sentiments by killing 14 female engineering students a…
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Virginia Pechawis

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 72 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, before I begin, I would like to offer my warm welcome and congratulations to all the new senators. Honourable senators, I draw your attention to Virginia Pechawis, a veteran of World War II who holds an important role in Saskatchewan's First Nations history. She is a living testament to the contributions made by Canada's First Nations during the Second World War. However, she, being humble, insists…
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Comments by Senator Dennis Patterson

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 63 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, three weeks ago, Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit, and Elisapee Sheutiapik, President of Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council, called for Senator Dennis Patterson to apologize for accusing them of racism. In the National Observer on September 21, Senator Patterson equated his experiences as a non-Inuk senator to that of Qajaq Robinson, a non-Inuk commissioner on the national inquiry panel…
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National Aboriginal Day

1st Session, 42st Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 54 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, today is National Aboriginal Day. The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples invited 12 extraordinary indigenous youth to appear as witnesses at our meeting this morning. I have the honour of acknowledging the first half of the youth witnesses, and our deputy chair, Senator Patterson, will honour the second half of the participants in his statement. Colleagues, Parliament Hill sits on the…
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First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee

1st Session, 42st Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 47 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee took place on April 8 in the Saskatchewan city of North Battleford's Don Ross Centre. Chief Poundmaker School hosted the event which drew approximately 140 students from 20 Saskatchewan First Nations schools. The First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee had three categories of competition — primary for ages 6 to 8, junior for 9 to 11, and intermediat…
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Asian Heritage Month

1st Session, 42st Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 37 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, on May 3 our Asian senators hosted a celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Asian Heritage Month by joining together for an evening of Asian culture and food. Former Senator Vivienne Poy was honoured for her motion declaring May as Asian Heritage Month, which was adopted on December 6, 2001. The Senate continues to celebrate this event every year. Honourable senators, a vital part of the Chine…
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Angelique EagleWoman

1st Session, 42st Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 18 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to congratulate Angelique EagleWoman for being appointed the Dean at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Angelique is the first Aboriginal woman to hold the position of the Dean of Law at any university in Canada. She will officially take over the position in May. Currently, Angelique is a professor and legal scholar at the University of Idaho…
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2016 Indspire Award Recipient Zoey Roy

1st Session, 42st Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 15 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to congratulate Ms. Zoey Roy, who was awarded the 2016 Indspire Award for Youth. Zoey is a Métis poet, rapper and youth activist from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Upon hearing she had won the award, she said: I really think it's a message for kids like me who grew up in the core of Saskatoon, or who grew up transient. We never grew up a traditional indigenous lifestyle, and finding my id…
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