Open discussion with Jane Chartrand – Residential Schools – Every Child Matters
September 23, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
6:00 to 8:00 open discussion with Jane Chartrand – Residential Schools – Every Child Matters.
Jane Ann Chartrand, Algonquin Pikwakanagan, ON
Algonquin grandmother, Pipe Carrier and holder of the Eagle Staff
Jane Chartrand grew up near the Madawaska River in Ontario. Her mother, Katherine and father Emmet, were both of Algonquin descent. At a young age, Jane lived in the village with her maternal grandmother, Nokomis. Her Nokomis taught her the traditions and ways of the Algonquin people. It was through Nokomis’s elaborate storytelling that Jane was told the tales that she now retells. At sixteen, Jane married and began a family of her own. She is the mother of three and grandmother of 12 children and one great-grandchild. She has lived in many areas but calls Madawaska, Ontario her home.
In 2004, Jane was presented with the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards “Keeper of Traditions in Aboriginal Music Award” for her years of dedication to healing through song stories and books. People relate to the stories in Jane’s songs, and feel sage sharing their own stories. Jane is an advocate for women’s rights and equality, and a positive role model. She worked for Correctional Services Canada for more than 25 years, advises the Aboriginal Justice Directorate, and is a dedicated volunteer with numerous organizations. A residential school survivor, Jane has been instrumental in the healing journey of many residential school survivors through the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat’s Group Independent Assessment Process. Jane is a frequent speaker for universities, government agencies, and local communities, sharing her knowledge and wisdom of Aboriginal culture and spiritual teachings. Jane is currently working part time with the National Parole Board of Canada as a Cultural Advisor. Jane is a dedicated healer, often reconnecting Aboriginal people with their own traditional teachings and culture.
Join Jane Chartrand as she shares with the Ottawa Regional Women’s Committee at this special event! There will be a quick committee meeting 5:30 – 6:00 then the discussion will follow.
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