15th June 2005
CANADIAN VISITORS ON FACT-FINDING
Three aboriginal Canadian women will
Penny Spence and Mary Brown are at the
On Monday (20th June) the
women will visit the Brayford Pool campus of the university to share insights
between Sure Start in the
Pryce is from the Nisga’a Nation on the north coast of
Penny Spence is from the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation and her spiritual name is Medicine Feather Woman. She is a local programme co-ordinator for the Brokenhead Aboriginal Headstart.
Mary Brown is a member of the Sandy Bay First Nation and is the assistant Regional Brighter Futures / Building Healthy Communities co-ordinator.
Heather Austin of the university’s
“Both of our organisations started
up about the same time and are based on the same model and research from the
”The idea in inviting these visitors back here is to give people in Hull and Lincoln a chance to hear about different ways of setting up children's services and the different kinds of issues faced by the First Nations people living on reserves.”
The visitors will be at the university from 11am until 6pm on Monday 20th June.
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