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Butterflies in Spirit: Meet MMIWG Advocate Lorelei Williams

Butterflies in Spirit: Meet MMIWG Advocate Lorelei Williams

Graduate Lorelei Williams is raising awareness and advocating for victims and families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) through Butterflies in Spirit – a dance group comprised of family members of MMIWG, formed to empower Indigenous women and raise awareness about her aunt Belinda Williams who went missing in 1978, and cousin Tanya Holyk who was murdered in 1996.

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Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment Fund set to Amplify Celebrity Donation to StFX’s Coady Institute

Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment Fund set to Amplify Celebrity Donation to StFX’s Coady Institute

Every new $1 becomes $2 dollars as fund agrees to match donations | Earlier this week, Coady Institute kicked off a campaign in support of the Institite’s Indigenous programming. Ryan Reynolds’ and Blake Lively’s $200,000 gift launched the campaign. The Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment Fund is now willing to commit $500,000 to Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership by matching dollar-to-dollar Blake and Ryan’s donation and up to another $300,000 to match any new donations.

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Hollywood A-Listers kick off campaign in support of Indigenous Women’s Leadership

Hollywood A-Listers kick off campaign in support of Indigenous Women’s Leadership

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $200,000 to StFX’s Coady Institute | St. Francis Xavier University’s Coady Institute is excited to announce the launch of the Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership with a goal of raising $1m to support Coady’s Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership and the Centre’s Indigenous programming. The creation of the fund comes as Canada’s National Indigenous History Month concludes.

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Grant Provides Indigenous Women Scholarships to Study at Coady

Grant Provides Indigenous Women Scholarships to Study at Coady

A longtime partner has awarded Coady Institute a $30,000 grant in support of Indigenous women. The Donner Canadian Foundation funding will help Coady enhance its award-winning Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) program for the coming decade. The grant will also ensure participation of Métis women in a newer program of online workshops and courses with specific curriculum and resources that will benefit communities.

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Canadian Youth Leaders Drive Social Change as they join Coady’s Graduate Network

Canadian Youth Leaders Drive Social Change as they join Coady’s Graduate Network

As the Pathy Foundation Fellowship participants and supporting staff adjust to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were swift to see opportunity in creating a participatory digital platform for the revamped Debrief Week. The week was capped with a virtual graduation ceremony as Julia, Jessica, Salome, Giovanni, Stewart, Maggie, Hanan, Lauren, and Nicola join more than 7000 graduates from 122 countries as part of Coady’s graduate network.

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