CFUW General Meeting
WHEN: Monday, March 4 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
WHERE: Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 -15th Avenue S.W.
SPEAKER: Jacquelyn Cardinal, Co-Owner and Managing Director of Naheyawin
TOPIC: The River, Imagining Our Future Treaty Relationship
Jacquelyn is a member of the
Sucker Creek Cree First Nations
in northern Alberta. She
currently lives in Edmonton.
As an entrepreneur, Jacquelyn
currently owns and operates a
number of companies geared
towards the same goal: equipping
communities with the means to
support themselves and each other while walking together on a shared path,
a sentiment passed down to her through generations.
In her role as Co-owner and Managing Director of the Indigenous owned and
operated Naheyawin, Jacquelyn fulfills her duties as a Treaty person by
searching for and creating tools to assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous
peoples in an effort to reclaim the spirit of the Numbered Treaties. A
technologist at heart, Jacquelyn uses and continues to develop her
skills in community engagement, strategic planning and communications
to be of service to her community. She envisions a future with Indigenous
and non-Indigenous peoples working together as equal partners.
“The River” is a presentation that aims to help people imagine the future
of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in Canada. That imagined
relationship is one that utilizes the “Two Row Wampum”, an ancient social
technology that depicts two vessels travelling side-by-side down the river
of life together, in parallel but never touching. Jacquelyn believes it is
with this model that we can imagine a relationship for Indigenous and
non-Indigenous Peoples in which we work with each other in the ongoing
journey of life, maintaining sovereignty, but ultimately moving forward
In 2018, Jacquelyn Cardinal was one of the young people chosen to go to
Ottawa to make apresentation to the Standing Senate Committee on
Plan to come and bring a friend to hear Jacquelyn share her “vision” with us.
Admission is free.
Established in 1923, CFUW Calgary is an organization of 118 women graduates with degrees, diplomas, or equivalent qualifications from recognized universities throughout the world. Women without these qualifications, but who aspire to the goals of CFUW, are welcome.
Membership provides social opportunities to form lifelong friendships and to be involved in leadership or participation in our numerous group activities. It also offers opportunity to support the advancement of education, the arts, provincial and civic reform and gender equity.
CFUW Calgary is affiliated with the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW/FCFDU) and with Graduate Women International (GWI) formerly the International Federation of University Women.