The relationship between Indigenous peoples and police agencies has long been fraught with mistrust, tension, and the presence of danger. From the justice system’s response to cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) to acts of excessive force by RCMP on Wet’suwet’en territory. Police brutality against Indigenous peoples and people of colour exists today, and it is happening in our community. Racism and discrimination are often factors that lead to excessive and brutal force used by policing agents on Indigenous peoples and people of colour.
On May 26, 2022, Patrick Tomchuck, a member of the Indigenous community of Hamilton and Six Nations, was violently arrested by Hamilton Police. As part of the Speakers of Truth series, on Sunday, September 25, you are invited to witness as Patrick and his family share their truth. Joining Patrick and his family will be NaWalka Geeshy Meegwun (Lyndon George, Indigenous Justice Coordinator, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic).
This session has limited seating and witnesses will be required to show picture ID confirming their identity at the door.
AGH Reads: Corresponding Influence, Selected Letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth by Linda M. Morra
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 16, 2023
From the International Art Collection
Frère et soeur c.1890
Auguste Rodin (French 1840-1917)
bronze, Gift of H. S. Southam, C.M.G., LL.D., 1962