Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

November 2020 is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month in Canada #IDAM2020


Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (November 2020) is the first annual month dedicated to raising awareness around issues specific to Indigenous folks with disabilities. BCANDS have worked for years with governments across Canada to get this important recognition officially recognized.  DAWN Canada is proud to be partnered with BCANDS (BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society) for this awareness campaign. We launched this month and DAWN Canada's new logo in the following land acknowledgement video:



Read articles from our contributing writers:

Coping with disability by connecting to culture by Deseray Rich

Indigneous and Disability Blog by Melanie Marsden

Intersections of disability, community and finding self sufficiency by Michelle Beauséjour

Indigenous Women and Girls with Disabilities are Targets of Sexual Violence by Lynn Gehl

Reimagining Care and Healing by Larissa Crawford


Zoom workshop on Decolonizing DisAbility Feminist Activism:

Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, S?wxwú7mesh, is a decolonial facilitator and strategist catalyzing social change to transform colonial narratives and impacts. Ta7talíya will be exploring her own experience of decolonizing with a co-facilitator (TBD) who will bring a disAbility angle to the conversation. Through their storytelling, they will facilitate a conversation around what it means to have a decolonial approach to non-profit work and disAbility feminist activism rooted in wellness, kindness, and decolonial learning.

DAWN Canada is thrilled to be offering this workshop as part of Indigenous Disability Awareness Month, in collaboration with BCANDS (BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society).

This workshop was be offered in English with French, ASL, and LSQ interpretation.