In light of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls currently underway in Whitehorse, Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) has launched She Matters 4 Canada, an important campaign focusing on issues facing Indigenous women in Canada.
2017 marks the fourth year of CBM’s She Matters Campaign which seeks to highlight global gender inequity. Past years have focused on girl education, microcredit for women entrepreneurs, and empowering female leaders.
CBM has invited singer/songwriter and Indigenous Leader Cheryl Bear from the Nadleh Whut’en community in Northern British Columbia, to be our She Matters spokesperson for this upcoming year. Cheryl is an award-winning performer and educator who shares stories of Indigenous life — the joy, sorrow, faith, and journey.
This June, Cheryl will be embarking on an artist tour with CBM in Bolivia to hear more about the challenges facing Indigenous women in their own communities. To kick off the She Matters 4 Canada Learning Tour, Cheryl will be performing several concerts in Ontario.
You are invited to join Cheryl and CBM for special evenings of song and story, which will inspire and challenge Canadian Baptists to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal women in Canada and marginalized women around the world.
Tuesday, June 6 @ Bilberry Creek Baptist Church – Orleans, ON
Wednesday, June 7 @ Lakefield Baptist Church – Lakefield, ON
Friday, June 9 @ CBM Office – Mississauga, ON
Saturday, June 10 @ Kingsway Baptist Church – Toronto, ON (featuring Steve Bell)
Saturday, August 26 @ Crandall University – Moncton, NB
For more dates and details on how you can get involved in She Matters 4 Canada visit www.shematters.cbmin.org. To learn more about Cheryl, visit cherylbear.com.