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Friday, October 21 • 11:15am - 11:40am
Deepening Indigenous Women's Networks: Embodiment, Healing and Resilience

Introduction by Nina Simons, Bioneers co-founder

Legendary Mohawk midwife and environmental health researcher and advocate Katsi Cook will illuminate her dynamic new work strengthening Indigenous communities and addressing the cultural and physical safety and thriving lives of Indigenous girls and women. As Program Director of NoVo Foundation's Indigenous Communities Leadership Program for Indigenous Girls and Women, she’s building bridges across communities and existing networks to increase synergy in the protection of Indigenous girls and women from multiple forms of violence and oppression. She’ll share preliminary results from a network-mapping analysis using a net-centered approach based in the understanding that "leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance."


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Katsi Cook

NoVo Foundation
Katsi Cook (Mohawk from Akwesasne/Kahnawake Wolf Clan), currently a Program Director at the NoVo Foundation working to support the leadership of North American Indigenous girls and women, has long been a renowned visionary leader in the revitalization of Native American midwifery. Among other achievements Katsi co-founded the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives, was the Founding Aboriginal Midwife of the Six Nations Birthing Centre in... Read More →
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Nina Simons

Co-Founder and President, Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder and President of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book,Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An award-winning social entrepreneur, Nina previously served as President of Seeds of Change and Director of Strategic Marketing for Odwalla before co-founding... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 11:15am - 11:40am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)