On Friday March 13, 2015 Leah Gazan was our Second Fridays guest, discussing the #We Care movement and the need to do something about the disproportionate number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. Leah describes herself as a “local trouble-maker.” She is a fierce advocate, and in the discussion following her presentation she didn’t hold back in naming the need for political and social change.
Leah Gazan holds a M.Ed degree and teaches in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. She has considerable experience in program creation and management, and governance structure development. Leah has worked with First Nations communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, is dedicated towards delivering programs and services to the inner city and rural Indigenous Communities, and is also active in a number of organizations and programs that promote social justice, including the Idle No More Movement.