Intro to A Culture of Repair: A WRENCH Speaker Series

Over the coming year, we will consider the question 'What is a Culture of Repair' in public in a series of monthly talks with friends from the Homeland of the Metis/Treaty One Territory, including Andree Forest and Janelle Delorme, The Women's Health Clinic, Geoff Heath, Filmmaker Nilufer Rahman, Daniel Friesen from Winnipeg Police Cause Harm, Helga Jakobson from ArtsJunktion, Merrill Grant from the WRENCH, Musicians Naomi Woo and Ashley Au, Farmer Lydia Carpenter, Levi Foy from Sunshine House, Artist Ness Wynrush, and Author and Organiser Clayton Thomas Mueller.

The conversation will help guide our work, and support Winnipeggers to consider the question as well. How could we define a culture of repair? How is this question useful in considering challenges of climate change, and poverty and its impacts, for example. How does Winnipeg already have a culture of repair? How do we avoid or ignore the potential for repair. Where is repair helpful? Where is it not? If we think it’s a useful concept, how could we move even more towards a culture of repair?

We are pleased to partner with ArtsJunktion and The UW Campus Sustainability Office for this series!



June 29, 2022 With Andree Forest and Janelle Delorme

Location: Arts Junktion Courtyard, 312 William, 7pm. Dress for the weather! (If it rains/weather is very bad, we will be indoors)

Please wear a mask!

Accessibility notes: The bathrooms are indoors and there are five steps to get into the building. 

We will be audio recording the event and sharing post-event.

Andrée Forest (elle/she/her) is francophone Métis from Red River, with homelands in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba and Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan. Passions and activism have brought her many places: Toronto for
French for the future, Vélo-City Vienna to present about winter cycling and Batoche with the Red River Echoes collective. She engages with her many communities through sport, writing, biking, singing, beading and a new-found love for hide work. She is currently project coordinator for the Manitoba Research Alliance at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba and Chair of la Société historique Métisse.
Janelle Delorme(elle/she/her) is a francophone Red River Métis activist and drum carrier, born and raised in St-Boniface / Treaty 1 territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Nehiyaw/Ininew, Anishininew, Dakota, and Denesuline Peoples and the homeland of the Métis Nation. From 2011-2013, Janelle participated in the ReconciliACTION program at Université de St-Boniface, a 2-year journey of creating meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples. As a KAIROS Blanket Exercise facilitator since 2015, she educates people about the impact of colonization on Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island. In June 2021, she organised the placing of 215 ribbons on the walkway at the St. Boniface Cathedral after the first announcements of unmarked graves in Kamloops at a residential school site. Janelle is a popular education specialist and believes that mindsets change through education. She is a sought-out speaker and workshop facilitator on “reconciliation”, has spoken on several panels, written many articles and is the host of the French podcast “Chronique RéconciliACTION” on Envol 91.1FM. She was recently recognized for her work as one of 4 recipients of the 2022 Champion of Indigenous Education award.