Date: November 4, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: RBC Lecture Theatre, CBU Campus
On Friday, November 4, 2016, Brad Firth, also known as Caribou Legs will being coming to CBU to do a presentation about his journey across Canada. Since May 2016, Caribou Legs has been running across Canada. His 7,400 km journey began on Mother’s day in Vancouver and will end this November in St. John’s. He runs to honour women and Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. He runs to challenge the mindsets that inflict violence against women and to promote health and wellness in the body and spirit.
The 46-year old member of the Gwich’in First Nation in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, was motivated to run across Canada after his sister, Irene, was killed as a result of domestic violence. He decided to run in her honour, and for all of the missing and murdered Indigenous women. His hope is to raise awareness and keep alive the memory of his sister, and all the MMIW, and hopes to inspire a new dialogue and force men to stand-down.
Caribous Legs runs with no support vehicle or entourage. He carries everything he needs with him in his backpack. Along his route he stops to speak at schools and universities.
Caribou Legs will be at Cape Breton Universities, RBC Lecture Theatre this Friday, November 4, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This is a public event, hosted by the CBU Aboriginal Cultural Society, and everyone is welcome.
He relies on donations to keep him going. Donations can be made at: http://www.plumfund.com/fundraising/cariboulegs.