New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council

Looking Out For Each Other

May Virtual Symposium:
MMIWG2S+ Supporting Better Outcomes

On-line on May 27th, 2021 from 10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m (ADT)

Welcome to the Looking Out For Each Other (LOFEO) May Virtual Symposium: MMIWG2S+ Supporting Better Outcomes. This virtual event will include presentations, workshops and discussions from the LOFEO project network and others doing work in the same MMIWG2S+ field. This platform provides LOFEO the opportunity to raise awareness of the project and how we are collectively working to develop and support the creation of Indigenous-led responses that will lead to better outcomes for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ persons in the future.

Over the last 4 years, LOFEO has been able to work across the Eastern region to support families and communities of missing and murdered Indigenous people. As a community-driven project, LOFEO has brought together Indigenous organizations, councils, community members, elders, scholars, students, police, lawyers, journalists and government to dialogue on and work towards building improved approaches and services that lead to better outcomes in all areas that impact MMIWG2S+. We are so grateful for all those that have contributed their time, expertise, and voices to this project.

This Symposium will offer both presentations and virtual workshops for participants to actively engage in. Participants will learn about the work of the project and have opportunities to ask questions of the presenters. There are 5 workshop options in the afternoon, from 1:15-3:15pm (ADT). There is limited space available in each of the 5 workshops due to facilitation and material requirements. We encourage everyone to register for their workshop choice as soon as possible to secure their place. Please visit the link below for further information on the presentations and workshops offered.

We are pleased to announce that this event will be offered in both English and French.

Below you will find links to access the Symposium Agenda and Registration Form. Once you have registered, the necessary Zoom Link will be provided to you through an email, along with your registration details. The registration form is also available on the webpage.

If you need assistance or to request further information regarding the upcoming symposium, please email us at

We are honoured to have the Symposium Moderated by Barb Martin (project partner and President of the Board of Gignoo Transition House).

Bio: Barb Martin has over 30 years of experience working in Indigenous, women’s, equity, and organizational development issues.  She designs training, facilitation and planning processes that bring people together, create effective working relationships, and enable diverse parties to develop mutual goals. Local, regional, and national organizations (public and private) seek Barb’s expertise on organizational development matters and to develop policies and programs related to Indigenous peoples.  She is known for her expertise on holistic models and their personal, organizational and governance applications.

Barb sits on the provincial Advisory Committee on Violence against Indigenous Women (under the auspices of the Women’s Issues Branch).  Barb was awarded the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs’ 2012 Atlantic Honouring Our People Award in the area of mental health for her work with residential school survivors.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University, and has completed graduate courses at the University College of Cape Breton in Business Administration (Community Economic Development). Barb is certified as a Qualified Mediator (QMed) and is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada and its Atlantic affiliate.  She is Mi’kmaq and originally from the Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church) First Nation in northeastern New Brunswick.

Opening Prayer, Welcome, and Opening Remarks