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Apaji-wla’matulinej (Eastern Hub)

Learn more about the Righting Relations community in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI, and their work facilitating radical social change.

About Our Hub

Apaji-wla’matulinej, the Eastern Hub of Righting Relations, is inspired by the teachings of Indigenous women who have worked to reclaim, strengthen, and maintain their traditional matriarchal culture and systems of governance. Applying their knowledge, we work to decolonize ourselves and our political, social, and economic structures, leading to the just society we all aspire to.

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“Being with these women feeds my soul, heart, spirit. You come away with the feeling that it is so uplifting - it’s amazing being in the company of these women, it’s amazing what they can do - they can move mountains.”

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Jane Meader, Apaji-wla’matulinej member

Our Hub’s History

The first Eastern Hub gathering was a two-day event held in 2016 in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, where women were drawn together by a sense of hope and the desire to be part of a women-led initiative. Through songs, laughter, tears, stories, and ceremony, Apaji-wla’matulinej emerged.

Trusting in Creator, organizers let the direction of the event come from the women themselves. As everyone took responsibility for the circle and stepped into the shared role of leader, teacher, and learner, the group came to model a non-patriarchal, non-hierarchical way of being, forging a path that members walk to this day. In response to the geographical challenges of such a remote region, the Eastern Hub functions as a single circle, supporting members from Halifax to Labrador.

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Meet Ishbel, The Eastern Hub Coordinator

Ishbel Munro has been an activist and community organizer for her whole life. From the environment, to human and Indigenous rights, to bringing diverse groups of people together to find common solutions - the deep belief that we are all given gifts from the Creator and we can create a better world together - keeps her going.

Let’s Connect

If you are interested in getting involved with Righting Relations Apaji-wla’matulinej and you’re located in Atlantic Canada, we’d love to hear from you! Join our National Mailing List, attend an upcoming event, or contact the Eastern Hub Coordinator, Ishbel Munro.