An "Eagle-Heart Woman" advocates for indigenous people in Canada

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Andrea Landry is an Anishinaabe woman from Canada.

Andrea Landry, a proud representative of the Anishinaabe, one of the First Nations or indigenous people of North America, is at the UN for the first international expert group meeting for indigenous youth which wraps up on Thursday.

Although she's pursuing a Masters in Communications and Social Justice at the University of Windsor in Canada, Andrea remains actively engaged in advocacy at home and abroad.

Next month Andrea will travel to New Zealand to hold a teach-in about Idle No More, a movement started by indigenous Canadians to counter  legislation that could have an impact on natural resources.

Andrea, whose traditional name Migizi Oday Kwe means "Eagle-Heart Woman," talks to Dianne Penn about challenges confronting indigenous youth in urban areas.

Duration: 4’29″

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