Violence Against Women

First Nations political leaders participate in national roundtable on missing and murdered Indigenous women, continue to call for a national inquiry

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First Nations leadership from across Canada met with government representatives at a national roundtable on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Ottawa today. The roundtable brought together more than 150 delegates including First Nations Chiefs, Premiers, federal and provincial ministers, and representatives from First Nations organizations. Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish of the Assoc...
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MMIW: Victims and families deserve more than an accused abuser as an advocate

DGC Denise Stonefish
We live in a world where 1,200 of our Indigenous daughters, mothers, sisters, aunties and friends have gone missing or been murdered since 1980.  A world where our justice, health and social service systems are failing these women and girls every single day. Our missing and murdered women deserve more, and we need to continue to demand more for them. Whether solutions look like an inquiry, impr...
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First Nations Leaders Champion “Our Own Inquiry” for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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Political leaders from First Nations across Ontario have joined together to begin their own inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women at a three-day gathering in Thunder Bay this week. The gathering will bring together 15 First Nations families who have experienced a loss with leaders from First Nations communities and political organizations. Families will have the opportunity to prov...
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Local leader in First Nations family services to receive lifetime achievement award for work in ending violence against women

The lead administrator for London’s Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services, Darlene Ritchie, will receive the John Robinson Lifetime Contribution Award for her work in ending women abuse at a ceremony Thursday evening. As a partner organization in the community, the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) recognizes and congratulates Ritchie for her many achievements. The John Robi...
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