Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Womens Association (ONWA)

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Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Womens Association (ONWA)

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 20203192 Views

Today on Nationtalk we have Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Womens Association (ONWA) who just released their Reconciliation with Indigenous Women: Changing the Story of MMIWG, report outlining key areas of concern and recommendations for moving forward in ending violence against Indigenous women and girls.

It comes after the one-year mark since the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and in response to the federal government’s delay on a National Action Plan.

The report centers around Indigenous women, their knowledge and experience, as not only the focus of the National Inquiry, but as leaders in solutions. It was informed by ONWA’s membership, previous reports, community engagements, and programs that address ending violence against Indigenous women and girls. It also honours community submissions from Indigenous women and families. This critical information must be integrated into the development of the National Action Plan if it is to be successful.

To view the Reconciliation with Indigenous Women: Changing the Story of MMIWG go to www.onwa.ca

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