Wednesday, March 7

Women of the Métis Nation calls for action on racist and sexist email distribution

Women of the Métis Nation is dismayed atthe issue of the racist email that has been disseminated by the Science andIndustry department in the Northwest Territories.

Tomorrow is the International Women's Day, and the Federal Government hascontinually indicated that it understands the plight of Aboriginal women.Acknowledging the inappropriateness of its Ministry's staff and apologizing toAboriginal women across Canada would best demonstrate a commitment to addressthese issues. The Federal Government at the very least should make the ActingGeneral Manager, Mr. Michael Hurst give a public apology for the disseminationof this material.

"These actions often desensitize people and further perpetuate thestigmas around Aboriginal women," says Rosemarie McPherson, spokesperson forWomen of the Métis Nation.

LINK: Press Release

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