Thursday, June 7

Aboriginal women's leader joins Newfoundland and Labrador advisory council

Annie Evans has accepted an appointment as the newest board member for the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Joan Burke, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, said today that Evans is an important addition to the council because of her knowledge of women’s health and Aboriginal issues.

With a long history of involvement with Aboriginal communities in Labrador, Evans has worked to advance healthy lifestyles for people throughout the region, especially among the elderly.

“Ms. Evans is committed to advancing the status of women in Labrador and through her work with the Pauktuutit Inuit Women’s Association of Canada, has become a leader for Inuit women’s issues in the region,” Burke said. “Her interest and knowledge of reclaiming Aboriginal culture and traditions, which is an issue of great importance to Aboriginal women in our province, will be a tremendous asset to the council.”

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