Wednesday, August 8

Aboriginal Women Meet With Premiers Today

The President of the Native Women's Association of Canada is hoping to walk away from a meeting with the premiers today, armed with a financial committment.

President Jacobs says, "Although, only two hours are set aside for the meeting, what will be discussed could prove paramount to moving the Aboriginal agenda forward in areas such as health care, violence prevention, and economic and social development."

"Following the Health Summit in B.C., the Economic Summit hosted by Saskatchewan and more recently, the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, there is no doubt we are all aware of the issues. Now is the time to act on the recommendations, but we can’t do it without a solid commitment from all provinces and territories," adds President Jacobs.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders are heading into discussions united and with a goal of working in partnership with premiers as Canada’s Aboriginal peoples can no longer wait for action.


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