Daughters Day 2020

A Brief Edmonton History: “Daughters Day celebrates the lives, contributions, and achievements of all daughters, while seeking to equip people to work for a world and community where every daughter has full opportunity to achieve all she can without discrimination or abuse.”        From the Edmonton 2020 nomination form Daughters Day was a … Continue reading “Daughters Day 2020”

MMIWG Chap 11b ~ Calls for Justice

Calls for Justice: (First two paragraphs repeated from 11a.) “As the evidence demonstrates, human rights and Indigenous rights abuses committed and condoned by the Canadian state represent genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people.  These abuses and violations have resulted in the denial of safety, security, and human dignity.  They are the root causes … Continue reading “MMIWG Chap 11b ~ Calls for Justice”

MMIWG ~ Chap 11a: Valuing Lived & Front-Line Experiences

Chapter 11: Valuing Lived and Front-line Experiences Between October and December 2018, the National Inquiry hosted four Guided Dialogues to identify best practices to increase safety, well-being, and the rights of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people in Canada.  These were held in four locations across Canada and brought together front-line service providers and community … Continue reading “MMIWG ~ Chap 11a: Valuing Lived & Front-Line Experiences”

MMIWG ~ Chap 9: Wellnesss & Healing

The Introduction to Section Three: Healing Families, Communities, and Nations outlines core principles that increase the effectiveness of supports for healing.  These include: valuing wholeness – mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs interdisciplinary and systemic approach to services understanding the importance of cultural safety ongoing mandatory training to engage Indigenous communities in culturally safe ways, … Continue reading “MMIWG ~ Chap 9: Wellnesss & Healing”