Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Canadian Aboriginal First Nations Women Receive Grant

From 2005-2010, the Canadian federal government will provide $5,000,000 to the Native Women's Association of Canada for activities to help end racism and violence against Canadian Aboriginal First Nations women. "Aboriginal women have clearly stated their concerns, and the Government of Canada is responding," said the Honourable Liza Frulla, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister for the Status of Women. "We want Canada to be a nation in which Aboriginal women are free from discrimination, fear and violence. We must reduce their marginalization by addressing the root causes that put them in danger." This is a real step forward by the Canadian government to help improve the lives of Aboriginal First Nations women in Canada. Perhaps as one result, we can see enough improvements in the self esteems of Canadian Aboriginal First Nations women that they will also produce some beautiful Canadian Aboriginal art in the future.

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