Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose admitted Friday only part of the $10 million the government set aside for a strategy to deal with the hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women cases would be used specifically for Aboriginal women.
The country’s most prominent First Nations women’s organization was motivated by “internal politics” in their decision to water-down their initial support of the government’s $10 million strategy to deal with the hundreds of cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women, says Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau
The Conservatives kept the country’s leading Aboriginal women’s group in the dark until the last minute on plans to announce a so-called national strategy on murdered and missing Aboriginal women, the group’s president said.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada felt “betrayed” by the Conservative government’s announcement on missing and murdered Aboriginal women, APTN National News has been told.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada is taking heat for backing the Conservative’s recent announcement on a strategy to deal with murdered and missing Aboriginal women’s cases.
Front line advocates and family members of Aboriginal women who have been victims of violence say they are disgusted with the Conservative’s $10 million strategy to deal with the hundreds of murdered and missing women cases across the country.
The Conservative government is pushing through portions of their tough-on-crime agenda under the cover of a national strategy to deal with the hundreds of murdered and missing Aboriginal women cases, opposition critics say.
The federal government announced Friday it was launching a “multi-pronged” approach to combat violence against Aboriginal women.
A man with a history of violence against sex trade workers in the Halifax area has now been charged with murder.