December 2, 2010
PSAC backs Native Women's Association on Sisters in Spirit initiative
John Gordon has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to support the continued funding of the Sisters in Spirit initiative.
The Native Women's Association of Canada had secured government support to pursue the initiative but the federal government has slowly reduced funding for the initiative and even tried to prevent the association from using the name Sisters in Spirit for any other government-funded work.
"PSAC members have actively supported the work of the Sisters in Spirit initiative," Gordon wrote. "It has become not only a symbol of the commitment of the community to ensuring the safety of Aboriginal women, but also a way of honoring the missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, their families and their communities."
Date Modified : 2010/12/02