MMIWG and Highlights From the Sharing Circle

Sept 14, 2022
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The MMIWG Unit was hard at work during the month of July, producing a 15-page report for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs based on a Sharing Circle we held on June 20, 2022, at the NWAC Resiliency Lodge in Chelsea, Quebec. During the Sharing Circle, 15 MMIWG family members and survivors shared their knowledge, views, and perspectives on community-led definitions of safety. This resulted in nine policy recommendations on emotional safety, safe housing, cultural safety, and safety for the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

With respect to emotional and cultural safety, the individuals we engaged with said that NWAC’s Resiliency Lodge made them feel safe and supported because they were surrounded by people who had similar lived experiences and were in a culturally relevant space. With respect to safe housing, the individuals who attended the Sharing Circle talked about how access to safe, affordable, and culturally relevant housing was necessary and a prerequisite to all components of their safety.

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NWAC Safety Definitions Report