Press Release

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) Congratulates Liberals, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Election Win – But Urge Him to Take Indigenous Women’s Issues Seriously This Time Around

September 9, 2021

OTTAWA – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their third consecutive election victory.

The country will go forward with a government that is essentially the same as the one that has been in place since 2019. But, while the vote did not significantly alter the makeup of seats in the House of Commons, the Liberal government’s attention to issues that affect the lives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women must change.

While the Liberals have made promises through three different election campaigns, they have not followed through in ways that meet the needs of the Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people that NWAC represents.

We look forward to working with this government, under its new mandate, to enact the policies that are genuinely needed now to bring substantial change, especially as they relate to reducing the violence that continues to be directed against us, and to respecting our basic human rights.

We look forward to meeting, face to face, with Prime Minister Trudeau and with the leaders of all opposition parties in the coming weeks to discuss the urgent steps that must be taken to make reconciliation a reality.


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