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  • Why No Indigenous Presence on Violence Against Women Committee, asks Advocate

    A member of an Inuit women’s association in Labrador says she’s disappointed and insulted that there is no Indigenous voice or representation on the Minister’s Committee on Violence Against Women and Girls.

    Kim Campbell-MacLean is the Executive Director of the Regional Inuit Women’s Association, based in North West River, Labrador.

    She told VOCM Open Line with Paddy Daly she became aware that there were no Indigenous women on the committee, and started speaking with co-chair Linda Ross on the matter over the summer.

    She says Nain and Sheshatshiu have some of the highest instances of violence against women in the province.

    She says to leave Indigenous women off a minister’s committee on violence against women and girls committed to making Newfoundland and Labrador safer, is nothing less than insulting.

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