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Indigenous Issues Sub-Committee

The Indigenous Issues Sub-Committee was formed from a study group that had started on a journey of learning about concerns and issues, and how we can be better. CFUW is engaged in advocacy on ending violence against Indigenous women and girls and supporting continued and accelerated progress in implementing the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls reports.

Two documents specifically guide our work:

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report

For CFUW, reconciliation means learning about the historical discrimination and dispossession faced by Indigenous Peoples. Our organization is committed to building relationships with Indigenous, Métis, and Inuit communities. CFUW is listening to the recommendations of Indigenous community members and activists on how we can show support and solidarity in fostering relationships and respect between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples. The CFUW Indigenous Women’s Award offered through the Charitable Trust supports Indigenous women undertaking graduate studies.

This Sub-Committee’s focus remains on educating ourselves and others as we seek to live in harmony, respect, peace and right relations as our ongoing commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

A categorized updated set of resources is available for individual learning or for Clubs or groups to use as they wish.