THUNDER BAY – The Mushkegowuk Council has been selected to deliver new victim services tailored to the needs of the Aboriginal community that help victims of sexual and physical assault, elder and child abuse, and families of homicide victims. These services will be implemented in eight communities where no support services currently exist.
The Mushkegowuk Council is pleased to lead this project to advance the interests of victims of crime in communities in the remote northeast by providing services that are sensitive to their needs and available locally,” commented Dr. Stan Louttit, Grand Chief, Mushkegowuk Council.
The new victim services will be available early in 2013 in the Moose Cree, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany and Weenusk First Nations, the MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation, Moose Factory and the Town of Moosonee.
These Aboriginal communities deserve support services that are comparable to those offered elsewhere in the province, and I’m pleased to see a collaborative effort to respond to their needs and assist all victims of crime, regardless of where they live,” said Chris Bentley, the Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.