Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada’s Budget 2019 fails Indigenous women. There is no dedicated funding for Indigenous women’s organizations. A culturally relevant gender-based analysis on this budget would have identified the needs and priorities of Indigenous women. This budget does not.
Advancing reconciliation means including Indigenous women. It is appalling Indigenous women continue to be ignored. This is unacceptable. By ignoring Indigenous women, not only are you restricting reconciliation, but you are breaching basic human rights.
This is even more disturbing knowing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is ending. Indigenous women organizations need financial resources to address the crucial need for post Inquiry healing services.
Government of Canada you are now on notice. You may have ignored us in the budget, but you will not ignore our voices.