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Treaty Three Police Service Host 2nd Annual Honouring & Empowering Indigenous Women & Girls Powwow – Not for Sale Project

(Kenora, ON.) – Treaty Three Police Service today announced the “2nd Annual Honouring & Empowering Indigenous Women & Girls Powwow” (HEIWGP).  The funding for this very important & cultural event under The Not for Sale Project has been made possible by a grant from The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

The 2nd Annual Honouring & Empowering Indigenous Women & Girls Powwow (HEIWGP) will be held at the Golden Eagle Bingo Hall in the Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation, Saturday, December 31, 2016. Grand Entry will commence at 1:00 p.m with a feast to follow from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A midnight round dance is also planned.  Jingle dress & male traditional dance specials for adult & youth categories are also a main feature at this year’s powwow. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Denouncing Human Trafficking and gender based violence remains a priority for the Treaty Three Police Service. More specifically, creating awareness about sexual exploitation of Indigenous Women and Girls continue to guide the strategies under the Not for Sale Project (Not for Sale Project).

Karen Kejick from Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation will take on the role as project lead to assist in carrying out deliverables within the scope of the NFSP. The NFSP is expected to sunset in March 2017.

Paramount to these strategies is premised on creating public awareness to denounce human trafficking in the Treaty Three Territory. The NFSP main objective aims to empower Indigenous Women and Girls. Components under the NFSP include:

  • Education strategy related to Human Trafficking;
  • Culturally restorative strategy utilizing a holistic approach;
  • Prevention strategy under a broad public awareness campaign.

We firmly believe that through community led and community driven initiatives such as the NFSP that Treaty Three Police Service together with 23 First Nations will serve to build greater awareness and collaborative alliances to empower Indigenous Women and Girls.

For further information, please contact Karen Kejick, Project Lead @ (807) 548 -5474 or email Karen.Kejick@t3ps.ca