Ministers Dempster and Hogan Address the Provincial Indigenous Women’s Steering Committee Gathering
November 28, 2023
The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, and the Honourable John Hogan, KC, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, were pleased to be invited to participate in the annual Provincial Indigenous Women’s Steering Committee Gathering, which took place on November 27 and 28 in Cormack.
Unique in Canada, the Gathering provides an opportunity for Indigenous women from throughout the province to connect and share experiences, current realities, future aspirations, and to identify measures necessary to aid in the improvement of the quality of life of Indigenous women and gender-diverse individuals in their communities.
The Office of Women and Gender Equality provided funding of $25,000 for the Gathering.
“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Provincial Indigenous Women’s Steering Committee for their advocacy and steadfast commitment to improving the lives of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse individuals. Your collaborative efforts are paving the way for a better life for your communities. Your shared endeavours will continue to foster empowerment and create a brighter, more inclusive future for all Indigenous peoples in our province.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation
“I thank the Provincial Indigenous Women’s Steering Committee for this forum to share ideas and exchange experiences as we work toward the continuing path of Reconciliation. As a government, we are committed to collaborating with Indigenous Peoples to find solutions to very real concerns. From working together to prevent intimate partner violence through Clare’s Law, to engaging on the new policing transformation initiative, Indigenous women and gender-diverse individuals have an important role to play in improving justice and public safety in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable John Hogan, KC
Minister of Justice and Public Safety
Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation