Indigenous Human Trafficking Awareness Day
This event is being sponsored by Tungasuvvingat Inuit and Minwaashin Lodge.
In the words of Matt Schaaf “Acting as an ally means shifting power and resources towards people and organizations who are working to address violence. There are many ways to practice this power shift”.
Date: February 22, 2019
Ticket Price: TBA
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Anti-Violence & Coercion Taskforce for Indigenous Organizations & Networks (ACTION)
ACTION is comprised of First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations based in Ottawa and surrounding region; who address issues of violence and exploitation from their respective communities perspective. These organizations are Tungasuvvingat Inuit (Co-Chair), Minwaashin Lodge (Co-Chair), Métis Nation of Ontario, Odawa Native Friendship Centre and Pauktuutiit Inuit Women of Canada.
Why are we doing this?
There has been an overwhelming need in Ottawa for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis-specific, action-oriented, anti-exploitation task force. As a result, said organizations have come together to share knowledge, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultural expertise, and resources to collectively address issues of violence impacting our respective communities. While all marginalized people are at increased risk of being exploited, Indigenous women make up 51% of all trafficked people, this is a significant portion of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities who make up only 4% the Canadian population. Through community dialogue and sharing, we aim to expand knowledge on exploitation and violence towards 2SLGBTQ+ and men within First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in a client-centred, trauma-informed approach.
Jennisha Wilson, HBA. MES
Manager, Alluriarniq Department
Sex Work, Exiting the Sex Trade and Anti-Human Trafficking Programs