Inuit children need protection too,’ says Pauktuutit president about sexual abuse – CBC

Rebecca Kudloo wants the government to follow through on national discussion of sexual abuse with funding

Dec 14, 2016

Healing the inter-generational wounds caused by childhood sexual assault will take time, sustained funding and Indigenous leadership, says the head of Canada’s national Inuit women’s organization.

Rebecca Kudloo, president of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, says she hopes Inuit won’t be forgotten when Federal leaders discuss ways to tackle the “very serious” and “ongoing” issue.

“First Nations get a lot of attention from the government,” she said. “Because we’re few of us up here, we seem to get forgotten a lot.

“We need to say that Inuit children need protection too.”

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