Manitoba recognizing Indigenous Disability Awareness Month a ‘huge deal,’ Cree writer says – CBC

Nov 14, 2021

Indigenous people experience a disability rate higher than the general population, fewer supports

For the first time ever, Manitoba will recognize that November is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month — something that is especially important for Winnipegger Frances Sinclair-Kaspick.

The Cree quadrilateral amputee who is an advocate for Indigenous people living with disabilities believes it’s a “huge deal.”

“We’re going to be included in society and hopefully we can really move forward with this month and with this awareness,” she said in an interview with Stephanie Cram on CBC Manitoba’s Weekend Morning Show on Sunday.

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