New action group focuses on safe transportation for Indigenous women – Global News

November 14, 2022

Cab companies and vehicles for hire in Winnipeg are partnering with a new committee designed to create safe rides for Indigenous women.

“If you’re Indigenous in Winnipeg, you or someone you know has experienced violence, racism or abuse of some form when taking a cab,” said committee member Nikki Komaksiutiksak.

“To make changes, we must come together and learn from each other with conversation and education.”

A committee made up of Indigenous mothers and grandmothers recently met with members of the taxi industry and the two sides have agreed on a verbal statement of commitment to reconciliation, which will soon be turned into a signed document.

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