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Ontario Native Women’s Association educates on Indigenous Anti Human Trafficking – Anishinabek News

October 21, 2021

THUNDER BAY — Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) staff Michele Solomon, a Fort William Councillor, and Collin Graham delivered the closing presentation, Indigenous Anti Human Trafficking, at Lakehead University’s Reconcili-action: Learning Truths and Enacting Responsibilities webinar series.

“The underlying focus of this [presentation] is the violence against Indigenous women and the actions and work ONWA does to increase awareness and education about these issues and ensure that we shine a light on these issues for people who don’t know and definitely bring some solutions as well,” says Solomon, community development manager at ONWA, during the Oct. 8 virtual presentation. “Both reports that were discussed today, the Reconciliation with Indigenous Women: [Changing the Story of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls] report and also the Journey to Safe Spaces report, have recommendations contained within those reports on how to move away from violence against Indigenous women.”

Solomon says ONWA honours and acknowledges the lives of all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the voices and experiences of their families, friends and loved ones.

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