Thanks for Listening Report aims to protect Métis women and girls from violence – Columbia Valley Pioneer

Oct 14, 2021

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) held their Thanks for Listening Report launch on the evening of Oct. 4. The Thanks for Listening Report is an integral part of the Sashing Our Warriors campaign, emerging from the survey results of nearly 400 individuals and two focus groups learning about Metis women and girls’ experiences of violence.

The report is the first one to ever be executed in full and focuses on listening to the real-life experiences that Metis women and girls within B.C. have faced, along with how to begin the long, painful road of healing.

MNBC announced that increased funding will be provided to MNBC Chartered Communities to support the Sashing Our Warriors gatherings. The Sashing Our Warriors Campaign is a “grassroots movement that calls attention to the impact of violence on our otherwise invisible Métis women, girls and those who identify with them.” The MNBC says, “through the power of Métis ceremony, sashing and gifting, we will heal our communities emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Chartered Communities will have the opportunity access materials and seed funding to host Sashing Our Warriors community dialogues and gatherings.”

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