CAP celebrates Indigenous women

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Dear Editor:
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) proudly stands in solidarity with Indigenous
women, celebrating their resilience, strength and invaluable contributions to their
communities as we observe International Women’s Day. Indigenous women have been the
heartbeat of our cultures for generations, embodying wisdom, leadership and cultural
Throughout this celebration, The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples pauses to pay respect and
honour to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit+ individuals
(MMIWG2S+). Their lives, stories and legacies serve as a reminder of the ongoing
injustices faced by Indigenous women and the urgent need for action and justice.
CAP stands in solidarity with their families and communities, advocating for truth,
accountability and systemic change to address the root causes of violence and
CAP National Chief Elmer St. Pierre expressed profound respect for Indigenous women,
stating: “Indigenous women are the backbone of our communities, carrying the wisdom of
our ancestors and guiding us toward a brighter future. Their resilience in the face of
adversity is a testament to their strength and spirit.”
In recognition of the ongoing challenges faced by Indigenous women, CAP is dedicated to
providing advocacy, support and resources to address systemic barriers. We strive to create
a more equitable and inclusive society where Indigenous women can thrive.
Vice Chief Kim Beaudin emphasizes the importance of solidarity and collaboration,
stating: “As Indigenous peoples, we must stand together in support of our women,
recognizing their central role in our communities and cultures.”
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, CAP calls upon governments, organizations
and individuals to honour and uplift Indigenous women. Together, let us create a world
where Indigenous women are valued, respected, and empowered.
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is the national voice representing the interests of
Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living of –
reserve. Today, over 80 per cent of Indigenous people live of -reserve.

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