I know who I am’: Saskatoon group with international connections aims to turn young women into leaders – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201941 Views

Group part of research project looking at impacts of gender-based violence in young Indigenous women’s lives

Mar 08, 2019

What began as branch of an international research project that is exploring gender-based violence has turned into tight-knit group of Saskatchewan Indigenous girls gaining self-confidence and finding inner strength.

“(It) makes me kind of proud to be able to speak up about things that other girls from around the world aren’t able or don’t speak about,” said Cindy Moccasin, 15, one of the seven members of Young Indigenous Women’s Utopia.

“I have learned to not care what others might say about me, because I know who I am and how I am.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/young-indigenous-womans-utopia-1.5047057

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