A Cree Woman’s Call to Action on Animal Welfare – Toronto Star

A Cree Woman’s Call to Action on Animal Welfare – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202122 Views

April 30, 2021

Save Rez Dogs is an Indigenous-based, grassroots initiative started in 2016. The founder, Leah Arcand, from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, began to use the hashtag #SaveRezDogs while working and teaching a land based program in Thunderchild First Nation.

Save Rez Dogs provides resources and information for communities who are dealing with the overpopulation of dogs on reservations, and the subsequent issues that this can cause. The organization is sounding a call to action for communities to gather resources and develop their own dog management plan, as every community’s needs will be unique.

Leah shares that this began when she was teaching a land-based program for grade 7 and grade 8 girls at Thunderchild first nation. She began to feed and care for the friendly neighborhood dogs that would hang around the school. Leah Arcand joined SaultOnline to talk more about the initiative.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/04/30/a-cree-womans-call-to-action-on-animal-welfare.html

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