The achievements of Saskatchewan’s aboriginal women will be front and centre at TCU Place Thursday night for the first annual “Strength of Our Women” awards gala and dinner.
The gala is being put on by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and the Saskatchewan First Nations Women’s Commission (SFNWC) to recognize the contributions and achievements of First Nations women and girls.
“Our First Nations women are extraordinary and have to be seen in that light. Our women are strong, successful and resilient and we need society to see them as extraordinary,” FSIN Interim Chief Kimberly Jonathan said in a media release.
Women from across the province have been nominated in 12 categories including arts, business, culture, education, and sports.
SFNWC will also use the opportunity to remind the community that First nations women are nearly three times more likely than non-First Nations women to report being a victim of a violent crime and the high rates of missing and murdered indigenous women in Saskatchewan.
For information or tickets visit the FSIN website.