First Nations women want silence on sexual abuse to end – Thunder Bay – CBC News

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation Womens Council says its time to end the silence about sexual abuse in First Nations.At a meeting over the weekend in Thunder Bay, council spokesperson Jackie Fletcher said painful events from the past have fostered a cycle of abuse. She said the only way to break it is to openly acknowledge the problem.Fletcher said First Nations leaders need to create a safe environment in which victims can speak out — as well as for abusers to come forward, admit what theyve done, and deal with the issues behind the abuse.

via First Nations women want silence on sexual abuse to end – Thunder Bay – CBC News.

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