Initiated by the Saskatchewan First Nations Women’s Commission (SFNWC), the Saskatchewan First Nation Women’s Society Act passed in 2020, the first step in the creation of the Red Eagle Lodge, an Indigenous Women’s Institution that will serve Saskatchewan First Nations.
Red Eagle Lodge will operate front-line programs and services for First Nations women, the keepers of the home fire, and devote resources to strategic goals including the advancement of Women’s Rights and Sovereignty.
This institution is currently building its foundation by pursuing incorporation, business planning, and finalizing its governance structure, with the guidance and support of the SFNWC and the Women’s Secretariat of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation (FSIN).
Who is the SFNWC? The SFNWC is made up of all of the elected female Chiefs in Saskatchewan. These leaders act as an important and recognized regional voice for the advancement of First Nations women’s and children’s rights in Saskatchewan. The SFNWC is committed to the development and sustenance of healthy communities within which all First Nations people thrive.
- Conduct research and develop programs in support of leadership, governance, community development, and personal and professional development
- Create awareness and understanding of socio-economic issues facing First Nations women, girls and families including: MMIWG, violence against women and girls, sexual exploitation, mental health, trauma, self-care, community and family wellness, addictions, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other priorities identified by SFNWC
- Advocate for substantive equality to address gender-based violence, historical disadvantages, intergenerational trauma and discrimination
- Ensure all programs provide holistic, accessible and culturally-appropriate services for women and gender-diverse peoples
Red Eagle Lodge currently hosts three important annual events:
Is your organization interested in supporting We Rise and the initiatives of Red Eagle Lodge?
There are some great opportunities to present keynote speakers, performances, and to help us get the word out about this important event.
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