Government of Alberta announces funding to combat violence against two-spirit people

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The financial assistance is intended to help establish strategies to improve safety and inclusiveness.



The Government of Alberta is taking action to end violence toward two-spirit people.

On Thursday, the province announced nearly $100,000 in grant funding was being directed to the Edmonton 2 Spirit Society.

The financial assistance is intended to help create a plan to address Calls for Justice in the National Inquiry’s Final Report into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG+) as it relates to those across the sexuality spectrum.

In a media release, Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson stated the move is part of the government’s broader plan to address the Calls for Justice.

“The province is proud to announce this funding to bring hope and healing to the survivors and families of missing and murdered two-spirit people,” he said.

“We will soon present Alberta’s larger response to the National Inquiry’s Final Report on MMIWG2S+ people.”

The grant comes as part of a $1.5-million investment from the province which includes supporting employment programs for Indigenous women, but the funding isn’t specifically for MMIWG+.

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