Canadian Budget 2021: A Métis Woman’s Perspective

Ottawa, ON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

President Melanie Omeniho, of Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak / Women of the Métis Nation applauds the investments geared toward Women and Girls, and distinctions-based investment in the lives of Métis Women and their families, who have been disproportionately impacted by the global pandemic. In her affirmation of Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first federal budget, President Omeniho stated, “We wish to congratulate Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on her historic budget submission today, the first budget presented by a female Finance Minister in Canadian History. This budget assertively invests in improving the wellness, lives, and safety of Métis women and girls, as we address key issues such as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, anti-Indigenous racism in Canadian health care, distinctions-based mental health and wellness, and the need for Métis women to participate fully in a pandemic-impacted Canadian Economy.

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