Aboriginal Women

Aboriginal women’s well-being is a priority for the Government of Alberta. On June 22, 2015 the Alberta government announced its support for the call for a National  Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.  Read the news release.

Indigenous Relations supports initiatives aimed at improving economic opportunities and the social well-being of Aboriginal women in Alberta.

Our actions to date include:

  • The Alberta government supports the call for a National  Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

  • Establishing and working with the First Nations Women’s Economic Security Council and Métis Women’s Economic Security Council to address social and economic needs of Aboriginal Women in Alberta.

  • Supporting community initiatives that help Aboriginal women in areas such as education, training and employment, and increased entrepreneurial opportunities. We also support community projects that promote safety, and the prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and girls.

  • Working with the provincial, territorial and federal Aboriginal Affairs Working Group, along with national Aboriginal organizations to develop options aimed at ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls, and increasing their economic security. Alberta also works with the province’s Aboriginal communities to determine which options may work best at the local community level.