Women for Women: Stories of Empowerment Activism in Northern Saskatchewan


This article underscores the power that a handful of women have if they remain steadfast in their determination to bring justice and empowerment to the Aboriginal women of the North. The research examines the impact that the La Ronge Native Women’s Council has had on their northern Saskatchewan community and more broadly to other northern Aboriginal women. It also looks at future possibilities that another group of northern Aboriginal women are engaged in. This is a story that reinforces the reality of “the personal is political.” The underlying goal of these activists is for northern Aboriginal women to live balanced, happy lives; they will fight for that outcome.

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