From Global News–The Manitoba government has promised $3 million in funding to help build a healing village to help at-risk Indigenous women and girls.
Planned by the Indigenous women-led organization, Clan Mothers, the healing village will provide supports for women who have been victims of multi-generational trauma, sexual violence, sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
“The healing village will use treatment models that incorporate Indigenous methodologies and we will revisit the long-standing Indigenous matrilineal model of healing,” explained Elder Mae Louise Campbell, co-founder, Clan Mothers Healing Village, in a government news release.
“As sexual exploitation and trafficking continue to be social injustices experienced by Indigenous women, it is time for a change.”
The village will be built on land near Victoria Beach that officials said has been donated by the Catholic Church. Construction is expected to begin in the spring.