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August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  At our national office at NWAC, we do have the means to assist any of the officers and the police in training, as well as with our cultural component, because that's a very important component. We represent the Métis, the first nations and the Inuit. We are able to call in elders

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  First of all, one best practice is the inclusion of the communities, of the groups of people who are there. Also, I'm looking at the incident with Ms. Chantel Moore, what happened with the wellness check. When we're dealing with some of our indigenous people, we know the backgrou

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  I'd better look at the individuals themselves. It's a career they choose to go into. At the same time, one has to recognize it was the police force that came in and took our children out. With residential schools, with the Sixties Scoop, it was police in uniform who took our chil

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  First of all, you need communication. You need that open door for communication. The RCMP have to be seen in a first nations community as being allies. They need to come in not just when there's a fight or domestic violence. They need to come in for bike day activities with our c

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  First of all, you have to be able to meet with the women at our national organization. We need to be able to be included at the table so we can meet. We know the stories. We know the history. We eat it, we drink it, we walk it every day. The truth is we have cultural components t

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  First of all, I think when you go into the communities, you need to look at the women's organizations. I know at NWAC we have 13 PMAs. Those are president and territorial members who are elected by the women in those provinces. On a national level, I consider us to be the mother

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  Not to the best of my knowledge, but we are still moving forward with systemic racism. We are trying to do the best we can to be able to work with regard to the violence that's occurring in our communities. We know that systemic racism is there. That's why we're supporting Chante

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  First of all, I want to have them be able to correlate with us and to be able to include us at the table when anything is being done. It's been told in history that we've always been the problem. We know we've never been the problem. But you know what? We can be a solution to the

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  I'm not sure. When we look at the human trafficking, we have to look at where it's coming from. We look at our women as being very vulnerable, so do we put the emphasis on them? No. We need to be able to give them support. We have these camps, and our women are trafficked in the

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Public Safety committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for your words, Mr. Falconer. Good afternoon. My name is Lorraine Whitman Grandmother White Sea Turtle. I would like to acknowledge the territory of Mi'kma'ki, from where I am, of the L'nu people. I am also the president of the Native Women's Asso

August 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Status of Women committee  Do you still want me to answer that? Okay. Yes, [Technical difficulty—Editor] racism and discrimination, we're noticing that. I have spoken to Commissioner Lucki. We are working together and hoping that there will be some changes. We have given her recommendations. We also gav

July 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Status of Women committee  First of all, there is the cultural component as we defend and represent our first nation, Métis and Inuit women, making sure the cultural component is there so that they're in a comfort zone where they're able to get the help. That's with the shelters as well. There are only a f

July 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman

Status of Women committee  First of all, if we did have the national action plan, which was supposed to happen.... For nine months, the government could have reached out to our national organization. We submitted some suggestions and comments about how to work together and what's happening with the violenc

July 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Lorraine Whitman