Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

September 28, 2009 11:38 ET

Joint Statement by Minister Chuck Strahl and Minister of State Helena Guergis

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) - The following statement was released today by the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, and the Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State (Status of Women), on the election of Ms. Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell as the new President of the Native Women's Association of Canada:

"We are pleased to offer our congratulations to the new President of the Native Women's Association of Canada.

This Government remains committed to making a real difference in the quality of life for Aboriginal women across Canada. Therefore, we are investing in initiatives that support Aboriginal women and address issues such as economic development, health and well-being, the need for safe communities, and the importance of empowering more Aboriginal women to take on leadership roles. We are looking forward to working with the new President.

We also wish to acknowledge the leadership of Past-President Beverley Jacobs, who has led the organization with distinction."

Contact Information

  • Media Relations:
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    819-953-1160
    Status of Women Canada
    613-995-7839
    or
    Ministers' Offices:
    Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
    819-997-0002
    Office of the Honourable Helena Guergis
    819-956-4000