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Manitoba will host the third National Aboriginal Women’s Summit Nov. 1-2 in Winnipeg.
The meeting is expected to draw key decision makers from the federal, provincial and territorial governments. Their focus will be on ending the violence and exploitation of women.
National Aboriginal organizations are also invited to participate.
"We all have a stake in stopping the abuse and exploitation of vulnerable women and girls in Canada," said Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson in announcing the gathering. "This summit is a critical opportunity for governments to continue working with those on the front lines toward ending a national tragedy that knows no provincial boundaries."
The first National Aboriginal Women’s Summit was held in Newfoundland in 2007 and resulted in numerous recommendations aimed at improving social and economic conditions of Aboriginal women and their families. The second summit was held in the Northwest Territories in 2008 and built upon the recommendations of the first in areas such as health, safety, wellness, equality and empowerment, said Robinson.