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BMO SUPPORTS TWHLS

Original published by BMO here. “Our goal is to create a loving, safe place for Indigenous women,” says Patti Pettigrew, President of the board of Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society.
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Global National: Jan 9

Global NationalThe Wednesday, January 9, 2019 edition of Global National with Dawna Friesen Indigenous advocates question why non-Indigenous offenders are serving time in healing lodges
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How healing lodges help Indigenous women rebuild their lives

by Joshua Pawis-Steckley   Originally posted on LocalLove.ca Often misunderstood, these centres offer vital cultural and spiritual connections BY SARAH BOESVELD In the mid-to late 1990s, Patti Pettigrew, of the
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Fundraising efforts underway to build much-needed Indigenous healing lodge in Toronto

“It’s a much needed-facility for Indigenous women.” Annette Francis Sep 18, 2019 Full article here.
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Indigenous healing lodge gets green light in Scarborough neighbourhood

Local residents had raised concerns about traffic, safety Laura Howells · CBC News · Posted: Jul 26, 2019 1:06 PM ET | Last Updated: July 26, 2019 Read the full article here.
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As Indigenous women inmate numbers rise, more supports needed after release

Number of Indigenous women in federal prisons has increased by 60 per cent in a decade Melanie Ferrier · CBC News · Posted: Nov 17, 2017 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 17,
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Women in poverty are falling into debtors’ prison, reports Elizabeth Fry Society

“Women are going to jail in Canada, especially Indigenous women, because they are unable to pay fines for small infractions.’ Penney Kome · rabble.ca  February 14, 2017 Read the full
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