We Are All Treaty People

International Women’s Day 2024

  • Published - 08/03/2024
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  • Posted By - OTC
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Today is an important occasion to honour and commemorate the remarkable social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day not only serves as a time for celebration, but also as a call to action to advocate for the complete equality of women and gender balance.

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner encourages everyone to use the day to express gratitude to the women whose strength and resilience inspire them daily.

In Indigenous communities, women are revered as life-givers and caretakers of life, playing vital roles in their communities. Indigenous women are constantly working towards progress, often championing their causes without recognition or credit. Also, we are pleased to see the resurgence in the recognition of women's leadership roles within First Nations and organizations.

That said, women still encounter barriers. There remains a considerable journey ahead to ensure the safety, health, and increased participation of Indigenous women in society.

At the OTC, we stand in solidarity against any form of discrimination against women. We strive to cultivate positive Treaty relationships founded on principles of mutual recognition, respect, and shared responsibility, while also encouraging women's involvement in leadership and governance at all levels.

We need to work together to create a safer world for women and girls, particularly Indigenous women and girls. In our work we aim to amplify the MMIWG Calls to Justice and we appreciate those who join us in exploring avenues for meaningful change.

This International Women’s Day, take a moment to acknowledge the women in your lives—mothers, daughters, wives, aunties, friends, and colleagues—and commit to fostering an environment where they, and all women, can be safe, healthy, and free to pursue their dreams.