National Native Leader Joins Missing Sisters Walk

Friday, July 25, 2008 at 14:57



The president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada is in Saskatoon today for the last day of the final walk in honour of Daleen Bosse.


Beverly Jacobs says she has been on this journey for the past four years with the Muskego family, and wanted to be here to offer support when the walk completes.


The Walk for Missing Sisters began Monday in Onion Lake.


Yesterday, Jacobs spoke to some participating in the walk — including the men — and encouraged them to take a stand against violence against women.


Jacobs notes violence will be a main topic at the upcoming National Aboriginal Women’s Summit in Yellowknife, which is where she is heading next.


She says violence leads to barriers for women in terms of accessing things like housing and justice.


Jacobs says children need to be reached at a young age to stop the cycle of violence.


She hopes to have an action plan after the summit that will speak to what kinds of programs each level of government needs to implement.