Some Projects to Date
1. Support services and advocacy to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and LGBT2S 2004 - present
2. Sisters in Spirit 2005 - 2010
Sisters in Spirit was a campaign to right this deeply wrong and bring honor and respect back to our Sisters in Spirit who have gone missing or been brutally murdered.
3. Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy 2004 to present
4. 100 Years of Saskatchewan; 100 Years of Aboriginal Women’s Contributions to Saskatchewan Communities
SAWCC launched a Centennial Project on March 28, 2005 in conjunction with the Proclamation of the Year of the First Nations and Metis Woman. This unique project provided a written legacy in honor of Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal Women over the past 100 years.
5. Economic Opportunities, Employment and Entrepreneurship Symposium
6. Provincial Partnership Committee on Missing Persons
SAWCC produced a Justice Research project on “Separation and Divorce in Aboriginal Communities” in partnership with Saskatchewan Justice. This report focuses on the justice needs of Aboriginal women in Saskatchewan, and the services, programs and resources available to or required within Aboriginal communities. It looks at family law issues and challenges facing Aboriginal women, families, and communities and highlights three primary areas of concern surrounding justice services: availability, accessibility and cultural sensitivity.
SAWCC conducted a Labour research project entitled “Balancing Work and Family” in partnership with Saskatchewan Labour. This initiative promotes awareness and discussion within the Aboriginal sector through outreach workshops on work and family issues and wellness strategies such as incorporating positive changes into the workplace.
Who Benefits? Compensation and Benefits for Indigenous Women in the Independent Assessment Process
- Putting a gender lens on the IAP for Residential School Survivors in collaboration with Dr. Cindy Hanson, University of Regina.
SAWCC has partnered with the Saskatchewan Institute on Public Policy (SIPP) for a SSHRC grant under the new “Knowledge Impact in Society” program. Our project is entitled “First Nations Self-determination and Good Governance: Connecting Research to Practice