First Nations Women
Women Make Big Gains In Canadian First Nations Leadership
Women recently made up half the candidates in a nationwide election for chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and First Nations (native Canadian) women say they're gaining political power. Says Michele Audette, president of the Quebec Native Women’s Association, “We started to think, we have to work with the men, and have a healing process. And we have to work with the women, and empower them."