Niagara Womens Enterprise Centre
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Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous People

Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre recognizes that our current society does not provide equal employment opportunities for Indigenous Women.  We acknowledge that work must be done to uplift and create equity so that all people can equally benefit from the land that we are situated on.  We welcome Indigenous Women and 2Spirit individuals who face unique intersectional discrimination based on racism and sexism to join us at NWEC in creating equal opportunities for employment and growth.

At Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre, we stand together as women.  We do not allow beliefs, religion, nationality, ethnicity or language to come between us. Our goal is to enable us to move forward and advance the status of women throughout the world and that the value of women be recognized in our families, our communities, our workplaces, our country and the world. We hope that we use our ideas, our knowledge, our experience to promote the worth of women and that we combine our strengths to move forward in peace, in serenity and in love.  It is our greatest hope that women of all generations will do their part to achieve harmony and equality among all human beings.  NWEC believes that we have an important role in this work and we hope to continue moving forward.

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize with great reverence that we are situated on the traditional lands of the Haudensaunee and the Anishnaabeg people, many of whom continue to live and work here today. We appreciate their generosity in allowing us to live, learn, grow, play and gather on this territory. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people and acknowledging this history reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.