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A London program that turns Indigenous women into warriors needs a financial lifeline – CBC

Positive Voice helps Indigenous women turn their lives around and live their dreams

Jan 24, 2020

A game-changing program for Indigenous women is in jeopardy thanks to cash crunch. Staff at Positive Voice program are looking for a new financial lifeline to continue their work turning peoples’ lives around.

The program at London’s Nokee Kwe Native Education Centre has been turning wall flowers into warriors since 2016. The seven-week course teaches women to overcome trauma, find self-confidence, get an education and embark upon a career to take control of their lives.

Now the program is in jeopardy after a one-time, two-year, $216,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation that has run its course.

“It’s heart breaking and sad. It’s discouraging,” said Mina Antone, a graduate of Positive Voice. “This program that was put together has helped so many people like myself.”

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