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Erin Corston to lead Ontario Native Women’s Association – CBC.ca

Chapleau Cree First Nation’s Erin Corston to be headquartered in Thunder Bay

Feb 05, 2014

The new head of the Ontario Native Women’s Association says it’s time to give aboriginal women a stronger voice.

Erin Corston takes on the job as executive director at ONWA’s Thunder Bay headquarters, after working with groups like the Assembly of First Nations.

Corston said she’ll try to improve the lives of aboriginal women and their families.

“There’s issues related to violence and poverty,” she said “A lot of our women are carrying intergenerational trauma.”

Ensuring First Nations women have access to education is another priority for Corston.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/erin-corston-to-lead-ontario-native-women-s-association-1.2524297

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