Supporting Kettle And Stony Point Aboriginal Victims Of Crime
McGuinty Government Invests In Community Services
Aboriginal victims of crime in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation are accessing new services to help them through the healing process.
With support from the Aboriginal Victims Support Grant Program, Kettle and Stony Point Health Services developed a new project to help address the unique needs of female Aboriginal victims of domestic violence.
In group therapy sessions, women use art and photography to help express their experiences of violence and victimization. The art and photographs are used to educate and inform health care providers so they can better support victims of domestic violence.
- The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation received $59,200 from the Aboriginal Victims Support Grant Program.
- Two million dollars has been awarded to 20 projects that support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes and historic abuse in remote areas of the province.
- Ontario is developing an Aboriginal Justice Strategy with a vision to provide equitable, coordinated, effective and responsive criminal justice services to all Aboriginal men, women, children and youth in Ontario.
“We recognize the importance of programs and services tailored and delivered by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people. This new project in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation is a creative way for a community to help its members heal.”
“The health and safety of our community members is always a top priority and we want to provide victims with quality services when they need them the most. Thanks to this grant, our health services are able to provide improved care to victims of domestic violence and increase awareness of our community members.”
Chief Liz Cloud