School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

The current generation’s Indigenous grandmothers could not vote in Canada without losing treaty rights and status

October 21, 2019

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) Newsletter - Sarah Niman with comments from Kathy Brock, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Women as mothers, sisters and daughters have a role to play in explaining to society how the use of lands and waters affects them in their daily lives,” writes Brock. Beyond voting, Indigenous women and gender-diverse people can help federal policymakers understand how their decisions affect communities. If they do not understand, or are not aware, they cannot respond to those needs effectively

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