Lethbridge's Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society Receives $350,000 in Federal Funding

The money will be used for a three year project called "Blackfoot Women's Empowerment from Security to Prosperity."

Major federal funding for Lethbridge's Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society.
 
The Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Maryam Monsef, making the $350-000 announcement Friday.
 
The money will be used for a three-year project called "Blackfoot Women's Empowerment from Security to Prosperity." The goal is to empower Indigenous women to overcome the social, economic, and geographic barriers to their prosperity whether they live on or off reserve.
 
CEO of Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society, Tanya Pace-Crosschild, says "Since our inception, Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society's mission has been to nurture and support the strengths and resilience of Indigenous families, children, and youth. With this investment, we will empower Indigenous women with culturally appropriate community responses about economic prosperity for the benefit of all nations within the Blackfoot Confederacy."
 
Opokaa'sin is one of 15 organizations across Canada receiving federal funding for similar initiatives.

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