by the end of the (2-year) project, QNW has set up a network of women capable of documenting the challenges faced by their communities. The objective is that QNW be more deeply rooted in communities, and that women’s concerns and questions be more easily forwarded to the organization. On their end, communities will be better equipped to set their own research agenda based on their needs.
The training will be given within the scope of a research project on the identity of Aboriginal women. We hope the results will provide another lens through which to view identity that differs from the criteria imposed by the Canadian legal framework (The “Indian Act”).