About the Campaign

About the Campaign

The She is Indigenous campaign is raising awareness about the strengths and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis women in Ontario and the rest of Canada.

The campaign is the outcome of a series of discussions with national and provincial Indigenous advisory groups concerned with and working towards reducing violence against Indigenous women and girls. The expertise and guidance they provided was to hear and share the voices of Indigenous women and to challenge the negative stereotypes that many non-Indigenous Canadians hold about Indigenous women.

The result is She is Indigenous, a strengths-based campaign that honours the everyday contributions of Indigenous women across the province and country and provides resources to educate non-Indigenous Canadians about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis history and culture.

With funding from the Province of Ontario, the campaign is being led by Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LFMO), the national organization representing Métis women, and supported by numerous national and Ontario-based Indigenous organizations.

Listen to and download You are the Fire, the She is Indigenous campaign song, by Summer Sage–Laura Langstaff and Melissa Hall.

Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak would like to acknowledge the following partners for their financial support of this campaign.


Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak would like to thank the following organisations for contributing to the creation process of this campaign.

Carlton Comprehensive High School
Igloolik Community Centre
Kativik Regional Police
Summer Sage
Leah Panimera and Rhoda Angutimarik

Les Filles de Madeline
Ottawa Heart Institute
St. Mary’s First Nation
Six Nations Polytechnic
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Thank you to our advisory groups:

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada

Provincial – Ontario
Independent First Nations
Six Nations of the Grand River
Métis Nation of Ontario
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Ontario Native Women’s Association

Assembly of First Nations
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak
Métis National Council
National Association of Friendship Centres
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada

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