Saturday, March 18, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Resiliency among loss

Moose Jaw’s Isabelle Hanson Kenowekesequape shares her story of strength and sorrow and speaks to issues Indigenous women are facing
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald
Isabelle Hanson Kenowekesequape in the social
hall of St. Andrew’s United Church at the Moose Jaw
Transition House International Women’s Day luncheon.

By Lisa Goudy

Isabelle Hanson Kenowekesequape has seen a lot of pain in her life. She’s also experienced a lot of resiliency.

She’s a well-known face in the community and is a two-time nominee for Citizen of the Year. She also started the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association (WACA). This week, she was the featured speaker at the Moose Jaw Transition House’s International Women’s Day luncheon.

However, she, like many other First Nations women, has experienced a lot of loss and painful experiences that are still facing many people today, such as with missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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