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Timeline of Influential Indigenous Women

This reference tool presents a timeline of over 150 influential First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, recognizing the vital roles and contributions of Indigenous women to Canadian society.

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It is clear that most chronicles of the land known as Canada are presented solely from a male colonialist perspective. The voice of Indigenous women, who have borne the brunt of the assault on their cultures, has been largely silenced.

This job aid attempts to redress this situation by showcasing Indigenous women's history and their roles in Indigenous society. Users can search by key words to navigate the tool more efficiently and filter results based on subject area.

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Membertou First Nations woman recognized as one of 150 influential Indigenous women over the last 500 years
Krista Hodder, the Mi'kmaw physical activity leadership co-ordinator for Membertou First Nation, said she was humbled and honoured to be included in a timeline of 150 Influential First Nations, Inuit and Métis women over the last 500 years.

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Mobile App: Reconciliation: A Starting Point

Download the "Reconciliation: A Starting Point" app to access a wealth of information on Indigenous Peoples in Canada, key historical events, and reconciliation.

Indigenous Learning Series

Discover Canada's shared history with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

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