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Indigenous Peoples

Research shows violence is higher among Indigenous women than non-Indigenous women. According to the Statistics Canada Juristat Article, Violent Victimization of Aboriginal Women in the Canadian Provinces (2009), Aboriginal women are almost three times more likely to have been a victim of a violent crime, and are significantly more likely to report the most severe and potentially life-threatening forms of violence.

If you are a victim of family violence, it’s NOT YOUR FAULT. You:

  • do not deserve to be abused
  • have the right to live without fear
  • have the right to control your own life and make your own decisions

What resources and services are available for Indigenous women?

Indigenous women and their children can contact any of the family violence resources in Manitoba.

While all services address cultural needs, some family violence services in Manitoba are designed especially for Indigenous people, see more on Help for Indigenous Peoples.

Without help, abusive relationships only get WORSE.

Help is available

Contact one of the resources (see link below) for more information and find out how to create your own protection plan. If you are in an abusive relationship, or you know someone who may be, call 1-877-977-0007.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911

Where can I go for help?

How do I make a protection plan?