Celebrating 25 Years of the Esquao Awards
For nearly 25 years, the Esquao Awards has highlighted the amazing work of Indigenous women throughout Alberta and Canada. From its humble beginnings, the Esquao Awards have grown to be the single largest recognition event of Indigenous women in the country.
Four years ago, as the event continued to grow, the Government of Canada began conducting a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Earlier in 2019, the Government of Canada published the Final Report, along with 231 Calls for Justice.
The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) wanted to mark the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Esquao Awards by looking back at past Award recipients, their stories, and how their work has been leading these Calls for Justice for decades.
Indigenous Women in Alberta
R v Barton
The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) react to the Supreme Court of Canada Judgment in R v Barton
May 24, 2019 Edmonton/Toronto – This morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision to order a new trial on manslaughter with partial dissent of three judges who would have ordered a new trial on manslaughter and murder.