Two Six Nations women receive Order of Canada

OTTAWA Two Six Nations women have been invested as new members in the Order of Canada. Beverly Jacobs and Rebecca Jamieson were among 105 appointments to the Orderof Canada May 8 by Gov Gen Julie Payette. The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Jacobs was recognized for her work to promote the rights of Indigenous women and girls, notably as the lead researcher of the Stolen Sisters report. The report, released by Amnesty International in 2004, examined factors which contributed to a heightened risk of violence against Indigenous women in Canadian cities. Jacobs is a Mohawk Nation citizen of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. She served as president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada from 2004 to 2009 and now lives and practises law at…

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