Indigenous Women of The Wabanaki Territories (IWWT) is the provincial, not-for-profit, membership-based organization representing Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ gender-diverse people from Wabanaki and urban communities within the colonial borders of New Brunswick, Canada. Our office is located in the unceded Wolastoqewiyik homeland of Wolastokuk in the First Nation community of Sitansisk.
IWWT’s mission is to support, inform, and empower our membership to assert their inherent and unique Indigenous rights through capacity building, knowledge mobilization, healing and wellness, and strategic advocacy toward reclaiming traditional, Indigenous matriarchal leadership and strengthening individual and collective linguistic and cultural identities.
Check out the Indigenous Women of the Wabanaki quarterly newsletters on our website with. If you liked a physical copy we have them printed off at the office.
May 16th 2022 was the beginning of the inquest into Chantel Moore. Head over to our MMIWG section to see the available toolkit we have compiled in support of the family.
Erin Brooks has been missing since December 27th, 2021. She was last seen of video surveillance at the St. Mary's Smoke shop located at 150 Cliffe Street in Fredericton.
Erin is approximately 5'2" and weighs 115 pounds. She has brown eyes, and at the time of her disappearance her hair was dyed black. Erin also has multiple tattoos (see poster for reference) .
Words from Erin Brooks shared via Facebook in 2018, who has been missing for 30 days as of January 24th:
“I am a strong Maliseet woman. I am content. If there ever comes a time where I disappear.. where I go for groceries and do not return. Where I go to run other errands and do not return…please know: I did not voluntarily leave my family. I am not out partying. I did not go out and commit suicide somewhere. If ever DO NOT return home.. know that someone took me against my will worse. Do not make excuses as to WHY I have not returned home because it is a lie. Look for me. Please. Being an indigenous woman in Canada, there is a target on my back. I feel it-I really do. Too many of our women are disappearing”.
If you have any information on Erin’s whereabouts, or any information at all- please call Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477. There is a reward starting at $5000 with a Go Fund Me for additional funds.
Bring Erin home #MMIWG2S
It is our goal at IWWT, to support all of our Brothers and Sisters in every capacity, so that they may live and thrive comfortably & safely all across Turtle Island, and beyond.
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