The Flin Flon and Area Against Sexual Exploitation Committee invites everyone to join them Tuesday for their 10th annual Grandmother’s Walk. The Committee’s Keely Patterson says they hold this walk each year on the fall equinox in support of a group called Grandmother’s Protecting Our Children who hold their Sacred Walk each year on this day. She explains it was started by a grandmother who became outraged after hearing stories of abuse by adults on children in the form of sexual exploitation so she called upon Aboriginal women, leaders and grandmothers to stand together and let it be known that children’s voices need to be heard, they are not alone and they are loved. As elders and grandmothers these women have reclaimed their roles as protectors of our children and the message that they give is Children Are Sacred.
Patterson adds the sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children, youth and adults is a serious concern in Manitoba, Canada and around the globe.
There will be a cultural teaching from 4 to 5 at Neighbors of the North Park Tuesday followed by the start of the walk at 5 ending at Pioneer Square with entertainment and refreshments. In case of rain their alternate location will be the Friendship Centre