Feminism needed in Indigenous communities says Membertou mother

Caroline (Kalo) Sylvester, a L’nu woman from Membertou First Nation, says feminism in Indigenous communities is needed to restore balance.

“Our voices as women are important, our stories are important to be heard and I think it brings so much balance when women lead things or when women voice things,” said the 24-year-old.

She was a panelist at the “Let’s talk Feminism” event earlier this week at the Old Sydney building where Sylvester explained the need to return to a matriarchal society in Mi’kmaq communities.

Matriarchal societies are when women are at the centre of the power structure and Sylvester thinks a return to that society is important for healing. She hopes to see more women have seats in the current chief and council system. And she says seeing Indigenous women hold those seats would be empowering. Full story here.

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