from ONWA:

Thunder Bay, ON – The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is saddened by the death of Jenna Ostberg, a young woman whose life was just beginning as she embraced her artistic skills and was “looked up to” for her style.

ONWA will be following the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation into the death of Jenna Ostberg. From the current publicly released information, this appears to be another situation where continuing systemic failures have put Indigenous women’s lives at risk.

Indigenous women, like all people, have the fundamental right to be safe. Supporting and working alongside Indigenous women for over 50 years, ONWA knows all too well that many Indigenous women are not safe in their everyday lives. ONWA advocates for prevention-focused supports and services that ensure Indigenous women and their families are safe.

Read the full media release on ONWA’s website.

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