EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it is creating two councils to help aboriginal women achieve their economic and social goals.
Premier Alison Redford says in a release that the councils will give native women a greater voice on issues that affect them and their communities.
The two groups — one for First Nations women and the other for Metis women — will report directly to the aboriginal relations minister.
Their tasks will be to identify challenges aboriginal women face in Alberta and to provide advice on how to overcome those barriers.
A government working group with representation from various ministries and programs will support the councils.