The Women of IAAW: Winnie Cardinal

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November 30, 2018 by

Winnie is a First Nations woman from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, proud mother of 5, and a recent graduate of the Empower U Financial Literacy Program. As a busy mother of five, she knows the importance of being financially literate. Although at first, she was unsure about what she would get out of the program, she ended up really enjoying her classes. Her favourite part of the program is that it is woman-based, and the small groups make it easy to feel comfortable. The environment was also non-judgemental, and she felt reassured that everything that was shared in the group was confidential.

When asked about her favourite part of the program, she said it was goal setting and realizing that goal by the end of the program. In her own words, “I was so excited that I saved so much. It feels good to have something put away for my kids”. Part of Winnie’s savings will go towards a sewing machine so she can make her kids’ pow-wow outfits. Great job Winnie!