Jacobs receives the Governor General’s Award

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The award is given out annually to honour those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of women.

In a press release Jacobs stated, “I am humbled today to receive this award. It means a lot to me to know that the work I do to benefit all Aboriginal women is being recognized at such a high level. To receive the same award that has been given to trailblazers before me such as Bertha Allen, Mary Two-Axe Early and Sandra Lovelace Nicholas is a tremendous honour.”

Jacobs was presented with the award at Rideau Hall, the residence of Governor General Michaëlle Jean. Her acceptance of the prestigious award was done in honour of the 509 missing and/or murdered women in Canada who have yet to have justice.

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