Aboriginal Women

Most Missing And Murdered Women In The North Are Aboriginal

CBC | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Politics

A recently released data base shows that the already high numbers of missing and murdered aboriginal women in the north are higher than previously ...

Winnipeg Signs On With UN To Fight Violence Against Women

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Impact

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's capital is the first Canadian city to join a United Nations campaign aimed at reducing violence against women and there's hope t...

How I'm Raising Awareness About Violence Against Women

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

On this day to combat and raise awareness of violence against women, I donate to our women's shelters, and light candles in remembrance of many: all those I have known who have been hurt by a family member, a partner, a friend, an acquaintance; all those who are still struggling to escape the violence; and all those who are slowly healing.

What Were the Makers of Cracked Thinking?

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
D.K. Latta

Often modern Canadian TV series will tackle issues (if at all) with a certain bourgeois indignity, as though trying to seem mad but not really sure about what, or why. Some series I've seen will work themselves up over seeming non-issues, or like the writers don't really know much about their topics.

Aboriginal Stereotypes Can Be Deadly

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When Jane walked into emergency to make sure her abdominal pains didn't signal problems with her pregnancy, she rubbed at a speck of dirt irritating her eye. The nurses took a look at Jane and leapt to their own conclusion: a pregnant aboriginal teen with reddened eyes? She must be on drugs or abused.

How Government Should Treat Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Tuesday night the Special Committee On Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will meet for the first time. This special committee, created by the Liberal motion unanimously passed on February 19, will have the mandate to conduct hearings on the critical matter of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

As an Immigrant, I Get More Respect than Canada's Aboriginals

Obert Madondo | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Obert Madondo

The upcoming 7th annual Ottawa Sisters in Spirit (SIS) vigil is a special event for me as a recent immigrant to Canada. It offers me the opportunity to reflect on what it means for my adopted country to embrace and heal me, while neglecting the perennial issue of the missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Canada restored that which Zimbabwe denied me for the first 32 years of my life: human dignity. But Canada cares for me, an immigrant, more than it cares for Aboriginal people. If there is another western country that has so many people from one racialized group missing or murdered and still has neither the political will nor strategy to find lasting a solution, please let me know.

Why Are Manitoba's Aboriginal Women Going Missing?

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada Impact

In October 2011, Shannon Buck’s daughter disappeared. Fourteen-year-old Lauren had taken off for a weekend or two before, but always returned to ...

Disappearing Aboriginal Women Are Canada's Secret Shame

Martin Lukacs | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
Martin Lukacs

Killed in their homes and in the streets, on and off reservations, by acquaintances and by strangers, Aboriginal women are the victims of an unmistakable epidemic of violence. The government's expressions scarcely mask the truth written out in their policies and inaction: these women are disposable.

Feminism 2.0: "Lift as You Climb"

Edward Jackson | Posted 09.09.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

Though the movement faces menacing, mutating challenges everywhere, global feminism -- I'm talking about today's 2.0 version -- is a dynamic force driven by passion. This is heavy lifting. It requires focus, strength, resilience, and commitment to a larger, shared goal.

No To Aboriginal Women Plan: Ambrose

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA -- Women's status ministers declared solidarity with the hundreds of protesters who took to Parliament Hill on Tuesday to raise awareness about...