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National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

Commented Dec 23, 2012 at 12:14:55 in Canada British Columbia

“Thanks Robert! I appreciate your kind words!”
National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

Commented Dec 23, 2012 at 12:14:00 in Canada British Columbia

“That's funny...because that's exactly what people say to deny their privileged - achieved through the oppression of others through racism, patriarchy and class. Don't fool yourself buddy, you didn't get where you are by hard work alone.”
National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

Commented Dec 23, 2012 at 10:06:13 in Canada British Columbia

“Apparently you didn't read and/or understand my piece. Aboriginal peoples ARE the one's with the ideas and have been coming up with ALL of the solutions represented in ALL of the government inquiries. Because Aboriginal people are controlled by a hostile foreign power, they are REQUIRED to engage the State continuously to protect even basic human rights. And we are lead to believe, by the State, that these inquiries are the best way to do this. Furthermore, in addition to inquiries, Aboriginal communities across this country have been working hard to make significant changes in their own communities. In fact ABORIGINAL PEOPLE are the ONLY ONES providing detailed and substantial solutions to ALL of our problems. It is the STATE and the politics of racism and colonialism that hinder these possibilities.”

Robert C Lawson on Dec 23, 2012 at 12:02:37

“sorry, but not exactly true,, some of my solutions are in action as we speak, you arent reading about them due to the risks involved,, but we live here too,, it matters to all of us,I for one, dont care what your ethnicity is, this kind of criminal action goes way beyond the personal,Lets not forget that many victims are not natives,, they are people,, and that is what is important,, if we go off on "race", we empower the abusers of others,btw, some of the abusers are natives as well,, a recent story on this very site discusses this,,its not about race, its about real justice!, and the victims,, not the abusers and pals,,”

Hal Wood on Dec 23, 2012 at 11:41:46

“I don't think constantly calling Canadians names is going to help. Calling hard working people racists etc, seems to be what one says when they have no solutions.”
Is Anyone Listening To The 'Forsaken,' Marginalized Women Of Vancouver?

Is Anyone Listening To The 'Forsaken,' Marginalized Women Of Vancouver?

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 17:20:49 in Canada British Columbia

“I am actually in the process of reading the report. My question was intended more generally - because I don't believe a lot of people are listening.”

BigLittle on Dec 20, 2012 at 21:12:31

“Fair enoungh. Action mustn't be limited to just an integrated police force and a shelter!”
The Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

The Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 10:19:02 in Canada British Columbia

“I totally agree Gladys - the 48 Hours special was so problematic. It virtually deraced the cases entirely, and privileged the cases involving young white women. Without this analysis of racism and colonialism, they provide a very narrow and problematic representation of the Highway of Tears cases.”
The Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

The Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 10:15:55 in Canada British Columbia

“Thanks for posting that link Donna! What a succinct description of the violence experienced by Aboriginal women and girls in colonial Canada.”

Donna Meness on Dec 18, 2012 at 23:30:11

“No problemo.. my grandmother had 6 daughter, lost three to TB & sent her other three  to Tuscarora Reservation in NY state to keep them away from being attacked by the weekend vigilantes that the Indian Agent /Justice of the Peace convened every weekend.
 
Every community has children borne from settler rape..sigh
 
 
 ”
The Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

The Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

Commented Dec 16, 2012 at 09:43:15 in Canada British Columbia

“Apologies to Jason Gratl for mischaracterizing his report.This will be changed.

Best Wishes,
Robyn”