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I think about it all and wonder if there are enough dresses or symbols in the world to signify that pain and distress for Indigenous people.
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It takes a community to exploit a native woman. When the exploitation or assault of an indigenous woman is discussed there are comments blaming the woman, or the condition of Indian life, or they say...
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The Human Rights Watch report documents allegations of police abuse.
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Wendy Carlick was an advocate for missing and murdered indigenous women.
She says Canada needs to hear the truth about the violence endured by generations of indigenous women and girls.
An open letter says people are "deeply concerned" about the inquiry.
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Doctors said some women were so scared to travel alone they would hide their pregnancies.
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The self as we know it is a Western construct - a white invention. Self-help, self-love and ascribing value to the self couldn't be more white, because it all amps up to the idea that people have quantifiable values and that value is directly related to meaning.
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The 29-year-old's death was ruled accidental.
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Her speech "shocked" Sen. Murray Sinclair.
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“It’s time for things to change. And it’s changing today.”
Indigenous people are subject to racism, whether they are professors, authors, award winners, self-made or struggling. Our voices won't be silenced. I say: name your culprits and give them the exposure they desire.
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"Family members, loved ones have been waiting for decades to be heard."
Indigenous women and children are especially vulnerable.
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Advocates said aboriginal women tend to be "underprotected and overpoliced."
Missing Persons Canada
Justin Trudeau announced on International Women's Day that a Canadian woman will appear on the next series of bank notes expected in 2018. And the Bank of Canada is now inviting nominations as to who should appear on the bill. This is our chance to have a say and perhaps at the same time make a statement.
The group says the failure of British Columbia's own missing-women inquiry should be a lesson in what not to do.
Government of Canada
As an Indigenous woman who is currently studying law, you are truly an inspiration. There are literally no words to describe the overwhelming feelings I have experienced over the last couple of days. But "law student" is only one of the many hats that I wear. I am also a sex work activist, who advocates for the decriminalization of sex work.
Scores of aboriginal women are still missing in Canada in 2014 — cases that are likely to haunt this nation for years and decades ahead. Below are just a handful of the aboriginal women who are still...
There's an epidemic in our country that our government is refusing to respond to. For Indigenous women in Canada, the idea that they might go missing is a terrifying reality. The United Nations has urged Canada to launch a national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women. But Harper has not been willing to act. Disappointing as the news is, it's, unfortunately, not surprising that a settler-colonial state does not value the lives of Indigenous women as much as other citizens.
Missing Manitoba Women
First Nations women are being taken from urban and rural areas of Manitoba and Ontario and are sold into slavery, sent by ship from Thunder Bay to Duluth, Minnesota. As the MP for Churchill and the Status of Women Critic for the Official Opposition, I must call upon the federal government to react effectively to these allegations of terrible violence.
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 her Winnipeg home. “I knew that something wasn’t right,...