Since the news of her body being found along the Trans-Canada highway in New Brunswick was made public, several prominent media and political voices have argued that Loretta's murder had nothing to do with her being an indigenous woman. It doesn't matter what the accused knew about Loretta Saunders. The point I've been trying to make and Loretta is making in her work is that indigenous women are more vulnerable due to the social impacts of being both indigenous and a woman in Canada; increased levels of poverty and social isolation among them.
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology
Darryl Leroux is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. He teaches courses in classical and contemporary social theory, critical race theory, studies of colonialism, multiculturalism and diversity and the sociology of education. He has taught previously at Carleton University and at the University of Ottawa, in both English and French.
After hearing about Loretta's murder, I walked home, the loneliest walk of my life. I was her thesis advisor an I am still in shock at the news, especially of her final resting place. That image hurts beyond anything I could say in words. Lying in a ditch along the Trans-Canada Highway. I simply cannot get this image out of my mind.
03/06/2014 09:55 EST
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