It keeps happening. Young, aboriginal women across Canada found dead or severely beaten. But for them, and the families of the 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women, this week's announcement of a federal government inquiry offers a rare moment to celebrate. I applaud the Liberal Government for finally recognizing that we, Indigenous women, are valued enough to make this a national issue. A lot of women have been working for many years around this issue.
Terri Brown has been working to protect First Nation women for nearly 20 years. She is the former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada and founder of the Sisters in Spirit campaign for missing and murdered aboriginal women. She is currently the Chief of the Tahltan Band in Northern BC.
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