Do not be overly deferential to definitions -- they are always in flux, always contested.
missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Concrete things that you can do to make sure that women are safe and the report moves forward.
The justice system was designed to fail Cindy Gladue, just as it has failed to deliver justice for countless Indigenous women, girls and their communities.
The final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be released on June 3. How will the government respond to its claim of a "Canadian genocide?"
It is long past the time that Saskatchewan take real steps to stem the race-based violence and deaths of First Nations from whose lands and waters every single resident benefits.
Tina Fontaine did not kill herself. Tina died because federal, provincial and state agencies charged with keeping her safe, all failed to protect her. And for that, Canada should stand trial.
#JusticeForTinaFontaine gatherings are taking place today in Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax, on Feb. 24 in Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal, Oriliia and Regina, and on Feb. 25 in Guelph, Calgary and London.
Here are some organizations working to make systemic change and ensure justice for Tina Fontaine.
As a white settler enjoying life on stolen land and broken promises, I'm unable to join in this celebration. We must work towards meaningful reconciliation with the true founding nations of this land.
Given that its terms focus on the "vulnerabilities" of Indigenous women and girls as opposed to failures of governments and service agencies -- the inquiry risks missing the whole point.