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#ImNotNext: Indigenous women use social media to demand change

Photo: Sar_rain twitter

"I'm Not Next."

A chorus of resistance is rising on social media this week, as Indigenous girls and women take a stand against furthering their portrayal as victims by posting pictures of themselves with the hashtag #ImNotNext.

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| September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014 |
OPSEU joins NUPGE and the CLC in calls for an immediate national public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.
| September 10, 2014

Why are we hesitant to name white male violence as a root cause of #MMIW?

Photo: flickr/L.C. Nøttaasen

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a rise in media coverage of violence against Indigenous girls and women following the murder of 15 year old Tina Fontaine. Discussion reached its peak last week during the annual meeting of premiers, which was seen as a venue to push for action to address the root causes of this ongoing atrocity. Yet as the meeting fades out of memory and Tina becomes the latest in the seemingly endless string of murdered young women, I fear that this flurry of dialogue and public outrage has yet again failed to bring about real change.

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| August 22, 2014
| August 12, 2014
| July 8, 2014
Photo: flickr/Kt Ann
| June 6, 2014
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