To my Feminist Sisters
This letter, To my Feminist Sisters, is in response to a friend's observation about how the Canadian feminist movement normally supports causes such as finding the abducted girls in Nigeria, but not the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) of Canada.
This is partly because of the structural complicity of settler society in the oppression against Indigenous societies in Canada. In the search for justice it is easier to focus more on issues where they feel they are not implicated.
There are two reasons that could explain why citizens who should, do not treat the issue of MMIW with the urgency that it deserves. One is systemic and the other has to do with misplaced understanding of the rights, roles and responsibilities of being a Canadian........
This is an abridge version of the letter that originally appeared on sassykookum and is reprinted with permission.