Report from the UN Committee raises concerns about missing and murdered Aboriginal women, Bill C-51, immigration detention measures for asylum seekers, among a wide range of issues.
missing and murdered Indigenous women
Mainstream media across the spectrum are nearly unanimous in describing the TRC report as heart-rending and moving. The less visible, but very real, current of white backlash tells a different story.
Christa Big Canoe
Why did a Canadian court allow the most intimate part of Cindy Gladue's body to be evidence in a jury trial? Christa Big Canoe discusses the dehumanization of Cindy Gladue.
John Bonnar Audio Blog
Convinced that Cindy had consented to the violence that left an 11 cm wound in her vagina causing her to bleed to death, an almost all-white, almost all-male jury acquitted her killer, a white man.
Last week, a motstly-male jury that did not include any Aboriginal people, acquitted Cindy Gladue's killer.
To those who know the legacy of violence against Indigenous women, the appalling case of Cindy Gladue does not create confusion.
We need to push for an inquiry to bring awareness for our Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada.
Mar 20, 2015
Ryerson Student Centre
55 Gould StreetToronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 27.8028" N, 79° 22' 41.2968" W
Reflections on the ongoing crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women will be held at the Ryerson Student Centre this Friday March 20.
Canada has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted.
Join in the celebration of International Women's Day 2015 via livestream. Starting 11AM on March 7!