[Canada] A national inquiry would empower First Nation women

[Canada] A national inquiry would empower First Nation women

Joseph  Quesnel Aand Steve Lafleur – Globe and Mail – Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Two recent deaths in Manitoba have once again pushed the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women into the political sphere. The government, up to now, has treated the issue as a matter of law enforcement. However, there are deeper issues and […]

[Australia] The Apology

[Australia] The Apology

Phil Coomes – BBC News – Wednesday, 04 Junes 2014 (originally published 25 May) Photographer Aletheia Casey recently returned to Australia after living abroad for five years and began work on a project looking at the process of reconciliation and apology to indigenous Australians. To mark National Sorry Day in Australia, Casey writes about the […]

Canada vows improved investigations for missing and murdered indigenous women

Canada vows improved investigations for missing and murdered indigenous women

Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) Ottawa, CANADA,NORTHERN AMERICA: Canadian police said Friday new research into a high number of murdered and missing aboriginal women would lead to more resources being dedicated toward high-risk native communities and would improve investigations of missing persons cases. The report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) […]

[Canada] Sisters' Day Out on Tuesday

[Canada] Sisters' Day Out on Tuesday

Northern Times – Friday, 21 February 2014 MALLEE District Aboriginal Services and the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria have teamed together to bring a Sisters Day Out® Workshop to the Aboriginal women in the Swan Hill region. The Sisters Day Out workshop is a day that celebrates Aboriginal culture and brings Aboriginal […]

[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

Craig Gilbert – London Community News – Friday, 17 January 2014 (originally published 14 Jan) Susan MacPhail often reflects on a young aboriginal woman who once passed through the doors at My Sisters’ Place. The “stunningly beautiful young woman” who came to London from a reserve in another part of the province suffered from schizophrenia. […]

Is UN conference on women side-stepping important human rights issues?

Is UN conference on women side-stepping important human rights issues?

Shaliz Navab – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I always considered myself quite globally aware, possessing a quadruple citizenship and having attended international schools all my life. Nevertheless the term diversity was redefined to me the moment I stepped into the United Nations building in New York City to attend […]

Violence against [Canada] Aboriginal women and the right to self-defence

Violence against [Canada] Aboriginal women and the right to self-defence

Robert Lovelace – Rabble.ca – Wednesday, 26 December 2012 (originally published 21 Dec) For months now First Nations Leadership has been calling on the Federal government for a commission to study why there are so many murdered and missing Aboriginal women in this country.  The government of Canada has refused.  Stephen Harper and his government […]

Bill gives rights to native [Canada] women

Bill gives rights to native [Canada] women

Mia Rabson – Winnipeg Free Press – 31 October 2012 (originally published 29 Oct) OTTAWA — Manitoba Conservative Leader Brian Pallister is returning to familiar territory today but in a very different role. He’s coming to advocate on various issues, including one he championed as an MP — marital property rights for aboriginal women. Currently, […]

UN to investigate missing aboriginal women

UN to investigate missing aboriginal women

Tanya Talaga – The Star – Tuesday, 10 January 2012 (originally published 06 Jan) Laurie Odjick is at a loss to explain what happened to her daughter Maisy and the teen’s best friend, Shannon Alexander. They vanished on Sept. 6, 2008, from Alexander’s Maniwaki, Que., apartment outside of the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg First Nation, an […]