Indigenous woman chief brings Canada separation and politics together

Indigenous woman chief brings Canada separation and politics together

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Victoria Island, Ottowa, CANADA: In January advocates at the Nobel Women’s Initiative released a statement in support of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and the Idle No More movement in Canada, and globally. Today, after numerous public calls for her to end her ‘liquid only’ hunger strike to end indigenous discrimination and a […]

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 […]

International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women

Michael Evans – Earth Times – Tuesday, 16 October 2012 (originally published 15 Oct) Throughout history, women traditionally have been the backbone of society. While men have gone off hunting or fighting, it has always been the women who have quietly stayed behind to run everything in their absence, caring for children and older relatives, […]

Tears and rage for my fallen native sisters

Tears and rage for my fallen native sisters

Sheila North Wilson –  Globe and Mail – Thursday, 30 August 2012 (originally published 27 Aug) Days after talking to the mother, sisters and children of a woman believed to have been murdered by a serial killer, I received a disturbing voice message on my office line at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. The anonymous […]

Native Andean Women Weave a Future in Bolivia

Native Andean Women Weave a Future in Bolivia

Jenny Cartagena – IPS – Friday, 06 April 2012 (originally published 04 April) COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, Apr 4, 2012 (IPS) – Their skill and dexterity in weaving textiles, to be worn on festive occasions or displayed in windows for sale to tourists, have become the mainstay of indigenous women and their families in Cochabamba, Bolivia. “We […]