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) […]

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Alysa Landry – Indian Country – Tuesday, 01 October 2013 (originally published 30 Sept) Only four out of 100 residents of Montana’s Blackfeet Nation feel safe, according to Wendy Bremner, a victim’s specialist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Children on this 3,000-square-mile reservation near the United States-Canada border experience adverse events at more than […]

Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert

Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert

Marianela Jarroud – IPS – Monday, 18 March 2013 (originally published 13 Mar) SANTIAGO, Mar 13 2013 (IPS) – Three indigenous communities from the Chilean highlands have just received solar panels, which will be set up and maintained by unlikely solar engineers: five native women who travelled halfway around the world to India and overcame […]

Student seeks native women firsts

Student seeks native women firsts

Michael-Allan Marion – Brantford Expositor Canada – Monday, 04 March 2013 (originally published 27 Feb) A Laurier Brantford student is issuing a Canada-wide appeal to find indigenous women who were first in their fields. With International Women’s Day on March 8, Sally Simpson, 48, said it is important to showcase the milestones of indigenous women. […]

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, […]

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 American women have little recourse against attackers

Native American women have little recourse against attackers

Katie Reilly with Marielle DeJong – WNN Opinion (WNN/PM) Washington, DC, U.S.: As a result of the unprecedented rates of violent crimes against Native American women, there has been an increase in legislation dealing with criminal investigations and legal procedures on Native American reservations. For example, the Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women Act (SAVE […]

[U.S. Congress Violence Against Women Act] tribal provisions [for Native American women] are constitutionally sound


[U.S. Congress Violence Against Women Act] tribal provisions [for Native American women] are constitutionally sound


Jefferson Keel – Hill – Tuesday, 15 May 2012 (originally published 10 May) There is a group of criminals, on Native American lands, who assault, rape, and abuse Native women and they can’t be arrested. These criminals are non-Native men. They don’t have to face a judge, spend any time behind bars, or be hounded […]