The Seeds Have Been Planted #MMIWG (More Updates) Awareness of kidnappings and murders in Indian Country — and the need for policies to stem them — has grown in recent years. Above, Kenny Still Smoking touches the tombstone of his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who disappeared from school in 1979 and was found frozen on a mountain, as he visits her grave on […]

U.N. Probes Canada’s Neglect of Aboriginal Women

By Sally Armstrong, WeNews guest author [March 9, 2014] The first CEDAW investigation in a developed country is a “big black eye for Canada,” says one activist. The findings may not produce government action, but can stir activism, says Sally Armstrong in this excerpt from the book “Uprising.” A placard in Vancouver with faces of […]

Canada’s 600 Missing Aboriginal Women #FirstNations #NDN

Organization of American States Joins International Scrutiny of Canada’s  Missing Aboriginal Women By David P.  Ball (Photo: David P. Ball) Sharon McIvor, member of the Canadian Feminist  Alliance for Freedom and International Action (FAFIA), addressed the  Inter-American Human Rights Commission on March 28. Read More: Canada’s  Missing and Murdered Women Crime Violence Violence Against Women The […]