Category Archives: Aboriginal Issues

Rona Ambrose (now) supports #MMIW Inquiry

Seriously? WHY is this woman’s face plastered all over my social media feeds as if anything she says is worth sharing? She, her boss, and her party were the very people that stripped the funding from the Sisters in Spirit Initiative in … Continue reading

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Final event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission this week

Seriously? How is that even possible? That this weekend could be the “final” event of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission just boggles my mind. I have watched The Apology repeatedly. I have read the text. I have followed the work … Continue reading

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MMIW “it isn’t really high on our radar, to be honest”

Yes, Mr. Prime Minister – why don’t we be honest? The issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women is not high on your radar because the current situation is perfectly acceptable to you and your party as it is, with … Continue reading

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I am a (disgusted) Witness

I’ve been following the proceedings at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, which is examining the way that services for First Nations children are (under)funded. This is the last week; closing arguments. I’ve also spent some time reading some, although far … Continue reading

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People Matter

Wrote it on Facebook…but then thought maybe I should post it here. So…. Just so freaking sad. How the hell is it possible that so many people’s lives seem to be regarded as disposable? THINGS DON’T MATTER; PEOPLE DO. So … Continue reading

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Vigil for Loretta Saunders

I did not know Loretta Saunders, the 26 year old Inuk woman who was writing a thesis on the issue of missing & murdered Aboriginal woman, and who, in a cruel twist of irony, became a “case” she might have … Continue reading

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Why Wait?

Both the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail have posted editorials arguing that, as per the Office of the Correctional Investigator report Risky Business which I wrote about in my last post, mentally ill inmates should be provided the … Continue reading

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Risky Business

I read Risky Business: An Investigation of the Treatment and Management of Chronic Self-Injury Among Federally Sentenced Women after watching Cindy Berry’s testimony at the inquest today … *sigh*  SO freaking depressing. We’ve heard from several Corrections Officers over the course of the … Continue reading

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Comment Threads show Canadians are paying attention to Ashley Smith Inquest

Was reading Ashley Smith inquest: Corrections chief tried to duck testifying at the cbc.ca site and wandered through the comment threads…. haven’t done that for awhile. What a difference!!! Honestly, when the Fifth Estate documentary first came out and I … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2013

Had to go down to my accountant’s office this morning – Revenue Canada doesn’t seem to like me any more… last couple of years, they’ve found reasons to harass me…don’t know if that’s related to the fact that I’ve become … Continue reading

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