Category Archives: Canada

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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A question of loyalty

One of the tactics those who support the continuing leadership of Tom Mulcair are using is to accuse anyone who questions it of being disloyal to the party. Seriously, folks? Loyalty to a cause should not take the form of blind obedience and unquestioning … 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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CSC Response to Ashley Smith Inquest Recommendations

So, the Federal cons and CSC have rejected key recommendations from the Ashley Smith inquest jury….. anyone surprised? Anyone? I thought not. It was clear throughout the Inquest that there was little motivation on their part to change anything – and, … Continue reading

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My thoughts about #OttawaShooting

First things first – I feel nothing but grief and sadness for the family of Nathan Cirillo. I am so very sorry for their loss. And for the family of Patrice Vincent. I am so very sorry for their loss. … 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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Thinking…

Went to a meeting in Toronto today – which only matters because the drive – plus the fact that Saturday evening on CBC Radio is all music which I do not care for (if I wanted music, I could listen … 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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Ashley Smith death ruled a HOMICIDE

this inquest jury is awesome. SO glad they were not swayed by the arguments against. Ashley Smith’s death was indeed a homicide. No, no one actually tied the ligature around her neck. But they did kill her. They = not … Continue reading

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