HUNDREDS OF ABORIGINAL WOMEN ARE MISSING AND HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN CANADA

Thunderbird sign Native Rally 2013Is Canada a utopia?

It’s often described as such: safe haven, melting pot, welcoming…

For many people it is not any of these.

One of the main things that is not talked about is that Canada is stolen land.

Canada is a corporation that has not honoured many treaties with the original peoples of Turtle Island now known as Canada.  And the many different peoples from different Aboriginal nations who were here before Canada was formed are still here, and they are often forgotten, as well as vilified, by the larger Canadian society.

One of Canada’s main dirty secrets is that 800-plus Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing since the late 1970s.

And Canada is doing nothing about it!

Every February 14th thousands of Aboriginal peoples and their allies hold vigils, rallies, talks, and many other events to bring awareness to the epidemic.

Join them!

Below are three video resources for you to find out more about the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women in the land now known as Canada.

Here is an interview I did with Haisla writer Eden Robinson in 2011.  She breaks down this epidemic quite well:

I had the privilege of being on Indigenous Waves Radio in 2012.  We talked about the epidemic and actions to stop it:

In 2012 community Elder Wanda Whitebird shared her knowledge on the epidemic and how it all started!

Take action!

Educate yourself and others on this epidemic.  SHARE and TWEET these videos; attend vigils and rallies and talks; and remember the 800+ Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in the land now known as Canada.

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About Black Coffee Poet

Black Coffee Poet is a mixed race poet, essayist, and journalist who focuses on Social Justice, Indigenous Rights, STOPPING Violence Against Women, Film, and Literature.
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2 Responses to HUNDREDS OF ABORIGINAL WOMEN ARE MISSING AND HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN CANADA

  1. Ms. Paulette says:

    BCP,

    This is important coverage. I am not surprised that the corporate media helps promote the invisibility of our sisters, that our sisters continue to be considered disposable. This becomes a social norm.

    Thank goodness for journalists such as yourself.

    Sistateacher

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