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AN INCOMPLETE LIST OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN ONTARIO, CANADA + PHOTO ESSAY OF THE 9th ANNUAL STRAWBERRY CEREMONY IN HONOUR OF MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN (TORONTO)

Hundreds of Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered in the land now known as Canada.  Every February 14th, Indigenous peoples and their allies gather in front of police headquarters in Toronto, Canada (and various places across the country) … Continue reading

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

Is 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 … Continue reading

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WASHING THE WORLD: A POEM FOR CANADA’S 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN

Washing the World By Anna Marie Sewell In the dark at this end of the year so much stacked up against the light between us, against the odds despite the tears, in this season’s bitter wind listen to a dream … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING HELEN BETTY OSBORNE: A THANK YOU LETTER FROM A YOUNG CREE WOMAN

Nineteen-year old Cree woman Helen Betty Osborne was murdered by 4 white men November 13, 1971.  Osborne’s death and case have been labelled a “conspiracy of silence”.  We hounour Helen Betty Osborne this week on blackcoffeepoet.com via an Opinion Editorial, … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING HELEN BETTY OSBORNE: OP ED: “LEST WE FORGET”

Nineteen-year old Cree woman Helen Betty Osborne was murdered by 4 white men November 13, 1971.  Osborne’s death and case have been labelled a “conspiracy of silence”.  We hounour Helen Betty Osborne this week on blackcoffeepoet.com via an Opinion Editorial, … Continue reading

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ZAINAB AMADAHY READS HER POETRY

I met Zainab in 2005 at an Indigenous solidarity meeting.  We immediately connected. The past five years has seen us attend many political events together, engage in long conversations on the phone and over coffees while discussing mixed race identity, … Continue reading

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