Speakers at a protest that briefly blocked traffic at Albert and Victoria say they fear for their children’s lives, and don’t trust the justice system to protect them
Category Archives: Indigenous Women
Telesur TV, March 8, 2018
Thousands of women from around the world attended a meeting in Zapatista territory Thursday to hold the “First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle,” hosted by women of the National Liberation Zapatista Army in the southeastern mountains of Mexico. Read the rest of this entry
Soaring Eagles Camp aims to raise awareness about injustices faced by Indigenous people across Canada
By Rhiannon Johnson, CBC News, March 6, 2018
Following the Justice for Tina Fontaine rally this past Sunday in Toronto, a youth-led occupation has set up camp outside Old City Hall in downtown Toronto.
The group set up three tents Sunday on the southwest portion of the grounds of the building that currently functions as a provincial courthouse. Read the rest of this entry
by Tom Fennario, APTN News, Feb 28, 2018
Frontline workers say Montreal’s more vulnerable Indigenous women are being preyed upon in the streets sparking a First Nations-led street patrol to form a response.
They’re called the Wolf Pack and let APTN News tag along for a night. Read the rest of this entry
Celebrated Inuk singer says person who assaulted her has hurt many others in Rankin Inlet
By Randi Beers, CBC News, Feb 22, 2018
Susan Aglukark ended the Rankin Inlet hearing for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women by addressing the man she says sexually abused her when she was eight years old. Read the rest of this entry
“Revolutionary struggles cannot achieve collective liberation for all people without addressing patriarchy, nor can women’s freedom be disentangled from racial, economic, & social justice.” -Victoria Law
The Zapatista women will host the First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle in Chiapas, Mexico from March 7-11, 2018. A delegation of women from all walks of life, racial, social-economic, and cultural backgrounds strongly feel that we could learn much from our Zapatista sisters. Their indigenous perspectives and willingness to decolonize and reshape the political landscape into something that works for all people speaks to us as we look at the challenges we face in the US and Canada. Read the rest of this entry
It has taken nearly a year-and-a-half of fighting the authorities, and a second autopsy, to confirm what the family of Macarena Valdés Muñoz already knew – she was hanged after her death. There was no suicide.
On the afternoon of Monday August 22nd, 2016 Macarena, a Mapuche environmental activist fighting against the construction of a mini-hydroelectric dam near and over her property in Newen-Tranguil, near Liquine, Los Rios, was found hanged in her home aged 32. A noose was round her neck and for the coroner the situation was obvious: “Death by suffocation and hanging” – a suicide with a technical explanation that baffled her family. Read the rest of this entry
Half the gallery stood up when Red Fawn Fallis entered a federal courtroom in Bismarck Monday morning.
Handcuffed and wearing orange and white stripes, she sat with her three attorneys before District of North Dakota Chief Judge Daniel Hovland appeared to discuss details of the plea agreement she signed Sunday. Read the rest of this entry
via Facebook, January 18, 2018
Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas and Shawna Green have been arrested for refusing to remove themselves from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) office, situated on unceded WSANEC territories (near Victoria, BC). Read the rest of this entry