Category Archives: Indigenous Women

Video: 27th Annual Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver, Feb 14, 2017

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Video posted to Facebook by Kelly-Patrick Moore, Feb 16, 2017.  Click below to watch the video… Read the rest of this entry

Mama Bear Clan: Meet the women-led group patrolling Winnipeg streets

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Mama Bear Clan members walk down Main Street, making their way toward a shelter for the city’s homeless population. (Martha Troian/CBC)

Volunteers now patrol some of city’s toughest streets

By Martha Troian, CBC News, November 30, 2016

Jennifer Roulette knows what it feels like to live in poverty and to lose her home, all while being a single mom.

The 33-year-old Winnipeg mother of four says she can relate to the people on the street whom she now spends her time helping.

Roulette is part of the Mama Bear Clan, a group of volunteers keeping an eye on the street and its people. Read the rest of this entry

Red Fawn Fallis’ attempted murder charges dropped after the announcement of a federal case

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Red Fawn Fallis faces a federal charge of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon

by Meko Haze, The Daily Haze, November 28, 2016

On Monday morning the decision was made to charge Red Fawn Fallis with a felony in federal court. Fallis was initially facing attempted murder charges after law enforcement in Standing Rock arrested the environmental activist on claims that she had fired a gun at officers three times.

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Video: Mapuche mobilization for the freedom of elder Francisca Linconao

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Mary Vickers Celebration of Life

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Mary Vickers, Heiltsuk woman warrior.

Mary Dawn Vickers died unexpectedly on November 4 of a brain hemorrhage. Mary was an amazing Heiltsuk activist, parent, and contributor to many communities. She was fierce, funny, loving, extraordinarily generous, and never afraid of a confrontation with power. She stood up for wild salmon and in defense of Indigenous fisheries, lands and waters; and also in support of safe consumption services and against criminalization of Indigenous resistance and people living in poverty. She is greatly missed. Read the rest of this entry

Women from Alberta First Nation to hold rally after another sex assault charge laid against chief

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Alexander First Nation chief Kurt Burnstick is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault.

In the wake of a new sex assault charge being laid against the chief of a First Nation north of Edmonton, a group calling itself the Alexander Women Warriors is planning to hold a rally to express outrage over the fact he still represents them. Read the rest of this entry

Police act like idiots during training session on missing, murdered Indigenous women

cops-simpsons-1‘What do we do when we’re sending women in to do training on race relations and they feel violated?’

By Jody Porter, CBC News, September 13, 2016

Police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont., are being accused of verbally assaulting a facilitator who was delivering cross-cultural training on Indigenous issues, but a city official says it was all a misunderstanding. Read the rest of this entry

Movements Demand That Chile Free Mapuche Indigenous Leader

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Machi Linconao held by Chilean police | Photo: Mapuche Indigenous – Twitter

TelesurTV, August 18, 2016

Marchi Linconao has been jailed by Chile since 2013 but the evidence that was used to detain her using an anti-terror law remains suspect, with the main witness retracting her statement.

Feminist and Indigenous movements in Chile are demand the freedom of Machi Francisca Linconao – an important spiritual leader of the Mapuche people – as human rights groups take her case to the United Nations. Read the rest of this entry

Ottawa launches long-awaited inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women

Protesters accuse Manitoba government of stalling MMIW inquiry

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Warrior flag flies outside Manitoba Legislative Building, July 2016.

Role police, CFS play in MMIW cases must be examined in national inquiry, protesters say

CBC News,  July 26, 2016

About half a dozen tents were set up outside the Manitoba Legislative Building by protesters who say the province is keeping a national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women from getting underway.

Last week, Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservative government said it is moving forward with an order in council in support of the inquiry, but officials are still in negotiations with the federal government over the terms of reference. Read the rest of this entry