Tag: Indigenous

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    Mid-Week Round Up: July 30

    July 30th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Gender Division in the Movement

    June 23rd, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    Most recently I read two articles that spoke to the fact that once a movement focuses on one set of victims/survivors of sexual violence, that movement must be excluding the other victims/victims.
 First, Angela Mullins wrote in Metro views on May 26th that she wanted to start a men’s movement. This was because she believed that the movement to end sexual violence and the newest campaign by the province of Ontario ‘It’s Never Okay’ excludes men … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 4

    June 4th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: May 13

    May 13th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 30

    April 30th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Award Winning Métis Author Inaugural Writer in Residence

    April 9th, 2015     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    On March 7, 2015, a small crowd gathered to celebrate the appointment of Award winning Metis author Cherie Dimaline as the 1st Aboriginal Writer in Residence at a Toronto Public Library—the North York Central Library. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 8

    April 8th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: March 11

    March 11th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: February 25

    February 25th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: January 28

    January 28th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Connnections to our Land Create Health

    October 17th, 2014     by Jamie Jacques     Comments

    Our health greatly depends on the relationship that we have with our Earth Mother because connecting with her can create health and happiness for us. As an Indigenous person I believe that our health greatly depends on our connections with Creation and we should be looking to Earth Mother for guidance. READ MORE

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    Take Back the Night 2014

    October 16th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    This month’s entry is the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape’s speech for this past September’s Take Back the Night (takebackthenightoronto.com) event. This year’s theme was Decolonizing Feminism Globally: From Turtle Island to Palestine. Our intention this year was to make connections between how violence is used by the state, worldwide, in Canada and beyond. Sexual violence, in particular, has been used against Indigenous women across the world as a tool of war and … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 8

    October 8th, 2014     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: September 24

    September 24th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    MMIW- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men and Women

    September 19th, 2014     by Nathan Adler     Comments

    MMMIW- Murdered and Missing Indigenous Men and Women- a very real issue especially when you find your aunt’s name on a list generated by a grassroots media group. READ MORE

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    We Need to Get Over It?

    August 20th, 2013     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to the mainstream hearing about First Nations injustices are the words ” Get over it.” I cringe when I hear the words “get over it.” Those very words are loaded and carry so many connotations to it, and those seem to be the words that prevail on message boards on news sites when another injustice towards First Nations peoples is brought to light. There have been many injustices … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Police (In)Justice: Responding Together to Change the Story

    March 4th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    From the Native Youth Sexual Health Network: We validate the many stories we’ve heard from families about a lack of police responsiveness and/or dehumanizing treatment directed at the missing woman themself, their family or friends. Families have expressed frustration and anguish of being ignored when they presented evidence countering police theories. For instance, pointing out that their loved ones disappeared without taking their wallet, clothes, or cell phone, told no one of their plans, left without … READ MORE

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    Have A Heart Day

    February 14th, 2013     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    Dr. Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitxaan Nation and Executive Director for the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society reminds us every February 14, to ‘Have a Heart’. A champion for the cause, Blackstock utilizes the day to draw attention to one of the most vulnerable sectors of society; Indigenous children. Her vision is to have a generation of First Nations children who are given the same opportunities to succeed, celebrate their culture and … READ MORE

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    Feb 14 annual memorials and marches for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

    February 14th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Over the years, the February 14th Women’s Memorial March has expanded to cities across these lands, as well as internationally. The March is an opportunity for all cities and communities to come together to grieve the loss of our beloved sisters and remember the women who are still missing. We encourage all women to journey and heal together by organizing memorials on this day because women face physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence on a … READ MORE

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    Day of Action-Thousands Converged on Parliament Hill

    January 28th, 2013     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    Bundled up and braving the cold, thousands of First Nations peoples from across Canada converged on Parliament Hill in a national day of action on January 11, 2013. The day of action was to protest the omnibus budget Bill C-45, and bring awareness to mainstream Canadians about the wrongs our Prime Minister Stephen Harper has done to all Canadians, not just First Nations peoples. Bill C-45 has been a huge focal point for the movement Idle … READ MORE

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