Quote from Amnesty International
“There can be no piecemeal solution to a tragedy of this scale.” – 2011 joint statement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations calling for action to stop violence against First Nations, Inuit and Métis women in Canada”
According to government statistics, Aboriginal women are five to seven times more likely to die of a violent crime. The Native Women’s Association of Canada has documented more than 580 cases of murdered and missing women in the last thirty years. Because of gaps in reporting these crimes, the numbers are probably much higher.
Police and public officials have been aware of the pattern of violence against Aboriginal women but have been slow to act. This is national human rights tragedy in Canada and there needs to be an effective plan to stop this from happening.
Manitoba has the third highest rate of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in the country and half of these cases remain unsolved. It is time to bring an end to this tragedy and provide closure for the victims and families. The worse thing in the world is to have a loved one missing and not know where they are or if they are okay. Losing a loved one to a violent crime is a pain that is immeasurable. These women are not something to throwaway, they are daughters, mothers, aunts and sisters and it’s time to stop this violence from happening.
Sources http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/issues/indigenous-peoples/no-more-stolen-sisters http://www.nwac.ca/sites/default/files/imce/FACT%20SHEET_MB.pdf
Brandon, Manitoba Industrial School
Susan, Swampy Cree Woman.
Fort Desjarlais (1836-1858)Fort Desjarlais is remembered as the largest fort, most prominent and most successful of the Souris River trading posts in the fur trading days in Manitoba.
John Norquay (1841-1889) First Metis Premier of Manitoba.
Stott Site and the Buffalo Jump.
"The legend of the White Horse"
A picture of The Plains Indian Buffalo Hunt, by my son, in grade 6.
We took in a stray kitten last year. He has the most peculiar mannerisms such as sleeping at the sink.