Posts Tagged with: MMIW

Carrying the Fire

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 14th, 2014 1 Comments ItEndsHere-11

Lately, I’ve been worrying about my students. Not about their skills (which are impressive), nor their dedication (which is boundless), nor their generosity (which is expansive). I’m not worried about whether they can make it …

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Refuse to Live Quietly!

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 12th, 2014 1 Comments

“I think you’re holding back. Tell them they’re wrong and tell them why they’re wrong,” he said to me.

“Just like that?!” I asked. My voice exposing discomfort with his suggestion.

“Yeah,” he replied nonchalantly.

“I can’t do …

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In the Spirit of Our Ancestors

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 11th, 2014 2 Comments ItEndsHere-8

The history of violence against Indigenous people is woven into the colonization of our Indigenous territories. Our bones and blood make up the fabric of “Canada”.

Through the process of âsotamâtowin, (Sacred Agreement/Treaty) and through the …

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Eyes Wide Open

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 10th, 2014 1 Comments ItEndsHere-7

I started writing this post several times.  Started and then stopped and started again.  Delete button denial of an epidemic that seems to have no end in sight.

Staring at the blinking cursor on a still …

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A Line in the Sand

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 6th, 2014 3 Comments ItEndsHere-5

February 13th, 2014, is a date that I will never forget.  On that day, the Moosehide Campaign called a meeting in Victoria, BC, gathering men who stood in opposition to violence against Indigenous women.  In …

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Not Murdered and Not Missing

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 5th, 2014 17 Comments ItEndsHere-4

Not Murdered & Not Missing: Rebelling Against Colonial Gender Violence

I’ve learned a tremendous amount over the past months from Loretta Saunders, Bella Laboucan-McLean & all the other Indigenous people that we’ve had violently …

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