Two days after Tina’s body was found, roughly 1,000 people gathered in Winnipeg for a memorial, calling once again for a public inquiry into the nearly 1,200 indigenous women who have been murdered or have gone missing since 1982. But beyond Winnipeg’s city limits, the reaction to Tina Fontaine’s death was tepid at best.
"When our prime minister dismisses the issue altogether, and our national police service can’t be bothered to so much as keep track of the number, it’s time for a bit of national self-reflection. Oh, Canada, indeed: land where indigenous women are statistics hardly worth accounting for.
I wish that were hyperbole. But the facts back it up: While indigenous women make up just 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, they account for 16 per cent of female homicides and 11.3 per cent of missing women. Indigenous women aged 25 to 44 are five times more likely to suffer a violent death than other women in Canada. And when they do, they receive six times less coverage than white women do.”
sometimes I let my dog sleep on my bed and sometimes when I try to go to sleep i open my eyes and she’s just smiling at me like the biggest fuckin idiot, like I’m the best thing since sliced bread, and god I just really love my dog
i went into a whole foods and got to hear a woman arguing with a guy at the meat counter because she wanted grass fed organic chicken and he was desperately trying to explain to her that chickens don’t eat grass
On August 22nd, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper once again rejected the call for a public inquiry into the 1181 cases of missing or murdered aboriginal women across Canada since 1980. Aboriginal women make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, but account for 16 per cent of female…
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has dismissed renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women after the killing of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in Winnipeg.
Do not vote conservative. Seriously, this racist fuck has to go. We need somebody who actually cares about our native peoples. A 15yo native girl is murdered yet he still denies? There has been 1,181 missing native women since 1980, of that 1,017 have been murdered. He does not give a shit about native lives. Keep racists out of office.