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N.B.'s first elected female chief remembered - New Brunswick - CBC News

N.B.'s first elected female chief remembered - New Brunswick - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The family of Margaret Labillois gathered Sunday afternoon to honour the memory of the prominent First Nations elder.
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A Canada-wide search has been launched to find Indigenous women who did it first in their field.

A Canada-wide search has been launched to find Indigenous women who did it first in their field. | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Canadian Indigenous women leaders are the focus of a research project being done by a Wilfrid Laurier University student.  At 48, student Sally Simpson is the author of the unique “first” list.

 

From NationTalk 

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New map tracks missing and murdered Aboriginal women - CBC.ca

New map tracks missing and murdered Aboriginal women - CBC.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"A new, online map sets out to demonstrate the extent of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada.

The map, released Feb. 5, by the online hacker group Anonymous pays particular attention to Thunder Bay, where the group has been critical of the police investigation into the abduction and sexual assault of a First Nations woman."

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Woman's grinding quest to 'right wrong' and gain Indian status closer to end - Globe and Mail

"An Ontario woman’s long and byzantine quest to gain Indian status – lost because her grandmother was “enfranchised” under a discredited federal government statute – is set to enter a new phase

Federal Court will soon have to decide whether a 1952 cabinet decision that stripped Angel Sue Larkman’s grandmother and her descendants of their Indian status was the result of fraud."

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Femmes autochtones: l'ONU lance une enquête au Canada | Isabelle Hachey | National

Femmes autochtones: l'ONU lance une enquête au Canada | Isabelle Hachey | National | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Un comité des Nations unies enquêtera bientôt sur ce qui semble être une épidémie de meurtres et de disparitions de femmes autochtones au Canada.
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Provinces agree to press for national inquiry into missing aboriginal women - Globe and Mail

Provinces agree to press for national inquiry into missing aboriginal women - Globe and Mail | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Nine of Canada’s provinces pressed Wednesday for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women across the country.

 

The action came after a meeting in Winnipeg of aboriginal affairs ministers from every province and territory except British Columbia.

 

“We jointly call upon the federal government to call a national inquiry into this matter of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls,” said Manitoba’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson, chairman of the working group of the provincial and territorial aboriginal affairs."

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Harper brushes off calls for inquiry into violence against aboriginal women

Harper brushes off calls for inquiry into violence against aboriginal women | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper has brushed off renewed calls for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

 

By Michael Woods, Postmedia news."

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Media Portrayals of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

That Aboriginal women are likely to be victims of violence is not news: Aboriginal women aged 25 to 44 are five times more likely to suffer a violent death than other women in Canada. Amnesty International (Stolen Sisters, 2004 and No More Stolen Sisters, 2009) and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (Voices of our Sisters In Spirit, 2009 and What Their Stories Tell Us, 2010) have documented more than 500 cases of Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered since the 1960s. Half of the cases have never been solved.

 

- NationTalk News, Aug 15, 2012

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Red dresses speak out for missing women

Red dresses speak out for missing women | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

The dresses are all different. There are short, flirty, party dresses, long, dated, work dresses, frumpy polyester numbers.

The REDress Project is an installation conceived by Winnipeg artist Jaime Black two years ago that has been hung in a number of locations around the country ever since.

 

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Des centaines de femmes autochtones tuées dans l'ombre | Isabelle Hachey | Actualités

Des centaines de femmes autochtones tuées dans l'ombre | Isabelle Hachey | Actualités | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Au Québec, il faut vivre en ermite pour ne pas avoir entendu parler de Natasha Cournoyer, Diane Grégoire ou Julie Surprenant. Mais Tiffany Morrison? Quand ses restes ont été retrouvés au pied du pont Mercier, en 2010, rares sont les médias qui ont rapporté la nouvelle. La jeune mère de Kahnawake a été assassinée dans l'indifférence générale, comme des centaines d'autres femmes autochtones avant elle, d'un bout à l'autre du pays. Portrait d'une tragédie silencieuse.

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