Canada to Indigenous women: ‘Our systems have failed you’

  

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Via:  hallux  •  2 weeks ago  •  7 comments

By:   AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

Canada to Indigenous women: ‘Our systems have failed you’
“It’s a plan to have a plan in the future.” - Lynne Groulx, chief executive of the Native Women’s Association of Canada

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The Canadian government said on Thursday it would direct more resources to First Nations police and address systemic racism in the justice system and law enforcement to tackle violence against Indigenous women, but gave no time frame for achieving its “transformative changes.”

The government promised to give Indigenous communities more control over some social services and improve access to healthcare. Its plan comes two years after a report into the deaths of more than 1,000 Indigenous women and girls in recent decades called it a national genocide.

“Plans are great, but what we need is action,” said Denise Pictou-Maloney, co-chair of the National Family and Survivors Circle, which played an advisory role on the plan. She said she would like to see some change within a year, and an accountability mechanism ensuring actions are taken.


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Hallux
Freshman Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    2 weeks ago

Will Justin follow through? Possibly with an election on the horizon and many to most Liberal voters newly sympathetic to any cause affecting Canada’s Native population.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

Sounds like empty words.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    2 weeks ago

That's entirely possible, it won't be the first time for Canada's PM to come up short.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Kavika @2    2 weeks ago

In case you are wondering about Kavika's post:

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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3  1stwarrior    2 weeks ago

And, why is it that Canada is "attempting" to address their issues with First Nation's people and the U.S. just keeps muddling along and refuses to admit their errors/issues?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1  Kavika   replied to  1stwarrior @3    2 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure you know the answer to that. It can be seen on NT regularly. 

 
 
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