source: GENDER (in)EQUALITY 101. Today, on International Women’s Day, I read this article which actually made some points that poked my brain more than any other women’s rights article or quote ever has. Here is an excerpt for your enjoyment: “In a small village near Xuan Thuy National Park in Vietnam, Pham Thi Kim Phuong starts … Continue reading
Chronology of some of the biggest moments: June-Oct JUNE “It is time we make our numbers count We the grassroots and life – Are what matters” https://www.facebook.com/notes/idle-no-more-bc/grassroots-in-solidarity-parts-i-to-v-idle-no-more/477356049018771 “Native communities throughout the US are reclaiming and reviving land, water, seeds, and traditional food and farming practices, thereby putting the culture back in agriculture” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16725-putting-the-culture-back-in-agriculture-reviving-native-food-and-farming-traditions “A shale … Continue reading
Kolonialq shares a short film: Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside “Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside” is a short film that documents the 20 year history of the annual women’s memorial march for missing and murdered women in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. By focusing on the … Continue reading
By Bill Kingsbury Minneapolis, Minnesota MARCH 2013 THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER is huge. Its pollution problems can seem too overwhelming to try to fix, but a group of Native American women have an idea they hope will inspire citizens and policy makers to take action to improve the health of the river. On March 1, Sharon … Continue reading
Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Violence Against Women Act! The issue is now left to the House, where Republican leaders still haven’t signaled how they plan to proceed. READ MORE HERE.
Andrea Landry, Youth Executive of the National Association of Friendship Centre in Canada, speaks at UN headquarters about issues facing indigenous women in Canada in the video posted below. Additional resources can also be found below the video. Brief Background: More than not, cases of missing and murdered indigenous women go unresolved, and aboriginal women … Continue reading
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