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MMIWG Chap 8 ~ Right to Justice (3 of 3) Reinventing Relationship

Dear readers, Thank you for persevering with me during this journey of love to read and understand the final report of the National Inquiry into MMIWG. Chapter 8 has been intense, exploring Confronting Oppression ~Right to Justice from the perspectives of Pathways to Violence.  We have reached the fourth and final pathway: Denying Agency and … Continue reading “MMIWG Chap 8 ~ Right to Justice (3 of 3) Reinventing Relationship”

MMIWG Chap 8 ~ Right for Justice (2b of 3) Reforming Law Enforcement

Chapter 8, Confronting Oppression ~ Right for Justice, continues discussion of the third identified pathway to violence: Lack of Will and Insufficient Institutional Resources. To recap, the first two identified pathways to violence were (1) Intergenerational and Multigenerational Trauma and (2) Social and Economic Marginalization.  These are perhaps more self-explanatory.  Yet they are difficult to … Continue reading “MMIWG Chap 8 ~ Right for Justice (2b of 3) Reforming Law Enforcement”

MMIWG Chap 8 ~ Right to Justice (2a of 3) Sexual Exploitation

Part 2a of Chapter 8: Right to Justice looks at the third pathway to violence, identified at Lack of Will and Insufficient Institutional Resources.  Earlier, pathway Intergenerational and Multigenerational Trauma noted that under-reporting of violence by Indigenous women is related to racist and sexist stereotypes they face.  Pathway Social and Economic Marginalization noted that Indigenous … Continue reading “MMIWG Chap 8 ~ Right to Justice (2a of 3) Sexual Exploitation”

In Support of Arnold Viersen

Arnold Viersen is an Alberta man (born May 3, 1986) who was elected to Canadian parliament in 2015 and again in 2019 as the Conservative representative for Peace River – Westlock.  In 2016 he called for an examination of the public health effects of online violent and sexually degrading material.  He also emphasized that a … Continue reading “In Support of Arnold Viersen”

Gratitude for 2020

Reflections for 2020:  Last month I prepared a list of 20 things for which I am grateful.  Three weeks have passed without me finding time to post.  Here, without further ado, they are: I am grateful for my health.  I beat cancer 40 years ago and have been spared major ailments. I am grateful for … Continue reading “Gratitude for 2020”

Happy Birthday in Heaven

In the early morning hours of December 28, 1974, my beautiful daughter Caralyn Aubrey made her entrance into the world.  Almost too small to survive, and foreshadowing a future not yet known, she was whisked away before we had a chance to know each other. It’s hard to imagine that was 45 years ago already.  … Continue reading “Happy Birthday in Heaven”

MMIWG ~ Chap 6: Right to Health

Chapter 6 of the MMIWG Inquiry Report defines health as a human right and examines how the four pathways of colonial violence impacted the health of Indigenous people. When the right health is in jeopardy, so is safety. The first pathway of violence is historical trauma, including multigenerational and intergenerational.   The removal of ancestors from … Continue reading “MMIWG ~ Chap 6: Right to Health”

MMIWG ~ Chap 5: Right to Culture

  Part Two of the MMIWG report focuses on Confronting Oppression.  Chapter 5, the first of four in this section, looks at Right to Culture. Culture is defined as the sum total of material and spiritual activities which distinguish a given social group, including their ways of life, language, history, literature, belief systems, ceremonies, environments, and … Continue reading “MMIWG ~ Chap 5: Right to Culture”