Thursday, November 3, 2016
Indigenous Women's Fund of Canada
Since making my selections of charities to support, some time ago now, the mistreatment, abuse, assault, cultural genocide, and murder of indigenous peoples generally and women specifically has been more and more in the news. With the horrendous governmental response to Standing Rock in the US, the suicides in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, it is all the more important that FNMI women are supported.
When thinking about violence committed abroad in Syria, Palestine, Ukraine, and other nations by the hands of Canada and the US, think also of the violence committed in our own nations, against the Indigenous people here. It is unacceptable.
Please stand with Standing Rock; please demand inquiries into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women; please be part of eliminating discrimination and mass cultural decimation.
Most of us on Turtle Island are not indigenous. We, the non-indigenous, owe all indigenous people our support in fights they should not even have to be undertaking, against colonists (the governments, the corporations, all created by colonial ancestors.)
I live on Treaty 6 land and respect the history, languages, and cultures of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our society and whose individual and cultural survival require the support of ALL citizens.
All about The National Voice of Aboriginal Women in Canada.
Please donate to the Indigenous Women's Fund hosted by NWAC.