Lately, I’ve been worrying about my students. Not about their skills (which are impressive), nor their dedication (which is boundless), nor their generosity (which is expansive). I’m not worried about whether they can make it …Read More →
Posts Tagged with: Loretta Saunders
“I think you’re holding back. Tell them they’re wrong and tell them why they’re wrong,” he said to me.
“Just like that?!” I asked. My voice exposing discomfort with his suggestion.
“Yeah,” he replied nonchalantly.
“I can’t do …Read More →
The history of violence against Indigenous people is woven into the colonization of our Indigenous territories. Our bones and blood make up the fabric of “Canada”.
Through the process of âsotamâtowin, (Sacred Agreement/Treaty) and through the …Read More →
I started writing this post several times. Started and then stopped and started again. Delete button denial of an epidemic that seems to have no end in sight.
Staring at the blinking cursor on a still …Read More →
February 13th, 2014, is a date that I will never forget. On that day, the Moosehide Campaign called a meeting in Victoria, BC, gathering men who stood in opposition to violence against Indigenous women. In …Read More →
Not Murdered & Not Missing: Rebelling Against Colonial Gender Violence
I’ve learned a tremendous amount over the past months from Loretta Saunders, Bella Laboucan-McLean & all the other Indigenous people that we’ve had violently …Read More →
“Loretta’s case has opened the eyes of Canadians to say this could have been my daughter. And it can very well be your daughter, but the sad fact is it’s mostly …Read More →
As the news of Loretta Saunders’ death settles in, I cycle through waves of sadness, anger, and resignation. Each time another Indigenous woman is murdered or abducted, I experience this same cycle of feeling compelled …Read More →
This week we learned that Loretta Saunders, an Inuk student from Labrador, has been murdered. In her death, our sister joins a long and growing list of Indigenous women and girls who have been, and …Read More →