Too many aboriginal women have died. It’s time for action

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By André Picard, the Globe and Mail, 6 November 2012

(…) Some 600 cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women have been catalogued, half of them in the past decade. (…)

The Native Women’s Association of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations have called for a national inquiry to probe this horrific litany of slaughter and propose a national action plan. Last Thursday and Friday, the ministers of justice, aboriginal affairs and status of women from all 13 provinces and territories gathered in Winnipeg to mull over the idea. 

The federal government refused to participate – an act so contemptuous one can barely find the words to describe it. (…)

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