A serious issue of the stigma around aboriginal women happening in Canada every day. I ask myself many times how can this be happening in 2015?
Dozens of Canadian Aboriginal women go missing or are murdered every year. This sickens me to the core.
Here is an exert from the BBC – Red River Women:
The serial killer Shawn Lamb, convicted in Winnipeg in 2013 of murdering two Aboriginal women (and the prime suspect in another case) described them as “the perfect victim” because no-one seemed to care if they went missing.
There is an underlying notion that aboriginal women are expendable. How can we let this continue?
How can we help, it all starts with awareness and acknowledgement. As individuals and communities we need to stop victim blaming and find solutions to stop the men responsible for the killings.
Check out the hashtag for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW
for more information.