— I really needed to hear that right now. (via ladyduffney)
CP24 just had a ticker headline that described a man in Pennsylvania as a “crazed survivalist bent on mass murder,” because apparently terrorist is too harsh a term for a white man.
If you relapse, repeat after me:
- You are not weak.
- You have not lost this battle.
- You are not selfish.
- You are not out of control.
- All the progress you made hasn’t magically disappeared.
- You are not a failure.
- Life is a cycle of highs and lows- good times are ahead, so keep going forward.
- You matter.
Anonymous said: what do you mean canada is killing off their indigenous people? ive always heard good things about canada...
I’m gonna focus on women here.
Fact Sheet: Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada. Several quotes:
- Aboriginal women 15 years and older are 3.5 times more likely to experience violence than non-Aboriginal women
- 27% of Aboriginal women reported experiencing 10 or more assaults by the same offender, as opposed to 18% of non-Aboriginal women.
- Between 1997 and 2000, homicide rates of Aboriginal females were almost seven times higher than those of non-Aboriginal females.
- NWAC’s research indicates that homicides involving Aboriginal women are more likely to go unsolved. Only 53% of murder cases in NWAC’s Sisters In Spirit database have been solved, compared to 84% of all murder cases across the country.
Loretta Saunders, and Inuit student who was researching the disappearance/murder of Aboriginal women in canada, was murdered
NWAC spent years working on a comprehensive study of missing and murdered native women and girls, called Sisters In Spirit. As numbers increased and awareness of the problem grew, the government cut off NWAC’s grant.
“We thought we would be conducting the research another five years and it didn’t happen,” said NWAC President Michèle Audette.
Cheryl Maloney, of NWAC’s Nova Scotia chapter, says the government was blatant in its efforts to silence the outspoken group: “The stipulation was that you couldn’t use Sisters In Spirit as the name of the project. They said unless you’re following the new rules, you won’t get any funding. […] It was Prime Minister (Stephen) Harper forcing us to be quiet about the issue,” Maloney said.
- According to the Canadian Department of Justice, Aboriginal women and girls — from Inuit, Métis, First Nations, and other tribes — are three and a half times more likely to become victims of violence.
You know the boarding school thing that white people did to the native americans? canada too
So yeah, it’s a problem. I’m sure you can find more information through Google, but I think I’ve got a good start here for you.