Tag Archives: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

‘Anti-colonial Day March in Terrace

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada Day was marked by an anti-colonial march through Terrace organized by a group called Matriarchs in Training.

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What works in Canada’s 2021-22 budget?

A week ago, on Monday April 19, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented Canada’s budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 to the House of Commons. Since the Finance Minister delivered that speech, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s minority Liberal Government has survived two non-confidence motions. They pertained to amendments. This morning, Monday April 26, the House will be asked to approve the Budget as a whole. This is expected to prompt yet another non-confidence motion. The NDP party has promised to support the government and in this morning’s interview Rachel Blaney, the MP for North Island – Powell River talks about the aspects of Canada’s 2021-22 budget that she thinks work for her constituents, and those that do not.

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MMIWG: Red dresses hang across Vancouver Island

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

On Sunday, five women from Gold River hung a red dress by the side of the road that leads into town.

Supporting their cause was Evangeline James a member of the area’s Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation (MMFN).

In 1979, James’ friend, 26-year-old Christine Thomas was murdered between Campbell River and Gold River on Highway 28 in 1979, along with her 16-year-old sister Helena Howard.

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Lil Red Dress Project supports MMIWG

Editor’s note: Carla Voyageur, who many Cortes Radio listeners remember from the first season of Deep Roots Project, was one of the founders of the Lil Red Dress project.

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As people scroll their Facebook and Instagram feeds today they may see an ad about a missing person, Raymona Peter. Peter went missing on Sept. 30 from Sooke, B.C., in the middle of a week of Red Dress awareness campaigns.

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Rustic Oracle: seeing the missing womens crisis through a child’s eyes

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Award-winning Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau, (Le dep, The Oka Legacy, Last Call Indian), is premiering her latest film Rustic Oracle this week in Nanaimo and Kelowna.

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