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allthecanadianpolitics:

Saganash makes emotional appeal for inquiry

Text of speech via Yahoo Canada:

"Indigenous women experience more violence because they are indigenous and because they are women. Amnesty International found that indigenous women are most likely/ to die before non-indigenous women in this country, and are more likely to die violently.

In many indigenous cultures and societies, we are taught to honour women as life-givers, as knowledge-keepers, as storytellers, as medicine women, as word-carriers, as community members and human beings, and colonialism has impacted negatively on those values.

The violence that is perpetrated against indigenous women is the violence against the environment today, and the same violence that assaulted parents and grandparents in residential schools.

Let me quote from the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of R. v. Laliberte. The court said:

'Courts must take judicial notice of such matters as the history of colonialism, displacement, and residential schools and how that history continues to translate into lower educational attainment, lower incomes, higher unemployment, higher rates of substance abuse and suicide….'

Yet, the prime minister, not too long ago, incredulously said we have ‘….no history of colonialism in this country.’

Let me tell a story about a little boy named Jonish, who was sent to a residential school in 1954. He was five years old. He never came back. Apparently, he died the first year he arrived at the residential school.

His mom never knew, until after two years, of his death. His mom, my mom, for 40 years never knew where Jonish was buried. It is only by coincidence, one day, that one of my sisters happened to be in the area, and someone told her “I know where your little brother is buried.”

After 40 years, my sister filmed the site where he was buried and brought the film back to my mom to show her. Just imagine, it was 40 years until she found out where my little brother laid.

I do not know if any of the members have seen their mother cry, but I saw my mother cry many times, but the day she saw that video — I had never seen her cry that way. That was closure. That is what we call closure. That is the closest she could get to final closure for her son.

This is what indigenous families in this country need. That is what they want. That is why they are calling for this national inquiry.

Where is the Canada we used to know, the one that has a history of upholding high standards of human rights and social democratic values in this country? Even when faced with fundamental legislative changes and challenges to the social structure, we used to have that Canada. It is no longer here.

Therefore, I submit very respectfully, that an inquiry would fall into the legacy that this country has. That is why the NDP is calling for that inquiry and that is why the NDP, together with other families and Canadians across this country, want that inquiry.

I stand here today on behalf of the families of the missing and murdered indigenous women so that we can heed their calls for a national inquiry. It is their time. Give them their time so that they can get close to the closure that they also need.

That is why our party will call for that inquiry no longer than 100 days after our election as a government. We will provide the justice that we all need.”

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sapphirefiber:

sociallyinadequate:

sociallyinadequate:

I love pine trees cause they consistently look like they’re flipping everyone off.

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I live in the Evergreen State. I will never be able to unsee this.


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nickelbackthatassup:

no emoji in the world can replace the depth of :/


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thewomanfromitaly:

lareinaana:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

Man what in the FUCK


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marielikestodraw:

Tom getting distracted during interviews…

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pocketmoony:

This made me laugh so hard!

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oregaymi:

gooftroopin:

its not safe to wear a yes badge in Glasgow tonight, someone has been stabbed and there are literal fascists flooding our streets. the English defence league and orange order are in George square giving nazi salutes and burning Scottish flags. this is what it’s come to a day after the vote, a day after a no vote happening. stay safe all of you.

(x)

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Be careful who you vent to.
— Realest shit I’ve heard all morning. (via itsthelesbiana)

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amoying:

pros of buy one get one free

  • free thing

cons of buy one get one free

  • buy thing

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I think a lot of people miss that ASOIAF is an attack on loving fantasy worlds. GRRM basically goes: “Hey, do you know how you would love to live in a fantasy land of knights and castles and maidens and all that? Well, you are an idiot, Feudalism is fucking horrific and you should feel ashamed for wishing for it. Look let me show you…”

ASOIAF, to me, is a love letter to democracy, equality and all the wonderful things we have, because it reminds you how horrendous a world without them is.

this comment  (via loathlylady)

An insightful, nuanced analysis of why being a fan of A Song of Ice and FireGame of Thrones does not automatically negate one’s ability to be a feminist. All things I’ve thought about, but phrased far better than I could manage. Brava.

And this goes hand-in-hand with Alyssa Rosenberg’s fantastic article pointing out that being critical of something you love is a perfectly valid part of loving it and of being a fan. I love the medieval period. I love studying it—researching it, reading about it, writing about it. And the more I study it, the more relieved I am that I don’t have to deal with its horrible daily realities.

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ghoularmin:

enerjaeger:

enerjaeger:

one time in an interview Zac Efron said that he loved death note and idk if he was just saying that bc the interviewer mentioned it or what but the point is Zac Efron may be a closet weeb

also this

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does this look like a coincidence to  you?

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porrimscondomstash:

When you fuck something up first thing in the morning

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