50 years later....

Sharon Lewis
Posted March 6, 2018 from Canada
This post was submitted in response to You Are a Silence Breaker..

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  • Sophie Ngassa
    Mar 06
    Mar 06

    Hello Lewis, Thanks for sharing the link.

  • Sharon Lewis
    Mar 06
    Mar 06

    Its important for other women in other countries to know, native women are treated disposable in Canada and the attitude of patriarchy, sexism, racism continues relentlessly by the Government of Canada and Canadian Citizens; reconciliation is no where in sight! The promise to give our lands back is no where in sight - too many deviant or less qualified elective native leaders in place to make real change for women and Native Canada; thank you so much!

  • Tamarack Verrall
    Mar 06
    Mar 06

    Dear Sharon,
    So true. There is no excuse for how slowly the Canadian Government moves and how it repeatedly breaks its weak promises. I have not forgotten all you taught me last summer. I stand with you on every word. Thank you for sending this important link.

    Much love,
    Tam

  • Sharon Lewis
    Mar 07
    Mar 07

    Thank you Tam for all your support and work for Canadian Women.

  • jlanghus
    Mar 07
    Mar 07

    Hi Sharon. Thanks for sharing this story with us about the brutal killing of Helen.

  • Sharon Lewis
    Mar 07
    Mar 07

    Helen is only one native girl, that had her story come forward. We have hundreds of Native Women who are voiceless and without justice today. We are battling a long fight, since the Indian Act and denial of native women's and their cultural and traditional rights. Its like were becoming wiped out and silenced. Aho...We need financial help, for this research project to come together.

  • Hello, Sharon,

    I am quite surprised that justice for Indigenous People is slow in Canada. 50 years is quite long.

    That is exactly how justice takes place in our country. We are very familiar about discrimination with Indigenous People here. They still struggle for inclusion. The common situation here is their ancestral lands were stolen/taken from them by scheming men. I guess this is a universal struggle of all natives in every country.

    Thank you for sharing Helen's story. Like you said, there are others who fell on the same fate.

    May you find justice.