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Growing number of aboriginal women in Canada ask: ‘Am I next?’ – Toronto Star

by NationTalk on March 20, 2015249 Views

Aboriginal women are five times more likely to be murdered than non-aboriginal ones, but Ottawa is still refusing a public inquiry on this tragedy.

Following the first-ever national roundtable on missing and murdered indigenous women, it is with a heavy heart that I am writing about this ongoing tragedy — a national epidemic of violence that persists in devastating more families each year, prompting a growing number of aboriginal women to ask: “Am I next?”

According to the RCMP, there have been about 1,200 victims, on and off reserves, between 1980 and 2012. A stark reality of poverty, unemployment and violence can be summarized in one disturbing fact: aboriginal women are five times more likely to be murdered than non-aboriginal ones!

Action must be taken on several fronts: justice, support, protection and prevention. It must be championed at the community, municipal, provincial and federal levels.

Read More: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/03/19/growing-number-of-aboriginal-women-in-canada-ask-am-i-next.html

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