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Human trafficking largely targets Indigenous women and girls: MMIWG report – Leader Post
by ahnationtalk onJune 5, 2019103 Views
June 5, 2019
Indigenous women are overrepresented among human trafficking victims in Canada. Beatrice Wallace-Littlechief hopes the MMIWG recommendations will work to change that.
Beatrice Wallace-Littlechief was vulnerable from the moment she was born.
The daughter of a residential school survivor, she was placed into care at seven months, then at four adopted into a middle-class white household where she reckoned with racism and abuse.
“I was always being made aware of the colour of my skin and that it was a bad thing,” Wallace-Littlechief recalls. After standing up for herself at the age of 13, she was moved into a group home, where she was called Apple — “white on the inside and brown on the outside,” she says. She never felt accepted.