Global Voices: Indigenous men fight violence against women –

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2017376 Views

Movements such as the Moose Hide Campaign, Drag the Red take grassroots approach

September 5, 2017

As the sun crested over the forest just outside of Fraser Lake in northern British Columbia, Raven Lacerte took out her knife.

Her father had just taken down a moose. Before he fired the shot, the two were deep in conversation and Lacerte’s thoughts lingered on their painful topic: Violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls.

While she field-dressed the animal, prepping the meat for a feast in her hometown of Victoria, her mind raced.

Her father had just attended a conference for Indigenous leaders on the crisis with 300 participants — only four of them were men.

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