‘We are not safe’: Online threats, racism causing fear for Indigenous women says MMIWG commissioner – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 2020102 Views

The Canadian Press
Michele Audette feels disappointed when she looks online and sees a barrage of violent threats towards Indigenous women.

“It made me so mad that we tolerate this. There’s no real … reprimand,” says Audette, who was one of the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

As she gently places her eight-month-old grandchild into her vehicle in Quebec City, Audette explains that she understood it would take time for governments and society to work towards the more than 200 recommendations included in the inquiry’s final report last June.

The report called violence against First Nations, Metis and Inuit women and girls a form of genocide.

Audette had hoped the work would mean a better and safer future for children such as her granddaughter.

Read More:https://aptnnews.ca/2020/03/09/we-are-not-safe-online-threats-racism-causing-fear-for-indigenous-women-says-mmiwg-commissioner/

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