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Also, seeing as it's International #WomensDay, can we please use this as an opportunity to discuss the lack of intersectionality in feminism STILL. Can we start the conversation with our missing and murdered indigenous women? Where are our sisters? Where are our women who have been silenced, abused and killed by a shameful system that has stolen everything from them and perpetuated a never ending tragedy? #MissingandMurdered #SaveOurSisters

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, listens to Sytukie Joamie, left, speak about his cousin Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook during a rally for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday October 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
#missingandmurdered #indegenous #justintrudeau #ottawa #parliamenthill

My new Podcast while walking the pooches. #AlbertaWilliams #CBC #CBCPodcast #MissingAndMurdered #HighwayOfTears

"The heart has
In honour of the spirit of the people missing murdered in downtown east side. Many women and native aboriginal women. Many of these cases remain unsolved. All my relations." #missingandmurderedindigenouswomen #missingandmurdered #missingandmurderedwomen #supportindigenouspeople

Today I wore red for all the missing and murdered indigenous women 🌹 #indigenouswomen #missingandmurdered #strongnativewomen

I've been listening to the Missing & Murdered podcast. It's excellent reporting. I'm thinking about this woman's story as I weave. I wonder if I can make a basket that talks about unresolved. I can't imagine what the families of missing and murdered women are feeling. #missingandmurdered #AlbertaWilliams

These are the latest four podcasts I have downloaded. We have two themes going on here. People making their dreams come true through lots of hard work and perseverance + mysteries waiting to be solved. I love both of these themes.
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Seriously the one on Oprah -- so so good!!
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What are you listening to these days?
#missingandmurdered #makingoprah #howibuiltthis #someoneknowssomething

This moment brought tears to my eyes at the #sistersinspirit event in #ottawa . This brave man asked all the inuit to stand by his side to give him strength and what seemed like hundreds joined him in tears as he expressed that someone close to him was murdered and no investigation was made. #shame I have been going to this for years and it truly breaks my heart to see the same families that were wanting justice years ago are still waiting #justiceforaboriginalwomen #missingandmurdered

Sometimes I get to work on some really beautiful projects. The REDress project highlights the thousands of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. The jingle dress, a ceremonial dress made by Fanshawe's First Nations Centre, intentionally has missing jingles to represent the women missing from our lives. It's a beautiful and haunting project, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it. #redress #firstnations #missingandmurdered #missingandmurderedindigenouswomenandgirls #redressproject

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"The heart has
In honour of the spirit of the people missing murdered in downtown east side. Many women and native aboriginal women. Many of these cases remain unsolved. All my relations." #missingandmurderedindigenouswomen #missingandmurdered #missingandmurderedwomen #supportindigenouspeople

Sometimes I get to work on some really beautiful projects. The REDress project highlights the thousands of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. The jingle dress, a ceremonial dress made by Fanshawe's First Nations Centre, intentionally has missing jingles to represent the women missing from our lives. It's a beautiful and haunting project, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it. #redress #firstnations #missingandmurdered #missingandmurderedindigenouswomenandgirls #redressproject

Justice for the family and young people of the missing and murdered Indigenous women/gay/2 spirited/transgender ✊🏽 #missingandmurderedindigenouswomen #missingandmurdered #justice #loveforall #solidarity #ally #demandjustice

This is why I did not celebrate #Canada150, nor will I ever celebrate another #Canadaday

July 1st is not a reason to celebrate. It marks another year in the ongoing process of settler colonialism in so-called Canada. Colonial violence is not a thing of the past. It is present today and it is an active decision.
It is @justinpjtrudeau failing to comply with a Human Rights Tribunal decision that found the federal government racially discriminates against Indigenous children through inadequate funding and services.

It is the concentration of 40% of Canada's petrochemical refineries in Aamjiwnaang First Nation, while the neighbouring settler community was relocated.

It is the suicide crisis in Attawapiskat.
It is over 100 Indigenous communities under boil water advisories.

It is the continuation of the Indian Act.
It is #missingandmurdered Indigenous women.

It is the continued exploitation of land and water in the tar sands and across Turtle Island without Indigenous consent.
It is our prime minister using Indigenous peoples for a photo-op then standing by as they are arrested for holding ceremony on their own land.

And it is all of us settlers not doing enough to stop it.
Next time you hear someone say "can't we just have this day to celebrate?", speak up and tell them no, and explain why.

Today and everyday, resist.
#Resistance150 #Unsettling150

Never untimely to talk about, but perhaps no time more appropriate than today to remind us all of the perpetual mistreatment and systemic murder of indigenous people in our "home and land of the free." While our government spends half a billion dollars celebrating a remarkably shameful past and present, make no mistake that every firework, parade and gross overspending sanctioned by the Canadian government is a forceful middle finger to our native groups—many of which who are still living impoverished existences, many of which who have had their daughters and sisters murdered with no accountability from our "great nation." Ironic how our government can easily fork over HALF A BILLION DOLLARS for popsicles and balloons, but not nearly anything to investigate the whereabouts of our missing and murdered indigenous women. #MissingAndMurdered, This is our Canada 150.

#tbt to last week's workshop with this terrific ensemble and a play-through of @briancurrent's new work "Missing." Great to hear and perform this new material! #workshop #newopera #canada150 #truthandreconciliation #missingandmurdered

It is commonly believed that those who feel threatened take extreme positions in their beliefs.
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It is also commonly understood that the strongest materials known to man are those that can bend without breaking.
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As it is so with human beings.
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Are you strong enough to bend?
Or are you too threatened?
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Are you strong enough to question your beliefs?
Are you strong enough to accept those who are different from you?
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Are you threatened by me?
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I don’t imagine you would be.
At least, I cannot see why you would be.
I am a young woman that you may or may not know.
I am gentle.
I am kind.
I am loving.
I am patient.
I am curious.
I am intelligent.
I am strong.
I am Native American.
But you cannot tell these things by looking at me.
You would have to get to know me first.
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What do you see when you look at me?
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A young woman.
With fair skin.
“Canadian” you might say.
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Oh the privilege that this brings me.
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I am incredibly fortunate for these things in my life that I cannot control.
For, I do not fear the persecution of others as I walk down the street.
And I feel it is my responsibility to recognize what a “gift” that is.
Regardless of whether or not it should be.
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It makes me ill to know that others cannot say the same.
Why does our society allow a culture bred of judgment and hate?
Why do we allow differences to continue to create a divide amongst people?
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Why are people disappearing from their families never to be seen again?
Why are people being attacked in the streets, on busses, trains, and planes?
Why are people being beaten, raped, and murdered?
Why are people being treated with hate?
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Where does this hate come from?
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We are all human.
And we are all unique.
Different variations of one species.
So where is it that you draw this line?
At what point does this human being become different enough from you that you can no longer see yourself in their eyes?
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Why is it that you do not see the beauty in all of the colours of the rainbow?

Ramona Wilson memorial walk. We have a voice use it! Keep our people safe. #highwayoftears #peacefulwarrior #indigenous #reclaimyourpower #standstrong #remember #missingandmurdered

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