Letter from Jennifer Henry to Toronto Star re. “Tories reject inquiry for missing Aboriginal women”
My grief in reading “Conservatives reject inquiry for murdered, missing aboriginal women“, Saturday, March 8, 2014, was magnified by the fact it appeared on International Women’s Day. On this day, when women around the world renew their call for “bread and roses, too,” the call from Indigenous women and their allies for a national inquiry into what is a national crisis is rejected. When Aboriginal women in Canada are “three times as likely” to be targets of violence a public inquiry leading to a systemic action plan is not only required but essential, and long overdue. This International Women’s Day I dream of a time when Aboriginal women in Canada can live without fear. Is that really too much to ask?
Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star, Jennifer Henry