Native Women have lived under the longest and most violent Act of Cultural Genocide in the History of the World. Native Women want a Voice across all layers of Policies and Legislation.
Remove all Racialized, Sexual Violence and Discrimination in policies around marriage, children, social services, employment, health care, justice, education, land, and laws that hinder and prevent any advancement of Native Women of Canada from one generation to the next. Native Women are the strength of their families! Native Women are the Strength of their Communities! Native Women are the Strength behind the Nation!
The native culture is alive, native language is alive, native traditions and spirituality are alive!!! Native women are here; native women Survived Rapes, Sterilization Projects, Roman Catholic Sexual Abuse and Violence, Children Apprehended, Survived marginal Access to Services, Family Disruptions, Survived NO Protection or Security on the Domestic Home-front and Legislated POVERTY.
Native women demand a Voice in Policy and Legislation!! Native Women are Human! The Indian Act is made from a Euro-Colonial View and saturated with racism; social policies that ignore the Human Rights of Native Women of Canada - let us work together and revise it or remove it!
Are you Listening Harper!
In respect, Sharon Lewis