David Farmer Grant
David Farmer Grant

The sickness of the calvery still exists time to stop these sick people.

Diane Dillon
Diane Dillon
  • David Farmer Grant

HI, I SUPPORT ALL THE COMMENTS AND THE PERSPECTIVE. ON UTUBE IS AN EVENT I AND MANY OTHERS DID IN 1993 TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF VIOLENCE. OVER 18 GUEST SPEAKERS AT BEACON HILL PARK. FIRST NATIONS SP[OKE AS DID MENS MOVEMENT AND UVIC GROUPS ETC WE INCLUDED EVERYONE. I HAVE THIS ON DVD I WILL GLADLY SEND A COPY ON REQUEST WE ALL PULLED TOGETHER. IT WAS COVERED BY TV, RADIO AND NEWS PAPER. [email protected]

Bethany Laurier
Bethany Laurier

Gang rapes of ANY kind to ANY race should not be tolerated anywhere.... this makes me sick....

Jacquie Ferreira
Jacquie Ferreira
  • Bethany Laurier

I agree. I signed the petition, but I'm disappointed that it doesn't say "Gang rape/rape should not be tolerated PERIOD!". No human being, regardless of race, religion or sex should be subjected to such violence!

Michael Harris
Michael Harris

Rape should never happen. Our Lifegivers must be respected at all times <3.

Larry McKenzie
Larry McKenzie
  • Michael Harris

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS ARE POWERFUL SOLVENTS,THEY CAN EASILY DISSOLVE MARRIAGES,FAMILIES AND CAREERS. IAH TE IOIANERE NE TEKA'NIKONRATENIES.

Joy Bergstrom
Joy Bergstrom

Signed and shared no rape no where this person has ro be caught. signed from my home not on Facebook.

Nancy Billings
Nancy Billings
  • Joy Bergstrom

Gladly Signed ~ I Hope All of their tiny penis's fall off

Marcy Pickell
Marcy Pickell

No one should be raped, FOR ANY REASON! We should bring back the DEATH PENALTY, but that's another subject!

Alejandro López
Alejandro López
  • Marcy Pickell

It's not logical to give someone the death penalty if they just raped someone.
Rape does not equal murder.

Barbara MacDonald
Barbara MacDonald

I do not care what culture you are... we are all sisters and must stand together on this...

Barbara MacDonald
Barbara MacDonald
  • Barbara MacDonald

Thanks for sending me this Thomas. :-)

Can Dance
Can Dance
  • Barbara MacDonald

I agree! We MUST stand together. www.billionrising.org

Rob Perry
Rob Perry
  • Barbara MacDonald

your more then right

Krista Nichols
Krista Nichols
  • Barbara MacDonald

Go back to old school chop them off

Ingrid Becker
Ingrid Becker

Why only native women? Rape of all, native or non-native women and men must not be tolerated all over the world.

David Farmer Grant
David Farmer Grant
  • Ingrid Becker

True"

Paul Bourgeois
Paul Bourgeois
  • Ingrid Becker

If you want to know a bit of the history, I can tell you why were speaking of Aboriginal, First Nation, Meis and Innuit women.

Jule Asterisk
Jule Asterisk
  • Ingrid Becker

... just that we have over 500 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, so need to ask why? Why is it tolerated for Aboriginal women only? http://www.sistersinspirit.ca/

Lynnz DeBeal
Lynnz DeBeal
  • Ingrid Becker

Because Native women are being raped in higher numbers, and the Canadian police are not addressing it. The way the rape of a white woman is investigated is not the same as when Native women are raped Ingrid. Please educate yourself on the nature of institutionalized racism Ingrid. Your ignorance on this issue just emphasizes the fact that the media in Canada is basically silent on the issue. Your insinuation that the person who started this petition is doing something "wrong" for not...

Because Native women are being raped in higher numbers, and the Canadian police are not addressing it. The way the rape of a white woman is investigated is not the same as when Native women are raped Ingrid. Please educate yourself on the nature of institutionalized racism Ingrid. Your ignorance on this issue just emphasizes the fact that the media in Canada is basically silent on the issue. Your insinuation that the person who started this petition is doing something "wrong" for not including white women is an insult. It is true, no one deserves to be raped. Rape is usually a 'race on race' issue - with the exception of First Nation women. Native, white, Black and Brown men, ALL target Indigenous women. The real question here is; Why don't you know the answer to your own question? Why don't you know that Non-Native men are terrorizing First Nation women for political reasons?

Fredrick Cloyd
Fredrick Cloyd
  • Ingrid Becker

All women are not from the same race, nation, class, etc., nor are all women equal as far as the way laws and the justice-system are enacted. There should be more understanding--especially by liberal peoples everywhere, to understand that "all humans" are in trouble precisely because of the hierarchy of oppressions and privileges. If we are uncomfortable with these hierarchies, then perhaps this can be examined, instead of making it sound like something is 'wrong' with native and...

All women are not from the same race, nation, class, etc., nor are all women equal as far as the way laws and the justice-system are enacted. There should be more understanding--especially by liberal peoples everywhere, to understand that "all humans" are in trouble precisely because of the hierarchy of oppressions and privileges. If we are uncomfortable with these hierarchies, then perhaps this can be examined, instead of making it sound like something is 'wrong' with native and indigenous populations, under so much historical oppression, to ask for solidarity, instead of derision for not being 'equal' to the dominant population of women, or whoever. There are *differences* in how native women have been dealt with through the legal and institutional processes, from the way people who are seen and considered 'white' are dealt.

Nicole Tanguay
Nicole Tanguay
  • Ingrid Becker

the numbers are higher than that,, try over 2000. The 500 is what the government keeps saying, but we who work in the field know it is way higher.

Nicole Tanguay
Nicole Tanguay
  • Ingrid Becker

Ingrid, aboriginal women here are targeted..why come to this site anyways, as the invite was specific and said aboriginal women? Just curious.

Daniel Tervo
Daniel Tervo
  • Ingrid Becker

Because Native woman of North America, who are connected to the most active speaking of protecting Mother Earth and her peoples,are not considered Human Beings YET!!!
So we DO NOT have a voice that is heard SERIOUSLY or LOUD ENOUGH!! Never have... The NON Natives aren't through RAPING MOTHER EARTH YET!! And you ALL know what? She's about to Blame us all for not doing right by what the creator has provided for Humans survival. So in many ways we are all doomed, just a matter of time....

Because Native woman of North America, who are connected to the most active speaking of protecting Mother Earth and her peoples,are not considered Human Beings YET!!!
So we DO NOT have a voice that is heard SERIOUSLY or LOUD ENOUGH!! Never have... The NON Natives aren't through RAPING MOTHER EARTH YET!! And you ALL know what? She's about to Blame us all for not doing right by what the creator has provided for Humans survival. So in many ways we are all doomed, just a matter of time. If tomorrow the Government of Canada Paid Each and every First Nation Citizen Cash Money, There'd be nowhere to go enjoy it.

Mary Jo Hazlett
Mary Jo Hazlett
  • Ingrid Becker

Jule Asterisk: That is horrendeous, but why do you think Aboriginal women are the ONLY women this is happening to. This is outrageous and intolerable for ALL women!

Pueblo Justicia
Pueblo Justicia
  • Ingrid Becker

we focusing on our First Nation women because of the pattern of neglect that allows, no encourages the abuse of aboriginal females- itz open season on us in Canada just as in Juarez,Mexico where close to 3000 women have been disappeared since the mid 90's yet less than 30 bodies have been recuperated! As we speak the families of these women in Chihuahua have been on journey by foot to demand a resolution from the government there. Thatz why!

Elizabeth Lawson
Elizabeth Lawson
  • Ingrid Becker

Appalling crimes such as this can no longer be tolerated. Rapists are somebody's sons husbands, fathers. The moral, cultural and psychological permission to commit this ghastly crime was disseminated in the homes of these monsters. Yes, parents, when you visit the monster that you raised in your home in prison, you SHOULD hang your heads in shame. Who else brought these cruel and inhuman beings into the world, and inculcated in them the notion that women are playthings to be enjoyed -...

Appalling crimes such as this can no longer be tolerated. Rapists are somebody's sons husbands, fathers. The moral, cultural and psychological permission to commit this ghastly crime was disseminated in the homes of these monsters. Yes, parents, when you visit the monster that you raised in your home in prison, you SHOULD hang your heads in shame. Who else brought these cruel and inhuman beings into the world, and inculcated in them the notion that women are playthings to be enjoyed - and them brutally beaten and murdered when the 'fun' is over? The issue here is not the race of the victim , but the gender. NO woman should have to fear rape, and ALL women should expect justice and the unequivocal support of the communities in which they reside.

Deborah Stewart
Deborah Stewart
  • Ingrid Becker

Ingrid Becker, the petition originally began as a call for justice for native women whose rapists and batterers were getting off scott-free because of loopholes in the law. I might have some of the details a little screwed up, but here are the facts as I understand them: The band/Native police take care of everything involving Natives on their land, a.k.a. reserves. The key here is Native - they cannot prosecute or arrest non-natives even if they do something on the reservation. BUT ...

Ingrid Becker, the petition originally began as a call for justice for native women whose rapists and batterers were getting off scott-free because of loopholes in the law. I might have some of the details a little screwed up, but here are the facts as I understand them: The band/Native police take care of everything involving Natives on their land, a.k.a. reserves. The key here is Native - they cannot prosecute or arrest non-natives even if they do something on the reservation. BUT non-Native forces, such as the RCMP can't do anything about crimes that occur on the reserves, even if it involves a non-Native. WTF thought this up?

Charmaine Morgan
Charmaine Morgan
  • Ingrid Becker

Clearly time this loop hole is tackled.

Selena Cada
Selena Cada

I am a native woman, and believe no rape on any woman should be tolerated..

Liz DiMarco
Liz DiMarco
  • Selena Cada

Hello cousin.

John Day
John Day
  • Selena Cada

how many guys do u know that have been raped Yuri?, besides the ones in prison

Crystal Colley Dull
Crystal Colley Dull
  • Selena Cada

John Day Whatever.Boys and Men get Raped Everyday ALL OVER THE WORLD!!! Not JUST in Prison! Grow a Heart!!! Look at all the Priests who have Molested and Raped Boys and Young Men!! Sorry, but come on!!

Elfie Leddy
Elfie Leddy
  • Selena Cada

Absolutly Yuri Sorkin. Obviously my prime focus is women, being one & having experienced this myself. However I do know several men who have also been sexually violated as a child, which is the same thing - so the issue is non-gender. It's a HUMAN issue, rather an issue of INHUMANITY.

Lori Howard
Lori Howard
  • Selena Cada

So, John Day, you find it acceptable that men are raped in prison? May God forbid that you or anyone you love goes to prison due to a wrongful conviction. That happens every day, too.

Stepheanie Ann Gloade
Stepheanie Ann Gloade
  • Selena Cada

hey I'm a native woman, heres hoping he messes with the wrong native grl and she beats him to death, hey John maybe we should find him and send hm to Yuris home, lol. DONT NEED ANYONE TO RESEARCH OWN CAUSE, ALREADY DONE YURI, WHY IN THE HELL DO U THNK UR SEEING IT ON PC. Ignorant racist people eh, not hrd to tell he has no use for native women, right John.

Clara Penner
Clara Penner

We believe in no rape on any women anywhere.

Clara Penner
Clara Penner
  • Clara Penner

Must be ...hasn't it always been?

Ronda McKay
Ronda McKay
  • Clara Penner

Rape "IS"an epidemic that has gone way out of control. We all (well most of us) believe Rape should not be tolerated, but it (rape) happens . For those who try to make a differance it'z a no win battle but at least they could say they tried. Rape has no prejudice .... male/female, rich/poor, young/old any race. It has been goin on from the begining of time. It could happen to you or some1 you love . I pray that never happen to any1.

Marco Roy
Marco Roy
  • Clara Penner

I don't know if rape is more frequent or if it's just that we are more educated on the topic. Before if the girl was dating the guy that raped her, it might not have been concidered rape. I also don't think it was concidered rape if it happened to a male. Either way it needs to stop and the people responsible must be persecuted to the max.

Elizabeth Wiley MA JD
Elizabeth Wiley MA JD
  • Clara Penner

YES. A lot of men recruited for pipeline and other work feel it is OK to do anything they want to Native Canadian women, reflecting the racist attitude Canada has had against the original people since europeans starting squatting there at gun point.

Elfie Leddy
Elfie Leddy
  • Clara Penner

Correct Ronda McKay. And yet, even women don't want to talk about sexual violation of any kind. Now in Canada, based only on reported stats, 1 our of 3 women/girls have experienced sexual violation. This means each of us KNOWS AT LEAST 1-3 women, be it a family member, friend or co-worked, who has already experienced this kind of violation. And still - WE DON'T TALK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT IT. I mean, how much more personal can this get???

Cowichan Tsou'halim
Cowichan Tsou'halim

Native women are more likely to become raped and murdered in Canada because society is deeply rooted in racism from Euro-Colonization and patriarchal laws. The investigations are poor or the murders are open with no investigations or activity to find the murderer, and more likely not solved unless bands or native leaders are directly involved and putting pressure on police officers. Native women are 3 times more likely to die from a violent death than non-native women. There is no agreements...

Native women are more likely to become raped and murdered in Canada because society is deeply rooted in racism from Euro-Colonization and patriarchal laws. The investigations are poor or the murders are open with no investigations or activity to find the murderer, and more likely not solved unless bands or native leaders are directly involved and putting pressure on police officers. Native women are 3 times more likely to die from a violent death than non-native women. There is no agreements in place for protection on the domestic home-front for Native Women because Canada doesn't want to put security or protection in place or equal services for Native Women in Canada. Pickton farm is a good example - the courts just stopped at 6 victims within due process of court because the majority of the women were Aboriginal victims - the majority of the families didn't find closure to their daughters or sisters whose DNA were found strewn all over Pickton's farm. That was a real life horror story all in itself - Canada's shame and guilt surfacing and showing itself to the world filled with racism and discrimination and shameful court process given toward native women; and lack of humanity or justice for the victims; like they weren't even persons! The funding is either - one way or another, its not just given to native organizations of Canada. I am certainly tired of giving millions of dollars of funding to non-native organizations who don't understand the reality of racism toward native women, our culture, language, or background. Non-native organizations get millions of dollars to provide services for Aboriginal women - and the women don't get proper services at all in Canada. Many non-native organizations receive millions of dollars - and provide inappropriate services for rape. The funds have to go to Native Groups of Canada when it concerns Native Women. There are layers of reasons behind this letter to G.G. of Canada...native women live under the Indian Act, and certainly, non-native women don't live under that ACT. Legislated Racism and Legislated Poverty is a Legal Legislated Reality for Native Women, that doesn't pertain to non-native women. That is why I campaign for Native Women. I was the first native women to work in a Federal Prison, the First Native Model to become a National Model, and I still live under a racist policy and legislation of Canada, and I am still treated lesser than human in Canada from all levels of society and social policy - and Native Women carry the Word of Law within our Nations, not the men. Our society is not patriarchal. We are not trying to push for equality like non-native women, we campaign for restoring native women to sit in a position they were, prior to contact; which is the highest courts of native law. If you don't agree, and if you do not support or understand - you don't have to!! Keep all negativity off my page! I am tired of Universities getting millions of dollars to research justice issues on the Murder and Rape of Native Women too! Native women are a resource to research; and yet not human enough to find justice against non-native men in the court of law....they don't care!!!Dignity, Integrity, Honesty, Justice; Equal Rights in the Highest Courts of Canada and Remove Racism within the process. Now stuff that in your Peace Pipe and Smoke It!! Cry me a river...I campaign for the rights of Native Women in North America because its time they find justice.Thank you, Huy Ch Qu Sharon,

Babs McColl
Babs McColl
  • Cowichan Tsou'halim

Hi Sharon, the Canadian government should hang their heads in shame, women are women, human beings are human beings for God's sake. We should ALL be treated as equal, it is heartbreaking what you are all going through over there, purely disgusting, there are a lot of people over here on your side Sharon, believe me. I send you my love and my blessings, just wish I had the money to visit just now! Take care and remember there ARE others that care about you all across the miles xxxxxx

Cowichan Tsou'halim
Cowichan Tsou'halim
  • Cowichan Tsou'halim

Thank you Babs...we are not here to analyze the political woe's of white women/native women or seek the purpose of why is one excluded over the other - Native Women are Treated as lesser than by Society in North America, otherwise there wouldn't be such a high rape/murder rate of Native Women. Justice for Native Women in Canada, is all we ask! The Indian Act is a Racist Tool for the Government to keep pushing us down like were nothing in society. Linear Racialized Sexual Discrimination...

Thank you Babs...we are not here to analyze the political woe's of white women/native women or seek the purpose of why is one excluded over the other - Native Women are Treated as lesser than by Society in North America, otherwise there wouldn't be such a high rape/murder rate of Native Women. Justice for Native Women in Canada, is all we ask! The Indian Act is a Racist Tool for the Government to keep pushing us down like were nothing in society. Linear Racialized Sexual Discrimination against Native Women begins with Canada and Legislation.I appreciate all your support, and I hope that answers it. There is a huge difference with treatment by the justice system. Rape did not exist prior to contact, if it did happened prior to contact it was an abnormal act of violence and dealt with very swiftly. We only have 1 historical case in our history on the West Coast, through word of law carried down from one generation to the next and it was a harsh sentence for the man.I campaign for Human Rights for Native Women and I seeking international supports. Native People live in 3rd World Conditions in North America and are subject to neglect through investigations and courts.Plus, native women are treated differently on reserve comparable to off-reserve cases. If there wasn't such a high rate of rape/murder of Native Women in Canada, consideration of living under a totally different legislation as the rest of Canada; I would not be campaigning for international supports.Until there is proper investigations and jail for the men who prey on native women, rape and murder them...I will continue to Campaign.

Kelly Lavigne
Kelly Lavigne
  • Cowichan Tsou'halim

OMG Sharon Lewis!!!! Are you for real????

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