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.

Mary Allen
Mary Allen

I DO AGREE ON THIS MATTER OF RAPE FOR ALL WOMEN AND KIDS.....BUT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT OUR NATIVE NATIONS OF CANADA, OUR NATIVE WOMEN, AND I DO AGREE WITH CHAR TUPONE....AND THIS NEEDS TO STOP EVERY WHERE...BUT AS A NATIVE IN CANADA, SOME NATIVE WOMEN HAVE BEEN KILLED FOR BEING NATIVE AND FOR STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, AND YES IT HAS HAPPEND HEAR IN THE U.S.A. 2...LOOK AT THE HISTORY HEAR WE AS NATIVE HAVE BEEN ABUSE, KILLED, RAPE...FOR WHAT BEING NATIVE...YES EVEN SOME CASE HAVE NOT...

I DO AGREE ON THIS MATTER OF RAPE FOR ALL WOMEN AND KIDS.....BUT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT OUR NATIVE NATIONS OF CANADA, OUR NATIVE WOMEN, AND I DO AGREE WITH CHAR TUPONE....AND THIS NEEDS TO STOP EVERY WHERE...BUT AS A NATIVE IN CANADA, SOME NATIVE WOMEN HAVE BEEN KILLED FOR BEING NATIVE AND FOR STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, AND YES IT HAS HAPPEND HEAR IN THE U.S.A. 2...LOOK AT THE HISTORY HEAR WE AS NATIVE HAVE BEEN ABUSE, KILLED, RAPE...FOR WHAT BEING NATIVE...YES EVEN SOME CASE HAVE NOT BEEN SOLVED DUE 2 UNREST BONES NOT BEING BURIED RIGHT, AND UNREST SPIRIT, LETS HAVE OUR RIGHTS BACK WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEND FOR US NATIVES. AS A NATIVE WOMEN I HAVE BEEN RAPE BY A WHITE GUY, AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT TO THIS DAY...SO THIS NEEDS TOBE STOP FOR ALL WOMEN AND FOR KIDS...BUT FOR OUR NATIVE NATIONS 2.

Alice D. Williams
Alice D. Williams
  • Mary Allen

Well said Mary Allen...we love who we are!...we are beautiful Native women...some don't like that...Would like to know where all those missing women are?...they have families that need closure...i love who i am too...a Native beautiful woman....a mother, sister,aunt, etc...

Roberta Briceno
Roberta Briceno

Treat all women with respect and equality. Government people need to step up and do something, ASAP.

Can Dance
Can Dance
  • Roberta Briceno

No, it's not just "government people" that need to step up. It is ALL of us, each and every one of us! It happens in conversation, in silence, by our actions or non-actions, in the face of violence. Sometimes it's hard to do it alone, amidst a peer group, or social group, or family, that seems to condone disrespect of others. Yet we have to find a way, even if we end up losing friends along the way....

Susan Wind
Susan Wind

As a cherokee woman who has been raped several times for being just me, I am outraged that this is happening. I do hope justice prevails but the system has to be changed because this is just going to happen over and over again. Signing a petition may help but the men need to be educataed and/or scalped..shame on them! NO MEANS NO!

Anna Zuccolini
Anna Zuccolini
  • Susan Wind

I agree with you Men need to be educated all over the world. The punishment must be very severe and very fast. In my opinion give to them death Those sick people do rape again and again and some time they don't esitated to kill the victims

Gayle Luby Rehel
Gayle Luby Rehel

I also have to agree with Ingrid Becker...rape of any kind and to any person of any race should not be tolerated...it is not only women that are raped, there are teens, young children and even males....RAPE itself should not be tolerated....anywhere in the world.

Sareenah Laing
Sareenah Laing
  • Gayle Luby Rehel

Agreed, but here in Canada there is an epidemic of rape and murder of Native women that is not being addressed by law enforcement or government. Look up Sisters in Spirit and Amnesty International for more information. Or just scroll through some of the informed comments on this petition.

Eugene Johnson.Sr
Eugene Johnson.Sr

Here we walk, talk, sing together as a NATION.
A NATION that is now being recognized.
A recognition that is long overdue.
Overdue in such a way that we as a NATION was always there but not forgotten.
All Aboriginals in Canada have their own agenda's.
An agenda that all aboriginals have rights.
Rights that are being threatned but we as a NATION is and are fighting back with words not with weapons.
our weapons is our " VOICE " and we as a NATION is or are stronger than ever.
Ever so strong...

Here we walk, talk, sing together as a NATION.
A NATION that is now being recognized.
A recognition that is long overdue.
Overdue in such a way that we as a NATION was always there but not forgotten.
All Aboriginals in Canada have their own agenda's.
An agenda that all aboriginals have rights.
Rights that are being threatned but we as a NATION is and are fighting back with words not with weapons.
our weapons is our " VOICE " and we as a NATION is or are stronger than ever.
Ever so strong with our drums, hand -drums and more stronger with our VOICES.
We will succeed with our walking, talking and singing together as a Nation... this peom I wrotw is called " A nation ".

Florence Doucette
Florence Doucette
  • Eugene Johnson.Sr

We have to put ourself,s in other people shoes , so we cannot judge as we need to be more sensitive of the others needs in this world ,we are all brothers & sisters arent we ,all related in some ways , come on Canada stick harder together . make yourself count

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

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