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.

Norma Reid-Hunt
Norma Reid-Hunt

While rape of any type is a horrible and unacceptable crime, the deliberate rape of Ntive women by agang non native men is an atrocitiy, it is done as a deliberate and racisitact intent on putting this particular group of women intheir place just as white on black was in the 50s. It is a hate crime andcannot be tolerated.

A.s. Lake
A.s. Lake

Absolutely!

Beth Gilbert Coutlee
Beth Gilbert Coutlee

That's so Disgraceful! Those men need to be brought to Justice! Justice Done will Protect the Larger Community at hand from Future Violence against Women! ~ Lots of Love to the Native Women that suffered this Horrible Act against their personages <3 <3 <3 <3.

Sherri Moore
Sherri Moore

Keep our native women safe!

Alice Enderica de Jalon

Quisiera que fuera en espanol por favor !!!

Sara Gepp
Sara Gepp

This was nothing short of a hate crime aimed at a First Nations woman. This was an act of terrorism and suppression. Hate will not be tolerated. The world is watching.

Apii Taoro
Apii Taoro

I don't agree rape at all , its a disease to all human beings especially womens..

Sheilah M. Hogarth
Sheilah M. Hogarth

Watching the election and seeing how far women have come gives me hope that we can only go forward. We Need to Fight Ignorance and Indifference. It means we, the women need to demonstrate that, " Hell, We Won't Take It Anymore!"

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