For every story like that of Tina Fontaine, the murdered Aboriginal teenager from Winnipeg whose case made the national news last summer, there are dozens more like it across the country that go largely unnoticed. In Aboriginal communities and urban centres alike, Indigenous women live with constant danger. The demand from Aboriginal peoples and many other Canadians for a national inquiry into missing and murdered women springs from this painful reality.
[np_storybar title=”Aboriginal Canadians plan cross-country ‘shutdown’: ‘The system has failed us all miserably’” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/02/13/aboriginal-canadians-plan-cross-country-shutdown-the-system-has-failed-us-all-miserably/”]Thousands of aboriginal Canadians and their supporters are planning rallies, protests and blockades across the country Friday in a campaign dubbed “#ShutDownCanada.”
A Facebook page indicates more than 6,700 followers intend to take part, with more than 20 events planned for across Canada, including in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
“The system has failed us all miserably,” reads the Facebook page, which states it…
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