It matters to their families, their loved ones, their friends.
It matters to indigenous people
It matters to women.
It matters to me.
Hundreds and hundreds of missing or murdered indigenous women across Canada bleepin matters.
This has been going on for years now. I've written about it numerous times. There have been demonstrations and documentaries. The mainstream media, however, doesn't seem interested and the authorities, whoever they are, don't seem to be getting anything done.
So it doesn't seem to matter at all.
Just last month The Assembly of First Nations and other indigenous groups pulled out of British Columbia's inquiry into the missing women citing creditbility problems, funding issues. As reported at Indian Country Today,
“The Assembly of First Nations is no longer confident the Inquiry will bring justice for the families of missing and murdered women in Canada,” said AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo in a statement on Tuesday.
“The principle objectives behind AFN’s participation from the beginning have been to support the families, to bring to light systemic issues that gave rise to these tragedies and finally to identify efforts toward resolution of those issues,” Atleo said. “We hoped the inquiry would shed light to uncover truths that could help with the healing process for the families as well as to begin to point the way forward so that all women and the most vulnerable have access to justice. Without equity and balance, systemic issues will not be brought forward and will therefore not be reflected in the recommendations of the inquiry.”
Rae-Lynn Dicks, testifying ... at the inquiry into the Robert Pickton police investigations, said she was repeatedly told by her sergeants they weren't going to spend "valuable time and money" looking for prostitutes when she worked for the Vancouver Police Department's call centre.
But what if they had been white ... and middle class...or, OMG...what if they had been white and rich?
You and I both know the answer to that.
The following is from People of Color Organize.