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Abuse of Native American women – an interview with Charmaine White Face

May 25, 2012

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Posted on 25 May 2012Emine DilekWVoN co-editor For the first time in its history, the United Nations decided this year to open an investigation into the way in which the US government treats Native Americans, now and in the past. Led by human rights professor and Native American, James Anaya, the human rights inquiry will […]

Canadian native women heard at Inter-American Commission on Human Rigts

April 10, 2012

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Published on Mon, 2012-04-09 Over the last 30 years, more than 600 aboriginal woman and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) addressed this issue for the first time following a petition by Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action […]

Aboriginal Groups Warily Watch Canada Brothel Law

January 24, 2012

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By Sadiya AnsariWeNews correspondentTuesday, January 24, 2012 Groups representing Aboriginal women hope the government will have a partial victory in upholding current prostitution laws. They say female sex workers need to be decriminalized, but they will be endangered if the government stops arresting pimps and johns. VANCOUVER, Canada (WOMENSENEWS)–The Canadian government is appealing a judge’s […]

Sex Trafficking Rampant in Indian Country; Pimps on Prowl for Native Girls

January 18, 2012

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By Terri Hansen January 17, 2012 Courtesy Terri Hansen Is sexual trafficking happening in your city? What about on your remote reservation? The short answer is, “Yes, right under your nose.” Klamath tribal member and Portland, Oregon resident Jeri Sundvall-Williams’s horrific sexual slavery ended 22 years ago, and it took an attack from a male […]

CANADA U.N. to Probe Missing and Murdered Native Women

January 11, 2012

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By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours MONTREAL, Jan 10, 2012 (IPS) – As a United Nations committee initiates an inquiry procedure into the alarming number of missing and murdered Native women across Canada, human rights groups are hoping that an on-the- ground investigation by the international body will finally help stem systematic violence against Native women. “We’re hoping […]

U.S.: Laws "Not Enough" to Tackle Violence Against Native Women

July 26, 2011

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By Kanya D’Almeida WASHINGTON, Jul 25, 2011 (IPS) – Juana Majel Dixon, first vice president of the National Congress of American Indians, said earlier this year that, “Young women on reservations live their lives in anticipation of being raped…They talk about ‘how I will survive my rape‚’ as opposed to not thinking about it at […]