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Canada's Problem with Indigenous Women

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The treatment of Jody Wilson-Raybould highlights Canada’s problem with Indigenous women

Why doesn’t Canada think of Indigenous women as valuable? As an Indigenous woman, it’s a question I’ve asked my entire adult life, but it feels especially pertinent in light of recent events. Last month’s release of a 115-page report on the death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, as well as Jody Wilson-Raybould’s expulsion from the Liberal caucus this week, haunt Indigenous women in this country, pointing out that there are seemingly endless ways to be viewed as a problem when you’re an Indigenous woman, but very few ways to be viewed as a person of worth.

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