Canada’s justice system has a standing crisis that is the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples that are incarcerated. However, for Indigenous women, this problem is a unique one. Indigenous women are the fastest-growing prison demographic in Canada, surpassing rates of Indigenous … Continue reading
If the Canadian government wishes to reconcile and build meaningful relations with Indigenous peoples, it must prioritize new legislation that directly challenges discrimination and systemic racism of the justice system.
As the country continues to struggle with deep-seated racism and sexism against Indigenous women, it is imperative that the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women be taken more seriously.