Missing Or Murdered Indigenous Women

May 5 is not only the reconnaissance of the victory of the Mexicans in the battle of Puebla against the French in the late 19th century. This day is the Multinational Day of Awareness of Missing Or Murdered Indigenous Women in both Canada and many U.S States. Since 1980, Canada has noticed a rise in the number of missing of murdered aboriginal women, and in 2015, the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) has reported approximately 1,200 cases all over the country, and other sources say that number could be near 4 thousand. The senator of Montana announced that it is no longer an issue that we can ignore, and that it is a state of emergency. In 2016, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced a national inquiry into the case. So far, there has been little to no progress, and indigenous activist in Canada accuse the government of not taking the matter seriously, as if they all were insignificant cases, even though it is a trend in violence, and has been since the colonial era. Now organisations such as NWAC (Native Women’s Association Canada) are making efforts to empower indigenous women and communities across the country, and to spread awareness of the problem. Many petitions online challenge the Canadian government to take the matter more seriously and to take action instead of making promises, promises that are broken, especially when it comes to the rights of Indigenous people in Canada, a capitalist and neocolonial nation. Spreading awareness is the number one way we can alter this conservative and racist state of mind that exists in the both of our countries.

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