Missing stories: Voices of our Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit

Until recently, there has been an alarming lack of stories about the lives of missing Aboriginal women. To begin addressing this gap, Status of Women Canada has funded a multi-year research, education and policy initiative called Sisters In Spirit. Through collecting life histories and other kinds of information, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) aims to better understand racialized, sexualized violence against Aboriginal women and girls. This knowledge will help NWAC and other groups understand the root causes of this violence and identify measures to increase the safety of Aboriginal women and girls. Importantly, NWAC also honours the women and girls who have been lost to violence and remembers those still missing.

You can read the March 2009 edition of the report Voices of Our Sisters In Spirit Report here. Life histories begin on page 10.

— Posted by Paula

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~ by artpoped on July 7, 2009.

One Response to “Missing stories: Voices of our Sisters in Spirit”

  1. Blessings on your mighty work!

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