02 February 2019

Solving... rather expensively at that...

...another problem that doesn't exist...insert alt text here

Over two years, $10 million will be dispersed to Indigenous organizations to develop various activities and events across the country in memory of the hundreds who have been killed or gone missing over the past 30 years.

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls pointed out that activities should be funded that honour the lives and legacies of Indigenous women, girls and LGBT people.

Those initiatives could include things like pow-wows, healing circles, lecture series, art workshops, community monuments and totem poles, the government said.
Hang on... what exactly is the issue here?insert alt text here
Crucially for a prevailing stereotype related to the issue, nearly 90 per cent of murders of aboriginal women were solved, a rate that barely differed from that of non-aboriginal women (88 versus 89 per cent).
More to the actual point...
Of the 2,500 murdered aboriginal Canadians, murdered in Canada between 1982 and 2011, fully 71 per cent — 1,750 — were male, and 745 were female.
It gets better... by which I mean worse...
The 2013 and 2014 RCMP data reveals that the offender was known to the victim in 100% of the solved homicides of Aboriginal women in RCMP jurisdictions, and in 93% of cases of solved homicides of non-Aboriginal women.

Violence within family relationships is a key factor in homicides of women.
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LAST WORD: Too many Chiefs...

...not enough responsible, sober adults...
One in 10 aboriginal children now lands in foster care, compared to one in 200 for non-aboriginal children, the AFN said. There are currently three times as many children in foster care as there were in residential schools.
Which still beats the alternative...
"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Government of Canada (2002)


4 comments:

Stuck in T.O. said...

But- the photo ops!

Neo Conservative said...

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it was either 10 million for pow-wows...
or omar khadr got a second installment
of liberal largesse.

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Anonymous said...

old white guy says --------- when 12 billion just is not enough.

Neo Conservative said...

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those poor little gir... sweet baby jebus...

"The total number of people incarcerated in federal institutions went down by 12 per cent between 1996 and 2004. But the number of native inmates increased 21 per cent in the same period."

"The figures were even more dramatic for native women, whose numbers rose by a startling 74 per cent."

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