In this talk at “TEDxVictoria 2013: Emergence,” Sarah Hunt explains why she believes Indigenous laws have much to offer communities struggling with the impacts of violence.
Appreciated energy behind this community-centered documentary telling the two-decades long history behind Vancouver’s annual march — now thousands-strong — in memory of murdered or missing women from the Downtown Eastside, “a neighbourhood deeply misunderstood.” Co-creators Alejandro Zuluaga and Harsha Walia have produced a doc that earnestly explores the “realities of women organizing for justice,” as […]
UPDATE: In my original headline for this post, I wrote “71% of all recent infant deaths in BC were Aboriginal: Report.” This was unintentionally misleading on my part. In fact, as Neil Edmondson rightly points out via Twitter, “It wasn’t all recent infant deaths, just 71% of [the] 21 [infants] selected for study.” In my […]
In a special letter to today’s Vancouver Sun entitled “Top Robert Pickton cop in his own words,” retired RCMP inspector Don Adam attempts to respond to the mountain of criticisms over the RCMP-Vancouver Police Missing Women Task Force’s handling of the investigation into this convicted serial killer. As head of the so-called ‘Pickton investigation,’ Adam […]
Last week, I caught a fascinating presentation at the University of Manitoba by David Hugill about his new book, Missing Women, Missing News: Covering Crisis in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. According to the publisher’s blurb, Hugill’s book “examines newspaper coverage of the arrest and trial of Robert Pickton, the man charged with murdering 26 street-level sex workers from […]