Op-eds

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper claims that an inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) is not necessary, that MMIW is a policing matter and derides calls for an inquiry as ‘sociology.’
I agree with Harper that MMIW is a police matter.
But not for the same reason.

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The importance of a good quality NILO

NILO is the jail term abbreviation for Native Inmate Liaison Officer, the go-to person when it comes to smudging, deaths in the family and other miscellaneous matters in the incarcerated Native community. There are always a litany of issues when it comes to Native offenders.

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No one saw anything: remembering Bella

On July 20, 2013, Bella Laboucan-McLean fell 31 stories off the balcony of a condo tower in downtown Toronto. She had been at a small gathering inside one of the building’s many glass boxes. There were five other people in the condo that night.

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