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Today is #IndigenousPeoplesDay, still observed by some as #ColumbusDay. In a #thread, @misscorinne86 of @powwows explains how the movement to reclaim the day began, and why focusing on Native issues is so important: (1/11)
The first officially recognized #IndigenousPeoplesDay in the U.S. started in 1989 when the South Dakota legislature passed a proposal by Governor Mickelson to make 1990 a "Year of Reconciliation" for the crimes of the past. (2/11)…
Though Native Americans have probably discussed the idea of an #IndigenousPeoplesDay since at least the 1970s, the idea gained popularity in 1992 when a group of Bay Area Natives pushed back on a planned reenactment of Columbus's arrival. (3/11)…
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Media outlets and journalists like @globeandmail @EvanDyerCBC @TerryGlavin @jonkay @ChantalHbert have only strengthened the findings of NI #MMIWG #MMIWG2S report and the TRC that media plays an immense role in shaping negative stereotypes of Indigenous people esp women/2S ppl
To debate Inquiry's finding of genocide is to actively undermine the legitimacy of the Inquiry. Most Canadians won't read whole Inquiry report and, as journalists, u have power to make ethical choices: to comment on substantive nature of findings or fuel clickbait controversy
It is undebatable that Inquiry finds Canada in violation of SEVEN international human rights instruments; violation of Charter; violation of treaty obligations; violation of inherent Indigenous rights; violation of domestic human rights Codes. Why not name and emphasize that?
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Continuing.. Summary thread on NI #MMIWG #MMIWG2S Report

24. As holders of First Nations, Métis, Inuit rights, there are Indigenous & human rights violations in 4 areas: right to culture, health, security, justice. These rights based on foundational right to self-determination
25. Right to culture: Attacks on culture thru residential schools & ixties Scoop, disenfranchisement thru Indian Act, child welfare. For Inuit, added impacts of mass centralization & relocation. For 2SLGBTQQIA ppl, there is shift from the value of gender-diverse people.
26. Canada uses child welfare to oppress, displace, disrupt & destroy Indigenous families and nations. It is genocidal tool that violates Indigenous rights to govern, is violence against families, disrupts connections, and is linked to violence against Indigenous women & girls
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Summary thread on National Inquiry #MMIWG #MMIWG2S Report:

Prepared for several elders & women in DTES who requested summary (report summary is itself 120 pages). Offering it here, with respect, for anyone who isnt able to read or process the whole report

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Read full 1200 pg Final Report “Reclaiming Power and Place” this weekend, now here:

Thread provides cursory ~4pg overview using direct text (doesnt replace tending to whole report and sacred stories w/in. Over 2,380 people participated in Inquiry):
1. In contrast to much previous research that positions Indigenous women as “victims” in need of protection or saving, or that positions their experiences as “less than” knowledge gathered according to Western research methods, the Inquiry centers these voices and wisdom.
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