Protest will draw attention to missing and murdered native women

February 7, 2015 at 15:40 (Uncategorized)

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PROTEST Kaz Novak,Spectator file - Back in October, the public was invited to participate in a ceremonial drum in Hamilton during a weekend of protests across the country for 1,200 missing or murdered aboriginal women. PROTEST Kaz Novak,Spectator file – Back in October, the public was invited to participate in a ceremonial drum in Hamilton during a weekend of protests across the country for 1,200 missing or murdered aboriginal women.

Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton is one of 22 places that will be targeted during the ShutDownCanada protest Feb. 13.

A group plans to occupy the intersection of King and Main streets, near Gage Park, between 2 p.m. and dusk next Friday.

The aim of the protest is to again draw attention to a demand for the federal government to call an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women. The RCMP says the total, since 1980, is about 1,200. The Conservative government believes the issue is a law enforcement matter.

Organizer Kawaowene (John) Garlow from Six Nations could not be reached for comment Thursday, but in a Facebook posting he noted “kkkanda” offered money and assistance when 300…

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