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A Trans Woman Calls On Her Sisters To Act In Support Of Missing And Murdered Aboriginal Women

By Cindy Bourgeois

Wednesday February 13, 2013

My Dear Sisters,

I am writing you today in solidarity with Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Since the 1970’s over 800 Aboriginal women have been murdered and disappeared, an alarmingly inordinate number of crimes. The response from the Canadian authorities has been a travesty. Way too many of these crimes have gone unprosecuted.

We should all be outraged.

We should all be outraged at the loss of daughters, mothers and aunties. We should all be outraged at the ongoing genocide of the First Peoples of Turtle Island, especially of our Aboriginal sisters.

I believe that as trans women we have particular reasons to be outraged…and to empathize. We know what it is to face discrimination. Granted, the discriminations we face…

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