not the only one

I seem to be in good company in an earlier post about the lack of federal action to protect the lives of Indigenous women and girls, “so get off your butts, and do something!” Read the snippet below, then go read the whole story in the Calgary Herald newspaper.

OTTAWA — The federal government can’t be a no-show on the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women any longer, a Manitoba provincial cabinet minister told an Amnesty International panel Monday.

Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson was in Ottawa as a panellist at an Amnesty symposium on the subject. He said Manitoba is making its own plans because the problem is plaguing the province. But he said until Ottawa steps forward with a comprehensive national approach, the provincial and grassroots level efforts will not be enough to make a difference.

“It’s nice to issue a press release on the occasion of the vigils but we clearly need some action taken by the federal government,” Robinson said.

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