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Indigenous Land Defence Across Borders Projec

ILDAB was initiated by No More Silence along with members of the Palestinian community in Toronto and the West Bank. The collaboration is organizing a solidarity exchange between Six Nations and Palestine. This feminist led initiative of Indigenous women and their allies will coordinate between Indigenous activists on Turtle Island and in Palestine. Solidarity exchanges

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Announcing Boxing Scholarships with Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Gym!

http://torontonewsgirls.com/ No More Silence is excited to announce that we have received funding from LUSH cosmetics to provide scholarships to Indigenous women, girls, trans and two spirit people to train with Savoy Howe at the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Gym!! We are looking at holding two consecutive 12 week workshops (2 hours a week on Saturdays

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Decolonizing Solidarity Toronto May 27, 2017

Thanks to Leanne Simpson, Zainab Amadahy, Chanelle Gallant, Kerieva McCormick, Carol Lynne D’Arcangelis, Sheryl Lindsay and Wanda Whitebird for this thoughtful conversation.

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Not Just Another Case: A resource video for families of missing or murdered loved ones

Trigger Warning – grief and pain is being shared, please take care. This resource can assist: MMIW_Workshop_JS.10.19

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Violence No More at Ground Zero: It Starts With Us – August 2016, St. John’s Newfoundland

Violence No More at Ground Zero Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans and Two Spirit people Newfoundland and Labrador December 2016 On August 13 of this year, the It Starts With Us partnership between No More Silence (NMS), The Native Youth Sexual Health Network, and Families of Sisters In Spirit held its fourth annual

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Our Mother – Dorothy Georgina Abel

Date of Birth: December 14th, 1956 Lutselke NWT Our Mother Dorothy Georgina Abel was a beautiful, kind hearted strong Chipewyan woman. Her smile and presence would brighten any room or any dark day. She loved to help anyone in need. She loved her culture, her traditional language and ways. When she spoke, she spoke with

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Sonya Nadine Mae: A Written Portrait

Date of Birth: August 19, 1963 Date reported Missing: August 26, 1994 Date of Passing: August 30, 1994 Twenty years have passed and justice for Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink seems like it will arrive anytime now. We hold out hope that out there lies the truth about the person(s) responsible for her premature death. Perhaps

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This is Bella’s Story

This page is dedicated to Bella Laboucan-McLean. These words are a celebration of Bella’s life and spirit. For those who didn’t get a chance to know Bella during the 25 years of her life, we want to express to you just how amazing, unique and beautiful she was. RECENT UPDATES: Bella’s sister Melina wrote this

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Video Resource for Families of MMIWT2S Call Out for Community Input and Collaboration

No More Silence and Aboriginal Legal Services are teaming up with their shared expertise to create a video for family and community members who are dealing with the violent loss of a loved one. Over the years of working with survivors of violence and families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls trans and two

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Violence No More – It Starts With Us with Bev Jacobs and Mary Eberts in Toronto on May 23, 2015

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No Justice, No Peace – Honouring Cindy Gladue

WOMEN DEMAND JUSTICE FOR CINDY GLADUE We, women outside the system at the grassroots, demand justice for Cindy Gladue and for all Indigenous women in the sex industry. Cindy Gladue was a 42 year old mother of two daughters, an Indigenous woman who was in the sex industry. In 2010 she was killed by an

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Violence No More – May 24, 2014

Sarah Hunt, Monica Forrester and Tanya Kappo on community based responses to Violence.

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Community Database – Data Entry has begun!

No More Silence is creating a community run database documenting violent deaths of Indigenous women/Two-Spirit and Trans in collaboration with Families of Sisters In Spirit, community partner The Native Youth Sexual Health Network and with the assistance of Dr. Janet Smylie and Conrad Prince of the Well Living House at the Keenan Research Centre. We

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Community Database Honouring Indigenous Women, Trans and Two-Spirits

No More Silence is creating a community run database documenting premature and violent deaths of Indigenous women/Two-Spirit and Trans in collaboration with Families of Sisters In Spirit, our community partner, The Native Youth Sexual Health Network and with the assistance of Dr. Janet Smylie and Conrad Prince of the Well Living House at the Keenan

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‘Oh Canada’ Our Home on Stolen Native land

July 1st settler celebrations are coming up – a good time to remember that Canada is founded on the disappearances of Indigenous women and destruction of the land. Let’s honour their spirits during this #SovereigntySummer and work to end the violence! Currently we are working together with Ottawa-based Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS) to

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VIDEOS: Violence No More with Andrea Smith and Families of Sisters In Spirit

Here are videos of the four panelists from Violence No More with Andrea Smith and Families of Sisters In Spirit event at the OISE Auditorium in Toronto on April 29, 2013. (The lighting conditions in the auditorium were not great for video, but beyond our control.) Part 01: Opening and Andrea Smith Part 02: Panel

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Violence No More with Andrea Smith and Families of Sisters In Spirit April 29th OISE Auditorium Toronto

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‘Oh Canada’ Our Home on Stolen Native land

July 1st settler celebrations are coming up – a good time to remember that Canada is founded on the murder of Indigenous women and destruction of the land. Let’s honour their spirits during this #SovereigntySummer and work to end the violence! Currently we are working together with Ottawa-based Families of Sisters and Spirit (FSIS) to

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