Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit is an initiative by the Native Women’s Association of Canada. The main objective of Sisters in Spirit is to address violence against Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) women, particularly racialized and/or sexualized violence, that is, violence perpetrated against Aboriginal women because of their gender and Aboriginal identity.

For more information on the Native Women’s Association of Canada go here http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/index.html

For more information on Sisters in Spirit go here http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/background.html

The Beginning

The Men's Banner is a project I started thinking about in 2007. It is a project directed at men to make the commitment not to use their hands for violence against women. I hope to bring a Men’s Banner to university campuses across Canada. This blog is to document how that ambition goes.

I started this in reaction to the missing and murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada. I hope to bring attention to this horrific subject as well as make a positive contribution in my community.