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Human Rights Watch spotlights Highway of Tears

In BC Polytricks, Polytricks on February 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

Human Rights Watch released a very damning report on the RCMP concerning the Highway of Tears.  Yet again the RCMP are being exposed as the violent racist arm of the federal government’s ongoing repression and abuse of Canada’s native peoples, particularly their women.

The name of the report, “Those who take us away” is the Carrier Nation‘s translated name for the police.

Its not the first time that international human rights groups have been stirred to action by racist violence from the Canadian government.  In 2008 the UN took Canada to task for “urgent concerns including violence against Indigenous women, extractive industries on Indigenous lands, the high rates of incarceration of Indigenous peoples, .. etc.”

As far back as 2004 Amnesty International took Canada to task for “the egregious neglect of the safety of Native women in particular”.

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