CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.
I am a Canadian citizen.
I live in Canada.
I am a university student.
I am reminded every day about the issues across the globe.
And these issues are IMPORTANT.
THAT. BEING. SAID.
WE HAVE ISSUES HAPPENING RIGHT HERE AT HOME.
And they are NOT being talked about.
We have OVER 1200 Native American women who have disappeared or been murdered in the last 3 decades.
THESE WOMEN ARE ONLY GETTING A SMALL TEXT BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR 24 HOUR NEWS STATION.
A task force has NOT YET been assembled.
THESE WOMEN ARE IMPORTANT.
THEIR LIVES MATTER.
Why are we not talking about this.
I think I know the reason.
This is all the information I know at the moment.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t start the conversation.
TALK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THIS.
TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS.
ASK YOUR TEACHERS.
ASK YOUR PROFESSORS.
ASK IN HISTORY, POLITICS, CIVICS, LAW CLASS.
GET THE CONVERSATION GOING.
GET UPSET. BE CONSTRUCTIVE.
DON’T LET THIS ISSUE BECOME A FOOT NOTE IN A HISTORY BOOK BECAUSE I DON’T THINK IT’S EVEN GOING TO GET THAT.
DESPITE OUR CLAIMS, we are NOT a perfect country and I am TIRED of pretending we are.
We do not have a task force.
The Conservative government has failed to call for a national inquiry.
The UNITED NATIONS has CALLED UPON CANADA TO ACT.
HELP SPREAD THIS MESSAGE.