#IdleNoMore Aboriginal abuses tarnish Canadian democracy
Feb 15, 2013 | PressTVGlobalNews
A Canadian aboriginal spokeswoman says native woman physically abused by
police live in fear of retaliation under a fascist Harper government.
the background of this Prime minister Harper of Canada has directed
aboriginal women to go to the police in the case of them receiving
abuse. The problem is that it is the police who are the perpetrators of
the abuse against aboriginal women in Canada and these abused women are
living in fear of retaliation by police if they speak out about this
issue. A report from Human Rights Watch includes accusations that
members of the CRMP Canadian Royal Mounted Police have sodomized
aboriginal women and in some cases, girls under the age of 18. The
report also includes accusations of rape, intimidation and even
threatening children with drawn hand guns. The Harper government's
response to the HRW report has been one of denial of knowledge of police
abuses and a promise to launch a commission. Aboriginal groups are
demanding justice for the victims of police abuse.
Press TV has interviewed Autumn Eaglespeaker, Canadian Aboriginal in Calgary about this issue.