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reclaimingthenativetag:

With the recent and unfortunate announcement of Misty Upham’s death, I’d also like to say that this happened in my province not too long ago. The attack happened back in June but so little has been done for the victim, Marlene Bird.

Racism is well and alive in Canada, do not forget that. Pay attention to Native women, stop allowing these injustices to go on and be forgotten. It does not matter how old Native women are, what Native women do for a living, who these women are, none of that matters. Native women will still be targets of brutal violence. Do not ignore them or the communities that fight to bring them justice.

obiwanishinaabe: Just to make it clear, the police did not find her. The police refused to look for her. Her family and members of the native community conducted their own search, and they found her. It took about a day of community-organized, volunteer, and I must add untrained effort to do what the cops didn’t do for about a week.

covenesque:

note-a-bear:

Fuck the police. Especially fuck the Auburn PD

"Misty was afraid of the Auburn PD officers with good reason," he said. "In an incident prior to her disappearance, the Auburn PD came to pick up Misty on an involuntary transport to the ER. She was cuffed and placed in a police car. Some of the officers began to taunt and tease her while she was in the car. Because it was dark they couldn’t see that we, her family, were outside our apartment just across the street witnessing this behavior. 

"They were tapping on the window making faces at her. Misty was crying and she told them, ‘You can’t treat me like this. I’m a movie actress and I will use my connections to expose you.’ Then another officer walked up to her asked, ‘Are you a movie star? Then why don’t [you] complain to George Clooney!’" 

Racist, ableist, violent pigs

ACAB

didi-is-spiffy: White people whitewashed Jesus and Mary and many religious figures, but tell them that the devil is white and all of a sudden it's a problem

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

-Elijah