Joyce Green is a professor of political science at the University of Regina and the editor of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (Fernwood, 2007).
Some things defy articulation. How can a community conceptualize the vicious, racist misogyny that leaves scores of Aboriginal women missing and murdered? We try, because silence really is complicity — because we are all affected, we are all related and we do not accept the loss of these women.
While particular communities will be injured by the Harper government’s actions, it is ultimately democracy itself that is hurt.