There is an urgent need to address the high rates of violence against Indigenous women and children. Australia has been silent on these issues for too long.
Research shows that Indigenous women are at greatest risk of injury within Canada. Income, education and housing inequities play a role. So does systemic racism and post-colonial trauma.
The word Squ-w has an innocent origin, but its use in English has long been derogatory and racist. Place names which use this word should be changed.
Was academic Marcia Langton right about the rate of violence against Indigenous women?