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Today is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

On this day (December 6) in 1989, fourteen women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal because of one man’s backward belief that women don’t belong in engineering.

We remember the women lost that day:

  • Geneviève Bergeron, 21, second-year Civil Engineering student
  • Hélène Colgan, 23, graduating Mechanical Engineering student
  • Nathalie Croteau, 23, graduating Mechanical Engineering student
  • Barbara Daigneault, 22, graduating Mechanical Engineering student
  • Anne-Marie Edward, 21, first-year Chemical Engineering student
  • Maud Haviernick, 29, second-year Materials Engineering student
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, 31, first-year Nursing student
  • Maryse Laganière, 25, budget clerk at École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Maryse Leclair, 23, fourth-year Materials Engineering student
  • Anne-Marie Lemay, 27, fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student
  • Sonia Pelletier, 28, graduating Mechanical Engineering student
  • Michèle Richard, 21, second-year Materials Engineering student
  • Annie St-Arneault, 23, graduating Mechanical Engineering student
  • Annie Turcotte, 21, first-year Materials Engineering student

Violence against women, of course is not limited to engineers. It is an epidemic. A disease that continues to afflict societies across the world. Unacceptable. Damning for all those who sit by and let the lesser signs of sexism go by without speaking up.

I wish there were mass anti-colonialist protests across the country on Canada Day like there are in Australia with Invasion Day… I want the drunk patriotic racists and capitulators to know and, in the back of their minds, worry that there is resistance brewing. I want them to realise that no matter how liberal they are, no matter how much genocidal history they erase or ignore, no matter what amount of self-deluding ideas of a peace-loving Canada they promote with jokes about maple syrup or beavers, they are still colonialists perpetuating violence and oppression against Aboriginal people.

November is Native Heritage Month

From Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th we get to celebrate our rich cultures and tribes. It’s really awesome but apparently many people don’t even KNOW this month exists! And that makes me really sad.

So here’s the plan;

Every Friday of this Month is Native Selfie day. If you’re Native (or First Nations for you Canadians) take a picture of yourself and post it with the hashtag #NativeMonth I will be reblogging many of the selfies myself. :)

Every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday I will be posing about some tribes. If you’d like to send in any information, such as history, culture, just fun tidbits, please submit or message them to me with the tribe and I’ll include them.

On Nov 30th, as it’s the last day of celebration and on a Monday, share your stories of growing up native, akin. With one last selfie day. Use the hashtags #growingupnative and #nativemonth


Our people have survived a lot and we deserve our month to be known. Our voices need to be heard, and this coming November, they will be.

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I know not all of these are independence day’s and if any of the dates or names are wrong please let me know. I don’t mean to offend just to inform people of certain national holidays.