Cindy Gladue was a 36-year-old Indigenous mother who died in an Edmonton motel room in June 2011. On March 18th 2015, a mostly-male jury (that did not include any Aboriginal people) acquitted her killer, a white Ontario man, because they believed that Cindy had consented to the violence that left an 11 cm wound in her vagina, causing her to bleed to death. Cindy's death is a reminder that Indigenous women' lives and sex workers' lives are not valued in this deeply racist, sexist and misogynist society.
Over 30 Canadian organizations declared April 2nd, 2015, a day of action for Cindy Gladue and at least 24 actions took place across the country. Click here for more
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