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Indigenous women rising in the face of violence and injustice Neigh, Scott; Martin, Carol; Merasty, Sophie


Carol Martin is a Nisga’a woman who has been part the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood of Vancouver for almost 30 years and she works at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Sophie Merasty is a Denesuline and Woodland Cree woman who has been part of the DTES for close to 30 years as well, and she works in the performing arts. Scott Neigh interviews them about Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a new publication which brings together the voices of Indigenous women in the DTES to talk about injustice, survival, leadership, and making change.

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