Denis Morris Students Learn About ‘Faceless’ Aboriginal Women

FacelessStudents in Megan Schweitzer’s Grade 11 Law Class at Denis Morris Catholic High School brought the plight facing First Nation, Metis and Inuit women and girls in Canada to life by creating faceless dolls. This was a part of a week of activities about law and Canada’s Aboriginal people. Students discussed the history of settlement, the Royal Proclamation and the Indian Act and how relationships changed over time.

There are currently 600 known cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada, who have largely become “faceless” victims of crime.  This lesson brought awareness to students about the impact these crimes have on First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities in Canada, and also about the importance of ensuring that all Canadians stand up for the rights and lives of these young girls women.

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