Andrea Landry, a member of the Anishinaable people and Youth Executive of the National Association of Friendship Centre in Canada, recently attended a meeting for Indigenous youth at the UN Headquarters in New York. In this interview with UNTV Multimedia Producer, Mary Ferreira, Andrea explains how indigenous youth are fighting for the rights of women in Canada in the anti-democratic era of the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She explains the perennial issue of the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the Idle No More movement, racial discrimination, gender-based violence, racism, etc.
Pages: 368 ISBN: 978-0-89608-794-1 Format: Paperback original Release Date: 2011-05-01
The extent of the violence affecting our communities is staggering. Nearly one in three women in the United States will experience intimate violence in her lifetime. And while intimate violence affects relationships across the sexuality and gender spectrums, the likelihood of isolation and irreparable harm, including death, is even greater within LGBTQI communities.
Guys, we have a problem. We are letting way too many boys get into adulthood without actually becoming men. We’re seeing more and more adult males around who are not men. They’re as old as men, but they have the mentality of nine-year-old boys. They’re causing a lot of trouble, both in general and for the game industry specifically. We need to deal with this.
Why us? Becauseit’s our job to see to it that a boy becomes a man, and we are failing.