A-in-chut (Shawn Atleo), BC Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, invited representatives of the nonprofit sector, labour and business to participate in a panel discussion on the environment and economy at their annual conference held in Nanaimo.
right now, willy pickton is on trial for killing dozens of sex trade workers. many of them were addicted to drugs, mentally ill, abused and poor. many of them were of aboriginal ancestry. and there are many more, right here, right now, in the downtown eastside and many other places.
people need to realize that these women are our sisters, and that they deserve our respect, help and care. among themselves, as much as they can, they show each other support in ways that are dedicated and compassionate. but that's not enough. we need to participate.