As a Canadian and a woman, the message that Bridget Perrier is trying to get out there is very very important. It should never be acceptable for any woman to be sexually exploited. On April 21 2012, I posted an article on my blog about violence against Aboriginal women. Bridget is a very brave woman for working so hard to provoke change on this important issue.
How did you become involved in the movement against human trafficking?
The reason why I became a part of the movement is because of my past as a child survivor and as a First Nations voice. I saw that for First Nations women there was very little representation in the movement. I also used my experience as a trafficked child. I was exploited at a very young age and felt that all the adults, professional and family, did a lot of nothing to help me, and in some ways, they made it worse. I was tired of being looked down on and blamed by society.
In Canada, there are so many First Nations girls who get caught up in the cycle of exploitation – we are seeing them enslaved as young as eleven years of age. Also there are an extremely high number of murdered and missing First Nations women…
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