A personal account for Indigenous women whose bodies, hearts, minds were stolen – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201931 Views

Catherine Lafferty, a Dene woman, writes of her experience with sexual violence in a small, northern town

Nov 28, 2019

She sees him every so often shuffling down the streets of Yellowknife.

She looks at him and wonders, is he still trying to do what he did to her to others?

She wonders how he is able to blend into society unnoticed, without shame, without anyone knowing the crimes he has committed.

She once sat in a witness box in the courtroom as a child in the eyes of the law, but she did not feel like a child.

Her innocence had been stolen. She testified against him in the dim light of the carpeted courtroom.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sexual-violence-yellowknife-personal-account-1.5369054

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