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    settler: Sylvia Stark

    Mar 4, 1997

    Sylvia Stark’s journey to freedom took her from slavery in Missouri, to marriage and forced displacement from California, to a life on Vancouver Islands. Though her husband may have been murdered at the hands of the white man, Sylvia was able to raise a family of four children, even though the family was uprooted regularly. Her family was one of the first wave of immigrants that has shaped Canada so strongly. read more

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    poet: Maxine Tynes

    by Pam Harris | Feb 24, 1997

    Maxine Tynes has lived her life in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where her heritage stretches back to the time of the Black Loyalists. She draws heavily on this in her poetry. This excerpt is from a book collection published through Second Story Press called, “Faces of Feminism.” read more

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    Eunadie Johnson

    by Eunadie Johnson | Feb 17, 1997

    Barriers still exist for Black people in Canada, especially for a woman like Eunadie Johnson, who chooses to live in northern Manitoba as a Black woman and a feminist. read more

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    artist: Agnes Nanogak

    Nov 11, 1996

    Agnes Nanogak of Victoria’s Holman Island was one of Canada’s major artists and the first Inuit artist to receive an honourary degree from any university – anywhere. Creating work dominated by shamanism – witch doctors, spirit dancers, sorcerers and animal spirits, as well as by the traditional Inuit celebrations - her prints and drawings made it possible to look at Inuit life and history through Inuit eyes. read more

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    activists: Bindu Dhaliwal and Denise Campbell

    Oct 1, 1996

    Wow! What these young full-time students have done through globally networking to improve the lives of women and to ensure more Canadian young people – especially young women – get involved in the United Nations and other international organizations to pursue equality, development and peace. read more


  • Seasonal Feature

  • April 1994: the night raid at Kingston’s Prison for Women

    by Sierra Bacquie

    There was supposed to be a new approach to the Correctional Service of Canada’s relationship to female offenders, who were promised responsible choices, respect, dignity, supportive environments, and shared responsibility. But on the night of April 26, eight women experienced humiliation, degradation, raw fear and trauma at the hands of an all-male emergency team. How did this happen? What has changed since?  read more