Good morning! It is mid-summer and the world remains full of wonder and pain. If possible, my recommendation is to get close to water, in whatever form you find it.
The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be reviewing the conduct of police and considering the evidence of police bias in the cases they’re investigating.
Everything you were never taught about Canada’s prison systems: an excellent and informative primer on a human rights crisis
Rather than defending their actions, the New Brunswick Women’s council is asking police departments to take a proactive and trauma-informed approach in investigating cases of sexual assault deemed “unfounded”.
This type of list is always a little suspicious to me, but it’s also likely going to introduce you to at least one incredible artist you hadn’t heard of: the 150 greatest albums made by women.
A painful story on foster care as method of punishment for poor parents
The fragility of the Western traveller: Bani Amor unpacks the colonial baggage of travel culture
Is acknowledging Indigenous territory enough? For further reading on this topic, Chelsea Vowell’s piece on moving beyond territorial acknowledgments offers some powerful insights on what next steps would look like.
Black Girl Dangerous, an organization that has done groundbreaking work amplifying the voices of queer and trans people of colour, is ending its publication run. We are grateful for them and all they’ve done!
Speaking of important astrology news, this isn’t new but I love it: