Born in 1861, Emily Pauline Johnson was the daughter of a Mohawk chief and an English immigrant who lived on the Iroquois Six Nations territory near Brantford in Canada West.
Born and raised in Halifax, Viola Desmond was a successful beautician who, in 1946, challenged racial prejudice.
The Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, allocated a degree of importance to women which was quite singular.
Twenty-two years ago, Madeleine Shaw (photo, left) struggled to find a solution to the uncomfortable bladder infections she experienced brought on by the o.b. tampons she was using.
In 2007, 19-year-old Ashley Smith died in federal custody at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ontario.
Laura came to Canada from Mexico to work as a seasonal apple picker under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. She fell on the job, and her legs were crushed by a tractor.
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