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Pauline Johnson Confronted Colonialism
Veronica Strong-Boag

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.

Viola Desmond Led Civil Rights Fight
Evelyn C. White

Born and raised in Halifax, Viola Desmond was a successful beautician who, in 1946, challenged racial prejudice.

The Powerful Influence of Iroquois Women
Jan Noel

The Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, allocated a degree of importance to women which was quite singular.

Red Tent Revolution
Jeanie Keogh

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.

The Fight For Dignity: Women With Disabilities
Sandhya Singh

In 2007, 19-year-old Ashley Smith died in federal custody at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ontario.

Temporary Workers, Permanent Problems
Sandhya Singh

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.