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Indigenous Women’s Equal Pay Day

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Let’s Learn About Indigenous Women’s Equal Pay Day

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An Indigenous woman must work an extra eleven months and thirty days each year to get paid the compensation of a white dude.

We’ll talk more about some of the generational trauma that holds Indigenous women back for #OrangeShirtDay, and we have resources to end Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls. But for now, we’ll focus on how we weaponize displacement and uncertainty to prevent Indigenous women from tapping into generational resources and wealth.

The methods colonizers and settlers have used to disempower Indigenous women has taken many forms over the years, including introducing decimating viruses, violent displacement, cultural genocide, and laws and policies that encouraged mercenaries to kill and drive out Indigenous people. Pair that with broken treaties, separating families, and modern laws that give colonizers immunity when committing violence against Indigenous people, we begin to understand that all displacement – both active and as a consequence of our negligence and greed – have generational impacts on vulnerable people, particularly women and femmes.

These days, the most socially ‘acceptable’ way we displace and target Indigenous people is to steal land for the purpose of developing highways, buildings, and oil pipelines.

When is it?

  • 2021: September 8
  • 2022: November 30: In a year, we’ve expanded the equity gap by an additional 83 days – almost three full months of work

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Settlers, remember this is not an exercise in shame, but to acknowledge the invisible opportunities and advantages we’ve gained at the expense of Indigenous women & girls. So we can stop doing harm and create more opportunities for all.

  • Why do you think so few books are written by and about Indigenous women? Why are there so few about Indigenous women in STEAM and other highly-paid industries?
  • What is displacement?
  • People are not displaced without a cause. What is displacing them? Who is using their power to displace them?
  • Talk about how your family gained wealth and opportunities for employment, and how these opportunities would have been different if you had to work not just on that but also trauma from people ejecting you from home, you had been ripped away from your family, or if you were currently in fear of being hunted down and killed.
  • When have your ancestors taken advantage of social connections and mastery of common cultural language to find a job or get hired?
  • How have your ancestors relied on solid roots – steady access to education, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and housing to successfully find a job, work towards a pay raise, or start and grow a business?
  • Imagine your home and community is to be destroyed by a natural disaster within the next year. How will that interrupt your family’s ability to pay the bills? What parts of your life would you have to start from scratch?

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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

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