Alumna/student advocates for Aboriginal women


Student and alumna Chastity Davis is representing B.C. at the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Ottawa this week. Davis, a student in the MA in Intercultural and International Communication program and alumna of the BA in Professional Communication program, was interviewed on CBC on Wednesday.

An excerpt from the story: 

Chastity Davis, the chair of the Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women and a member of the Sliammon First Nation, said the responsibility to prevent more women from disappearing is something all Canadians need to own.

“We all need to take responsibility for this issue,” she said.

“All of us as Canadians and the provincial and federal government and the RCMP and other organizations that are involved with this issue need to take responsibility and look internally and say, ‘What is it that we're doing or not doing that is contributing to this issue,’ and start getting coordinated efforts to work together.”

Read more about Chastity’s work here.