July 1, 2018
Happy Birthday Canada from DAWN
On behalf of DAWN Canada’s staff, board, and members, we would like to wish the entire country a very happy birthday! We would like to acknowledge that Canada is built on unceded Indigenous lands. The frequency of disabilities among Indigenous persons in Canada is estimated at twice that of the national rate or approximately 27.4%. That number is even higher for Indigenous women. On Canada’s 151st birthday, it is important to remember that a nation’s integrity is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable members. We at DAWN fight for all women with disabilities, especially those at the intersection of multiple oppressed identities.