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Why Are Indigenous Leaders Partnering with MRA Groups? - VICE

6.1.17

Why Are Indigenous Leaders Partnering with MRA Groups? - VICE: Rob Innes (Cree) is an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He helped edit, along with Dr. Kim Anderson, the book Indigenous Men and Masculinities. Innes says while the issue of MMIM is vital and Crey is probably working with the best intentions, gaining support from an allegedly hateful organization like CAFE may not be the best idea.

"The overwhelming majority of people who are a part of CAFE are white men. And certainly it's not 100 percent white men but a majority are."

"It is somewhat problematic considering that CAFE as an MRA group really doesn't take into consideration other more pressing factors... so they don't really think about race."

He says it's vital to speak about the socio-economical conditions and racism that exists and surrounds the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous men.


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