Would the roles of indigenous women be strengthened by the revival of traditional law? – APTN

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Would the roles of indigenous women be strengthened by the revival of traditional law? – APTN

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2016312 Views

January 5, 2016

Rachel Ann Snow is a strong Nakoda women trained in the laws of her people and those of Canadians. She is also the daughter of the late Chief Jon Snow.

Almost as soon as we arrived at her house, Rachel threw us in her truck and began to take us to the location that she picked for the interview. The Morley rez is beautiful. Snuggled in the foothills leading to the Rockies, it is full of bush, and fields, and valleys, and stunning overlooks. We soon turned off a gravel road and down two mud tracks leading into the trees. Rachel’s truck took a lot of scratches as it pushed its way through the branches and bramble.

As she drove, she spoke about her father and his desire to find a modern space for Nakoda Spirituality. She spoke of the plans and goals that he set in motion with the hope of making a better life for the Nakoda people. Rachel has been fighting to clear her father’s name from those who have spoken ill of him and accused him of corruption. This includes our previous Face to Face guest, former judge, John Reilly. Chief Snow and the judge shared the spotlight in the early 1990s during a conflict over justice programming on the reserve.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/01/05/would-the-roles-of-indigenous-women-be-strengthened-by-the-revival-of-traditional-law/

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