Indigenous women feeling harassed in taxicabs

Discussing why so many Indigenous women are getting bad taxicab rides. Plus, details on a class action lawsuit for Day Scholars.

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie

Indigenous women from different parts of the country are stepping forward with their experiences in taxicabs saying they’re being harassed, including unwanted sexual advances.

In this edition, we hear why some feel the reason they’re being mistreated is because they’re Indigenous women.

Now, in response to the stories going public on a national level, at least one jurisdiction has appointed an Indigenous woman to their provincial taxicab board which regulates the industry.

Also in this edition, we hear about Justice for Day Scholars and why they’re uniting under a call for a certified class action lawsuit.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.