‘Discrimination, racism, sexism’, one woman explains her experience in Canada’s justice system

 

The hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard testimony today from an Algonquin woman from the Nipissing Territory and her experience in Canada’s justice system.

Diane Sere spent four years in prison for breach of trust.

“I was regularly being exposed to discrimination, racism, sexism, inequality and oppression. I had so much anger and was troubled. I was looking for support and was unsure where to get it.”

Sere says she was denied a Gladue report because she didn’t look Indigenous enough.

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.