The formal definition of a vulnerable child or youth used by most Canadian provinces points to factors such as age, disability and, more vaguely, the general risk of abuse or neglect. But these factors do not encompass indigenous women and girls. Consequently, to fully understand the meaning of vulnerability and it’s relationship to colonialism, racism, misogyny and sexism, there is a need to use an intersectional lens that takes Indigenous feminist thought into account.
Due to their methods the Black Lives Matter movement has failed Black Americans by enacting what they claim to fight against. This blatant display of hypocrisy by activists during the short lifespan of CHOP has revealed serious issues with how the movement is being pursued along with lessons that can be learned from it.