For the Record – Diana Day

Lya Fichmann – December 4, 2018

On today’s episode of For the Record we talked to Diana Day, the lead matriarch of the Pacific Association of First Nations Women (PAFNW), a organization that promotes, supports, and sustains a healthy lifestyle for Indigenous women.

From November 25 to December 10, the United Nations is celebrates the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign, a time to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Our guest speaks about the scenario of violence against Indigenous women in Canada, and what governments and police systems can do to better ensure the safety and rights of female First Nations.

When it comes to types of victimization, there are some violence crimes that happen more often.

Sexual assault

Includes forced sexual activity, an attempt at forced sexual activity, or unwanted sexual touching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling.


Includes theft or attempted theft in which perpetrator had a weapon or there was violence or the threat of violence against the victim.

Physical assault

Includes an attack – victim hit, slapped, grabbed, knocked down, or beaten – a in person threat of physical harm, or an incident with a weapon.