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News archive - September 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Doctoral student redresses historical stereotypes

Lucy Vorobej in library

As an activist and historian vocal on Indigenous rights, History PhD student Lucy Vorobej works to raise consciousness of how historical negative stereotypes and injustices were created and how they can be redressed within Canadian society. Lucy co-leads a website centred on missing and murdered Indigenous women. Her goal? Diving into the history from the 1970s to the 2000s and assessing how missing and murdered Indigenous women’s narratives were misreported and misstated to understand how different stereotypes of Indigenous women formed.