Why Indigenous women account for half of all female inmates and what to do about it
Just 1 in 20 women in Canada are Indigenous, but for the first time in federal prisons, Indigenous women now account for half of all female inmates. Canada's prison ombudsman, Ivan Zinger, has called the overrepresentation both "appalling and shameful." Donna Gamble shares her experience of more than twenty years in the corrections system. And Eleanore Sunchild says Donna’s story is a common one. She is an Indigenous lawyer with Sunchild Law.