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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #350 on: October 28, 2008, 02:33:00 pm »



Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash (1945 - 1975)
Canadian Indian activist





She was a Mi'kmaq activist from Nova Scotia, Canada ..
She became one of the most active and prominent female members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) during the early 1970s.
She was found murdered in 1976 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
and is sometimes seen as a martyr of the Red power and indigenous peoples resistance movement.[wikip.]





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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #351 on: October 28, 2008, 05:58:13 pm »

Rita MacNeil
Canadian country and folk singer




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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #352 on: October 28, 2008, 06:03:28 pm »



Measha Brueggergosman

Canadian soprano, opera singer






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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #353 on: October 29, 2008, 06:50:47 pm »

Marie Thérèse F. Casgrain (1896 - 1981)
Feminist, reformer, politician and senator from Quebec, Canada.




 


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #354 on: October 29, 2008, 06:58:55 pm »

Dr. Margaret Newton
(1887 - 1971)
Canadian scientist, Plant pathologist




In 1916, a terrible epidemic ravaged Canadian farms, destroying over 100 million bushels of wheat and causing farmers to lose close to $200 million dollars in revenue. The culprit was a mysterious plant disease called "wheat rust." The impact on the farming industry and the Canadian economy was devastating. Farmers threatened to go on strike unless the government provided research money and scientists to find a method of getting rid of the wheat rust fungus, which had plagued them for many years...[inventivewomen.com]


...The economic significance of her research can be seen in the reduction of annual losses of wheat due to rust from 30 million bushels to practically none at the time of her retirement. [collectionscanada.ca]




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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #355 on: October 29, 2008, 07:04:54 pm »

Actress Jennifer Tilly





She will forever be 'Violet' in my book... for more info, check out the movie Bound.  8)


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #356 on: October 30, 2008, 02:42:21 pm »

As Canada's Women's History Month winds down...


Kim Campbell
Canada's first female Prime Minister (1993)





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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #357 on: October 30, 2008, 02:46:30 pm »
Sandra Lovelace
Aboriginal rights activist & Canadian Senator




She became known internationally when, in 1977, she petitioned the United Nations over the treatment by the Canadian government
of aboriginal women and children in Canada,  in the case known as Sandra Lovelace v. Canada. [wikip.]


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #358 on: October 31, 2008, 01:46:17 pm »

Happy Halloween from
Buffy's Vampire Willow



aka
Alison Hannigan



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #359 on: November 04, 2008, 02:01:45 pm »

Happy Election Day to all those going out to vote today...