Indigenous filmmakers from the Nu Media Program partnered with VICE Canada to document the importance of how an Indigenous sharing circle helps address the epidemic of racism, violence, and intolerance.
The grassroots, Indigenous group is bigger and more active than ever, keeping watch over Winnipeg’s streets.
As a lone Indigenous journalist covering the story, I saw him as a relative.
The body of the young Indigenous girl was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg in 2014.
Bear Clan Patrol began as a response to 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s disappearance, and has since found new ways to serve a hurting community.
The woman was a cousin of Tina Fontaine, whose 2014 murder sparked calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Tina Fontaine's 2014 murder sparked calls for an inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women. The murder of her cousin this week is further evidence of the Canada-wide problem.
The death of 15-year-old Fontaine reignited anger and despair at the thousands of missing and murdered women in Canada, and prompted fresh calls for a federal inquiry into the matter.
Nine bodies have been found in the river in the last year, and the Drag the Red volunteers are doing what police won't—actually searching below the murky water.
VICE embedded with the crew of searchers checking the banks of the river for fresh bodies and with a boat crew who use fish hooks to search the river for bodies that may have sunk to the bottom.
Last year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed more than 1,000 Aboriginal women had been murdered over three decades, and another 164 were still missing. Police said Friday they have made progress in solving cases, but the numbers have grown.