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Charity Keesic’s Murder and How Violence Has Followed One Ontario Family

Charity Keesic was beaten to death by the 16-year-old son of a family friend. Now her mother is trying to break the cycle of male violence within her community.
Jane Gerster
2.8.16
Stuff

Inside Grande Prairie: Horror and Hope in Canada’s Violent Crime Capital

Grande Prairie, Alberta is one of the most dangerous places to live in the country, especially for Indigenous women. This is how the community is responding.
Jane Gerster
1.19.16
News

This Family Has Been Trying to Access Missing Daughter’s Medical Info To See If She’s Still Alive

Regulations around government records for Status Indians makes it impossible for even investigators to access basic clues to her whereabouts.
Jane Gerster
12.21.15
News

Authorities' Mistakes Didn’t Stop After Serial Killer Robert Pickton’s Jailing

Stephanie Lane's remains were found on Robert Pickton's farm and her family is still being punished for it.
Jane Gerster
12.1.15
News

Inside the Course Mounties Are Taking to Improve Their Relationship with First Nations

But can a two-day course really improve decades of abuse and mistrust?
Jane Gerster
11.3.15
News

Indigenous People Debate Whether Voting in the Canadian Election Undermines First Nations' Sovereignty

There are reasons for not voting that go back centuries, long before "Anybody but Harper" existed.
Jane Gerster
10.15.15
News

How the RCMP Has Impeded Reporting on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

One of the main lessons I've learned in writing this series for VICE is that Canadian government institutions don't want this story told.
Jane Gerster
10.13.15
News

Denise Bourdeau Kept Returning to Her Abusive Partner. One Day, He Killed Her

Though her killer is behind bars, for her mother there is no justice in how her case was handled.
Jane Gerster
9.8.15
Canada

She Was 16 When She Went Missing, But the RCMP Didn’t Tell Anyone for Three Years

Why didn't the public know Krystle Knott was missing and would it have helped save her?
Jane Gerster
8.14.15
News

All Her Life Chantelle Bushie Found Ways to Disappear Until One Day She Never Came Back

She was sexually abused. She lost a younger sister to a tragic accident. Did the system ever give her a chance?
Jane Gerster
7.13.15
News

Why the Sister of a Murdered Aboriginal Woman Is Opposing a National Inquiry

Mag Cywink has spent over two decades searching for justice in her sister's murder, and fears a national inquiry will hurt those who it is trying to help the most.
Jane Gerster
5.8.15
News

How Indian Status Figures Into the Unsolved Case of a Murdered Aboriginal Woman

Sonya Cywink died without an aboriginal name or official Indian status. But her story is very much a part of the 1,200 murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada.
Jane Gerster
5.7.15
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