missing and murdered aboriginal women


Trailer - Searchers: Highway of Tears

You can't help but shudder at the sinister nickname for British Columbia's provincial Autoroute 16, known as "The Highway of Tears," which is both a trucking passage and the winding graveyard of up to 42 Aboriginal women, assumed to be murdered.
VICE Staff

Loretta Saunders’ Roommates Admit They Murdered Her in Surprise Guilty Pleas

In two agreed upon statements of fact, Blake Leggette admitted he suffocated Saunders and Victoria Henneberry admitted she helped him do it.
Hilary Beaumont

Hidden No More: a Woman’s Murder Has First Nations Group Rallying Against Domestic Violence

Her partner was arrested and charged with her murder. The charges were stayed, but his return to the community leaves a family in fear.
Jane Gerster

Teenaged Assault Victim Calls for Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Rinelle Harper, a teen who was brutally attacked and left for dead, appealed to the country at the Assembly of First Nations.
Raf Katigbak

People Hating on Tanya Tagaq’s ‘Fuck PETA’ Polaris Speech Are Missing the Point

We interviewed 2014 Polaris Music Prize winner Tanya Tagaq about why ending her acceptance speech with "Fuck PETA!" shouldn't be the dominant narrative about that night.
Malaya Qaunirq Chapman

Here’s How Winnipeg’s Mayoral Candidates Feel about Aboriginal Issues

Following the tragic discovery of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in Winnipeg's Red River, we asked the mayoral candidates of the city how they'd deal with aboriginal issues.
Sheldon Birnie

RCMP Won’t Disclose Where First Nation Females Are More Likely to Be Murdered

There are ten places in Canada that are the most dangerous for indigenous women and girls, but the RCMP won't publicly say where they are.
Martha Troian

Reporting from a Vigil Held for the Murder of a Teenage Aboriginal Girl

We attended a memorial in Winnipeg on Tuesday night that honoured the memory of Tina Fontaine, a 15 year-old girl whose body was found in a bag and wrapped in plastic somewhere along Manitoba’s Red River on Sunday.
Kristy Hoffman
The Profiles Issue

Why Are So Many Aboriginal Women Being Murdered in Canada?

And what is the government going to do about it?
Grace Wyler

The RCMP’s Report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Is Simply Not Enough

Despite a recent report from the RCMP imploring the Canadian government hold a national inquiry into the cases of at least 1,181 missing or murdered Aboriginal women drawing a fair amount of public outrage, the Harper government continues to dismiss...
Justin Ling

A New UN Report Urges An Inquiry Into the Cases of Over 1,200 Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

“We pride ourselves on our human rights agenda and if that’s not a violation of human rights when women are treated differently or victimized more often, I don’t know what is.”
Emma Paling