Jane Gerster

1.19.16

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 Canada, especially for Indigenous women. This is how the community is responding to one woman's murder.

12.1.15

How Canadian Authorities Screwed Up After Jailing Serial Killer Robert Pickton

Eighteen years after Stephanie Lane's disappearance, and 13 years after her remains were found on Pickton's farm, her family's trauma is still not over.

11.3.15

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

But can a two-day course really improve decades of abuse and mistrust?

10.13.15

How the Canadian Authorities Have Impeded Reporting on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

While reporting on Canada's epidemic of missing Indigenous women, I've learned that Canadian government institutions don't want this story told.

9.9.15

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.

7.14.15

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?

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5.11.15

Will an Inquiry into the Deaths of Canadian Aboriginal Women Bring Peace to Their Families?

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

5.7.15

How 'Indian Status' Figures into the Unsolved Case of a Murdered Canadian 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.