Missing and murdered indigenous women

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Opinion: Native Women Are Getting Murdered. This Is How We Stop It.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is introducing two new bills focused on curbing the relentless violence against Native women in the U.S.
Catherine Cortez Masto
6.20.19
americas

We spoke to families of Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women

They doubt new funding will tell them anything more about their sisters’ cases.
Hilary Beaumont
8.3.16
americas

Canada is finally confronting why 1,200 Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered

The government announced on Wednesday the start of a long-awaited inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, who are six times more likely to be murder victims than non-Aboriginal women in Canada.
Hilary Beaumont
8.3.16
americas

Critics say Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women will be toothless

A national inquiry into the reasons why more than a thousand Indigenous women have disappeared or been killed hasn't yet begun, but it's already causing fraustration.
Hilary Beaumont
7.23.16
Premieres

Toronto's Above Top Secret Need You to Start Paying Attention to the Murders of Indigenous Women on "BANG"

The politically-inspired song also touches on police brutality and organ harvesting.
Sarah MacDonald
6.13.16
Crime & Drugs

Canadian Teen Charged With Killing a Girl That People Thought Was Mauled by a Bear

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for the "senseless and horrific" murder of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson last year in Manitoba, Canada.
Hilary Beaumont
3.19.16
americas

With a Broken Jaw and No Shoes, She Fled an Attacker Into the Canadian Wilderness — And Survived

The woman survived 12 days in the vast Albertan wilderness eating berries and following a bear. She spoke out for the first time in an interview with VICE News.
Julie Chadwick
3.14.16
Stuff

How Violence Continues to Plague the Family of One Murdered Ontario Aboriginal Woman

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 Canada, especially for Indigenous women. This is how the community is responding to one woman's murder.
Jane Gerster
1.19.16
Crime & Drugs

Tina Fontaine's Body Was Tossed in a River and Now Police Have Made an Arrest

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.
Rachel Browne
12.11.15
americas

Canada Launches Inquiry Into Murdered Aboriginal Women and Opens the Door to Repealing 'Racist' Indian Act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised “nothing less than a total renewal of the relationship between Canada and First Nations Peoples" on Tuesday, as he launched a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
Justin Ling
12.8.15
News

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.
Jane Gerster
12.1.15
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