by Laura Kane, Associated Press, September 20, 2017
When Gladys Radek walks the Highway of Tears, she says she can feel the spirits of women who are missing or have been murdered walking beside her.
Dozens have vanished or been killed along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 in central British Columbia. On Thursday, Radek will honour the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman, by walking the route once again. Read the rest of this entry
APTN National News, May 30, 2017
The long-awaited start to the murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls national inquiry began with the story of Mary Johns who was murdered by a serial killer and buried in a potter’s field years before the family ever discovered her fate. Read the rest of this entry
RCMP concluded 1,017 indigenous women were killed between 1980-2012, and another 164 were missing
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, Feb 16, 2016
Canada’s minister for the status of women suggests the number of missing and murdered indigenous women could be as high as 4,000.
Patty Hajdu told reporters Tuesday that the government doesn’t have an exact number, but pointed to research from the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) that puts it at 4,000, much higher than the 1,200 figure the RCMP has previously stated. Read the rest of this entry
CBC/The Canadian Press, Mar 08, 2014
Police have taken four people into custody after Mohawk protesters calling for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women occupied CN Rail tracks east of Belleville, Ont. Read the rest of this entry
Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, March 7, 2014
The Mohawk protesters who have been holding a blockade near Tyendinaga since Sunday are now vowing to increase the intensity in the coming days after the federal government failed to call a national inquiry Friday into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Read the rest of this entry
by Petti Fong, Toronto Star, Monday, December 17, 2012
VANCOUVER—Systemic bias within the RCMP and Vancouver police led to “blatant failures” in investigating the disappearance of dozens of women from the Downtown Eastside who became victims of serial killer Robert Pickton, an inquiry found Monday. Read the rest of this entry
The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry was dealt another blow to its credibility Mon-day with the withdrawal of the last lawyer who speaks for First Nations.
Virtually all key women’s and community groups had already pulled out of the inquiry after they were denied legal funding to analyze 100,000 pages of documents. Read the rest of this entry
By SUZANNE FOURNIER, The Province, January 19, 2012
A flood of accurate tips about Robert Pickton in 1998 plus his attempted murder of a prostitute in 1997 should have galvanized the Vancouver police and RCMP into joining forces to hunt him down, a police expert testified on Thursday.
The best time to pursue a homicide investigation is when information is “fresh,” yet it would take another five years and a dozen more women’s deaths for police to halt Pickton’s killing spree, Peel Regional Police Deputy Chief Jennifer Evans told the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.
A series of articles detailing police incompetence and indifference towards missing and murdered women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, most of whom were Native, in regards to the Pickton investigation. These corporate news articles are compiled on http://missingwomen.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html.
Deaths prevented if police took ‘ownership’ of Missing Women reports: Witness
by Suzanne Fournier, The Province, JANUARY 18, 2012
An Ontario police chief told the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry Wednesday that if B.C. police leaders had “taken ownership” of the issue, “many women’s lives may have been saved.” Read the rest of this entry