Indigenous youth set up protest camp outside Toronto’s Old City Hall
Soaring Eagles Camp aims to raise awareness about injustices faced by Indigenous people across Canada
By Rhiannon Johnson, CBC News, March 6, 2018
Following the Justice for Tina Fontaine rally this past Sunday in Toronto, a youth-led occupation has set up camp outside Old City Hall in downtown Toronto.
The group set up three tents Sunday on the southwest portion of the grounds of the building that currently functions as a provincial courthouse. Read the rest of this entry
‘You didn’t win’: Singer Susan Aglukark publicly names her abuser at MMIWG hearings
Celebrated Inuk singer says person who assaulted her has hurt many others in Rankin Inlet
By Randi Beers, CBC News, Feb 22, 2018
Susan Aglukark ended the Rankin Inlet hearing for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women by addressing the man she says sexually abused her when she was eight years old. Read the rest of this entry
Families reveal pain of Atikamekw children’s mysterious disappearances half a century ago
Indigenous communities of Quebec’s Upper Mauricie region grapple with loss
CBC News, Dec 3, 2017
The hearings held this week into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on Quebec’s North Shore dredged up painful memories that still haunt families in the northeastern part of the province. Read the rest of this entry
Response plan for missing Indigenous women and girls being developed in Fort St. John, B.C.
Plan comes after to Amnesty International report documenting problems in northeast B.C.
By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, Nov 15, 2017
The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society is developing a plan aimed at improving community response when Indigenous women and girls go missing in northeast B.C.
The plan is a direct response to a 2016 Amnesty International report documenting the risks Indigenous women and girls face in northeast B.C., and Fort St. John in particular. Read the rest of this entry
MMIW Inquiry hears that RCMP kept information from family for decades
by John Murray, APTN National News, September 28, 2017
Roddy Sampare stood before the commissioners at the national inquiry hearings in Smithers, B.C. and told the story of his family’s tragedy like he had told it a thousand times before.
“The pain doesn’t go away,” he said. “You know, I was sitting in the other room listening to the people who lost their loved ones through murder. At least some of them had the chance to bury their loved one. Read the rest of this entry
First B.C. hearing for problem-plagued Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Inquiry
by Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun, September 26, 2017
Vicki Hill paused frequently to compose herself this morning as she told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that she has no memory of her mother, who was murdered along the Highway of Tears when she was just a baby. Read the rest of this entry
Families walk B.C. Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women
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
Mural: No More Stolen Sisters
Isha Jules in Enderby, BC, at the mural painted to raise awareness that there are 3 missing women in the area since last year. The three women went missing within a month & a half of each other. Caitlin Potts, Ashley Simpson and Deanna Wertz all missing for 12-16 months now. All from within Splatsin First Nation and Secwepmeculu.
One-quarter of all female homicide victims in Canada in 2015 were Indigenous
Indigenous women also continue to be over-represented in justice system, says Statistics Canada report
CBC News, June 6, 2017
The homicide rate for Indigenous females between 2001 and 2015 was nearly six times higher than that for non-Indigenous females, according to a new study by Statistics Canada. Read the rest of this entry