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.
MMIW inquiry opens with story of Mary Johns, a mother and residential school survivor
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
Frustrated families vow to ‘blockade’ missing and murdered inquiry hearings
Father of murdered woman says inquiry is at a ‘crisis’ point
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, May 23, 2017
Some family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are vowing to blockade meetings of the national inquiry to protest what they call a disastrous start.
“We are prepared to take blockades against this inquiry, if it goes through our communities we will be there, it doesn’t matter where,” John Fox told reporters Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry
Video: Women’s Warrior song #MMIW Event
posted to Yutube by Cheryl James on Oct 15, 2013
Keewatin Otchitchak Traditional Women’s Drum singing the Women’s Warrior Song, originally from the Sta’timc at Mount Currie, BC.
More than 100 indigenous women in N.L. murdered or missing, meeting told
Pre-Inquiry meeting held at the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre
By Mark Quinn, CBC News, March 31, 2016
A shocking number was revealed at meeting in St. John’s Wednesday: more than 100 indigenous women and girls are estimated to have been murdered or gone missing in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“It is a big issue, and that’s the point,” said Angus Andersen, who hosted the gathering of about a dozen people at the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre. Read the rest of this entry
Highway of Tears gets $3M for transportation safety plan
Funding comes after a recent meeting between transportation officials and First Nations leaders in the area
CBC News, Dec 14, 2015
The B.C. government is committing $3 million to improve public transit along B.C.’s so-called Highway of Tears.
The funding comes following a recent meeting between transportation officials and First Nations leaders in the area, to address concerns about the number of women who have gone missing or been murdered while hitchhiking Highway 16, which runs between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Read the rest of this entry
Winnipeg police charge man, 53, with second-degree murder in Tina Fontaine death
by APTN National News, December 11, 2015
Winnipeg police have charged a 53-year-old man with second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine.
Raymond Joseph Cormier, 53, was arrested Wednesday in the Vancouver area.
Fontaine, 15, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River on Aug. 17 2014. Read the rest of this entry
New Highway of Tears documents uncover residents’ deep concerns
36 pages of documents include reports about topics including missing women, hitchhiking and bus service
By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press/CBC News, Nov 4, 2015
Newly released documents reveal northern British Columbia residents have deep concerns about transportation services along the so-called Highway of Tears — despite government statements about improved safety, New Democrats say.
Maurine Karagianis, the NDP critic for women, said Tuesday a year-old freedom of information request reveals residents want better public transportation on Highway 16, which runs more than 700 kilometres, from Prince George to Prince Rupert. Read the rest of this entry