Advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous people wants national alert system for Canada

Stephanie Harpe, a member of Fort McKay First Nation in northern Alberta, believes Canada needs a national alert system for use when Indigenous men, women, boys and girls go missing or are murdered.

Vigil held for Chelsea Poorman as family, advocates seek answers about her death

Family and community members gathered in Vancouver on Sunday to honour Chelsea Poorman, a young Indigenous woman whose body was discovered at a home in Vancouver's Shaughnessy neighbourhood.

New sculpture by M'Chigeeng First Nation artist will commemorate missing and mudered Indigenous women.

An artist from M'Chigeeng First Nation was selected to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women with her artwork. Kathryn Corbiere joined us to talk about her creation and how she hopes it will inspire people.

First Nations delegates say they believe Pope Francis will apologize for residential schools

First Nations delegates left a two-hour meeting at the Vatican Thursday saying they believe Pope Francis will soon apologize for the Roman Catholic Church's role in the residential school system.

The Sunday Magazine for March 13, 2022

This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Helen Mann: • How the war in Ukraine is affecting human rights in Russia • What Canada's lost buildings can teach us about history • Broadcaster Sheila North's story of strength, survival and making history in Canada • Press freedom advocate leaves Russia as it cracks down on independent media • How a team of underdogs from Yukon made a run for the Stanley Cup Discover more at

Sheila North's story of strength, survival and making history in Canada

CBC broadcaster Sheila North tells Helen Mann how her story of survival fuelled her passion for advocacy, journalism, and played a key role in the missing and murdered Indigenous women movement. Her new memoir My Privilege, My Responsibility recounts how she overcame the violence and systemic racism that almost stood in the way of her achieving her dreams.



Calls to reinvestigate sudden deaths of Indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A team reviewing sudden deaths in Thunder Bay, Ont., is calling on the city’s police force to reopen investigations into how multiple Indigenous people died between 2006 and 2019.

In-person, online events across the country planned to honour MMIWG2S

Families and friends of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people are planning marches and online events to honour their loved ones this Valentine's Day.

Sask. man arrested in 2018 death of 66-year-old woman from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

RCMP have arrested a Blaine Lake, Sask., man in relation to the 2018 death of a 66-year-old woman.

Wash. state representative proposes new alert system for missing Indigenous women and girls

Washington state Democratic representative Debra Lekanoff is trying to set up an Amber Alert-type system for Native American women who go missing in her state.



Sisters in Spirit vigil celebrates the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Every Oct. 4, vigils are held across the country to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. In St. John's on Monday, First Light and the Status of Women Council teamed up to host their own Sisters in Spirit vigil, giving families and friends a chance to celebrate the lives of their loved ones, while also creating a space for healing.



Sisters in Spirit vigil celebrates the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women

First Light and the Status of Women Council teamed up to host their own Sisters in Spirit vigil in St. John's, to celebrate the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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Why Canada is marking the 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this year

This Thursday will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation — a new federal statutory holiday honouring the children who died while attending residential schools and the survivors, families and communities still affected by the legacy of the residential school system. We take a look at how it came about and the dark history it commemorates.

'A tribute to those they've lost': MMIWG commemorative painting unveiled

A commemorative piece of art in honour of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) of P.E.I. was unveiled Thursday at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Indigenous woman killed in B.C. had said RCMP failed to respond to stalking reports

The family of a slain Indigenous woman in Prince George, B.C., wants to know why RCMP didn't do more to protect her after she said she told police she was being stalked and threatened by a man in the community.

Search for Tamra Keepness continues 17 years later

Tamra Keepness went to bed in her family's Regina home on July 5, 2004. She hasn't been seen since.

More support needed for grassroots work in Manitoba, advocates say after national MMIWG action plan

Some Manitobans who work to keep Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people safe are asking the provincial government to collaborate more.

B.C. Supreme Court judge rejects bid to send Coastal GasLink pipeline back for assessment

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected a bid by the Office of the Wet'suwet'en to kill an extension of the environmental assessment certificate that gave the green light to a northern B.C. pipeline at the centre of countrywide protests.

Hollow Water First Nation hangs red dresses to honour Jana Williams

Hollow Water First Nation is coming together to support the family of Jana Williams, 28, whose body was found last week on Alfred Avenue near the Red River in Winnipeg, by hanging red dresses in her honour and organizing a candlelight vigil.

5 years later, family of Lorlene Bone not giving up search for missing Manitoba woman

Every time Evelyn Chartrand looks out her front window, she sees a red dress waving in the wind. The dress is a reminder that her daughter, Lorlene Bone, is still missing. 

'Someone knows what happened to Caitlin': Mom pleads for tips on woman missing 5 years in B.C.

Five years after Caitlin Potts disappeared in B.C.'s North Okanagan, her mother is begging anyone who has information on what happened to her to come forward and share what they know.



Missing woman's mother pleads for information from the public

Priscilla Potts says she knows someone out there knows what happened to her daughter, Caitlin, who disappeared in Enderby, B.C., on Feb. 22, 2016.

New MMIWG art project focuses on untold stories of national inquiry

A new national project supported by federal funding is working to honour the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls through art.

In ruling on rape, B.C. judge pleads for action to protect Indigenous girls from 'horrible crimes'

In an acquittal handed down last month, Provincial Court Judge Alexander Wolf said society has failed in its duty to protect people like the victim in a 2018 sexual assault case.

Vancouver mother vows to rebuild memorial to slain daughter

Marlene Thistle maintained the shrine over the past four years to commemorate her daughter Janice Nicole Bryant, and to keep a light on her unsolved case.