Topic: missing and murdered indigenous women

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.

Martha Martin lost her daughter during a police wellness check. Now she's grieving her son, too

The mother of Chantel Moore, a young woman fatally shot during a police wellness check, is returning to New Brunswick from B.C. today after collecting the ashes of her son, Mike Martin.

Why this Sudbury woman is making masks from turtle shells and birch bark

A Sudbury health care worker has been spending her nights crafting face masks from found objects.

Artist creates 'wash your hands' posters in 21 Indigenous languages

Colleen Gray answered the UN's call for art to stop the spread of COVID-19 with posters that recommend washing your hands in 21 Indigenous languages.
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Red balloons released to honour slain Winnipeg woman Marilyn Munroe

Supporters marched and released balloons Saturday to mark four years since Marilyn Munroe, 41, was found dead in Winnipeg.

Q&A: Father writes book about daughter's death to raise awareness about MMIWG

A book written by John Fox Sr. looks at the circumstances surrounding the death of his daughter and his fight for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, men and boys. 

'She's with me every step of the way:' B.C. man walks across Canada for missing aunt

Matthew Jefferson’s aunt Frances Brown went missing from north of Smithers, B.C., on Oct. 14, 2017.
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Insurgence/Resurgence: Heather Campbell

Heather Campbell speaks about the significance behind her painting "Methylmercury".

Inquest called in death of Saskatchewan Indigenous woman found in B.C., park

A public inquest will be held into the death of Deanna Renee Desjarlais, whose body was found in a British Columbia park. She was 27, originally from Saskatoon and a member of the Kawacatoose First Nation.

Human Rights Watch wants special unit to look at alleged Sask. police violence against Indigenous women

Human Rights Watch is calling for the creation of a special investigative unit to look at allegations of violence by police in Saskatchewan.

New police strategy to include prevention, support for Indigenous women

The Greater Sudbury Police Service wants to help educate Indigenous women and girls, as well as keep them safe. Resources were compiled over the past two years to create a strategy in response to the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women. Part of the initiative provides prevention outreach materials for at-risk Indigenous women and girls.

RCMP say Highway of Tears killers may never be caught

RCMP investigators admit they may never solve the cases of murdered and missing women on B.C.'s Highway of Tears.

Body of Deanna Desjarlais, 27, found in Surrey, B.C.

The body of a young Cree woman who went missing nearly five months ago was found this week in a wooded area in Surrey, B.C. Deanna Desjarlais, 27 and originally from Saskatoon, had travelled to Vernon in late April, and that’s the last time her family heard from her.

B.C. First Nation offers 20K reward in case of Immaculate Basil, missing since 2013

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information that can help locate an Indigenous woman who disappeared from northern British Columbia three years ago. Immaculate "Mackie" Basil, 26, was last seen on June 14, 2013, around the Kuzche Reserve near Fort St. James, British Columbia.

Police accused of verbal assault during training session on missing, murdered Indigenous women

Police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont., are being accused of verbally assaulting a facilitator who was delivering cross-cultural training on Indigenous issues, but a city official says it was all a misunderstanding.

'Vast country' makes MMIW inquiry timeline a challenge, says former head of Pickton inquiry

The commissioner of a B.C. inquiry into missing women says he’s worried that the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women set to get underway later this week will suffer from a lack of time.

Mystery of Delaine Copenace's death must be solved, says mother of drowned First Nations teen

The mother of a First Nations teen says she is angry and frustrated by a coroner's decision not to hold an inquest into her daughter's disappearance and death in Kenora, Ont., last winter.

VIA Rail in talks to offer $5 fares to 'at risk' groups along B.C. Highway of Tears

Via Rail has joined discussions with the British Columbia government, First Nations and social service agencies to offer rock-bottom fares to "vulnerable" people who can't afford to travel along the so-called Highway of Tears.

Accurate tally of deaths essential to national inquiry on missing, murdered Indigenous women, chief says

The success of the national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women hinges on whether all of the families who have suffered tragic losses of mothers, daughters and sisters are heard, says a First Nations leader in northern Ontario.

Marion Buller, B.C. First Nations judge, to lead MMIW inquiry

Marion Buller, British Columbia's first female First Nations judge, will lead Canada's inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls to help bring a "national tragedy to an end."

'We're a statistic,' says Indigenous mother who lost 2 daughters in 1 year

Even in the toughest times, Joey Tiiah Patricia English found a reason to laugh. She was a young, beautiful Indigenous woman with three children she loved dearly. She came from the Piikani Nation, a Blackfoot Confederacy community in southern Alberta.
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MMIW: New unsolved cases added to CBC's database

After launching an investigation last year, CBC News continues to follow up on unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from across the country.
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You can't investigate MMIW without looking at police conduct, Steven Zhou writes

No chronic form of violent crime occurs over several decades without some sort of relationship with how the police have conducted themselves. Why aren't police investigations part of the missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry's mandate?

Inquiry will have to examine police conduct, child welfare system: Bennett

Policing will require close examination during the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Thursday after questions were raised about a draft copy of the terms of reference.

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