Saskatchewan·OneStory

Personal reflections on missing and murdered indigenous women

This week CBC is asking people to take part in OneStory. It's a quick and easy way to share your personal stories and reflections into the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.

Record your own personal video and share with others on our online storytelling platform

CBC's Ntawnis Piapot explains how to share your story 0:31

They are stories that are shocking, maddening, and often devastating.

Right now, there are 33 cases of unsolved missing and murdered indigenous women in Saskatchewan. The RCMP believes there are 1,200 cases across the country. Many of them are also unsolved.

One of the earliest cases of a woman from this province who is still missing is a woman named Margaret Blackbird, who disappeared in 1951. Her son, Billy Blackbird, still has no idea what happened to her.

"I'm in total darkness here," he said. "I just don't know anything about it."

It's a common theme, and since 1951, thousands of families like Blackbird's have been left to wonder what happened to a loved one, a mother, sister, daughter or aunt.

Share your story with CBC

This week, CBC Saskatchewan is launching a new way to share stories using an online storytelling platform called OneStoryOneStory allows people to record their own stories, and post the videos online.

Now, we're asking our readers, listeners and viewers to share how the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women has touched your life. All you have to do is click on OneStory and record your video.

You can share your voice and your thoughts, and watch along as others talk about their experiences and suggest solutions. The videos might even be used on CBC Saskatchewan's website, or local radio and TV newscasts. You may also be contacted for an interview about your thoughts.