Advocates said aboriginal women tend to be "underprotected and overpoliced."
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The federal government hopes to have the inquiry up and running by the summer but it must first decide what the inquiry's mandate should be.
Ministers want to work together to "do our part to end the horrible and unnecessary situation."
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Indigenous women make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, but a report found they account for 16 per cent of female homicides and 11.3 per cent of missing women.
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It keeps happening. Young, aboriginal women across Canada found dead or severely beaten. But for them, and the families of the 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women, this week's announcement of a federal government inquiry offers a rare moment to celebrate. I applaud the Liberal Government for finally recognizing that we, Indigenous women, are valued enough to make this a national issue. A lot of women have been working for many years around this issue.
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If the inquiry itself starts in the summer, as recently indicated, because the government took the time to get the pre-consultation right, that would be a positive thing. If we don't consult properly now, we've sunk the inquiry before it begins. Let's all remember this.
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The group says the failure of British Columbia's own missing-women inquiry should be a lesson in what not to do.
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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper isn't budging on his refusal to hold a federal inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
The protest gathered together several important causes.
A staggering number of Canada's missing and murdered Aboriginal women were mothers. In this short documentary, two children who were left behind share their stories.
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Solving the cases of hundreds of missing and dead indigenous women should not be so difficult in "rich" countries such as Canada, says a forensic anthropologist from Argentina who's a m...
EDMONTON - The family of an aboriginal woman missing for the last decade says they are heartbroken but relieved that her remains have been found in Alberta.Delores Dawn Brower, who went by the nicknam...
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The children of these women are almost forgotten. Our half-hearted national conversation on the ongoing racialized violence against stolen indigenous women barely acknowledges their existence. If there is even an estimate of the number of children affected, please let me know. And yet, the surviving children's loss is unimaginable. They lost mothers, sisters, aunts and cousins. You don't need to be a psychiatrist to understand that the grotesque violence aboriginal women suffer affects the mental integrity of the children they leave behind.
But the RCMP commissioner said police focus their crime analysis and prevention efforts on the relationships between victims and offenders, not their race.
Canadians came together Thursday to protest the acquittal of the man accused of murdering Cindy Gladue, an aboriginal woman from Edmonton. Protests were planned across the country, and thousands of pe...
WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg police officer who came into contact with a missing teen days before her body was found in a river has been suspended without pay.Tina Fontaine, 15, was in a vehicle pulled over...
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CBC News continues to investigate missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada, looking at the unsolved cases and telling the stories of the women, their families and their communities....
Indigenous women make up 4.3 per cent of Canada's population, but account for 16 per cent of female homicides and 11.3 per cent of missing women
OTTAWA - Getting Canada's Aboriginal Peoples, the provinces and territories and the federal government to gather together in the same room is no small feat.But familiar sticking points are sure to ret...
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REGINA - Regina city council will be formally writing a letter to Ottawa urging them to for an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women.On Monday night, many people gathered in council to he...
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RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens — the commanding officer for the province — sent a memo to the province's director of police services outlining the potential impact of the cuts.
A study on why women hitchhike along the so-called "Highway of Tears" between Prince George and Prince Rupert has stalled after researchers ran out of funding. The study began as an online...
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Toronto artist Evan Munday wants to put missing and murdered aboriginal women higher on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's radar. He wants to put them higher on everyone's radar. In December, Munday drew...
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Scores of aboriginal women are still missing in Canada in 2014 — cases that are likely to haunt this nation for years and decades ahead. Below are just a handful of the aboriginal women who are still...
For every act of violence against women, society pays a price in lost productivity, worse health outcomes, and, lost potential. Respect for all women and equality is essential. We need to put the same energy into denouncing the violence in Canada, as we do abroad.
OTTAWA - The Canadian Public Health Association is joining a growing chorus of calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.In a statement to be released publicly on Monday...
OTTAWA - One of the Conservative government's key programs on missing and murdered aboriginal women includes a focus on "addressing the root causes," despite the prime minister's suggestion that socio...
The issue is staring our Prime Minister square in the face and a just and equitable solution is being proposed from all sides. And yet, Harper has waived off the need for a national inquiry, claiming that his government intends to treat Fontaine's death as a crime and not a "sociological phenomenon."
MONCTON, N.B. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is "on the wrong side of history" in his refusal to launch a public inquiry to study the high number of missing and murdered aboriginal women, federal Lib...
WHITEHORSE - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says police investigations, not a national inquiry, are the best way to deal with crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women. The death of a 15-y...
HALIFAX - Calls for a public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women were renewed Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Assembly of First Nations, with one native leader accusing the feder...