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.
Missing Persons Canada
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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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.