Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Liaison Office Opens to Provide Families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

April 17, 2017

A family information liaison unit office has been opened in Ontario to provide support to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women. While funding has been provided, most provinces and territories are still working to set up these offices.

Author Encourages Northern BC Communities to Celebrate Difficult Times

April 20, 2017

Author Sarah de Leeuw examines negative issues that have branded communities in northern British Columbia, including missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Marches Held Nationwide in Support of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

February 15, 2017

Thousands of marchers gathered in communities across the country on Valentine's Day, to mourn missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The largest gathering was held in Vancouver, the march's 27th year running.

Native Women’s Association Raises Concerns About MMIW Inquiry

August 4, 2016

The Native Women's Association of Canada has released a list of criticisms about the finalized terms of reference for the new national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, which was appointed this week.

Rights Groups Question Missing Women's Inquiry Terms

July 21, 2016

Women's rights and human rights groups are expressing concerns about the upcoming national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women after the inquiry's Terms of Reference were leaked by APTN.

Highway of Tears to get Bus Service

June 15, 2016

The BC government has announced that a scheduled bus service running between Prince Rupert and Prince George will start up by the end of 2016. At least 18 women have gone missing or been murdered along the route since the 1970s.

Missing Women's Inquiry Consultation Summary Released

May 27, 2016

A summary of the findings from consultations with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women in advance of a federal inquiry has been released. Among the recommendations contained in the summary is the suggestion that the inquiry be headed by an Indigenous woman.

Friday, February 27, 2015 is the day that the National Round table on missing and murdered women will occur.

As on the provincial front, federal issues continued to plague First Nation/governmental relations in 2014.  2015 promises to be no better unless Harper and his Conservative government are voted out or there is a drastic change in how the Federal government works with Firs

Pregnant student studying cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women disappears in Halifax

February 20, 2014

Loretta Saunders is an Inuit woman and criminology student studying incidents of murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada so, when her family suddenly and inexplicably lost contact with her on Valentine’s Day, it raised alarm.