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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.