Cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Continue to Fall Through the Cracks

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Lucy Anna Gray
The Independent

Thousand of Indigenous women go missing or are murdered each year, but few statistics are available about the actual numbers. Women such as Annita Lucceshi, a PhD student in Southern Alberta, are working to compile a database of missing and murdered women. According to the National Congress of American Indians, there is a lack of federal agency coordination. As a result, many cases fall through the cracks. In 2015, 25 percent of the women murdered were Indigenous.

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