Matthew Jefferson, whose aunt Frances Brown went missing over a year ago, has been walking across Canada since June to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
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Charla Sylvester, a photography student from Beausoleil First Nation in Ontario, is working to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indidenous women through her photography skills.
The annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil took place in Edmonton on October 4. The vigil, now in its 13th year, honoured missing and murdered girls, women, boys, and men. At least 200 family members and supporters attended the event.
Commissioners of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls spoke with stakeholders and experts Iqaluit. On the first day of the hearings, commissioners focused on the Inuit experience.
Thousand of Indigenous women go missing or are murdered each year, but few statistics are available about the actual numbers.
On Aug 2, 1989, Ronald and Doreen Jack and their two children disappeared on their way to new jobs in a logging camp. The Jacks lived in Prince George, B.C.
Breen Ouellette, a Métis lawyer working for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Vancouver, has announced his resignation.
Family members began sharing their stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women during the first hearings held in Smithers, BC, on Tuesday, September 26. The hearings will run through Thursday. The national inquiry will visit eight other communities this fall.
Paul Tuccaro and his family will be allowed to tell the story of his siser, Amber, who was murdered, as part of the national inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Edmonton.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council will host a gathering for families members of murdered and missing women and girls from September 12-14, 2017, in Port Alberni, BC.