Marilyn Poitras recently resigned her position as a commissioner for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls due to issues with the structure of the inquiry. CBC News interviewed her about her reasons for leaving.
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Chloe Bluebird Mustooch has created a jingle dress called "1,200 Copper Tears" for her final art project for a visual arts degree from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. She made this dress to honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) are demanding answers after the resignation of commissioner Marilyn Poitras from the national inquiry. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett stated that communication is an issue for the commission, but t
An advocate for the grandmothers and families of missing and murdered Indigenous women has requested a statue be created along with a memorial park and water fountain to honour missing and murdered loved ones. The monument would honour both women and men.
Chantale Courcy, former director of operations for the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls inquiry commission, has left the commission to accept a promotion within the Federal government. Courcy is the fourth staff member to resign.
Statistics Canada has released a report showing that one-fourth of all female homicide victims in 2015 were Indigenous. This statistic is six times higher than that of non-Indigenous women. In addition, Indigenous women are disproportionately represented in the prison population.
As the hearings for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) national inquiry began, Frances Neumann spoke to commissioners about the murder of her sister-in-law, Mary Johns, by serial killer Gilbert Paul Jordan.
Watch live coverage of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women's (MMIW) hearings in Whitehorse.
Officials from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry commission say they were advised that the summer months would be a bad time to conduct hearings with family members. However, family members disagree with this decision.
With formal hearings set to begin on May 29, the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is providing few details about the process moving forward, leaving First Nations families and loved ones concerned.