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Provinces agree to press for national inquiry into missing aboriginal women - Globe and Mail

Provinces agree to press for national inquiry into missing aboriginal women - Globe and Mail | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Nine of Canada’s provinces pressed Wednesday for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women across the country.

 

The action came after a meeting in Winnipeg of aboriginal affairs ministers from every province and territory except British Columbia.

 

“We jointly call upon the federal government to call a national inquiry into this matter of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls,” said Manitoba’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson, chairman of the working group of the provincial and territorial aboriginal affairs."

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New map tracks missing and murdered Aboriginal women - CBC.ca

New map tracks missing and murdered Aboriginal women - CBC.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"A new, online map sets out to demonstrate the extent of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada.

The map, released Feb. 5, by the online hacker group Anonymous pays particular attention to Thunder Bay, where the group has been critical of the police investigation into the abduction and sexual assault of a First Nations woman."

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Mi’kmaq flag to fly at Mount Allison until holiday break

Mi’kmaq flag to fly at Mount Allison until holiday break | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
SACKVILLE, N.B. — The Grand Council flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation was raised at Mount Allison University last Wednesday, Dec. 12 to show the university’s solidarity with the family and friends of Chris Metallic.
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Media Portrayals of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

That Aboriginal women are likely to be victims of violence is not news: Aboriginal women aged 25 to 44 are five times more likely to suffer a violent death than other women in Canada. Amnesty International (Stolen Sisters, 2004 and No More Stolen Sisters, 2009) and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (Voices of our Sisters In Spirit, 2009 and What Their Stories Tell Us, 2010) have documented more than 500 cases of Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered since the 1960s. Half of the cases have never been solved.

 

- NationTalk News, Aug 15, 2012

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Harper brushes off calls for inquiry into violence against aboriginal women

Harper brushes off calls for inquiry into violence against aboriginal women | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper has brushed off renewed calls for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

 

By Michael Woods, Postmedia news."

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RCMP Launches National Public Website for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains - RCMP

"The RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) is pleased to announce the launch of a new national website.

 

The NCMPUR website, located at www.canadasmissing.ca, is Canada’s first national  website designed to engage the public in reporting tips and information related to ongoing cases. The site is a key component of the federal government’s commitment to the Canadian public to help identify remains and bring the missing home."

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Search for missing Mount Allison student expands - CBC News

Search for missing Mount Allison student expands - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Christopher Metallic, 20, was last seen in Sackville early Sunday morning, following a party.

Metallic is described as being aboriginal, six feet tall, 180 pounds, with short dark hair and glasses.

He was last seen wearing a shiny bright blue sweater, jeans and possibly flip flops.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP 1-888-506-7267 (RCMP)."

 

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