Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

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2016 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Outcomes and Priorities for Action to Prevent and Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)
Description
Includes preamble, outcomes, priorities for action, reconciliation, addressing social and economic inequalities, community safety, culturally relevant policing measures and justice responses, background, and follow-up and sharing of outcomes.
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ACWS in Conversation with Lewis Cardinal

Alternate Title
Alberta Councial of Women's Shelters in Conversation with Lewis Cardinal
Building Relations Part 2: Stories from Community
Building Relationships Part 1: Lessons From Lewis
Circle Process
Foundations of Indigenous Worldviews
Indigenous Women in Indigenous Societies
Indigenous Women's Leadership
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Inquiry and Action
Treaty Relations: Spirit, Intent, and First Nations Perspectives
[In Coversation with Lewis Cardinal]
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Lewis Cardinal
[Tina Fox
Stephanie Harpe
Tracy Bear
Karen MacKenzie
Betty Letendre
Cora Voyageur
Ruth Scalp Lock]
Description
Series of eight hour-long videos developed to educate women's shelter workers, but equally applicable to general audiences. Videos cover wide range of topics such as: treaty relationships; Indigenous worldviews; missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls; Indigenous women in Indigenous societies; women's leadership; and building relationships.
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Addressing the Crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: A Path Forward Utilizing a Structured Cold Case Investigation Protocol

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jim Adcock
Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice, vol. 69, no. 1, Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: Law Enforcement and Prevention, January 2021, pp. 103-128
Description
Discusses organization and structure, operation, and management along with "cold case rules" and examples of cases. Entire issue on one PDF. To access article, scroll down to page 103.
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Addressing the Suppressed Epidemic: Violence against Indigenous Women

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Amanda R. Young
Journal of Indigenous Research, vol. 7, no. 1, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, 2019, p. Article 3
Description
Author conducts a literature review examining resources and writings surrounding the issue of violence towards Indigenous women and the suppression of the issue; argues that media representation plays a large role, and issues a call to action from the general public to help solve the problem.
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AMBER Alert in Indian Country

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jim Walters
Melissa Blasing
Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice, vol. 69, no. 1, Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: Law Enforcement and Prevention, January 2021, pp. 21-34
Description
An examination of the need for and successful implementation of AMBER Alert systems in communities throughout the United States. Entire issue on one PDF. To access article, scroll down to page 21.
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American Indian and Alaska Native Knowledge and Public Health for the Primary Prevention of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Delight E. Satter
Laura M. Mercer Kollar
Debra O'Gara 'Djik Sook'
United States Attorney's Bulletin, vol. 69, no. 2, Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: Legal, Prosecution, Advocacy and Healthcare, March 2021, pp. 149-188
Description
An overview of Indigenous public health research, knowledge and cultural practices to combat violence in American tribal communities. Entire issue on one PDF. To access article, scroll down to page 149.
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Analysis of Implementation--By Theme

Alternate Title
Review of Reports and Recommendations on Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Pippa Feinstein
Megan Pearce
Description
Compilation of recommendations from reports dealing with missing and murdered Aboriginal women and assessment of actions taken in response to them. Related documents: Master List of Recommendations. Executive Summary.
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Analyzing the 2014 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Report, Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Review: A Guide for the Study of the RCMP Statistics in the 2015 Report

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC)
Description
Argues that methods of keeping and gathering statistics on crime may cause the nature of violence against Aboriginal women to be misunderstood and that the numbers continue to underestimated.
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Appendix A: Questions for Families, MMIWG Coalition, One-on-One Interviews

Alternate Title
Appendix A: Questions for Families, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Coalition, One-on-One Interviews
Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Joëlle Pastora Sala
Byron Williams]
Description
Questions divided into process and actions. Part of document Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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Appendix B: Acknowledging Past Research and Initiatives

Alternate Title
Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Joëlle Pastora Sala
Byron Williams]
Description
Brief overview of activities relating to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Part of Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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Appendix C: Who is Calling for What?

Alternate Title
Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Joëlle Pastora Sala
Byron Williams]
Description
Lists names of Indigenous, national and international organizations, municipal and provincial/territorial governments and political parties, who they represent, and whether they were calling for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls or some alternate actions. Part of Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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Appendix D: Overview of Other Process Recommendations

Alternate Title
Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Joëlle Pastora Sala
Byron Williams]
Description
Compilation of recommendations from reports of inquiries, committees, and nongovernmental organizations about the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Appendix to Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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Appendix E: Summary of Selected Processes

Alternate Title
Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Joëlle Pastora Sala
Byron Williams]
Description
Lists type of process (commission, inquiry, inquest), report title, catalyst, purpose, recommendations, etc. Part of Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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Appendix H: Relevant International Law Sources

Alternate Title
Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Joëlle Pastora Sala
Byron Williams]
Description
Highlights documents produced by the Organization of American States, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, United Nations and the UN Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Part of Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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[As It Happens: Missing and Murdered]

Alternate Title
As It Happens
[Missing and Murdered: Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls]
Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Carol Off
Jeff Douglas
Matthew Bushby
Description
Radio program covers the stories of four women: Sarah Skunk, Shelly Tannis Dene, Maisy Marie Odjick, Claudette Priscilla Osborne.
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Avoiding Future Tragedies: Improving Investigations of Missing Women: The Vancouver Police Department's Policy Forum Submission for the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Vancouver Police Department
Description
Focuses on four themes: protection of vulnerable women, structure of police force, policies and practices used in investigations of missing persons and suspected serial murders, and relationships with communities and media. Focus on Robert Pickton case.
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The Berger Inquiry in Retrospect: Its Legacy

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Stephen Goudge
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, vol. 28, no. 2, [Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Conference], 2016, pp. 393-407
Description
Discusses the Berger Inquiry and how the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry (MMIWGI) should emulate the Berger Inquiry in three fundamental ways.
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Beyond Invisibility: A REDress Collaboration to Raise Awareness of the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Natalie Marie Lesco
Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography, vol. 8, no. 2, 2018, pp. 68-85
Description
Uses a participatory-action research model (PAR) to explore the ideas instilled by and the mobilizing potential of the REDress project—a grassroots, collaborative, community art exhibit intended to bring awareness to the issue of MMIW—at St. Francis Xavier University. Researcher partners with StFX Aboriginal Student’s Society.
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Blame Avoidance and Worldviews: Explaining the Recurrence of Socio-cultural Disasters within Aboriginal Communities in Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Nicolas Parent
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 37, no. 1, 2017, pp. 117-135
Description
Argues that the Government of Canada has not learned from previous mistakes and its failure to change its behaviour has led to the ongoing trauma inflicted by residential schools and the high number of missing and murdered women.
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Canada's International Human Rights Obligations and the Tragedy of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Julie Mouris
Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues: Digital Companion, vol. 1, 2014, pp. 32-47
Description
Summarizes statistics complied through the Sisters in Spirit initiative, discusses obligations arising from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and provides timeline of reports and recommendations and the Canadian government's responses.
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Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous People and the Imperative for a More Inclusive Perspective

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
John G. Hansen
Emeka E. Dim
International Indigenous Policy Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, January 2019, p. Article 2
Description
Explores the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry (MMIWG), and questions the exclusion of Indigenous males. Discusses the need for a more comprehensive and holistic model of inquiry that honours the voices of Indigenous communities.
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Canada's MMIWG2S National Action Plan Annual Scorecard: An Annual Report Outlining the Federal Government's Progress on Implementing the Commitments Made in Their MMIWG2S National Action Plan

Alternate Title
[NWAC Report Card 2022]
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)
Description
Rates progress in terms of its Action Plan developed as a response to the 231 Calls for Justice presented by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
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Canada: Stolen Sisters: A Human Rights Response to Discrimination and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada

Alternate Title
Stolen Sisters: A Human Rights Response to Discrimination and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Amnesty International
Description
Discusses issues involved with violence against Aboriginal women, presents nine case studies of murdered and missing women and makes recommendations for policies to ensure the safety these women.
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[Canada: The Missing First Nations]

Alternate Title
Woman with Gloria Steinem ; season 1, episode 3
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Gloria Steinem
Amy Richards
Monica Dogra
Description
Documentary focuses on missing and murdered women from British Columbia. Duration: 17:18.
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Colonial Policies and Indigenous Women in Canada

Alternate Title
Neo-Colonial Injustice and the Mass Imprisonment of Indigenous Women
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Dawn M. Smith
Description
Chapter from Neo-Colonial Injustice and the Mass Imprisonment of Indigenous Women edited by Lily George, Adele N. Norris, Antje Deckert, Juan Tauri. Discusses the connection between colonialism and the large incarceration rates of Indigenous women in Canada.
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The Commission's Process

Alternate Title
Forsaken: The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry ; vol. IV
Oppal Commission
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Wally T. Oppal
Description
Addresses case of the serial murderer Robert Pickton.
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A Compendium of Recommendations for Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada: Justice-Related Recommendations from Government and Community Reports between 2003-2015

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Manitoba Justice
Description
Focuses on reforms that could be make by provincial and/or federal government justice departments in the areas of policing, prosecutions, corrections, victim services, crime prevention, policy and legislation.
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Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Canada

Alternate Title
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Forty-second Session, 20 October-7 November 2008
United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Description
For materials relevant to Aboriginal women, see points 17-20 (matrimonial real property) and 29-32 (violence and missing or murdered).
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