Missing and Murdered Indgenous Women in Canada

Updated February 27, 2023
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Obstruction of justice : the search for truth on Canada's Highway of Tears
Michalko, Ray
"The Highway of Tears" is a lonely seven hundred kilometer stretch of road that winds through the Coast Mountains wilderness of British Columbia. Over the last four decades nine young women have been murdered or gone missing from this remote highway. All but one were Aboriginal. To date not one...
Highway of Tears : a true story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
McDiarmid, Jessica
"These murder cases expose systemic problems... By examining each murder within the context of Indigenous identity and regional hardships, McDiarmid addresses these very issues, finding reasons to look for the deeper roots of each act of violence." --The New York Times Book Review
The colonial problem : an Indigenous perspective on crime and injustice in Canada
Monchalin, Lisa
Indigenous peoples are vastly overrepresented in the Canadian criminal justice system. The Canadian government has framed this disproportionate victimization and criminalization as being an "Indian problem." In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the...
Reclaiming power and place : executive summary of the final report
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Canada)
Reclaiming power and place : the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Canada)
Violence against Indigenous women : literature, activism, resistance
Hargreaves, Allison
Violence against Indigenous women in Canada is an ongoing crisis, with roots deep in the nation's colonial history. Despite numerous policies and programs developed to address the issue, Indigenous women continue to be targeted for violence at disproportionate rates. What insights can...
Weaving strength, weaving power : violence and abuse against Indigenous women
Chenault, Venida S.
Weaving Strength, Weaving Power advances an innovative, culturally-based empowerment framework for examining the phenomenon of violence and abuse against tribal women. Building on scholarship from American Indian Studies, Social Work, and Women's Studies, this book advances an interdisciplinary...
Stolen sisters : the story of two missing girls, their families and how Canada has failed Indigenous women
Walter, Emmanuelle
In 2014, the nation was rocked by the brutal violence against young Aboriginal women Loretta Saunders, Tina Fontaine and Rinelle Harper. But tragically, they were not the only Aboriginal women to suffer that year. In fact, an official report revealed that since 1980, 1,200 Canadian Aboriginal...
Invisible Victims : Homelessness and the Growing Security Gap
Huey, Laura
Invisible Victims presents the first comprehensive, integrated study of the risks faced by homeless people and their attempts to find safety and security in often dangerous environments.
That lonely section of hell : the botched investigation of a serial killer who almost got away
Shenher, Lorimer
In this searing personal account, ex-police detective Lori Shenher (who transitioned to male in 2015, and is now known as Lorimer) describes his role in Vancouver's infamous Missing Women Investigation and unflinchingly reveals his years-long struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a...
Forever loved : exposing the hidden crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada
Lavell-Harvard, D. Memee
The hidden crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada is both a national tragedy and a national shame. In this ground-breaking new volume, as part of their larger efforts to draw attention to the shockingly high rates of violence against our sisters, Jennifer Brant and D....

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