Media corner: links to published articles on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW)
April 10, 2015
Roxanne Isadore was already a survivor by the time she reached her sixth birthday. "She used to scream at night … 'That guy is after me.'" Her grandmother Angeline recalls how the sexual abuse Roxanne experienced as a child haunted her for years.
- The Globe and Mail: Study shows link between continued abuse of aboriginal women, residential schools
Young aboriginal women in B.C. are more likely to be victims of violence if they were sexually abused as children or had a parent who attended a residential school, a landmark study has found.
- The Globe and Mail: Remove the parent, not the child
The back story of many of the missing and murdered aboriginal women in this country is often disturbingly analogous. Many grew up in horribly dysfunctional homes, taken by child welfare authorities at a young age and placed in the foster care system.
- The Globe and Mail: 70 per cent of murdered aboriginal women killed by indigenous men: RCMP
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson has confirmed assertions by Canada’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs that 70 per cent of the aboriginal women who are murdered in Canada meet their fate at the hands of someone of their own race.
Through checks with police, families, community leaders, organizations and public sources, CBC News came up with about 230 confirmed cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. More than 110 families have been interviewed about the cases so far.
Manitoba's Sagkeeng First Nation has the highest number of cases of unsolved missing or murdered indigenous women in Canada, according to a CBC analysis of outstanding cases. The community of 3,000 people, about 120 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, has at least seven cases of slain women, only one of which has been solved.