Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
In the twenty-first century, the disproportionately high number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada has become a hot-button issue for the federal government. According to a government study, indigenous women were six times more likely to be homicide victims than non-indigenous women. The rate of missing indigenous women was also significantly higher than the per centage of the total Canadian population. In 2015, the government referred to the problem as a national crisis and launched an official public inquiry to investigate. The inquiry’s findings, which were released in 2019, labelled the cases a Canadian “genocide,” and issued 231 calls to action aimed at government and community leaders.
As defined by the Canadian government, indigenous people are those who...Read more