British Columbia’s Attorney General Shirley Bond has pledged to implement “systemic changes” after the release of the highly critical Missing Women Commission of Inquiry’s final report.
From the photograph, 16-year-old CJ Morningstar Fowler smirks out at reporters, her head tilted in an almost questioning expression. On Dec. 6, the Gitanmaax First Nation youth was found murdered in Kamloops.
British Columbia’s Missing Women Commission of Inquiry into the alleged police mishandling of the Robert Pickton serial killer investigation is taking another jab from some of the very groups who had fought for an inquiry into dozens of missing, mostly aboriginal women for years.
The Toronto festival screened a film by a survivor of the infamous “starlight tours” or “midnight rides” whereby Saskatoon police officers abandoned Native men and women outside the city limits in sub-zero winter temperatures, often stealing their shoes and forcing them to walk home in the snow.
The independence of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI), which examined why serial killer Robert Pickton wasn’t caught sooner, is in “grave doubt,” concluded three of the province’s legal advocacy organizations in a report released yesterday.
By coining a word encompassing all oppressions and injustices 20 years ago, one Catholic woman offered anarchists, feminists and theologians alike tools for change.
Family members of missing and murdered women lauded the first of 62 bronze memorial plaques for their loved ones installed yesterday on Vancouver’s streets.
A First Nation whose land sits in the heart of the Alberta oil sands has ramped up its legal battle against the oil sands industrial development.
Michele Audette’s journey in the Indigenous women’s movement began right from her birth, she insists, when her mother married a non-Native man and immediately lost her status under now-repealed sections of Canada’s Indian Act.
What would justice look like for B.C.’s missing women inquiry?