MMIWG

Commissioner Michèle Audette listens at the final day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Richmond, B.C., on April 8, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP needs structural changes to address racism: MMIWG commissioner

Audette said police officers who are well-trained and sensitive can protect Indigenous people and save lives

 

A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Advocates marking MMIW remembrance day note death of Indigenous woman in hospital

Joyce Echaquan died shortly after filming herself from her hospital bed about 70km north of Montreal

 

Chilliwack is hosting its first Sisters in Spirit Vigil on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 honouring the lives of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. Pictured here is the fourth annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil which took place in the Alberta community of Maskwacis in 2016. (Amelia Naismith/ Black Press file)

Vigil in Chilliwack this weekend to honour lives of missing, murdered Indigenous women

First time Chilliwack will be joining other communities across Canada for Sisters in Spirit Vigil

 

Police asked for help locating a 17-year-old from Hope on Monday, she has been located police confirmed Thursday. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Missing 17-year-old Hope woman located: RCMP

Police confirm the young woman has been located after she was last seen Monday outside Agassiz

Police asked for help locating a 17-year-old from Hope on Monday, she has been located police confirmed Thursday. (Phil McLachlan photo)
Tla-o-qui-aht elder Levi Martin says a prayer for the RCMP at the vigil for Chantel Moore in Tofino on June 18. Martin said he hopes the relationship that Indigenous people have with the RCMP can change. (Nora O’Malley photo)

B.C. First Nation wants murder charge laid against police officer who shot Chantel Moore

‘No one needs to give up their life on a wellness check’, reads a statement from the First Nation

Tla-o-qui-aht elder Levi Martin says a prayer for the RCMP at the vigil for Chantel Moore in Tofino on June 18. Martin said he hopes the relationship that Indigenous people have with the RCMP can change. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

‘My spirit hurts, I want her home’: Family shares pain, fond memories at vigil for April Parisian

The 45-year-old Indigenous woman, who made her home in Spuzzum, has been missing since early April

A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett (The Canadian Press)

Feds delay national action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Meanwhile, the pandemic has exacerbated the violence facing many Indigenous women and girls

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett (The Canadian Press)
Family kept searching for Shawnee Inyallie until the very end. Here, Inyallie’s brother Patrick Pete instructs volunteers before a search of Highway 1 towards Boston Bar Nov. 18, 2018. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

‘In Shawnee’s name’: First Nations search, rescue and patrol program in planning stages

Linda Peters envisions trained searchers ready to go at moment’s notice in each B.C. First Nation

Family kept searching for Shawnee Inyallie until the very end. Here, Inyallie’s brother Patrick Pete instructs volunteers before a search of Highway 1 towards Boston Bar Nov. 18, 2018. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks

Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks

Family keeping searches going, as the RCMP’s homicide team are investigating her disappearance

Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks
Family, police confirm boyfriend of April Parisian, missing since early April, is dead

Family, police confirm boyfriend of April Parisian, missing since early April, is dead

Searches and fundraising are ongoing to scour areas Parisian was known to frequent

Family, police confirm boyfriend of April Parisian, missing since early April, is dead
IHIT is looking for help to find April Parisian (at right with her boyfriend Paris Margesson) last communicated with on March 28, 2020. She may have been with her red Chevrolet truck and her brown pug. (RCMP)

IHIT suspect foul play in case of missing Fraser Canyon woman

April Parisian was last heard from weeks ago, her camper found with a deceased male inside April 17

IHIT is looking for help to find April Parisian (at right with her boyfriend Paris Margesson) last communicated with on March 28, 2020. She may have been with her red Chevrolet truck and her brown pug. (RCMP)
A sacred fire burns during the community hearings. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Stories of loss, pain heard at missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry

Commission hears stories from family members of missing and murdered women in Smithers.

A sacred fire burns during the community hearings. (Marisca Bakker photo)