Canada To Launch Nationwide Investigation Into Murdered, Missing Aboriginal Women
A study by Canada's police found that nearly 1,200 Aboriginal women were murdered or went missing between 1980 and 2012. But two Canadian government ministers say that number could be far higher.
Canada’s government is preparing to launch a major inquiry on murdered or missing aboriginal women.
A 2014 study by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police found that nearly 1,200 aboriginal women were murdered or went missing between 1980 and 2012. But two government ministers involved in planning the investigation say they believe the numbers are actually far higher.
“When you look at the real depth and breadth of this tragedy, it’s way bigger than we had thought,” Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said at a news conference with Minister for the Status of Women Patty Hajdu this week in Ottawa.