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Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls concluded June 2019. This inquiry was in response to the overrepresentation of Indigenous women and girls reported murdered or missing. This reports also references Two Spirit experiences. Many factors contribute to the increased vulnerability of Indigenous women and girls including discrimination, poverty, and colonization. In British Columbia the strip of Highway16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert is also known as the Highway of Tears due to the high number of women and girls reported murdered and missing in this area. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls concluded that Canada's systemic neglect constitutes genocide under international law.

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls: Web Resources
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
RCMP Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Highway of Tears (Highway 16)
Highway of Tears: Reports 
Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Report released April 3, 2019
Women's Memorial March
MMIWG2SLGBTQQIA+ National Action Plan Final Report
Indigenous Statistics

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls: DVDs and Streaming
Taken (streaming)
Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada (DVD)
Red Dress (streaming)
This River (streaming)
Finding Dawn (streaming)
Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (Curio streaming chanel)
Nuuca (streaming)
 

Please visit our Criminology Library Guide for further resources.

Books

Highway of Tears
Red River Girl
Keetsahnak
Violence against Indigenous women
Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women
Stolen Sisters
Just another Indian killer
Conquest sexual violence and American Indian