Indigenous women and girls are three times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women. In May 2014, the RCMP released a National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. The research identified 1,181 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canadian police databases between 1980 and 2012; of those 1,017 were murdered, and there are 164 investigations of missing Aboriginal women dating back to 1952.
“This meeting was a constructive step forward, but there is much more to do. The spirits of our sisters will not rest until justice is done and neither will we.” Chief Betty Ann Lavallee