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    Canadian Police May Have Greatly Underestimated How Many Indigenous Women Are Missing

    New numbers are more than three times higher than the force's initial counts.

    The number of indigenous women who have disappeared or been killed in Canada may be much larger than previously estimated, officials said this week.

    Research from the Native Womenís Association of Canada documented about 3,000 more cases than the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported in 2014, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said on Monday.

    Vancouver-based initiative Walk4Justice compiled a list -- which the NWAC acquired -- of 4,232 indigenous women who have been killed or have gone missing since the 1980s. This figure stands in stark contrast to the RCMP's initial count of 1,181.

    "The gulf between 1,200 and pushing 4,000 is huge," NWAC President Dawn Lavell-Harvard told CBC News. She also stressed the importance of instituting a formal database for information about the cases.


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    This is so important. Something needs to be done to bring these numbers into mainstream news. Native women are missing from all over the entire country, and so little has been done to try to find them. Their families are being ignored and their missing persons reports are often dismissed as runaways. Canada prides itself on being multicultural and yet as a nation we're ignoring an entire population in need.

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