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    Women are still going missing': Despite assurances, no progress on B.C.’s infamous Highw

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/c...o-progress-on-b-c-s-infamous-highway-of-tears
    VANCOUVER — A year and a half after a public inquiry called for urgent action to protect women along a stretch of highway in northern British Columbia known as the Highway of Tears, mayors and other leaders in the region say the province has yet to contact them about what needs to happen.
    Internal briefing notes also indicate a team of bureaucrats assigned to hold consultations with communities along Highway 16, where women have been disappearing or turning up dead for decades, have put that work on hold for much of the past year.
    What emerges is a picture of slow progress that appears to contradict the province’s claims that it has been busy holding a “tremendous number” of meetings about the issue with local governments.
     
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...al&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
    Set in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, a new opera is in the works that will tell the tragic story of Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women.
    Written as a chamber piece, Missing Women, will incorporate Aboriginal themes and music.
    First Nations filmmaker, playwright and performance artist Marie Clements will be the librettist for the opera. Clements was approached by City Opera for the project.
    She says she is privileged to tell the stories of Canada's missing and murdered women, a tragedy that weighs heavily in B.C. where there are at least 65 unsolved cases dating back to 1951.
    "To bear witness to that in my time is something that lives in me," she said. Clement hopes the opera will allow audiences to immerse themselves in their stories.
     
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    full article at:
    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/rcmp-alerted-a...dly-deleted-highway-of-tears-emails-1.2622905
     
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    full article at:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...afety-along-highway-of-tears/article27748817/
     
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    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 Women’s 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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    Mystery of missing, murdered women along "Highway of Tears"

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mystery-of-missing-murdered-women-along-highway-of-tears/
     
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    B.C. report finds indigenous girls in care more likely to face sex abuse

    Kathryn Blaze Baum, Mark Hume And Gloria Galloway
    TORONTO and VANCOUVER and OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
    Published Tuesday, Oct. 04, 2016 12:00PM EDT
    Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 04, 2016 9:12PM EDT

    Indigenous girls in the B.C. child-welfare system are as much as four times more likely to be victims of sexual violence than non-indigenous girls, according to a watchdog report that describes a failing, ad hoc approach to preventing and responding to the sexual victimization of children in care.

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    Families walk Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women
     
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    "MMIWG victims of 'Canadian genocide,' says report"
     
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    Authorities behind Highway 16 crimes, ex-officer says

    '"It’s unbelievable the number of people who are murdered and missing. And the best authorities – they say – couldn’t solve them. It’s quite possible that somebody could’ve been the wrong person for that job and he slipped through the cracks. I don’t think full investigations were given for native people as they would have been for other people. Somebody has to step up and stop letting them sweep it under the carpet.”'
     
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