MMIWG

A woman holds an eagle feather and red dress as she listens to speakers during National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremonies on Parliament Hill, Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Vigil for missing, murdered Indigenous women to take place at Vancouver city hall

Groups are calling for more government action to address the issue

 

Carol Frank, aunt of Lisa Marie Young, missing since June 2002, in a march seeking justice for her niece on June 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

New information and technology help Vancouver Island RCMP in case of missing woman

June 30 will mark 19 years since Young went missing in Nanaimo

 

Dee Dee Peters, cousin of missing Hope woman April Parisian, was one of about 30 people who gathered at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Saturday, March 13, 2021 for MMIW Takes Back Canada, a nation-wide endeavour to draw attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Four women in one year missing or murdered from Hope to Yale

No charges have been laid in any of the four women’s cases

 

Brenda Wilson shares a song at the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hearings in Smithers. (Chris Gareau photo)

2 years after MMIWG report, Ottawa releases preliminary national plan

Funding for support services for survivors and family members identified as the first immediate step

Brenda Wilson shares a song at the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hearings in Smithers. (Chris Gareau photo)
Winnie Peters, centre, spoke about the loss of two husbands over the years, both of who were murdered. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls event in Hope on May 5, 2021 included prayers for men who have been killed as well. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Red dresses hang in Hope’s Memorial Park in remembrance

Group gathers for National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Winnie Peters, centre, spoke about the loss of two husbands over the years, both of who were murdered. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls event in Hope on May 5, 2021 included prayers for men who have been killed as well. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Red Dress Day honours Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous people

As vandals target displays, May 5 marks Red Dress Day across the country

Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Charlene Brunelle wipes her eye as she listens to people speak about loved ones they have lost, before the annual Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. The march is held to honour missing and murdered women and girls from the community with stops along the way to commemorate where women were last seen or found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Marchers gather for annual B.C. event to honour missing, murdered women

Myrna Cranmer said violence, COVID-19 have had a profound affect on the health of women in Downtown Eastside

Charlene Brunelle wipes her eye as she listens to people speak about loved ones they have lost, before the annual Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. The march is held to honour missing and murdered women and girls from the community with stops along the way to commemorate where women were last seen or found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Chantel Moore, 26, was fatally shot by a police officer during a wellness check in the early morning of June 4, 2020, in Edmundston, N.B. (Facebook)

Frustrated family denied access to B.C. Indigenous woman’s police shooting report

Independent investigation into B.C. woman’s fatal shooting in New Brunswick filed to Crown

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Chantel Moore, 26, was fatally shot by a police officer during a wellness check in the early morning of June 4, 2020, in Edmundston, N.B. (Facebook)
Commissioner Michèle Audette listens at the final day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Richmond, B.C., on April 8, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP needs structural changes to address racism: MMIWG commissioner

Audette said police officers who are well-trained and sensitive can protect Indigenous people and save lives

Commissioner Michèle Audette listens at the final day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Richmond, B.C., on April 8, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Advocates marking MMIW remembrance day note death of Indigenous woman in hospital

Joyce Echaquan died shortly after filming herself from her hospital bed about 70km north of Montreal

A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Police asked for help locating a 17-year-old from Hope on Monday, she has been located police confirmed Thursday. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Missing 17-year-old Hope woman located: RCMP

Police confirm the young woman has been located after she was last seen Monday outside Agassiz

Police asked for help locating a 17-year-old from Hope on Monday, she has been located police confirmed Thursday. (Phil McLachlan photo)
A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

‘Your mind and your spirit just naturally are looking’: Search for April Parisian enters sixth month

Family appeal to community to be vigilant in backcountry, as investigation continues

A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Tla-o-qui-aht elder Levi Martin says a prayer for the RCMP at the vigil for Chantel Moore in Tofino on June 18. Martin said he hopes the relationship that Indigenous people have with the RCMP can change. (Nora O’Malley photo)

B.C. First Nation wants murder charge laid against police officer who shot Chantel Moore

‘No one needs to give up their life on a wellness check’, reads a statement from the First Nation

Tla-o-qui-aht elder Levi Martin says a prayer for the RCMP at the vigil for Chantel Moore in Tofino on June 18. Martin said he hopes the relationship that Indigenous people have with the RCMP can change. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

‘My spirit hurts, I want her home’: Family shares pain, fond memories at vigil for April Parisian

The 45-year-old Indigenous woman, who made her home in Spuzzum, has been missing since early April

A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett (The Canadian Press)

Feds delay national action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Meanwhile, the pandemic has exacerbated the violence facing many Indigenous women and girls

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett (The Canadian Press)
Family kept searching for Shawnee Inyallie until the very end. Here, Inyallie’s brother Patrick Pete instructs volunteers before a search of Highway 1 towards Boston Bar Nov. 18, 2018. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

‘In Shawnee’s name’: First Nations search, rescue and patrol program in planning stages

Linda Peters envisions trained searchers ready to go at moment’s notice in each B.C. First Nation

Family kept searching for Shawnee Inyallie until the very end. Here, Inyallie’s brother Patrick Pete instructs volunteers before a search of Highway 1 towards Boston Bar Nov. 18, 2018. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks

Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks

Family keeping searches going, as the RCMP’s homicide team are investigating her disappearance

Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks
Police continue to investigate the disappearance of 44-year-old Lalie Honeywell. She was last seen May 11 at the Double D Inn in Merritt. RCMP photo

Police ask drivers to review dashcam footage in search for missing Merritt woman

The RCMP are asking anyone driving in Nicola Avenue area of Merritt May 11 to check their cameras

Police continue to investigate the disappearance of 44-year-old Lalie Honeywell. She was last seen May 11 at the Double D Inn in Merritt. RCMP photo
Family, police confirm boyfriend of April Parisian, missing since early April, is dead

Family, police confirm boyfriend of April Parisian, missing since early April, is dead

Searches and fundraising are ongoing to scour areas Parisian was known to frequent

Family, police confirm boyfriend of April Parisian, missing since early April, is dead
Linda Kay Peters says she is remembering her neice Shawnee Inyallie today, who went missing in the summer of 2018. Inyallie’s body was later found in the Fraser River, over 150 kilometres downstream from where she was last seen in Hope.

PHOTOS: Remembering Shawnee, and all missing and murdered Indigenous women

Red Dress day not forgotten amid restrictions on gatherings during pandemic

Linda Kay Peters says she is remembering her neice Shawnee Inyallie today, who went missing in the summer of 2018. Inyallie’s body was later found in the Fraser River, over 150 kilometres downstream from where she was last seen in Hope.